SERVICE & CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Friday, Oct 20
Kabalat Shabbat 6:05pm
Candle Lighting 6:06pm

Shabbat, Oct 21
Morning Services 9:00am
Evening Services 6:00pm
Havdallah 7:05pm

Sunday, October 22
Morning Services 8:30am
Evening Services 6:00pm

Weekday Services
Morning Services 8:30am
Mincha / Maariv 6:00pm

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mazel Tov!

Dovid Moshe & Hindy Ehrentrea on the birth of a daughter
A sister for Naftali

Condolences

Mrs. Barbara Laskin on the loss of her beloved sister-in-law, Annabelle Laskin, a'h

May the Almighty send His condolences among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

IN THE COMMUNITY
Beth Jacob Synagogue 

Welcome to Canada: Jewish Immigrant Stories of Hamilton
Grand opening 

Sunday, October 22 from  10:30 am until noon. In Canada's 150th birthday year, the Rosenshein Museum is presenting an exhibit featuring the stories of eight Jewish individuals or families who came to Canada after 1975, and who then settled in Hamilton. The year-long exhibit, which includes photographic displays and videos of its subjects speaking of their immigrant experiences, will be free of charge and open to the public at Beth Jacob Synagogue,  375 Aberdeen Ave., in Hamilton. 
Annual Goldblatt Lecture 

Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m
Faydra Shapiro will be the keynote speaker at this year's Goldblatt Lecture at McMaster University's David Braley Centre. Professor Shapiro will speak on the topic: "Holy Ambivalence: Jewish-Evangelical Relations and Why They Matter." The lecture will take place at  100 Main St. W. (corner of Bay St. N.), room 2032 in downtown Hamilton at  7pm m.
4th ANNUAL AMAZING JNF BLUE BOX COLLECTION RACE & SCAVENGER HUNT!

Sun, Oct 29th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Headquartered at Adas Israel, 125 Cline Ave S

All ages welcome! Teams can be individuals, couples, or whole families!

Complete fun and exciting challenges while collecting Blue Boxes for JNF!

Great Prizes! Pizza!

For more information and to register, call JNF Hamilton at 905-527-5516, ext. 1.

Please note - People who want to turn in their filled Blue Boxes prior to the event may do so at any time by taking them to Adas Israel, Anshe Sholom, Beth Jacob, or Shalom Village, or by bringing them to the JNF office at 105 Main St. East, Suite 508.

Beth Jacob Synagogue

Jewish Hamilton Project presentation 

Sunday, October 29 featuring video of Aaron Shiffman, a cornerstone of the Hamilton Jewish community for decades. In his recollections, Aaron recounts how the Jewish community in Hamilton has evolved over the years. Come at  9 a.m.for minyan. Breakfast will be served at  9:30 a.m. for breakfast. Program begins at  10:00 a.m.  $8 cover. Mr. Shiffman will be in attendance.
NAG - Never Again Group

Meet the Authors
Christine Douglass-WIlliams & Howard Rotberg
With specail guests Raheel Raza & Salim Mansur
Free!
November 8th @ 7:30pm
At the Adas Israel
Short Vort: Why Some Great Guys Really Aren't
Unlike the trend in modern media, giving the benefit of the doubt is an important Jewish underpinning.  Yet, certain people in Jewish history are not accorded such respect.  This includes the father of all humanity - Noah.

While the Torah explicitly attests that he was "a righteous man, perfect in his generation" (Gen. 6:7) this is somehow turned into a backhanded compliment.  "In his generation" he seemed good but in any other he would have been inconsequential (Rashi 7:1).  Here is the one man to be saved by God and chosen to rebuild the human race, yet his faith is questioned.  Even his entry to the Ark is described as being coerced (ibid 7:6).  When so many things point to his greatness, why does our tradition choose to besmirch his reputation?

Noah had one   critical flaw - his inability to change the world around him. A full century elapses between the moment he begins construction on his Ark to the moment he enters.  A lot can change in a hundred years!  Yet, when he finally enters, he  boards  alone with only his nuclear family by his side.  In the end, Noah fails to   inspire even a single person.  

Rashi describes him as a man who lacked conviction (7:7). The  strength of an argument is not based on talking points alone.  Passion is needed to inpisre.

In Isaiah (54:9) the deluge is referred to as "Mei Noach" - the waters of Noah.  The truly righteous are defined by their impact on others and when they don't they share the blame.   Noah's main challenge wasn't to build an ark but rather a just society.   Perhaps this is the challenge of our age as well.

Rabbi Daniel Green

To share comments, or to read more Short Vorts click here.
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Coming up...
THIS COMING MONDAY!!!!

Shabbat Project: Great Big Challah Bake for Women!
Monday, October 23rd @ 7:30pm
Get ready for our annual big exciting challah bake in honour of the Shabbat Project!
With special guest leader Gail Michalowicz.
Please e-mail  adasisraelsisterhood@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer.

Click here to RSVP or to sponsor
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Shabbat Project Friday Night Dinner
Friday, October 27th
LET'S MOVE THE WORLD TOGETHER! 
Fine crisp linen in Mexico City, challah crumbs in Johannesburg, wine spills in Kochav Yair. It's good to know we in Hamilton, Ontario are keeping it together with communities across the globe. Volunteers welcome!

Candle Lighting @ 5:56pm | Services @  5:55pm | Dinner @ 7:00pm
 
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Never Had A Bat Mitzvah?
Bat Mitzvah Club for Women
It's Never too late to celebrate!

A 12 week hands-on course for 
adult women who never experienced a Bat Mitzvah or those that want a refresher. 
 

Culminating in a celebratory dinner and optional trip to Israel!

With Gail Michalowicz. Starts on October 30th  (Cost $300) For more information email  rebecca@adasisrael.ca.
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To Infinity & Beyond!  
A Four Week Series Exploring the Nature of our Soul & the Afterlife
 
With Rabbi Daniel Green - Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Week 2, Oct 24: Life In Utero:  When does life begin? Do angels really teach us in the womb? What happens when we're born?

Week 3, Oct 31: Break on Through to the Other Side:  What's happens when we die? Are souls in Heaven aware of their loved ones on Earth? The power of Kaddish. 

Week 4, Nov 7: Mission Accomplished? -  Does Judaism believe in Reincarnation

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Women's Rosh Chodesh Event
Hamilton Kollel

Featuring our very own Rebbetzin Tova Green
Honouring the Yartzeit of Rachel our Matriarch

Monday, October 30th at 8pm
For more information or sponsorship opportunities please contact Chaviva Kutnowski at hamiltonkollel@gmail.com.
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New Adas Calendar!
Book your ad in the  Adas Israel Sisterhood Calendar today!!!
 
Adas Youth Programs
Hebrew Village

Sunday Mornings
10:00am - Hebrew Ulpan
10:45am - Jewish Life (Sunday School Track)
11:30am - Art with Gila

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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Club

There's a lot more to becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah than a  great party!  Make the most of your Bar / Bat Mitzvah experience.
 
For boys in Gr. 7& 8  Girls in Gr. 6 & 7
Contact Oliver Borr for details at ayo@adasisrael.ca