Friday, November 29  ■ 1 Kislev

Morning (Shacharit) Services (Rosh Hodesh Kislev)
7:15 a.m.
Evening Service  
4:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting 
4:05 p.m.

Shabbat, November 30  ■ 2 Kislev
Parshat Toledot

Morning (Shacharit) Service
David Lyman  will be chanting the Haftarah 

9:00 a.m.
Mincha and Learning & Leftovers
4:00 p.m.

5:05 p.m.

Next week:
Friday, December 6  ■ 8 Kislev

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service (Kabbalat Shabbat)
4:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting
4:03 p.m.
Congregational Kiddush generously sponsored by  Carol Gradus and Eric Weiner in memory of their parents, Miriam and Louis Weiner z"l

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 go to for service times for Erev Shabbat and Shabat Mincha, Se'udah, Shlishit, Ma'ariv and Havdallah


Come check out our selection of Menorahs, Dreidels, Hanukkah Candles, kids Menorah building sets and more. Hanukkah items can be found inside our display cabinet in the KBI Office. 

 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:

In this issue:

Rabbi Kenter's D'Var

"...he (Esau) ate, drank, rose, went away, and spurned his birthright" (Genesis 25:34)

Rarely in the Bible (or anywhere else) do we have a sentence like this one with five verbs in direct succession and whenever there is something this uncommon it must be for a reason. Tradition suggests two possibilities. One is that it is indicative of how impulsive Esau was. He acted without thinking and that is how he can do five things without even taking a breath. Without thinking about the long-term consequences, he thought of his immediate need for sustenance and traded away his birthright. The other suggestion is that the quick verb succession indicates how chilling this event was. There was no feeling involved, no thought, it was a pure transaction with neither brother thinking about the well being of the other.
In our own lives, sometimes we think of transactions as purely business. In fact when a sports team trades a player away and needs to move his whole family somewhere else or when someone lays off dozens of workers, we say simply, "that's business..." We ignore that there are feelings and people involved and care only about the results. We become product driven rather than recognizing the importance of the process for the people involved. We post the players who have made a team or the actors in a play on the board, without thinking about how those who did not make the cut or received a smaller part than they wanted might feel. Isaac and Esau's transaction ignored the emotions and people involved. Jacob wanted the birthright and he didn't care how starving his brother was, he would not share it until he had his birthright. Esau took his place as the firstborn for granted to such an extent that he didn't even realize how his brother Jacob felt about being considered second best.   We can learn from this story that we should not only focus on the product or the end results, but also on the people involved. Without it, we lose ourselves and we all suffer.

Shabbat Shalom
Mazal Tov to  Nachum & Dalia Lichtenstein, Herbert & Corinne Zagerman, Weldon & Phyllis Cleiman, on their wedding anniversaries!

Monday, December 2
Special Breakfast sponsored by Sandy Bregman in observance of the Yahrzeit of her mother, Rose Bregman z"l

Thursday, December 5
Special Breakfast sponsored by the KBI Minyanaires

Sunday, December 15
Special Breakfast sponsored by Ilana Albert-Novick in honour of Annette Albert and in observance of the Yahrzeit of Sam Albert z"l

Tuesday, December 17
Special Breakfast sponsored by Eric Elkin in observance of the Yahrzeit of Daniel Jacob Elkin z"l

Monday, December 30
Special Breakfast sponsored by Elaine Vininsky in observance of the Yahrzeit of Eva Vininsky z"l

CalendarDecember at a glance...

December 4 Mercaz Program 6:30 p.m.
December 6 1Table Shabbat Dinner - Single Over Sixty 7 p.m.
December 9 Torah for Tanzania program - open to all 7:30 p.m.
December 11 Bereavement Support Group 7 p.m.
December 14 Tot Shabbat - Hanukkah 10:30 a.m.
December 17 Hanukkah Carnival 5:00 p.m.
December 20
1Table Shabbat Dinner - Interfaith Couples
7 p.m.

Register today!
 $18/Family (pre-purchase)
$25/Family (day of event)

For more information on both of these initiatives please contact

Yahrzeits for November 30 to December 6, 2019
Parshat Toledot
Stanley J. Abelson
Sam Albert
Malka Appel
Samuel Beckvit
Zelda Berezin
Joseph Black
Rose Bregman
Harold Brown
Isaac Galanter
Abraham Goldstein
Bessie Greenberg
Harry Greenberg
Eliahou Iny
Susan Katz

Edna Kessler Shenkier
Louis Mirsky
Connie Morgan
Ernie Potechin
Sylvia Rettig
Irwin Rose
Carl Rothman
Esther Rothschild
Max Shames
Moses Smolkin
Ettie Molly Spector
Samuel Werier
Sarah Zuker

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


In memory of Dr. Mark Dover
Deborah & Raphael Saginur


In honour of Jordana Lebowitz
Murray Citron

Refuah Shlema to Anna-Lee Chiprout
Vera & George Gara

In memory of Cary Fox's father Melvin z"l
Deana & Jacob Schildkraut

Mazel Tov to  Sharon and Paul Finn on Davina's engagement
Carol Gradus

Mazel Tov to Isabel Lesh on Davina's engagement
Carol Gradus

To Roslyn Kimmel in memory of your dear sister Deborah z"l
Arlene & Norman Glube

In memory of Dr. Mark Dover z"l
Betty & Edward Rose


Refuah Shlema to Ruth Viner
Ruth Calof & David Moskovic

Refuah Shlema to Tova Clark
Ruth Calof & David Moskovic

Refuah Shlema to Norman Barwin
Ruth Calof & David Moskovic

Refuah Shlema to  Carl Raskin 
Betty & Edward Rose


In memory of Nancy Pleet z"l
Margo & Judah Silverman


Refuah Shlema to Rabbi Zuker's son Daniel
Margo & Judah Silerman

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
Judah Silverman
Gabbai Rishon Norm Ferkin
Ba'al Koreh
Kalman Estrin
Executive Director
Rena Garshowitz

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*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. Your call will ensure that our Clergy can follow up
with visits, calls,  and healing prayers.  
*In consideration of those members who have scent allergies - kindly refrain from using heavy scent - Thank you in advance.
Join an exceptional group of women on the educational and thought-provoking  Ottawa Tour to Israel: Celebrating Women's Voices scheduled from May 17-27, 2020. Tour includes an array of opportunities to listen, learn and be inspired by speakers on topics including Ethiopian Jewry, civil rights, Persons with Disabilities and Israeli health innovations and includes, among many others, visits to the Knesset, Women of the Wall, Haifa University, a Bedouin Weaving Centre and a Dead Sea spa.

With 12 women already participating, 8 spaces remain to share in this exciting and unique tour. For the latest itinerary, please contact 
Paul  at  (phone is 613.298.7520) 
 Yaffa at (phone is 613.266.6677).