April 8-14, 2017
Parashat Tzav – Shabbat Hagadol      

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Ed and Janice Fine

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 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! 


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.


  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.
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.

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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