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THE LODZER CENTRE CONGREGATION

1953 - 2018

12 Heaton Street, M3H 4Y6  (416) 636-6665

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Shabbat Bulletin - June 16, 2018



Your Life Moments


Birthdays


June 14 Sally Berger

June 14  Sara Birensztok

June 14  Milton Stahl

June 19 Honey Spitzen

June 21 Joyce Brown

June 21 Sam Waserman

Anniversaries


June 11 Matthew & Daphna Grossman

June 11 Rick & Eda Kardonne

David & Beverly Birkan



Yahrzeits


June 12  Charles Goldlust, brother of Cantor Morris Goldlust  

June 14  Nechemiah Golub, brother of Eda Kardonne

June 14  Gil Kardonne, son of Rick & Eda

June 15  Moshe Birenszok, husband of Sara

June 19  Esther Malet, mother of Dennis

June 19  Rose Stolberg, mother of Esther Steiman

June 21  Max Anidjar, brother of Morris

June 21  Nayim Dagan, father of Isaak




Remember - Don’t Forget - Take Action

Synagogue General Fund

Alan Herman

Eli Batsre & Miriam Perez

Marcel & Katalin Hascal

Nancy & Barry Corey

Helen Gould


Prayer Book Fund

Helen Gould



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

take action as not to forget.





Ongoing

Programs

Participants will be notified by

e-mail of scheduling changes.

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



7-8 pm


Shul

Upstairs foyer


Summer Break

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

Thursday

(monthly)



8 PM


Shul

Kiddush Room


Summer Break


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


Stay tuned… for upcoming books and dates.


Fridays



Karate lessons

For Seniors


Join us

with open hands

and Kick back!


10 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

Saturday


After

Kiddush lunch



Stay awhile and chat.




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Upcoming

Events

Thursday,

June 14


8:00 PM

Book Chat


Shul Kiddush

Rm

Book Chat


The Break

by Katherena Vermette

The Break

by Katherena Vermette


“The Break” is hydro land that cuts a swath through Winnipeg’s North End neighbourhood; in the novel it serves as both the setting for a terrible crime and a symbol of the fractured lives of the characters, four generations of a Métis family…

...The Break offers clear insight into people struggling to secure a place in the world.

Saturday,

June 16


3 Tamuz


Shabbat


Candle Lighting:

8:43 PM Friday


Birkot

ha-Shachar

9:12 AM

Frank Steiman


Yishtabach

9:30 AM

Cantor David Young

Rabbi Eli


Ba'al Koreh:

Harvey Bitterman


Shabbat ends:

9:57 PM Saturday

Torah Portion


Parashat: Korach

Numbers 16-18


In this week's Torah portion, a group of Jews, led by a man named Korach, rebelled against Moses. Like Moses, they also wanted to be leaders of the Jewish people. But instead of stating this as their real desire, Korach positioned his argument against Moses himself and his inabilities by declaring to Moses that:


"...It is too much for you!" (Numbers 16:3)


A LIFE LESSON

Take full ownership of what you want to do and the real reason why you want it… true leadership means looking solely at your abilities and why you have what it takes to make a difference.  aish

Tuesday,

June 19


7:30 PM


CIJR

presents

at the

Lodzer


Free Admission


Ann Samson


YouTube part: 1, 2, 3, 4

The Jews of India

Life cycle events:

Traditions and customs

Part 3 of 4

India has an unbroken record of over 2,000 years of hospitality to Jews. Mrs. Ann Samson, a leading spokesperson for the Indian Jewish Community of Toronto, will provide an overview of the history, sociological structure, unique customs and traditions of this fascinating and often overlooked Jewish community. Her presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. An educator and active community member, Ann Samson is one of the founders of Congregation Bina of Indian Jews.

Saturday,

June 23


10 Tamuz

We all engage in some sort of behavior that we want to change. Whether it's our unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, unproductive thoughts, destructive actions, or poor character traits…


Check back, in the next Shabbat Bulletin on how to use that negative behaviour to get back on track.

Sunday,

June 24

Yezidi

2nd annual picnic

at Earl Bales Park


A photography walk, clown, face-painting, hula hoops, soccer and so much more will all be part of the fun!

Our picnic committee is working hard to create an amazing event for June 24th!  A call for a few adults (Kids Activity Ambassadors) to help out with facilitating children's activities at the picnic is being made. These volunteers would lead/supervise activities such as rope skipping, soccer, hula hoops and also assist our clown and fact painter if the need arises.   If you would like to help out in this way, please contact Nick Pandit nick.pandit@gmail.com

The Three

Weeks

Fast of Shiva


Saturday,

June 30

17 Tamuz

Thru

Saturday,

July 21

9 Av


Erev Tisha B'Av

Summer Sadness

Pain doesn’t wait for the “right” time of year.

“The purpose of a fast is both to pray for salvation, but also to get rid of distraction and privilege and think about what we can do better in the world,”

Fasting in the Bible is like a hunger strike. “It’s a way of a human being saying to God, ‘Please change this, or I refuse to eat. It’s a way of getting at injustice in the world.”

Fasting as a petition instead of penitence.

In the Roman siege of Jerusalem, which this fast remembers, the Jews were barricaded in the city, cut off from food and water, dying slowly, inevitably, in full view of their captors. They knew they couldn’t possibly survive, but they tried anyway. Each day alive was a victory.

Despite that our tradition dwells on suffering, Judaism is an uplifting, celebratory religion.

“The goal of Jewish life is celebrating and emphasizing life. But mourning and death are part of life, and three weeks out of the year — between this fast and the fast of Tisha B’av — are geared toward experiencing collective national loss and entering that emotional religious space.”  inContext

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The 17th day of Tammuz is a day of mourning for Jewish people. It marks the anniversary of five calamities.

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On this day in the year 1313 BCE, Moses broke the tablets of stone that were inscribed with the Ten Commandments and the idol of “the Golden Calf” was erected.


On this date in the year 423 BCE, the daily sacrificial offerings were discontinued in the run up to the destruction of the first temple.


In the year 69 BCE Jerusalem’s walls were breached, which resulted in the destruction of the second temple.


Finally, the Roman military leader Apostomus burned a Torah scroll, possibly around 50 CE. This may have contributed to the Bar Kokhba revolt, the last war between the Romans and the Jews between 132 and 135 CE.

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The 17th of Tammuz marks the start of the “Three Weeks” (Bein HaMetzarim), which is a period of mourning marking the destruction of both the First Temple and the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

Sunday,

July 8


Shul Kiddush

Rm


1 - 3 pm


Meeting in support of

the Yezidi


All Welcome


No Charge


July8 August5 Sep9 Oct7 Nov4 Dec2

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For those who are new, our monthly meetings are wonderful opportunities to network with other volunteers and get the latest news on our Yezidi community in Richmond Hill and what's happening in Iraq, an understanding of the larger project and new developments that are taking place.  Some of our best ideas and activities have come out of our Project Abraham meetings.


Hope to see you there!


Debbie

Executive Director

Project Abraham/Mozuud

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.



Enjoy the Summer

Erev Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner

September 9th @ 6:55 PM



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

Ba'al 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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Lodzer Office

Sarah: 416-636-6665

lodzercentre@rogers.com


Office Hours

Monday through Thursday

9am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Friday

9am to 1pm




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