If you have renewed your membership with KBI, your tickets for the High Holy Day services will be mailed out to you on Monday, September 19th. You should receive them on or before Friday, September 23rd.

If would like to attend High Holy Day services this year and you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so by clicking here or by contacting Elisheva Brantz in the office at 613-728-3501 x 224.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 19 Elul 5782

Friday Night Candle Lighting 6:53 PM

Shabbat Evening Services 5:30 PM (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)

Shabbat Morning Services 9:00 AM (In-Person & Livestream)

Tot Shabbat led by Staci Zemlak-Kenter 10:30 AM (Playroom)

Kehillateinu! led by Jodi Gitter, Talia Gitter & Maytal Mitzmacher 10:30 AM (Chapel)

Saturday Night Havdalah 7:53 PM

Torah Readers: Jonathan Meijer, Eliana Mitzmacher, Eliya Read

Haftarah: Eliya Read

Join us in the evening on Saturday, September 17th for a S'lichot Service 

Starting with Havdalah & Singing 9:30 PM (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)

Selichit 10:00 PM (In-Person & Chapel Livestream)

For more details please contact Cantor Jason Green(cantor@kehillatbethisrael.com).


This week's Congregational Kiddush luncheon is generously sponsored by Anne Read in honour of her daughter, Eliya'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 rena@kehillatbethisrael.com


This Saturday night, we will gather for Selichot the unofficial “launch” of the High Holy Days. The utilization of the familiar tunes and melodies sets the tone for the week to come, concluding with Rosh Hashannah. 

This year, before we start Selichot itself, we will join together for Havdalah and some singing. The singing that we will be doing are songs not only to enjoy but to reflect upon. More Jewish songs than we probably realize are actually prayers in disguise. Praying for unity, strength, Divine support, and other core values are present in so many of the familiar songs of our youth and adulthood.

So, this Saturday night, let’s gather together for prayer and song, dedicating ourselves anew for not only a sweet, happy, and healthy new year but also one that lives up to the values of these songs that we will share together on Saturday night.

For access to more resources for the High Holy Days as well as the most updated information regarding programming at KBI, please go to: www.kehillatbethisrael.com/high-holy-days.


Anne Read is proud to announce that her daughter, Eliya Pearl Read, is becoming a Bat Mitzvah on September 17th, 2022. An inspired dancer, accomplished artist, and courageous wilderness explorer, Eliya is indomitable. Actively involved in parkour, Eliya remains the bravest traceuse of the family. 

The Read family is deeply grateful to KBI, Cantor Green, and Rabbi Kenter for carefully guiding Eliya along her journey to becoming a Bat Mitzvah. We hope you will join us in celebrating this Simcha as a community.


Cantor Green warmly invites you to enjoy this special virtual offering courtesy of the Cantors Assembly.

How to get involved:


  1. Enjoy the films by yourself or with your family.
  2. Encourage your friends to watch.
  3. Share with your social networks.
  4. Organize watch parties at your house, shul or local community center (be sure to follow appropriate public health guidance and be safe!).


How it works:


Each Sunday morning of the festival, we will send you a special code that will enable you to watch that month's film anytime for the next 36 hours on any device of your choosing. At the end of that time, those who wish to gather together on Zoom will be able to enjoy a discussion of the film moderated by the CA's resident expert in Jewish cinema, Cantor Murray Simon, and other special guests.


All you have to do is register for free to ensure you receive your codes.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help us with greeting and ushering duties at KBI over the High Holy Days. If you are interested in helping us out please email Rena Garshowitz at rena@kehillatbethisrael.com. Todah Rabah, all of your help is greatly appreciated!!

Renewing your membership is easy!

To make membership arrangements please call Rena in the office at (613) 728-3501 x 225 or visit www.kehillatbethisrael.com/membership-2022

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.




CANTOR Jason Green

PRESIDENT Victor Rabinovitch

RITUAL CHAIR Ralph Anzarouth


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
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 ilana@kehillatbethisrael.com

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 memory of Joe Levitan z”l

Miriam Bloom-Rabinovitch & Victor Rabinovitch

Thank you to all those who have sponsored a breakfast over the past month

Judy Bosloy

Aliza & Lawrence Gauzas

Anita Rosenfeld

Sachs Family

Harland Tanner


In observance of the Yahrzeit of Shirley Weiner z"l

Arlene Kershman

Thank you for your generous donation

Myra Brachfeld


In honour of Harvey Slack

Victor Rabinovitch


In memory of Joe Levitan z”l

Eileen Melnick McCarthy & Stuart McCarthy


In honour of Lyon Sachs’ 95th birthday

Blake & Sharon Teichman & Family

In honour of Marilyn Goldberg on her special birthday

Helen & Rick Zipes

In memory of Joe Levitan z”l

Beverley & Bryan Glube

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my mother, Sarha Pernica z”l

Gerald Pernica

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my brother, Max Wolman z”l

Rachel Pernica

In honour of Rachael Zinman’s Bat Mitzvah

Diane Koven

In memory of Carl Baylin z”l

Debbie Baylin

In memory of Celia Bullion z”l

Roslyn Nudell & Laurence Wall

Mazel Tov to Paul Sherratt on being awarded the Sid Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award

Helen & Rick Zipes

Mazel Tov to Susan & Gillie Vered on the engagement of their son Elie to Sonya

Helen & Rick Zipes

In honour of Lily Penso’s 90th Birthday

Arnold & Jeanette Finkelstein

In memory of Aharon Rumstein z”l

Roberta Goldmaker


In observance of the Yahrzeit of my mother, Eleanor Shugar Greene z"l

Linda Greene-Finestone


Thank you for your generous donation

Deborah Goldstein

Stephanie Lebhar & Orad Reshef

Kol hakavod to the Rabbi, Cantor and all the KBI staff on a terrific kick-off event

Miriam Bloom-Rabinovitch & Victor Rabinovitch


KBI apologizes for any errors or omissions.


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