Friday, July 19 ■ 16 Tammuz

Morning (Shacharit) Services
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service
6:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting 
8:27 p.m.

Shabbat, July 20  ■ 17 Tammuz
Parshat Balak

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

8:15 p.m.

9:27 p.m.

Next week:
Friday, July 26 ■ 23 Tammuz

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service (Kabbalat Shabbat)
6:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting
8:20 p.m.
Congregational Kiddush luncheon is generously sponsored  by
 Gary O'Regan & Jonathan Meijer in celebration of their Anniversary. Todah Rabah & Mazel Tov!

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 click
here  for service times for 
Erev Shabbat and Shabbat Mincha, Se'udah Shlishit, Ma'ariv and Havdallah  or go to
In this issue:

Please note the deadline to submit names for the 2019 Yizkor Memorial Book is  J uly 30th, 2019. 
Please click here for a link to the form.

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

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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:

Rabbi Kenter's D'var Cantor 

When preparing for tests, we were always told to go with our first instinct and that it was usually the correct one. And yet, I often couldn't help but overthink the question and second guess myself. What if my initial inclination was wrong?

In this week's Torah portion, the prophet Balaam is asked to go and curse the Israelites. He checks with God who tells him not to go so he declines the job. King Balak's messengers return, this time with a larger financial offer and Balaam asks God again for permission to go. God tells Balaam that if he really wants to go then go, but what he says is up to God.

In many of our lives, we've had a job offer that we knew wasn't right for us or were in a relationship that just wasn't compatible. But then we are provided with some incentive or the fear of other opportunities not arising overwhelms us and we take the job or stay in the relationship even though we know in our heart of hearts that isn't the right choice. We should all aspire to not be like Balaam and trust our instincts and listen to that internal voice. Let's not allow money or fear to convince us to go against our best interests. After all, our first inclination is almost always the right one.

Shabbat Shalom

Mazal tov to  Karsten & Jodi Gitter,  Jonathan  Meijer &  Gary  O'Regan,  Moshe Nahir & Tsippi Guttmann-Nahir, Jeremy & Pamela  Rosenberg,  Andrew Gesing & Brooke Trealout,   on their wedding anniversaries!

Saturday, July 20
Congregational Kiddush sponsored by Gary O'Regan and Jonathan Meijer in honour of their Wedding Anniversary

Monday, July 22
Special Breakfast sponsored by Sam Kacew in observance of the Yahrzeit of Jack Kacew z"l 

Tuesday, July 23
Special Breakfast sponsored by Paula and Beulah Adler in observance of the Yahrzeit of Hans Adler z"l

Monday, July 29
Special Breakfast sponsored by Yitzchak and Rowena Tolson in observance of the Yahrzeit of Rowena's brother, Rudy T'O z"l

Wednesday, August 7
Special Breakfast sponsored by Susan Landau-Chark & Arie Chark in observance of the Yahrzeit of Cyril Green z"l
July & August at a glance...

July 21
Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

July 27 Tot Shabbat
10:30 a.m.
For Details Click Here
August 19 Volunteer Appreciation BBQ 6:30 p.m.
For Details Click Here


●  TOT SHABBAT  - Join us for a Beach Party at KBI,  Saturday,  July 27, 10:30 a.m.

 KEHILLATEINU and BABYSITTING   is on hiatus for the summer returning Saturday September 7th

For all information regarding any KBIKids program, please contact Rabbi Deborah Zuker: 613-728-3501 x 238   or

Yahrzeits for July 20-26
Parshat Balak

Bella Abrahamson
Hans Adler
Abraham Belman
Lena Bernstein
Jennie Bindman
Miriam Cantor
Etta Cherun
Dr. Albert Feingold
Charles Finkelstein
Ida Gaffen
Lena Baker Glatt
Paul Greenbaum
Roger Greenberg
Joyce Greenblatt
Doris Hoffman
Hyman Hymes
Jack Kacew

Esau (Isaac) Kerzner
Sarah Kimmel

Jean Klein
Irene Kronick
Merle Eve Margles
Ben Pearl
Hyman Polowin
Esther Rabinovitch
Samuel Rabinovitch
Yetta Schwartz-Segal
Julie Sherman
Allen Silberbach
Ignaz Stossel
Ethel Taylor
Barry Wiesenfeld
Marianne Wolfe
Zlota Zunder

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

Adult Education Fund

In observance of the Yahrzeit of Thelma Cohen z"l
Jack & Nadene Solomon

Thank you for your generous donation
Sidney & Cally Kardash

Ashkelon Preschool Fund

Thank you for your generous donations:
Jack and Nadene Solomon
Neil & Rowena Tolson
Sidney & Cally Kardash

Breakfast Fund

Thank you for your generous donation
Isabel Lesh

In observance of the Yahrzeit of her parents  Gdalyah and Florence z"l
Anita Rosenfeld

General Fund

Thank you for your generous donation
David & Ruchama Uzan
Bram & Chani Bregman

Kiddush Fund

Mazal tov Gary O'Regan & Jonathan Meijer  on their wedding anniversary
Laurie & Carol Pascoe

In memory of Harry Schwartz z"l
Dorene Hurtig

In memory of Julia Hurtig z"l
Dorene Hurtig

Ottawa Kosher Food Bank Fund

In memory of Sukie Nadler z"l
Morty & Ethel Fruchter

In memory of Alex Morin z"l
Sheela & Simon Morin

In memory of Shimon Morin z"l
Sheela & Simon Morin

In memory of Shaya Kessel z"l
Sheela & Simon Morin

Mazel Tov to Carol & Laurie Pascoe on their son's wedding
Rena Cohen

In Memory of David Kaplan z"l
Rena Cohen

Mazel Tov to Susan Grossner on her retirement
Anita Rosenfeld

In memory of Jack Toker z"l
Evelyn Lieff

Refuah Sheleima to Steven Kimmel
Evelyn Lieff

Refuah Sheleima to Tracy Kronick
Evelyn Lieff

Refuah Sheleima to Zelaine Shinder
Evelyn Lieff

Happy Birthday to Betty Kotzer
Evelyn Lieff

Happy Birthday to Sol Shinder
Evelyn Lieff

Prayer Book Fund

Mazel Tov to Carol & Laurie Pascoe on their son's wedding
Ingrid Levitz

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

In appreciation of the Aliyah for Bill Izso
Ellen & Bill Izso

In Memory of David Kaplan z"l
Raphael & Deborah Saginur

In observance of the Yahrzeit of her father Ignaz Stossel z"l
Agnes Klein

Youth and Family Fund

In Memory of David Kaplan z"l
Daniel Wolfish & Ruta Fluxgold

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.

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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with visits, calls,  and healing prayers.  
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