Rabbi Howard Finkelstein

Chazan Yair Subar

President Howard Nadler


Parashat Shemot – January 5 & 6 

Candle Lighting: 4:12 pm

Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:16 pm


Due to inclement weather Rabbi Finkelstein will not be in town this Shabbat an will be returning early next week.

Mishna Berurah – 7:30 Tuesday nights
Continuing this week – Pesukei Dezimra
This week’s challenge questions:
1.      When should you not answer “amein” to a blessing?
2.      When would you say “amein” four times (almost) in a row? 

Sefer Torah Project
Thanks to those who have already made a donation to the Rabbi Yehuda Simes z”l Torah Project. 


Donations have started coming in and we are pleased with the response and support. You can follow along and share on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RabbiSimesTorahProject


We also wanted to share the donation opportunities (see form below). We are working on an online donation page that will be available soon. We hope you will help us spread the word about this worthy project. The Rabbi Simes Torah Project is a celebration of the man who positively affected so many lives. His lasting influence on the Ottawa Jewish community and our Congregation is immeasurable. Rabbi Simes loved his family. He loved Judaism. He loved his community and he loved learning.  A Torah scroll dedicated in his memory will honour his love of teaching, learning and commitment to a life of Torah. Please contact the shul to learn more.

Contemporary Kashrut by Rabbi Michael Fine Tuesday evenings 8:15 pm

Does my kitchen need two dishwashers? What may I eat at a non-kosher restaurant? Does medicinal marijuana need a hechsher? What famous non-kosher dessert was once approved as “kosher?” Find out the answer to these questions and much more at Rabbi Fine’s NEW class on Contemporary Kashrut, every Tuesday at 8:15 at Beit Tikvah.(The class will also be streamed live (and saved) at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449606318433067/)

A Focus on Finance with Brian Aarenau – This Sunday

* General Donations: $18
* Siddurim: Koren/Artscroll $50
* Koren Talmud Bavli: $100
* Wall of Honour/brick: $118

* Yahrzeit Board:  $300
* Eitz Chaim/Leaf: $180
* Eitz Chaim/Acorn: $300
* Eitz Chaim/boulder: $360


JFS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: JFS is in need of Friendly Visitors for a few clients.  All are isolated seniors in need of a little companionship, whether visits at home, over the phone, or going on outings.  Some will be replacements for volunteers gone south for the winter. Students welcome.  Commitment is for only 1 hour at a time, every week or twice a month.  East and West end locations.  613.722.2225, ext.315 to help.
ESL teacher needed beginning January 2018.  Beginners’ conversational English for Russian-speaking seniors, on Mondays 1:00-2:30pm, at JFS on Carling Ave. Lesson prep, room set-up/clean up, and attendance taking.  Occasional replacement for 10:30am-12 class, as well.  Conversational Russian an asset, but not required.  Call 613.722.2225, ext. 315 to volunteer.
Russian-speaking volunteer needed to help plan and organize monthly day trips, cultural activities, picnics, and potlucks for Russian-speaking seniors. To help, please call Gohar at 613.722.2225, ext.425.
Drivers urgently needed to transport clients to/from Adult Day Programs, medical appointments, and social programs.  All areas of the city needed.  613.722.2225, ext.315.

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@gmail.com
Elisheva Brantz, Office Administrator shul@cbto.org

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