Thank you to Ron and Michelle Klipin for sponsorship towards the Shavuot Supper and to Andy & Dave Berzen and the Berzen-Colombick families for sponsoring the Shavuot morning brocha in honour of Jenniffer (Jen) Danino who recently passed away as well as for the yahrzeit of Dave’s father, Mick Berzen.
A special THANK YOU to all who helped over Shavuot; from bringing food and cheesecake to presenting topics and helping with set up. Thanks also to the Kehillah for sponsoring the competition prizes.
Pictured: The three cheesecake queens of Shavuot 5777, Tanya Kovarsky (second place), Glynnis Kanar (third place) and Donné Wolk (first place).
Connections 2017—Kendyll Jacobson
I was so very blessed to have been given the chance to go to Israel over the passed two weeks for two conferences. The first conference was the 20th TaMar conference which brought over 40 young adults from every continent to Israel to discuss being the leaders of today (and the future). This was an extremely interesting conference for me as I learned that I share a great passion about the ‘older youth’ with so many others around the world. The second conference was the World Union of Progressive Judaism conference, Connections. There is no better way to connect with like-minded individuals than in Jerusalem, with the old city peeping through the window. Connections offered such an interesting array of speakers, workshops and discussion that I am sure not a single person left there not feeling inspired, connected and educated. One of the highlights for me was celebrating my birthday on Shabbat with 1000 of my closest friends at the First Station in Jerusalem; Kabbalat Shabbat has never been more fun! I just want to finish off by thanking everyone who encouraged me to go and who helped me get there. Toda Raba!
Pictured : Left— Marni Riese from Temple Israel Cape Town, Orit Shoshani, Netzer Olami head of education and me at the TaMar conference. Right— In front of the Egalitarian Area of the Kotel.
Youth Day Family Service
The Family service this month will take place on 16 June, Youth Day. As this is such an important day in South African history, with such a deep meaning, we thought the best way we could honour our youth is to let them run a service. Therefore, the family service will be a Netzer style service. For those who have not yet experienced a Netzer service, it is truly a wonderful experience with the use of instruments, voices and togetherness. Looking forward to seeing you all there!