Temple Israel Hillbrow Shabbos project
27 October 2018
For the small congregation of Temple Israel Hillbrow every Shabbat is special as we give the little we can afford – bread and boiled eggs – to the homeless on the streets surrounding to our shul.
For the unique Shabbat of the Shabbos Project, as part of the SA and now international the Jewish community, we were able add to our weekly bread and eggs a gift of socks for men, women and especially children!
THANK YOU to Aaron’s Rock your Socks – the Brain child of young Aaron Greenblatt 9 years who started this amazing project to help the less fortunate.
We were over awed when we realised that the Torah portion “Vayera” was the wonderful story of Abraham and the hospitality he offered to the three strangers is the bedrock of our Jewish ethics…. compassion and kindness to the “other”
Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah 2017
Great time had by all dancing with the Torah at Temple Israel in Hillbrow. The pictures reflect the joy experienced by all attending the service, so amazingly led by Lael Bethlehem.
Reeva Forman and Marion Bubly were given the honour of being the Hatan Torah and Hatan Bereishit respectively.
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High Holy Days
We invite you to be part of our warm Jewish Family over the High Holy Days.
For security reasons admission will only be on production of Admission Tickets which will be sent to all members.
Admission tickets for visitors can be obtained form contact details below.
Wednesday 20 September evening service 6.00pm
Thursday 21 September morning service 10.00am
SHABBAT SHUVA SERVICE AND DINNER
Friday 22 September – Service 6.00pm – Dinner 7.15pm
Friday 29 September Kol Nidre 6.30pm
Saturday 30 September 10.30am – 6.30pm
Office – 011 642 1514 (9.00am – 12.00pm:
Reeva Forman – 011 482-1570 Office Hours, Cell: 083 228 7777 e-mail: email@example.com
Transport can be arranged.
Shabbat Shuvah 2017 at Temple Israel – Hillbrow.
Almost 80 people joined us for our 17th Shabbat Shuvah service and dinner on 22 September 2017.
We were most fortunate to have Student Rabbi Max Feldhake from the Geiger Kolleg in Germany lead the service and host the dinner. The beautiful service was enhanced by the choir comprising of Debbie Joffe and her brothers.
We were also pleased to have Rabbi Schell and several other members from Bet David join us.
Special thanks to Marion Bubly – broken knee and all – and Winnie who did so much to make the dinner such a success.
We would also like to thank the Caterers – Totally Kosher and Feigels for the amazing food and special thanks to the individuals who’s sponsorship enabled us to entertain several Jews from the surrounding areas.
Limmud SA – A tour of old Jewish Johannesburg
On Sunday 26 February 2017 Ilan Solomon together with The Wandering Jew organised a tour of old Jewish Johannesburg.
The tour included a stop at Temple Israel where they were welcomed by Chairman, Reeva Forman, the Management Committee and some Congregants.
Reeva gave a short talk on the history of Temple Israel and the permanent exhibition. She also shared some of the plans for the future of Temple Israel and the Temple Israel Heritage Centre.
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