Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 19 Nisan 5781
Friday Night Candle Lighting 7:14 PM
Saturday Night Havdallah 8:14 PM
Next Week
Friday Night Candle Lighting 7:23 PM
Saturday Night Havdallah 8:23 PM
While the Torah reading from the first day of Passover tells the story of our liberation from Egypt, the Torah reading for this Shabbat reminds us that additional challenges would still lie ahead for the Israelites. While no longer in Egypt, our ancestors still find themselves stuck between the approaching Egyptian army and the Sea of Reeds in front of them. This moment served as a reminder of the constant vigilance that would be required before they would truly be free.

As we find ourselves in the midst of this “third wave” of COVID, it is easy to become frustrated after all that we have done to get ourselves through the first two waves of this terrible disease. Every time we think we’re “out of the woods” a new spike arrives. Like our ancestors millennia ago, we must maintain our vigilance in these matters and do what is hard to keep everyone healthy and safe.

As such, and consistent with our board’s determination regarding lockdown/shutdown/grey zone, in-person indoor services will be on hold until the end of this shutdown. While we are currently exploring what may be possible outdoors in the coming weeks, for this weekend, we will be running services exclusively virtually. Day 7 services and Day 8 services (with Yizkor), will be at 9 am on our livestream ( In addition to the Yizkor service that will take place during the morning service, we will also be running an "Only Yizkor" service over the live-stream from 11:15-11:30 am on Sunday for people who only wish to participate in Yizkor. We will provide further details regarding upcoming services next week. We appreciate your understanding in this matter as we continue to hold the value of Pikuach Nefesh, Saving Lives, at the forefront of our congregational values.

Finally, navigating this third wave is challenging for all of us. If you are struggling, need help, or just would appreciate someone to talk to, please let Rabbi Kenter know at

Judah Silverman
Elisheva Brantz
Rabbi Eytan Kenter
This week's video from Cantor Green contains the Chatzi Kaddish prior to the private recitation of the Shabbat Ma'ariv Amidah. The Chatzi Kaddish serves as a separation between parts of our services and praises God and God's great Name in an array of superlatives. It appears at the bottom of page 34 in the blue Sim Shalom Siddur for Shabbat and Festivals. Please feel free to pause YouTube at the end of this video to give you time to recite the silent Amidah

Traditional Ashkenazi nusach, arranged by Stephen Glass
The complete playlist to date for this series can be found here.
On Passover Day 7 (Saturday, April 3), we will be reading Chapters 7 and 8 of Megillat Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs) during morning services. If you are following our services from home, you can view or download the text here.
The Israeli Affairs Discussion Group on April 11th will be having a special speaker from the UK. Author David Hirsch will be talking about the antisemitism of the left and its entanglement with anti-Zionism. Please click here for more information
KBI is forming an Inclusion Committee to promote and support full inclusion in our congregation. If you are interested in learning more about the committee or serving on the committee, please contact Dr. Madelaine Werier at

Our office will be staffed every day of the week. We still ask that anyone who plans to come by the synagogue alert us in advance so we can assure someone is there to meet them at that time. 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 Deborah Zuker
Cantor Jason Green
Laura Dimitroff
To learn more, please visit our website or contact Elisheva Brantz at (613) 728-3501 x225 or
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
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
Mazal Tov to Thora Broughton & George Abonyi, Robert & Margaret Lederman, Linda & Stanley Shiff, on their wedding anniversary!

April 3-9
Rebecca Albert
Shmuel Benoway
Ruth Berger
Henry Bloom
Ronald Bodnoff
Bertha Borts
Reuben Cammy
Archie Cohen
Fay Dalfen
Harry Estrin
Ruta Frajtag
Morris Glass
Moshe Glazer
Avraham Zvi Kardash
Samuel Lesh
Fannie Levitan
Abram Molot
Avraham-Eli Najman
Avigdor Najman
Rivka Najman
Reuven Najman
Netanel Osterman
Regina Osterman
Rae Robins
Helen Sadovnick
Annie Shabinsky
Sadie Shapero
Molla Shinoff
Irmgard Silbermann
Charlotte Slack
Adela Sterner
Yisrael Szerman
Samuel Taylor

Ha Makom Yenachem
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
or email Ilana Goldfarb:

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!

In memory of Jackie Gorenstein z"l
Sharon Glass

Thank you for your generous donation
Howard & Donna Strauss

In appreciation of the clergy & staff for their programming before Pesach
Anita Rosenfeld

Refuah Shlema to Jonathan Calof
Ken Kavanat

In memory of Ann Lazear z"l
Susan Greenberg

Thank you for your generous donation
Naomi Abrahams
Paul Solomon Adler
Donna Aronson
Dahlia Stein & Stephen Bindman
Ellen & Marty Cardash
Chovav Marantz
Susan Otis
Carole & Norman Zagerman

In memory of Jackie Gorenstein z"l
Beverley & Abraham Feinstein
Shawna Feinstein
Marilyn & Ronnie Goldberg
George Goodman
Sharon Michaelson

In memory of Herbert & Lillian Laks z"l
Joanna Abrams

In memory of Adela Pnina Neuman Sterner z"l
Irit Sterner

In honour of Rabbi Scher
Eva Fried & Ralph Paroli

In honour of Bonnie Engel 
Joany & Andrew Katz

In honour of David Smith & his team at Creative Kosher Catering
Ellen & Arthur Leader

In appreciation to Steven Kimmel
Anita Rosenfeld

Refuah Shlema to Jonathan Calof
Beverley & Abraham Feinstein

Refuah Shlema to Cally Kardash
Anita Rosenfeld

In honour of David Michaelson's special birthday
Jeanette & Arnold Finkelstein

Thank you for your generous donation
Howard & Donna Strauss

In memory of Jackie Gorenstein z"l
Bonnie & Sherwin Lyman

Thank you for your generous donation
Howard & Donna Strauss

In appreciation of Rabbi Zuker for leading Hachanah l'Shabbat
Susan Landau-Chark & Arie Chark

KBI apologizes for any errors or omissions.
Jewish Family Services has put together an excellent resource on how to register for the vaccine. Please click here for more information
The next Books and Bagels event.

10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021
By Zoom:  or Telephone: 1-647-558-0588
The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl
By Marra B Gad will be reviewed by Carlie MaPherson
The Color of Love is an unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer's strikes. (Good Reads)

For more information contact Lily Cox
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