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Shabbat Bulletin - December 30, 2017



TRAVELODZER 2018

JOIN RABBI ELI AND CANTOR DAVID

ON A 2-WEEK SUMMER TRIP

TO POLAND AND ISRAEL

June 24-July 8, 2018


The National Art Collection is located at the Wawel Castle and Cathedral in Krakow, Poland, the former residence of three dynasties of Polish monarchs. Royal Chambers feature art, period furniture, Polish and European paintings, collectibles, and an unsurpassed display of the 16th-century monumental Flemish tapestries. Wawel Treasury and Armory features Polish royal memorabilia, jewels, applied art, and 15th to 18th century arms. The Wawel Eastern Collection features Turkish tents and military accessories.


Main Market Square with Cloth Hall Krakow Poland

Among the square's landmarks is the cloth hall, which was originally designed in the 14th century as a center for cloth trade. It was gutted by fire in 1555 and rebuilt in the Renaissance style by Giovani il Mosca from Padua. The arcades were added in the 19th century. The ground floor is continually used for commerce with its many souvenir shops and cafés; upstairs houses the Gallery of the National Museum.


Jews traded on the square as early as the 15th century. During the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany, the square was renamed Adolf Hitler-Platz and the Adam Mickiewicz monument was destroyed along with historical commemorative plaques taken from buildings at the square. After the war, the monument was reconstructed.


Let yourself be blown away by the biggest annual Jewish music festival in the world in old Krakow, spend a Shabbat in the ancient Kabbalistic town of Tzfat, relax with a glass of wine in upper Galilee, admire the grottoes of Rosh ha-Nikra, float in the Dead Sea, feel alive in Jerusalem like never before - all that, in the company of our Rabbi and Cantor, enjoying their warm personalities; enhanced stories; inspiring presentations; entertaining programs; and much more.

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Where in the world is Rabbi Eli

South Island, New Zealand

Here is a land of wild backcountry, of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and Alpine peaks, scenic contrast and haunting natural beauty.

Monroe Beach, where tawaki penguins play.


The summer is so tranquil, so laid back here, people started asking me whether there were any downsides at all to life in New Zealand. Whatever other considerations you may have, it's not easy to be Jewish in the South.


Take the synagogue in Christchurch. Its congregation, which has been around since 1860, only recently returned to the building after the devastating earthquake 7 years ago. It is currently run by the lay leadership, (if you want to become The Rabbi Of Christchurch, let me know; the position is wide open,) who do their best to provide the services to the Jews in the city, including a tiny Cheder and certain social activities.

There also used to be a Lubavitch House in the city but it was destroyed by the earthquake.


There is no source of kosher food whatsoever on the island. You can order your food from Auckland in the north, with yet another catch; the meat must come from abroad, usually Australia. See, the thing is, in May 2010 kosher slaughter was banned in New Zealand. Totally. Well, almost. Well, absolutely with no exceptions. Well, some. Well, maybe.


While the discombobulated government bodies were trying to reconcile various laws and statutes they were pushing into effect, the Jewish communities raised awareness of the violation of their rights. Eventually, some vague compromise was reached; the chickens can be schechted locally, and there is a specific dispensation for an unclear number of sheep being slaughtered annually, while the beef has to come from Oz.


There, now. Hope you understand the rules. (If you do, please let them know; no one else here does.)


But, of course, as a part of a kosher group of travelers, you have nothing to worry about.


Come, join me for a couple days, I'll take you to the kiwi sanctuary, (that would be the bird, not the fruit,) if we are lucky, we’ll see a crested penguin, and enjoy a Shabbat service at the foot of Franz Josef glacier on our way up from the Fiordland.


If you want to read more about the Jewish life "up north", here are the sites for Auckland congregations:

http://ahc.org.nz

https://v3.bethshalom.org.nz

http://chabadauckland.co.nz/English/


More on Christchurch congregation:

https://www.bh.org.il/jewish-community-christchurch/


Kia Ora from Down Under,

Rabbi Eli




Your Life Moments


Birthdays


Dec. 23  Michael Spigelman

Dec. 26  Sam Herzog

Dec. 29  Faye Kellerstein

Jan. 2  Barbara Barkin


Anniversaries


Dec. 24 Frank & Sylvia White


Yahrzeits


Dec. 23  Thelma Wolman, mother of Anita Johnson

Dec. 24  Yechiel Rutkowski, father of Ida Sidenberg

Dec. 27  Edith Cohen, mother of Dianne Herzog

Dec. 28  Louis Gula, father of Esther Steiman

Dec. 28  Marian Reisman, sister of Honey Hellreich

Jan. 2  Leon Drewnowsky, father of Annette Sacks

Jan. 2   Beckie Sacks, mother of Michael

Jan. 3  Joseph Anidjar, father of Morris

Jan. 3  Regina Fischer, mother of Nina Rubin & Gloria Riesel

Jan. 3  Zeev Nemirov, husband of Bluma

Jan. 4  Malka Mozes, mother of Eda Kardonne

Jan. 5  Bernard Herzog, father of Sam

Embrace the seasons and cycles in life.

There’s magic in change.





Upcoming

Events

Wednesday,

December 27


P.O.W.


7:30-8:30 pm


Shul Kiddush

Rm


All are

Welcome


Open

to the public

at no cost

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Parsha of The Week

with Judy Hazan


Join this lively group every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM at The Lodzer where we study the week’s sedra together.


Classes are informal and no prior knowledge or preparation is required.


The purpose of the class is to learn the story of the parsha, determine its most important elements and tie its morals and lessons into our daily lives.


Judy Hazan 416-704-1693

Fast of Tevet 10

Asara B'Tevet


Begins sunrise of

Thursday,

December 28

10 Tevet


Ends nightfall of

Thursday,

December 28

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The Tenth of Tevet marks Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago.


Repent, be loyal to God

and do the right thing.

We refrain from food and drink from daybreak to nightfall, and add selichot and other special supplements to our prayers.

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The siege of Yerushalayim began on the 10th of Tevet, so began the whole chain of calamities which finally ended with the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash.


In the State of Israel, Kaddish is recited on this day for people whose date or place of death is unknown. Consequently, many rabbis have designated it as a day of remembrance for the Holocaust.


Missed Opportunities

If we would love one another without cause, not because of their kindness, but just express love whenever you have the opportunity, we can rebuild the Temple in our heart -- by doing the right thing.

Shabbat


Saturday,

December 30


12 Tevet

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Rabbi Eli

Courante


Cantor

David Young


B’aal Koreh:
Harvey Bitterman


Birkot

ha-Shachar

9:12 AM

Led by

Frank Steiman

Yishtabach

9:30 AM


Please help us out by coming early…

We need a minyan to start!

Torah Times


Triennial Year 2


Parashat: Vayechi
Genesis 47:28 - 50:26
1: 49:1-4 (p. 183)
2: 49:5-7
3: 49:8-12
4: 49:13-15
5: 49:16-18
6: 49:19-21
7: 49:22-26
maftir: 49:22-26


Haftarah: I Kings 2:1 - 2:12 (p. 191)



Candle Lighting:

4:31 p.m. – Friday


Havdalah:

5:40 p.m. – Saturday



Shabbat Vayechi

Genesis 47:28-50:26


Vayechi records the last years and death of Jacob. After living in Egypt for seventeen years, Jacob calls his son Joseph and his grandsons, Manasseh and Ephraim, to his bedside for a blessing.

He asks Joseph to bury him with Abraham and Isaac at the cave of Machpelah. Afterwards he calls all of his sons to his side and blesses each one. When Jacob dies, Joseph and his brothers bury him in Hebron.

Monday,

January 1



We hope

All your

New Years

Resolutions

come to

fruition.



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Resolutions

I’m heading into 2018 as a Dietary Vegan. Oy vey! /charles.g



Decide. Commit. Succeed!

Thursday,

January 4


7 - 8 PM



Kiddush Room


There will be

no Hebrew

class on

January 11.



Conversational

Hebrew Classes



Conversational Hebrew classes are on-going at the shul on Thursdays from

7:00 - 8:00 pm.




If you, or someone you know is interested in joining this fun, interactive learning group please contact

cathyrzeldin@gmail.com

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קח עוד כוס קפה

Shabbat


Saturday,

January 6


19 Tevet

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Shemot

Exodus 1:1-6:1


In this Torah portion, the new Pharaoh does not remember Joseph. Fearing their population growth, Pharaoh makes the Israelites his slaves. Pharaoh then demands that all Israelites baby boys be killed upon birth. Moses’ mother puts her son in a basket in the river, and he is saved by Pharaoh’s daughter. When he is an adult, Moses kills an Egyptian taskmaster who was beating an Israelite slave. Moses flees to Midian and marries Tzipporah. God appears before Moses in a burning bush and tells him to free the Israelites from slavery. An apprehensive Moses returns to Egypt, where he and his brother Aaron demand that Pharaoh free the Israelite slaves. Pharaoh refuses, and God promises to punish him.  myjewishlearning

Monday,

January 8


Week 46


Karate lessons

For Seniors


Join us

with open hands

and Kick back!


Mondays & Fridays

After

Kiddush Breakfast

(10 - 11 AM)ish


Dojo Lodzer

Upstairs Hall

Kiai - Sen!

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Our very own Black belt, David Birken, is leading the class


$5.00 donation to the shul, per class waived for those that attend the morning minyan.


Wear sneakers and non-restrictive clothing.

Karate for Seniors


Learn a Dynamic new skill for Fun and Focus - at YOUR own pace!


Safe, friendly,
keep fit exercise classes
Build strength and vitality
Flexibility/Coordination
Self-discipline/Self-confidence
Learn Self-defense

Morning Minyanaires - developing body, mind and spirit - we daven, fress, sometimes walk, and now… we kick butt.


Karate Kata 1 - Heian Shodan

Karate Kata 2 - Heian Nidan

Karate Kata 3 - Heian Sandan

Karate Kata 4 - Heian Yondan


Focus, Respect, Self-Control

“If you can’t do it slow, you can’t do it fast”


Seniors - Tough as glass

Sunday,

January 14


Shul Kiddush

Rm


6:30 pm

(starts on time)


All Welcome


No Charge


Please inform Sarah that you’ll be coming.

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As the Bard taught us,

the Schule must go on.

The Winter's Tale;

Sunday Nights with Rabbi Eli


Has the Biblical text remained unchanged through the ages?



Thursday,

January 18


8:00 PM

Book Chat

with Cathy Zeldin


Shul Kiddush

Rm


If you haven't attended before, please feel free to join us.  Having read the book is not a prerequisite to come out and enjoy this group, share thoughts and pick up ideas on books you'd like to read.

Book Chat


City of Women



By David R. Gillham


It is 1943 - the height of the Second World War - and Berlin has essentially become a city of women. In this page-turning novel, David Gillham explores what happens to ordinary people thrust into extraordinary times, and how the choices they make can be the difference between life and death.

City of Women by Gillham


It is 1943 - the height of the Second World War - and Berlin has essentially become a city of women.


Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model German soldier's wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman who dreams of her former lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. Her lover is a Jew.


But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets.


A high ranking SS officer and his family move down the hall and Sigrid finds herself pulled into their orbit. A young woman doing her duty-year is out of excuses before Sigrid can even ask her any questions. And then there's the blind man selling pencils on the corner, whose eyes Sigrid can feel following her from behind the darkness of his goggles.


Soon Sigrid is embroiled in a world she knew nothing about, and as her eyes open to the reality around her, the carefully constructed fortress of solitude she has built over the years begins to collapse. She must choose to act on what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two. inContext


March 8, Stranger in the Woods

by Finkel.


April 26, The Painter from Shanghai by Epstein.


June 7, The Break by Vermette.


Saturday,

January 27



International

Holocaust

Remembrance

Day



In memory of 6,000,000 who were murdered only because they were born Jewish.

For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the Nazis murdered about one and a half million men, women, and children, mainly Jews from various countries of Europe.

Aushwitz-Birkenau

1940 - 1945

The scratches of the living

are now the message of the lost.

These scrałches were made by Jews as they died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

We can only imagine their suffering.


In the panic and dread of those rooms of death...


Dying men, women, children left these marks

A message to a future they would not see

A silent scream from those who perished.


"We were here. We lived. Remember"


On International Holocaust Remembrance Day

We honor these victims.

And all the Six Million.

Wednesday,

January 31


Tu Bishvat


Bal Tashchit

you must not destroy


Tu Bishvat is our chance to be green and increase our devotion to being responsible caretakers of the earth.


Commemorating our connection to the land of Israel

In the midst of our North American winter, we are reminded that in the Land of Israel it is the beginning of spring. The first tree to blossom in Israel is the almond tree, signifying the start of the new agricultural year.


To cultivate and guard the land

Tu Bishvat, a holiday that has really no requirements for observance has evolved into a wonderful celebration that includes experiencing the fruits of the land of Israel, exercises in how we can become better guardians of our earth and prime opportunities to increase our environmental consciousness. Each Tu Bishvat, we are afforded the opportunity to deepen our commitment to what it means to take care of the earth.

Let’s use this holiday as an opportunity to play our part in fulfilling the mitzvah of Bal Tashchit and keep taking steps in preserving our earth and conserving our resources.


It’s the Jewish “Earth Hour”

Saturday,

February 3


Memorial

Shabbat Service


9 AM


Shaarei

Shomayim

470 Glencairn

PHILIP ZUCKER Z”L

MEMORIAL SHABBAT

I have heard contemporaries of mine who lain Torah today who learned from your father, z'l, and they still know how to do it 40 years later!

When he read Torah, it was mesmerizing! Every word was clear and meaningful and deliberate. Just amazing!

Cantor Marcel Cohen

Join us as we mark the first yahrzeit of our Shamash, Baal Koreh, and renowned Bar Mitzvah teacher. Mr. Zucker was a Torah scholar, teacher, survivor, zaida, and a beloved part of the Shaarei Shomayim community. To commemorate his yahrzeit, Mr. Zucker’s students will read from the Torah on Shabbat, February 3, Parshat Yitro. Join us for a special Kiddush and a lecture on Torah Cantillation in Mr. Zucker’s honour.


Remembering Zayde

By Eric Stutz

Wednesday,

April 18


Ceremony

3:30 - 6 PM


Canadian

War Museum

Ottawa


Please book the bus through Sarah.

It’s a full day trip.

We will be attending as a group.

You’ll typically have only 1 hour to explore the site.


Details TBA.

Word has it that Jeff Shabes will be lighting a candle this year. (Jeff also has nice hair.)

Canadian Society for Yad Vashem

presents:


The National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and pays tribute to the survivors who rebuilt their lives in Canada. Many survivors participate in the event. The program includes a personal account by a Holocaust survivor, as well as addresses by the leaders of major Canadian political parties.


The theme of the 2018 National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony is “Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future: The Importance of Remembering the Holocaust”.


An informal reception will follow the Ceremony.

Sunday,

May 27, 2018


Lodzer@65

GALA

1953-2018


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We need volunteers

to work on the

Lodzer’s 65th anniversary


Help us Sell Ad Space in the

Lodzer Synagogue

Sixty-fifth Anniversary

Tribute Book


To Volunteer, contact:

judyhazan@rogers.com

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THIS IS A MAJOR FUNDRAISER FOR THE SHUL. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT AND ADS IN THE GALA PROGRAM.




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Jewish Ethics in Torah and Customs

the after Shabbat discussion group led by Jonathan Usher

Based on A Code of Jewish Ethics Vol.1 by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.


a) What does it mean “to be a blessing” to someone?  It remains a mystery but we all know it when it happens.

b) To improve ourselves we must list our good points and our spouses (who know them much better than we do) must list our weakness :-). Then we work on them one at a time.

c) We decided that - sometimes we wrestle with our demons, and sometimes we just snuggle.




The "Jewish Question" for the Twenty-first

Century: Can We Survive Our Success?

“The thesis of this book is that the long epoch of Jewish persecution is finally coming to an end and that a new age of internal dangers to the Jewish people is on the horizon.” “This is our urgent new challenge - to defend the Jewish future against voluntary self-destruction - and we must face  it squarely, if we are to prevent the fulfillment of Isaiah’s dire prophecy “ Your destroyers will come from your own ranks.”


“We have been “a unique source of so much goodness, compassion, morality, creativity, and intelligence over the past several millennia. The demise of Jewish life as we have come to know it would be a tragedy not only for the Jewish people collectively, but also for most of us individually - and for the world at large.”


“But there is much more to Jewish identity than collective self-defence. There is something that is worth defending. There are substantial principles that Jews have been so stubborn about - that we have been willing to fight and even die for. For Jews who define their Jewishness in theological terms, it is easy to find that principle. It is G-d’s will. For the large number of Jews who are skeptical about being G-d’s chosen people, the principle is more elusive, but it is palpable to most of us, though difficult to articulate.”




The True Jew

True Jew: Challenging the Stereotype -- Bernard Beck

The true Jew struggles everyday to make his Judaism meaningful. The true Jew may light candles on Friday night because she believes that this is her personal time to express her most innermost wishes. The true Jew appreciates the value of the Sabbath as an oasis at the end of the week -- a relief from the pressures of her job -- an occasion to spend time with her family and enjoy the luxuries that she has accumulated -- not as prohibition against her turning on lights. The true Jew appreciates the period of introspection and mutual forgiveness that is the basis of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays. The true Jew is active socially for the betterment of his community and fellow man. The true Jew celebrates the historic achievements of his ancestors. The true Jew can laugh at himself. And the true Jew struggles every day to pass these values and morals and fiber on to his children.


The true Jew lives in the modern world; challenged by the same issues as his Gentile neighbors. The true Jew learns to accept and welcome his non-jewish daughter-in-law or son-in-law. The true Jew patiently tells his child and his grandchild and his great-grandchild how fortunate they are to have been born into Judaism's wonderful tradition of familial love and social responsibility. The true Jew is generous with her time and her fortune -- to help whatever causes she chooses to support, Jewish or otherwise.


The true Jew might be inspired by a moving sermon, or an emotional Canter, or a beautiful sanctuary, or an act of charity and kindness, or an act of generosity, or a beautiful painting, or a musical performance. God is present in all of these in equal measure.


The true Jew might attend weekly synagogue services, or once a year, or never at all. But as long as he affirms that he is a Jew, he is a Jew -- a True Jew. Though he may be indistinguishable from his Gentile Neighbors, the true Jew nevertheless maintains his pride in being Jewish and his commitment to Jewish continuity.




Early on in my career, I concluded that we were living in possibly the most remarkable period of Jewish history ever—with Jews situated right in the middle of one of the greatest human civilizational transformations of all time. The vast majority of Jews were living in post-modern civilization—an extraordinarily dynamic and magnetic culture that was sending its messages through an unprecedented number of channels and communications media. American Jews were living in the most open and welcoming society ever—the United States of America. After living for two thousand years behind the shelter of ghetto walls, we were fully integrated now and playing in the major leagues of culture. Unless Judaism could speak persuasively in the presence of the other value systems, unless it could offer a richer life, Jews would assimilate. I wanted to work on making sense of Judaism and demonstrating and advocating for its capacity to enrich life in our society.

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“Rabbi Yohanan b. Zakkai (first century c.e.) … grasped that Judaism could survive the loss of the Temple with its direct access to G-d by shifting to ‘rabbinic mode’ , i.e., by relating to G-d through learning Torah instead of receiving ‘heavenly instructions,’ through communing with G-d through prayer in place of sacrifices, and through focusing on good deeds as a way to serve G-d and fellow human beings.”


“… in Rabban Yahanan’s view, all the scholarship and all the preservation is outweighed by the capacity to innovate, create, and apply the Torah in new ways for unprecedented situations.”


Comment: is this similar to current problems outlined by Dershowitz?


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The Still Small Voice - The Story of Jewish Ethics

William B. Silverman

(1913–2001), of Nashville’s The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom

“outspoken support for civil rights

will NOT bring harm to the Jewish community”

On Rabbis - The Dignity of Honest Labor


I always thought of a rabbi as a scholar and a teacher, a man who is above things like…


Rabbi Mayer laughed and said: "All right. I'll tell you about some other rabbis who didn't spend all of their time studying and teaching. They were too busy working in order to buy food for themselves and their families. They believed that any honest work was dignified. In those days, [cited by the stories of the Talmud,] rabbis didn't receive salaries from the congregation or the community. Rabbi Akiba collected bundles of wood and sold them. Rabbi Joshua was a charcoal-burner. Rabbi Meir was a scribe. Rabbi Jose ben Chalaphta was a worker in leather, Rabbi Jochanan made sandals, Rabbi Judah was a baker, and Rabbi Abba Saul was a kneader of dough. It was because they labored, too, that they were firmly convinced of the dignity of honest labor. They heard the Still, Small Voice through their work. These same rabbis told the following legend:


At the time the Holy One, Blessed be He, informed Adam, "Thorns and thistles shall the earth bring forth to thee" (Gen. 3: 1 8), his eyes filled up with tears. Adam said to God, "Sovereign of the Universe, am I and my donkey to feed in the same manger?''

But, when God added, "In the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat bread," he immediately became calm. The moral is that through his labor, man raises himself above the rest of the animal kingdom.




Telushkin on humor in Judaism

Hope — and the ability to laugh even when life disappoints us

When people are nervous, they crack a joke.


According to Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, millennia of worry and anxiety among the Jewish people have made them some of the best comedians.


“Laughter can take people out of a situation,” Telushkin said. “Laughter can also remind us that we’re not being singled out, that other people have encountered the same sorts of problems that are affecting us.”


While writing his book, Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say about the Jews, Telushkin found many jokes were based on the anxiety of the Jewish people.


He said this worry developed from anti-Semitism and a history of persecution all over the world. Since it was largely out of their control, they made jokes about it.


This led to a disproportionately high number of Jewish comedians in the United States, where Jews made up about 2 percent of the population, Telushkin said. These comedians, including Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce, have had a major influence on comedy in the United States.


Telushkin said he came to realize, though, that jokes told by Jews frequently apply to the human experience in general.


One of the examples he used was a joke about an Israeli leader visiting the United States. When he got off the plane, journalists asked him if he could describe the conditions in Israel in one word, and he said “good.” When they asked him to describe it in two words, he said “not good.”


“In a large measure, ... that’s what’s going on in all of us at all times — the good and the not good,” Telushkin said.


Telushkin usually writes books on Jewish history and ethics, which is where he gains his understanding of Jewish anxiety. ...


Jewish Humor, though, he wrote for “pure pleasure,” Telushkin said. It gave him the opportunity to show people that there is joy in religion, which is usually associated with only the somber and serious.  inContext




Cemetery plots for sale to members in good standing (three years minimum).

If you are a member (3 years or more) and want to buy a plot, the cost per plot is $2500.

If you know anyone wanting a plot - the person can pay three years' membership dues and then be entitled to buy a plot.

This is an opportunity to purchase before prices increase.


Contributions

Please consider sponsoring a kiddush, or contributing to the building, programming, or any specific interest fund.


Tickets

If anyone has tickets for any event that they would like to donate to the shul please let the office know. It is a simple way to raise money for our synagogue so please donate spare tickets and bid generously.


Tree of Life or

Seat Plaques
Remember family and friends by purchasing a leaf on our tree of life or a sanctuary seat plaque.


Lodzer Sisterhood Cookbooks
Great Gifts – just $20 each

Siddur Dedications

As you know, we now use the new-new siddur. For the low-low price of $18 per book these may be dedicated to your loved ones, yourself, family members and as gifts, or simply to support the shul.

Daily Minyan

Sunday – Friday: 9:00 am

Run by Arthur Zins - includes Breakfast following.


Come Daven, Fress & Schmooze,

then join in on a walk.


Saturdays: Shabbat Service

Birkot ha-Shachar 9:12 AM

 - (Led by Frank Steiman)
Yishtabach 9:30 AM

includes Kiddush Luncheon


Chesed Committee

Please call the shul office if you need support or if you know of one of our members who may need support. It remains confidential.

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Making a difference

to our shul
As everyone knows, with our shul’s new rabbi and new direction, we are making changes to our services and
programming, and becoming more of a community. The Board discusses procedures and suggested innovations on a monthly basis.
If you have any suggestions please give them, in writing to Sarah, and, if you wish to speak at our monthly Monday night
Board meeting about your ideas, concerns, or interests, again, please let Sarah know.
It is your shul.

We want and need your input.


Want to contact the Rabbi?
Rabbi Eli is eager and very happy to speak to our congregants on a one-on-one basis about personal or shul issues. Please e-mail him at rabbiEli@lodzer.ca with your phone number and he will call you as soon as possible.

Executive

Jeff Shabes, President

Harvey Storm, 1st VP

Judy Hazen, 2nd VP

Morry Nosak, Treasurer

Marilyn Richmond, Secretary

Board Members

Frank Steiman

Henry Epstein

Joe Ber

Leon Pasternak (Honourary)

Rafi Remez

Roz Greene

Syd Markovitz


Rabbi Eli Courante

rabbiEli@lodzer.ca

Cantor David Young

B’aal Koreh:

Harvey Bitterman

Gabbais:

Arnie Yudell

Rafi Remez

Shabbat Handout:

Judy Hazan

e-Bulletin:

Charles Greene

Office Manager:

Sarah Senior


Website: lodzer.ca

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