Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 13 Iyyar 5780
KBI Virtual presents "Shabbat-in-a-Box YouTube Playlist, with your clergy and member volunteers". 

Because of the COVID pandemic, when we can’t gather for our usual prayer services, KBI is proud to now be providing a weekly YouTube playlist containing everything you need for a complete Shabbat experience online, customized for the upcoming Shabbat.

It’s our hope that the weekly playlist will help you connect spiritually to our traditions by hearing our prayers chanted/sung in our favorite melodies.

Since there is no in-person minyan, services are led  k’yacheid  (ie., as if one were praying alone, without a  minyan ). That said, many watching will find it meaningful to hear or say the  kaddish , so KBI has adopted the "COVID tradition" to say the mourners’  kaddish , but leaving out the communal passage  y'hei sh'meih rabbah... .

Yasher Koach  to those volunteers who give of their time and talents each week to supplement the prayers with the weekly readings,  divrei Torah , etc. If you would like to be included in a given week’s playlist, please reach out to a member of the team.

Shabbat Shalom!
Cantor Jason Green, Rabbi Eytan Kenter, and Rabbi Deborah Zuker
The weekly Shabbat YouTube playlist can always be found at…
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 Gary & Diane Arkin, Shawn Marmer & Barbara Blevis, William & Marilyn Newman, Micah Potechin & Adina Libin, Adam & Margarita Sachs, Ian & Melissa Shabinsky, Josh & Jennifer Zaret, on their wedding anniversary!
May 9-15, Parshat Emor

Goldie Abramson
Irving Atkins
Edward Bindman
Abraham Harry Blevis
Libby Glube
Saul Goldfarb
Daniel Hanser
Salvator Hasson
William Kardish
Molly Kronick
Frank Labovitch
Esther Lederman
Esther Levy- Bencheton
Anne Magill
Sam Malomet
Betty Miller-Pantel
Jean Mittelman
Joseph Petigorsky
Ann Osna Polowin
Mary Read
Jacob I. Rossman
Frank Schachter
Sylvia Smith
Dorothy Stein
Joseph Viner
Tamara Wolman

Ha Makom Yenachem
Last week, we announced our  Small Groups Initiative , which is designed to give people opportunities for meaningful connection around areas of shared interest (especially during this socially distant time). We now have "hosts" for 10 such groups, but we still need to determine if there is sufficient interest in participation. If you are interested in participating in any of these groups (or have an idea for a new one) please   click here   a nd fill out the survey. Remember, you need not be a member of KBI or live in Ottawa to participate. If you have any questions about any of these groups or have other suggestions, you can always contact Rabbi Kenter at . Hope to "see you" there.
Important information on visitation at the Bank Street and Osgoode Cemeteries Click Here

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

To view a Zoom recording of "Funerals in the time of COVID-19" , a conversation with Rabbi Eytan Kenter and special guests, Alastair Henderson, Funeral Director at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, Jonathan Freedman, Jewish Memorial Gardens Past Chair and Leader of the COVID-19 Response Team and Issie Scarowsky, Head of the Ottawa Chevra Kadisha, Click Here and enter Password: 9v*#SkQ?
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 memory of Robin Hill z"l
Deborah & Raphael Saginur

In appreciation of Cantor Green
Anita Rosenfeld

I n memory of Ruth Soloway z"l
Alyce & Allan Baker

In appreciation to the Administration Team for all that you do
Anita Rosenfeld

In honour of the birth of Rosalie and Harold Schwartz’s new grandson
Helen & Rick Zipes

On the occasion of Matthew Blostein's engagement to Ronny
Alyce & Allan Baker

In memory of Shirley Melnick z"l
Deborah & Raphael Saginur

Mazal Tov to Elayne & Wes Schacter on the marriage of your son Michael to Elle
Beverly & Brian Glube & family

In memory of Michael Penso z"l
Debbie & Norm Ferkin

In appreciation and thanks to Val Huber
Debbie & Norm Ferkin

In honour of Carol-Sue and Jack Shapiro
Victor Rabinovitch

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my father, Max Shainblum z"l
Esther Shainblum

Refuah Shlemah to Sid Featherman
Anita Rosenfeld

In memory of Norma Moscovitz z"l
Carol & Laurie Pascoe

In memory of Nathan Godfrey z"l
Carol & Laurie Pascoe

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my mother, Dorothy Stein z"l
Rhoda & Michael Aronson

In memory of Shirley Melnick z"l
Cheryl Calof

In memory of Mel Ostroff z"l
Percy Ostroff

In honour of Russell Kronick on his special birthday
Mera & William Goldstein

Refuah Shlema to Carol Sue Shapiro
Mera & William Goldstein

In memory of Alfred Rudin z"l
Nina May & Jeremy Rudin

In honour of Sol Rauch on his special birthday
Molly Hirsch & Eric Elkin

In honour of Ron Huberman on his special birthday
Sid Milech & Elaine Wisenthal

Mothers Day wishes to Sylvia Kershman 
Stanley Kershman

In memory of Nathan Godfrey z"l
Linda Slotin & Jonathan Fisher

In observance of the Yahrzeit of Abraham Lederman z"l
Robert & Margaret Lederman

Mazal Tov to David & Judy on the engagement of your daughter Jordana to Graham
Phyllis & Weldon Cleiman

In memory of Eugene z"l & Ruth z"l
Phyllis & Weldon Cleiman

Thank you for your generous donation:
Ricki & Barry Baker
Shoshana Breiner
Elaine & Marten Brodsky
Sharon Mintz & Phil Cheifetz
Gabor Fixler
Glenna Gosewich
Tatiana Levin
Howard & Donna Strauss
Judy Weinman

In memory of Nathan Godfrey z"l
Debbie & Norm Ferkin

In memory of Michael Penso z"l
Alyce & Allan Baker

In appreciation of Rabbi Kenter
Anita Rosenfeld

In appreciation of Rabbi Zuker
Anita Rosenfeld

KBI apologizes for any errors or omissions.

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. During both a morning and afternoon shift of 2-3 hours, someone will be present at the synagogue as we attempt to do our best to maintain the outstanding service you've come to expect from our congregation. 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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