Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10 Iyyar 5781
CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Friday Night Candle Lighting 7:41 PM
Saturday Night Havdallah 8:41 PM
Next Week
Friday Night Candle Lighting 7:59 PM
Saturday Night Havdallah 8:59 PM
RABBI KENTER'S DVAR
This week’s Torah reading is Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, in English, After Death-Be Holy. While the meaning of “After Death” is clear, Holiness is a word that is much more difficult to define. My understanding of holiness comes from the word is contrasted with as part of Havdalah, the prayer we recite every Saturday night, “HaMavdil beyn kodesh leChol,” who differentiates between the holy and the ordinary/every day. Holiness in Judaism is about being different or extraordinary, not what we are used to in the every day. Therefore, one could call this combination of readings, After Death-Be Different. Continue reading...
THE KBI CHORAL SHABBAT MA'ARIV VIRTUAL PROJECT
This week's video from Cantor Green contains the concluding section of the Shabbat Ma'ariv amidah - "Eloheinu Veilohei Avoteinu - R'tzei" (which asks God to find favour in our Shabbat rest) and "Full Kaddish" (one of our most important forms of prayer praising God, and a marker of the end of a section of prayer), which are both recited while standing. They appear on p48 in the blue Sim Shalom Siddur for Shabbat and Festivals. https://youtu.be/JihJiqkyBok. Traditional Ashkenazi nusach, arranged by Stephen Glass For a complete playlist to date in this series, visit https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnpkh0UKyctovytQEjyHs-H8DiWNUlv
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KBI OFFICE CLOSURE
Our office is closed as the Stay at Home order is in effect.  The best way to reach any of our office staff, clergy, or lay leadership is via email and all of the relevant synagogue email addresses are listed below.

Rabbi Eytan Kenter rabbi@kehillatbethisrael.com
Rabbi Deborah Zuker rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
Cantor Jason Green cantor@kehillatbethisrael.com
Laura Dimitroff laura@kehillatbethisrael.com
To learn more, please visit our website or contact Elisheva Brantz at 613.728.3501.
OUR LEADERSHIP
Senior Rabbi ■ Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Associate Rabbi ■ Rabbi Deborah Zuker
Cantor ■ Cantor Jason Green
President ■ Judah Silverman
Gabbai Rishon ■ Norm Ferkin
Ba'al Koreh ■ Kalman Estrin
Interim Executive Director ■ Elisheva Brantz
LET US KNOW
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. Additionally, please let us know if you or someone you know may require some additional support in this challenging time. Your call will ensure that our Clergy can follow up with visits, calls, and healing prayers 613-728-3501 Ext. 221
ANNIVERSARY
Mazal Tov to Sheryl Blumenthal & Bryan Altshuller, Rowena & Neil Tolson, on their wedding anniversary!

YAHRZEITS
April 24-30
Mollie Abelson
Goldie Abramson
Bernard Alexandor
Irving Atkins
Edward Bindman
Abraham Harry Blevis
Sam Borer
Goldie Garson Davis
Libby Glube
Saul Goldfarb
Maximilian Gottlieb
Salvator Hasson
William Kardish
Molly Kronick
Esther Lederman
Dora Mendleson
Betty Miller-Pantel
Esther Mirsky
Harry Podbere
Michla Potechin
Mary Read
Joseph Viner



Ha Makom Yenachem
DONATION LISTING
Please note that only email donation cards will be sent until the KBI office is back up and running full time. When making a donation please include the recipient's email address.

Please click here to make an online donation, or call the Shul office at 613-728-3501 x221
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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
z"l
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!

BREAKFAST FUND
In honour of the Yahrzeit of my father, Fred Anzarouth z"l
Ralph Anzarouth


LESLIE SHINDER CHOIR FUND
Mazel Tov to William Newman on his special birthday
Linda & Kenneth Mirsky


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Thank you for your generous donation
David Harary

In memory of Burt Gorenstein z"l
Sally Hawks & Ralph Anzarouth

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my Mother, Tamara Wolman z"l
Rachel Pernica

Mazel Tov to Dorothy & David Torontow on their anniversary
Paula & Manny Agulnik

In memory of our fathers, Irwin Cutler z"l, Michael B. Michelson z"l, & Great-Grandparents, Jacob & Dinah Polowin, z"l
David and Leah Cutler

In honour of Roz Fremeth on her special birthday
Bonnie & Chuck Merovitz

In honour of Evelyn Lieff's special birthday
Audrey Levy

In honour of Molly Hirsch's Birthday
Rhoda & Michael Aronson

In honour of Cara Kaiserman's birthday
Judith & Edward Borts

In memory of Maureen McIlwain z"l
Darren Morenstein, Lindsay Borovay & Family

In memory of Burt & Jackie Gorenstein z"l
Darren Morenstein, Lindsay Borovay & Family

In honour of Alex Polowin
Vera & George Gara


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