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Shabbat Flyer – Parashat Tazria-Metzora – April 28 & 29

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

April 29- May 5, 2017

Parshat Tazria-Metzora

Israel Shabbat

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Ed and Janice Fine,  Emil and Nedra Lander,
The Stevens /Luden Family

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for April 28tht
Shacharit 7:00 am
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm
Candle Lighting 7:48pm

Shabbat April 29th
Young Professional’s Minyan 8:30 am
Shacharit 9:00 am
Pirkei Avot 7:05 pm
Mincha 7:35 pm
  Ma’ariv 8:45pm

Shabbat Ends 8:57 pm

Upcoming Classes and Events:
 Shabbat in the Park: This Shabbat, April 29th at Charing Park 3-5 pm

The stories of Jewish Kings: Sunday mornings at CBTO following Shacharit. This class will be given by Avi Brodsky

Yom Hazikaron: Community observance at the Soloway JCC Sunday, April 30th from 7 – 8 pm.

T’fillah Chagigit Lichvod Yom Ha’atzmaut: Monday, May 1st at CBTO 8 pm.

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Flag Raising Ceremony, Tuesday, May 2, 11:30 am, Ottawa City Hall’s Marion Dewar Square at 110 Laurier Avenue.
Community-wide celebration  at the Soloway JCC Tuesday, May 2nd from 5 – 9 pm.

SHABBAT MORNING TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM: FOR CHILDREN 0-7 YEARS OF AGE FROM 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Please join us for prayers, singing, stories, games, and snacks. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children ages 2 and under.
To ensure this program runs smoothly and on time please make sure children are in the Youth lounge at 10:30.

Rabbi Finkelstein, Words of Torah. Pesach:
Please click on this link to view and listen to his message.  https://youtu.be/loksc_gqTfw



FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – TAZRIA-METZORA:

It is well known that the Talmud considers the plague of Tzoraat, mistranslated as leprosy, as punishment for the dissemination of Leshon Hara, evil speech. The consequences of evil speech are well understood, and the ramifications of such activity are obvious.  But what happens when evil speech causes its victim to be treated like a leper, to be ostracized from the community around?

The BDS movement of boycott divest and sanction in reference to Israel is a prime example of the spreader of evil speech, and the victim of course is the Jewish state. The goal is to isolate it, and expel it from the community of nations. The repetition of the Big Lie, that Israel is an apartheid state, is believed by more and more people including members of our own community. We have to remember that the success of the Holocaust against the Jews was in no short way based on the insidious propaganda against the Jew that appeared in media outlets such as the Der Sturmer, the Nazi rag.

As we approach Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut, we are ever mindful of those who wish us harm, be it through the terror tactics of Hamas or by the word of mouth of the BDS movement. Unlike the leper who undergoes a period of quarantine and atonement, there is no tolerance allowed to those who wish to besmirch the State of Israel and the Jewish people by extension.

With the blessing of G-d, Israel remains a strong state marking its place in the community of nations despite enemy efforts to treat it as a pariah. May Israel continue to grow and to prosper.

CALENDAR                                                                       

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS

JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it “most weeks”, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.

SING! CHAMETZ! SHIRU! 
Join MUSICA EBRAICA on May 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey, in their 150th Celebration of Canadian Jewish  Music. In Memory of Ely Garfinkle Featuring Samara Garfinkle, Soprano World Premiers by Leo Lightstone Conductor: Gloria Jean Nagy; Accompanist: Carol Gurofsky For more info: pmwershof@gmail.com or 613-224-7073

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

THE CANADIAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE (CJE) is recruiting volunteers to staff the CJE’s nine-panel bilingual exhibit displayed at 30 Metcalfe Street, two blocks south of the Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  The exhibit is open seven days a week from 9AM-6PM. If you are interested, please contact us at 2017cje@gmail.com  for additional information.  The CJE also includes lectures on related topics and a dedicated website. Visit us at WWW.CJE2017.com.

We need your help to support our Shul.  
Gift cards orders over $500 will be delivered to your home.

Donations:                                                              
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

Shabbat Flyer April 21 & 22

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

April 22-28, 2017

Parshat Shemini


Holocaust Remembrance Shabbat
Sefer Torah Sponsor: The Langner/Davies Family

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler
15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for April 21st
Shacharit 7:00 am
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm
Candle Lighting 7:39pm

Shabbat April 22nd
Shacharit 9:00 am
Pirkei Avot 6:55 pm
Mincha 7:25 pm
  Ma’ariv 8:35pm

 

Shabbat Ends 8:48 pm

SHABBAT MORNING TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM: FOR CHILDREN 0-7 YEARS OF AGE FROM 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Please join us for prayers, singing, stories, games, and snacks. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children ages 2 and under.
To ensure this program runs smoothly and on time please make sure children are in the Youth lounge at 10:30.

Rabbi Finkelstein, Words of Torah. Pesach:
Please click on this link to view and listen to his message.  https://youtu.be/loksc_gqTfw


 


FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – SHEMINI:                     

I was asked by some congregants to summarize some of the points I made on Yizkor morning during my sermon which are based on the comments of the Chafetz Chaim, in his book, Ahavat Chesed. In writing about Chesed, the Chafetz Chaim, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, indicates that chesed comes not only in terms of action, but in speech itself.

He enumerates several aspects of chesed as manifested in speech. 1) Teaching is an example of chesed as the teacher, professional or otherwise, shares knowledge with one’s students, children, associates, etc. 2) One who is able to calm an irate individual who is angry with somebody in particular performs a chesed in reaching out to the other, and perhaps reconciling two distraught individuals. 3) One who through speech prevents something bad from happening to somebody performs a chesed. 4) One whose speech benefits an individual in a positive way fulfills a chesed for an individual who may otherwise not have benefitted. 5) One who gives proper counsel to others with no hidden agenda is fulfilling the mitzvah of chesed. 6) One who shows compassion and empathy for someone who is depressed is performing chesed. 7) Praying for the recovery of a sick individual is reflective of chesed.

This coming Sunday evening, we as a community will be remembering the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. By remembering them, we perform a chesed with these Kedoshim who gave up their lives sanctifying the name of Hashem.  The words that Moshe uses in reference to the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aaron, citing G-d’s words that those who are close to Hashem sanctify His name come to mind as we enter into the period of Yom Hashoah.

CALENDAR                                                                       

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Maâ’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS

JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it “most weeks”, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.

SING! CHAMETZ! SHIRU! 
Join MUSICA EBRAICA on May 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey, in their 150th Celebration of Canadian Jewish  Music. In Memory of Ely Garfinkle Featuring Samara Garfinkle, Soprano World Premiers by Leo Lightstone Conductor: Gloria Jean Nagy; Accompanist: Carol Gurofsky For more info: pmwershof@gmail.com or 613-224-7073

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

We need your help to support our Shul.  
Gift cards orders over $500 will be delivered to your home.

Donations:                                                              
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

Shabbat Flyer April 14 & 15 – Pesach

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

April 15-21, 2017
Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach     
 

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for April 14th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 7:30pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm

Shabbat April 15th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 7:20 pm
Ma’ariv 8:30pm

 

Shabbat Ends 8:39 pm

Rabbi Finkelstein, Words of Torah. Pesach:
Rabbi Finkelstein would like to wish the members of Congregation Beit Tikvah and the entire Ottawa Jewish Community a Chag Sameach this Passover 2017 (5777).

Please click on this link to view and listen to his message.  https://youtu.be/loksc_gqTfw


FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – SHABBAT CHOL HAMOED PESACH: 

It is traditional on Pesach and Succot to read the Torah portion dealing with the various Jewish holidays as enumerated and discussed in the parsha of Emor in the book of Vayikra, or Leviticus. What stands out demonstrably is the insistence of the Torah that in light of the offerings brought to the Temple, that the poor not be neglected.  Celebrations may be in order, sacrifices are to be offered, but the poor must be assured they will have what to eat and survive.

Rashi, quoting Rav Avdimi in the name of Rabbi Yossi, states that the care the community gives the poor by ensuring them that they can glean crops from people’s fields is equivalent to the building of the Temple and the establishment of altars on which one can offer sacrifices. Perhaps the intent of Rashi’s quotation is to indicate that we are not simply a nation that practices its faith, we are a nation that is built on the foundation of Chesed, or acts of kindness, to any and to all.

On the first days of Pesach, we addressed the topic of Chesed as to how it interrelates and pervades all aspects of Torah observance. Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, also known as the Chafetz Chaim, dedicates his book, Ahavat Chesed, to this concept, which serves to unify disparate elements within the Jewish community, groups that normally would have little contact with one another. It is Chesed that unites the Hebrew slaves in Egypt, and it is Chesed that provides a common address for all Jews. Chesed also manifests itself in the world around us through our support and assistance to all in need, regardless of faith, and it is the building block of the world.

Chesed is a direct challenge to those who espouse rugged individualism as seen in certain segments of American society, and is the direct opposite of objectivism, envisioned by the philosopher, Ayn  Rand, which eschews this type of societal interaction. Our Haggadah begins with a call to Chesed with the recitation of Ha Lachma Anya, where all who are hungry are invited to participate in the Seder. Our faith revolves around the interplay of Chesed and other Mitvah performance modules. We may celebrate our holidays, but we do not neglect those who need us.

CALENDAR                                                                         

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
SING! CHAMETZ! SHIRU! 
Join MUSICA EBRAICA on May 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey, in their 150th Celebration of Canadian Jewish  Music. In Memory of Ely Garfinkle Featuring Samara Garfinkle, Soprano World Premiers by Leo Lightstone Conductor: Gloria Jean Nagy; Accompanist: Carol Gurofsky For more info: pmwershof@gmail.com or 613-224-7073JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it “most weeks”, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

We need your help to support our Shul.  
Gift cards orders over $500 will be delivered to your home.

Donations:                                                               
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

Shabbat Flyer April 7 & 8

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

April 8-14, 2017
Parashat Tzav – Shabbat Hagadol      
 

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Ed and Janice Fine

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for April 7th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 7:21pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm

Shabbat April 8th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Rabbi Finkelstein’s Derasha 6:15 pm
Mincha 7:10 pm
Ma’ariv 8:10pm

Shabbat Ends 8:30 pm

Rabbi Finkelstein, Words of Torah. Pesach:
Rabbi Finkelstein would like to wish the members of Congregation Beit Tikvah and the entire Ottawa Jewish Community a Chag Sameach this Passover 2017 (5777).

Please click on this link to view and listen to his message.  https://youtu.be/loksc_gqTfw


Thank you                                                                          
Thank you to the volunteers who helped out with  the Passover Fair on Sunday.

Beit Tikvah wishes everyone a Chag Pesach Kasher V’Sameach! 


FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – TZAV-SHABBAT HAGADOL:  

Rashi, at the beginning of his commentary on this week’s Torah reading of Tzav refers to the need for Aaron and his children to be careful and deliberate in the performance of the mitzvah of preparing the sacrifices. Diligence, however, is not simply reserved for Aaron and his sons.

Diligence is mandatory to ensure that the dough of the five grains, wheat, barley, rye, oats and spelt does not leaven.  It is further mandated that the laws of the consumption of the Passsover sacrifice be carefully fulfilled within a specific time frame, lest it become invalidated. Equally, diligence is a necessary ingredient in ensuring that not only this generation, but future generations, to paraphrase Rashi, benefit from the teachings and instructions of previous generations.

The whole concept of the seder is based on diligence, in terms of how it is conducted and in what sequence the elements of the seder are observed. Diligence also requires that the prayers of the Haggadah be recited with fervor. In addition, the seder leader must engage those sitting at the table in detailed and in depth discussion of what transpired in Egypt and how those events affect us today.

The other day, I came across a website dealing with the intriguing proposition of ensuring that the seder master asks the “right questions”. It is not simply a matter of preparing the appropriate foods for the seder, but also engaging in a process where the right questions are also prepared in advance to promote a discussion among participants with the goal of demonstrating the relevance of the Haggadah to our lives.

It is therefore perfectly logical for the Haggadah to admonish the reader to demonstrate that he or she personally left Egypt, which translates itself as a call to the seder participants to discover the modern day relevance of that which we read these first two nights of Passover in the Diaspora. That discovery requires effort and diligence.
Rivka, Judith, Tani and I wish you and your families a Chag Kasher Vesameach.


Rabbi Finkelstein’s Shabbat Hagadol Derasha – Shabbat, April 8th at 6:15 pm
TIME FOR A BREAK-OR WHY IS HALLEL SPLIT AT THE SEDER?- A halachic and historic analysis.

CALENDAR                                                                         

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
SING! CHAMETZ! SHIRU! 
Join MUSICA EBRAICA on May 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey, in their 150th Celebration of Canadian Jewish  Music. In Memory of Ely Garfinkle Featuring Samara Garfinkle, Soprano World Premiers by Leo Lightstone Conductor: Gloria Jean Nagy; Accompanist: Carol Gurofsky For more info: pmwershof@gmail.com or 613-224-7073JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it “most weeks”, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

We need your help to support our Shul.  
Gift cards orders over $500 will be delivered to your home.

Donations:                                                               
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360
           

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Flyer March 31 & April 1

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

April 1-7, 2017
Parashat Vayikra         
  

Sefer Torah Sponsor: The Stevens/Luden Family

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for March 31st
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 7:12pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm

Shabbat April 1st
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 7:00 pm
Ma’ariv 8:10pm

Shabbat Ends 8:21 pm

NEW! at Beit Tikvah

Torah Insights from Rabbi Howard Finkelstein, Chapter 2:
As part of our continuing Torah series, I would like to share the following short YouTube video and lesson with you from Rabbi Finkelstein, about Moishe Rabbeinu and the 40 days and 40 nights that he spent on the Mountain,  prior to descending from the Mountain with the Tablets.

Please go to https://youtu.be/jegaIGPqC_w .


Welcome                                                                        

Beit Tikvah warmly welcomes Canaf Ahituv. Canaf will be
organizing Youth and Adult programming at Beit Tikvah over the next few months.
Thank you to Gladys and Mark Zarecki for hosting Canaf this Shabbat. 


FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – “VAYIKRA                    
Two interesting passages from the haftarah of this past week and the Torah reading this week speak to the abuse of power and the need for a leader to recognize his/her limitations in exercising that power. At the end of the haftarah for Parshat Hachodesh, the Nasi, or leader of the people, is admonished by Ezekiel not to expropriate land belonging to the masses. In our Torah reading this week, the Nasi is to bring a sin-offering for the commission of a transgression. Rashi comments, quoting our sages, ‘Happy is the generation whose prince publicly confesses a sin in error, for how much more he would do so in case of a deliberate sin. (translation provided in the Hertz translation).
We are living unfortunately in a day and age when leaders refuse to apologize for inappropriate actions, and whose spokesmen engage in “spin” to validate that which is invalid. Accountability is discounted by these individual leaders and their assistants, creating a vacuum of trust. Cynicism in the “system” replaces confidence. Diffidence and disillusionment become the pervading forces that diminish the sacred trust between leader and constituent. As a result, society suffers.
It is interesting to note that to the contrary, the leader of Israel is highly accountable for actions he has committed. If the leader becomes aware that an error has been committed, then that leader has a responsibility to demonstrate to the community at large that no one is above the law. Thus, the leader has to bring certain offerings in order to have his act exculpated.
Obviously, times have changed in the sense that at present the leader cannot bring offerings to the Temple, but the message is universal and eternal. A leader must lead by example in terms of humility, and with an acute awareness that what he does in the public or private realm can indeed influence others negatively or positively.


Rabbi Finkelstein’s Shabbat Hagadol Derasha – Shabbat, April 8th at 6:15 pm
TIME FOR A BREAK-OR WHY IS HALLEL SPLIT AT THE SEDER?- A halachic and historic analysis.


CALENDAR                                                                         

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it “most weeks”, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

We need your help to support our Shul.  
Gift cards orders over $500 will be delivered to your home.

Donations:                                                             
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

Shabbat Flyer March 24 & 25

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

March 25 – 31, 2017
Parashat Vayakhel/Pekudei         
 

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Jackie & Lucian Sitwell
and Marcia & Barry Cantor

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for March 24th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 7:03 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm

Shabbat March 25th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 6:55 pm
Ma’ariv 8:05 pm
 

Shabbat Ends 8:14 pm

NEW! at Beit Tikvah

Torah Insights from Rabbi Howard Finkelstein:
Watch our new series of videos from Rabbi Howard Finkelstein. Discover important lessons from the Parsha each week.
Go to  https://youtu.be/F0rcKLGTRsM


FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI-SHABBAT HACHODESH:                              

It is not coincidental that the Torah reading this week of Vayakhel-Pekudei is connected to the special reading of Parshat Hachodesh. The latter section deals with the first commandment given to the people of Israel as a nation to establish a Jewish calendar with Nisan being the first month. The end of the reading of Pekudei speaks about the completion of the construction of the Mishkan which takes place on the first day of Nisan exactly one year later.

Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov, in his magnum opus, Sefer Hatodaah, Book of Jewish Knowledge, describes Nisan as a month of miracles. Our development into a nation comes on the heels of a miracle which we commemorate on Shabbat Hagadol. Our ancestors are able to choose a lamb for the Paschal sacrifice without any hindrance or interference from the Egyptians who worship this animal as a god.  Of course, the Exodus itself, the splitting of the Red Sea and the giving of the Torah as Sinai point to the ever presence of G-d among the Hebrews . Concomitantly, the presence of the Divine Cloud hovering over the  Mishkan exactly one year later demonstrates the miraculous facet of the interrelationship between Hashem and the Israelites which continues till today. While we no longer have the Temple, the Divine presence remains with us.

The reading of the Torah portion, and by extension, the Haggadah, are not simply religious requirements to remember what happened thousands of years ago. They serve as a reminder to us that though circumstances have changed, and years have passed, G-d’s commitment to us, and hopefully, ours to Him, remain constant and unwavering.

CALENDAR                                                                         

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it “most weeks”, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY: We’re looking for children ages 6-12 to participate in an online video-based survey looking at the relationship between religious attendance and well-being. Little is known about how religious attendance builds child well-being.  Dr. Laura Armstrong, C.Psych., Elizabeth St John  (M.A candidate) and Emmalyne Watt  (PhD Candidate) from Saint Paul University in Ottawa are examining this issue. We will share our findings with the local religious community. All data collected will be anonymous. If you volunteer to participate, please have your child complete this survey by March 25. Thank you so much for your participation. In a time period where many religious congregations are shrinking, results from this survey will help local places of worship build local capacity to support positive child development and potentially grow their population of young people. Ultimately, this research will illuminate what works in religious communities to enhance meaning, skills for resilience, and child well-being. Please click on the following to complete the survey:   http://uottawa.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/larmstrong/isa/

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

We need your help to support our Shul.  
Gift cards orders over $500 will be delivered to your home.

Donations:                                                              
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

Shabbat Flyer March 17 & 18

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

March 18 – 24, 2017
Parashat Ki Tisa/Shabbat Parah            

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Roz & Steve Fremeth,
Anna & Hy Rabinovitch and The Gacic Family

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for March 17th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 6:54 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm

Shabbat March 18th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 6:40 pm
Ma’ariv 7:50 pm
Shabbat Ends 8:03 pm

NEW! at Beit Tikvah

Torah Insights from Rabbi Howard Finkelstein:
Watch our new series of videos from Rabbi Howard Finkelstein. Discover important lessons from the Parsha each week.
Go to  https://youtu.be/F0rcKLGTRsM




FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – KI TISA-PARAH:

The correlation between the parsha of Ki Tisa and the special reading of Parah is not simply an arbitrary determination of the Jewish calendar. Ki Tisa, which deals primarily with the Golden Calf incident and its aftermath, and Parah, which concentrates on the mysterious procedure involving the ashes of the Red Heifer, are interrelated.

The Talmud states that the mother, referring to the heifer, should clean up after the filth of the daughter, the Golden Calf. Apparently, as the Kli Yakar writes, with the fallout of the Golden Calf incident,  tumah, mistranslated as impurity of the highest kind, enters into the Jewish community necessitating the ashes of the Red Heifer to be used to purify those who coming in contact with a dead body.

Unlike ancient philosophers who deal with the issues of mind v. body, and theologies that denigrate the human form, Judaism recognizes the confluence of both mind and body as necessary mechanisms in observing G-d’s mitzvoth.  On the positive side of the leger, thought has to be coupled with physical action in order for a mitzvah to be considered as completely fulfilled. On the negative side, thought coupled with action have to be necessary ingredients for transgressions to be committed. While there are obviously mitzvoth such as the belief in G-d that do not require concomitant action, and conversely, sins such as belief in idolatry that do not demand physical worship, the majority of activities in Judaism is predicated on the combination of thought and process.

The mitzvah of Parah Adumah reflects on the interfacing of mind and body.  Tumah is a state of being, and a state of mind. The ashes of the heifer and the waters of the Mikvah contribute to the spiritual enhancement of the individual unlike the embers of the Golden Calf that completely defiles the population that worships it. The Golden Calf introduces an element of impurity of thought and a defilement of the body.

There is no doubt that the study of this difficult area of Jewish law called Taharot can only be mastered by the talented few. But the message of this sixth order of the Mishna enables us to gain an appreciation of the gifts of mind and body that G-d has given us.

CALENDAR                                                                         ×œ×•×— זמנים

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it “most weeks”, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY: We’re looking for children ages 6-12 to participate in an online video-based survey looking at the relationship between religious attendance and well-being. Little is known about how religious attendance builds child well-being.  Dr. Laura Armstrong, C.Psych., Elizabeth St John  (M.A candidate) and Emmalyne Watt  (PhD Candidate) from Saint Paul University in Ottawa are examining this issue. We will share our findings with the local religious community. All data collected will be anonymous. If you volunteer to participate, please have your child complete this survey by March 25. Thank you so much for your participation. In a time period where many religious congregations are shrinking, results from this survey will help local places of worship build local capacity to support positive child development and potentially grow their population of young people. Ultimately, this research will illuminate what works in religious communities to enhance meaning, skills for resilience, and child well-being. Please click on the following to complete the survey:   http://uottawa.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/larmstrong/isa/

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

We need your help to support our Shul.  
Gift cards orders over $500 will be delivered to your home.

Donations:                                                              
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Flyer March 10 & 11

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

March 11 – 17, 2017
Parashat Tetzaveh/Shabbat Zachor             

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Alice and Lewis Retik

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for March 3rd
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 5:45 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 5:50 pm

 

Shabbat March 4th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 2:00 pm
Shabbat Ends 6:54 pm
Ma’ariv followed by Megillah Reading 7:25 pm

MOVE CLOCKS FORWARD
1 HOUR TONIGHT

NEW! at Beit Tikvah

Torah Insights from Rabbi Howard Finkelstein:
Watch our new series of videos from Rabbi Howard Finkelstein. Discover important lessons from the Parsha each week.
Go to  https://youtu.be/F0rcKLGTRsM


FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – TETZAVEH-
PARSHAT ZACHOR:
                     

The proliferation of bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions across North America serves as a reminder that the descendants of Amalek are alive and well.  As we enter the period of Purim celebration, we take note of the followers of Haman who have been unleashed in the last couple of months continuing their hateful actions against our people, ironically at a time when a recent American poll identified the Jewish people as the most admired community in the United States.

One key word we read from Parshat Zachor that really reflects accurately the actions of modern day anti-Semites is the term used to describe the method used by Amalek in attacking the Jews. The word, Vayezanev, indicating that the Amalekites ambush the Israelites, is derived from the Hebrew root, zanav, referring to the tail of an animal. The Amalekites attack from behind rather than frontally. The bomb threat emailer or caller attacks the Jewish community from behind through the commission of these hoaxes with the intent of terrorizing the Jews.

At a time that the Jewish people are enjoying the pleasures and gifts of North American society, the anti-Semite arises to remind them that all is not as it seems. Rashi comments on this attack by the Amalekites that until the attack of Amalek, nations were reluctant to confront the Hebrews. The anti-Semites’ actions demonstrate the vulnerability of the Jewish people. We must therefore remain vigilant.

The book of Esther declares that the Jews of the Persian Empire at first lived in the la-la land of Persia where wine was plentiful and good times were had by all. The Jews were comfortable in Shushan and elsewhere. However, it takes a Haman to expose the weakness of the comfortable Jewish community.

As we know, Haman meets his downfall at the hands of Esther and Mordechai. The Jews celebrate but must remain vigilant in meeting and defeating Haman’s cohorts across the Persian Empire who wish to carry out his plan to exterminate the Jews. It is interesting to note that many commentaries indicate that the Jews fast prior going to battle against their enemies, as an indication that the upcoming battle is not only of the body, but of the spirit as well. The Jews have to return to their spiritual roots, engage in a process of teshuvah, or repentance. They must finally accept their mission of being a holy people.

Indeed, the rabbis of the Talmud commenting on the phrase that the Jews accepted and fulfilled what was expected of them, actually refers to a recommitment to obey the word of G-d. The anti-Semites of the time revealed that the Jews were a unique people with its own laws and ways. They are reminding us again today. We fervently hope, that as Haman was defeated, so too will those who wish us harm today.

Chag Purim Sameach.


CALENDAR                                                                         

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it “most weeks”, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY: We’re looking for children ages 6-12 to participate in an online video-based survey looking at the relationship between religious attendance and well-being. Little is known about how religious attendance builds child well-being.  Dr. Laura Armstrong, C.Psych., Elizabeth St John  (M.A candidate) and Emmalyne Watt  (PhD Candidate) from Saint Paul University in Ottawa are examining this issue. We will share our findings with the local religious community. All data collected will be anonymous. If you volunteer to participate, please have your child complete this survey by March 25. Thank you so much for your participation. In a time period where many religious congregations are shrinking, results from this survey will help local places of worship build local capacity to support positive child development and potentially grow their population of young people. Ultimately, this research will illuminate what works in religious communities to enhance meaning, skills for resilience, and child well-being. Please click on the following to complete the survey:   http://uottawa.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/larmstrong/isa/

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

Don’t forget to pick up Loblaws Gift Cards.

If you order over $500 we will have them
delivered to you.

Donations:                                                                
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360


15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

 

Shabbat Flyer February 24 & 25

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

February 25 – March 3, 2017

Parashat Mispatim                

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Lily Feig

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for February 24th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 5:25 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 pm
 

Shabbat February 25th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 5:15 pm
Followed by Parsha and Halacha
Ma’ariv 6:25 pm
Shabbat Ends 6:35 pm

  • Family Minyan, Shabbat, February 25th at 8:30 am
  • Cholent cook-off round 4. March 4th. Please contact the office to register.

SHABBAT MORNING TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM: FOR CHILDREN 0-7 YEARS OF AGE FROM 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Please join us for prayers, singing, stories, games, and snacks. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children ages 2 and under.
To ensure this program runs smoothly and on time please make sure children are in the Youth lounge at 10:30.
NO SCENTS MAKES GOOD SENSE: Please avoid the use of perfumes and colognes in the shul.

FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – MISHPATIM:         

Having just returned from Los Angeles joining some of our congregants in attending the wedding of Noah and Elana Zeligman, I was struck by three contradicting elements that mark the life style that is so typically California. The first was the strong, vibrant orthodox community of LA with its numerous institutions, and the second was the vapid, empty life that depicts the existence of tinsel town in that city with the media and others hovering over the rich and famous that populate Beverly Hills and other wealthy vistas.  The third was the vast poverty and homelessness that pervades the LA landscape.

While taking the required tour of the city and the homes of the overly wealthy of LA, I could not help feeling as others were taking pictures of these large estates how the inhabitants had to live behind closed gates in a gilded ghetto type of existence. While others were gawking at the size and scope of these properties, I was wondering if these people could live a type of life that would enable to truly enjoy what G-d has given them instead of engaging in debauchery, intoxication and addiction.

The Torah this week projects a life of meaning and value as opposed to one filled with vices in the form of two words that signify what it means to be a Jew especially in a society which demands acculturation and assimilation. The words of Naaseh venishma, “we will do and we will listen” come forth from the people of Israel as they prepared to receive the word of G-d at Sinai. No hesitation, no recalculation, but a firm acceptance of  G-d’s law to uphold and to fulfill on a daily basis both ritually and in the practical application of the interrelationship between G-d and the Jew.

Our commentaries write that these two words of affirmation refer to not only the written text, but to the Oral Tradition as well. The Torah Shebealpeh, the Oral Tradition, is the mechanism by which the Jews can fully apply the tenets and principles of Halachah to their lives in all of their facets. The Oral Torah encompassing the Talmud is a necessary ingredient for the perpetuation and continuity of our people. The study and application of the laws explained in the Talmud as well as the Aggadah discussed there enhance our ability to make our lives religiously meaningful and spiritually uplifting.

It is therefore wonderful to read about the recent Talmud program available in digital form in English with commentaries through www.sefaria.org  which enhances the Steinsaltz, Soncino and Artscroll editions of the Talmud to make Talmud accessible to all. Jewish life whether it be in Los Angeles or Ottawa takes on special meaning with the availability of such resources to the entire Jewish community and not just to the erudite few.

CALENDAR                                                                          

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: JFS has a mildly cognitively-impaired client who lives near the Trainyards and would like to continue volunteering at Hillel Lodge on Fridays, but needs transportation to get there for 12:00 noon.  One-way only.  Consistency is very important, so we need someone who can commit to doing it most week, and we’ll work around vacations.  If you are a west-ender who goes to Rideau Bakery on Friday mornings or an east-ender who needs the kosher Loblaws before Shabbos, this is a great opportunity to add an extra mitzvah to your week!  613.722.2225, x315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com.TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

Don’t forget to pick up Loblaws Gift Cards.
Purim is closer than you think.

If you order over $500 we will have them
delivered to you.


*** There will be no handmade Shmurah Matzo sold at Loblaws this year. Machine Shmurah will be available.  Lobalws should have Pesach products available March 6th. ***

Donations:                                                               
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

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Shabbat Flyer February 17 & 18

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

February 18 – 24, 2017
Parashat Yitro

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Noga and Levi Reiss

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Website: www.cbto.org
Email: shul@cbto.org
Phone: 613-723-1800
Fax: 613-723-6567

Service Times  for February 17th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 5:16 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 5:20 pm
Shabbat February 18th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 5:05 pm
Followed by Parsha and Halacha
Ma’ariv 6:15 pm

Shabbat Ends 6:25 pm

  • Rabbi Finkelstein will be away from Sunday, February 19th – Wednesday, February 22nd.
  • The office will be closed Monday, February 20th for Family Day.

SHABBAT MORNING TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM: FOR CHILDREN 0-7 YEARS OF AGE FROM 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Please join us for prayers, singing, stories, games, and snacks. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children ages 2 and under.
To ensure this program runs smoothly and on time please make sure children are in the Youth lounge at 10:30.
NO SCENTS MAKES GOOD SENSE: Please avoid the use of perfumes and colognes in the shul.

FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – YITRO:                    

Differentiated instruction is an approach to education that finds its sources in the book of Proverbs where King Solomon says to educate a child according to his or her needs.  No one style of instruction fits all, and teachers have to accommodate their charges accordingly. In effect, the earliest reference to the educational concept of differentiation is found in this week’s parsha, as Hashem tells Moshe to teach the Torah and its laws in one fashion to the House of Jacob, and in a different way to the Children of Israel.

While most commentators identify the House of Jacob with women, and the Children of Israel with men, the Ibn Ezra takes a different approach which speaks more to the different levels of knowledge acquisition found in any population selection. According to the Ibn Ezra, the house of Jacob refers to the ordinary populace, while the Children of Israel is a phrase that applies to the elders of the community.

Those in the House of Jacob are to be informed in a soft way the rules of regulations of Halacha and the foundations of the outlook of our faith. On the other hand, the elders shall be given harsh instruction in enabling them to get a full understanding of the intricacies of Jewish law and concepts. Anyone who has had the opportunity to study a page of Talmud in depth and analysis can well appreciate the complexities underlying Jewish law. Simple memorization of what the law is does not constitute the true understanding of what the Talmud calls the physical and mental exhaustion one experiences in  the study of what Jewish law is.

For the majority of Jews, a soft sell has to be employed. As important as Halacha is, the Aggadah which is the theological part of our faith plays an equally important role in shaping the spiritual lives of Jews of all walks of life. Words that pull the heart is an expression that the rabbis of the Talmud use to describe the effects of the study and appreciation of Aggadic texts that enhance our understanding of biblical text.

The Tanach tells us that one should approach the study and appreciation of our faith and its tenets in whatever direction that is personally suitable. Not all can be Talmudic scholars, but none should be deprived of opportunities to learn and to absorb what Judaism has to offer.

CALENDAR                                                                       

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
  1. GEMARA: Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
  2. SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
  3. “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.  Rabbi Finkelstein will share his knowledge of sacred texts with our girls (age 11) and boys (age 12) in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
JFS VOLUNTEER POSITION: The JFS Transportation program is desperately seeking replacement drivers for missing snowbirds!  Approximately 1-2 drives per month, usually during regular business hours, taking seniors to medical appointments or social recreational programs.  Call 613.722.2225, x249 to help fill this growing, critical need.TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregiver.

Donations:                                                              
SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
· A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
· A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300
· A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
·An Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

 

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org 

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Shabbat Flyer December 4 &5

 

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Parashat Vayeshev
December 5-11, 2015        23
Kislev– 29 , 5776

Sefer Torah Sponsors: Golda and Ned Steinman

CONGREGATIONAL FAMILY

Beit Tikvah welcomes OJSC students to the Shul. Please join us as our students from OJSC participate in this week’s Shabbat morning service.

Mazal Tov to Debbie and David Fischman and family on the engagement of their daughter, Neema to Michael Adler.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Yehuda and Shaindel Simes and family on the engagement of their son, Shmuly to Margalit Mattuk.

Mazal Tov To Rabbi Ely Braun upon his registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

We wish a Refuah Shlemah to: Lynne Cohen Ben-Ami, Jean Gurevitch,Sara Kerzner, Cheryl Leyton, Ian Sadinsky,  Elana Siegman, Paula Silver, and Rabbi Yehuda Simes.

NO SCENTS MAKES GOOD SENSE: Please avoid the use of perfumes and colognes in the shul.

_____________________________________________________________________
UPCOMING EVENTS
Beit Tikvah is having a Congregational Chanukah Shabbat Lunch, on Shabbat, December 12, 2015 the 30th of Kislev, Rosh Chodesh Tevet. This Kiddush lunch is being sponsored by Elana and Leslie Siegman in thanks to the Beit Tikvah community for all their support.
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FROM THE RABBI’S DESK: VAYESHEV

Although not really related to the story of Chanukah, the discovery of the seal of Hezekiah, king of Judah, not only gives credence to the biblical accounts of the monarch’s life, it also lends legitimacy indirectly to the Maccabees ‘rededication of the Temple. While we definitely do not need confirmation of our biblical sources, we are being subjected to constant denials of the existence of the Temples by Palestinian leaders such as the mufti in Jerusalem and others of his ilk. It goes without saying that the denial of the existence of our Temples in Jerusalem also by extension denies the authenticity of Judaism.

In ancient times, Antiochus IV tried to eradicate Judaism by banning the practice of Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh and Brit Milah. Today our enemies are trying to eliminate any historical, much less religious, significance to the Jewish religion. But we persevere.

At the same time, we read that French authorities are asking Jews not to light Chanukiyot which can be seen publicly for fear of anti-Semitic acts. It is ironic that the holiday that is supposed to project the light of the Chanukiyah as a symbol of religious freedom and pride is a source of controversy in a country that has no lack of bigots, terrorists and just plain Jew haters. French aliyah is growing, although the majority of Jews in France have decided to stay to offset any negative actions toward them. In a way, they possess the Maccabean spirit that refuses to buckle under and withstand the onslaught of the many who wish them harm.

What is needed today is a modern day version of Al Hanisim, a prayer we say in the Amidah and in Birkat Hamazon which not only relates to the events of the past, but to the happenings of today. What happens, ‘Bayamim Hahem’, namely the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Temple should be harbingers for us today as we not only celebrate the miracles of ancient times, but pray for modern day miracles to protect us from those who wish us harm, physically and spiritually.

Rivka, Judith, Tani and I wish you and your families a Chag Urim Sameach.

YAHRZEITS TO BE OBSERVED NEXT WEEK: December 5 – 11, 2015:
Libby Lieff z’l, mother of Murray Lieff and sister of Ann Brozovsky observed on December 5th
Annette Walfish z’l, mother of Barry Walfish observed on December 6th
Isaac Kurland z’l, father of Ethel Naor observed on December 7th
Victor Harary z’l, father of David Harary observed on December 9th
Emanuel Shaps z’l, father of Rabbi Zischa Shaps observed on December 9th
Beatrice Presser z’l, mother of Morris Presser observed on December 11th
Eva Senman z’l, mother of Stephen Senman observed on December 11th

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Door Monitors: 9:30 Marvin Krym 10:00 Lou Davis 10:30 Vera Kadar 11:00 Leah Cohen-Gaynes 11:30 Mark Silver 11:45 Barry Mandelker 12:00 Ben Gitter 12:15 Harold Schwartz

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Orly and Stan Aaron, Yana Abramovich, Pamela and Morley Belfer, Elisheva and Josh Brantz, Gina and Talal Camel-Toueg, Dena and Brian Kingstone, Andrea Stevens and Mark Luden,  Kayla Estrin and Wayne Moore, Rosalie and Adam Newman, in honour of the OJCS Shabbat and their children, as well as Susan Marcus and Mark Silver to commemorate the Yahrzeits of Eleanor and Bernard Silver z’l.

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
1.GEMARA: after Ma’ariv Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
2.SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
3.YESHIVAT TIKVAH: For high school students every Thursday at 4:15 pm

JET CLASSES AT BEIT TIKVAH ON MONDAYS AT 7:30 PM WITH RABBI TUVIA HOFFMAN: “Derech Hashem” (The Way of G-d), one of the great books of Kabbalah. Come learn the secrets of the universe. Please contact rabbihoffman@jetottawa.com for more information. 

OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES:
To help with any of these opportunities, please contact the JFS Volunteer Recruitment desk at 613.722.2225, ext. 315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com 

  1. Highly isolated 74 yr old woman with chronic pain issues would really benefit from a friendly visitor every week or two, either in her home or for outings.  Merivale South/Hunt Club area.
  2.  Another client in the Wilbrod/Charlotte area would also benefit greatly from a friendly visitor to break her isolation.  Very pleasant, chatty Shoah survivor may sometimes be up for outings, as well.
  3. A very pleasant new volunteer living in Kanata is interested in opportunities to practice his English.  He has a car and can drive, but doesn’t know the city very well yet.
  4. KMOW is desperate for drivers on both the Wednesday morning Alta Vista/east end route and the Friday morning west end route (winter months only).  In all cases, meals are picked up at the Hillel Lodge shipping doors at 10:00am and take less than an hour to complete.  Reimbursement is $5.50/route, dispersed quarterly.

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregivers. 

SJCC Adult Education Programs: For full descriptions of these and other SJCC Fall courses please see www.jccottawa.com and follow the link to Adult Programs. Contact: Roslyn Wollock (613) 798-9818 ext. 254

Musica Ebraica presents Chanuka Oh Chanukah!:  Musica Ebraica, Ottawa’s preeminent mixed-voice Jewish choir led by Gloria Jean Nagy, looks forward to presenting an evening of song, festivity, and fun on Dec. 6th at 7 p.m. at 395 Wellington in downtown Ottawa together with The Council of the Jacob M. Lowy Collection, with the support of the Friends of Library and Archives Canada, and the Canada-Israel Cultural foundation. The weather outside might be frightful but inside will be shir delight, as the choir entertains with the Chanukah songs we all know and love, in new and tantalizing variations. Treasures from Library and Archives Canada’s Jacob M. Lowy Collection will be on display! So come, gather round, we’ll give you a treat: dreidls to play with and latkes to eat! Come light the menorah! Let’s have a party!   For information contact Patsy Royer at 613-233-3099. No tickets. Freewill offering appreciated!

SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren or ArtScroll $50

STONE EDITION CHUMASH: Dedication cost is $90

KOREN TALMUD BAVLI by Rav Steinsaltz. Dedication cost is $100.

KADDISH FUND: Ensure that the tradition of saying Kaddish is recited on your behalf in commemoration of your family member for the 11 months. We suggest a contribution of $360.

PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300 each
A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS:
Building Enhancement
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
By Rosalie and Harold Schwartz
Simes family in honour of Shmuly’s engagement to Margalit Mattuk
By Sheila and Steve Senman
Sheila and Steve Senman wishing them a Happy Chanukah
By Marsha and Art Saper

Chesed
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
By Erin and Ben Gailor
Aaron Kaiserman in honour of receiving his PhD
By Erin, Ben and Raviv Gailor & Ashira and Bucky Prizant
Marina Linderman in appreciation
By Ashira (Gailor) Prizant
Simes family in honour of Shmuly’s engagement to Margalit Mattuk
By Marion Silver, Alan Brass, Lawrence, Rafi and Shira
Rabbi Yehuda and Shaindel Simes in honour of Shmuly’s engagement to Margalit Mattuk
By Maxine and Arthur Rabinovitch and family
By Marcia and Arie Lubienietzky

Handicap Acces
Simes family in honour of Shmuly’s engagement to Margalit Mattuk
By Liz and Skip Kronick

Library
Fischman family in honour of Neema’s engagement to Michael Adler
By Elaine and Marten Brodsky
Simes family in honour of Shmuly’s engagement to Margalit Mattuk
By Elaine and Marten Brodsky
By Adele Reinhartz and Barry Walfish

Kiddush
To commemorate the yahrzeit of Judith’s mother, Lilla Klauber z’l
By Judith and Ed Borts

Study in Israel
Rabbi Yehuda and Shaindel Simes in honour of Shmuly’s engagement to Margalit Mattuk
By Susan Marcus and Mark Silver
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
By Susan Marcus and Mark Silver
Howard Gerson and family in memory of his father, Dan z’l
By Barbara and Adrian Herland

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567 / Web Site www.cbto.org
Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com

Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator 
shul@cbto.org 

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Shabbat Flyer November 27 & 28 

 

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Parashat Vayishlach
November 28 – December 4, 2015        14 
Kislev– 22 , 5776

Sefer Torah Sponsors: Janet and Jonathan Isserlin

CONGREGATIONAL FAMILY

Mazal Tov to Adeena Wisenthal and Ron Huberman on Adeena completing her PhD.

Mazal Tov to Howard Nadler on his daughter, Ashlie, obtaining a certification which allows her to perform surgery in both Canada and USA.

We wish a Refuah Shlemah to: Lynne Cohen Ben-Ami, Jean Gurevitch, Sara Kerzner, Cheryl Leyton, Ian Sadinsky,  Elana Siegman, Paula Silver, and Rabbi Yehuda Simes.

NO SCENTS MAKES GOOD SENSE: Please avoid the use of perfumes and colognes in the shul.

_____________________________________________________________________
UPCOMING EVENTS
Shabbat, December 5th: Beit Tikvah welcomes OJSC students to the Shul. Please join us as our students from OJSC participate in the Shabbat morning service.

Sunday, December 6th: Join us for our family Chanukah program on Sunday, December 6 from 2:30-5:30 pm. This event will feature an exciting Mad Science show, clay dreidel making, food, friends, and Menorah lighting, and we hope you can join us. Cost: $18/family or $10/person. Please RSVP by December 1 to shul@cbto.org.

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FROM THE RABBI’S DESK: VAYISHLACH

It is kind of difficult for us to understand the message of a midrash cited by the Or Hachayim that in the future Esau will wrap himself in a tallit and sit among the righteous people. The midrash then continues to say that G-d will remove him from that illustrious company. The midrash is based on the sentence in this week’s Haftarah taken from the book of Ovadiah, one of the twelve minor prophets, in which the prophet speaks of the figurative ascent of Edom or Esau among the stars of the sky, hovering over the earth like an eagle only to be taken down by G-d.

One can derive from the relationship of the midrash to the sentence cited that there are two manifestations of the rule of Edom in the world. The obvious element of power pervades the earth. On the one hand, Esau demonstrates his power and control over the world. This power has been reflected in the Roman Empire’s domination over the known world of its time, only to meet its deserved end at the hands of the Visigoths and other bands. It can be represented by the former world power, the Soviet Union, which with the literal collapse of the Berlin Wall disintegrated figuratively with its dissolution. It remains to see what will happen with present day Russia controlled by Putin.

On the other hand, Esau may decide to put on the figurative Tallit with the intention of sitting among the righteous judging the actions of his brother, Jacob, and by extension, Jacob’s descendants, the Jews. He will feel justified in condemning the ‘criminal and apartheid’ actions of Israel who in Esau’s mindset is not the prince of G-d as the name suggests, but the one who fights with G-d and with mankind.

Esau feels self-righteous in lambasting Israel, as the former sits in the chambers of the General Assembly and Security Council of the UN in judgement of Israel and its alleged crimes against humanity. One wonders if Syria is still sitting on the Un Human Rights Tribunal. But the prophet promises that there will come a day when Esau shall be removed from its position of sitting with the righteous of the world, and face its comeuppance.

We are living in troubling times controlled by Edomite forces, be they ISIS or others. While the world mourns the loss of lives in Paris and elsewhere by the hands of ISIS, it cannot bring itself to condemn the actions of terror committed by individual Palestinians against Jews living in Israel. It sits among the righteous, self-perceived, but one day the prophet promises shall be exposed as to it really is, a criminal and cruel movement that does not need the world’s approbation but its excoriation.

YAHRZEITS TO BE OBSERVED NEXT WEEK: November 28 – December 4, 2015:
Mindy Gilsig z’l, sister of Sheila Senman observed on November 28th
Nathan Rotkin z’l, grandfather of Howard Krakower observed on November 28th
Devora Benedek z’l, mother of Peter Benedek observed on November 30th
William Goldrosen z’l, father of Alan Goldrosen observed on November 30th
Bernard Silver z’l, father of Mark Silver observed on November 30th
Daniel Jacob Elkin z’l, father of Eric Elkin observed on December 1st
Esther Glass z’l, grandmother of Aaron Sandler observed on December 1st
Irina Vesnik z’l, mother of Marina Linderman observed on December 1st
Larry Krochmalnek z’l, father of Andrea Krochmalnek observed on December 3rd

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Door Monitors: 9:30 Mark Silver 10:00 TBD 10:30 Aklilu Afowerk 11:00 Lou Davis 11:30 David Harary 11:45 Barry Mandelker 12:00 Leslie Breiner 12:15 Leah Cohen-Gaynes

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Sara and Leslie Breiner to commemorate the yahrzeit of Sara’s father, Shmuel Feig z’l as well as Debra and Lou Davis in honour of all members of the clergy and the congregation in celebrating birthdays on the 20th of Kislev as well as Marina Michael, and Rachel Linderman to commemorate the yahrzeit of Marina’s mother, Irina Vesnik.
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MARKETPLACE 


Dear CBTO Members,

Last Sunday the shul held our first Marketplace fundraiser. It was a great success despite the lower than anticipated traffic through the hall.

Special thanks goes to the three tireless Marketplace Committee members – Sara Breiner, Reisa Glenns and Valerie Terkel, who have put in numerous hours to ensure the event ran smoothly.

We must recognize our top donors, Ruth and Irving Aaron, David Smith of Creative Kosher Catering, Rabbi Ely and Sheli Braun; our supporting donors Maxine and Arthur Rabinovitch, Valerie and Gabi Terkel, Candice and Stan Wilder, Janet and Jonathan Isserlin, and Marcia and Barry Cantor, which without their contributions this event would have not achieved this level of success.

Finally, thank you to the kitchen crew for preparing the food for the day – Sophie Frenkel, Rivka Finkelstein, Marion Silver, Sheila Senman, Valerie Terkel and Candice Wilder; Howard Nadler and Steve Senman for managing the finances; the numerous people who donated to the CBTO table; and the many volunteers who came to help on Sunday.

Thank you,

Neil Frenkel
Chair,
Marketplace Committee
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ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
1.GEMARA: after Ma’ariv Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
2.SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
3.YESHIVAT TIKVAH: For high school students every Thursday at 4:15 pm

JET CLASSES AT BEIT TIKVAH ON MONDAYS AT 7:30 PM WITH RABBI TUVIA HOFFMAN: “Derech Hashem†(The Way of G-d), one of the great books of Kabbalah. Come learn the secrets of the universe. Please contact rabbihoffman@jetottawa.com for more information. 

OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES:
To help with any of these opportunities, please contact the JFS Volunteer Recruitment desk at 613.722.2225, ext. 315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com 

  1. Highly isolated 74 yr old woman with chronic pain issues would really benefit from a friendly visitor every week or two, either in her home or for outings.  Merivale South/Hunt Club area.
  2.  Another client in the Wilbrod/Charlotte area would also benefit greatly from a friendly visitor to break her isolation.  Very pleasant, chatty Shoah survivor may sometimes be up for outings, as well.
  3. A very pleasant new volunteer living in Kanata is interested in opportunities to practice his English.  He has a car and can drive, but doesn’t know the city very well yet.
  4. KMOW is desperate for drivers on both the Wednesday morning Alta Vista/east end route and the Friday morning west end route (winter months only).  In all cases, meals are picked up at the Hillel Lodge shipping doors at 10:00am and take less than an hour to complete.  Reimbursement is $5.50/route, dispersed quarterly.

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregivers. 

SJCC Adult Education Programs: For full descriptions of these and other SJCC Fall courses please see www.jccottawa.com and follow the link to Adult Programs. Contact: Roslyn Wollock (613) 798-9818 ext. 254
Sunday, November 29th, 1:30pm Social Hall A SJCC Admission: $10
Author talk with award-winning author and long-time Montreal Gazette literary columnist Elaine Kalman Naves. Elaine will discuss and read from her debut novel, The Book of Faith.

Musica Ebraica presents Chanuka Oh Chanukah!:  Musica Ebraica, Ottawa’s preeminent mixed-voice Jewish choir led by Gloria Jean Nagy, looks forward to presenting an evening of song, festivity, and fun on Dec. 6th at 7 p.m. at 395 Wellington in downtown Ottawa together with The Council of the Jacob M. Lowy Collection, with the support of the Friends of Library and Archives Canada, and the Canada-Israel Cultural foundation. The weather outside might be frightful but inside will be shir delight, as the choir entertains with the Chanukah chestnuts we all know and love, in new and tantalizing variations. Treasures from Library and Archives Canada’s Jacob M. Lowy Collection will be on display! So come, gather round, we’ll give you a treat: dreidls to play with and latkes to eat! Come light the menorah! Let’s have a party!   For information contact Patsy Royer at 613-233-3099. No tickets. Freewill offering appreciated!

SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren or ArtScroll $50

STONE EDITION CHUMASH: Dedication cost is $90

KOREN TALMUD BAVLI by Rav Steinsaltz. Dedication cost is $100.

KADDISH FUND: Ensure that the tradition of saying Kaddish is recited on your behalf in commemoration of your family member for the 11 months. We suggest a contribution of $360.

PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300 each
A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS:
Building Enhancement
Cheryl Leyton wishing her a refuah shlemah
By Helen and Sol Rauch
Howard Nadler in honour of his daughter, Ashlie
By Sheila and Steve Senman
Ruth Nadler wishing her a refuah shlemah
By Sheila and Steve Senman

Chesed
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
By Marion Silver, Alan Brass, Lawrence, Rafi and Shira
By Minda and Peter Wershof
Adeena Wisenthal in honour of completing her PhD
By Erin, Ben, and Raviv Gailor & Ashira and Bucky Prizant
Aaron Kaiserman in honour of completing his PhD
By Ros Wollock
Rabbi Sender and Sarah Gordon in honour of the birth of their daughter, Chaya Mushka
By Erin, Ben, and Raviv Gailor & Ashira and Bucky Prizant

To our dear friends at Beit Tikvah,

I know that many of you remember my parents’ frequent visits and their involvement in our shul community. I am humbled by the outpouring of kind words and sincere condolences that I received from you in memory of my dear father.
With appreciation,
Debbie Fischman and family

Library
Aaron Kaiserman in honour of completing his PhD
By Elaine and Marten Brodsky
By Adele and Barry Walfish
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
By Elaine and Marten Brodsky

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567 / Web Site www.cbto.org
Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com

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Shabbat Flyer November 20 & 21

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Parashat Vayetze
November 19 – 27, 2015        7 Kislev – 15, 5776
Sefer Torah Sponsors: Maxine and Arthur Rabinovitch

CONGREGATIONAL FAMILY

Mazal Tov to Aaron and Laura Kaiserman on Aaron completing his PhD. Mazal Tov is 
also e
xtended to Aaron’s parents Marsha and Murray Kaiserman.

 
We warmly welcome the Ottawa Torah Institute (OTI) students to the shul this Shabbat.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Shabbat, December 5th: Beit Tikvah welcomes OJSC students to the Shul
 
Sunday, December 6th: Join us for our family Chanukah program on Sunday, December 6 from 2:30-5:30 pm. This event will feature an exciting Mad Science show, clay dreidel making, food, friends, and Menorah lighting, and we hope you can join us. Cost: $18/family or $10/person. Please RSVP by December 1 to
shul@cbto.org
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We wish a Refuah Shlemah to: Lynne Cohen Ben-Ami, Jean Gurevitch, Sara Kerzner, Elana Siegman, Paula Silver, and Rabbi Yehuda Simes.

NO SCENTS MAKES GOOD SENSE: Please avoid the use of perfumes and colognes in the shul.

FROM THE RABBI’S DESK: VAYETZE

We are all horrified by the recent events in Paris, and despite the fact that ISIS attacks are being commonplace, we do not become immune or inured to the terrible scenes we are witnessing  in these concerted efforts to destroy civilization. Westerners feel the tragedy of Paris more so than the downing of a Russian jet by Isis or a suicide bomb in Beirut, because their values mirror those extant in France. These events hit home.
 
We as Jews feel doubly the effects of these attacks because of our own history and experience with those who have tried to destroy us. The ongoing terrorist attacks, albeit on a low scale in Israel, makes us all wary of the future of Palestinian-Israeli relations. Each attack on an Israeli is perceived as an attack on each of us.
 
It is in light of what is happening in Israel at the hands of terrorists and what is taking place at the hands of ISIS and Al-Qaeda outside of Israel that bring into focus the words of G-d to Jacob, and the latter’s response. G-d tells Jacob that He will protect our patriarch wherever he goes, and Jacob’s answer that he will dedicate himself to the service of the Lord. Our normative commentators practically unanimously address these statements as affirmations that Jacob will not veer off the path set by his father and grandfather despite living with his nefarious father-in-law, Laban, in Aram.
 
However, on reflection, and on reviewing Jewish History and the contemporary scene, G-d’s guarantee of protection and Jacob’s affirmation of that protection should not be construed as only something spiritual. It is physical. The attacks by ISIS on its various targets are harbingers of what this movement hopes to perpetrate against the Jewish people, be they in Israel or in the Diaspora. We as human beings react with revulsion when we see what happened in Paris, the Sinai Peninsula and in Beirut. As Jews we have a sixth sense of what enemies of civilization would do if given the chance to attack us. We pray for the victims of these attacks, and we also pray for the safety of the world, and that of ourselves. We pray that G-d’s words to Jacob equally apply to his descendants today.

YAHRZEITS TO BE OBSERVED NEXT WEEK: November 21 – 27, 2015:
Abe Buckshon z’l, father of Mark Buckshon observed on November 21st
Lilla Klauber z’l, mother of Judith Borts observed on November 22nd
Lena Adasiewicz z’l, mother Anna Rabinovitch observed on November 23rd
Paul Katz z’l, father of Valerie Terkel observed on November 23rd
Asna Simes z’l, mother of Rabbi Yehuda Simes observed on November 23rd
Sydney Friedberg z’l, father of Elaine Friedberg observed on November 24th
Harold Kligman z’l, father of Reva Friedman observed on November 24th
Martin Leighton z’l, father of Rosalie Schwartz observed on November 24th
David Ostrega z’l, father of Ken Ostrega observed on November 24th
Morris Brodsky z’l, father of Marten Brodsky observed on November 26th
Helen Copland z’l, mother of mother Judy Lieff observed on November 26th
Sam Kardish z’l, brother of Ann Brozovsky observed on November 26th
Rabbi Hersh Leib Shapiro z’l, grandfather of Katherine Moss observed on November 26th
Nathan Weinman z’l, father-in-law of Judith Weinman observed on November 26th
Shmuel Feig z’l, father of Sara Breiner observed on November 27th

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Door Monitors: 9:30 Marvin Krym 10:00 Ben Gailor 10:30 Harold Schwartz 11:00 Leah Cohen-Gaynes 11:30 Leslie Breiner11:45 Leah Cohen-Gaynes 12:00 Aklilu Afowerk 12:15 Mark Silver

This Shabbat’s Kiddush is sponsored by donations made to the Kiddush fund.

ONGOING CLASSES OFFERED BY RABBI FINKELSTEIN: Everyone is welcome at no charge.
1.GEMARA: after Ma’ariv Wednesday evenings after Ma’ariv. Please check calendar in case of shifting.
2.SHABBAT CLASSES:  Parsha and Halacha class between Mincha and Ma’ariv
3.YESHIVAT TIKVAH: For high school students every Thursday at 4:15 pm

JET CLASSES AT BEIT TIKVAH ON MONDAYS AT 7:30 PM WITH RABBI TUVIA HOFFMAN: “Derech Hashem†(The Way of G-d), one of the great books of Kabbalah. Come learn the secrets of the universe. Please contact rabbihoffman@jetottawa.com for more information. 

OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
Please see a list of special programs during Holocaust Education Month posted in the lobby at Beit Tikvah.
 

KOLLEL OF OTTAWA: The Harry H. Beren ASK OU Outreach Program and The Ottawa Va’ad Hakashrut Invite you to attend a Kashrut Lecture, UNDERSTANDING THE INGREDIENT PANEL from a red flag to a red herring Monday, November 23 at 8pm The Kollel of Ottawa 1762 Carling Ave. Ottawa, Ontario Canada. For more Information please call: 613-225-5829      ×œ×–כות רחל ×—× ×” שתחי’ בת ×‘×™×œ× ×œ×¨×¤×•××” שלימה

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES:
To help with any of these opportunities, please contact the JFS Volunteer Recruitment desk at 613.722.2225, ext. 315 or lbogdonov@jfsottawa.com 

  1. Highly isolated 74 yr old woman with chronic pain issues would really benefit from a friendly visitor every week or two, either in her home or for outings.  Merivale South/Hunt Club area.
  2.  Another client in the Wilbrod/Charlotte area would also benefit greatly from a friendly visitor to break her isolation.  Very pleasant, chatty Shoah survivor may sometimes be up for outings, as well.
  3. A very pleasant new volunteer living in Kanata is interested in opportunities to practice his English.  He has a car and can drive, but doesn’t know the city very well yet.
  4. KMOW is desperate for drivers on both the Wednesday morning Alta Vista/east end route and the Friday morning west end route (winter months only).  In all cases, meals are picked up at the Hillel Lodge shipping doors at 10:00am and take less than an hour to complete.  Reimbursement is $5.50/route, dispersed quarterly.

TEN YAD KOSHER PANTRIES: are located at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital at both the General Campus and Civic Campuses. Each pantry is stocked with kosher non-perishable food items and religious resources that may be useful to patients, their families and their caregivers. 

SJCC Adult Education Programs: For full descriptions of these and other SJCC Fall courses please see www.jccottawa.com and follow the link to Adult Programs. Contact: Roslyn Wollock (613) 798-9818 ext. 254. 
Sunday, November 29th, 1:30pm Social Hall A SJCC Admission: $10
Author talk with award-winning author and long-time Montreal Gazette literary columnist Elaine Kalman Naves. Elaine will discuss and read from her debut novel, The Book of Faith. 

SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren or ArtScroll $50
 
STONE EDITION CHUMASH: Dedication cost is $90

KOREN TALMUD BAVLI by Rav Steinsaltz. Dedication cost is $100.
 
KADDISH FUND: Ensure that the tradition of saying Kaddish is recited on your behalf in commemoration of your family member for the 11 months. We suggest a contribution of $360.
 
PLAQUE DEDICATIONS:
       A brick on the Wall of Honour $118
       A leaf on the Eitz Chaim $180
       A memorial plaque on the Yahrzeit Board $300 each
       A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS:
Building Enhancement
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
   By Irit and Harry Beck            
   By Roz and Steve Fremeth
   By Faigy and Zachary Muroff

In commemoration of the yahrzeit of the father of Vivane Ohana, Isaac Ohana z’l
     By Viviane Ohana and Howard Sandler

Brian Mordfield and family in memory of Nadine z’l
   By Irit and Harry Beck
Faye and Michael Thorek in honour of the birth of your grandson, Sol Eli
   By Irit and Harry Beck
 
Chesed
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
   By Marcia and Barry Cantor
   By Sara and Leslie Breiner
   By Elaine Friedberg, Bob Dale and Jonathan
Gila and Ilan Metz in appreciation
   By Kathi and Irwin 
Susan and Bobby in honour of the birth of their daughter, Amelia Sarah
   By Marcia and Barry Cantor
Shaindel Simes in memory of her mother Rochel Vinitzky z’l
   By Marcia and Barry Cantor
Lisa and Harold Sandell in honour of the birth of their grandson
   By Marcia and Arie Lubienietzky
Ruth Nadler wishing her a refuah shlemah
   By Maxine and Arthur Rabinovitch
Janet and Jonathan Isserlin in appreciation
   By Sophie and Neil Frenkel
Brian Mordfield and family in memory of Nadine z’l
   By Maxine and Arthur Rabinovitch and family
 
Youth
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
   By Naomi and Marvin Krym
Lisa and Harold Sandell in honour of the birth of their grandson
   By Marsha and Murray Kaiserman
Ros Wollock in honour of the birth of her granddaughter, Amelia Sarah
   By Naomi and Marvin Krym
Susan and Bobby in honour of the birth of their daughter, Amelia Sarah
   By Naomi and Marvin Krym
Marsha and Murray Kaiserman in honour of their son Aaron completing his PhD
   By Naomi and Marvin Krym
Aaron and Laura Kaiserman in honour of Aaron completing his PhD
   By Naomi and Marvin Krym
 
Library
Ian Sadinsky wishing him a refuah shlemah
   By Adele Reinhartz and Barry Walfish
   By Judith and Ed Borts

15 Chartwell Avenue, Nepean, ON K2G 4K3
Phone 613-723-1800 / Fax 613-723-6567 / Web Site www.cbto.org
Rabbi Howard Finkelstein rabbihoward.finkelstein@gmail.com
Howard Nadler, President howardnadler@rogers.com

Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator 
shul@cbto.org 
 

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