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No Morning Minyan this coming week!

2018 - Making a difference this holiday season.

Members and friends of Lodzer,  for Chanukah this year and anytime -- you can give joy to your family by donating a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Your loved ones, your children and grandchildren, will see their names on the leaves and be filled with joy.

At this time of giving, please include Lodzer on your list.

A leaf on the Tree of Life, a prayer book dedication, a plaque for a loved one who has died, a donation to Kiddush, and other opportunities available.

You give joy and receive joy with a gift to Lodzer (and it is tax deductible).
All donations are appreciated.

Happy Chanukah to All,
The Lodzer Board of Directors
Marty and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on December 29. It’s hard to believe! Half a century! We were really just kids when we got married on Sunday_December_29_1968. 

There was a blizzard that day and many of our guests from out of town could not make it to our wedding. Even our local guests had enough trouble driving to “The New Murray House” on Steeles west of Bathurst.

Not only was December 29 our wedding day, but it was also my birthday! (At the time, I thought it was a good idea; since then, I changed my mind.) Originally, Marty and I had not planned to have a winter wedding; we had planned to get married the following August 2. However, when I got a teaching job at Bathurst Heights Secondary School, we both felt it was unnecessary to have to wait until the summer. I could support Marty, who was still a student at The College of Dentistry. 

We chose to have our alternate wedding date in December during the Christmas holiday break. However, because it was short notice, many of the synagogues were already booked. My mother did the phoning and found out that The “New” Murray House, a Jewish kosher facility, had three wedding chapels and one was available on short notice. 

In this photo, Marty and I were facing north towards fields and farmlands. There was nothing in sight, no apartments, shopping malls, stores or any buildings...just a flat snowy landscape. The thought crossed my mind that it might be a good idea to buy a piece of land on the north side of Steeles, but sadly we had no money to our name at the time...but don’t we look happy in this wedding photo?

Since many of our Lodzer friends will will be out of town this holiday season, I have decided to co-sponsor the “Sisterhood Shabbat Kiddush Lunch” on January_12 in celebration of Marty and my 50th wedding anniversary -- that's three special events. Did you forget that it's also my birthday?
Faye Kellerstein
Thursdays (see schedule)
7:30 PM

Lodzer Kiddush Room

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:
by Rachel Kadish

Feb. 14 - My Father’s Paradise:  A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
by Yona Sabar
by Lev Golinkin
by Carol Off

June 20 - The Other Woman
by Daniel Silva
We welcome you to join us for weekly Shabbat Services
and special musical Shabbat Services for Rosh Chodesh
with Cantor David Young and his choir.
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh dates for 5779:
January_5_2019  (28 Tevet)
February_2_2019  (27 Shevat)
March_2_2019  (25 Adar I)
March_30_2019  (23 Adar II)
May_4_2019  (29 Nissan)
June_1_2019  (27 Iyar)
June_29_2019  (26 Sivan)

Yiskor services will be held on:
Saturday_April_27_2019 -- 8th day of Pesach  (22 Nissan)
Monday_June_10_2019 -- Shavuot  (7 Sivan)

Rabbi Eli’s Shabbat Service Schedule
These are the dates our Rabbi will officiate
Shabbat Services in the next few weeks.
Jan 5, 12, 19
Tuesday, January 8th at 8:00 pm
Rehearsal/Photo session for the Sisterhood Shabbat.
Rabbi's Class for Women

On the third Monday of the month, unless otherwise advertised.
7:00 -- 8:00 PM

Monday, January 21 - Education of Women Throughout Jewish History (continues)
Monday, February 18 -
Monday, March 18 -
1953 - 2018
12 Heaton Street, M3H 4Y6  (416) 636-6665

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.

Making a difference to our shul
The Board along with Rabbi Eli are setting a new direction for our shul. "We are making changes to shul services and programming, and becoming more of a community." The Board discusses procedures and suggested innovations on a monthly basis. "We're not alone in this and would greatly appreciate your help."
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."
Daily Minyan
Sunday – Friday: 9:00 am
Run by Arthur Zins
- includes Breakfast following.
Come Daven, Fress & Schmooze

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.

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.

Who we are - Contact Info
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Rabbi’s Corner:
Rabbi Eli's Blog
Where in the world is Rabbi Eli

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Lodzer Office
Sarah: 416-636-6665

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday:
9am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
9am to 1pm
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18 Dec 2018, 12:22