Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 3 Sivan 5782
Friday Night Candle Lighting 8:27 PM
Shabbat Evening Services 5:30 PM (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)
Hachanah L'Shabbat & Shacharit 9:00-9:45 AM (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)
Shabbat Morning Services 9:00 AM (In-Person & Livestream)
Saturday Night Havdallah 9:27 PM
Torah Readers: Ralph Anzarouth, Cantor Green, Geoffrey Katz, Rabbi Kenter, Sofia Segal
Haftarah: Sofia Segal

Kiddush this week is generously sponsored by Emily and David Segal in honour of their daughter Sofia's Bat Mitzvah. Mazal Tov!

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
Erev Shavuot - Saturday, June 4
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
7:45 PM Mincha
8:15 PM Seudah Shlishit with Study Topic Akdamut with Cantor Green
9:15 PM Maariv
9:30 PM Ice Cream

Shavuot Day 1 - Sunday, June 5
8:15 AM End of Tikkun, The Book of Ruth with Rabbi Kenter (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)
9:00 AM Morning Services (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)
*Please note there is no kiddush following services.

Shavuot Day 2 - Monday, June 6
9:00 AM Morning Services with Yizkor (In-Person & Livestream)
Kiddush following services
This weekend, we will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot. On it, we remember the moment of revelation on Mount Sinai and the receiving of the Torah. And while we acknowledge that every day we have the chance to be given the Torah anew, there is no specific observance in relation to our acceptance and incorporation of Torah into our lives. The getting of Torah is great, but the using and benefiting from Torah is even better. Being given the Torah but not using it is like being given a present but never opening it.  

This year, why don’t we mark this holiday in a new way. Rather than celebrating the giving of Torah, let’s make it a day of “doing” Torah. We can learn as part of our Tikkun Saturday night and Sunday morning. We can attend services Sunday and Monday. We can find time for family, friends, and tikkun olam. We can live Torah in appreciation for having received it on this day. I hope many will join us this weekend for a beautiful celebration of all things Torah and, in that way, make the most of the amazing gift that God has shared with us.

Shabbat Shalom
This weekend the East Bound 417 Exit at Carling Avenue is closed. Please plan your route to KBI accordingly.

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. KBI will revisit this policy in June, after Public Health reviews the provincial and municipal situation.
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
Rabbi Deborah Zuker 
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 Deborah's brother, Michael Eisenstat z"l
Deborah & Howard Krebs

In memory of Faye Tennenhouse z"l
Janet Agulnik

In memory of Faye Tennenhouse z"l
Ruth Calof and David Moskovic

Refuah Shlema to Irving Gershkovitch
Deborah & Howard Krebs

Refuah Shlema to Rick Zipes
Deborah & Howard Krebs

Thank you for your generous donation
Shelli & Steven Kimmel

In honour of Joel & Toby Yan's 50th wedding anniversary
Miriam Bloom-Rabinovitch & Victor Rabinovitch

In honour of David & Judith Kalin 
Eric Elkin & Molly Hirsch

In memory of Faye Tennenhouse z"l
Paula & Beula Adler
Cheryl & Dan Calof
Cally & Sid Kardash
Howard Finkelstein

In memory of Florrie Shinder z"l
Laya & Sol Shabinsky

In memory of Sophie Shlachter z"l
Ralph Shlachter

In honour of the marriage of Shora & Jordan Robinson
Carol Gradus

In honour of Alan & Esther Williams
D. Delicate

Refuah Shlema to Irving Gershkovitch
Mera and Bill Goldstein 

In memory of Jonathan Fisher z"l
Paula & Manny Agulnik 
Evelyn Lieff

In memory of Louise Glatt z"l
Evelyn Lieff

In observance of the Yahrzeit of our aunt, Marie Levy-Bencheton
Judith Lévy B.Goulet and family   

In memory of Rhoda Blevis z"l
Michal Shatkay & Ira Blevis
Cheryl & Dan Calof
Jacob & Esther Freedman
Mera & Bill Goldstein 
Rose-Anne Freedman and Sid Goldstein
Susan Katz
Karen Nash
Carol & Laurie Pascoe
Riva Rotenberg 
Kathryn Treehuba
Mark Watson

In memory of Esphir Gritsmakher z"l
Zinoviy Mozenson

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my father, Leon Raber z"l
Frayda Raber

In memory of Anne Sidney z"l
Jeffrey Sidney

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