Thursday, August 4, 2022 | 7 Av 5782
Friday Night Candle Lighting 8:07 PM
Shabbat Evening Services 5:30 PM (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)
Shabbat Morning Services 9:00 AM (In-Person & Livestream)
Saturday Night Havdallah 9:07 PM
Torah Readers: Cantor Green, Noah Green, Jonathan Meijer, Victor Rabinovitch, Jeff Taylor Haftarah: Cantor Green
Tisha B’Av Schedule
Saturday, Aug. 6th – Erev Tisha B’Av
8:24pm – Fast begins
9:30pm – Ma’ariv (including Havdallah prayers, Eichah, Kinot)
9:06pm – Shabbat ends
Sunday, Aug. 7th – Tisha B’Av Morning
8:30am – Morning services* (including Torah, Haftara, Kinot)
*Note, we do not wear tallit or t’filin on Tisha B’Av morning
Sunday, Aug. 7th – Tisha B’Av Afternoon
6:00pm – Mincha* (including Torah, Haftara, Psalm of the Day)
*Note, we put on tallit and t’filin on Tisha B’Av afternoon
9:03pm – Fast Ends

Congregational Kiddush helps us build connections that make KBI a strong, vibrant community. You can sponsor a Kiddush to honour someone, remember someone, celebrate a Simcha, or “just because!” At this time, we will only be offering a congregational kiddush on the weeks with sponsorship. For more information on these and other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rena at (613) 728-3501 x225 or
It is interesting that the Shabbat right before Tisha B’Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, is called Shabbat Chazon, the Shabbat of Visioning. It isn’t called the Shabbat of Sadness or the Shabbat of Destruction. It is instead a time of visioning, preparing, and dreaming for the future.

When things aren’t going well, it is easy to feel stuck and fear that things will always be this way. Shabbat Chazon reminds us, however, that a better future is always possible and that change can (and will) come. It is in those moments where we feel like all is lost, when we have nothing to lose, that we are able to truly try new things and explore all that can be.

We inevitably and understandably have many things to be concerned about in our world and in our lives. And yet, we cannot abide that this is all that there will ever be. We can and must vision what that better future will be. This Shabbat and every Shabbat after. That is what Shabbat Chazon is all about.
Renewing your membership is easy!
To make membership arrangements please call Rena in the office at (613) 728-3501 x 225 or visit

Masks Continue in Shul
Based on the repeated advice from Ottawa Public Health, KBI continues to require all people attending synagogue indoor events to wear personal masks. This provides what OPH calls "the safest approach" for protecting ourselves and others. 
When attending a kiddush where food or drinks are consumed, please wear your mask when socializing or when standing at a food service table. Masks are not needed when eating, of course.
CANTOR Jason Green
PRESIDENT Victor Rabinovitch
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
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.

Victor Rabinovitch
Rena Garshowitz
Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Cantor Jason Green 
Elisheva Brantz 
Ilana Goldfarb 
Linda Prizant
John Denomme
Please click here to make an online donation, or call the Shul office at 613-728-3501 x 242 or email

Please note that if you have requested a mailed donation card to be sent, it can take up to 10 days for processing and arrival.

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.  

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 observance of the Yahrzeit of my father, Jack Kacew z"l
Sam Kacew

In memory of Norman Wolfish z"l
Nina May & Jeremy Rudin

In memory of Stan Ages z"l
Norman & Arlene Glube

In memory of Fay Koffman z"l 
Norman & Arlene Glube

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my mother, Ida Abramson z"l
Allen Abramson

In honour of the 50th wedding anniversary Arthur & Marsha Saper
Jeanette & Arnold Finkelstein

In honour of Leonard & Jane Shore 
Linda & Kenneth Mirsky

In memory of Roz Taller z"l 
Helen, Lynn, & Ian Hochberg
Hennie, Allen, & Mark Honigman
Nina May & Jeremy Rudin
Hedy & Michael Segal
Marcia & Richard Zuker

In memory of Fay Koffman z"l 
Hennie, Allen, & Mark Honigman
Linda & Harry Prizant

In memory of George Gara z"l
Susan Dzioba 
Audrey Levy

In memory of Norman Wolfish z"l
Audrey Levy
Marcia & Richard Zuker

In memory of Hannah Brass z"l
Devra Freedman

In observance of the Yahrzeits of Tania & Samuel Morris Morin z"l
Ruth Mendell

KBI apologizes for any errors or omissions.
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