Friday, Sept 15th
Fri Eve Services 7:00pm
Candle Lighting 7:08pm 
Saturday, Sept 9th
Morning Services 9:00am
Mincha 7:15 pm
Havdalah 8:19pm
Selichot 1:05am

Wed, Sept 20th
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Candle Lighting 6:59pm
Evening Services 7:00pm
**Eiruv Tavshilin Reminder

Thurs, Sept 21
Rosh Hashanah
Day 1

Morning Services 8:00am
Shofar 10:00am
Sermon 12:05pm
Mincha 6:50pm
Community Dinner 7:30pm

Friday, Sept 22
Rosh Hashanah
Day 2

Morning Services 8:00am
Shofar 10:00am
Sermon 12:05pm
Kabalat Shabbat 7:00pm
Candle Lighting 6:55pm

Shabbat, Sept 23
Shabbat Shuva
Morning Service 9:00am
Mincha 6:50pm
Havdallah 7:53pm

Sunday, Sept 24
Fast of Gedalia
Fast Begins 5:58am
Morning Services 8:00am
Mincha / Maariv 6:40pm
Fast Ends 7:23pm

Weekday Services
Morning Services 6:45am
Mincha / Maarivs 7:05pm

Friday, Sept 29
Erev Yom Kippur
Shacharit 7:00am
Mincha 3:00pm
Kol Nidrei 6:45pm
Candle Lighting 6:42pm
Fast Begins 6:58pm

Saturday, Sept 30
Yom Kippur
Morning Services 8:00am
Yizkor 10:00am
Mincha 5:05pm
Neilah 6:20pm
Havdalah 7:40pm
Final Shofar 7:50pm

Mazel Tov

Richard & Arlene Leibtag on the engagement of their daughter, Aily to
Ben Goodis, son of Lyle Goodis & Suzie Shaffman
Aily's Grandparents:  David & Gwen Tessler and Bryron Aceman
Ben's Grandparents:  Edward & Helen Shaffman

Chaim & Miri Eisenstein on the engagement of their daughter 
Daniella to Yocahanan Rapport.


Alex E srock on the loss his beloved mother Fanny Esrock a'h, grandmother of  Hayley Brown & Debbie Ginsberg.


Upper James Cemetery Sunday, September 17th  @ 11:00 am
Monument in memory of Aranka Varadi a'h
York Road Cemetery  
Sunday, September 17th @ 12:00 noon
Monument in memory of Lillian Bregman a'h

JCC Babysitting Course

Sunday, Sep 17, 9am-4pm
Beth Jacob 375 Aberdeen Ave
Gr.5-9. Cost: $65
Please email by Sep 10 to reserve
McMaster Department of Religious Studies presents the 2017 Lillian and Marvin Goldblatt Lecture. with Faydra Shapiro on: "Holy Ambivalence: Jewish-Evangelical Relations and Why They Matter." Free Admission /kosher refreshments. For more info, contact Celia Rothenberg at
David Braley Health Sciences Centre , Room 2032
Jewish Immigrant Stories of Hamilton Exhibit Opening Sunday, Oct. 22
Marking Canada's 150, the R&P Rosenshein Museum at Beth Jacob presents the grand opening of Welcome to Canada: Jewish Immigrant Stories of Hamilton.
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. until noon with a special family program by BJ's Hebrew School. All welcome.

Treasures of the Jewish Hamilton Project
Sunday, Oct. 29 @ 10am.  T he Jewish Hamilton Project presentation, featuring video of Aaron Shiffman, taped in 2004, sharing his recollections of Jewish Hamilton at Beth Jacob Synagogue.
Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Program from 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5 cover for breakfast; 
RSVP 905.522.1351
Our Inner Songwriter
One of the final messages of the greatest man to ever live, Moshe, was a charge to write a song (Devarim 31:19).   Rashi cites a tradition that this song refers specifically to the poetic verses that follow in Parshat Haazinu.  In ancient days, these words were selected by the Levites to be sung in the Jerusalem Temple each Shabbat.

Looking at the content of these verses one can't help but be baffled. Their genre is best described as admonitions ("tochecha"). How could words of oppression and hardship possibly be misconstrued as a song!

Perhaps this was Moshe's final and most important legacy.  Life, and in particular Jewish history, is often filled with tribulation and adversity . Our struggle is to somehow discern the melody amid the chaos of harsh realities. This often necessitates penetrating eyes and impenetrable inner strength, but, this has been the story of Jewish history.
Many peoples have suffered from prolonged victimization.  From our very inception as a nation we have been charged to sing.  May we merit to add our voices to the great chorus of Jewish history.  

Rabbi Daniel Green
Start of the Year Right!
Reservation Deadline Monday morning

Rosh Hashana (2nd Night) September 21st
Experience an authentic, traditional Rosh Hashanah dinner with your Adas family! Featuring all of the special holiday foods & a warm, friendly family atmosphere.

Services - 6:50pm with Community Dinner - 7:30pm
RSVP Required.  Click here to reserve.
This Sunday!

Family Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Apple Picking
Sunday, September 17th @ noon
Myer's Apple Farm

37 Highway 52, Copetown, ON
For more information contact Oliver Borr at  or call 905-308-5917
Starts in 9 days!

Now on Sundays!! 

Adas Israel's Hebrew School & Enrichment program for children of all backgrounds!  Hebrew Language , Jewish Living, Weekly Torah Portion, Weekly Creative Art Projects with integrated Jewish themes. 
(Starts  Sep. 24th ).
Click here  to for more info or to register .
High Holidays Youth

New Rosh Hashanah HIGHlights
Preschool Torah Time
10:30am in the Toddler Room 
with Mrs. Rachelli Dukesz
Join us for a unique Rosh Hashanah bonding experience as our preschoolers sing songs, play games, hear stories all about Rosh Hashanah! Parents are welcome. Children 2 years & older do not need adult accompaniment.

Family Kid's Service 
11:15am in the Waxman Social Hall
Join our dynamic youth leaders for an unforgettable, family friendly, explanatory Rosh Hashana service in the Waxman Social Hall. Younger children should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Following the service, please escort your child to the childcare room or the small chapel.

Youth Minyan
10:30am in the Waxman Social Hall
Children in grades 3 - 7 will have the opportunity to help lead the services, share Torah thoughts and win prizes for participation. 

Youth Schedule

8:00am - 10:30am Childcare / Free Play in the Toddler Room Childcare / Free Play in the Toddler Room
Board Games in the Lunch Room
10:30am - 11:15am Preschool Torah Time: Stories, Songs & Games (parents welcome) Board Games in the Lunchroom Youth Minyan
in the Waxman Social Hall

11:15am - 12:00pm Childcare / Free Play in the Toddler Room
Family Kid's Service
in the Waxman Social Hall
Games in the Gym Teen Lounge Shmooze
12:00pm - 12:50pm Childcare / Free Play in the Toddler Room
Younger group joins childcare / older group joins Story time in the chapel Story Time in the Small Chapel Teen Lounge Shmooze
12:45pm - Kiddush

High Holidays Seats
For the past several years, our congregation has had open seating for Rosh Hashana and the option for reserved seating for Yom Kippur.   This enabled us to create a more meaningful and intimate Rosh Hashana experience by removing a few rows of unnecessary  seating  at the back of the congregation.  

On Rosh Hashana, we will have "reserved" markers that can be placed on pews for individuals to reserve seats, that day, for their family and friends.

Yom Kippur seats can be reserved for both members and guests for $54 per seat. In order to meet the various requests, we respectfully ask that you review and complete the  Online Reservation Form.
High Holidays Honours

Over the centuries, Jews have traditionally valued and cherished High Holiday honours, during services, as a positive omen for the New Year.  If you would like to reserve an Aliyah, or other High Holiday honour, for yourself, a family member, or friend, please contact the Shul office at 905.528.0039 or
Hamilton Hebrew High

Discover Yourself and Get High School Credits

Hamilton Hebrew High offers you the chance to explore your roots while earning Ontario Secondary School Credits.  Call 416-230-0242 or visit our website for more info.