Mazel Tov!
Joy & Arie Pekar on the birth of girl, Breanna Malka, proud grandparents Ilana Pekar & Mordy Pekar. 
Friday, Nov 3
Kabalat Shabbat 5:45pm
Candle Lighting 5:56pm

Shabbat, Oct 28
Morning Services 9:00am
Evening Services 5:40pm
Havdallah 6:45pm

Sunday, Oct 22
Morning Services 8:30am
Evening Services 4:45pm

Weekday Services
Morning Services 8:30am
Mincha / Maariv 4:45pm

Morris Black Public Speaking Contest
Sunday, Nov.19 @ 2:00 pm
Open to students in Grades 3 - 8
Registration required by Nov. 11 - contact JCC for details

Short Vort:  How to Beat God in an Argument
It's not easy to beat God in an argument, but, that is exactly what Avraham attempts to do.  He challenges God to save Sodom - a prosperous region consisting of five towns.  He pleads for justice, negotiates hard, but, ultimately walks away empty handed.
What is striking is how his unremarkable nephew, Lot, somehow manages to achieve what he could not.  In fact, Lot single handedly saves an entire town!

As the angels urge him to flee to the mountains, Lot is reluctant and asks if one of the five cities could be spared so that he could find refuge within it.  Astonishingly, God agrees!  Although Lot does pick the "smallest" town, how was his argument more persuasive than his legendary uncle's?

There was a fundamental distinction between the tactics of the two. Avraham offered words of prayer while Lot was ready to take action. Lot was willing to embed himself into the town with the hope of changing the ethos.

Ultimately he recognizes the hopelessness of the situation and flees. Yet, his determination and idealism won the respect of God.  In the end, Lot teaches us a fundamental lesson in life - no matter the odds, action speaks louder than words.

Rabbi Daniel Green

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Coming up...

November 8th @ 7:30pm
At the Adas Israel with

Douglass-Williams,  Author & award winning television producer
 Howard Rotberg,  Author & publisher

With Special Guests:
Raheel Razam, Author, Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow
Salim Mansur, Author, Professor UWO

Free. No RSVP Required.
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The Hamilton Hebrew Academy is thrilled to invite our community to a learning celebration in honour of Canada 150 at Westfield Heritage Village on  November  16th.

Our HHA students will be your hosts and will share their in depth inquiry based projects that pair their learning with its authentic location and that celebrate our Canadian heritage.  

Each grade will present their learning to the community at one of the Westfield's historic sites.  Through dramatic present ations, as well as visual and multi-media displays, our students will showcase their findings either as an entire class or in- partners.   We can't wait to celebrate our glorious country by sharing its history through the curious minds of our children!

Schedule of Events
Westfield Heritage Village

Grades 1-4: Inquiry presentations at historic sites
Grades 5-8:  Multimedia inquiry presentations in the Ironwood 

Grades 5-8:  Inquiry presentations at historic sites
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Kristallnacht Commemoration
Thursday, Nov. 9 @  7:30 pm

"One Person Can Make a Difference!"
with Jeannie Opdyke Smith, 
Daughter of Rescuer,  Irene Gut Opdyke

At the Hamilton Spectator Auditorium
Contact Elaine Levine @ UJA for further details
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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm. 
With Memory Tribute to Perry Bogart, a'h. 
Call 905-528-0039 to order your tickets now!
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New Adas Calendar!
Book your ad in the  Adas Israel Sisterhood Calendar today!!!
Adas Youth Programs
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Hebrew Village

Sunday Mornings
10:00am - Hebrew Ulpan
10:45am - Jewish Life (Sunday School Track)
11:30am - Art with Gila

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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Club

There's a lot more to becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah than a  great party!  Make the most of your Bar / Bat Mitzvah experience.
For boys in Gr. 7& 8  Girls in Gr. 6 & 7
Contact Oliver Borr for details at
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