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Without a note yet sung,

the CJN news has this preview on our Cantorial Cabaret on Thursday, June 13th.

"With the cantors and choirs of Beth Tikvah Synagogue and Lodzer Centre Congregation participating, an upcoming cantorial cabaret in Toronto promises to be a musical extravaganza." (CJN, June 6, 2019)

Don't miss out. Get your tickets by calling... Sarah @ 416-636-6665
Checkout Rafi's promotional video for our Cantorial Cabaret !
June 8, 2019 / 5 Sivan, 5779                                                Omer: Day 49
Lodzer Shabbat Bulletin

Shabbat Shalom

Light Candles: 8:38 PM Friday
Shabbat Ends: 9:51PM

Triennial Year 3 
Parshat Bamidbar: Numbers:
  1. 3:14 - 3:20  pg576
  2. 3:21 - 3:26
  3. 3:27 - 3:39
  4. 3:40 - 3:43
  5. 3:44 - 3:51
  6. 4:1 - 4:10
  7. 4:11 - 4:20
Maftir: 4:17 - 4:20
Hosea 2:1 - 2:22  pg582
Next week...
Matthew Grossman
 will be reading his Torah portion Nasso
and reciting the Haftorah in honour of the Anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah!


June 8    Edward Farkas
June 14  Sally Berger
June 14  Sara Birensztok
June 14  Milton Stahl

June 11  Matthew & Daphna Grossman  
June 11  Rick & Eda Kardonne

June 10  Sima Anidjar, mother of Morris
June 10  Jack Coretsky, father of Barry Corey
June 11  Louis Nadler, father of Sam
June 12  Sally Myers, mother of Helen Gould
June 13  Stanley Tessis, husband of Dorothy


Synagogue General Fund
Morris & Nicole Anidjar
Esther Michaels
Nisa Shedletzky
Prayer Book Fund
Barry & Nancy Corey
Susan Gould
Morris and Nicole Anidjar
in memory of Sima Anidjar
Sam and Yona Nadler
for the yahrzeit of his father Louis

When celebrating simchas at our shul
please no concussion candies
we never know if there is a doctor in the house!
People Prayer Possibility

T minus 5 days and counting…

Are you ready?
Do you have your tickets?
Are you excited?

And now…

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!
Fremde, etranger, stranger.
Im Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret.

Happy to see you, bleibe, reste, stay.

Leave your troubles outside!
So - life is disappointing? Forget it!
We have no troubles here! Here life is beautiful...
You are beautiful...
Even the Choirs are beautiful!

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!
Im Cabaret, au Cabaret, to our Cantorial Cabaret.

Saturday, June 8 - 5 Sivan

Omer Day 49

Jews Accept Torah 
On this day, (1313 BCE,) Moses made a covenant with the Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai at which the people declared, "All that G-d has spoken, we shall do and hear" (Exodus 24:7) committing themselves to observe the Torah's commandments ("do") and strive to comprehend them ("hear"), while pledging to "do" also before they "hear."
(Light Holiday Candles after 9:52 PM)

Sunday, June 9 - 6 Sivan

Shavuot 1st Day

9am Morning Minyan
Exodus 19:1 - 20:23  pg290
Numbers 28:26-31  pg696
Ezekiel 1:1-28; Ezekiel 3:12  pg1027

On the 6th Sivan of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), seven weeks after the Exodus, G-d revealed Himself on Mount Sinai. The entire people of Israel (600,000 heads of households and their families), as well as the souls of all future generations of Jews, heard G-d declare the first two of the Ten Commandments and witnessed G-d's communication of the other eight through Moses. Following the revelation, Moses ascended the mountain for 40 days, to receive the remainder of the Torah from G-d.

Monday, June 10 - 7 Sivan

Shavuot 2nd Day

9am Morning Minyan
Deuteronomy 15:19 - 16:17  pg814
Numbers 28:26-31  pg696
Habakkuk 2:20 - 3:19  pg1032

Yizkor services @ 10:30am

At Sinai, G-d rescinded the "decree" and "divide" (gezeirah) that had been in force since the 2nd day of creation separating the spiritual and the physical into two hermetic worlds; from this point on, "the higher realms could descend into the lower realms, and the lower could ascend to the higher." Thus was born the "mitzvah" -- a physical deed that, by virtue of the fact that it is commanded by G-d, brings G-dliness into the physical world.

Dear Congregants & Friends,

I am thrilled to announce that on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. the Lodzer Congregation will be hosting a Cantorial Cabaret Concert featuring our choir, Cantor Tibor Kovari from Beth Tikvah and his choir,  accompanied by a pianist, cellist and violinist and special guest appearance, my son Jakie.
It will be a memorable musical evening of liturgical, secular and operatic pieces.
Looking forward to seeing you and sharing in this wonderful evening.

Cantor David Young

Cantor David Young began his musical career at the age of 9 performing as a child soloist with Cantor Nathan T. Adler and the Shaarei Shomayim choir. 
Under the mentorship of Cantor Harold Klein, Cantor Young became the youngest conductor in Canada when appointed musical director of the choir at the tender age of 16.
Cantor Young has served in the past as Cantor for the Shaar Shalom, Beth Torah and Borochov congregations, and has studied voice under the guidance of Robert Leowen and David Dunbar.

Hazzan Tibor Kovari, Hazzan and Music Director at Beth Tikvah synagogue since 2003, studied at the Theological Seminary of Hungary in Budapest. He has performed in Israel, Europe and North America and is Past President of the Toronto Council of Hazzanim.

To purchase tickets 
Contact Lodzer Office Manager, Sarah Senior

18 - 18 Youth Promo
$18 for youth under 18
It will be the Chai-light of your June!


Cantor David Young talks about the upcoming Cantorial Cabaret.
Please share the following video link to social media and with friends via e-mail:

Please help us advertise this event.
Hand out the postcards to friends & share on social media

We still have some lawn signs!

Monday, June 17 at 7 PM

Sisterhood Monday Nights
With Rabbi Eli

Sisterhood Monday nights are back!
May 20, June 17, July 22 - three nights dedicated to discussions of medical topics viewed through the prism of Judaism.
Organ donation, elective surgery, assisted suicide, abortions, stem cell research, surrogate motherhood, human cloning, and more
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:

June 20 - The Other Woman
by Daniel Silva
Rosh Chodesh Shabbat Service
with Cantor David Young and his choir.

June 29 - Tammuz, July 3 - 4
August 25 - 31
City of Łódź
Official commemoration of the
75th Anniversary of Liquidation of the Litzmannstadt - Ghetto.

Main Commemorations
29 August 2019
11am - Jewish Cemetery, 40 Bracka St.
12am - March of Remembrance from the Jewish Cemetery to the Radegast Station.
12:30pm - Museum of the Independence Traditions in Łódź, Radegast Station.
8pm - Survivors Park, 83 Wojska Polskiego St.
We Long for a Home… Jazz concert inspired by music 1945-1949 by artists who survived the Łódź ghetto.

Please join us for this milestone event...

Syd Markowitz / Freda Kon (survivor)
Lodzer on tap

Morning Minyan

Sunday – Friday: 9:00 am
Run by Arthur Zins
- includes Breakfast following.
Come Daven, Fress & Schmooze


Summer Break - See you in September.
Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Please join this lively group,
led by Judy Hazan


Fridays 9:30 am
With warm-ups for joints and boxing drills. Free.
Led by David Birken.

David also leads the Karate up at Bernard Betel on Tuesdays at 2 PM.

Shabbat Services

Birkot ha-Shachar 9:12 am
Yishtabach 9:30 AM
Led by Cantor Young & Rabbi Eli
includes Kiddush Luncheon
1953 - 2019
12 Heaton Street, M3H 4Y6  (416) 636-6665


We invite you to experience the Lodzer Congregation
Please join us for weekly Shabbat Services

Saturday Mornings
Birkot ha-Shachar 9:12 am
Yishtabach 9:30 AM
Led by Rabbi Eli & Cantor Young
includes Kiddush Luncheon


and special musical Rosh Chodesh Shabbat Services
with Cantor David Young and his choir.

June 29 - Tammuz, July 3 - 4
July 27 - Av, August 2
Aug. 31 - Elul, Aug.31 - Sept.1
Sept. 28 - Tishrei, September 30
Oct. 26 - Cheshvan, October 29 - 30
Nov. 23 - Kislev, November 28 - 29
Dec. 28 - Tevet, December 28 - 29


Yizkor services will be held on:

Monday_June_10_2019 -- Shavuot  (7 Sivan)

Where in the world is Rabbi Eli?

Walk with Israel 2019 North York with Cantor David Young
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."

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.

Team Lodzer

Office Manager
Sarah Senior: 416-636-6665

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday:
9am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm
Friday: 9am to 1pm

Rabbi Eli Courante
Cantor David Young
Ba’al Koreh Harvey Bitterman
Gabbai Arnold Yudell
Gabbai Sheni Rafi Remez

Board of Directors
Jeff Shabes, President
Harvey Storm, 1st VP
Judy Hazan, 2nd VP
Morry Nosak, Treasurer
Marilyn Richmond, Secretary
Josef Ber
Roz Greene
Syd Markowitz
Rafi Remez

Honourary Board Members
Eli Batsre (refuah shleimah)
Leon Pasternak
Frank Steiman (Welcome back, Frank!)

The Lodzer Sisterhood
Please Contact:

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.

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Charles Greene,
5 Jun 2019, 15:52