Kehillat Ohr Tzion

Rabbi Ori Bergman

Parashat Noach

President Cheryl Stein

6 Cheshvan 5784

Davening Schedule

Friday, October 20

Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 pm

Earliest Candle Lighting: 5:17 pm

Latest Candle Lighting: 6:07 pm

Saturday, October 21

Shacharit: 9:00 am (sharp)

Kiddush is sponsored by KOT.

Minchah: 5:50 pm 

Havdalah: 7:07 pm

Sunday, October 22

Shacharit: 8:30 am

Thursday, October 26

Shacharit: 6:45 am


In memory of our beloved mother and grandmother, Miriam Enis, on the occasion of her yahrzeit

By Joseph, Ozzy, and Talula Jane Enis

Please remember to drop off your Dash's receipts in the bag in the shul foyer.


President: Cheryl Stein

Rabbi: Ori Bergman

Newsletter: Joseph Enis

Chesed: Mireille Schapiro

Fun/Fund: Beth Weiss


Publicity: Phyllis Steinberg


Social Action: Phyllis Steinberg


Web Site: Karen Marks


Kiddush Sponsorships: Cheryl Stein

Web Site:

KOT depends on Voluntary ATID pledges to ensure that we can provide for all of our expenses. If you have made a pledge, the Board of KOT thanks you for your generosity. If you have not made a pledge or have questions regarding the Voluntary ATID program, please contact Steven Weiss at
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It's Spring in Buffalo, and leaves are waiting to open on the Tree of Life at shul.

Have a leaf or a rock inscribed!
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   $1000 for a rock

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From the President:

This Shabbat we are excited to be hosting the NCSY Buffalo Chapter Shabbaton.

Don’t forget that next Friday night we will be holding our home hospitality membership dinner. It’s not too late to RSVP to be a host or to be hosted. Please email Barb if you would like to be included.


We are also wrapping up our collection for Jewish Family Services. If you have any items, please drop them off in the lobby. 

JFNA is rolling out a major campaign effort to support humanitarian aid to Israel in the weeks ahead. The Jewish Federations are responding, working with our core partners to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedented levels of trauma caused by the horrific terrorist attack on October 7.

The Buffalo community-wide goal will be to raise $500,000 towards JFNA’s nationwide campaign to raise $500 million.


Now, more than ever, Israel needs your support. Israel will prevail and the Jewish people will stand together, as we always do. Am Yisrael Chai!

Please consider contributing to this worthwhile cause.


Donate here:

Shabbat Shalom,


From the Rabbi:

When it comes to Israel, we are all in this together. Their fight is our fight. Here is a heartwarming story embodying this theme sent to me earlier this week:


As I sit down for the first time today at 11:15 pm, I thought I would share a story that made me so proud to live here in Israel. I have been missioning up and down Dizengoff street since 8 am this morning. At 2pm a soldier was coming to pick up all the things I had purchased with the money I raised from the donations. As we picked up the water, soda, supplies and appliances. We had one more stop. An hour before the soldiers arrival, I ordered food from Pita Dizengoff for 100 soldiers who needed food. We arrived at 2:30pm to pick up the food. The food was already paid for. An elderly women saw that we were putting trays of food in the trunk of the car (rest of the car already packed). The soldier drove away quickly, I went back into the store to thank the guys at Pita Dizengoff. This elderly women followed me into the store and asked who was that for. I said “לחילים ״”, the soldiers. She said: “let me pay for it”, I said: it’s all been paid for already with donation money but we appreciate it so much”. The elderly woman didn’t accept that. She opened her wallet and said “take the rest of my cash in here... The next round is on me. The next time you order food, I want to contribute. This is my way of helping the best way I can because I can’t do all the running around like everyone else.” After that we exchanged numbers and I told her I would run around and arrange things for her to help her contribute in the ways that she can. We are in this together. KOL HAKAVOD to everyone missioning around. Keep up the great work!🩵 thank you to our soldiers for protecting us and thank you to the people for making this country so amazing to live in. Good night for now. 💙🙏🏻🩵


Shabbat Shalom!

Shul & Community Events

The Social Action Committee is hoping the congregation will respond to the urgent need for donations being sought by Jewish Family Services, Journeys End, and other members of The Refugee Partnership. The organizations that help settle the many individuals and families arriving in our area are requesting specific items to ensure a safe home environment for the new arrivals:

Items can be brought to KOT, dropped off at our house, or, if you would like me to pick up your donations, email me at

879 Hopkins Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221