April 1-7, 2017
Parashat Vayikra         

Sefer Torah Sponsor: The Stevens/Luden 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 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 .


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.


  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.
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.

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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