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1953 - 2018

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


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Charlotte Sapers, loving mother and mother-in-law of Tammy and Rafi Remez.


The Board of Directors and the entire congregation offer sincere condolences to the Remez family on their recent loss of Tammy's mother. Our thoughts are with you.


My condolences to Tammy and the entire family.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Sincerely yours,




Shabbat Bulletin - July 21, 2018

Where in the world is Rabbi Eli

Homeward bound.

In other news...


Standing up Straight!

If not for Israel, rescuers in Thailand would not have had the necessary communications that helped find the missing boys soccer team.

Many nations and people have been involved in the rescue operation and at the onset, the Thai Navy SEALS approached an Israeli company Maxtech to buy communication devices that would work in the network of caves.  Maxtech CEO and founder Uzi Hanuni said they would not sell it to them - they would provide what was needed free of charge!  Not only that, Yuval Zalmanov, a senior software engineer at Maxtech, also volunteered and joined Asaf Zmirly, an Israeli national who lives in Thailand and owns a rescue company, Zalmanov, in the mission.  They provided the radios and computers for the communications as well as the training and technical support.

Standard communication systems don't work in a complex network of caves that span 10km in range.  The rocks and muddy water are not conducive to communication which is why the innovative Israeli hi-tech solution was the only working solution.  The Max mesh professional mobile radio (which might look like a standard walkie-talkie) has sophisticated software that allows the devices to act as relays.  This means that as you have multiple devices throughout the cave network, they create a network of connections between each other, that ultimately allow the device deepest in the cave to talk to the team outside, by relaying the message through all the devices in-between.

Accept the terrible burden of the World,

and find joy.

Your Life Moments


July 15  Richard Grunberg

July 17  Anna Holtzman

July 19  Jeff Shabes

July 19  Shirley Smoskowitz

July 20  Nisa Shedletzky

July 26  Ida Ash

July 27  Eli Batsre


July 17  Cantor Morris & Sonia Goldlust

July 17  Etyan Broder & Penny Hung

July 21  Sheldon & Marilyn Richmond


July 15  Leo Kon, husband of Freda and father of Lily Silver

July 15  Harry Markowitz, father of Sydney

July 15  Bernard Steiman, brother of Frank

July 16  Hava Lea Sosner, mother of Sara Moshe

July 19  Louis Slutchuk, father of Nancy Corey

July 20  Annie Hercberg, mother of Helen Storm

July 23  Jacob Kabacznik, husband of Alla

July 23  Reuben Yellin, father of Susan Yellin

July 24  Harry Epstein, father of Henry & Arie

July 25  Taylor-Kate Bowser, great granddaughter of Betty Siegel-Snyder

July 26  Reuben Sidenberg, father of Allen

July 27  Sam Friedenrich, son of Ester, brother of Ricki Black & Susan Waserman

Remember - Don’t Forget - Take Action

Siddur Dedication

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

take action as not to forget.



Participants will be notified by

e-mail of scheduling changes.



7:30-8:30 pm

Shul Kiddush


All are



to the public

at no cost


Parsha of The Week

with Judy Hazan

Join this lively group every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.

Parsha of the Week PLUS Haftorah.

Tanach without the tedium!

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

No knowledge or Hebrew required.

Judy Hazan 416-704-1693

Parsha of the Week is on Summer Vacation and will return on Wednesday October 3rd with Genesis.


7-8 pm


Upstairs foyer

Summer Break


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



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:

Oct. 11 - ‘The Paris Architect’

by Charles Belfoure

Stay tuned… for more upcoming books and dates.


Karate lessons

For Seniors

Join us

with open hands

and Kick back!

10 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

Stay awhile and chat.

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July 21

9 Av


Candle Lighting:

8:34 PM Friday



9:12 AM

Frank Steiman


9:30 AM

Cantor David Young

Rabbi Eli

Ba'al Koreh:

Harvey Bitterman

Shabbat ends:

9:44 PM Saturday


This week’s Kiddush

is sponsored by:

Susan Yellin


Howard Iseman

for the yahrzeit of

Reuben Yellin

Erev Tisha B'Av

We Lost our Temple;

Our Nation was Dispersed;

We Lost our Homeland.

Whoever mourns for Jerusalem,

merits and sees it’s joy.

8:30 PM

Mincha Torah


9:15 PM


9:30 PM

Reading of the Book of Lamentations  (Eicha)


July 22

9 AM

2 PM

Mincha only,

Tallis and Tefillin

Torah Portion

Parashat: Devarim

Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22

Moses tells the Jewish people of additional details of events that occurred since they left Egypt. He goes into the disastrous episode of agreeing to let spies go into the Land of Israel, and says that initially:

"The idea was good in my eyes..." (Deuteronomy 1:23)


The mission of the spies was clearly one of the most devastating events in Jewish history. It was the very act that caused the Jews to wander in the desert for 40 years and resulted in many of them never being able to enter the Land of Israel.

Even though the spies' mission was so catastrophic, Moses still had the courage to say "the idea was good in my eyes."

Now that’s integrity!



July 27

15 Av

Tu B'Av


May Tu B’Av truly usher in the achdus (to love a fellow Jew) for which we yearn to bring the geulah (redemption / deliverance) for us all.


Tu B’Av on the 15th of Av has become known, especially in modern Israel, as the holiday of love - when man and woman are together, in total harmony, with true complementary and mutual love and cooperation - somewhat replacing Valentine’s Day.
On Tu B’Av the Tribes of Israel were permitted to intermarry with each other. Second generation Jewish women would go dancing in the vineyards looking for their beshert and unmarried men would go to the fields to pick out a wife.


July 28

16 Av

In spite of it all

In 1946, the British government ordered all illegal immigrants bound for Palestine to be deported to camps on the island of Cyprus. According to the terms of the British White Paper of 1939, immigration to Palestine was limited to 75,000 Jews over a period of 10 years. Following the end of World War II, many Holocaust survivors had nowhere else to go, so they crammed onto old ships bound for the Holy Land. Some ships succeeded in slipping through the British naval blockade and unloading their human cargo on desolate beaches. Several ships sank in tragic circumstances. Other ships were apprehended and the passengers sent to British detention camps -- complete with barbed wire, military towers and guards. The Exodus is the most famous immigrant ship from this era. Today, one of the ships, the Af-Al-Pi ("in spite of it all"), stands in a museum in Haifa. aish


August 5

Shul Kiddush


1 - 3 pm

Meeting in support of

the Yezidi

All Welcome

No Charge

August5 Sep9 Oct7 Nov4 Dec2


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!


Executive Director

Project Abraham/Mozuud




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.


August 12

5:30 PM


per person


Come and get your

grill on.


Sizzlin’ Summer



Sept. 2



9 AM


9:15 AM

Pre-Holy Days




Remember the days of yore, learn the lessons of the generations that have come before you.

Sunday Sept. 9

6:55 pm

Erev Rosh Hashana

Monday Sept. 10

8:30 am

1st Day Rosh Hashana

no evening service

Tuesday Sept. 11

8:30 am

2nd Day Rosh Hashana

no evening service


High Holy Days

Are Fast Approaching!

Reserve Your Tickets Now!

Tuesday Sept. 18

6:45 pm

Kol Nidre

Wed. Sept. 19

9:00 am

Yom Kippur

10:40 am


4:45 - 5:30 pm

Conversation with Rabbi Eli

8:09 pm

Yom Kippur Ends


Ticket Pricing for 2018

Members pay

$136 Adults / $80 students

Children 5 to 13 $36 (under 5 free)


$160 Adults / $80 students

Children 5 to 13 $36 (under 5 free)

*2.5% charge for credit cards

We will not have a children’s program this year but babysitting will be available.

Sunday Sept. 23

Erev Sukkot

no evening service

Monday Sept. 24


Tuesday Sept. 25

9:00 am



Sunday Sept. 30

9:00 am

Hoshana Rabbah

no evening service

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Havatat Aravot:

On the last day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabba, we beat a bundle of willow branches (actually one is enough) on the floor. To prepare the ground for the rain to penetrate.

Monday Oct. 1

9:00 am

Shemini Atzaret

10:10 am


6:45 pm

Erev Simchat Torah


Monday Oct. 1

6:45 pm

Erev Simchat Torah

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Oct. 11

8 pm




Kiddush Room

The Paris Architect

Charles Balfoure

Lucien Bernard is a conflicted man.

Author Charles Balfoure has set his novel The Paris Architect during the Occupation of France in World War II. Lucien Bernard is an architect, solicited for a testy job—finding some way to build a hiding place for Jews. His first reaction is NO; he has no sympathy for the Jews and prefers not to be associated with helping them.

It does not take long for Manet, the man who pays for Lucien’s services, to convince him, both financially and morally, of the right thing to do. Lucien agrees to help, just this once, and of course, just this once turns into again and again. more

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

Eli Batsre

Frank Steiman

Henry Epstein

Joe Ber

Leon Pasternak (Honourary)

Rafi Remez

Roz Greene

Syd Markovitz

Rabbi Eli Courante

Cantor David Young

Ba'al Koreh:

Harvey Bitterman


Arnie Yudell

Rafi Remez

Shabbat Handout:

Judy Hazan


Charles Greene

Office Manager:

Sarah Senior


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16 Jul 2018, 10:17