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From one generation to the next,

The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time.


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The Lodzer 65th Anniversary GALA

featuring “The Caverners - Beatles Tribute”

on Sunday, May 27.




Shabbat Bulletin - April 7, 2018



Where in the World is Rabbi Eli

Burgundy, France

First specifically documented Burgundian mention of Jews - in this case, farming communities - belongs to the 11 c. of the common era. However, it is quite obvious that by that time Jews dwelled throughout Burgundy, we find Jewish cemeteries and synagogues from that period. They had two whole quarters to themselves in the capital, Dijon alone, with a yeshivah in each.


At the end of the Middle Ages, the dukes of Burgundy figured out the simple and foolproof way of getting rich at the Jewish expense. Firstly, Jews were banned from owning lands (as was the case throughout Europe). That forced those of them who had money to make it work for them in other ways; the obvious alternative to real estate was banking, i.e. money-lending. Whenever the debts of the dukes would reach a certain critical mass (for which the Jews would actually get land as collateral from both the Church and civilian powers), an edict would be issued expelling Jews from their lands, banning them from Burgundy and expunging their debts. Of course, after that there was nobody to borrow from, so the Jews were soon "forgiven" and kindly permitted to return.


Thus, the timeline of Jewish presence in Burgundy looks like a ghastly zebra; black line, white line, black line, white line...


Jews were expelled by ducal edicts in 1306, 1348 (following a pogrom after they were blamed for bringing the plague to the country), 1397, 1431 (thanks to duke Philip III "The Good" who kicked every last Jew out of Burgundy, including his personal doctor, Hakin of Vesoul), and on, and on...


In 1730, the parliament of Dijon accepted a resolution allowing Jewish merchants to stay in town for one month during the annual fair. Yet a year later, the verdict was reversed, and the Jews again were to be expelled from the country as "persons conducting trade unhealthy for the local municipalities".

And so, renting a medieval castle in Burgundy for our clientele this Passover caused me mixed feelings initially. The flavour of the project gets even more interesting, as most of the customers on this project are Jews from France and other Western European countries who have recently made Aliyah. Why did they want to come back to France for the yontef? - Some come every year to visit family and friends, some still have business interests here, and some told me they did it on purpose, to show that even if their ancestors were not good enough for the local aristocracy, they will come back as free people as they please, and let the descendants of those dukes and barons to be the ones found wanting.


You should see their passion, mixed wry humour, as they sing during Seder: "For in each generation, there would be those who rise against us to swallow us, for God to save us from their hands". And, as they sing: "Le-Shanah ha-ba'ah bi'Yrushalayim", you know what they are thinking; the vacation will be over, and they'll be in Jerusalem next week, not just next year...


Our program for Chol ha-Mo'ed includes tasting of products of the local kosher wineries. There is no small amount of irony in the fact that kosher wine production in France coincided with one of the greatest waves of Jewish emigration from here. Or, perhaps, the two are at least somewhat related; in large part, the French aliyah is responsible for teaching Israelis to appreciate good wine.


Most of those wines are exported nowadays to Israel, UK, US, and other corners of the planet. A glass of Bordeaux, anyone?

Meanwhile, I've been trying to follow Canadian news, as usual. That's how I learned of apparently sincere but misguided effort of Manitoba NDP caucus to issue Pesach congratulations, which ended with a sweet picture of a Challah baking family, and on the note: "Happy Passover". (You have at least to give them some credit for trying, if not for doing their homework)


If you, too, have non-Jewish friends who have trouble remembering the difference between Easter and Passover customs, here's a simple rule of thumb:

Wishing you Chag Kasher ve-Sameach,

Rabbi Eli




Your Life Moments


Birthdays


April 1  Maja Malc

April 3  Phyllis Broder

April 4  Ellen Dagan

April 4  Esse Goldberg

April 5  Tammy Remez

April 10  Tamara Broder

April 13  Carole Abrahams


Anniversaries


April 8  Jonathan & Dora Usher


Yahrzeits


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

April 7    Abraham Goldberg, father of Alla Kabacznik      

April 7    Brana Hascal, mother of Marcel

April 7    Ellias & Chana Hyman

April 7    Chaya Fryda & Moisha Nosak, grandparents of Morry

April 10  Max Applebaum, father of Sheilah Solomon

April 11  Pola Arluk, mother of Victor

April 12  David Cohen, father of Dianne Herzog

April 12  Rae Himmelhoch, mother of Desiree Farkas

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.

When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I wrote down, “Happy.”

They told me I didn't understand the assignment,

and I told them they didn't understand life.

John Lennon




Remember - Don’t Forget - Take Action

Siddur Dedication



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: 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.

The Discussion group will continue on April 14th

Full  Details

can be found at the very end of the bulletin

before Shul Business




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Upcoming

Events

Wednesday,

April 4


4 PM


Jackman Humanities Building,

Room 100,

170 St.George St


This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Limited seating.

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to invite you to the following event:


Al and Malka Green Lecture in Yiddish Studies

“My Song, You are my Strength:

Musical Memorial

from Lodz Ghetto Child Survivors

in Australia"


Joseph Toltz (University of Sydney)


In the ghettos and concentration camps, music was used as a form of spiritual and cultural resistance against the Nazis.


Saturday,

April 7


Shabbat


22 Nisan


Passover

8th Day


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

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


Celebrate true Freedom

Torah Times


Triennial Year 2


Parashat: Pesach 8

1: Deuteronomy 14:22-29

2: Deuteronomy 15:1-18

3: Deuteronomy 15:19-23

4: Deuteronomy 16:1-3

5: Deuteronomy 16:4-8

6: Deuteronomy 16:9-12

7: Deuteronomy 16:13-17

maf: Numbers 28:19-25


Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6



Candle Lighting:

7:32 p.m. – Friday


Havdalah:

8:42 p.m. – Saturday


Deuteronomy


14:22.     You shall set aside every year a tenth part of all the yield of your sowing that is brought from the field.


15:1.         Every seventh year you shall practice remission of debts.


16:3.         You shall not eat anything leavened with it; for seven days thereafter you shall eat unleavened bread, bread of distress — for you departed from the land of Egypt hurriedly — so that you may remember the day of your departure from the land of Egypt as long as you live.



Sunday,

April 8


Shul Kiddush

Rm


1 - 3 pm


Meeting in support of

the Yezidis


All Welcome


No Charge


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There are many new developments taking place with the private sponsorship program, fundraising and our support of the Yezidi community.  This is a great opportunity to hear about what's happening in the larger project, to meet and mingle with other volunteers and Yezidi, and to be part of the exciting growth we are currently experiencing.


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.

Happy Passover Friends,

...

BTW, concerning Jonathan's class.  We attended a lecture by Rabbi Telushkin and he happened to sit at the table Marilyn and I occupied during the after-lecture snacks.  I immediately told him that we have a study group in Toronto for his books on Ethics. He said that I had made his day.


His lecture in a nutshell was:  Loshin HaRa --speaking badly ABOUT a person, but worse is speaking badly TO a person. For instance, embarrassing someone in shul about mistakes regarding his davening in a loud voice....  etc. etc.. His lectures consisted of stories. One was what his friend Alan Dershowitz told him about a conversation he had with "Bibi". Bibi asked Dershowitz whether O.J. was really guilty.  Dershowitz replied, will you tell me whether Israel really has a nuclear bomb… Aha, said Bibi.


All the best,

Sheldon

Thanks Sheldon, Stay safe!

There’s a madman in the “Oval Office.”




Unpublished Letter to the Globe by J.Usher

A Palestinian swings a slingshot at Israeli troops during clashes at the Gaza-Israel border at a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland. timesofisrael


Defending Israel’s actions on its border with Gaza

Israel, again has been accused of using disproportionate force. Let’s look at the Palestinian strategy and objectives to see if this is true. Both the constitutions of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority contain the objectives of destroying Israel. Both groups teach their children that killing Israelis is acceptable. Both groups pay jailed terrorists who have killed Israelis and laud them as heroes. Both groups support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement which is intended to destroy Israel financially.

They attack Israel through underground tunnels, knife, car, and bomb attacks against their citizens, and attacks against their leaders calling them war criminals. Their latest ploy is to congregate at the borders to see whether it is worthwhile to take the next step and break through the barriers to kill Israelis.


The actions of the Palestinians must be taken into the context of a long-term plan to destroy Israel, by war, politically at the United Nations, or slowly by attrition. Israel has no choice but to use violence to stop the long term multi-faceted, violence against their state.


Meanwhile the Palestinians obviously feel that the loss of 15 of their people is not too great a price to pay for promoting a new way to attack the existence of the State of Israel and at the same time to gain sympathy for their losses from the international community.


Because of the long-term multi-faceted attack on Israel, acceding to any Palestinian objective against Israel will not being peace, but only a new Palestinian attack at another level. The Palestinians are content to slowly wear down Israeli existence and resistance until they can destroy Israel. That is why each new attack, and each new method of attack, must be looked at as part of an overall plan and stopped as quickly as possible. That is why the Palestinians do not deserve our sympathy.


Break the cycle of madness...

The 'new' Palestinian school curriculum is even more radical than the previous iteration, saturated with references to Zionist occupiers, colonialists and invaders.

Stop supporting Hamas terrorists. Gaza is Free!




“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.”

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You must determine where you are going, so that you can bargain for yourself, so that you don’t end up resentful, vengeful and cruel.You have to articulate your own principles, so that you can defend yourself against others’ taking inappropriate advantage of you, and so that you are secure and sage while you work and play.  You must discipline yourself carefully. You must keep the promises you make to yourself, and reward yourself, so that you can trust and motivate yourself. You need to determine how to act toward yourself so that you are most likely to become and stay a good person. It would be good to make the world a better place. Heaven, after all, will not arrive on its own accord. We will have to work to bring it about, and strengthen ourselves, so that we can withstand the deadly angels and flaming sword of judgment that God uses to bar its entrance.


Friedrich Nietzsche - “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.”


Such a powerful line. This line was used in “Man's Search for Meaning” -- a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome.

In the Nazi concentration camps, one could have witnessed that those who knew that there was a task waiting for them to fulfill were most apt to survive.

As for myself, when I was taken to the concentration camp of Auschwitz, a manuscript of mine ready for publication was confiscated. Certainly, my deep desire to write this manuscript anew helped me to survive the rigors of the camps I was in.


Rule 3:  Make Friends with People who want the Best for you


It’s ok morally, to choose people that are trying to help you be better and to shy away from people who are working to drag you down. You’re not morally obliged to go down with someone else's ship.


Rule 4: Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.


When the internal critics puts you down using such comparisons (comparing you to a movie star), here’s how it operates: First, it selects a single, arbitrary domain of comparison (fame, maybe, or power). Then it acts as if that domain is the only one that is relevant. Then it contrasts you unfavourably with someone truly stellar, within that domain.  It can take the final step even further, using the unbridgeable gap between you and its target of comparison as evidence for the fundamental injustice of life. That way your motivation to do anything at all can be most effectively undermined. Those who accept such an approach to self-evaluation certainly can’t be accused of making things too easy for themselves. But it’s just as big a problem to make things too difficult.


  • come to your goals through honest and broad discussions with yourself (including identifying what you ”really” want instead of what society deems you ”should” want).

  • bargain with yourself to make small positive changes and build on that.

  • avoid comparing your progress against others but instead against where you previously had been.

  • admire those at the top of their game, as a motivating ideal, rather than a yardstick.

  • Try Self-Authoring  People who spend time writing carefully about themselves become happier, less anxious and depressed and physically healthier. They become more productive, persistent and engaged in life. This is because thinking about where you came from, who you are and where you are going helps you chart a simpler and more rewarding path through life.


Mind, Body and Spirit.

Did I do anything to make my body better today than it was yesterday?

Did I learn anything today, that I did not know yesterday?

Did I discover more meaning in life today, that I hadn't yesterday.




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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“Human nature abhors a vacuum. If one throws off the limits implied by Torah ethics and laws, he frequently becomes not a free spirit or free thinker but a slave to human governments and human written rules and conventions.”

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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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