Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 5:23pm, ends Saturday night at 6:22pm. The weekly Torah portion is Eikev.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha continues at 1:00pm at 459 Collins using the SMS system as a reminder.

New Mincha Minyan: A second mincha minyan is running Mon-Thu at 1:15pm at Empress Diamonds, Level 10, Suite 7, 55 Swanston St. Join the WhatsApp list with Gabi Yitshaki 0413 145 577

Study: Wednesday shiur & lunch is on Wednesday at about 1.15pm at Billing Bureau, following mincha.

Kosher Food in the CBD: Unfortunately, due to lack of demand there is no longer kosher food being sold in the CBD. Glicks, we want you back!!

Thought of the Week with thanks to Avi Teleki. Pele eloquently wrote that ‘success is no accident’. The source for this is in this week’s Torah reading. Often we get swept up with our own hard work and the rewards that come from it, however we need to realise that our own work is an important part, but not the only part. As we will read this Shabbat: “…Lest you say in your heart, ‘My strength and the might of my hand have accumulated this wealth for me'”. We must always recognise the importance of our Creator in our lives. G-d is benevolent but also demands that we put in effort. As we move passed the dark days of Tisha B’Av towards the days of Elul, may G-d show even more mercy and bring us out of this exile!

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