SERVICE & CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Friday, Feb 9
Kabalat Shabbat 5:25pm
Candle Lighting 5:25pm

Shabbat, Feb 10
Morning Services 9:00am
Evening Services 5:20pm
Havdalah 6:26pm

Kiddush hosted by Amanda and Jordana Katz in commemoration of the First Yahrzeit of their beloved mother,
Jocelyn Stern Katz, Aleha Hashalom

Sunday, Feb 11
Morning Services 8:30am
Evening Services 5:30pm


Sunday, Feb 11
Morning Services 8:30am
Evening Services 5:30pm

Feb 15 & 16th
Rosh Chodesh 7:00am

Weekday Services
Morning Services 7:15am
Feb 15 & 16th
(Rosh Chodesh) 7:00am
Mincha / Maariv 5:30pm

TO LOOK
AHEAD IN THE CALENDAR
Announcements
Mazel Tov  

Dr. Bess Katz on her engagement to Jona Bloch, from Zurich, Switzerland
Children of:  Amy Katz & Andrew Selbo and Ruth & Fredi Bloch.
Proud grandparents: Henry & Ruth Katz

Condolences
Eva Fried, Joseph & Penny Fried and family on the loss of their beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Zoltan Fried, Alav Hashalom

Karen McFarlane and Lauren Altbaum on the loss of their beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Gladys Dubo, Aleha Hashalom
In the Community
Jewish Social Services Annual Wine Tasting Event

In support of the Hamilton Kosher Food Bank

February 25, 2018 7:30 pm

$25 per person
Wine & food sampling, raffle/prizes

An opportunity of order wine for Passover

Contact JSS 905-627-9922 for more information
Canadian Jewish Experience

The Canadian Jewish Experience is a new exhibit
comprising specially selected photographs and
panels that illustrate nine main themes. These
tell the story of how Jews have contributed to
Canada's strength and vibrancy during more than
150 years.
this exhibit will be at McMaster University, Mills Library from Feb 5-16
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.
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Short Vort: Hard of Hearing?
Integrating the values we subscribe to in life is often challenging.  Immediately following the Sinai experience, we are introduced to a man who fails to assimilate the message - a Jew who chooses slavery over freedom.  We allow him to remain a slave but first his ear must be pierced.  Why the ear?  Because he failed to hear the call for liberty and freedom (Talmud Kiddushin 22b). 
 
The Sefat Emet (1847-1905) asks a simple question.  The problem wasn't his ear.  He heard God's voice like everyone else.  The deficiency was in his mind that did not process the information.  Why then is the ear the enemy to be punished?  His answer: the piercing is simply a sign that the message never went any further.  It stopped at the ear but never penetrated beyond.

More often than not, we intuitively understand life's calling. Our challenge is simply integration.  R. Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Italy, 1707-1746) in his classic work The Path of the Just, writes "I come simply to remind people about what they already know but for some reason cannot actualize. In life, the more things are self-evident the more they are disregarded."  Too often, the most obvious of things never penetrate beyond the surface.  Twice each day we say "Shema," to affirm our need to not only hear but to listen.  Let the message of life sink in.

To share comments, or to read more Short Vorts click here.
ORDER TICKETS TODAY!!!
THE BIG NIGHT
GOURMET DELICACIES - COCKTAIL LOUNGE - MUSIC - ART
Saturday, February 10th @ 8:30pm
To Benefit the Hamilton Mikvah

Netkin Auditorium |  125 Cline Avenue South | Hamilton.
CLICK HERE  for tickets & sponsorships
COMING SOON...
Purimania Is Coming...

Wednesday, February 28th
Kid's & Adult Megillah 6:25pm
Purimania 7:00pm
NO CHARGE! NO RSVP! 
FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL - PHOTO BOOTH - BOUNCY CASTLE - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - BUFFET DINNER
Coming Up at AYO CLUB...
This Sunday... A Kid's Chocolate Experience


Sun, February 11th @ 10:45am
Join special guest, David Levy of Chocolate Tales for A-YO Club's Parsha themed Chocolate experience! RSVP Required!
Season Pass holders & Villagers are FREE! / Drop-in cost $12 / For Gr 1-8 
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Sun, February 25th @ 10:45am
A-Yo Club Getting ready for Purim! Activities will include making Mishloach Manot to deliver to Shalom Village residents on Purim.
Season Pass holders & Villagers are FREE! / Drop-in cost $5
For grades 1-8.
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Adas Israel meets Chabad Niagara for this year's Bat Mitzvah Club!
With Chaya Lavin & Perla Zaltzman
For more information or to receive a starter kit, e-mail  perla@jewishniagara.com
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Hebrew Village
Welcome Back Oli Borr!
We are excited to welcome back Oli Borr who will be partnering with Gila  Mesusany & Michaela Wolf (while Moran Makmal is on maternity leave).

It's a New Semester. Sign up Now!
Hebrew Village provides a foundation in Judaism & Hebrew language.  The progamme is  specifically designed  for kids in Public School as well as anyone needing extra assistance in Hebrew language.  

A-Yo Club
Following the Hebrew Village classes, the "Villagers" will be brought to A-Yo Club, for a fun, informal, educational experience and activity, with other community children.