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THE LODZER CENTRE CONGREGATION

1953 - 2018

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

lodzercentre@rogers.com


SHABBAT BULLETIN

lodzercongregation@gmail.com

Lodzer.ca

May the Lodzer Sukkah be strong enough

to hold opposing views, conflicting identities

and multiple truths.

Your whole self belongs here.



Shabbat Bulletin - September 29, 2018



Your Life Moments


Birthdays


Sept. 27  Laura Catz-Biro

Sept. 28  Reuben Finkelshtain

Sept. 30  Beverly Birkan

Sept. 30  Judy Hazan

Sept. 30  Sean Majerovic

Oct. 1     Arie Epstein

Anniversaries


Sept. 28  Edward and Desiree Farkas



Yahrzeits


Sept. 27  Alex Berger, father of George

Sept. 28  Lillian Coretsky, mother of Barry Corey

Sept. 30  Molly Heller, mother of Esther Bloch

Oct. 1     Sam Heller, father of Esther Bloch

Oct. 2     Gertrude Markowitz, mother of Syd

Oct. 2     Mitchell Sapers, father of Tammy Remez

Oct. 3     Sala Ber, mother of Josef

Oct. 3     Hanna Jackson, mother of Simon Jackson




Remember - Don’t Forget - Take Action

Synagogue General Fund

Simon & Rachel Weisman


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

take action as not to forget.




From Jews and Highlands of Scotland

To the Jews of Australia and South Pacific

By Isi Davis

While traveling and hiking in Australia two years ago, I gathered information on the history of the Jewish people, in the land of Australia.

<<<Link to Full Story>>>


Thanks Isi,

Your family name had a colourful past. (You’re not related… I know.)




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Upcoming

Events

September 28

2016


Shimon Peres

1923 - 2016


The last of

Israel’s

Founding

Fathers



Zeitgeist

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Shimon Peres was the last of Israel's founding fathers.
Ariel Sharon, David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Moshe Dayan, Moshe Sharett, Golda Meir, Yigal Allon, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, and Yitzhak Rabin are all gone.
And now so is Shimon Peres.

Saturday,

Sept. 29


20 Tishrei


Shabbat

Sukkot VI


Candle Lighting:

6:45 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:

7:45 PM Saturday

Sandcastles


The holiday of Sukkot is a time that we remind ourselves that we are not in control. We leave our homes and go into a temporary dwelling, in order to reinforce the idea that our security, our protection, does not come from the roof over our heads. It does not come from our security systems and it does not come from our investments. True protection comes from the Almighty and the Almighty alone. (modified)  aish




At Sukkot,

celebrate the season of

abundance, warm hospitality

and togetherness.

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.

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Tashlich (תשליך) is a ritual that many Jews observe between Rosh HaShanah and HaShanah Rabah. "Tashlich" means "casting off" in Hebrew and involves symbolically casting off the sins of the previous year by tossing pieces of bread or another food into a body of flowing water.

Don’t feed the birds

in Toronto Parks!
Here are suggestions for breads which may be most appropriate for specific sins or misbehaviours.


For ordinary sins: White Bread
For complex sins: Multigrain
For twisted sins: Pretzels
For sins of indecision: Waffles
For sins committed in haste: Matzoh

(The list goes on, and on…)

Monday,

Oct. 1


9:00 am

Shemini Atzaret


10:10 am

Yizkor



6:45 pm

Erev

Simchat

Torah


Celebrations continue at the Beth Radom

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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.”

Living the Holidays - The Jewish Way


When the seven days of Sukkot end, the Bible decrees yet another holiday, the Eighth Day of Assembly.  The Rabbis interpreted this as an encore. After the High Holy Days, after the intense seven days of Sukkot and pilgrimage, the Jewish people [or, we should say, more accurately, "God's people"] are about to leave, to scatter and return to their homes.  God grows nostalgic, as it were, and pensive. The people of Israel will not come together again in such numbers until Passover six months hence. God will soon miss the sounds of music and pleasure and the unity of the people. The Torah decreed, therefore, an eighth day of assembly, a final feast/holy day.  On this day Jews leave the sukkah to resume enjoying the comfort of solid, well built, well insulated homes. The lulav and etrog are put aside; this day, Shemini Atzeret, is a reprise of the celebration of Sukkot but without any of the rituals. The message is that all the rituals and symbolic language are important but ultimately they remain just symbols"

Rabbi Irving Greenberg

Monday,

Oct. 1


7:00 pm


BETH RADOM

BETH RADOM

Welcomes the Lodzer Congregation


We’ll have Services, Hakafot/Dance with the Torah and the Interactive Torah Experience.  Plus there’ll be an assortment of healthy and not-so-healthy snack foods at about 8pm or so.

Tuesday,

Oct. 2


9 am

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.

At no other time do we celebrate our relationship with the Torah like we do on Simchat Torah. Dancing with the Scroll as though it were our beloved bride, singing love songs and clutching the Torah in a tight embrace, we emphasize the message of the Torah’s relevance today, as it was hundreds and thousands of years ago. RE

Wednesday,

Oct. 3


Study with us

7:30-8:30pm

Kiddush Room


The Wednesday Night

POW

Parsha of the Week

Now in our 12th year!


Starting with Genesis

Bereshit - The Beginning


Uncover Meaning!

Saturday,

October 6


27 Tishrei


Shabbat

Bereshit



Rosh Chodesh Service


Cantor

Young

&

the Choir


Shabbat Bereshit


After reading the final words of the book of Deuteronomy, we turn back to the very beginning, to creation. This week we will read about the creation of the earth.


To sponsor today’s

Kiddush Lunch

Please call

Sarah

How Good Do We Need To Be?


Genesis teaches us that G-d loves us, even if we don’t listen, even if we disobey, even if we are not perfect. The purpose of Judaism, of any religion, is not to be perfect but is to be whole, and to know that we are loved by G-d and there is enough love to go around. Even if you are jealous of your siblings, you squabble with your spouse, you place unreasonable expectations on your children.


Life is like the baseball season, where even the best team loses at least a third of its games, and even the worst team has its days of brilliance. The goal is not to win every game but to win more than you lose, and if you do that often enough, in the end you may find you have won it all.

Rabbi Harold Kushner


Works for me!

October 6

1973


The

Yom Kippur War


Zeitgeist

The Yom Kippur War


On Saturday October 6th, 1973, as all of Israel came to a standstill to observe the High Holiday of Yom Kippur, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a surprise attack against Israel knowing she would be caught off-guard.

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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

Sunday,

October 14


Shul Kiddush

Rm


1 - 3 pm


Meeting in support of

the Yezidi


All Welcome


No Charge


Oct 14th

Nov 11th

Dec 15th

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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.

Thursday,

Oct. 25


7 pm


LODZER CHALLAH BAKE


Reserve in advance & pay at the door.

$18

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


Men & Women Welcome


SAVE THE DATE!


Chairman: Anita Johnson

Instructors:

Sylvia Babins & Camila Kucharczuk

Saturday,

Oct. 27


18 Heshvan


Havdalah

Service

&

Dinner


6:30 PM Service

Dinner following.


Call Sarah

For Tickets


Limited Seating


Havdalah Service

&

Dinner


SAVE THE DATE!


Vegan and Vegetarian Menus Available. Please advise Sarah.


Members:

Adult: $40

Children (<13): $15

Children (<5): $5


Non-members:

Adult: $50

Children (<13): $20

Children (<5): $5





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

(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

Nov. 22 - A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

Jan. 3 - The Weight of Ink

by Rachel Kadish

Feb. 14 - My Father’s Paradise:  A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

by Yona Sabar

March 28 - A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka

by Lev Golinkin

May 9 - All We Leave Behind: A Reporter's Journey Into the Lives of Others

by Carol Off

June 20 - The Other Woman

by Daniel Silva


Saturday


After

Kiddush lunch



Stay awhile and chat.




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

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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