Today 30 November 2019, was the first of hopefully many Unity Shabbat Services attended by the four Gauteng congregations.(Beit Emanuel, Beit Luria, Bet David, Bet Menorah and Temple Israel- Hillbrow).
The service was shared by the three Rabbis (Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked, Rabbi Adrian Schell and Rabbi Julia Margolis)
The delightful service in the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens was a really refreshing way to celebrate Shabbat.
The service was well attended and followed by a picnic in the beautiful surroundings,
Netzer were on hand to keep the young ones entertained in the playground.
Rabbi Julia Margolis said of the service:
“Shaharit at the dam. Bliss.
While I was talking about our weekly portion Toldot, I quoted from the book of Genesis
“This is the line of Isaac”, or “these are the generations of Isaac”: “eleh toldot”. I was thinking of this phrase and what it may mean to us as we age. We all have our personal chronicles of our own family and today was a beautiful example for our next generation.
Thank you everyone for coming and sharing this morning with us.