◊ We were devastated to hear of the passing of Rachel Holman's 4-1/2 year old grandson, Yoav. May his memory be for a blessing. Rachel, may you, Yoni and Yael, and the whole family, have only happy memories of this precious little child. Yehi zichro baruch.
For those of us wishing to give in memory of Yoav z"l, the family requests that donations go to Ezer MiZion "Lego Project". This is a project for children in the serious illness wards of hospitals, who are visited regularly and brought gifts of Lego sets to help raise their spirits --- Yoav was one of them. For donations to Ezer MiZion Lego Fund, please contact *2236.
This year's Tu Bish'vat seder was led and organized by Itzik and Debbie Efron. Here are some photos.
Aida Miller and Jan Gaines have jointly donated adefibrillatorto the synagogue, in loving memory of their mothers, z"l. On Monday 26th December, congregants who expressed interested in learning how to use the defibrillator watched a demonstration, which has been summarized here by Marsha Stein.
Laughter Wellness, with Debbie Efron. Every second Monday at 5 pm - March 13th and 27th. Call the office or Debbie (052-5293714). Cost: 20 sh per session.
Bible study with Rachel Holman will start again, we hope, in May. Thursdays, 5:30 pm.
Exercise class: Thursdays - 9:30 am. Exercises are suited to seniors and are very important for maintaining a healthy body and for preventing problems of balance. If you don't want to take a fall, come to our exercise classes to strengthen your ability to balance your body.
Advanced Hebrew classes with Hadassa Birnbaum: Mondays at 3 pm.
Bridge: Mondays and Thursdays at 9:15 am. 35 sh.
American Line Dancing with Sandy Leigh: Sundays at 8:30pm. 35sh.
Here's a video of Purim songs for the kiddies. See if you can sing along, or, better still, get the children to sing the songs to you!
The Parush Sukkah
Have you seen the magnificent Parush sukkah yet?
It has now been erected on the balcony of our synagogue. Everybody is welcome to come and visit! View more photos on this page.
Have a look at this lovingly-produced video by Hadas Parush (the Kaporovsky's grand-daughter) of the beautiful sukkah designed and produced by her grandfather Meir Parush. Now that Meir and his wife Miriam are no longer able to erect the sukkah themselves, it will be displayed in our own synagogue, and open to residents and visitors of Netanya. See this page to learn more about the story of the sukkah, and to see more photos. Details of viewing times and arrangements will be posted here.