This Week's Shabbat Times

January 8 - 9 Tevet 25
Begins: 15.44 Ends: 17.02
Fri pre-Kabbalat Shabbat Zoom 14.45
Earliest Candlelighting 15.44
Sedra Shemot
Shabbat morning None

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Thursday, 14 January 2021

 

Dear EHC member,

 

The news continues to be very worrying with numbers affected forecast to increase over the coming weeks.  It is all very tricky but our job is to remain steadfast obeying all the rules and guidelines that have been set for us.  This will be easy for some, but harder, and we all sympathise, for others.  I repeat what is often said, the Welfare Group wish to do all we can to assist.

 

In case you missed this last week, I want to reiterate that our most kind and helpful caretaker, Richie Anderson, has made himself available to deliver meals from the synagogue or do other small messages that may be required for members.  Please feel free to contact him directly; his number is with the phone list further down.

 

We would advise you to have home deliveries now for as much as possible of what you need.   Please also note Richie will now deliver to your car when you are collecting from Salisbury Road.   Please telephone him on arrival.

 

 

Services:

 

This week our Virtual Services and Sessions are as follows:

 

 

  1. On Thursday, depending on demand, there will be a ZOOM Shiur / Service at 5.00pm on the insights of this week’s parshah.

 

  1. Pre-Shabbat ZOOM Friday night service will be at 00pm. Shabbat comes in at 3.56pm.

 

  1. On Shabbat, there will be a NO service held in the synagogue owing to the current restrictions.

 

  1. There is a ZOOM Havdalah service Shabbat afternoon commencing at 30pm. Shabbat ends at 5.13pm

 

  1. There will be a ZOOM service on Sunday morning at 9.00am.

 

  1. Monday, there is a ZOOM Tanach Shiur at 4.00pm organised by Eli Atad. Please contact him directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  1. There will be a ZOOM Shiur Tuesday on Kuzari at 5.15pm.

 

Our “Get-Together” Notices:

 

The next Sunday Get-Together will be on ZOOM on Sunday the 24th January when Margaret Aronson will be taking of her career in music, where it has taken her and many of who she has met.

 

Events:

The ABRAHAM SOCIETY PRESENTATIONS are given bi-weekly on Tuesday and Fridays  at 11.15am prompt.  Their objective to offer the older Jewish community a twice weekly meeting by ZOOM totally free – each presentation features an expert speaker followed by questions.  There has been over 70 speakers to date, rarely the same speaker and never the same topic!     For details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Jewish Music Institute present an online programme of concerts, lectures and documentaries celebrating Jewish creativity and talent.  For all, visit www.jmi.org.uk.

 

UK Jewish Film continues with its exciting programme:  https://ukjewishfilm.org

 

For all events out-with the Jewish Community in Scotland including ZOOM events, please see https://www.list.co.uk/about/sunday-times-scotland/

 

Scottish Government Notices:

For further details on the Virus, please see: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

or check for the latest in the government updates and guidelines on https://www.scojec.org/news/2020/coronavirus/community.html

 

For Communal Welfare:

 

Jewish Care Scotland are providing grants for those in need due to the Covid19 crisis. 

For full details, please telephone 0141 620 1800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Emergency hardship funding is still available from the Jewish Leadership Council. -https://theworkavenue.org.uk/covid19/.

 

JAMI, the Mental Health Service for the Jewish community nationwide is offering free mental health support.  This is where you can have text-based counselling, online peer support, learn of self-help tools and access to a confidential online journal.  Please see qwell.io/jami for more details.  You can telephone and request a call-back.

 

“Raphael", raphaeljewishcounselling.org, is a Jewish counselling service.  They are a network for anyone looking for emotional support within the Jewish Community.

 

For Shopping:

 

Susie Kelpie has recommended the following for home deliveries of fresh produce:

 

Craigies Farm:         https://craigies.co.uk                0131 319 1048

TasteBack:                tasteback.co.uk                        07310 116530

Charles Stamper:     charlesstamper.online              0131 551 3636

 

Morrisons Supermarket provide a next-day doorstep delivery for even one item as a service for elderly and vulnerable customers.  Please ring 0345 611 6111 ext.5 where you can speak with a representative who will take your order.

 

The next delivery from Mark’s Deli will be on Thursday 21st January in the early afternoon.  Please place your orders by contacting them directly for groceries and ready prepared meals. 

 

Chaim and Sora Jacobs offer an expanded menu of ready prepared meals from Glasgow for delivery to Edinburgh.  A full listing of their menu is to be found on their website or by calling their number.

 

I attach a list of numbers and contacts:

 

Rabbi David Rose This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hon. Secretary, Jackie Taylor  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mark’s Deli 0141 638 8947 https://www.marksdeli.co.uk/deli.html
Sora’s Café 0141 638 6116 http://www.lubofscot.co.uk/lchaims/lunches.htm
Jewish Care Scotland 0141 620 1800 http://www.jcarescot.org.uk

 

Rabbi David Rose                                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hon. Secretary, Jackie Taylor                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richie (Caretaker)                                  0131 667 3144

 

Jewish Care Scotland                              0141 620 1800    http://www.jcarescot.org.uk

Mark’s Deli                                           0141 638 8947   https://www.marksdeli.co.uk/deli.html  

Sora’s Café                                            0141 638 6116 http://www.lubofscot.co.uk/lchaims/lunches.htm

 

May I repeat that the Welfare Group of Peter Bennet, John Danzig, Susie Kelpie, Carol Levstein, Harriet Lyall, Hilary Rifkind, Rabbi Rose, Jackie Taylor and myself are only too anxious to do anything that we can during this once again most troubled time.  We stand by our mantra ‘that no one should feel alone”!  It is a sincere wish and we will continue to call and assist wherever we can.

 

With best wishes from all of us for the week ahead.

 

Most sincerely,

 

Edward Green

Welfare Convenor

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