Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 6 Av 5781
Friday Night Candle Lighting 8:29 PM
Shabbat Evening Services, 5:30 PM Live-Stream
Hachanah l’Shabbat, 9:00 AM Live-Stream
Shabbat Morning Services 9:30 AM Live-Stream
Saturday Night Havdallah 9:29 PM Facebook Live

Torah Readers - Joe Levitan, Jonathan Meijer, Nava Wolfish,
As we continue to make strides in vaccination rates, the synagogue will continue its efforts to return to the familiarity and openness that we have grown accustomed to over the last number of years. As promised at the beginning of the summer, every few weeks we will be making the necessary adjustments to our protocols and practices to account for the changes in the COVID reality in Ottawa. As such, you will find below the latest regarding our practices at the synagogue. We will continue to keep you updated every few weeks and as events warrant as we continue through the summer.

  • Beginning next week, morning Minyan will take place in-person on Mondays and Thursdays. These services will also be available over Zoom and all other non-Shabbat mornings will remain exclusively virtual for the time being. To register for services over the next few weeks, please click here.

  • Mincha/Maariv services are now meeting every Sunday-Thursday both in person and over Zoom. To register for these services, please click here.

  • We are continuing to increase the total number of participants that can attend our Shabbat services. We are now happy to welcome up to 100 people for any Shabbat service.

  • Previously, due to limited numbers, we had discouraged children’s attendance in our services. In the coming weeks, not only will there be services specifically for children and families, but children are also welcome to attend our main services (if they can remain masked and physically distant during the service).

  • In the coming weeks, all of our services will begin integrating components of the service that were changed when we transitioned to a primarily virtual forum. Please keep an eye out for those changes in the weeks to come.
You are invited to attend our Tisha B'av programming at KBI. Please register for all in-person services you would like to attend.

Saturday, July 17 at 9:45 PM
Havdalah , Ma'ariv & Aicha
or you can join on Zoom at

Sunday, July 18 at 8:30 AM
Tisha B'av Zoom Minyan

Sunday, July 18 at 6:00 PM
Tisha B'av Mincha
or you can join on Zoom at
Striving for 100% Participation -- a Welcome-Back Project for ALL!
We’d like to welcome everybody back into the KBI building to take part in this fun and collaborative music project with Cantor Green – we’re aiming for 100% participation!

There’s something for everyone, no matter how much singing experience you have – youth, adults, families, choristers. You can choose parts that are just seconds long; beloved refrains; or a collection of “Amens” – it couldn’t be easier. But we want everyone to take part!

Head over to to check out the videos and choose segments you’d like to record at KBI. We’ll be booking recording sessions on Sundays, Aug. 1st and 8th, and by special appointment at other times of those weeks. All recordings must be completed by Aug. 12th to allow time for editing the final video. Questions? Email Cantor Green!

Shabbat Shalom, and sing well!

Cantor Jason Green

Supported by a Jewish Federation of Ottawa Microgrant
Senior Rabbi ■ Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Associate Rabbi ■ Rabbi Deborah Zuker
Cantor ■ Cantor Jason Green
President ■ Judah Silverman
Gabbai Rishon ■ Norm Ferkin
Interim Executive Director ■ Elisheva Brantz
Please notify the Shul office of any congregant and/or family member who is ill or hospitalized; or, if you know of an individual who has moved or entered a residential placement. Additionally, please let us know if you or someone you know may require some additional support in this challenging time. Your call will ensure that our Clergy can follow up with visits, calls, and healing prayers 613-728-3501 Ext. 221
The best way to reach any of our office staff, clergy, or lay leadership is via email and all of the relevant synagogue email addresses are listed below.

Judah Silverman
Elisheva Brantz 
Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Rabbi Deborah Zuker 
Cantor Jason Green 
Ilana Goldfarb 
Dahlia Millech
John Denomme
Laura Dimitroff 
Mazal Tov to Brooke Trealout & Andrew Gesing, Matthew & Samantha Bock, Michael Sampson & Dina Guth, Brenda & Stephen Saslove, on their wedding anniversary!

July 17-23
Ida Abramson
Toby Appel
Ruth Bergmann
Louis Bloom
Josephine Bloom
Louis Cass
Ruth Epstein
Max (Chief) Greenberg
Susan Kom
Ben Kwavnick
Ethyl Lightstone
Howard Joel Polowin
Izaak Salzman
Milton Shaffer
Ethel Shinder
Rachel Stern
Bertha Taylor
Tadeus Weiss
Elias Wilko

Ha Makom Yenachem
Please note that only email donation cards will be sent until the KBI office is back up and running full time. When making a donation please include the recipient's email address.

Please click here to make an online donation, or call the Shul office at 613-728-3501 x221
or email Ilana Goldfarb:

There are many blessings that happen in all of our lives such as the birth of a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild; the engagement or marriage of a loved one; or a promotion at work or a volunteer award.  These events lend balance to times of sadness, such as the death or illness of a loved one. We at Kehillat Beth Israel are grateful for the opportunity to share these moments with you - to be a source of community in both times of celebration and times of sorrow.  Below you will find some of the events in our community from the last few weeks. Please continue to share with us your happy occasions so that we may share them here in the future.  

ברוך אתה ה' אלקינו מלך העולם הטוב והמטיב
 Barukh Atah Adonay Eloheynu Melekh Ha-olam 
Ha-tov V'hameytiv
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Sovereign of the universe
Who is good and bestows good
And in the spirit of gratitude, we also take this opportunity to thank the members of our community for their charitable gifts to the synagogue. We could not do the important work that we do at Kehillat Beth Israel without your generous support. We are so thankful for your continued contributions that allow us to grow and thrive. Todah Rabbah!
In honour of Elissa Lieff & David Resnick on the marriage of their daughter Kayla to Daniel Cooper
Susan Katz

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my mother, Ida Abramson
Allen Abramson

In memory of Barbara Mcinnes z"l
Helen & Rick Zipes

In memory of Isaac Aptowitzer z"l
Carol & Laurie Pascoe

In honour of the special anniversary of Brenda and Stephen Saslove
Christina & Jerry Robbins

In honour of Susan Jarecke’s special birthday
Bonnie & Chuck Merovitz

In honour of Judy Goldstein's special birthday
Molly Hirsch & Eric Elkin

In honour of Manny Agulnik
Irit Sterner

In honour of Sharon Mintz's birthday
Audrey Levy

In honour of Dr. Lucien Sitwell
Roz and Stan Labow

KBI apologizes for any errors or omissions.
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