Friday, October 4  ■ 5 Tishrei

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service  
6:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting 
6:20 p.m.

Shabbat, October 5  ■ 6 Tishrei
Parshat Vayelekh

Morning (Shacharit) Services
Donna Strauss will be chanting the Haftarah 

Please note that Shabbat services will take place in the Chapel 
9:00 a.m.
Mincha and Learning & Leftovers

6:15 p.m.

7:20 p.m.


For a full holiday schedule please  click here

Tuesday, October 8
Erev Yom Kippur
Morning (Shacharit) Services
7:30 a.m.
Candle Lighting/Fast Begins
6:11 p.m.
Mincha/Procession with Torahs
6:15 p.m.
Kol Nidre
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9

Yom Kippur
Morning (Shacharit) Services
8:30 a.m.
Torah Reading
Approx. 10:00 a.m.
Young Family Service
10:00 a.m.
Babysitting/ Youth/Teen Services
10:00 a.m.
Approx. 10:45 a.m.
Healing Service
4:00 p.m.
4:45 p.m.
Havdallah/Fast Ends
7:11 p.m.

Next week:
Friday, October 11  ■ 12 Tishrei

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service (Kabbalat Shabbat)
6:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting
6:07 p.m.

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
The High Holidays are here and we have some great gifts  for the family, especially the younger ones in our lives!  The items were donated by the Izso Family and the store window was decorated by  Alexandra Izso.  

Please drop by to check out at all the fun items we have right here in Ottawa.  There are games, puzzles, soft plush Shofars & Torahs, plastic Shofars,  plush challah Shabbat sets, books,  Rosh Hashanah cookie cutters, holiday activity books and Jerusalem stitch, just to name a few . Chag Sameach!
The Gift shop is accessible:
Mon-Thurs 8:30-4:00
Fri 9:00-1:00

 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

I always feel awkward telling someone to, "feel better." Is that a command? How much control does this person have as to how they are feeling? I prefer to say, "I hope you feel better soon" or "Are you feeling better today than yesterday?" It acknowledges that our wellness is not entirely up to us, but simultaneously hoping that we will feel well soon and that we have the tools to get better.
In this week's Torah portion, Moses tells Joshua, who is about to assume the leadership of the Jewish people, not to be afraid and fear for nothing. But, doesn't Joshua have every right to be afraid? He is taking over for the only leader the Israelites had ever known and is about to enter into a lifetime of war with the people living in Canaan. I'd certainly be "concerned" at the very least.

Perhaps what Moses is trying to say is the same thing that we are attempting to express with our "feel betters." He is telling Joshua that while there are certain things that are out of his control, he believes in him. He knows that Joshua has the tools to succeed and that God will be with him. He believes that he is up for the job and because of all of that, there is no reason to be afraid. I trust in you, so now you can trust in yourself. That is the amazing power that we can have when supporting others who are in need. Being there for them and empowering them to do what they need to do. And with that support, there is no reason to be afraid, and we can all feel better.
Shabbat Shalom!
Mazal Tov to Shawn Aaron & Karen Wolfish, Phil Cheifetz & Sharon Mintz, Victor & Gale Kardish, Steven & Linda Kerzner, Mark & Yanda Max, Seymour & Joy Mender, Richard Roth & Riva Levitan,  David Sachs & Megan McGrath, Jody Shore &  Dianne Silver, John & Sonia Tavel, Eli & Natasha Udell,  Jeffrey Roy & Stephanie Brantz, o n their wedding anniversary!

Friday, October 11
Special Breakfast sponsored by the Greenberg Family in observance of the Yahrzeit of Gilbert Greenberg z"l

Sunday, October 20
Special Breakfast s ponsored by Carol-Sue Shapiro in observance of the Yahrzeit of her grandfather, Zelig Swedlove z"l 
CalendarOctober at a glance...

October 5 Shabbat Torah Study with Rabbi Zuker 10:30 a.m.
October 8 Kol Nidre
October 9 Yom Kippur
October 10
USY Challah Bake (Grades 9-12)
6:30 p.m.
October 13 KBI Katan Sukkah Decorating

Erev Sukkot
2:00-4:00 p.m.

October 14 Sukkot Day 1
October 15 Sukkot Day 2
October 16
6:30 p.m.
October 17
Kadima Challah Bake (Grades 5-8)
6:30 p.m.
October 18
1Table Shabbat Dinner for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Families
6:30 p.m.
October 23
Women's Torah Study
7:00 p.m.
October 25
Teddy Bear Shabbat
5:30 p.m.
October 26
Tot Shabbat for Sukkot
10:30 a.m.
October 29
Foundations of Judaism
6:30 p.m.


Sanctuary Service  features the traditional liturgy of the High Holy Days and will include selections by the new KBI Choir.
Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur (Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 9)
Chapel Service is lay-led by talented and dedicated volunteers, along with the leadership of Dr. Andrea Wershof Schwartz (Rosh Hashanah only). This service is more heimish and informal and provides a more intimate environment for one's praying needs.
Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur (Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 9)
NEW! KBI Yom Kippur Healing Service
 "God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
This special service led by Rabbi Kenter is designed for those in need of healing for themselves or for loved ones. We will pray, sing, meditate, and share together as we seek the strength necessary to face these great challenges and seek God's support in that endeavour. While no tickets are required for this service,  RSVPs  are appreciated.
Wednesday October 9th 4:00 pm

                  Yahrzeits for October 5-11
Parshat Vayelekh

Sara Abrahamson
Ronald Bass
David Cohen
Dora Diek
Lou Eisenberg
Samuel Gershon
Mary Glass
Goldie Gertrude Glazer
Ben Globerman
Esther Goldstein
Ashley Grant
Gilbert Greenberg
Moshe Grossman
Gerald Karanofsky
Murray Klein
Shmariahu Leikin

Sonia Leikin
Golda Leikin
Asher Leikin
Hanoch Leikin
Percy Levine
Jacie Levinson
Emanuel Lightstone
Rhonda Malomet
Leah Naglie
Hilliard Pivnick
Abraham Shapiro
Eleanor Shenfield
Eva Speisman
Evelyn Steinberg
Max Steinberg
Shirley Weiner

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


Thank you for your generous donation
Muriel Vosko


Mazel Tov to Michael & Linda Senzilet in honour of Isabella's baby naming
Frieda and Phil Chodos
V. Eichler
A. Chodos

Thank you for your generous donation
Felice & Jeffrey Pleet

Thank you for your generous donation
Burt & Jacqueline Gorenstein


In honour of Cantor Green
David & Ruth Calof


Thank you for your generous donation
Daniel Fischman and Valentina Tokos

Thank you for your generous donation
Batia Weiner

With thanks & appreciation to Rena Garshowitz & Elisheva Brantz
Frances Freedman-Kesler

Thank you for your generous donation
Leanna Reiss

Thank you for your generous donation
Sally Hawks & Ralph Anzarouth

In memory of Edie Koffman z"l
Leonard Koffman

Thank you for your generous donation
Perzi Rose Jacob

Thank you for your generous donation
Warren Greenstone

In memory of Trudy Wiseman z"l
Richard & Maria Ain


In honour of David Moskovic on his special birthday
Ira Birns

In honour of David Moskovic on his special birthday
Hannah & Gerald Halpern

In memory of my late brother Gerald Harvey z"l
Helen & Rick Zipes

In honour of Norm Ferkin
David & Ruth Calof

In honour of Helen Zipes
David & Ruth Calof

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Evie and Siggy Rajzman
Helen & Rick Zipes

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Alyce and Allan Baker
Helen & Rick Zipes

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Roz & Steve Fremeth
Helen & Rick Zipes

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Natalie & Raymond Stern
Helen & Rick Zipes

Mazel Tov to Marsha & Art Saper on the birth of your first grandchild
Helen & Rick Zipes

Thank you for your generous donation
Jonathan Stokes & Mory Macleod

Mazel Tov to Marsha & Arthur Saper on the birth of your granddaughter
Kenneth Kavanat


Thank you for your generous donation
Peggy Walt


Thank you for your generous donation
Burt & Jacqueline Gorenstein


Thank you for your generous donation
Reva & Ernie Goldberg

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Haimovitz
Carol & Laurie Pascoe

Thank you for your generous donation
Sean Haber

Thank you for your generous donation
Elisa Alloul

Thank you for your generous donation
Anita Rosenfeld

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Joan Bloom
Debora, Lynda, & Graham Hall

In honour of Zelaine Shinder on her special birthday
Laya & Sol Shabinsky

In honour of David Moskovic on his special birthday
Bonnie &  Sherwin Lyman

In honour of David Moskovic on his special birthday
Judy & Michael Aranoff

Mazel Tov to Michael & Linda Senzilet on the birth of their granddaughter Isabella
Betty & John Telner

Thank you for your generous donation
Sharon & Seymour Mayne

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Susan & Charles Schwartzman
Bryan & Beverly Glube

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Malca & Chuck Polowin
Dorothy & Benjamin Greenberg

Refuah Shlemah & Rosh Hashanah greetings to David Garmaise
Carol & Evan Diamond

In honour of David Moskovic on his special birthday
Carol & Evan Diamond

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Marlene Eichenwald
Sara & Leslie Breiner

Refuah Shlemah & Rosh Hashanah greetings to Mark Levine
Helaine & Jack Gould

In honour of David Moskovic on his special birthday
Lillian Zunder

Thank you for your generous donation
Corinne & Herb Zagerman

Thank you for your generous donation
Marsha & Art Saper

Rosh Hashanah greetings to Linda & Steven Kerzner
Brian Mordfield

Rosh Hashanah Greetings to Lori & Mendy Taller
Brian Mordfield

In honour of Zelaine Shinder on her birthday
Simone Brightstein

In honour of David Moskovic on his special birthday
Marilyn & William Newman

Thank you for your generous donation
Malca & Chuck Polowin

Thank you for your generous donation
Sylvia Klein

In memory of Shirley Berman z"l
Elly Bollegraaf

Thank you for your generous donation
Sye Mincoff


In observance of the Yahrzeit of Gustave Solman z"l
Irving Solman


In honour of David Moskovic on his special birthday
Beverly & Abe Feinstein
Kenneth Kavanat

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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*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.

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Please find below an important message from Elections Canada regarding the upcoming Federal Election:

Election Day 2019, currently scheduled for October 21, coincides with the Jewish holiday of Shemini  Atzeret, which begins at sunset on October 20 and ends on October 21.  The purpose of this commuiqué is to inform you about alternative voting options available to you other  than on Election Day - including at an Advance Poll, or through Special Ballot at an Elections Canada  Office or through Voting by Mail.

Advance Polls
Advance polls will be held at specific advance polling stations on October 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2019, and  will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., local time. The dates and address of your advance poll will be  available on the Elections Canada website, on your voter information card or by calling Elections Canada  at 1-800-463-6868. 

The advance polling days that do not conflict with Shabbat (on October 12) or with the first day of  Sukkot (on October 14) are:
Friday, October 11 before sunset.
Saturday, October 12 after sunset.
Sunday, October 13 before sunset.

Voting by Special Ballot
In the upcoming election, you can register to vote by special ballot on any day from the election call to  October 15. You can register online, by mail, or in person at a returning office (a local Elections Canada  office), an Elections Canada kiosk, or a Vote on Campus office located at a post-secondary institution. 

After registering in person, you can either proceed to vote immediately at the location of registration. If  you apply online or by mail will receive your voting kit by mail.

To accommodate Jewish voters, Election Canada will be setting up Voting Kiosks at the following  locations:

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10 am to 6 pm at Beit Tikvah Synagogue, 15 Chartwell Ave., Nepean.
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 from 12 noon to 8 pm at Ottawa Torah Centre, 111 Lamplighters Dr., Nepean.
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 from 9 am to 7 pm at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny  Sachs Private, Ottawa.
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 9:30 am to 7 pm at Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa.
To vote, you will need to provide a piece of government issued photo ID with your address, or two  pieces of other ID, one of which has your current address. You can vote at these Election Kiosks even if you reside outside of the riding (s) where the Election  kiosks are located. You will need to know the name of your candidate and write it on the ballot.

If you have any questions about your voting options, please contact your local Returning Officer. They  are:
Nepean Judy DiMilo 595 Moodie Drive, Nepean 866-256-2806
Ottawa Centre Gail Lynch 835 Carling Avenue, Ottawa 866-275-1649
Ottawa South Eileen Raven 1800 Bank Street, Ottawa 866-275-1775
Ottawa Vanier Rachel Crete 282 Dupuis Street 866-275-1778
Ottawa West-Nepean Arnold Finkelstein 60 Tiverton Drive, Ottawa 866-275-1841

We also advise you to check out the Elections Canada website for more information.