April 29- May 5, 2017

Parshat Tazria-Metzora

Israel Shabbat

Sefer Torah Sponsor: Ed and Janice Fine,  Emil and Nedra Lander,
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 April 28tht
Shacharit 7:00 am
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm
Candle Lighting 7:48pm

Shabbat April 29th
Young Professional’s Minyan 8:30 am
Shacharit 9:00 am
Pirkei Avot 7:05 pm
Mincha 7:35 pm
  Ma’ariv 8:45pm

Shabbat Ends 8:57 pm

Upcoming Classes and Events:
 Shabbat in the Park: This Shabbat, April 29th at Charing Park 3-5 pm

The stories of Jewish Kings: Sunday mornings at CBTO following Shacharit. This class will be given by Avi Brodsky

Yom Hazikaron: Community observance at the Soloway JCC Sunday, April 30th from 7 – 8 pm.

T’fillah Chagigit Lichvod Yom Ha’atzmaut: Monday, May 1st at CBTO 8 pm.

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Flag Raising Ceremony, Tuesday, May 2, 11:30 am, Ottawa City Hall’s Marion Dewar Square at 110 Laurier Avenue.
Community-wide celebration  at the Soloway JCC Tuesday, May 2nd from 5 – 9 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


It is well known that the Talmud considers the plague of Tzoraat, mistranslated as leprosy, as punishment for the dissemination of Leshon Hara, evil speech. The consequences of evil speech are well understood, and the ramifications of such activity are obvious.  But what happens when evil speech causes its victim to be treated like a leper, to be ostracized from the community around?

The BDS movement of boycott divest and sanction in reference to Israel is a prime example of the spreader of evil speech, and the victim of course is the Jewish state. The goal is to isolate it, and expel it from the community of nations. The repetition of the Big Lie, that Israel is an apartheid state, is believed by more and more people including members of our own community. We have to remember that the success of the Holocaust against the Jews was in no short way based on the insidious propaganda against the Jew that appeared in media outlets such as the Der Sturmer, the Nazi rag.

As we approach Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut, we are ever mindful of those who wish us harm, be it through the terror tactics of Hamas or by the word of mouth of the BDS movement. Unlike the leper who undergoes a period of quarantine and atonement, there is no tolerance allowed to those who wish to besmirch the State of Israel and the Jewish people by extension.

With the blessing of G-d, Israel remains a strong state marking its place in the community of nations despite enemy efforts to treat it as a pariah. May Israel continue to grow and to prosper.


  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.

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.

THE CANADIAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE (CJE) is recruiting volunteers to staff the CJE’s nine-panel bilingual exhibit displayed at 30 Metcalfe Street, two blocks south of the Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  The exhibit is open seven days a week from 9AM-6PM. If you are interested, please contact us at 2017cje@gmail.com  for additional information.  The CJE also includes lectures on related topics and a dedicated website. Visit us at WWW.CJE2017.com.

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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