Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 17 Tamuz 5780
Candle Lighting 8:32 PM
Havdallah 9:32 PM
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Candle Lighting 8:27 PM
Havdallah 9:27 PM
 "Shabbat-in-a-Box" YouTube Playlist, with your clergy and member volunteers Click Here

Torah Reader(s) - Jonathan Meijer

Haftarah - Ilan Shapiro
In-Person Services - Update July 9, 2020

As promised, we wanted to update you regarding our in-person services at KBI. We have successfully run weekday afternoon services one day a week for the last two weeks. We were able to do so with pre-registration, requiring the use of masks, and asking people to bring their own Kippah and Siddur. We also check with everyone on the day of to confirm that they are feeling healthy and well. As a result of this success, we will now begin running afternoon services twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, returning to our original service time of 6:00 pm. If you would like to register for services this coming week, please Click Here . The service will also be simultaneously streamed over the Kehillat Beth Israel Facebook Page.

Additionally, we will begin offering an in-person weekday morning/Shacharit service for the first time on Sunday, July 19th. The service will be outdoors and at 8:30 am. Concurrently, the service will also be shared over Zoom. To learn more about the expectations for participants or to register, please Click Here . In addition to this service, we will continue to offer our Zoom-only morning services on Mondays and Thursdays.

If you have questions about either of these services or have difficulty registering, please let Rabbi Kenter know.

Finally, over the last number of weeks, we have been working towards offering a livestream of our Saturday morning Shabbat service. We are in the final stages of securing the technology necessary to make this happen. We can now announce that we are aiming to offer an abbreviated/trial Saturday morning service on July 25th and will begin offering a fuller Shabbat service (though still abbreviated for livestream) on August 2nd. Please stay tuned over the next couple weeks for more details about how you can participate in these services. In order to allow for singing in the service and to assure everyone’s health and safety, in-person participation in these services will be limited to 10 people, which will primarily be those serving a role in the service. When possible, we may also be able to invite those with Yahrzeits to participate live as well. Again, more information regarding this service will be available in the coming weeks. Should circumstances beyond our control, including technological delays, prevent us from beginning to stream on the dates listed above, we will be communicating that as early as possible.

As we have expressed before, we are eager to provide opportunities for in-person services, but will only do so if we believe they can be done safely and meaningfully. We believe that these steps represent these values and we are proud to be able to slowly and thoughtfully roll out additional opportunities for in-person prayer.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Shabbat Shalom

NEW Date & Time
Tuesday, July 14
Mincha 6:00 PM

Wednesday July 15
Mincha 6:00 PM

Sunday, July 19
Schacharit 8:30 AM

Tuesday, July 21
Mincha 6:00 PM

Wednesday July 22
Mincha 6:00 PM
Click Here  to register for our In-Person Mincha Services. You may select your date from the tabs and insert your name.

Click Here to register for In-Person Shacharit Services. You may select your date from the tabs and insert your name.

You may also attend via  Facebook Live

* Please only register if you are feeling healthy and well and have not left the country recently.

Be sure to check back each week as we will continue to add more weekly services in the coming weeks.

Membership Renewal

Membership materials have been sent to you via email. If you prefer to receive the renewal materials by mail, please let us know and we will be happy to send them out ( ).

Thank you to all of you for your continued support and engagement with our Kehillah. To renew your commitment for the 2020-2021 cycle, please visit

If you have not yet created an account in ShulCloud, you can do so by clicking  here  and setting your password. Once you’ve got an account set up, click  here  to proceed with your renewal.

Full-time Administrative Assistant for a one-year term

Please click the job title above for more info and to apply!
Please visit our KBI Connect page for a listing of all the virtual programming happening at Shul
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
Executive Director   Rena Garshowitz
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
Mazal Tov to Rhoda & Michael Aronson, Emily Litvack & Benjamin Baril, Bryna & Murray Cohen, Linda Greene-Finestone & Hillel Finestone, Raezelle & Gustave Goldmann, Debra & Peter Szirtes, Michael Sampson & Dina Guth, on their wedding anniversaries!
J uly 11-17, Parshat Pinchas

Bella Abrahamson
Hans Adler
Abraham Belman
Lena Bernstein
Etta Cherun
Dr. Albert Feingold
Charles Finkelstein
Ruth Fleisher
Ida Gaffen
Bertha Green
Paul Greenbaum
Roger Greenberg
Ida Greenberg
Hyman Hymes
Sarah Kimmel
Jean Klein
Irene Kronick
Merle Eve Margles
Ben Pearl
Hyman Polowin
Samuel Rabinovitch
Esther Rabinovitch
Ted Roseman
Sam Schwartz
Ignaz Stossel
Lillian Fried Tarantour
Barry Wiesenfeld
Zlota Zunder

Ha Makom Yenachem
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If you missed the discussion on Free Will in the Jewish context, in relation to the Netflix movie " The Adjustment Bureau ", you can catch it here, and feel free to add your own comments in the YouTube comments section to continue the discussion! Please be respectful.
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.
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 observance of the Yahrzeit of my aunt, Rose Molly Mirsky z"l
Linda & Kenneth Mirsky

In honour of the anniversary of Vera & Malcolm Glube
Linda & Kenneth Mirsky

In memory of Carol-Sue Shapiro z"l
Barry Appel
Myron Cherun
Phyllis & Bill Cleiman
Jeanette & Arnold Finklestein
Anne & Bob Gillett
Arlene & Norman Glube
Marilyn & Ron Goldberg
Mera & Billy Goldstein
Andrea & Michael Malek
Bonnie & Chuck Merovitz
Sarah Beutel & Steven Morgan
Linda Paton
Arlene & Melvin Schwey
Sandra & Norm Slover
Roz & Fred Tabachnick
Karen Taylor
Helen & Rick Zipes

In memory of Howard Freed z"l
Barry Appel

In memory of Vivienne Geithner z"l
Brandon Geithner

In honour of Arnold Finklestein on his special birthday
Phyllis & Weldon Cleiman
Mera & William Goldstein

Thank you for your generous donation
Marcia & Richard Zuker

In honour of Barry Appel on his special birthday
Sandy, Jerry, Mira & Naomi

In honour of the birth of Alden Lev, grandson of Rhoda & Mike Aronson
Devra Freedman

In honour of Lee & Debbie Merovitz on their 15th wedding anniversary
Bonnie & Chuck Merovitz

In memory of Elizabeth Szirtes z"l
Bonnie & Chuck Merovitz

Birthday Wishes to Myra Aronson, Alice Baker & Laraine Kaminsky
Barbara Farber

In memory of Shirley Melnick z"l
Margo & Judah Silverman

In memory of Michael Penso z"l
Margo & Judah Silverman

In memory of Carol-Sue Shapiro z"l
Margo & Judah Silverman

KBI apologizes for any errors or omissions.
Important information on visitation at the Bank Street and Osgoode Cemeteries Click Here

A COVID-19 Protocol Announcement from Jewish Memorial Gardens - Click Here

As our building remains closed for the time being, a rotation of staff is set in place to assure that mail is received and phone messages responded to. We are attempting to do our best to maintain the outstanding service you've come to expect from our congregation, but it is still likely to take a little bit longer than usual to respond to requests and we ask for your patience as we do our best to pivot to this new reality. During this time of moving much of our operations to virtual platforms, the best way to get in touch with any member of the staff is to email them. A staff directory can be found here . As a reminder, while staff may be present in the building at times, we still ask that you not "drop by" as we are attempting to limit everyone's exposure.  
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