Friday, October 25  ■ 26 Tishrei

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service  
5:30 p.m.
Candle Lighting 
5:43 p.m.

Shabbat, October 26  ■ 27 Tishrei
Parshat Bereshit

Morning (Shacharit) Services
Ilan Shapiro will be chanting the Haftarah 

9:00 a.m.
Mincha and Learning & Leftovers
5:30 p.m.

6:43 p.m.

Next week:
Friday, November 1  ■ 3 Heshvan

Morning (Shacharit) Services 
7:30 a.m.
Evening Service (Kabbalat Shabbat)
5:30 p.m.
Candle Lighting
5:33 p.m.
Congregational Kiddush luncheon on Saturday October 26th is generously sponsored by Perzi Rose Jacob in appreciation of Rabbi Kenter. Yasher Koach and Todah Rabah!

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

 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

In Parashat Bereishit, there are two creation stories in the first two chapters. The first story is about the creation of the universe of which humanity is just a small part. The second is centered around humanity and the fact that the world could not exist without human support.
As I think about the climate challenges that our world is facing, it is easy to think that each of us represents such a small part of the problem, that there is little that we can do. What's the point if other big countries are doing nothing? On the other hand, we know that every journey begins with a single step and while we are each a single individual, we can still have an outsized influence (see Greta Thunberg).
Perhaps these stories are both here to remind us, as Pirkei Avot does, " It is not our responsibility to complete the work, nor are we permitted to ignore it." Yes, we may not be able to solve the climate crisis ourselves, that does not mean that we can then ignore it all together. Both stories from the parasha can be true as can both understandings of our place in the world. We must all do our part, even if it is just small one.
Shabbat Shalom

Mazal Tov to  Arthur Drache & Judy Young-Drache, Harvey & Sheryl  Kardish, Douglas & Tamara  Ruby, Lorne & Kimberly  Wiesenfeld,  on their wedding anniversary!

Tuesday, October 29
Special Breakfast sponsored by Daniel Levine in observance of the Yahrzeit of Shimon Ben Nachum HaLevi z"l (Seymour Levine)

Monday, November 4
Special Breakfast sponsored by Ruth Calof in observance of the Yahrzeit of Hy Calof z"l

Monday, November 11
Special Breakfast sponsored by  Abe Feinstein in memory of his mother Freda Feinstein z"l

Tuesday, November 12
Special Breakfast sponsored by Molly Hirsch in observance of the Yahrzeit of her father Abraham Hirsch z"l 

Thursday, November 14
Special Breakfast sponsored by Annette Albert in honour of Ilana Albert-Novick's special birthday
CalendarOctober/November at a glance...

October 25
Teddy Bear Shabbat
5:30 p.m.
October 26
Family Shabbat Service (Ages 5-10 & parent/caregivers)
10:30 a.m.
October 29
Foundations of Judaism
6:30 p.m.
November 8
Friday Night Family Dinner & Service (Ages 5-12 & parent/caregivers)
6:00 p.m.
November 12
Malca Pass Library Book Club
7:30 p.m.
November 13 Bereavement Support Group
7:00-8:30 p.m.
November 15 Jordana Lebowitz, Scholar in Residence
Dinner & Discussion
6:00 p.m.
November 16
 Jordana Lebowitz, Scholar in Residence Discussion after Kiddush

November 15-17
USY Fall Convention at KBI

November 20 Women's Torah Study 7:00-9:00 p.m.
November 22
1Table Shabbat Dinner for Single Parents
6:30 p.m.
November 24 Kadima Grades K-4 Ice Cream Party TBC
November 26 Malca Pass Library Book Club 7:30 p.m.

Yahrzeits for October 26 - November 1
Parshat Bereshit
Betty Ballon
Isaac Betcherman
Bernice D. Borovay
Eleanor Cassuto
David Cohen
Lucy Estrin
Albert Featherman
Frances Ferkin
Bertha Fischer
Faga Salomon Gardner
Ida Garonce
Louis Goldberg
Anne Goldstein
Grace Greenberg-Koreen
Abraham Held
Sydney Kom

Sally Lazarus
Fanny Levitan
Morris Levitan
Lazarus Loeb

Rachel Miller
Rita Perelmutter
Louis Peters
Lilyan Philipp
Moe Rosentzveig
Lillian Saslove
Abel Schwarzfeld
Daniel Spring
Laya Symkus
Joseph (Yossel) Symkus
Sara Ruth Zelikovitz
Moshe Zunder

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 Gert Goldstein z"l
Diane & Allen Abramson

In memory of Sylvia Pleet z"l
Diane & Allen Abramson

In memory of Bill Aronson z"l, father of Michael Aronson
Rhoda & Michael Aronson

In honour of the upcoming marriage of Benita Siemiatycki to Andre Potvin
Andrea Shabinsky-Borer


In honour of Helen Zipes
Deborah & Howard Krebs

Refuah Shlema to Roz Taller
Deborah & Howard Krebs

Thank you for your generous donation
Jonathan Gilboa

Thank you for your generous donation
Ian Blackman

Thank you for your generous donation
Stuart Freedman


In honour of Judah Silverman on his presidency
Diane & Allen Abramson

In honour of the TOV Team
Diane & Allen Abramson

Mazel Tov to David Moskovic on his special birthday
Howard & Donna Strauss

In honour of the Tov Team
Sally Hawks & Ralph Anzarouth

In honour of the Tov Team
Sandy Bregman


In honour of Cantor Jason Green for his dedication and commitment to teaching
KBI Shul Choir


In observance of the Yahrzeit of his parents,  Albert & Rose Featherman  z"l
Sidney Featherman

Mazel Tov to Yaffa Greenbaum Shinder & her team
Diane & Allen Abramson

In honour of Sandy & Marvin Granatstein
Barbara Blevis & Shawn Marmer

In honour of Toby & Tedd Nathanson
Barbara Blevis & Shawn Marmer

In honour of Simmy Gardener
Barbara Blevis & Shawn Marmer

In honour of Snookie & Norman Lomow
Barbara Blevis & Shawn Marmer

Mazel Tov to Zelaine Shinder on her birthday
Linda & Kenneth Mirsky

In honour of Helen Zipes on the completion of her presidency
Ed & Betty Rose

Mazel Tov to Dr. & Mrs. Allan Bellack on their grandson's Bar Mitzvah
Ed & Betty Rose

Refuah Shlema to George Gara
Rena Cohen

Refuah Shlema to Dr. Harry Kamen
Rena Cohen

Mazel Tov to David Moskovic on his special  birthday
Rena Cohen

In honour of Barbara & Len Farber
Alyce & Allan Baker


Thank you for your generous donation
Jennifer Greenberg

In honour of Helen Zipes
Victor & Laraine Kaminsky


In memory of Robert Tatham z"l 
Alice & Lewis Retik, Emanuel and Joseph

In memory of Dr. Elianna Saidenberg z"l
Jackie Luffman & David Lyman

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.

Cost $36 
Tickets can be purchased at or by contacting 
Flo Morgan at
Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates - Author Meets Readers 
Thursday November 14, 2019
5:30-7:00 p.m. Irenes Pub (885 Bank Street)
Celebrating our Clergy and Members

The Elaine Rabin Award will be presented to JOIN, a grassroots organization founded by Rabbi Deborah Zuker and Madelaine Hill Werier, promoting and facilitating the inclusion of children of all abilities in the Ottawa Jewish Community.

The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to Shelli Kimmel.