Friday, January 17 ■ 20 Tevet

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service  
4:30 p.m.
Candle Lighting 
4:31 p.m.

Shabbat, January 18  ■ 21 Tevet

Morning (Shacharit) Service
Ben Tatham will be chanting the Haftarah

9:00 a.m.
Mincha and Learning & Leftovers
4:30 p.m.

5:31 p.m.

Next week:
Friday, January 24  ■ 27 Tevet

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service (Kabbalat Shabbat)
4:30 p.m.
Candle Lighting
4:40 p.m.
Kiddush sponsored by Sid & Cally Kardash in honour of all the past-presidents of both legacy congregations of KBI and as a farewell to the congregation. Yasher Koach and Todah Rabah!

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
2019 Tax Receipts

Kehillat Beth Israel is preparing tax receipts for 2019. These receipts will be sent out at the end of February. To ensure you receive your receipt, please make sure all of your information is up to date in our ShulCloud system. If it has been a while since you have logged in, or you have not yet created an account in ShulCloud, please see log-in and user instructions attached.

In this issue:

Rabbi Kenter's Dvar

A Teaching from Rabbi Camp (From Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler via Rabbi Eliezer Diamond)

The Torah writes of Hanoch, who was the seventh generation after Adam, "And Hanoch walked with God," upon which the Rabbis say: "Hanoch was a cobbler, and with every single stitch that he made he achieved mystical unions with his Creator." I have heard a beautiful explanation of this in the name of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter of blessed memory - an interpretation which is indeed typical of his whole approach. He said that this midrash cannot possibly mean that while he was sitting and stitching shoes for his customers his mind was engaged on mystical pursuits. This would be forbidden by the law. How could he divert his attention to other matters while engaged on work which he had been hired to do by others?

No, says Rabbi Yisrael, the "mystical unions" which Hanoch achieved were nothing more nor less than the concentration which he lavished on each and every stitch to ensure that it would be good and strong and that the pair of shoes he was making would be a good pair, giving the maximum pleasure and benefit to whoever would wear them. In this way Hanoch achieved union with the attribute of his Creator, who lavishes his goodness and beneficence on others. This was his "mystical union"; he was united and wholehearted in his desire, his single-minded ambition, to attach himself to his Creator's attributes. Of course, as a natural consequence, he was protected from any hint of evil or wrongdoing. There could be no question of his ever deceiving or over-reaching his customers, even unwittingly. His "taking" would never exceed the value of the work he was doing-the measure of his "giving."

The best and most important work that we do, whether inherently sacred or not, enables us to be in relationship with our Creator. Even the most monotonous tasks can be imbued with holiness if we are doing them to give of ourselves to our friends, families, communities, and God. Every one of us can be like Hanoch, as long as our hearts are directed the right way.

Shabbat Shalom
Mazel Tov to  Eva Fried & Ralph Paroli , on their wedding anniversary!

Thursday, January 23
Special Breakfast sponsored by Carol-Sue Shapiro in observance of the Yahrzeit of her grandmother, Rachel Swedlove z"l

Friday, January 24
Special Breakfast sponsored by Michael Salzman in commemoration of the completion of 11 months of Kaddish for Lubow Szapiro Salzman z"l 

Saturday, January 25
Kiddush sponsored by Irving Solman i n memory of his parents, Gus & Esther Solman z"l

Monday, January 27
Special Breakfast sponsored by Ruta Fluxgold & Daniel Wolfish in observance of the Yahrzeit of Ruta's grandmother Rose Fluxgold z"l

Tuesday, January 28
Special Breakfast sponsored by Sandra & Thomas Greenberg in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of their daughter Dara Lee Greenberg z"l 

CalendarJanuary at a glance...

January 17
1Table Shabbat Dinner for Single Parents
6:30 p.m.
January 18
TOT Shabbat 10:30 a.m.
January 23
Kadima Tobogganing
5:30 p.m.
January 24 Teddy Bear Shabbat 5:30 p.m.
January 25 Family Shabbat Service  10:30 a.m.
January 26 USY Kiddush & Cram Drop-in 1 p.m.
January 29 Mercaz Program 7:00 p.m.
January 31
1Table Shabbat Dinner for Queer Jews
6:30 p.m.

Rabbi Zuker to Deliver a Sermon at the Rideau Park United Church

In honour of their "I Have a Dream" service in recognition of Martin Luther King, Rabbi Zuker has been asked to give a sermon to the congregation at the Rideau Park United Church on Sunday, January 19th at 10:00 a.m. 

Cantor Green warmly invites you...
Experience Rome-Florence-Venice, June 22 to July 2 with me and the Cantors Assembly! Interested in joining a KBI delegation? We're holding an info session on Sunday, Jan. 26, 11:30am-12:30pm at KBI. Register for the session and find a link to more info (including a video welcome message from the Rabbi of the Great Synagogue of Florence) at All are welcome to take part -- you needn't be a musician!
Shabbat Shehecheyanu is in early May
On Shabbat, Friday/Saturday, May 1st/2nd, every part of services will be led, read, or 'performed' by someone doing so for the first time. If you would like to take on a new role on Shabbat May 1/2, now is a great time to work with Cantor Green to start preparing. Visit, and/or touch base with Cantor Green ( to help you choose your part.

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Yahrzeits for January 18-24, 2020
 Parshat Shemot
Arnold Abrahamson
Lillian Aronson
Ethel Benoway
Sarah Cantor
Doris Cohen
Leo Davidson
Phillip Dubinsky
Israel Engel
Terry Garman
Rosie Goldin
Malca Goldstein
John Holzman
Morris Karanofsky

Jimmy Latsonas
Freda Macy
Sima Mlynarski
Norma Pivnick
Anna Goldberg Platt
David Radnoff
Bessie Resnick
Herbert Saslove
Suzanne Evelyn Sirota
Rachel Swedlove
Louis Vorner
Ingrid Walker
Malca Rochelle Wechsler

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


In honour of Sid & Cally Kardash
Carol & Laurie Pascoe


In memory of  Corinne Levine z"l
Maureen Katz


In honour of Sid & Cally Kardash
Sheila & Joseph Nadrich 


Refuah Shlema to Steven Kimmel
Linda & Kenneth Mirsky

Mazel Tov to Myra & Lester Aronson on your anniversary
Linda & Kenneth Mirsky 


In memory of Isaac Garfinkel z"l
Faye & Arnold Tennenhouse

In memory of Dr. Harry Garfield z"l
Faye & Arnold Tennenhouse 

In honour of the Yahrzeit of Isaac's father, Morris Garfinkel  z"l
Faye & Arnold Tennenhouse  

In memory of Jean Monson z"l 
Faye & Arnold Tennenhouse   

In honour of the publishing of Susan Garfield's book "Too Many Goodbyes"
Faye & Arnold Tennenhouse   

On the occasion of the birthdays of Jerry Penso & Judah Silverman 
Judith Anne & Michael Aranoff 

In memory of Jean Monson z"l
Evan & Carol Diamond

In memory of Raphael Abtan z"l
Hennie Honigman 

In memory of Helen Cohen z"l
Hennie Honigman

In memory of Donna Klaiman z"l
Hennie Honigman

On the occasion of Marty Cardash's birthday 
Sandra Shaver

In honour of the birth of Estelle & Sol Gunner's newest grandson 
Sid & Cally Kardash

In memory of  Berthe Weill Korngold z"l
Muriel & Michael Wexler

In appreciation of Sol and Helen Rauch 
Molly Hirsch & Eric Elkin 

Kehillat Beth Israel apologizes for any errors or omissions.

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MAHJONG: Every Thursday from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
MALCA PASS LIBRARY: Every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Senior Rabbi  
Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Associate Rabbi
Rabbi Deborah Zuker
Cantor Cantor Jason Green
Judah Silverman
Gabbai Rishon Norm Ferkin
Ba'al Koreh
Kalman Estrin
Executive Director
Rena Garshowitz

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