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“Ladies and gentlemen, The Caverners. Let's bring them on."

THE CAVERNERS will hold your hand as they head back to The Ed Sullivan Show on February 1964, then drive your car and take you on a yellow submarine to meet nowhere man, the Taxman, and then give a holler out to “Hey Jude.” It’s a ride you won’t want to miss. <sample song>

Shabbat Bulletin - February 24, 2018

Your Life Moments


Feb. 18  David Birkan
Feb. 18  Bluma Nemirov
Feb. 19  Harley Klein
Feb. 21  Mary Gelman
Feb. 23  Cheryl Klein

Feb. 25  Esther Factor
Feb. 28  Hugh Freedman
Feb. 28  Morry Nosak
Mar.  1   Cantor Morris Goldlust
Mar.  2   Shari Majerovic
Mar.  2   Sheila Winston



Feb. 18  Samuel Goldstein, husband of Ruth
Feb. 19  Abraham Isaac Bernick, father of Selma Opler
Feb. 19  Saul Lichtblau, husband of Fela
Feb. 20  Josef & Golda Ber, grandparents of Josef
Feb. 20  Paul Yellin, brother of Susan Yellin
Feb. 21  Sarah Dworkin, grandmother of Jeff Shabes
Feb. 23  Bella Rochwerg, mother of Alisa Schwartz
Feb. 23  Hilda Rosen, mother of Norm

Feb. 25  Sam Bederman, husband of Elyssa

Feb. 25  Gut’l Golub, father of Eda Kardonne

Feb. 26  Harry Ber, father of Josef

Feb. 27  Paula Malet, wife of Dennis

Feb. 27  Leah Yudell, mother of Arnold

Feb. 28  Israel Moshe, father of Ben-Zion

Mar.   1  Solomon Fichtenbaum, father of Pearl Rosen

Mar.   2  Marshall Drewnowsky, brother of Annette Sacks

Mar.   2  Bernard Ginsburg, father of Barbara Lew

Mar.   2  Isaac Peters, husband of Minnie and father of David


And when I touch you - I feel happy inside

I want to hold your hand

Remember - Don’t Forget - Take Action

Kiddush Fund

Norm & Pearl Rosen

Prayer Book Fund

Selma Opler

Remember with your mouth, don’t forget with your heart,

take action as not to forget.


Shul Ongoing Programs


7:30-8:30 pm

Parsha of The Week with Judy Hazan

Learn the story of the parsha, determine its most important elements and tie its morals and lessons into our daily lives.


7:30-8:30 pm

Conversational Hebrew Classes with Ayala.

Interactive conversational Hebrew learning group

Thursdays (monthly)

8 pm

Book Chat

Share thoughts and pick up ideas on books you'd like to read

Fridays after

Kiddush Breakfast

Karate for Seniors with black belt, David Birken

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

Saturdays after

Kiddush Lunch

“A Code of Jewish Ethics” discussion group

with Jonathan Usher

Find out why it’s not a good idea to eat your neighbour.

Full  Details

can be found at the very end of the bulletin

before Shul Business

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February 20

7:30 PM

CIJR Presents,

at the Lodzer

All welcome.

No charge.


Prof. Emeritus Sally Zerker,

York University

Debunking the Occupation Myth

Jewish Legal & Indigenous right

to Israel

“Occupation,” “occupiers,” “occupied land.” These words have become a common refrain, repeated incessantly by Palestinian propagandists as justification for their killing of Israeli  women, children, old folks, army recruits and even visitors to Israel. I think it’s time to get it straight, once and for all — about the whole notion of occupation, about who are the occupiers of the land of Israel and the West Bank and who are the occupied.



February 24


9 Adar

Rabbi Eli



David Young

B’aal Koreh:
Harvey Bitterman



9:12 AM

Led by

Frank Steiman


9:30 AM

Please help us out by coming early…

We need a minyan to start

This weeks

Kiddush Lunch

Is sponsored by:

Arnold Yudell in memory of his mother Leah

Torah Times

Triennial Year 2

Parashat: Tetzaveh
Exodus 27:20 - 30:10
1: 28:31-35 (p. 342)
2: 28:36-38
3: 28:39-43
4: 29:1-4
5: 29:5-9
6: 29:10-14
7: 29:15-18
maf: Deuteronomy 25:17-19
Haftarah I Samuel 15:1- 15:34 (p. 995)

Candle Lighting:

5:41 p.m. – Friday


6:50 p.m. – Saturday


Exodus 27:20-30:10

Picking up where Parshat Terumah left off, this Torah portion continues the description of the mishkan. Commandments regarding the ner tamid, eternal light, and the appointment of Aaron and his sons to the priesthood are described here including the special garments that the high priest will wear.


February 28

13 Adar

Erev Purim



at the Lodzer

6:30 PM

Free Admission


Wear a Costume


David Young

and the Choir

Light Refreshments

Purim liquid diet


Come and join in

on the reading of the

Gantseh Megillah

Special program with Cantor David Young and the Choir with songs from the 60's and 70's.

The choir will introduce each paragraph of the megillah with a song of about 1 minute in length - it's a lot of fun as we take contemporary music and adapt it to the theme of each paragraph.

Enjoy the


Matzot are just around the corner.


"SO! You want to find out


Come ACT with Achashverosh!

MUNCH with Mordecai!

HUM with Haman!


ENTERTAIN with Esther,

as we transform the Lodzer into



March 1

14 Adar


9 AM

Second Reading

The Jews of Shushan are saved.

Queen Esther

saves her people.

What bracha did the Jews say upon seeing Haman hanging on the gallows?


Borei pri haeitz.


March 1


14th Annual




Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid system over the Palestinian people and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

University campuses worldwide will commence with their annual IAW indoctrination.

Thanks to the Palestinian led BDS (Boycott, Divestments, Sanctions) movement, young minds everywhere will be exposed to questionable propaganda whose goal is to portray Israel in a negative light.

The BDS movement claims to be an inclusive, anti-racist, human rights movement. inContext


IAW and BDS are designed to vilify and destroy Israel and must be objected to whenever and however possible.

Misinformation repeated,

becomes truth.


March 3


16 Adar

Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11-34:35

The ninth section of the Book of Exodus begins with G‑d’s final instructions regarding the Tabernacle. G‑d tells Moses to take (Tisa, in Hebrew) a census of the adult male Jews by collecting a silver half-shekel coin from each one. The silver thus collected was used to purchase those sacrifices offered up on behalf of the people as a whole. G‑d then proceeds to instruct Moses how to construct the Urn used by the priests to wash their hands and feet before officiating in the Tabernacle, how to make and use the anointing oil and incense, and whom he should appoint to oversee the construction of the Tabernacle and the fashioning of its furnishings and utensils. All of this is followed by the account of the incident of the Golden Calf and its aftermath. chabad


March 8

8:00 PM

Book Chat

Shul Kiddush


Book Chat

Stranger in the Woods

by Michael Finkel

Stranger in the Woods

by Michael Finkel

Do you ever think about getting away from the world? Ever contemplate taking a break and relaxing out in the woods by yourself for while? Well, one guy decided to do just that…for 27 years.

Christopher Knight was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer, in exchange for money, was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was disturbed. Observing the trees was indolent; cutting them down was enterprising. What did Knight do for a living? He lived for a living.

“I just hate the general public.”


March 11

Shul Kiddush


1 - 3 pm

Meeting in support of

the Yezidis

All Welcome

No Charge

Apr8 May6 June10 July8 August5 Sep9 Oct7 Nov4 Dec2

New families moving in

There were several of you who were holding on to your donations waiting for the next round.  We now have three families that have moved into homes and need these donations.

Again, we will need considerable help in picking up and delivering so if you are able to assist in this way, let me know.

This time we have a 3 - month old baby girl.


Every month we have a meeting for Project Abraham volunteers.  Many of our greatest ideas are introduced and launched at these meetings.

Come and hear an update on the Yezidi situation in Iraq and  on our own Richmond Hill community.  This is an opportunity to  network with other volunteers and  get an overview of what's happening in the larger project.




While we sleep peacefully in our beds,

the Yazidi people of Iraq and Syria are being driven from their homes, the men and boys crucified and killed, while the women and children are raped and enslaved.

Those who manage to escape have become refugees within Iraq, Syria, Jordan and abroad.

Ignore the plight of others

at your own peril.


March 23

Save the date ⇒

Oneg Shabbat Dinner


April 18


3:30 - 6 PM


War Museum


Registration online only.

Space limited.

It’s a full day trip.

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

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

Canadian Society for Yad Vashem


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.

“It should be a very emotional and worthwhile experience.”


May 27, 2018






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Ethics & Morality - The Environment

Judaism and Environmentalism:

Bal Tashchit

By Yonatan Neril

The commandment of bal tashchit—do not destroy or waste—has long been considered central to a Jewish environmental ethic. What is the basis for the commandment? We will explore how the Jewish tradition widely forbids wasteful acts, how wasting contributes to degradation of the planet, and how not wasting can help us improve our lives both physically and spiritually.

Jewish tradition widely forbids wasteful acts.

The Origin

When you besiege a city for many days to wage war against it to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against them, for you may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Is the tree of the field a man, to go into the siege before you? However, a tree you know is not a food tree, you may destroy and cut down, and you shall build bulwarks/a defensive wall against the city that makes war with you, until its submission.

(Deuteronomy 20:19–201)

The Torah teaches us that we are not to cut down fruit trees in wartime. Yet the rabbis in the Babylonian Talmud (c. 200–500 CE) understand verse 19 (above) to be a general principle beyond war and fruit trees. They employ a common form of rabbinic interpretation, making a logical inference from a more stringent to a less stringent case. If Jews must not cut down fruit trees in the extreme case of a war of conquest, when destruction is the norm, how much the more so does this apply to normal life.

Needless Destruction

The general prohibition against needless destruction, derived from the verse on fruit trees, concerns not destroying directly or indirectly anything that may be of use to people. It applies to wasting energy, clothing, water, money, and more. According to the Talmud, this prohibition includes wastefully burning oil or fuel. ...wasting any resources of benefit to humans is a Torah prohibition. Maimonides -- a Jew is forbidden to “smash household goods, tear clothes, demolish a building, stop up a spring, or destroy articles of food.” ...wasting water when others are in need.

...if the Torah warns us not to destroy fruit trees, then we should be even more careful about not destroying the fruit itself. Currently, in Israel, ...all rabbinic authorities agree, based on this teaching, that it is forbidden from the Torah to destroy edible fruit. This applies to all food that is fit to be eaten, and not only the fruit of trees.

Exceptions to the Rule

...overeating may be a double transgression of bal tashchit—first by wasting food, and second by harming one’s body.

...taking more food than one can eat at a buffet to be bal tashchit.

There are limitations to what is considered “needless” destruction. Observance of a mitzvah, like tearing clothes in mourning, or preservation of human life or health, overrules bal tashchit when the two come into conflict. Also, one does not violate bal tashchit when destroying an object is of more benefit than preserving it. For example, if a tree’s wood is worth more than its fruit, then it may be permitted to cut it down.

...righteous Jews “do not allow the loss of even a grain of mustard, being distressed at the sight of any loss or destruction. If they can help it, they prevent any destruction with all the means at their disposal.” Quite a level to which to aspire.

G‑d’s World

...lo tashchit, “do not destroy,” is “the most comprehensive warning to human beings not to misuse the position which G‑d has given them as masters of the world and its matter through capricious, passionate, or merely thoughtless wasteful destruction of anything on earth.”

From the book, Horeb

If . . . you should regard the beings beneath you as objects without rights, not perceiving G‑d who created them, and therefore desire that they feel the might of your presumptuous mood, instead of using them only as the means of wise human activity—then G‑d’s call proclaims to you, “Do not destroy anything!” Be a mensch! Only if you use the things around you for wise human purposes, sanctified by the word of My teaching, only then are you a mensch and have the right over them which I have given you as a human . . . However, if you destroy, if you ruin, at that moment you are not a human . . . and have no right to the things around you. I lent them to you for wise use only; never forget that I lent them to you. As soon as you use them unwisely, be it the greatest or the smallest, you commit treachery against My world, you commit murder and robbery against My property, you sin against Me! . . . In truth, there is no one nearer to idolatry than one who can disregard the fact that all things are the creatures and property of G‑d, and who then presumes to have the right, because he has the might, to destroy them according to a presumptuous act of will. Yes, that one is already serving the most powerful idols—anger, pride, and above all ego, which in its passion regards itself as the master of things.

Modern-Day Bal Tashchit

Today, we use and waste vast amounts of resources. Indeed, certain practices in Western society directly conflict with the principle of bal tashchit. Let us examine one modern-day example of bal tashchit mentioned above—the throwing out of edible food.

“Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year—approximately 1.3 billion tons—gets lost or wasted.” In the United States, less than three percent of this waste was recovered and recycled. While some of this food waste was inedible, part of it was good food discarded by satiated diners, or edible leftovers thrown away from the refrigerator. Disposing of food costs money: about one billion dollars spent annually in the United States. In garbage dumps, this decomposing food waste produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

The environmental impact of this waste occurs not only in the garbage dumps where it is deposited, but also in the resources used to produce it. Fossil fuels, water and land are all required to produce food, and in the case of meat, exceptional amounts. For example, over 5,000 gallons of water are calculated as being required to produce one pound of beef. One study examined the energy embedded in wasted food—from agriculture, transportation, processing, food sales, storage and preparation. It concluded that this energy “represents approximately 2% of annual energy consumption in the United States.” By wasting food, we squander a tremendous amount of resources, reduce the food available for the world’s poor, and waste money that could be used for important purposes. By heeding the Torah’s call not to waste, we can therefore generate ecological, social and financial benefits.

The verses that introduce this mitzvah describe a war against an external enemy, but the rabbis make clear that the real battle to be waged is within ourselves, against a tendency to be wasteful. Rabbi Hirsch identifies the key traits that lead to wasteful behavior—anger, pride, and most of all, ego. To tread lightly and live without wasting, one must cultivate the opposite of these traits—inner peace, humility and selflessness.

By consuming in a mindful way and not wasting, we can become healthier, more balanced human beings, and also promote a healthier and more balanced world. May the changes we make in our own lives ripple outward to our families, our community, and our planet.  inContext

Combating Secularism

Finding relevance in Jewish teachings.

The Banter of past and present Bulletin Editors

The article puts forward the interesting idea that we should not be wasteful only to save our planet, but to save ourselves as well - to be the type of steward of ourselves and the world that is deserving of G-d’s, and our own, approval.

In our generation there is also the problem that it is cheaper to buy new products than to fix old products and cheaper to produce in bulk and throw away some of the produce than to produce in smaller quantities. With recycling, it might even be less wasteful in the long run. Unfortunately this article did not deal with that question.

Jonathan U.

If the halakhic judgment of bal tashchit is trumped by profit, nothing is really forbidden, as long as you can get people to pay. That is a formula for a dying world. But if the principle of respect for Life and the yardstick for sustainability outweigh profit, in Jewish law and corporate law, then we have a fighting chance to make it to the next century.  inContext

The Bal Tashchit Loophole

The "Jewish Question" for the Twenty-first

Century: Can We Survive Our Success?

Making Aliyah

“ … if all Jews were to live in a nation of Jews, there would be little assimilation or intermarriage. Jews will marry Jews if those are the only people they interact with. This is a simple reality. But another simple reality is that most American Jews want to live in a more heterogeneous world and to have contact with people of different faiths and backgrounds. That is why so few would ever consider moving into a Hasidic community. That is also an important reason - along with comfort and family ties - why so few make aliyah, though a great many love to visit Israel.”

“If indeed we have anything in common beyond common enemies, it is our very inability to agree about anything, our contentiousness, our stubbornness, our assertiveness, our unwillingness to be subjected to hierarchy, authority, and regimentation. To expect a people such as that - … to have much in common is to harbour unrealistic expectations. The classic Jewish story that reflects this division is about the rabbi who got sick and the chairman of the synagogue’s board of directors reported to him that the Board had voted to wish him a full recovery - by a vote of 7 to 6.”

Current options for Jews who want to maintain their Judaism

 a) Israel

 b) ultra-Orthodoxy

The essence of Judaism cannot be distilled, bottled, and passed on from generation to generation like a secret potion. Nor can it be smelted down to some core. Today we can no longer transmit to our children a total way of life. … to each of them “being Jewish” meant being good people, in way in they they were good people. There were, to be sure , common themes, such as education, justice, peace, and repair the world, but these themes were general and abstract. Is there any good person today who would not claim to be pursuing these virtues?

Virtues are in the eye of the beholder. Millie asks Molly about her children’s marriages. Molly answers: My son has a terrible marriage. His lazy wife lies in bed all morning and doesn’t even make him breakfast. Then she spends the afternoon at the beauty parlour, and as soon as my son gets home from a hard day’s work , she shleps him out to a restaurant. My daughter on the other hand has a perfect marriage. Her husband lets her sleep late in the morning, insists that she go to the beauty parlour, and then takes her out to dinner every night.

List of characteristics you would associate with Jews - a commitment to education and learning, active participation in social and political causes, insolvent in the arts, charitable giving and compassion towards others, close familial and community ties; a high level of creativity, energy and adaptability, drive toward success, disproportionate success in certain fields such as medicine, law, finance , academia, and the media, and disproportionate influence in the world.

What should the essence of Judaism be in the coming age?

Jews have agreed on the goal of a just world, but they have never agreed on the means toward reaching that goal.

The quest for justice, then is an important essence of Judaism, but there is no uniquely Jewish way to define justice. The rabbis say that G-d has two names, one representing justice, the other mercy. At different times and places, one is emphasized more that the other, but over time, a balance must be struck. Jews have been at the forefront of nearly every movement for redistribution of power and wealth. The poor are always liberal.

Jews earn like Episcopalians, but they still vote like Puerto Ricans.

Edit by Jonathan Usher

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.

Epicureans thought that there was no person G-d, no reward and punishment, and by implication, no need to practice religion. The term apikoros was eventually extended to cover all skeptics who crossed the line into fundamental heresy and rejection of Judaism. This mishna is an argument for a reasoned faith. It also suggests that one

should teach students by intelligently refuting the wrong view rather than by training them to close their minds and reject wrong views out of conformity, obedience to authoritarian instruction, or ignorance and stereotype.

Perek 2 Mishna 14



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Shul Kiddush


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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


7:30-8:30 pm


Upstairs foyer


Hebrew Classes

Conversational Hebrew classes are ongoing. If you, or someone you know is interested in joining this fun, interactive learning group please contact


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8 PM


Kiddush Room

Book Chat

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.

If interested contact:

March 8, Stranger in the Woods

by Finkel.

April 26, The Painter from Shanghai by Epstein.

June 7, The Break by Vermette.


Karate lessons

For Seniors

Join us

with open hands

and Kick back!

Fridays after

Kiddush Breakfast

9:30-10:30 AM

Dojo Lodzer

Upstairs Hall

Shul donations


Kiai - Sen!


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

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
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



Kiddush lunch

A Code of Jewish Ethics

Jewish thinkers don’t talk all that much about love. All too often they leave that to Christian theologians. But in this excellent volume, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin puts the commandment to love at the center of Jewish theology and experience. This is a book that will change the way you think about–and practice–Judaism.”

Ari L. Goldman

Saturdays after Kiddush Lunch discussion group with Jonathan Usher.

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

Telushkin covers topics such as love and kindness, hospitality, visiting the sick, comforting mourners, charity, relations between Jews and non-Jews, compassion for animals, tolerance, self-defense, and end-of-life issues.

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.


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


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.


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 with your phone number and he will call you as soon as possible.


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

Cantor David Young

B’aal Koreh:

Harvey Bitterman


Arnie Yudell

Rafi Remez

Shabbat Handout:

Judy Hazan


Charles Greene

Office Manager:

Sarah Senior


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