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June 22, 2019                                                                               19 Sivan, 5779 
Lodzer Shabbat Bulletin
Last minute reminder for Tonight, Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 pm.
(all gender persuasions welcome)

Shabbat Shalom

Light Candles: 8:45 PM Friday
Shabbat Ends: 9:58 PM

Triennial Year 3 
Parshat Beha'alotcha: Numbers:
  1. 10:35 - 11:09  pg613
  2. 11:10 - 11:18
  3. 11:19 - 11:22
  4. 11:23 - 11 :29
  5. 11:30 - 11:35
  6. 12:01 - 12:13
  7. 12:14 - 12:16
Maftir: 12:14 - 12:16
Zechariah 2:14 - 4:7  pg620

Faye will be speaking about her mother, focusing on how she (as a Polish citizen) survived the holocaust.


June 24  Roman Perelshtein
June 26  Lily Silver Markowitz
June 27  Henry Epstein
June 28  Lindsay Rosen

June 28  Richard & Reisa Grunberg

June 22  Bernard Steinberg, father of Hedy Steinberg
June 22  Helen Zucker, mother of Faye Kellerstein
June 23  Anna White, mother of Frank
June 25  Miriam Herzog, mother of Sam
June 26  George Pelle, father of Katalin Hascal
June 27  Henry White, father of Frank
June 28  Gabriel Broder, husband of Phyllis, father of Tamara, Eytan, Davida & Kinneret
June 28  Joseph Klein, father of Harley
My dear Lodzer Friends,
This coming Saturday, June 22 is my mother's 1st "Yurtzeit." It also happens to be Marty's father's yurtzeit. Because of the Hebrew leap year, the two yurtzeit dates fall on the same day. (My mother's yurtzeit should have been a month earlier.) 
We're co-sponsoring the Kiddush lunch. I'd be pleased if you could join us.
Faye Kellerstein
in memory of her mother Helen Zucker 
 The Broder Family
for the yahrzeit of Gabriel Broder
People Prayer Possibility
True Humility
Moses was exceedingly humble, more so than any other person on earth. Numbers 12:3
Humility is not the result of underestimating one’s true worth. Moses understood very well that he was an extraordinary individual, who had been chosen by G‑d to lead the Jewish people out of Egypt and to receive the Torah on their behalf. However, Moses also thought that had G‑d given his lofty traits to someone else, that person would have been able to reach an even higher level than he had attained.

Humility is often misunderstood as simply the lack of boastfulness: We are “humble” if we feel superior to others so long as we don’t boast about it! True humility, however, is learned from Moses. We should be fully aware of whatever greatness we possess, but attribute it to G‑d rather than to ourselves. This allows us to respect other people and see them in a positive light, inasmuch as G‑d has blessed them with their own unique qualities.  (chabad)

Oh, what a night !!!

We all loved it. Thanks for alerting us to it.  We talked about it all the way home and how great it was. 
B.M., Hamilton
It was a fabulous evening. Really meaningful and exciting. I'm sure you're hearing about it from many, many people. 
What a terrific vote of confidence and support for your little shul's choir and your incredible chazan. 

I'm positive that this is just the start of great things to come. 

Also, the combination of the two shuls had a great vibe. 
E.W., Shelbourne, Ontario
Lovely evening and some lovely music.
I thought that both Cantors (with vastly different styles) really complimented each other.
F.B., Toronto

Photography courtesy of Norm Rosen.
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


Rabbi Eli's Class for Women

Monday, July 22, 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, July 23, at 6:30 pm.

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

(** Choir on summer break)

Where in the world is Rabbi Eli?


Last spotted: The Lodzer Cantorial Cabaret
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.

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Charles Greene,
19 Jun 2019, 19:30