Friday, August 9 ■ 8 Av

Morning (Shacharit) Services for Rosh Hodesh
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service
6:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting 
8:02 p.m.

Shabbat, August 10  ■ 9 Av
Parshat Devarim

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

7:15 p.m.

9:02 p.m.

Next week:
Friday, August 16   ■ 15 Av

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service (Kabbalat Shabbat)
6:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting
7:51 p.m.
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
Queensway Closure this Shabbat

Highway 417 between Carling Avenue and Bronson Avenue will be fully closed to  traffic  from Saturday, August 10 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 11 at 11 a.m. Significant delays are expected during the closure.

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

 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 Cantor

One of the responsibilities of a Gabbai Rishon is to prepare the weekly Honours list for Shabbat services.
This list is used by the Honours Gabbai to identify congregants and guests who have requested or been assigned honours and to let them know when their honour is approaching and also by the Torah Gabbai Rishon to call up the honourees for their Torah Aliyah.
While some honours do not require the Honouree to be called by name, the Torah Aliyot do and our tradition is to call these individuals by their Hebrew name. Many congregants have expressed pleasure when we are able to do so without asking them to tell us their names as we are calling them up.
To facilitate this we have a membership list on the Bimah with Hebrew names that the Gabbai uses to look up a name but in many cases the Hebrew name is either not available or is incomplete.
We have recently received our annual membership renewals and in them is a section asking for our Hebrew names and Tribal affiliation. For many, this section already has the names and Tribe populated in the appropriate boxes. For others they are blank. This is an opportunity for you to  correct, complete or provide your and your family's names to complete this section of your profile. Please take a few moments to review and complete this important section.
Your complete Hebrew name is made up of your Hebrew name followed by your gender designator "ben" (son of), "bat" (daughter of) or the more recently suggested "l'beit" (from the house of) followed by your Jewish parent or parents' Hebrew names.
For example my Hebrew name is Naphtali Asher ben Yaakov Pesach v'Faige, but if I prefered I could reverse my parent's names and use Naphtali Asher ben Faige v'Yaakov Pesach.  The choice of which example to use is for you to decide. Either is acceptable.
In the case where your Father is a Kohayn or Levi we also add HaKohayn or Halevi to his name  to complete yours.
Your Gabbai team thanks you in advance for ensuring we have correct and complete records so we can execute our duties effectively and efficiently. If you have any questions or are not sure how to proceed, please contact me at

Norm Ferkin
Gabbai Rishon
Kehillat Beth Israel is thrilled to welcome the following new members to the KBI family:

Laura Abitbol & Kyle Nayman
Shari Borsuk & Michael Moore and family
Aaron & Avra Bottner
Anna Cummings and family
Samantha and Matthew Bock
Brian Kom & Josie Stukic and family
Betina Kuzmarov & Ian Appel and family
Carolyn Laws
Joseph Magnet and family
Nicole & Joseph Noble and family
Erica & Jonathan Rubin and family
Randy Slepchik & Gillian Koh-Slepchik and family
Shanna Spring & Larry Hasson and family


Mazal Tov to Warren & Marsha Black, Wallace & Carole Cherun, Bernard & Donna Dolansky,  Mark & Ann Dover, Howard & Deborah Krebs, Stuart McCarthy, & Eileen Melnick McCarthy, Stephan & Mildred Mirsky, Steven Morgan & Sarah Beutel 
Jeremy Rudin & Nina May, Howard & Rachel Schachter, Solomon & Zelaine Shinder, Lawrence & Shari Silber, Harland & Brandee Tanner, Steven & Audrey Taylor o
n their wedding anniversaries!

Monday, August 12
Special Breakfast sponsored by Susan and Hal Grossner in observance of the Yahrzeits of Susan's nephew, Allan Silverbach z"l, Hal's mother, Bertha Grossner z"l, Susan's father Peter Kaminetsky z"l and Susan's sister, Hannah Grill z"l

Friday, August 16
Special Breakfast sponsored by Michael Salzman  in observance of the  Yahrzeit of Izaak Ben Moshe z"l

Tuesday, August 20
Special Breakfast sponsored by Len & Mary Potechin in observance of the Yahrzeit of Evelyn Potechin z"l 

Wednesday, August 21
Special breakfast sponsored by Anita Rosenfeld in observance of the Yahrzeit of her parents Gdalyah & Florence Rosenfeld z''l

Thursday, August 22
Special breakfast sponsored by Tracy Hartman in observance of the Yahrzeit of her grandfather Samuel Akerman z"l

Sunday, August 25
Special breakfast sponsored by the Paroli Family In memory of Jenny Paroli 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
CalendarAugust at a glance...

August 10 Tisha B'Av Mincha & S'udah Hamafseket ("Leftovers")

Tisha B'Av Evening Service

Fast Begins
7:15-8:15 p.m.

8:30-9:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m
August 11 Tisha B'Av Shacharit
8:30 a.m.
August 12
Gabbai Training
RSVP Required by Friday August 9
6:30 p.m.
August 14 Bereavement Support Group 7:00 p.m.
August 15
POP-UP Rabbi with Rabbi Zuker 
The Owl Cafe, 1140 Morisson Drive
10:30-11:30 a.m.
August 19
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
6:30 p.m.
August 21
All Gender Rainbow Challah Bake 
(Teens & Adults)
6:30 p.m.

August 23 Teddy Bear Shabbat with Drag Queen story time

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

6:30 p.m.

Please click here for flyer and details

Please RSVP by Friday August 9th to

Monday August 12, 6:30 p.m.
Please click here for flyer and details
Learn a new Yism'chu with Cantor Green this Shabbat!

Here's a link to the new congregational melody:

Cantor Green will be teaching the refrain on Shabbat morning, as well as sharing a bit about the meaning, and about the composer, Cantor/Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler. Have a listen in advance, and sing along with the congregation on Shabbat!

KBIs new youth choir for ages 8-12
Please click here for flyer and details

Monday August 19, 6:30 p.m.
Please click here for details and to RSVP

             YahrzeitsYahrzeits for August 10-16
                     Parshat Devarim

Ida Abramson
Toby Appel
Jack Berger
Ruth Bergmann
Josephine Bloom
Louis Bloom
Louis Cass
Bella Dimant
Ruth Epstein
Annette Goldman
Max (Chief) Greenberg
Hannah Grill
Abe Hanser
Susan Kom

Ben Kwavnick
Ethyl Lightstone
Iris Loves
Lilyan Merovitz
Howard Joel Polowin
Sophie Rice
Izaak Salzman
Rachel Segal Ages
Milton Shaffer
Ethel Shinder
Rachel Stern
Bertha Taylor
Tadeus Weiss
Elias Wilko

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

Amelia Loeb Landscaping Fund

In memory of Elliott Levitan z"l
Leonora Allen & Family 

Breakfast Fund

Mazel Tov to Rhoda and Joe Levitan on the birth of their grandson
Laurie & Carol Pascoe

In honour of Susan Grossner's retirement
Frances Freedman-Kesler 

Mazel Tov to Laurie & Carol Pascoe on the marriage of their son Noah
Linda & Michael Senzilet

In memory of In memory of Ruth Fleisher z"l
Debbie & Norm Ferkin

General Fund

In memory of Sue Rothman z"l
Stuart McCarthy & Eileen Melnick McCarthy 

In memory of Elliott Levitan z"l
Stuart McCarthy & Eileen Melnick McCarthy 

Kiddush Fund

In memory of In memory of Ruth Fleisher z"l
Rick & Helen Zipes

Mazel Tov to Rhoda and Joe Levitan on the birth of their grandson
Rick & Helen Zipes

Ottawa Kosher Food Bank Fund

In memory of Ruth Fleisher z"l
Carol Shattner and Barry Appel

Mazal tov to Bernie and Donna Dolansky on their special anniversary
Carol Shattner and Barry Appel

In observance of the Yahrzeit of John De Lemos z"l 
Carol-Sue & Jack Shapiro

In honour of Adrienne Paknadel Powell's special birthday
Walter & Teena Hendelman

In memory of Elliott Levitan z"l
Roslyn Nudell and Laurence Wall

Thank you for your generous donation
David & Judith Kalin

Thank you for your generous donation
Raymond & Natalie Stern

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

In memory of Ruth Fleisher z"l
Laraine & Victor Kaminsky

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.