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Lodzer Sizzlin’ Summer

This Sunday, Aug. 12 at 5:30 PM in the Lodzer PARK in G-Lot


FOOD FUN FRIENDS!  $10 Come and get your grill on.


Call Sarah - RSVP by noon Friday - 416-636-6665



THE LODZER CENTRE CONGREGATION

1953 - 2018

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

lodzercentre@rogers.com


SHABBAT BULLETIN

lodzercongregation@gmail.com

Lodzer.ca


Conservative Judaism

מָסוֹרֶת          tradition

and Compassion


The oral tradition of storytelling offers insight,

inspiration and meaning in our own journey

as we travel our unique Jewish Path.


We are "addicted to meaning"

and meaning is not always the same as the truth.


Stories—particularly fictional ones—moralize. They help us figure out our values and whet our need for justice.

When we tell stories about ourselves, they also serve another important (arguably higher) function: They help us to believe our lives are meaningful. "The storytelling mind"—the human mind, in other words—"is allergic to uncertainty, randomness, and coincidence, -- It doesn't like to believe life is accidental; it wants to believe everything happens for a reason. Stories allow us to impose order on the chaos.  (Gottschall)




Shabbat Bulletin - August 11, 2018



Your Life Moments

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Tammy and Rafi Remez would like to thank the members of the Lodzer family for being there during these trying times. Once more the Lodzer members have shown that they are there when needed. Thank you for your support.

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Birthdays


Aug. 5  Irene Szweras

Aug. 7  Sonia Goldlust

Aug. 10 Rachel Weisman

Aug. 12  Honey Hellreich

Aug. 12  Sheila Stahl

Aug. 15  Esther Tschaschnik

Anniversaries


Aug. 10  Robert & Sally Berger

Aug. 10  Sidney & Barbara Lew

Aug. 10  Harvey & Helen Storm

Aug. 13  Eli Batsre & Miriam Perez

Aug. 13  Marcel & Katalin Hascal


Yahrzeits


Aug. 4  David Haber, father of Ellen Dagan

Aug. 4  Reva Machlis, father of Sylvia White

Aug. 7  Pearl Adelkind, mother of Sheryl Adelkind

Aug. 8  Ronald Feldman, brother of Sheila Winston

Aug. 9  Ben Shedletzky, brother of Joseph

Aug. 9  Paul Winston, husband of Sheila

Aug.10 Hartley Lichtblau, son of Fela

Aug. 12  Raizel Kurant Davidson, grandmother of Reisa Grunberg

Aug. 12  Mary Ginsburg, mother of Barbara Lew

Aug. 12  Tova Goldberg, wife of Esse and mother of Barbara Barkin

Aug. 13  Marlene Mather, aunt of Pearl Rosen

Aug. 14  Tobie Steinberg, mother of Hedy Steinberg

Aug. 14  Michael Berlach, father of Deborah Berlach

Aug. 14  Emil Remez, father of Rafael

Aug. 15  Samuel Adelkind, father of Sheryl Adelkind

Aug. 16  Joseph Factor, husband of Esther

Aug. 16  Samuel Finkelstain, son of Reuben & Jenny

Aug. 17  Nathan Super, brother of Dora Usher





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 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.


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



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


Oct. 11 - ‘The Paris Architect’

by Charles Belfoure

Saturday


After

Kiddush lunch



Stay awhile and chat.




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Upcoming

Events

Saturday,

August 11


30 Av


Shabbat

Rosh Chodesh Elul


Candle Lighting:

8:10 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:

9:15 PM Saturday

Torah Portion


Parashat: Re'eh

Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17


Moses tells the Jewish people additional commandments they need to follow. And then he implores upon them to:


"...do what is good and right in the eyes of God."


A LIFE LESSON

We live in a society where we care enormously about what other people think about us.


This is precisely why in public we might act one way towards someone, but in private - outside the watchful eyes of those we so much want to impress - we will act in a completely different way.


Instead of doing what looks right in the eyes of your co-workers and friends, listen to the words of Moses. Concern yourself with impressing the One who truly wants you to become great and strive to do what is good and right in the eyes of God.

aish

God is everywhere.

Sunday,

August 12


Elul 1


5:30 PM


$10.00

per person


Book now!

Call Sarah

FOOD FUN FRIENDS!


Come and get your

grill on.

Lodzer

Sizzlin’ Summer

BBQ


No Ham-burgers,

promise!

August 15,

1947


Zeitgeist


The

Jews of India

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The P & T Department is happy to associate itself with the four hundredth anniversary celebrations of the Cochin Synagogue by issuing a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion. inContext

Celebrating

The Jews of India


When Marco Polo traveled through India in the year 1293, he recorded a surprising encounter in his diaries about meeting Jews there who’d developed a thriving community on India’s southwestern coast. These early Jewish settlers were likely descended from Jewish traders who came from Yemen in the 700s and were welcomed by the local prince. inContext


The fact that an oft-persecuted community like the Jews could find peaceful asylum in India symbolises the secular character of our State where all communities can flourish regardless of colour, creed or race.


Hold the Beef

Saturday,

August 18


7 Elul


Shabbat

Just as the month before the summer is the time when Americans go on crash diets, fearing how their bodies will look on the beach, so Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanah, became the time when Jews went on crash spiritual regimens, fearing how their souls would look when they stood naked before God.

Irving (Yitz) Greenberg

August 24

1929

HEBRON

MASSACRE


Zeitgeist


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Numerous Jewish synagogues were vandalised and desecrated.

1929 HEBRON MASSACRE


Rampaging Arab mobs killed 67 Jewish residents and yeshiva students in the biblical holy city, where the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish people are entombed and King David ruled. Three days later British soldiers evacuated the surviving remnant of the ancient Jewish community. Hebron was Judenrein. So it remained for 50 years, until 10 women and 35 children, led by Miriam Levinger and Sarah Nachshon, entered Beit Hadassah, the former medical clinic in the heart of the destroyed Jewish Quarter. Hebron, Mrs. Levinger proclaimed, “will no longer be Judenrein.


Judenfrei ("free of Jews") or Judenrein ("clean of Jews") was a Nazi term to designate an area "cleansed" of the Jewish presence. Today we just call those places slums.


Sunday,

Sept. 2


Morning

Services

9 AM


Yizkor

9:15 AM


Pre-Holy Days

YIZKOR





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

Sunday,

September 9


Shul Kiddush

Rm


1 - 3 pm


Meeting in support of

the Yezidi


All Welcome


No Charge


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.

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

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On Rosh Hashanah God judges individuals, but that judgment/fate is "sealed" on Yom Kippur and "sent out" on Hoshana Rabba (the seventh day of Sukkot).

Here’s hoping that your fate, that is sealed, is a good one.


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

Yizkor


4:45 - 5:30 pm

Conversation with Rabbi Eli


8:09 pm

Yom Kippur Ends

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The Bible refers to Yom Kippur as Shabbat Shabbaton (“Sabbath of Solemn Rest,” or “Sabbath of Sabbaths”) because, even though the holy day may fall on a weekday, it is on Yom Kippur that solemnity and cessation of work are most complete.

Ticket Pricing for 2018


Members pay

$136 Adults / $80 students

Children 5 to 13 $36 (under 5 free)


Non-members

$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

and

Tuesday Sept. 25


9:00 am

Sukkot

Sukkot is a time to commemorate dwelling in temporary structures as guests of the Lord.

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When God created the first human beings, God led them around the garden of Eden and said: Look at my works! See how beautiful they are - how excellent! For your sake I created them all. See to it you do not spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it.



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

Yizkor


6:45 pm

Erev Simchat Torah

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Falling just after Sukkot, (the 8th day,) Shemini Atzeret is the holiday on which Jews start praying for rain.


“On the eighth day you should hold a solemn gathering; you shall not work at your occupation.”


Monday Oct. 1


6:45 pm


Erev Simchat Torah

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Simchat Torah is the holiday that celebrates the conclusion of the yearly cycle of reading the Torah, after which we begin anew reading the Five Books of Moses, starting from the first chapter of Genesis.


Thursday,

Oct. 11


8 pm


BOOK

CHAT


Shul

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.


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

Eli Batsre

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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