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Shabbat Bulletin - March 31, 2018



Why are beans, lentils and peas

not on your Passover shopping list?


When Purim is too happy, it might be not kosher enough. But when Pesach gets too kosher, it can definitely be not happy enough. Should you happen to be of Ashkenazi persuasion, read this pre-Passover piece.


Rabbi Eli takes a shot at convincing you to start using peas, beans, lentils, and other perfectly kosher things that Sephardim were wise enough to eat on Pesach all along.


As some of my readers may remember, I have repeatedly called for the abolishment of the custom of avoiding kitniyot on Pesach.

Check my blog for the response which yours truly has co-authored with Rabbi Sean Gorman of the Pride of Israel in Toronto. I tried to abbreviate it for the blog by leaving out all of the precise sources and bibliography, as well as some of the paragraphs of lesser import; you’re welcome to inquire if interested, and I shall be happy to send it to you individually.

Happy Passover!

Rabbi EC

 

⇒ Give Peas a Chance ⇐




Your Life Moments


Birthdays


March 24  Chaim Bell

March 24  Nancy Corey

March 24  Frank White

March 25  Dorothy Tessis

March 26  Barbara Lew

March 30  Rick Kardonne

April 1  Maja Malc

April 3  Phyllis Broder

April 4  Ellen Dagan

April 4  Esse Goldberg

April 5  Tammy Remez


Anniversaries


March 28  Fred & Esther Bloch


Yahrzeits


March 25  Abe Martin, father of sonny
March 25  David Steiman, father of Frank
March 28  Margaret Haber, mother of Ellen Dagan
March 28  Bessie Shatz, aunt of Bluma Nemirov
March 28  Margaret Zeldin, mother of Cathy Zeldin
March 30  Samuel Flash, grandfather of Pearl Rosen
March 30  Joyce Goldberg, mother of Judy Hazan

March 31  Maurice Landis, father of Lorraine Landis

April 1       Pinchas & Masha Osland, grandparents of Josef Ber

April 2       Goldie Chaner, stepmother of Barry Corey

April 2       Harvey Malet, father of Dennis

April 3       Norma Barkin, mother of Avi

April 3       Joe Goldlust, husband of Mary

You'll never know how much I really love you

You'll never know how much I really care

I'm in love with you oo




Remember - Don’t Forget - Take Action

Torah Restoration Fund

Esther Kaufman


Kiddush Fund

Pearl Rosen


Prayer Book Fund

Nancy Corey

Arthur Zins



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

take action as not to forget.




Lodzer,

Shul Ongoing Programs

Mondays after

Kiddush Breakfast

Karate for Seniors with black belt, David Birken

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

Karate will resume Monday April 9,

No more Friday classes. Only Mondays

Wednesdays

7:30-8:30 pm

Parsha of The Week with Judy Hazan

Parsha of the Week is now studying the rest of Tanach.

POW resumes after Passover  (April 11 & 12)

Thursdays

7:30-8:30 pm

Conversational Hebrew Classes with Ayala.

Interactive conversational Hebrew learning group

Class cancelled: March 29 and April 5 -- Pesach.

Thursdays (monthly)

8 pm

Book Chat

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

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.

There will be no discussion group on March 31st.

The Discussion group will continue on April 7th

Full  Details

can be found at the very end of the bulletin

before Shul Business




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Upcoming

Events

Friday,

March 30


14 Nisan


Erev

Passover


1st Night


BURN YOUR BUNS!!

“To be a Jew is to join the journey of our people, the story of Pesach and the long walk across centuries and continents from exile to homecoming.”

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

RE - ignited.


The winter was long, cold, dark, and snowy, but spring is nigh. Whatever our personal habits of hibernation may be, we are biologically wired to awaken just about… now. The icicles are thinning, the snowbirds are flying back from Florida, and the bright warmth revives the curiosity of our mind.

Passover, the Festival of Spring, as the Torah calls it, always brings forth abundant opportunities for teaching, learning, growing, expanding our knowledge, and continuing to wonder. Seder night, the epitome of the holiday, cannot start properly without questions being asked first, starting with the youngest person present at the table. It signifies the importance of seeking knowledge in our tradition; a well-put question may be worth a hundred answers.

It’s never too late to learn./RE


Saturday,

March 31


Shabbat


15 Nisan


Passover

2nd Night


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

Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it.



Celebrate true Freedom

Torah Times


Triennial Year 2


Parashat: Pesach I

1: Exodus 12:21-24

2: Exodus 12:25-28

3: Exodus 12:29-32

4: Exodus 12:33-36

5: Exodus 12:37-42

6: Exodus 12:43-47

7: Exodus 12:48-51

maf: Numbers 28:16-25


Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 - 6:1


Candle Lighting:

7:24 p.m. – Friday


Havdalah:

8:33 p.m. – Saturday


Exodus

Moses, Let my people go!

Featuring the Burning Bush, Moses, Hebrew slaves, strange gods (actually goddesses), Aharon, Pharaoh, a staff turning into a snake, and sing-along phonetic hieroglyphs. vimeo

Saturday,

April 7


Shabbat


22 Nisan


Passover

8th Day

The Day After


It is our job (Israel) to show that we are here in order to unite, and spread that unity throughout the world, to all the nations. Being “a light unto nations” means setting an example of brotherhood and mutual responsibility, of care, consideration, and empathy, precisely what the world needs most. The mutual responsibility we established at the foot of Mt. Sinai was a “proof of concept,” if you will. But now it’s time to spread it and help the world find peace.


Just as we emerged from the oppression of the ego when we came out of Egypt, our postmodern, hyper techie world is looking for an escape route from egoism that has become malignant. We, like Moses, have to show the way. Without our example of overcoming hatred, humanity will break itself to pieces.  inContext

Sunday,

April 8


Shul Kiddush

Rm


1 - 3 pm


Meeting in support of

the Yezidis


All Welcome


No Charge


May6 June10 July8 August5 Sep9 Oct7 Nov4 Dec2

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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.

STOP THE SLAUGHTER:

THEY'RE TAKING OUR HOMES,

OUR WOMEN AND OUR LIVES


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.

Thursday,

April 12


27 Nisan


YOM

HASHOAH

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YOM HASHOAH

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Yom Hashoah was inaugurated in 1953 as a day for the citizens of Israel to remember those murdered during the Holocaust.

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Wednesday,

April 18


Yom

Hazikaron




Thursday,

April 19


Yom

Ha’Atzmaut

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We Remember… Israeli Fallen Soldiers  and Victims of Terrorism

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BY VIRTUE OF OUR NATURAL AND HISTORIC RIGHT AND ON THE STRENGTH OF THE RESOLUTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HEREBY DECLARE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE IN ERETZ-ISRAEL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL. David BenGurion

Wednesday,

April 18


Ceremony

3:30 - 6 PM


Canadian

War Museum

Ottawa


Registration online only.

Deadline:

April 12


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

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.


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

Friday,

April 20


6 PM


Reserve Now

Deadline:

Monday, April 16

Call Sarah

Oneg Shabbat Service

4-Course Dinner / Wine


Members $40/Children under 13 $15

NonMembers $50/Children <13yrs $20


Six Days Shall You Work

and on the seventh day you shall have a Shabbat of complete rest

Thursday,

April 26


8:00 PM

Book Chat


Shul Kiddush

Rm

Book Chat


The Painter from Shanghai

by Jennifer Epstein

The Painter from Shanghai

by Jennifer Epstein


In 1913 an orphan girl boards a steamship bound for Wuhu in South East China. Left in the hands of her soft-hearted but opium-addicted uncle she is delivered to The Hall of Eternal Splendour which, with its painted faces and troubling cries in the night, seems destined to break her spirit.


And yet the girl survives and one day hope appears in the unlikely form of a customs inspector, a modest man resistant to the charms of the corrupt world that surrounds him but not to the innocent girl who stands before him. From the crowded rooms of a small-town brothel, heavy with the smoke of opium pipes and the breath of drunken merchants, to the Bohemian hedonism of Paris and the 1930s studios of Shanghai, Jennifer Epstein’s first novel, based on a true story, is an exquisite evocation of a fascinating time and place, with a breathtaking heroine at its heart.

Sunday,

May 27, 2018


Lodzer

65th

Anniversary

GALA

1953-2018


Tickets $150


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Call Sarah to purchase tickets for our 65th Gala,

and to place your

Tribute ad.


Remember a loved one.

Celebrate a simcha.

Honour family or friends.

Tribute gifts offer a traditional way to acknowledge important milestones while supporting the Lodzer.

Don’t Wait!

Place Your

Personal Greetings

in the

Lodzer Centre Congregation

65th Gala Book


Personal ads:

Full page    $500

Half page    $250

Quarter page $125

Eighth page  $ 75


Business ads (inside):

Full page 8x10 $800

Half page 8x5  $400

Quarter pg 4x5 $200

THE CAVERNERS debuted in 1994 and have since been exciting audiences with their note for note perfect portrayal of The Beatles in concert.  With authentic instruments, costumes and stellar vocals this all Canadian cast recreates an incredible performance night after night leaving audiences screaming, stamping their feet and shouting for more.


65th GALA MENU

Hors D'oeuvres
Mini Egg Rolls w Plum Sauce, Moroccan Cigars with Tachina, Mushroom Risotto Croquettes with Tomato Basil Sauce, Chicken Satay Teriyaki, Thai Spring Rolls, Asian Noodles

On Tables
Roasted red pepper hummus, black olive tapenade, spinach dip, relish plate, assorted rolls, flatbreads, focaccia

Dinner
(Vegan option will be available)
Lemon Spinach Salmon
Arugula Salad
Chicken Roulade (boneless stuffed with vegetables in red wine jus)
Potato Anna
Green Bean Medley

Dessert
Chocolate lava cake mini fruit tart, mini lemon tart




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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.

Repentance - Part 1


We considered the idea of repentance within the bounds of our normal lives, mostly leaving out G-d and people who had done truly evil actions. In the next discussion group on April 7th we will continue with repentance, including whether we repent of unhealthy actions we do to ourselves.


Although there seems to be no strict methodology of how to repent, the stages in general are (1) to acknowledge the wrong that was committed (2) to try to undo the damage (3) to ask for forgiveness from the person that was injured (4) to resolve not to sin in this way again, and carry out the  commitment.


Torah  advises us to “repent the day before you die”, but  in practice none of us thought or acted in this way, unless of course faced with a life-threatening illness.


We also looked at rationalization of our actions, Yom Kippur repentance, and the effects of inability to do many sins due to old age or incapacity.


“Timing is everything. That's right. Which is why our sages tell us to repent exactly one day before we die." But how do you know it's the day before you die? I asked. He raised his eyebrows. "Exactly”

Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story





“Chaos is where things are so complex you can't handle it, and order is where things are so rigid that it's too restrictive. In between that there's a place, a place that's meaningful. Where you're partly stabilized and partly curious and you’re operating in a manner that increases your scope of knowledge, yet at the same time your stabilizing and renewing you, your family, society, nature, now, next week, next month, and next year.”

Excerpts


Chaos is where we are when we don’t know where we are, and what we are doing when we don’t know what we are doing. It is, in short, all those things and situations we neither know nor understand.

Chaos is also the formless potential from which the G-d of Genesis called forth order using language at the beginning of time. It's the same potential from which we, made in the that Image, call forth the novel and ever-changing moments of our lives. And chaos is freedom, dreadful freedom, too.


Order, by contrast, is explored territory. That’s the hundreds-of-millions - of-years -old hierarchy of place, position and authority. Order is the place where the behaviour of the world matches our expectations and our desires; the plan where all things turn out the way we want them to. But order is sometimes tyranny and stultification, as well, when the demand for certainly and uniformity and purity becomes too one-sided.


In Genesis, the state of the world before the Creation. There is an idea that there is a state of potential and that there is a mechanism by which that state of potential is transformed into actuality, and that mechanism is logos. And that’s the word of God. So at the beginning of time, God uses The Word to pull habitable order out of potential. And the habitable order that he pulls out of potential is good. He says that repeatedly, day after day in the Creation. Lays out the Creation… and says it is good.


Two things emerge from that. One is the idea that men and women are made in the image of God, and so that suggests we also have the capacity to interact with this potential and to generate inhabitable order as a consequence. The other idea that comes out of that is the idea of The Word itself, which eventually finds its incarnation in the figure of Christ. And Christ is the embodiment, or incarnation of truthful speech. That’s one way of thinking about it./JP  inContext


In the beginning there was, formless POTENTIAL!

Something from nothing, can no longer be an argument.




The Threat of Modernity to Religion,

Culture and Government.

(excerpt)

Homo sapiens think, imagine and invent.  They create systems and devices and develop technologies that are more and more complex, that are quicker and quicker, and that are more and more ingenious. For several years, the process of modernism has been accelerating, seemingly impeded by nothing.  Modernity is not without its effects on everyday life: the phenomenon concerns every aspect of society, from culture to religion to government. It also raises considerable questions. For example, how does modernity affect relationships within and external to a society?  It has become a cliché to say that machines and technology will kill mankind, but to what extent is modernity a threat?

...

Scientism contends that science offers a solution to each of the world’s problems.  In the beginning, technology brought hope to men seeking to improve the conditions of their lives.  Could we discover how the universe works? Could we foil death through medicine? This evolution eroded the place of religion and ethics in society.  Development of biotechnology has had a great impact on morality. Genetics, cloning, and reproduction in laboratories have taken man beyond his natural limits: he can now act as God himself!  Life has become a great field of experimentation. This is affecting religion: belief in God made man realize he had limits. Nature remained mysterious because men were not able to decode its secrets.  As a result, it was possible to remain humble in the face of the universe and its secrets. Religion is crucial in society insofar as it outlines what one may or may not do. Due to science, men are lost in a world suffering from a kind of fever: we always want to know and learn more and more.  The danger is that men may not know when to stop and reflect rather than keep on discovering.


Technology has changed the world.  History now runs with the rhythm of networks.  We must take care to ensure that its vibrations do not destroy our cultural bases.

Technological development has progressed at an almost incredible rate.  In doing so, it is upsetting society. Mentalities have been forced to change.  There is more competition than ever before and even God may not be powerful enough to make us stop and reflect on the direction the world is taking.  Modernity is such an important factor in everyday life that there is almost no political, juridical or ethical control over its role within and among societies.  There are some major issues that technology could help resolve, but the divide between poor and rich countries continues to grow. The countries are simply not yet ready to help each other.  Despite the fact that it could make life better for every human being, modernity is a threat. Governments and people themselves will have to make great efforts to work together if we are ever to find solutions to the world’s troubles.

Arnaud Frouel


Although modernity appears to be improving our society by equating all religions, and cultures, in truth they are not equally good for people and there is little likelihood that our Judeo-Christian religion and culture (which is based on religious precedents) will be replaced by something better. At the moment only Islamism appears to be a likely substitute. Similarly, suggesting that men and women are perfectly equal is excellent in theory, but has led to female dominance in the universities, confusion as to the roles men and women play in society, and denial of the positive aggressive role that men can play in preserving society. In short the ideas included in “modernity” are breaking down our society without replacing it with something better. Our religion and culture will therefore probably be replaced by a worse moral, political and economic system.


Re: Science

Science and atheism seem to rid the world of a sense of morality and leave it with nothing but intellectual hope for a future good life./JU



Society's move to Modernity has led to the loss of community, increased secularization and the decaying of a shared sense of moral order. Greed Trumps All. By the way, Islam has as much to fear about modernity as we do. Maybe we can both lose that battle together.


Modernity… The Juggernaut in the Room.




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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“As according to rabbinic teaching, G-d is more hidden yet more present in the post-Destruction era, the table at home is tantamount to the Temple altar; in other words, eating proper food in one’s home is equivalent to eating of the sacrifices during Temple times. But failure to speak words of Torah indicates that one does not recognize the presence of G-d. Therefore, eating would be like the Israelites who ate of sacrifices to the dead instead of bringing their offerings to G-d.”

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Janusz Korczak

I exist not to be loved and admired, but to love and act.

It is not the duty of those around me to love me.

Rather, it is my duty to be concerned about the world,

about man.

In 1942, a man led 192 children to the gas chambers... 80 years later he's still celebrated for his act.

During World War II, Janusz Korczak ran an orphanage for Jewish children… he had dedicated his whole life to children's Welfare.


“Children have a right to be treated by adults

with tenderness and respect, as equals.”


When the Nazis created the Warsaw Ghetto, his orphanage was moved there…  and though he wasn't forced to move with them... he refused to leave the children behind.

Despite the lack of food and widespread misery in the ghetto... Janusz thought constantly for financial resources to support the children's needs.

But above all, he fought so that, despite the Ghetto’s hopeless conditions... the children could maintain a semblance of their previous lives.

Various resistance groups repeatedly offered Janusz a way out of the ghetto... but he turned down the chance every time... choosing to stay and take care of the 192 children in his orphanage.

In July 1942, the extermination of the Jews in the ghetto, began.

On August 5th, 1942, German soldiers came to collect the 192 orphans... and take them to the infamous Treblinka extermination camp.

Janusz determined to soothe the children's fear and keep their spirits up... calmly told them to pack their belongings.

He marched forward, holding the hand of a child... followed by the rest of the children, all dressed in their finest clothes.

But when they were almost at their destination, an SS officer recognized Janusz… and offered him one final chance to save himself... but once again Janusz refused to leave the children... till the very end.

Janusz sacrificed his own life… to bring comfort and soothe the children.

His kindness and humanity created a beacon of light in a time of cruel darkness.


“I exist not to be loved and admired, but myself to act and love.

It is not the duty of those around to help me but I am duty-bound to look after the world, after man.”

source

Think Humanity, Not Ideologies, nor Religions.








Ongoing

Programs

Participants will be notified by

e-mail of scheduling changes.

Monday



Karate lessons

For Seniors


Join us

with open hands

and Kick back!


Mondays after

Kiddush Breakfast

9:30-10:30 AM


Dojo Lodzer

Upstairs Hall


Shul donations

welcome

Kiai - Sen!

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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
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

Wednesday


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.


Parsha of the Week is now studying the rest of Tanach.


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


No knowledge or Hebrew required.


Judy Hazan 416-704-1693

Thursday



7:30-8:30 pm


Shul

Upstairs foyer

Conversational

Hebrew Classes

with Ayala



Conversational Hebrew classes are ongoing. 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

Thursday

(monthly)



8 PM


Shul

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:

cathyrzeldin@gmail.com


April 26, The Painter from Shanghai by Epstein.


June 7, The Break by Vermette.


Saturday


After

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.


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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9am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Friday

9am to 1pm




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