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THE LODZER CENTRE CONGREGATION

1953 - 2018

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

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SHABBAT BULLETIN

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Tradition, Inclusion & Compassion




Shabbat Bulletin - August 18, 2018



A Sizzlin’ Good Time!


Hot Dogs!!!

Bun?

No Bun!

Choose Wisely.



Thanks to:

Rafi,

Rabbi Eli on Veggie Dogs, Harvey on Logistics,

Phil on Buns,

Syd on Pics,

Roz on Salads & Charly on Watermelon.




Your Life Moments


Birthdays


Aug. 12  Honey Hellreich

Aug. 12  Sheila Stahl

Aug. 15  Esther Tschaschnik

Aug. 19  Deborah Berlach

Aug. 20  Katalin Hascal

Aug. 21  Annette Sacks

Anniversaries


Aug. 13  Eli Batsre & Miriam Perez

Aug. 13  Marcel & Katalin Hascal

Aug. 19  Norm & Pearl Rosen


Yahrzeits


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

Aug. 18  Lea Epstein, mother of Arie and Henry

Aug. 20  Lily Flash, grandmother of Pearl Rosen

Aug. 21  Nico Himmelhoch, father of Desiree Farkas



Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.


In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.


No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.


Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. -- We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.

Karl Popper



Remember - Don’t Forget - Take Action


Synagogue General Fund

Sheila Winston

Desiree Farkas


Prayer Book Fund

Barbara Barkin


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

take action as not to forget.



The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.


Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.


I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.


Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.

Ludwig Wittgenstein




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

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


Candle Lighting:

8:00 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:

9:03 PM Saturday

Torah Portion


Parashat: Shoftim

Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9


Moses instructs the Jews on additional commandments they need to observe. He tells them that when they appoint a king, the king:


"...shall write for himself two copies of this Torah ... it shall be with him, and he shall read from it all the days of his life." (Deuteronomy 17: 18-19)


A LIFE LESSON

There cannot be one set of rules for a leader and another for his followers. God tells the Jewish people that kings and their followers must all live by the same rules. aish


Practice What You Preach

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.

Saturday,

August 25


14 Elul


Shabbat

Get Beyond the Mask


It's easy to be intimidated by mean people. See through their mask. Underneath is an insecure and unhappy person. They are alienated from others because they are alienated from themselves.


Have compassion for them. Not pity, not condemning, not fear, but compassion. Feel for their suffering. Identify with their core humanity. You might be able to influence them for the good. You might not. Either way your compassion frees you from their destructiveness. And if you would like to help them change, compassion gives you a chance to succeed.

Rabbi Pliskin's "Happiness",p.179



It’s Ok.


Sunday,

Sept. 2


Morning

Services

9 AM


Yizkor

9:30 AM


Pre-Holy Days

Community

YIZKOR

Service



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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.


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NEW TOYS NEEDED

FOR LODZER HIGH HOLY DAYS CHILD CARE


Please donate new toys!

Puzzles, non-electronic games, dolls, toy cars, etc.


Bring your gifts to the office.


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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

Thursday,

Oct. 25


6:30 pm


LODZER CHALLAH BAKE


$$$

Learn how to make

a delicious challah.

You can take your unbaked challah home and bake it for Shabbat.

As part of the Shabbat Project,

we invite you to join


THE LODZER CHALLAH BAKE


SAVE THE DATE!





CJN: TORONTO KOSHER FOOD BANK MAY BE FORCED TO CLOSE SHOP

The first kosher food bank in Toronto will be forced to close its doors to the 150 families it feeds every week, unless it receives help soon.


Officials with the Pride of Israel Synagogue’s kosher food bank said that its two main benefactors can no longer continue their support.


...the cost of the food bank is $800 per week. Pride of Israel has sent out over 30 letters to other synagogues and institutions asking for help with donations and food.


URGENTLY NEEDED

KOSHER FOOD BANK AT PRIDE OF ISRAEL

NEEDS OUR HELP!


Pride of Israel: Office: (416) 226-0111




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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