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Bet David Kehillah

Please help with Kehillah’s ‘Collect a bread tag project’ to buy a WheelchairDrop your plastic tags (which seal the bread packets) at the shul and, in this way, support the Bread tags for Wheelchairs Project.  Flyer with details attached.

Celebrate a Simcha with your community Sponsor Shabbat sweets; Birthday chocolates; Erev Shabbat l’chaim; Shabbat morning b’rachah. For information call the office 011 7837117.

Monthly Feeding Schemes Food CollectionSunday 29 January at Pick n Pay Hyde Park, Morningside and South Road. Please contact Lesley on 083 2366823 if you can help for an hour or more. Please also continue to bring non-perishable groceries to shul for our feeding schemes. Thank you to our food collectors last Sunday who did a wonderful job!

Please join now for 2017: Kehillah’s 50/50 CLUB Don’t miss out! For only R180 per year you can help raise money in a fun way. The more people who participate….. the larger the monthly prize.

The 50/50 Club is a draw in which half of the money raised goes to Bet David community projects and the other half is paid out to the members as cash prizes. There is a draw every month.

Please transfer the starting money of R180,- to BET DAVID SISTERHOOD, NEDBANK SANDTON,  BRANCH CODE:   197005 ACC. NO:   1970476214 – please put as reference: 50/50 Surname

After your transfer, please email your details to, including your name, address, email-address and telephone number. We wish you good luck! [Form: 50_50 Club Registration Form 2017]

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs for children born 2004 and 2005

Bet David is currently scheduling 2017 and 2018 Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.  Parents should please contact Glynnis in the office in this regard. Cheder Classes is every Saturday morning at 8.30 – 9.45, followed by a service (main or youth) from 10.00-11.00 and Jewish Studies from 11.00-12.00.

Gabbaim, Bimah Duty and Service Leader Seminar

Following up some requests, Rabbi Schell is offering a Sunday seminar for everyone who likes to take on a more active role in the service.

In the seminar we will go through every part of the service and see what we have to do and how and why. This will be a hands-on seminar, meaning that everyone has the chance to practise also the important steps, such as “Doing Hagba’ah” or “How to take out the Scrolls?”. How to help with the Torah reading, how to call up people for an Aliyah and some of the choreography of the service will be explained.

We should allow us some time to discuss questions such as “How to prepare the service on the day?”, “How to welcome new people?”, “Whom can I give which honour?”, and much more.  Basic Hebrew knowledge is a big help, but not necessary for all parts.

The daylong seminar will be held on 19 February from 10.00 to 16.00 in the Shul.

Please RSVP to Rabbi Schell ( if you like to take part.

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