The Rav will be available in the Shul Beis Hamedrash on Wednesday & Thursday 9 and 10 April (8.00pm to 9.00pm) and on Motzoi Shabbos 12 April (8.45pm to 9.45pm) to arrange for members to sell their Chometz. Please use the Shul Sale of Chometz Form that you can download with the links below. Please remember that if you are selling Chometz on behalf of someone else, they will have to complete the proxy agreement on the Sale of Chometz Form
We have been organising the NHAYS sedra sheet for the past 3 years and are always looking for new people to write a sedra sheet for the shul. In order to make it easier for people to see what is available, when the various sedras fall and sign up for a sedra sheet, we have created an online spreadsheet of all the sedros for 5774:
There are quite a number of gaps, going forward - so if you have a special occasion you would like to commemorate, have a dvar torah on a particular sedra to share or would just like to contribute a sedra sheet, please take a look at the above link and book your sedra.
We will still keep a paper copy of the sedra sheet list, so if you prefer to book in person - please approach either Avi Friedwald or Elliott Della to book your sedra. We will then update your booking on the online spreadsheet.
The NHAYS Sedra Sheet Committee
- Bagel Breakfast
Here are recordings of the hespedim given for Mrs Etta Lerner a"h. Part 1 contains Rabbi Cohn's hesped, Part 2 has those given by Shimmy - Moishe's son and by Sruli, with some concluding comments from the Rav.
The sources (marei mekomos) for the Rov's Shabbos Shuva drosha are below. The topic is "The Tips and Pitfalls of Modern Indoor Succahs".
The Amud Yomi shiur has finished Maseches Brachos, Mazel Tov to all attendees and online listeners, and thanks of course to R' Sholom Segal. New attendees and listeners are always welcome.
Until Simchas Torah the shiur will be covering Maseches Orlah (Yerushalmi). You can find a copy of the first few pages below, the rest will follow.
On 7th May around 40 women met with Rabbi Cohn, the Chairman and a member of the Board to share their thoughts and concerns regarding issues that affect the women of our shul, and to give the Rov an opportunity to respond point by point.
This Sunday represents the 25th anniversary of the Hachnosas Sefer Torah written by Rabbi Avrohom Shlomo (Barry) Solomon. The writing of the final letters took place in Rabbi Cooper's house from 10.00am and those who had purchased Sedras or part Sedras were called at specific times during the morning to write a final letter. At 2.00pm a procession started from 51 Holders Hill Avenue, up Holders Hill Crescent as far as the school entrance. You will note from the pictures that there was a large banner over Holders Hill Crescent which was prepared by Gershon Hepner and Maurice Levenson. A Service was held in the Shul, led by Rev David Shine, to welcome the new Sefer and a celebratory Dinner was held in the evening (also for Yom Yerushalayim) in the School Hall where Rabbi Cooper, the Sofer and Rabbi Shammai Zahn (from Sunderland) spoke. The Sefer Torah is currently in use in the Beis Hamedrash.