Friday, August 23 ■ 22 Av

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service (note different start time, this week only!)
6:30 p.m.
Candle Lighting 
7:39 p.m.

Shabbat, August 24  ■ 23 Av
Parshat Ekev

Morning (Shacharit) Services
Bonnie Lyman will be  chanting the Haftarah 
9:00 a.m.
Mincha and Learning & Leftovers

7:30 p.m.

8:39 p.m.

Next week:
Friday, August 30   ■ 29 Av

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service (Kabbalat Shabbat)
6:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting
7:26 p.m.
Congregational Kiddush Luncheon is co-sponsored by Jackie Luffman and David Lyman in celebration of the anniversary of Bonnie and Sherwin Lyman, and by  Brian and Rochelle Pearl in honour of the Aufruf of Joel and Linda Todah Rabah & Mazel Tov!
Would you like to host a Kiddush? Do you have a celebration coming up in the family, or would you like to honour the memory of a loved one? Or do you just feel it is "your turn"? If you would like more information on sponsoring a Kiddush, please contact the KBI office at (613) 728-3501 x225

Shacharit (Monday - Friday)
7:30 a.m.
Shacharit (Sunday & Statutory Holidays)
8:30 a.m.
Shacharit (Rosh Chodesh)
7:15 a.m.
Shacharit (Shabbat)
9:00 a.m.
Mincha/Ma'ariv (Sunday - Thursday)
6:00 p.m.

Please go to for service times for Erev Shabbat and Shabat Mincha, Se'udah, Shlishit, Ma'ariv and Havdallah
**Friday night services are at 6:30 pm this week due to the CIJA pride dinner.

Shabbat services will be in the main sanctuary. Please note that the air conditioning unit for the sanctuary is in the process of being repaired. Therefore, it is likely that the room will be warmer than usual for Shabbat, so please plan accordingly.  

Membership renewal is underway.  To renew your commitment to Kehillat Beth Israel for 2019/2020 please Click Here

With membership renewal upon us and the High Holy Days just around the corner, the KBI office is an  incredibly  busy place. If the phone is not answered immediately, we are either on the line or assisting another member in the office. We e ndeavor to respond as quickly as possible to each inquiry and your patience is greatly  appreciated.

*For all membership related inquiries please contact Elisheva Brantz at Ext. 221
Rabbi Eytan Kenter Ext. 222
Rabbi Deborah Zuker Ext. 238
Cantor Jason Green Ext. 239
For a quick and easy reference, here are the staff extensions: 613-728-3501
Rena Garshowitz, Executive Director Ext. 225
Elisheva Brantz, Manager of Congregational Services Ext. 221
Ilana Goldfarb, Communications Coordinator Ext. 242
Dahlia Milech, Ottawa Kosher Food Bank Ext. 235
John Denomme, Facilities Manager Ext. 223

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Jewish Jump Start  is an incentive grant program for Jewish individuals and families who are not yet members at an Ottawa synagogue or the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. This two-year membership discount makes belonging possible for more people in our community. For more information and to apply please click here 

Welcome to Kehillat Beth Israel! Let's start the New Year off in a fun and musical way. Come join our Shul family for an entertaining evening and the opportunity to learn more about KBI at our Welcome Fair.

 Kehillat Beth Israel is hiring!

If you or someone you know might be interested in joining our KBI team, please have a look at our job descriptions below:

In this issue:

Rabbi Kenter's D'var

Last Shabbat, Mayor Jim Watson came out as a gay man in    an article that he wrote for the Ottawa Citizen. Among the reasons that it took him 40 years to come out publicly was    because, "(s)wirling around my mind were thoughts like    how my family and friends would react. Would it affect my relationship with my constituents?" He was concerned about how he would be received by his community and what it would mean for his relationships to come out. Even though it has been almost 20 years since same sex marriage was legalized in Canada and other politicians have come out as members of the LGBTQ+ community, those fears still lingered, even as a long serving and well regarded politician.
Even though we would like to believe that we are past the need to publicly affirm our support and love for the LGBTQ+ community, there are still those who wonder whether they will be accepted for who they are even though others have already been. Will it change how my family or community sees me? One of the ways that we attempt to assure that all members of the community know that they are loved for who they are is by celebrating Pride Shabbat on annual basis. Reminding our community that we love you no matter who you love. This is obviously not the only way that we represent this value. We changed our membership forms so that they say Adult 1 and 2 rather than implying that a family membership is made up of a man and a woman. We have performed same sex marriages and brought LGBTQ+ individuals through the process of converting to Judaism. Yet, without Pride Shabbat, there would not be the same opportunity to declare publicly that no matter who you are, at KBI you are safe and you are loved.
This week's Torah portion reminds us that actions have consequences. When we do the right thing, good things happen and when we act incorrectly, bad things happen. We are proud to host Pride Shabbat together with the Ottawa Jewish community this weekend here at KBI. Because what we do matters and this good act, I am sure will lead to many more.
Shabbat Shalom

Mazal Tov to Ronnie Borsuk & Lauren Segal, Mark & Carol Froimovitch, Ernest & Gloria Hanff, Arthur & Maureen Kaell, David Lyman & Jackie Luffman, David Roytenberg & Dora Benbaruk, Elianna Saidenberg & Doron Shmorgun, Morris & Shelley Schachnow, Jack & Carol-Sue Shapiro, Stephen & Linda Weiner, Michael & Leah Farber, Nicole & Joseph Noble, o n their wedding anniversaries!

Sunday, August 25
Special Breakfast sponsored by the Paroli Family In memory of Jenny Paroli z"l

Tuesday, August 27
Special Breakfast sponsored by Carol-Sue and Jack Shapiro in observance of the Yahrzeit of Jack's mother, Nellie Shapiro z"l

Wednesday, August 28
Special Breakfast sponsored by Arlene Glube  in honour of the end of shloshim for Arlene Glube's mother Ruth Fleisher z"l

Thursday, August 29
Special Breakfast sponsored by George Caplan and Carole Cherun in memory of Marcia Caplan z''l

Friday, August 30
Special Breakfast sponsored by  Carol & Laurie Pascoe in observance of the Yahrzeit of Carol's father, Justice Justin Louis Dubinsky z"l

Tuesday, September 3
Special Breakfast sponsored by  Molly Hirsch & Eric Elkin  in memory of Molly's mother, Tonia Hirsch z"l

Wednesday, September 4
Special Breakfast sponsored by Harland and Brandee Tanner in observance of the Yahrzeit of Harland's mother, Shelia Tanner z"l

Thursday, September 5
Special Breakfast sponsored by  Lynn Gillman & Bobby Kaminsky  in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of Lynn's mother, Helen Gillman z''l 

Monday, September 9
Special Breakfast sponsored by Harvey and Louise Glatt in observance of the Yahrzeit of Harvey's father, Emmanuel Glatt z"l
CalendarAugust & September at a glance...

August 23 Teddy Bear Shabbat with Drag Queen story time

Pride Shabbat Dinner with CIJA
5:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
August 29
POP-UP Rabbi (Starbucks at College Square)
10:30 a.m.
September 19
A Musical Evening with Nefesh Mountain
5:30 p.m.

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             Yahrzeits      Yahrzeits for August 24-30
                  Parshat Ekev

Rebecca Ain
Max (Mike) Baker
Esther Belman
Jean Bonn
Rozica Brantz
Joseph Bronstein
Marcia Caplan
Jacob Cohen
Sidney Fine
Benjamin W. Garonce
Marion Glustein
Ethel Kesler
Edith Buddy Kizell
Dorothy Lank
Anna Lazear Saslove
Shirley Levenson

Jack Levine
Maureen Newton-Shinder
Jerry Nudelman
Jenny Veronica Paroli
Phyllis Rackow
Leo Rapoport
Elizabeth Raport
Tania Shainblum
Nellie Shapiro
Louis Sherman
Rose Sherman
Nathan Slone
Ida Walsh
Rachel Weidman
Joel Zagerman

Ha Makom Yenachem
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!

Please click here to make an online donation, or call the Shul office at 613-728-3501 x225


Thank you for your generous donation
Gilad & Susan Vered

Thank you for your generous donation
Harvey Snowbell


In memory of Tonia Hirsch z"l
Eric Elkin & Molly Hirsch

In observance of the Yahrzeit of Helen Gillman z''l
Lynn Gillman & Bobby Kaminsky

In honour of Joel and Linda's Aufruf 
Carol and Laurie Pascoe

Mazel Tov to Bonnie and Sherwin Lyman on their anniversary
Carol and Laurie Pascoe


In appreciation of Cantor Green
Jerry Robbins


Thank you for your generous donation
Philip Cheifetz

In observance of the Yahrzeit of her father  William Slack z"l
Noreen Slack

In memory of  Stanley Arron z"l
David & Ethel Malek

In memory of Elliott Levitan z"l
David & Ethel Malek


In observance of the Yahrzeit of Louis Finkelstein z"l
Murray Finkelstein

Mazel Tov to Betty and Ed Rose on the birth of their grandson
Rick & Helen Zipes

In observance of the Yahrzeits of Jerry Nudelman z"l and Eileen Dubrovsky z"l
Lois Nudelman


Mazel Tov to Rhoda & Joe Levitan on the birth of their grandson
Jack & Helaine Gould

In memory of Morton Pleet z"l
Hennie, Allen and Mark Honigman

In memory of Harvey Smith z"l
Hennie, Allen and Mark Honigman

Mazel Tov to Bonnie and Sherwin Lyman on their anniversary
Hennie, Allen and Mark Honigman

Mazel Tov to Betty and Ed Rose on the birth of their grandson
Stephen & Linda Weiner

In honour the marriage of Renee and Andy Robert's son Arron to Rachel
Debi & Neil Zaret

Mazel Tov to Peter and Janet Darwish on the birth of their grandson
Debi & Neil Zaret

Mazel Tov to Ilana Albert Novick and Mitchell Novick on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter 
Anita Rosenfeld

Refuah Shleima to Srul Gencher
Hennie, Allen and Mark Honigman

In memory of Morton Pleet z"l
Allen & Diane Abramson

In observance of the Yahrzeit of Ida Abramson z"l 
Allen & Diane Abramson

In honour of Meira and Shmuel Prizant's wedding
Tal-Or Ben-Choreen

Mazel Tov to Sara Vered on the occasion of her birthday
Tova Clark 


Thank you for your generous donation
Margot Raicek and Alex Simon

In memory of  Stanley Arron z"l
Victor & Laraine Kaminsky

Mazel Tov to Rhoda & Joe Levitan on the birth of their grandson
Steven & Shelli Kimmel

Mazel Tov to Faye Goldman & Ian Lipton on the occasion of your upcoming wedding
Steven & Shelli Kimmel

In memory of David Kaplan z"l
Steven & Shelli Kimmel

In memory of Elliott Levitan z"l
Steven & Shelli Kimmel

In memory of Isidore Reef  z"l
Steven & Shelli Kimmel

In appreciation of Annette Albert
Zachary, Janice and Doug Hall


Mazel Tov to Bonnie and Sherwin Lyman on their anniversary
Lila Nathans

Kehillat Beth Israel apologizes for any errors or omissions.

BRIDGE: Every Monday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
MAHJONG: Every Thursday from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
MALCA PASS LIBRARY: Every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The 2019/2020 Book Discussion List is now available Click Here

Senior Rabbi  
Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Associate Rabbi
Rabbi Deborah Zuker
Cantor Cantor Jason Green
Helen Zipes
Gabbai Rishon Norm Ferkin
Ba'al Koreh
Kalman Estrin
Executive Director
Rena Garshowitz

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*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. Your call will ensure that our Clergy can follow up
with visits, calls,  and healing prayers.  
*In consideration of those members who have scent allergies - kindly refrain from using heavy scent - Thank you in advance.
Sunday, August 25th 1:30-3:30 PM 
Queer Jews, Jewish community allies, LGBTQ2+ allies, and all the beautiful, magnificent crossovers and intersections thereof, you're invited to march with us (CIJA) on Sunday, August 25th.  We will be meeting at approximately Bank and Catherine at 12PM SHARP!  We will provide exact meeting location on the morning of, after we've received our placement info. Please text Jess Burke at 416-728-6376 for live location to join us.