Youth Events - Beth Sholom Synagogue

Youth Events
January 25th
12:00 pm —
2:00 pm
Tu B’Shevat Little Diggers Program
Come learn all about Tu B’Shevat, the
birthday of trees with Becky and Nitzan.
Children ages 3—6 will create tree inspired
crafts and even plant their own seedlings!!
Lunch will be served. Please note that this is
a drop-off program and registration is
Tu B’Shevat Family Seder
January 31st at Celebrate the fruits of Israel with this fun,
10:30 am
interactive seder and lunch. Games, songs
and delicious fruits to be tasted. Registration
is required by January 29th. $10 per family.
Havdallah Skating Party
February 7th at Join us for our first skating party at Rinx!
4:30 pm
Start the night with dinner and Havdallah
and end with some old - fashioned winter
fun! Skate rentals are available at venue.
This program is for families and / or drop off.
(There will be supervision for children). $5 a
February 20th
— Sunday,
February 22nd
CCCS Winter Shabbaton Retreat
(February 20—22)
in us for our winter Shabbaton retreat from
February 20th - February 22nd, Crowne Plaza
Kitchener - Waterloo. Included: Round trip
bus transportation, Shabbat programming, 2
nights luxury hotel accommodations, on site indoor recreational center, Saturday
evening snow tubing and much, much more!
All meals will be catered and kosher. Two
Track programming: Grades 6-8, Grades 912. Price: $ 118 payable to CCCS.
Registration details at
or contact [email protected] Limited
registration. Reservations required by
February 2nd, 2015
For more information or to register for Youth Events
contact Becky at 416-783-6103 ext 231, [email protected],
or register online at
Kamal Bekhor
Evelyn Cohen
Clara Cooper
Arthur Diamond
Moshe Dollinger
Leah Eherenwort
Max Friendly
Mynne Friendly
Claire Frileck
Marcia Glasberg
Zane Gordon
Leslie Gross
Getzel Katz
Morris Kerbel
Annie Kirshenblatt
Louis Konick
Sally Latchman
Kiva Leibel
Albert Mandel
Vicki Marcus
Pearl Moskovic
Samuel Panet
Gerald Pencer
Belle Peranson
Beatrice Rittenberg
Raizel Rosengarten
Rose Rotish
Elsie Saltzman
Ruth Shein
Pearl Singer
Jeffrey Stulberg
David Sugar
Sarah Tanenbaum
Dora Teperman
Max Urovitz
Yetta Wertheimer
Percy Wilner
Karen Wortsman
To the family of Jaye Kornblum-Rea z’’l, beloved wife of
John David Rea, mother of Harrison Samuel Rea, sister and sister
-in-law of Warren & Tracy Kornblum, daughter-in-law of David &
Honora Rea, step-daughter Judy Kumer and sister-in-law of
Fred & Kathryn Rea.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015 • 4 Shevat 5775
Torah Page: 248 | Haftarah Page: 263
Haftarah: Dylan Katz
“…tomorrow I will bring locusts on your territory. They shall cover the
surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. They
shall devour the surviving remnant that was left to you after the hail;
and they shall eat away all your trees that grow in the field.
Moreover, they shall fill your palaces and the houses of all your
courtiers and of all the Egyptians—something that neither
your fathers nor fathers’ fathers have seen from the day they
appeared on earth to this day.’” With that he turned and left
Pharaoh’s presence. And Pharaoh’s courtiers said to him, “How long
shall this one be a snare to us? Let the men go to worship the LORD
their God! Are you not yet aware that Egypt is lost?” So Moses and
Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh…”
This is the first time we discover a difference between the attitude
and outlook of the Pharaoh to his courtiers and servants. One should
ask why this is the case now? One commentator, Rabbi Shlomo
Ephraim Lunschitz (17th century Poland) suggested a novel
explanation – that the plague of the locusts, coupled with the past
plague of hail, was bound to leave Egypt empty of any food. This
would not impact the Pharaoh, but it would impact on them. So now
they are moved to say and argue with the Pharaoh because it was
about to hit home, not because they suddenly developed a moral
conscience as to what they were doing with the Israelites. And so it is
for many of us where the misfortunes of the world only move us
when it touches us. Our faith, on the other hand, wants us to care for
those who suffer particularly – especially – when our lot is filled with
plenty and fortune.
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich
Adults are invited to join Nitzan today at 12:15 pm in the
Board Room for Israeli Culture Club. Come and join the
discussion on current events in Israel.
Use of cellphones and other electronic devices are
prohibited on Shabbat and holidays.
Corrine Sandler and Jonathan Katz on the Bar Mitzvah of their
son, Dylan Jay. Proud grandparents are Jeff & Merle Sandler.
Proud great-grandmother is Sylvia Sandler.
Today at
10:00 am
Mindfulness Minyan
January 28st at
11:30 am
Chai Society
The congregation is invited for an enhanced Kiddush in the
Kiddush Lobby following services sponsored by the Sandler family
in honour of their simcha.
Monday - Friday
8:45 am Saturday
8:30 am Shabbat concludes
7:30 am Sunday - Thursday
Candle Lighting
Friday, January 30th at 5:07 pm
Prayer for Canada: Corrine Sandler
Prayer for Israel: Merle Sandler
Prayer for Peace: Ashley Katz
Volunteers Needed for Sisterhood Shabbat
Celebrate Shavuot with Sisterhood on Sunday, May 24, 2015. All
women are encouraged to join in this exciting and inspiring service!
No Hebrew knowledge is necessary! There are now many more
additional opportunities for participation. Please contact Lorynne
Schreiber at [email protected] to find out how you
can be involved.
Mindfulness Minyan is a calm, centered place
where everyone who enters comes in peace and
focused on connecting to G-d. Come and be
inspired by thought provoking and insightful
reflection of the weekly parsha. Aviva’s voice
carries you through history to connect with
Judaism in a very personal way. No experience
necessary. Everyone is welcome.
Join your fellow seniors every Wednesday during the
month of January. Program, creative exercise and
lunch, $5. We are looking for people who would like
to participate in a chess group, bridge or Mah Jong.
“Jewish Thought, Jewish Thinkers” Class
January 28st at Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich and Rabbi John Moscowitz
7:00 pm
will be teaching this year-long adult study class.
January 31st
Services begin
at 8:45 am
Shabbat Shira
February 4th at
11:30 am
Chai Society Tu B’Shevat Seder
Join conductor Brahm Goldhamer,
Moses, and the Beth Sholom Choir
Shira at Beth Sholom. Celebrate
"Shabbath of Song" with music in
Kiddush following.
Cantor Eric
for Shabbat
our annual
your heart.
Join Rabbi Elster as we celebrate, the beginning of a
new year for trees. This is the season in which the
earliest - blooming trees in the land of Israel emerge
from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit bearing cycle. Join us for our creative exercise
program following lunch at 1:00 pm.
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Minyan, Dinner and Documentary
February 10th at Join the minyanaires for minyan at 5:30 pm, dinner
5:30 pm
is at 6:00 pm, followed by a screening of the
documentary, “Story of the Jews” Part 4. Cost $10.
Please reserve your spot by Monday, February 9th
at noon.
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programs and activities happening at the shul.
For more information or to register for Adult Events contact Rivy at 416-783-6103 ext
228, [email protected], or register online at