SERVICE & CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Friday, Jan 5
Kabalat Shabbat 4:40pm
Candle Lighting 4:40pm

Shabbat, Jan 6
Morning Services 9:00am
Evening Services 4:35pm
Havdallah 5:42pm

Sunday, Jan 7
Morning Services 8:30am
Evening Services 4:45pm

Weekday Services
Morning Services 7:15am
Mincha / Maariv 4:45pm

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Announcements
Condolences

Alex Komissarov & family on the loss of their beloved mother, grandmother,
Sofia Komissarov, a'h

May the Almighty send His condolences among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
In the Community
Shalom Village

Shalom Village is currently looking for volunteers to work in Bubbie's CafĂ© from 11:30am -1:30pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  For a full job description or to enquire further, please contact Debbie Ginsberg at 905-529-1613 ext 236.
Short Vort: Are You My Mother?
As the drama of the Exodus story builds, the narrative digresses and provides a long family tree that includes a detailed lineage of Moshe.  Why now?  In fact, Moshe's birth is actually described in great detail.  Was there any question who his mother was?
In reality Moshe had two mothers: his natural birth-mother, Yocheved, and Batya, Pharaoh's daughter who saved him from the Nile.   Each gave him a name.  To his Jewish mother, he was Tuvia.  To his Egyptian surrogate, he was Moshe.  

Surprisingly, when Hashem calls out to him at the burning bush, he chooses his 
Egyptian name, Moshe.  While we may have readily dismissed this foreign influence as incompatible to his Divine mission, Hashem validated the value of this experience.  The Ibn Ezra (1089-1167, Spain) explains that only a personality raised in the palace could have the strength and fortitude to confront the mighty Pharaohs. 

In the end, despite his conflicted upbringing, the Torah emphasizes that Moshe had only one real mother - his Jewish one.  All other influences, no matter how critical, did not penetrate his essence.  At his core he was, and always remained, Yocheved's son.

In our modern age, we too are bombarded with countless influences.  There is much the world can teach us.  Ultimately, though, our bedrock must be the great Jewish lineage we embody.

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2018 / 2019 ADAS SISTERHOOD CALENDAR 5778 / 5779
This year's 21 month calendar is at the press!
We will send an e-mail as soon as they arrive.

In the meantime...
Adas Youth Programs


Sunday School is on break until January 28th!
Stay tuned for exciting updates to our Sunday program!!!

Bar Mitzvah Club
Contact Oliver Borr for details at ayo@adasisrael.ca

Bat Mitzvah Club
Stay tuned for more details and schedule coming January!