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Rosh Hashanah was spectacular!

Yes, we all know that more people come to Shul over Rosh Hashanah than during the rest of the year. But, this year was amazing! Not only were we bursting at the seams, quite literally, on the first day of Yom Tov, but we also had a whopper crowd on the second day! 

It was heartwarming to see so many new people at Shul, and even more heartwarming to have a number of people approach me after Yom Tov to become members of the Shul.

We had a great energy in Shul as well, people were engaged throughout. 

This year, we saw great team-effort that made a significant difference to the smooth running of the services. Our security team was highly professional, our children's service was age-appropriate and good old fun and it was special to have our own members lead the services and make the announcements during Shul.

Please G-d, Yom Kippur should be as meaningful and even fuller. Most importantly, Hashem should bless us all with a great year ahead! 

Five start catering this Shabbos

Another fun development at Shul, this Shabbos: We had the chefs from the five-star Moloko hotel try their hand for the first time at making kosher foot (you know, kichel and herring etc.) 

The Rebbitzen supervised them in our kitchen and Candice Kessler ran the whole process. The result: A delicious and expertly presented kiddush!

We're still going to fine tune the formula to have their help as often as possible, but we're headed in a great direction, BH.

Special thanks to Marc Wachsberger for making the Moloko staff available to us.

Challah campaign well received

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Larry Krug and co. pulled off a highly successful challah drop off on Friday. 400 challahs packaged with a note to every Jewish family in the neighbourhood were dropped at homes with mezuzos in the Strathavon area.

Dozens of members of the Shul got to work packing and schlepping and the recipients were most grateful. The emails of thanks and wonder have already come in from our thankful neighbours. Here are some sample messages: 

Dear Rabbi.  Thank you so much for the kitkahs delivered to my townhouse today.  It is very kind of you.   Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year and perhaps a full congregation.  Yours very sincerely R. E. 

Dear Rabbi and Chabad of Strathavon Family,

Many thanks for the lovely delivery of fresh Challah to our home this afternoon.  It is appreciated as is the invitation to join your congregation for Yom Tov.

Shana Tova to you all.

Kind regards L. D.

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