Friday, Feb 2
Kabalat Shabbat 5:15pm
Candle Lighting 5:15pm

Shabbat, Feb 3
Morning Services 9:00am
Evening Services 5:10pm
Havdalah 6:16pm

Sunday, Feb 4
Morning Services 8:30am
Evening Services 5:20pm

Weekday Services
Morning Services 7:15am
Mincha / Maariv 5:20pm

Mazel Tov  

Rabbi Mordechai & Sylvia Green on their gandson Shami Seidenfeld's engagement to Aaron Shiffman's great niece, Ariana Kanter. Proud parents Rabbi Yehoshua & Rochel Seidenfeld

Jon Katz (Shmuel Eliyahu) and Laura Brandt on their forthcoming marriage.
Children of: Harvey & Helene Katz and Toby Brandt & Drew Bricker
And to Jon's proud Grandparents, Henry & Ruth Katz

Howard Katz and the Late Nancy Katz a'h on the birth of a grandson, Howie Charles Butler.
Born to Marci Katz and Kristian Butler in Australia.  A little brother for Betty.
Paternal grandparents:  Charles & Nell Butler

Nancy & Brian Somer on the recent Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Delaney Rose, Daughter of Adam & Heather Somer
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.
Short Vort: Come on Light My Fire!
Although we don't believe God has a form, His presence at Sinai is described as a "consuming fire" (Exodus 24:17).  But aren't all fires, by very definition, consuming? What, then, is the Torah emphasizing with the additional word?

Rabbi Y. T. Mecklenburg (1785-1865) comments, although all fires require fuel, the colour and temperature of the flame is determined by the combustion quality of the fuel.

We were all at Sinai. Yet, the experience wasn't the same for everyone. It was dependent on the "combustion quality" of our character and readiness.  Despite the face-to-face encounter with the Almighty, those who arrived with a tainted attitude were not highly impacted. Ultimately, we cannot expect any other person, even the Ultimate Being, to "light our fire." We need to kindle it ourselves.  In the nnd, it all depends on our attitude and the quality of fuel we bring to the table.

Rabbi Daniel Green

To share comments, or to read more Short Vorts click here.
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Saturday, February 10th @ 8:30pm
To Benefit the Hamilton Mikvah

Netkin Auditorium |  125 Cline Avenue South | Hamilton.
CLICK HERE  for tickets & sponsorships
Celebrate Nature  the Land of Israel
Kid's Tu Bishevat Carnival 11am
Tu Beshvat Seder &  Israeli Style Kiddush
(Complimentary) @ 11:45am
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This Shabbat Celebrate Tu BiShevat with 

Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Guest Lecturers
10:30am Shabbat Morning (Sermon)
Seeing the Forest by Way of the Trees with Rabbi Adam Friedmann

4:15pm Wome's Class (in the New HHA Library)
Acquiring Eretz Yisrael  in Our Days with Rabbi Elliezra Perez

5:30pm (Seudah Shlishit)
The Eat Everything Diet: A Brief History of the Tu Beshvat Seder
with Rabbi Adam Friedmann
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Sun, Feb. 4th @ 10:45am
The A-Yo Bake Shop
Bring Your Baking Hat & Sweet Tooth 
Drop-in cost: $5 / Season Pass holders & Villagers are FREE! RSVP Appreciated.   Grades 1-8
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JNF Tu Bishevat Family Festival

Sun, February 4th @  1:00pm

Royal Botanical Garden Interpretive Center
The RBG is one of the jewels of the Hamilton area. Join JNF for a nature walk, PJ Library storytelling, and other fun stuff!! 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Nature Interpretive Centre, 16 Old Guelph Rd. Free parking! Admission is $5 per person, children 3 and under are free.
For more information call (905) 527-5516 or email
Coming Up...
Purim Is Coming...
The Adas will be celebrating Broadway Style!

Wednesday, February 28th
Kid's & Adult Megillah 6:25pm
Purimania 7:00pm
Coming Up at AYO CLUB...
Upcoming Weeks:

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 

Sun, February 18th @ 10:45am
A-YOs Got Talent!!! Do you dance? Sing? Juggle? Tell jokes? Play an instrument? Have any hidden talents you would like to share? Here is your chance to shine!!!

You must sign up to perform at A-Yo's talent show by February 11th by e-mailing and let Oli know what your talent is and how long it will take you to perform.   Performances by grades 1-5 (all are welcome to come and watch - Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. ) This program is FREE for everyone!  All performers may be featured on this years Purim video and the winner will perform live at Purimania! A prize will be awarded to all participants. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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 girls Grades 6-8
Starts January 27th at 8:00pm
For more information or to receive a starter kit, e-mail

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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.

The first A-Yo Club event, open to the entire family, is on Jan. 28th at 10:45 AM and will be an exciting Paint Party (Paint Night in the Morning), with Maggie Norris & Oli Borr.  (See above for details & to register).
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