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A u g u s t  10,  2 0 1 9                                                          9  Av, 5779 
Lodzer Shabbat Bulletin
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Shabbat Shalom

Light Candles: 8:12 PM Friday
Shabbat Ends: 9:16 PM
Triennial Year 3 
Parshat Devarim: Deuteronomy:
  1. 2:31 - 2:34  pg746
  2. 2:35 - 2:37
  3. 3:1 - 3:3
  4. 3:4 - 3:7
  5. 3:8 - 3:11
  6. 3:12 - 3:14
  7. 3:15 - 3:22
Maftir: 3:20 - 3:22  
Isaiah 1:1 - 1:27  pg750

Aug. 10  Rachel Weisman
Aug. 12  Honey Hellreich
Aug. 12  Sheila Stahl
Aug. 15  Esther Tschaschnik

Aug. 10  Robert & Sally Berger
Aug. 10  Sidney & Barbara Lew
Aug. 10  Harvey & Helen Storm
Aug. 13  Eli Batsre & Miriam Perez
Aug. 13  Marcel & Katalin Hascal
Aug. 16  Sam & Sheryl Goldberg

Aug. 12  Jacob Kabacznik, husband of Alla
Aug. 12  Reuben Yellin, father of Susan Yellin
Aug. 13  Harry Epstein, father of Henry
Aug. 15  Reuben Sidenberg, father of Allen
Aug. 16  Sam Friedenrich, son of Esther, brother of Ricki Black & Susan Waserman

Today’s Kiddush is dedicated to
 Sarah Senior!
In appreciation for her years of {dependable,
dutiful, reliable, responsible, tried-and-true,
trustworthy, unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering,
determined, ardent, enthusiastic, fervent,
impassioned, passionate} service
to the Lodzer Congregation.
People Prayer Possibility
on Sunday, August 4th

The Yezidi community living in the Greater Toronto Area and London, Ontario commemorated the Mount Sinjar Genocide at Queen's Park with the largest gathering of Yezidi in Canada.  Among them were survivors of the massacre and the sexual slavery that followed.

We were honoured to have as our keynote speaker Irwin Cotler, Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights.  Our MC Karen Goldenberg, Chair of Project Abraham.  Mirza Ismail, founder of Yezidi Human Rights Organization International who represent the Yezidi community in prayer.
The Lodzer Congregation - proud sponsors of Project Abraham

Our thanks goes out to those volunteers who have extended their hearts to the Yezidi and have generously supported Project Abraham’s work in easing their integration into Canadian society.
Event Calendar
During the Three Weeks, from 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av, we commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.

Tisha B’Av
Destruction and a Time to Build
The Romans set the Temple aflame on the afternoon of Av 9.

Erev Tisha B’Av
Saturday, August 10  (9 Av)
8:15 PM - Shabbos Mincha with Torah Reading

9 PM - Maariv Service from Megillah Eicha Lamentation Books

9:10 PM - Brief Havdallah with blessing over candle.
Megillah reading of Eicha (Lamentations) to follow.

Tisha B’Av
Sunday, August 11  (10 Av)

9 AM - Morning Service
With Torah/Haftorah reading
And Recitation of Kings (Liturgical Dirges)

- Singing of traditional Tisha B’Av song Eli Tzion
- No Tallisim/Tefillin to be worn this morning.

11 AM - Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Lodzer Section
Weather permitting (Otherwise, the commemoration will follow Morning Services at 10:30am)
Lodzer Centre Congregation
Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the
Liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto

The Nazi Death Marches
From August 9–28, 1944, SS and police units liquidate the Lodz ghetto and deport more than 60,000 Jews and an undetermined number of Gypsies to the Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center.

Join us for a symbolic "March of Remembrance" from the Lodzer section, around the roundabout until we form a continuous ring and then back to the Lodzer section for the commemoration.
Please March with us,
Not with a Yellow Star,
But with a Yellow Rose.

“I no longer have to wear a yellow star. I can finally celebrate life with a yellow rose.”  Franka Kon
2 PM - Mincha Service 
with Torah/Haftorah reading

- Tallisim/Tefillin to be worn in this service instead of the morning service on this day.
Saturday, August 17
Here’s your opportunity to participate during our Shabbat service:

Do you want to share some thoughts?
Give a D'Var Torah?
Talk about something?
Do a reading?
Available dates - Please call Sarah to book.
August 10 - Jeff
August 17 - 
August 24 - 
August 31 -  Rafi
September 7 - 
September 14 -  Marilyn R.
Rosh Chodesh Shabbat Service
with Cantor David Young.

Aug. 24 - Elul, Aug.31 - Sept.1

The choir will return after Summer Break in October.
Saturday, September 14
Honorary Shabbat Kiddush

tree of life plaques people to be honoured
Book Chat
Thursday, September 19
7:30 PM
Lodzer Kiddush Room
September 19 - “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love"  by Dani Shapiro
In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history–the life she had lived–crumbled beneath her.
Inheritance is a book about secrets–secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in–a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.
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:
High Holidays 2019

The High Holiday period is an important period of introspection, of clarifying life's goals, and of coming closer to God. Because when the big day of Rosh Hashanah comes, and each individual stands before the Almighty to ask for another year, we'll want to know what we're asking for!

Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 10 AM - Annual Yizkor Service, honouring families.
Sunday, Sept. 29 @ 6:30pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah
Monday, Sept. 30 @ 8:30am - 1st Day Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, Oct. 1 @ 8:30am - 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday, Oct. 8 @ 6:30pm - Kol Nidre
Wednesday. Oct. 9 @ 9am - Yom Kippur, (Yizkor @ 11am)
Wednesday. Oct. 9 @ 4:45 to 5:45 PM - Conversation with Rabbi Eli

Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 14 - 15 @ 9am - Day 1 - 2 Sukkot
Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 9am - Hoshana Rabbah
Monday, Oct. 21 @ 9am - Shemini Atzeret, (Yizkor @ 10:10am)
Tuesday, Oct. 21 @ 6:30pm - Erev Simchat Torah
Tuesday, Oct. 22 @ 9am - Simchat Torah

Call Sarah to purchase tickets.
Members pay $136 Adults / $80 Students / Children 5 to 13 $36 (under 5 free)
Non-Members pay $160 Adults / $80 Students / Children 5 to 13 $36 (under 5 free)
We will not have a children's program this year but babysitting will be available.
 Thursday, Nov. 14
Karaoke evening

Cocktails/Desserts to be served
Lodzer on tap

Morning Minyan

Sunday - Friday: 9:00 am
Run by Arthur Zins
Breakfast following services
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.

Karate resumes Friday, Sept. 6


Shabbat Services

Birkot ha-Shachar 9:12 am
Yishtabach 9:30 AM
Led by Cantor Young & Rabbi Eli
Kiddush following services
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
Kiddush following services


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


Aug. 24 - Elul, Aug.31 - Sept.1 **
Oct. 26 - Cheshvan, October 29 - 30
Nov. 23 - Kislev, November 28 - 29
Dec. 21 - Tevet, December 28 - 29

(** Choir on summer break)

Where in the world is Rabbi Eli?


“Know Before Whom You Stand”
September 21 thru ...
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

All bookings go through Sarah.
Sarah maintains the Master Calendar.

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, 2nd VP & Treasurer
Rafi Remez, Secretary
Josef Ber
Roz Greene
Syd Markowitz
Marilyn Richmond

Honourary Board Members
Eli Batsre
Leon Pasternak
Frank Steiman

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,
8 Aug 2019, 08:29