Parashat Vayelech/Shabbat Shuvah
October 8- 14, 2016   5 Tishrei  – 11
, 5777
Sefer Torah Sponsors: Golda and Ned Steinman


Please refrain from blocking the hand rail in the women’s section, all carriages and strollers must be left in the lobby it is a safety concern.

Rabbi Finkelstein’s Annual Shabbat Shuva Derasha
Shabbat, October 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm
“Prophetic views of Teshuva”
Mincha at 6:00 pm followed by Maâ’ariv at 7:10 

A Loud Shul on a Quiet Shabbat –  This Shabbat afternoon between 2:30-5:00 come have fun with board games in the basement. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring your board games.

  • Simchat Beit Hashoava – October 19th at 7:00 pm. Join us for a fun filled evening of dancing and eating in the Sukkah.
  • Family Minyan: Shabbat, October 29th. Anyone who wishes to participate should contact Hudi Kaiserman at 613-600-4143.
  • November 11th and 12th: Shabbat Project, Parashat Lech Lecha. If you would like to help organize, or have any comments or thoughts. Please, contact the office. Volunteers are requested.

    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.

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


Toward the end of the Torah reading this Shabbat morning, Moshe rebukes the people of Israel for their propensity to engage in idol worship. Similarly, Joshua reprimands them before he dies, warning them not to worship idols. Both leaders are well aware that without proper direction and guidance, the Hebrews are bound to falter constantly and fail in their religious mission to be the people of G-d.

In essence, the failure of these people to undergo a process of teshuva, or repentance, is indicative of the fact that they are unwilling to undergo any type of lifestyle change. Though at the end of the book of Joshua, the people of Israel assure him that they will not lead lives of idol worship, Joshua dismisses these claims even if they were sincere.

Sincerity and contrition are only stop gap measures in the process of teshuva. One must undergo a complete change in order to effectuate a successful pathway of repentance. Otherwise, the tendency to sin again and again becomes part of a vicious cycle coupled with a seemingly weak process of repentance.

The successful penitent is one who not only expresses remorse and regret and who resolves not to commit the same offence again. This individual must undergo a complete metamorphosis, in other words, a change of personality, to be successful in his quest for self-purification.

We will be examining this phenomenon more in depth in our Shabbat Shuvah Derasha this coming Shabbat at 5:00 PM. Our topic will be: Teshuva as Transformational: as envisioned by our prophets and scholars.


 Please note: There will be babysitting for children up to 6 years old as well as childcare for the older children 7-11 years old duringYom Kippur from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

  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


 HOLOCAUST EDUCATION: October 19, 2016, Guest Lecture: Dr. Thomas Hecht. The Holocaust and My Experiences.
11:35 a.m. to 12:55 p.m., Carleton University, Southam Hall room 515. The public is welcome
Sponsored by Carleton University in cooperation with Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies and Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship.
In observance of Holocaust Education Month, the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) will host a Second Generation Symposium targeted for children and/or grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. The symposium will take place on Thursday, November 3rd in the Pellan Room at Library and Archives Canada, between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm, a light dinner will be served admission is free but preregistration by October 24th is a must. For further information, please contact Marion Silver (613) 224-3354 or marion_silver123@yahoo.ca or Mina Cohn (613)839-5516 or to register please visit: http:/bit.ly/CHES2ndGen

The community is invited to attend the launch event for Holocaust Education Month, commemorating the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht. This will take place on November 9th at the Kehillat Beth Israel at 7:00 pm. The keynote speaker is Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies, Michael Marrus. His topic is “Lessons of the Holocaust, A Historian’s Reflections”. This is a program of the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) and admission is free. For more information, please email us at chesatcarleton@gmail.com or call at 613-520-2600 x 1320

JFS: is looking for a shopping companion urgently needed for an elderly holocaust survivor who lives in Orleans.  Bi-weekly, starting asap.  Please call Jewish Family Services at 613.722.2225, ext. 315 to help.

NAOMI BULKA COMMUNITY MIKVAH: Will be open for MEN on Erev Yom Kippur 2016/5777 from
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please bring your own towel. Suggested donation per family $20 / each day.

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.

SIDDURIM: Dedication cost of Koren or ArtScroll $50

STONE EDITION CHUMASH: Dedication cost is $90
KOREN TALMUD BAVLI:  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.

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

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