Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 17 Tishrei 5782
Friday Night Candle Lighting 6:51 PM
Shabbat Evening Services 6:37 PM (In-Person)
Hachanah L'Shabbat & Shacharit 9:00-9:50 AM (In-Person, Outdoor Tent)
Shabbat Morning Services 9:00 AM (In-Person & Live-Stream)
Saturday Night Havdallah 7:37 PM 

*Please note that as of Thursday, September 30th, all Minyan services will be moved indoors to the Chapel and will be available over the Livestream only.
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Morning Service Registration
“Geshem Siman Livracha”/“Rain in a sign of blessing”
It’s allegedly good luck if it rains on someone’s wedding day, but is it good luck when it rains in your sukkah? We were blessed with two amazing evenings in our sukkah, immediately followed by rain for the next two days. Come Tuesday, we will, in fact, start praying for rain (in Israel) as rain is essential for the wellbeing of both the flora and fauna of the land. Rain and water are critical to any community’s success, which is why our ancestors taught us that “rain is a sign of blessing.”
But along with our prayers for rain, we should be as thoughtful about water access, which is perhaps the modern equivalent of the ancient prayer for rain. Without drinkable water, a community cannot exist and thrive. So along with our prayers for rain, let us also commit to do all we can to assure that all communities in Canada as well as abroad have access to the water that they need. That way we can make sure that water can continue to bless all of our communities in 5782.

Shabbat Shalom
Senior Rabbi ■ Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Associate Rabbi ■ Rabbi Deborah Zuker
Cantor ■ Cantor Jason Green
President ■ Judah Silverman
Gabbai Rishon ■ Norm Ferkin
Interim Executive Director ■ Elisheva Brantz
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.

Judah Silverman
Elisheva Brantz 
Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Rabbi Deborah Zuker 
Cantor Jason Green 
Ilana Goldfarb 
Linda Prizant
John Denomme
Laura Dimitroff 
Mazal Tov to the following couples on their wedding anniversary!
Erin Zipes & Michael Baker
Sharron & Barry Denofsky

September 25 to October 1
Polly Bellman
Murray Bokhaut
Isaac Bregman
Roy Calof
James Carroll
Frank Dolansky
Israel Feldman
Philip Goldstein
Dora Goldstein
Ida Green
Sam Hanser
Sam Hart
Yenta Held
Regina Fang Katz
Saul Keeb
Edie Koffman
Arthur Lazear
Phyllis Brill Leef
Harry Levitan
Ernest Levitz
Morris Lieff
Eva Ruth Mintz
Harry Nadelle
Sara Ryfka Rumstein
Elianna Saidenberg
Moishe Myer Shaffer
Sylvia Sherman
Sam Silverman
Belle Slover
Gustave Solman
Philip Swedko
Michael Robert Torontow
Helene Zaret
Barbara Zilahi

Ha Makom Yenachem
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.

Please click here to make an online donation, or call the Shul office at 613-728-3501 x221
or email Ilana Goldfarb:

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!
Thank you for your generous donation
Agnes Klein

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my father, Gustave Solman z"l
Irving Solman

In memory of my mother, Cecelia Levitan z"l
Leslee Balsam

In memory of Barbara & Ervin Zilahi z"l
Kathleen & Suzan Zilahi

Thank you for your generous donation
Charna & Joseph Mittelman

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my father, Isaac Bregman z"l
Sandy Bregman

Thank you for your generous donation
Danielle Altonaga
Roslyn Bryan
Ruth Kahane Goldberg & Harvey Goldberg
Sylvia Klein

In memory of Martin Stern z"l
Carol & Laurie Pascoe

In memory of Marion Larocque z"l
Helen & Rick Zipes

In observance of the Yahrzeit of Michael Torontow z"l
Beatrice Torontow

In honour of Helen and Gerry Polowin's special anniversary
Ann & Mark Dover

Mazel Tov to Harvey Goldberg & Ruth Kahane on becoming grandparents
Ian & Estelle Melzer

In honour of Norm Ferkin
Barry Appel

In honour of Maureen Molot's special Birthday
Barry Appel

In appreciation to David Smith
Shelley Rothman

Mazel Tov to Marion Silver & Alan Brass on the safe and joyous arrival of Lewis Paul
Anna & Larry Chodos

In honour of Judy & David Kalin
Molly Hirsch & Eric Elkin

In honour of Rabbi Kenter on his birthday
Perzi Rose

Thank you for your generous donation
Michael Greenberg

In observance of the Yahrzeit of my father, Lazarus J. Loeb z"l
Lisa Loeb

KBI apologizes for any errors or omissions.
Ease into the Holiday Mindset
Register now for Melton International’s unique and thought-provoking classes just in time to help you prepare for the high holidays.
Have a specific question? 
Please go to "CONTACT US" at