Weekly Flyers

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 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

 

 

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 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Flyer February 10 & 11

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

February 11 – 17, 2017
Parashat Beshalach – Tu B’Shevat             
  

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Sarit, David, Lee and Ben Eskenazi 

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 10th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 5:05 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 5:10 pm
Shabbat February 11th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 4:55 pm
Followed by Parsha and Halacha
Ma’ariv 5:05 pm

Shabbat Ends 6:15 pm

 

FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – BESHALACH-SHABBAT SHIRAH-TU BISHVAT:                               

All of us are in shock over the loss of a truly great Tzaddik, Rav Yehuda Simes, who passed away on Tuesday morning. His love of Torah, love of all Jews and Judaism, love of family were boundless, and our hearts and prayers go out to Shaindel and her wonderful family. His students, young and older, will never forget him, as he personified Torah and its values in the way he conducted his life.

Our congregation and clergy as well as community paid tribute to Rav Simes the other night, as over 450 people braved the terrible weather to mourn together for this great and humble rabbi, teacher and leader. We heard words of Torah and messages of tribute from different rabbanim and lay people. As a congregation and community, we were heartened by the words of Rabbi Yonah Burr of the Kollel of Ottawa, Rabbi Zischa Shaps of Torah Day School and JET, Rabbi Yaacov Harris of the Ottawa Torah Institute, Bram Bregman, community leader, Rabbi Vinitsky, Rabbi Simes’ father-in-law and Rabbi Eliezer Lehrer, Rabbi Simes’ brother-in-law.  Shmueli Simes’ words of tribute to his father were especially meaningful and moving.

Prior to the memorial, Cantor Subar remarked to me that the parsha of the week, Beshalach, carries the theme of Emunah, faith, as it is written that in the aftermath of the splitting of the Red Sea, the people of Israel believed in G-d and in Moshe, His servant. How true that was of Rabbi Simes, an Ish Emunah, a man of faith, and Ish Halacha, a man of Jewish law.

Drawing inspiration from this week’s parsha recounting Moshe’s sweetening of the bitter waters to enable the people of Israel to drink, Rabbi Shaps described Rabbi Simes amazing ability to reach people of all walks of life through his teaching and personal example.  His positive feeling to all Jews touched the lives of so many, and brought them the beauty of Torah.  The waters of Torah were sweetened by his explanation and emulation of Torah values.

The morning after the funeral service in our shul, CBC Radio played an excerpt of a speech Rabbi Simes gave the students of Hillel Academy when he returned to teach sometime after his terrible accident. Rather than ask G-d why this catastrophe happened to him, he wanted to know what G-d expects of him. What should he do for the sake of G-d?  Rabbi Simes influenced thousands to greater observance through his words, through his actions, through his smile, through his love of Judaism, the Jewish people, and his family.

Yesterday, that excerpt was replayed for the older students of OJCS who remembered him. That same day, CBC Radio called to tell me that the CBC corporation decided to replay an interview that he conducted with their reporters, because of the impact he and his story had on them. His words of inspiration reverberated over the airwaves across Canada and elsewhere.

We will remember him always, and we will take his message to heart that he expressed when our community engaged in the Shabbat Project a few years ago. He said that he wanted each Jew to take on a new mitzvah, and to rededicate himself or herself to a greater commitment to Hashem and to Torah. That is the greatest tribute we can pay to the memory of Rabbi Yehuda Simes, a tzaddik of our generation and of our community. May his memory be for a blessing.

CALENDAR                                                                         

*Services will shift from Beit Tikvah to the Shiva house
Sunday: Shacharit 8:30 AM
Mincha and Maâ’ariv 5:15 PM
Monday: Shacharit 6:45 AM
Mincha & Ma’ariv 5:15 PM
Tuesday: Shacharit 7:00 AM

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

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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 

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

February 4 – 10, 2017
Parashat Bo             
  

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Janet and Jonathan Isserlin

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

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

Service Times  for February 3rd
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 4:55 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 5:00 pm
Shabbat February 4th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 4:45 pm
Followed by Parsha and Halacha
Ma’ariv 5:55 pm

Shabbat Ends 6:05 pm

Lost Tallit Bag:  It seems that a blue Tallit  bag  was taken home by mistake some months ago. Can you please make sure you have the correct bag, if you do notice you have the wrong bag please contact the office.

Thank you


FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – BO:                              

Ironically, Pharaoh’s initial agreement to allow the Hebrews to go into the desert to perform their prayers and sacrifices in the aftermath of the plague of locusts stands in contrast to other despots in Jewish history who deny the Jews that opportunity of worship. Though Pharaoh changes his mind, his original thought to permit this action on the part of the Israelites is reflective of his understanding that it is in the nature of man to wish to reach out to a deity.

On the other hand, the denial of freedom of worship is devastating to the Soviet Jews in the 20th Century, and the Communist experiment in Russia is almost successful in obliterating any religious connections the Jews may have. Thankfully, that attempt is not successful, although a large percentage of Soviet Jews assimilate and are lost to the Jewish community.

But denial deteriorates into terror when individuals take on themselves the task to harm those who engage in worship. We as a Jewish community are more than aware of numerous attempts to destroy synagogues such as during Krystallnacht, and the murder of Jews at worship, be it in a synagogue in Turkey or a shul in Har Nof in Jerusalem. On the other hand, other faith communities have suffered equally, noting the recent tragic events at a mosque in Quebec City, and the attack on bible students at a Charleston, South Carolina church. Terrorism and hate go hand in hand, and they are not discriminatory. Terror and hate attack all decent people, regardless of race or creed.

There is no question that what transpired a few days ago in Quebec City was horrible and tragic. All decent people must condemn what happened there and elsewhere. At the same time, sadly, I do not remember a similar outcry and vigil for the victims of the Har Nof massacre a few short years ago, victims who were known personally by members of our community. When 34 Jews were killed in a synagogue massacre some years ago in Turkey, there was no huge hue and cry by the world community about what happened there.

Regardless, we as Jews must take the high road, and not allow transgressions by an indifferent world community dim our vision and clear determination to condemn evil from whatever source. Just as we have a responsibility to condemn violations and abuses of human rights, because we suffered as slaves in Egypt, we are obligated as members of the world community to mourn the loss of innocent lives snuffed out by terrorists in churches, mosques or in other locales.

We dare not be parochial in our focus on what is happening in the world around us. We are given the mission enunciated by Isaiah to be a “light unto the nations.” We can only be that light if our feelings of solidarity with others in times of crisis are enunciated clearly and unequivocally.

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.


Next Round, February 11th, please contact the office if you would like to register.

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 January 27 & 28

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

January 28 – February 3, 2017
Parashat Va’era             
   

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Tammy and Aaron Sandler

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  January 27th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 4:45 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 4:55 pm
Shabbat January 28th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 4:35 pm
Followed by Parsha and Halacha
Ma’ariv 5:45 pm

Shabbat Ends 5:55 pm

SHUL EVENTS:
  •  Family Minyan at 8:30 am – Shabbat, January 28th.

Lost Tallit Bag:  It seems that a blue Tallit  bag  was taken home by mistake some months ago. Can you please make sure you have the correct bag, if you do notice you have the wrong bag please contact the office.

Thank you



FROM THE RABBI’S DESK – VA’ERA – SHABBAT ROSH CHODESH:  

A persistent theme that appears in this week’s Torah reading regarding the first seven of the ten plagues that afflict Egypt is differentiation. Only the Egyptians suffer, and the Israelites do not. From a simplistic approach to the texts describing this separation between the two protagonists, one concludes that G-d is sparing His people from the onslaught of the plagues, while the oppressors, namely the Egyptians, suffer the full brunt of the impact of these supernatural events.

On further inspection, the underlying concept of separation is not just a Divine determination, but it finds its roots already in the early encounters between Joseph’s brothers and the Egyptians who cannot break bread together.  The former is considered to be abominable in the eyes of the latter. In other words, the term with which we are familiar, Havdalah, literally translated as separation, manifests itself early on in the lives of our people, and continues until this very day.

Abraham is the first Hebrew, the translation of Hebrew referring to the fact that the world is figuratively on one side of the river, and he is on the other. He describes himself to the Hittite population as a resident alien as he attempts to buy the field of Machpelah to serve as a burial place for his wife, Sarah, and future generations.

Isaac is an outcast even in his own country, as his conflict with the Philistines over water sources isolates him from others, albeit with G-d’s blessings. Jacob lives alone with his family far from the madding crowd, especially following his sons’ massacre of the inhabitants of Shechem, known today as Nablus.

Sometimes, Havdalah is foisted on us by anti-Semitic forces. At other times, we have to draw our imaginary mechitzot, or barriers, to ensure we retain our identity as the children of Israel. Sometimes, we have to be the light unto the nations to distinguish ourselves from the darkness that pervades the outside world with its warped sense of values. We have to separate ourselves by ensuring that assimilation does not overcome us with its various enticements.

The people of Israel have to rely on G-d’s wonders to save them from the same fate facing the Egyptians.  Vehfilati, vesamti fedut, I will separate the Israelites from the Egyptians, as if to say they have no choice. Today, we have a choice. We can assimilate or we can remain strongly committed to our faith. The Torah tells us, Uvacharta Bachayim, choose life, choose the way of life given to us at Sinai.


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: 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.Help an art history professor put together her memoirs!  Someone on-the-ball, with great organizational and computer skills, who can spare a couple of hours at a time on a regular basis, helping this fascinating client put her story to paper.  Call 613.722.2225, x311 to find out more.

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 

Copyright © 2017 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Flyer January 20 & 21 

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

January 21-27, 2017
Parashat Shemot             
  

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Jackie and Lucian Sitwell

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  January 20th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 4:37 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 4:40 pm
Shabbat January 21st
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 4:25 pm
Followed by Parsha and Halacha
Ma’ariv 5:35 pm

Shabbat Ends 5:45 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  •  Family Minyan at 8:30 am – Shabbat, January 21st.
  • “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. First class starts Tuesday, January 17th. 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.
  •  Round 2 of the Cholent Cook-Off, Shabbat January 28th. 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 – SHEMOT:  

With the sense of heightened drama describing in beautiful detail the conversations between G-d and Moshe regarding the latter’s mission to take the people of Israel out of Egypt, one brief statement by Moshe sets the tone for the understanding of the relationship between G-d and man. Moshe states he is a stutterer, laden with a speech defect stemming from birth. How can he transmit the message of G-d to Pharaoh if he cannot enunciate clearly those words?

G-d’s response to Moshe that He controls and determines the capacity of man to hear and speak is followed by a statement that G-d will guide Moshe and teach him how to speak to the king. In other words, as the Ramban explains, when Moshe speaks to Pharaoh, he will not stammer. He will not fall over his words. He will be eloquent and oratorical. Interestingly, Moshe does not tell G-d to cure him from his malady in order to address the Egyptian monarch. He obviously does not feel worthy of carrying out such a mission to free the Hebrew slaves. But G-d tells him, He will direct Moshe in his quest to emancipate the Israelites.

A speech defect such as suffered by Moshe is a disability. The anxiety that accompanies this type of condition can be daunting and overwhelming. Perhaps one percent of the population suffers from it, But Moshe’s story is inspiring and uplifting. While biblical and rabbinic sources speak of the power of the tongue to do harm or good, this reference to Moshe’s disability is the only one that appears in the Tanach, to the best of my knowledge. Yes, Isaiah refers to himself as the possessor of impure lips, but the discussion of Moshe’s disability as found in this week’s Torah reading is unique.

That G-d intervenes to help Moshe state his case before the king of Egypt is noteworthy as it gives hope and inspiration to the reader. A person’s innate eloquence and facility in turning a phrase does not make that individual great. He may be a great orator, but not necessarily a great person.  As G-d says to Samuel who has been chosen to find a king to replace Saul, G-d looks at the heart and soul of the individual to determine that person’s greatness. Moshe may at one have been a prince of Egypt, but in the desert,,in the wilderness of Sinai, G-d declares Moshe to be the  leader of Israel because of who he is as a person and as a potential teacher and guide. Moshe’s speech defect does not, and should not deter him from doing G-d’s bidding. Many have overcome disabilities and have achieved greatness. Moshe is the paradigm.

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
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
CIJA Grassroots Consultation: From confronting BDS and strengthening ties with Israel, to enhancing Jewish community security and empowering social services agencies, everything we accomplish is because of you. Be part of CIJA’s work. Make your voice heard. Participate in a grassroots community consultation. – Sunday January 22 at 2:00 pm, at the Soloway JCC (Social Hall) .
You can register at
http://www.cija.ca/grassroots-ottawa/JFS: 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.

Help an art history professor put together her memoirs!  Someone on-the-ball, with great organizational and computer skills, who can spare a couple of hours at a time on a regular basis, helping this fascinating client put her story to paper.  Call 613.722.2225, x311 to find out more.

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
· Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $3

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 January 13 & 14

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH
ק’ק בית תקוה
January 14-20, 2017                               ט‘ז-כ’ב טבת   תשע”ז
Parashat Vayechi             
  חיוי פרשת
Sefer Torah Sponsor: Judith and Ed Borts

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  January 13th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 4:26 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 4:30 pm
Shabbat January 14th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 4:15 pm
Followed by Parsha and Halacha
Ma’ariv 5:25 pm
Shabbat Ends 5:35 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  •  “TEXTING” WITH THE RABBI for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students: on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. First class starts Tuesday, January 17th. 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.
  • Family Minyan at 8:30 am – Shabbat, January 21st.
  •  Round 2 of the Cholent Cook-Off, Shabbat January 28th. 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 – VAYECHI:  דבר הרב

Having recently returned from Israel after attending an Israeli rabbinical conference and the Steinman-Jaffe wedding (mazal tov to Noam and Leora and their families), I am pondering on our trip to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the burial places of our forefathers and mothers except for Rachel, who is buried in Beit Lechem.

Though Rivka and I have visited the Cave numerous times over the years, this visit is special, as our group receives permission to enter the Ulam Yitzhak, closed to Jews except on Chol Hamoed. The room which primarily serves as a Moslem place of prayer contains the hole in the floor which leads to the pathway to the actual Cave below ground. Though the Arab guards watch diligently that Jews offer no prayers at this site, it does not prevent the visitor from muttering some sentence of Psalms. Our group leader, Noam Arnon, who has lived in Hebron since 1968, is able to sneak into his presentation to us the sentence of Shema Yisrael. He enthralls his listeners with his accounts of what lies literally below the surface of this large room which serves as the central location for Moslem prayer.

I am standing within three feet of this guarded hole which leads not only to the graves of our ancestors but to the entrance to the Garden of Eden according to tradition. I am taken with the sanctity and solidarity of the moment understanding fully our guide’s explanation as to why we are supposed to have special Kavannah or intention when we pray the opening paragraph of the Amida which is called Avot. We feel our connection to our ancestors even though we have never known them on a personal level.

In our parsha this week, Jacob twice admonishes his children to ensure that his remains are to be taken to the burial cave in Hebron. He describes the Cave to them in great detail, so that there should be no misconception as to where that burial place is located.  The Ramban points out as well that Jacob’s command to his children regarding his burial in the Cave also implicitly indicates that with his interment there, no other people shall be buried there. This directive precludes Esau from being buried there, and by extension Joseph and his brothers and their families.

The Cave of Machpelah retains a special place in Jewish history and in our holy writings. It should be noted that the opportunity to stand in the room of Ulam Yitzhak standing near the entrance of the Cave is a moving experience spiritually. The words of our Torah regarding this sacred site, and the words of our rabbis concerning this area, take on special meaning when one is actually there.

CALENDAR                                                                        לוח 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
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS
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
· 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 January  6 & 7

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH
ק’ק בית תקוה
January 7 – 13, 2017
Parashat Vayigash           
Sefer Torah Sponsor: Hedy and Michael Segal

Rabbi
Howard Finkelstein
Chazan
Yair Subar
President
Howard Nadler

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

Service Times  for  January 6th
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 4:18 pmMincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 4:25 pm

Shabbat January 7th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 4:10 pm
Ma’ariv 5:20 pm

Shabbat Ends 5:27pm

Please note:
  • Rabbi Finkelstein will be away from December 25th – January 9th. Should you have an emergency please contact Rabbi Bulka 613-521-9700 ext. 225.

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.

 
 

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
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS

JFS: Beginning January 4th, JFS needs another Kosher Meals on Wheels driver for a west end route every Wednesday.  Pick up is between 9:45-10am at the Hillel Lodge shipping doors, and the entire route only takes about half an hour to complete.  Mileage is reimbursed quarterly and parking permits are provided.  Please call the KMOW office at 613.722.2225, x315 asap to help.

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
· 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 – December 30 & 31

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH
December 31, 2016 – January 6, 2016

Parashat Miketz            

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  December 30th
Shacharit 6:40 am

Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 3:45 pm

Light Chanukah candles 30 minutes
before  Candle Lighting 4:11 pm

Shabbat December 31st
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 4:10 pm
Ma’ariv 5:05 pm

Shabbat Ends 5:20pm

Please note:
  • Rabbi Finkelstein will be away from December 25th – January 9th. Should you have an emergency please contact Rabbi Bulka 613-521-9700 ext. 225. 
  • The office will be closed Monday, January 2nd and will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd at 9 am.

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.

 

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
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS

JFS: Beginning January 4th, JFS needs another Kosher Meals on Wheels driver for a west end route every Wednesday.  Pick up is between 9:45-10am at the Hillel Lodge shipping doors, and the entire route only takes about half an hour to complete.  Mileage is reimbursed quarterly and parking permits are provided.  Please call the KMOW office at 613.722.2225, x315 asap to help.

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.

Ellis will be away from December 25th-January 3rd.
Please call or email the office for Loblaws gift cards.

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 © 2016 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

Shabbat Flyer December 23 & 24

 

CONGREGATION BEIT TIKVAH

December 24-30, 2016
Parashat Vayeshev             
  

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Golda and Ned Steinman

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  December 23rd
Shacharit 7:00 am
Candle Lighting 4:06 pm
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 4:10 pm
Shabbat December 24th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 3:55 pm
Followed by Parsha and Halacha
Ma’ariv 5:05 pm
Shabbat Ends 5:14pm

Please note:
  • Rabbi Finkelstein will be away from December 25th – January 9th. Should you have an emergency please contact Rabbi Bulka 613-521-9700 ext. 225. 
  • The office will be closed Monday, December 25th-Wednesday, December 28th and will reopen Thursday, December 29th at 9 am.

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.

 

CHANUKAH-FROM THE RABBI’S DESK VAYESHEV:  

On examining carefully, the two versions of Al Hanisim recited on Chanukah and Purim respectively, one notices that the paragraph we say on Chanukah describes in detail the military victory over the Greeks, while the Purim version omits any details of the war the Jews fight to defeat the forces of Haman.

It is somewhat ironic that the military defeats of the Greeks by the Maccabees are emphasized in relation to a conflict of Judaism versus Hellenism, a war of the spirit. On the other hand, the Purim victory over Haman’s forces is ignored, although it relates to specifically the defeat of those who wish to annihilate us physically.

While the respective military victories related to Chanukah and Purim share many parallels, in truth, the triumphs related to the Festival of Lights are not only commemorations of the defeat of a major ancient empire, but the suppression of those Hellenistic Jews whose aim and desire is to defile not only the holy Temple in Jerusalem, but the souls and spirit of the Jewish people living in Israel.
There is no doubt that the Hellenistic Jews are the majority group fully enamored and influenced by the Greek way of life, and that the Maccabees represent a small segment of devoutly pious Jews who still adhere to the commandments of G-d. The Hellenists pose more of an existential threat to the Jewish community of the time. Therefore, their defeat in addition to that of the Greek forces, receives primary attention in the Al Hanisim prayer.

On the other hand, the enemies of the Jews are not from within the community, but without.  Their whole campaign against the Jews rests on the whims and actions of one man, Haman, who leads the charge in attempting to eradicate the Jewish people. Without Haman, his forces are unable to function uniformly. They are leaderless, and therefore, vulnerable to the attacks of the Jews against them. The Al Hanisim prayer hones in on the personality, Haman, who rallies his forces to attack the Jews. Without him, they are lost.

We thank G-d for all of the miracles that He has granted us, be they on Chanukah, Purim, or otherwise. The second blessing over the candles reflecting on modern and ancient miracles allows us the opportunity to recite the third blessing that G-d has kept us alive and prospering today.

Chag Urim 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
OTTAWA JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS

JFS: Beginning January 4th, JFS needs another Kosher Meals on Wheels driver for a west end route every Wednesday.  Pick up is between 9:45-10am at the Hillel Lodge shipping doors, and the entire route only takes about half an hour to complete.  Mileage is reimbursed quarterly and parking permits are provided.  Please call the KMOW office at 613.722.2225, x315 asap to help.

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.

Ellis will be away from December 25th-January 3rd.
Please call or email the office for Loblaws gift cards.

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
· Acorn on the Eitz Chaim $300
· A boulder for the Eitz Chaim $360

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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 © 2016 CBTO, All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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