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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
Listen now to one of the pieces from our rehearsal... Oseh Shalom

"Oseh Shalom" - A Prayer for Peace

Singing about shalom, the most recognizable Hebrew word.
"He who makes peace in High Places, He will make peace for us and for all Israel and let us say, Amen."
June 15, 2019                                                                                  12 Sivan, 5779 
Lodzer Shabbat Bulletin

Shabbat Shalom

Light Candles: 8:42 PM Friday
Shabbat Ends: 9:55 PM

Triennial Year 3 
Parshat Nasso: Numbers:
  1. 7:1   - 7:11  pg596
  2. 7:12 - 7:23
  3. 7:24 - 7:35
  4. 7:36 - 7:47
  5. 7:48 - 7:59
  6. 7:60 - 7:71
  7. 7:72 - 7:89
Maftir: 7:87 - 7:89
Judges 13:2 - 13:25  pg602
Matthew Grossman will be reading his Torah portion Nasso
and reciting the Haftorah in honour of the Anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah!


June 19  Honey Spitzen
June 21  Joyce Brown
June 21  Sam Waserman

June 16  David & Beverly Birkan

June 16  Avram Drewnowsky, father of Elliott


Synagogue General Fund
Sheryl Adelkind
Morry Nosak
Jack & Carole Abrahams
Sam & Yona Nadler
Prayer Book Fund
Sam & Yona Nadler
Rachel & Simon Weisman
in memory of Elka Pillersdorf
Matthew & Daphna Grossman
celebrating their 30th  Anniversary

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

Nasso - The Importance of the Individual

Have you ever noticed that several people can make the same dish, using the same exact recipe, and the dish will taste different every single time? That’s because it’s not just the recipe that affects the taste: it’s the cook, it’s the baker, it’s the one who creates it. Each and every individual has their own flavor, a special touch that only they can add.

When the Sanctuary was inaugurated, the leaders of each tribe brought up an offering. Each leader brought the very same offering in the very same manner, yet the Torah goes ahead and lists every offering. Why is this so? Although it would seem that all the offerings were the same, the truth is that every tribe brought its own special gift with its unique flavor. This unique flavor was dependent on the leader of the tribe. It was who was bringing the gift, not what was being brought.

Each individual is special. We all have our own unique talents and gifts to present. No two dancers can dance in the same exact fashion, and no two teachers can teach in the exact same manner. When we recognize that we each have something to offer that nobody else in the entire world has, we are strengthened to give it all we’ve got, because we are special!  (chabad)
Birthdays are important,
Just ask Franka.

97 Years Young !!!
We Have Arrived !!!
If you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can buy them at the door. $25 !!!
The online order form will be available until midnight Wednesday. Thanks to all who used it.
Please arrive early so that you may be seated -- and to pick up held tickets.

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!


Rabbi Eli's Class for Women

This Monday, June 17, at 7 pm, 
The Sisterhood second discussion of medical Halachah will focus on
elective surgery, stem cell research, suicide and assisted suicide. 

As the session is intended for Sisterhood members only,
the next evening Rabbi Eli is promising, by popular request, rerun for anyone interested !!!
The open-door discussion will take place on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 pm.

12 Heaton Street, Toronto
Please enter back door off parking lot. Door will be open.
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

September 19 - TBA
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

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
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.

Editor: Charles Greene
Bulletin Oversight: Judy Hazan
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Charles Greene,
11 Jun 2019, 18:48