SERVICE & CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Friday Feb 23rd
Friday Eve Services
5:40pm
Candle Lighting
5:43pm

Shabbat Feb 24th
Morning 9:00am
Evening 5:35pm
Havdallah 6:44pm

Sunday & Monday
Morning Services 8:30am
Evening 5:50pm

Weekday Services
Morning Services 7:15am
Evening 5:50pm 

TO LOOK
AHEAD IN THE CALENDAR
Announcements
Mazel Tov  

Mazel Tov Simon & Alice Mendelson on their son, Emet's recent Bar Mitzvah celebrated in Israel.
Brother of: Baila, Kol, and Naomi.
 
Jaclyn & Daniel Adler on the birth of their first child, Myles Arthur
Proud Grandparents: Arlene & Jeff Strohl, and Ruth & Simon Adler
 
Condolences 

Rosalie & Paul Gaffe and family on the loss of their beloved father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, Samuel Lewis, a'h.

May the Almighty send His condolences among the mourners of Zion and Jersualem.

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: How to Make  a Cloud?
Even the greats can be forgotten.  The Holy Temple had a variety of iconic items. Among them, the Holy Ark and Menorah.  All are recorded together except one - the Golden Altar.  The Torah deliberately lists this item alone after the description of all the priestly vestments.  Why was the Golden Altar listed separately following a list of clothing items?

The Golden Altar was literally the most central item in the Temple.  It was positioned between the Menorah to the south and the Showbread Table to the north.  The light of the Menorah represented the power of the spirit while the Showbread  symbolized physical blessing.  The Golden Altar was placed between them both to symbolize the bridge we need to forge between the realm of the spirit the physical. It is no coincidence ethat it was used to create a cloud of incense which hovers between heaven and earth.

The only creation in the cosmos with the ability to synthesize heaven and earth is man.   The Golden Altar follows the description of the Priestly vestments to emphasize that only through the acts of man can we achieve this harmony.   The Priests were "cloud-makers" finding harmony in all realms of creation.  May we merit to be cloud makers as well.
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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
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Coming Up at AYO CLUB...
S unday, Feb. 25th @ 10:45am
A-Yo Club: Spread the Joy!

Get rea dy for Purim!  Activities include making "Mishloach Manot" Purim baskets to deliver to Shalom Village residents on Purim.

Season Pass holders & Villagers are FREE! / Drop-in cost $5
For grades 1-8.
In the Community...
Jewish Social Services
Annual Wine Tasting Event
In support of the Hamilton Kosher Food Bank

February 25, 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
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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