April 22-28, 2017

Parshat Shemini

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

Howard Finkelstein
Yair Subar
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.


  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.


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.

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.

SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren $50
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI: Dedication cost is $100.
· 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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