Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 14 Kislev 5782
Friday Night Candle Lighting 4:10 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)
Shabbat Torah Study 9:45-10:30 AM (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)
Saturday Night Havdallah 5:10 PM 
Torah readers: Jonathan Meijer, Ilan Shapiro, Judah Silverman
Haftarah: David Roytenberg
KIDDUSH & BREAKFAST
Congregational Kiddush luncheon this week is generously sponsored by Vera & George Gara

Monday, November 22
Breakfast sponsored by Ricki Baker in observance of the Yahrzeit of her beloved husband, Barry Baker z"l

Tuesday, November 23
Breakfast sponsored by Eric Elkin in observance of the Yahrzeit of his father, Daniel Elkin z"l

Thank you to all of our recent Kiddush sponsors. We are grateful for your support. 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!”
 
We are currently seeking a sponsor for December 18. There are also several weeks in the new year that thus far do not have a kiddush sponsor. 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 rena@kehillatbethisrael.com
RABBI KENTER'S DVAR
There are parts of the Torah that are beautiful and inspiring and there are other parts that will challenge us and we find incredibly problematic. One such section of Torah is found this week, as we read the story of the “Ravaging/Rape of Dinah.” For those who understand the encounter between Shechem and Dinah as a rape, that is certainly a painful text to read. For those who interpret the encounter between Shechem and Dinah as not a rape, the future slaughtering of all of the men of the city by Dinah’s brothers becomes a very problematic response. Either way, the reading of this section will challenge all who encounter it. Continue Reading...
CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION
OUR LEADERSHIP
SENIOR RABBI Rabbi Eytan Kenter
ASSOCIATE RABBI Rabbi Deborah Zuker
CANTOR Cantor Jason Green
PRESIDENT Victor Rabinovitch
GABBAI RISHON Norm Ferkin
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
KBI OFFICE
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
Laura Dimitroff 
DONATION LISTING
Please note that only email donation cards will be sent until the KBI office is open full-time. When making a donation please include the recipient's email address.

Please click here to make an online donation, or call the Shul office at 613-728-3501 x242
or email Ilana Goldfarb:ilana@kehillatbethisrael.com

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!


BIBLE PRAYER BOOK & TALIS FUND
In honour of Ian Sherman on being named to the Order of Ottawa & his receipt of the Award for Philanthropy
Miriam Bloom-Rabinovitch & Victor Rabinovitch

CANTOR'S DISCRETIONARY FUND
With thanks to Cantor Green
Jeff & Leanne Greenberg

GENERAL FUND
In memory of my beloved father, Sam Albert z'l
Ilana Albert-Novick

In honour of Rabbi Kenter, Rabbi Zuker & Cantor Green for their ongoing teaching & support
Ilana Albert-Novick & Family

KIDDUSH FUND
In honour of Tamir Shabbat
Nina May & Jeremy Rudin

Mazel Tov to Rena Cohen on the Bat Mitzvah of her granddaughter
Helen & Rick Zipes

Condolences to Marcia on the passing of her mother
Arlene & Norman Glube

OTTAWA KOSHER FOOD BANK
Thank you for your generous donation
Fred Lustig

In honour of Jeffrey Rosenberg on his very special birthday
Carol Gradus

Refuah Shlema to Arnold Finkelstein
Sandy & Al Bennett

In memory of Benji Itzkow z"l
Irit Sterner

In memory of Chuck Polowin z"l
Ellen & Marty Cardash
Ann & Mark Dover
Laya & Sol Shabinsky

In memory of Dorothy Hymes z"l
Laya & Sol Shabibsky

In memory of Abe Feinstein z"l
Paula & Manny Agulnik
Edna & Seymour Eisenberg

In memory of Stan Hock z"l 
Edna & Seymour Eisenberg

In memory of Eleanor Shugar Greene z"l
Linda Greene-Finestone

In memory of Helen Saipe z"l
Paula & Manny Agulnik

In appreciation of Shereen Benzvy Miller
Paula & Manny Agulnik

RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND
With thanks to Rabbi Kenter
Jeff & Leanne Greenberg

In memory of Rose Shugar Cooper z"l
Linda Greene-Finestone



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