Pesach Bulletin 5774

BETH AVRAHAM YOSEPH OF TORONTO CONGREGATION
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PESACH BULLETIN
THE JOSEPH AND FAYE TANENBAUM SYNAGOGUE CENTRE
A family synagogue emphasizing the warmth
of Torah Tradition
sga, jxp 14-22 Nisan 5774 / April 14—April 22, 2014
Pesach
Shabbos, yom tov, CHOL HAMOED &
weekly SCHEDULE
gucavu sgunv kuj cuy ouh ,ca hbnz
OF ZACHARY WINKLER Erev Shabbos ,ca
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11 Nisan 5774 / Friday, April 11, 2014
Candle Lighting
6:34 pm
7:38 pm
Mincha/Kabbalas Shabbos
6:25 & 7:45 pm
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Parshas Acharei Mos
12 Nisan 5774 / April 12, 2014
not before
not after
Choir Will Lead Shacharis & Mussaf Davening Today
Hashkama Minyan Turk Family Bais Medrash
7:30 am
Minchas Chinuch Shiur with Dr. Shmuel Spiegel
“Can A Terminally Ill Witness Testify?”
Shabbos Morning Shiur with Rabbi Yosef Rothbart
Main Shul
8:15 am
Bais Medrash Shiur with Rabbi Eisenberger
Moshe & Mania Gruda Bais Medrash
8:20 am
Shacharis
Main Shul
8:45 am
Bais Medrash Minyan
Moshe & Mania Gruda Bais Medrash
8:50 am
Young Adult & University Minyan
with Rabbi Greenberg of JLIC
Cancelled this Shabbos
No Frills
Simcha Suite
9:15 am
Ta’amei Haminhagim (Men Only) Boardroom
with Rabbi Neil Cohen
5:35 pm
Mishnayos (Men Only) West Wing Classroom 1
with Rabbi Eisenberger
5:35 pm
‫ שיעור בעברית‬Simcha Suite
with Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
5:35 pm
Tehillim Shiur: Explore the Tehillim of the Hagaddah West Wing Classroom 3
with Chaim Oliver
5:35 pm
Daf Yomi with Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
Beitzah 13 / d”h vmhc
Rabbi’s Classroom 5:50 pm
Shabbos Hagadol Drasha with Rabbi Korobkin
“Rush, Rush, Rush: Chipazon (Haste) and Its Relationship To Our Lives”
Mincha
Havdalah
Main Shul
Main Shul
After
6:35 pm
7:35 pm
8:44 pm
SHABBOS TORAH/MAFTIR READING APRIL 12, 2014
Art Scroll/Stone
Soncino
Torah Reading
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Page 636
Haftorah
Page 1197
Page 1220
The Rabbi, President, Executive Director, Executive
Committee, Board Members and Staff of BAYT take this
opportunity to express our warmest wishes for a Chag
Sameach to all our members, their families and guests!
Weekday Schedule gucav hbnz
13 & 14 Nisan 5774
Sunday, April 13 & Monday, April 14, 2014
Daf Yomi
Sunday
Rabbi’s Classroom 7:15 & 8:45 am
Monday
Rabbi’s Classroom 6:00 & 8:35 am
Shacharis
Sunday
6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 & 9:15 am
Monday
6:10, 6:30, 6:40, 7:15 & 8:30 am
Mincha / Maariv (Sunday )
6:25 & 7:50 pm
Late Maariv (Sunday)
9:45 pm
CHOMETZ TIMES
Latest time to eat chometz: 10:31 am
Earliest time to burn chometz: 6:36 am
Latest time to burn chometz is: 11:48 am
HOURS, CLOSURES & cancellations
The office will close at 12 noon on Monday, April 14, 2014
The office will be closed during the following days:
 Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 & 16 for Pesach
 Friday April 18, for the Statutory Holiday
 Monday and Tuesday, April 21 & 22 for Pesach
The shul office will be open Thursday, April 17 from 9am-11 am
The shul office will reopen Wednesday, April 23 at 9 am
CHOMETZ FREE BUILDING
The Shul has been completely cleaned of Chometz. Please ensure
that no chometz is brought into the building until after Pesach.
Several of our youth currently studying in
Eretz Yisroel have returned to Toronto for
a Pesach visit with their families.
Welcome back!
Mara D’Asrah Rabbi Daniel Korobkin Rabbi Emeritus Rabbi Baruch Taub President Dr. Harley Eklove Executive Director Mordechai Bookbinder Youth Director Richard Winkler Address. 613 Clark Avenue W. Thornhill, Ontario L4J 5V3 Tel. 905.886.3810 Email. [email protected] Fax. 905.886.5103 Web. www.bayt.ca
PESACH BULLETIN 5774
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14 Nisan 5774 / Monday, April 14, 2014
Candle Lighting
7:42 pm
Mincha
7:50 pm
followed by a D’var Torah given by Bezalel Fischman
Maariv To Follow
Begin Seder No Earlier Than
8:45 pm
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Hashkama Minyan
Turk Family Bais Medrash
Minchas Chinuch Shiur with Rabbi Naftali Spiegel
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17, 18 & 20 Nisan 5774/ April 17, 18 & 20, 2014
Thursday
Statutory Holiday Friday & Sunday
8:00 am
Thursday
6:10, 6:30, 6:40, 7:15, 8:30 am
Statutory Holiday Friday & Sunday
6:15, 7:00, 8:00, 8:45 & 9:15 am
Mincha / Maariv (Thursday)
6:25 & 7:50 pm
Late Maariv
9:45 pm
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18 Nisan 5774 / Friday, April 18, 2014
Candle Lighting not before 6:40 pm not after 7:47 pm
Mincha/Kabbalas Shabbos
6:30 pm & 7:55 pm
Shabbos Chol HaMoed ,ca
19 Nisan 5774 / April 19, 2014
Candle Lighting and Begin 2nd Seder Preparations
Hashkama Minyan
Turk Family Bais Medrash 7:30 am
Minchas Chinuch Shiur with Rabbi Ephraim Kleinberg
8:43 pm
after
6:00 & 8:30 am
7:15 & 8:45 am
Shacharis
“Exploring The Braille Haggadah”
Shacharis
Main Shul
8:45 am
Bais Medrash Minyan Rebbetzin Judy Taub Hall
9:30 am
Young Adult & University Minyan with Rabbi Greenberg of JLIC
Perlis Hall
9:15 am
No Frills
Simcha Suite
9:15 am
Ta’amei Haminhagim (Men Only) Boardroom
6:45 pm
Daf Yomi with Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner Beitzah 16 /z‫״‬y vmhc
Rabbi’s Classroom
7:00 pm
No Afternoon Youth Programs
Mincha
Main Shul
7:45 pm
followed by a D’var Torah
Topic: “The Laws Of War In The Modern State Of Israel”
YOM TOV TORAH/MAFTIR READING APRIL 15, 2014
Art Scroll/Stone
Soncino
Torah Reading
Page 392
Page 354
Haftorah (Art Scroll siddur only)
Page 1221
Maftir
Page 945
Page 892
Shacharis
Main Shul
8:45 am
Bais Medrash Minyan Rebbetzin Judy Taub Hall 8:50 am
Young Adult & University Minyan with Rabbi Greenberg of JLIC
Perlis Hall
9:15 am
No Frills
Simcha Suite
9:15 am
Ladies Pesach Shiur Moshe & Mania Gruda Bais Medrash
5:30 pm
Ta’amei Haminhagim (Men Only) Boardroom
6:40 pm
‫ שיעור בעברית‬Simcha Suite
6:40 pm
with Rabbi Menachen ben Yaacov
Mishnayos (Men Only) West Wing Classroom 1
with Rabbi Avraham Witty
6:40 pm
Tehillim Shiur: Explore the Tehillim of the Hagaddah  START COUNTING THE OMER 
Pesach Second Day jxp
16 Nisan 5774 / Wednesday, April 16, 2014
8:00 am
Topic: TBA
Shacharis
Main Shul
8:45 am
Bais Medrash Minyan Rebbetzin Judy Taub Hall 9:30 am
Young Adult & University Minyan with Rabbi Greenberg of JLIC
Perlis Hall
9:15 am
No Frills
Simcha Suite
9:15 am
Ta’amei Haminhagim (Men Only) Boardroom
6:45 pm
Mishnayos (Men Only) West Wing Classroom 1
with Rabbi Avraham Witty
6:45 pm
Daf Yomi with Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner Beitzah 17 / ‫"ז‬h vmhc
Rabbi’s Classroom
7:00 pm
No Afternoon Youth Programs
Mincha
Main Shul
followed by a D’var Torah given by Alex Huberman
Havdalah
Main Shul
after
Chol Hamoed Weekday Schedule
Daf Yomi
15 Nisan 5774 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Hashkama Minyan
Turk Family Bais Medrash
Minchas Chinuch Shiur with Rabbi Shmuel Bendel
YOM TOV TORAH/MAFTIR READING APRIL 16, 2014
Art Scroll/Stone
Soncino
Torah Reading
Page 748
Page 680
Haftorah
(Art Scroll siddur only)
Page 1222
Maftir
Page 945
Page 892
West Wing Classroom 3
with Chaim Oliver
Daf Yomi
6:40 pm
Beitzah 19 / ‫ י"ט‬vmhc
Rabbi’s Classroom
6:55 pm
No Afternoon Youth Programs
Mincha
Havdalah
Main Shul
after
7:40 pm
8:52 pm
SHABBOS TORAH/MAFTIR READING APRIL 19, 2014
Art Scroll/Stone
Soncino
Torah Reading
Page 558
Page 504
Haftorah
(Art Scroll siddur only)
Page 1224
Maftir
Page 945
Page 892
7:45 pm
8:48 pm
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PESACH BULLETIN 5774
Erev Yom Tov cuy ouh crg
Pesach Eighth Day jxp
20 Nisan 5774/ Sunday, April 20, 2014
Candle Lighting
not before
not after
Mincha
22 Nisan 5774 / Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:42 pm
7:49 pm
6:35 & 8:00 pm
D’var Torah given by Daniel Safran will follow the Early Mincha
Pesach Seventh Day jxp
21 Nisan 5774 / Monday, April 21, 2014
Hashkama Minyan
Turk Family Bais Medrash
Minchas Chinuch Shiur with Dr. Lazer Friedman
7:30 am
Topic:“Medical Treatment On Yom Tov - Different Than Shabbos?”
Shacharis
Main Shul
8:45 am
Bais Medrash Minyan Rebbetzin Judy Taub Hall 8:50 am
Young Adult & University Minyan with Rabbi Greenberg of JLIC
Perlis Hall
9:15 am
Simcha Suite
9:15 am
No Frills
Ta’amei Haminhagim (Men Only)
Boardroom
with Rabbi Neil Cohen
6:50 pm
Mishnayos (Men Only) West Wing Classroom 1
6:50 pm
with Rabbi Avraham Witty
Daf Yomi
Beitzah 22 /‫ כ״ב‬vmhc
Rabbi’s Classroom
7:05 pm
No Afternoon Youth Programs
Mincha
Main Shul
7:50 pm
followed by a D’var Torah
Candle Lighting
not before
8:50 pm
YOM TOV TORAH/MAFTIR READING APRIL 21, 2014
Art Scroll/Stone
Soncino
Torah Reading
Page 407
Page 366
Haftorah (Art Scroll siddur only)
Page 1224
Maftir
Page 945
Page 892
Hashkama Minyan
Turk Family Bais Medrash 7:30 am
Minchas Chinuch Shiur with Rabbi Yehudah Friedland
“May We Bring The Passover Sacrifice Today?”
Shacharis
Main Shul
Bais Medrash Minyan Rebbetzin Judy Taub Hall
Young Adult & University Minyan
8:45 am
9:00 am
with Rabbi Greenberg of JLIC Perlis Hall
No Frills
Simcha Suite
9:15 am
9:15 am
approx. 10:30 am
Yizkor
Ta’amei Haminhagim (Men Only) Boardroom
with Rabbi Neil Cohen
Mishnayos (Men Only) West Wing Classroom 1
with Rabbi Avraham Witty
Daf Yomi
Mincha
Havdalah
6:50 pm
6:50 pm
Beitzah 23 /d‫״‬f vmhc
Rabbi’s Classroom
7:05 pm
No Afternoon Youth Programs
followed by Neilas HaChag
7:50 pm
Dr. Leon Genesove will speak at Neilas HaChag
Main Shul
After
8:56 pm
YOM TOV TORAH/MAFTIR READING APRIL 22, 2014
Art Scroll/Stone
Soncino
Torah Reading
Page 1072
Page 1018
Haftorah (Art Scroll siddur only)
Page 1226
Maftir
Page 945
Page 892
Please note that the full readings for Pesach can be found in the
English Art Scroll siddur on page 954 and in the Hebrew Art
Scroll siddur on page 451
Weekday Schedule gucav hbnz
23-25 Nisan 5772
Wednesday, April 23 – Friday, April 25, 2014
YASHER KOACH TO THOSE WHO HAVE
PROVIDED FLOWERS FOR PESACH:
Jeremy & Judi Cohen
Rabbi Neil Cohen
Harley & Susan Eklove
Chuck & Lydia English
Jack & Harriet Feintuch
Peter & Deborah Feldman
Lazer & Nanette Rand
Mel & Karen Rom
Leon & Patricia Rucker
Ron & Shana Strauss
Jonah & Elizabeth Turk
Daf Yomi
Wednesday- Friday
Rabbi’s Classroom 6:00 & 8:20 am
Shacharis
Wednesday & Friday
6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 am
Thursday
6:20, 6:45, 6:50, 7:30 & 8:30 am
Mincha / Maariv
6:35 & 8:00 pm
Late Maariv (Wednesday & Thursday)
9:45 pm
Erev Shabbos, Friday April 25, 2014
Candle Lighting
not before
not after
Mincha/Kabbalas Shabbos
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6:46 pm
7:55 pm
6:40 & 8:05 pm
PESACH BULLETIN 5774
SHABBOS HAGADOL
Thank you to the BAYT Brotherhood
MAZAL TOV TO:
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& Jacobs Catering
Jon & Ellise Gasner, on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Yakira.
Michael & Bracha Mirsky, Boris & Malka Mirsky on the
engagement of their son and grandson, Simcha to Tamar, daughter of
Chaim & Chana Feldman.
Rabbi Shaanan & Emma Scherer on the birth of a son.
Richard & Elana Winkler, Norman & Sheila Winkler, and
Ruthie Zaionz on the Bar Mitzvah of their son and grandson,
Zachary.
THIS WEEK’S CONGREGATIONAL KIDDUSH WILL BE HELD IN
THE 1/3 PERLIS HALL AND IS SPONSORED BY:
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Norman & Sheila Winkler in honour of their grandson Zachary’s
Bar Mitzvah.
THIS WEEK’S SHALOSH SEUDOS WILL BE HELD IN THE
REBBETZIN JUDY TAUB HALL.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FUND HAVE BEEN MADE BY:
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David & Lea Blumenfeld on the yahrzeit of Lea’s mother, Esther
Dunec z”l.
Michael & Joanna Stavsky on the yahrzeit of Michael's
grandparents, Yitzchak Ben Avraham z’l and Devora bas Avraham z”l
and Joanna's grandfather, Tovia Ben Avraham Shlomo z”l.
THE CONGREGATION EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO:

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Susan Beckerman on the passing of her mother, Dorothy Koffler z”l.
Joel Hirchberg on the passing of his father, Jermi Hirchberg z”l.
HALACHAH OF THE WEEK-PESACH 5774
R' Mordechai Torczyner – [email protected]
I kept the "first days" of the Omer last year, refraining from a haircut until
after Lag Ba'Omer. May I switch to the "second days" this year, observing
from Rosh Chodesh until the end of the Omer?
Rav Moshe Feinstein ruled that one may switch from one set of 33 days to
the other from one year to the next. There are two caveats, though:
One must observe one set of 33 days in entirety; one may not take a
haircut before Rosh Chodesh, and again after Lag ba'Omer.
One may not veer from communal minhag; if a community has a defined practice of observing a specific "half" of the omer, one may
not vary from that practice.
(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 493:3; Chatam Sofer Orach Chaim 142;
Mishneh Berurah 493:17; Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 1:159)
Introducing…
The BAYT BOOMER ZOOMER Club
Are you between the ages of 55 to 120? Join us for our introductory
programmes planned in conjunction with Bernard Betel Centre for
Active Living, for the month of May.

May 7th, “The Power of Food to Optimize Your Health” with
Marsha Fenwick RHN.
 May 21st, “Bagels & Locks: Stories to Tickle Your Funny
Bone” with our very own funny man, Norman Winkler.
Each session will take place from 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the Rebbetzin
Judy Taub Hall. Refreshments will be served. No charge. Please stay
tuned for additional BOOMER ZOOMER programs coming soon!
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for organizing the Pre-Pesach Shabbos Meals.
YOUTH BEDIKAS CHAMETZ
Volunteers are needed to help in the search for Chometz at
the Shul which will take place Sunday Night April 13, 2014
starting at 9:00 pm for about 1 hour or so. All ages are
welcome. (Gifts provided to our younger helpers!) Suitable
for teenagers looking for community service hours. If you are
able to help, please contact Rich Winkler 905-886-3810 x 135
or [email protected]
BURNING OF CHOMETZ APRIL 14
Arrangements have once again been made with the City
of Vaughan to provide a special bin for the
burning of chometz at BAYT.
The Vaughan Fire Department will be present to supervise.
The following details should be noted:
 The bin will be located in the far South East corner of the
parking lot.
 The bin will be available from 7:30 AM to 12 noon.
Only Chometz in paper bags will be accepted and
permitted. Plastic bags will not be permitted because
they are a fire hazard and a pollutant.
This year, the City of Vaughan, under the incentive of Alan
Shefman, Councillor for Ward 5, has arranged for extra
garbage pick ups to take place at the Garnet Williams
Centre from Wednesday April 9 until Monday April
14. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday, 7 am-9 pm,
Monday 7 am - 5 pm. We will not be accepting extra
garbage at the shul on Monday April 14. Please take your
extra garbage, free of charge, to the Garnet Williams Centre
on the appropriate days.
FAST OF THE BECHOR SIYUMIM
Monday April 14, 2014
Thank you to all of our volunteers:
Rabbi Shimon Aisenbach
Mark Blau
Shmuel Figdor
Harold Reiter
Rabbi AvrahamWitty
Neilas HaChag (April 22) in the Rebbetzin Judy Taub Hall
is sponsored by:
Dr. Leon & Elaine Genesove on the yahrzeit of
Elaine’s father, Avraham ben Shaul HaLevi, z”l.
Shloimie & Anne Romberg on the 23rd yahrzeit of
Shloimie’s father, Yehudah Leibush ben Volf Eliezer, z”l.
Dr. Leon Genesove will speak at Neilas HaChag.
YOUTH SERVICES & PROGRAMS
For Shabbos HAGADOL
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS
Parents are reminded that they are responsible for their children
while on Shul property. Every child must be in a Minyan, or
with a parent. This is essential for the safety of our children and
the protection of Shul property. The Shul will demand
reimbursement from any parent whose child is found damaging
Shul property.
April 12, 2014
High School Minyan with Rabbi Dovi Gopin
West Wing Library
9:00 AM
Middle School Minyan with Rabbi Mordechai Biegeleisen
Cancelled this Shabbos
Teen Minyan with Rabbi Avi Levinson of NCSY
Jarvis Freedman Library **
Parents & Tots
Nursery Program
Kindergarten
Girls Grades 1-3
Boys Grades 1-3
Jr. Congregation
Classroom 5
Classroom 2
Classroom 3
Classroom 1
Classroom 4
West Wing Classroom 2&3
9:15 AM
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
Strollers & Carriages
We have limited space for storage of strollers and
baby carriages in the utility room behind the
lower floor elevator. Unfortunately, they cannot be
stored in the building hallways and lobbies since they present a
hazard in the event of a required evacuation. Any strollers found
in the hallways will be relocated to the utility room.
**PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION IS FOR
THIS SHABBOS ONLY**
CHOL HAMOED PESACH EVENTS:
Thursday April 17th : SKY ZONE Indoor Trampoline Park
Bus leaves at 10:00 am, returning at 1:00 pm. Cost is $20 per person and
includes snack , transportation and Sky Zone socks. Please pack a
Kosher For Pesach lunch. Please register your child at www.bayt.ca
and click BAYT YOUTH @ SKYZONE. This program is open to youth
of all ages.
Space is limited
YOUTH SERVICES & PROGRAMS
For Shabbos & YOM TOV
YOM TOV April 15 & 16, April 21 & 22, 2014
Shabbos April 19, 2014
Friday April 18th: Youth talent show at Baycrest & Constantia Seniors
residences. Register your talent with Rich at [email protected]
Please Note: There are no Afternoon Programs on Yom Tov
High School Minyan with Rabbi Dovi Gopin
West Wing Library
9:00 AM
Middle School Minyan
with Rabbi Mordechai Biegeleisen Jarvis Freedman Library 9:00 AM
Early Drop Off Nursery—Grade 3
Classroom 7
9:00—9:45 AM
Teen Minyan with Rabbi Avi Levinson of NCSY
Moshe & Mania Gruda Bais Medrash
9:15 AM
Parents & Tots
Classroom 5
9:45 AM
Nursery Program
Classroom 2
9:45 AM
Kindergarten
Classroom 3
9:45 AM
Girls Grades 1-3
Classroom 1
9:45 AM
Boys Grades 1-3
Classroom 4
9:45 AM
Jr. Congregation
West Wing Classroom 2 & 3
10:00 AM
Sunday April 20th SPORTS ‘N’ SNACKS – Organized sports for kids
and teens with referees at each game. Shul Parking lot. 10 am - Noon.
Please bring your hockey stick.
UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS
Sunday April 27, 2014
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
vs BOSTON RED SOX
R. A. Dickey Bobblehead Giveaway
There will also be a raffle on the bus for an official
Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jay Jersey
Sign up at bayt.ca and click on Blue Jay Day
Sign up at www.bayt.ca and click on Blue Jay Day. Seats are limited.
CERTIFIED BABYSITTING COURSE
Sunday May 4, Lunch and Snacks provided
$50 members $60 non members
You must be 11 years of age or older to take the course.
Sign up at www.bayt.ca and click on BABYSITTING COURSE
**PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO MIDDLE SCHOOL
MINYAN OR TEEN MINYAN APRIL 15 & 16**
BAYT YOUTH
YIZKOR APPEAL
BOOK ‘ N’ DRAMA CLUB for GIRLS
Read, Discuss and Act out scenes from an enjoyable and exciting book.
Hot Chocolate and cookies provided at each class.
Mondays: MAY 12 – June 16
Grades 3 & 4 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Grades 5 & 6 7:15pm – 8:00pm
Sign up now at www.bayt.ca and click on Book Club
SPACE IS LIMITED
The Youth Department will be conducting a Yizkor
appeal on Shemini Shel Pesach to raise funds toward sustaining our
enhanced programming which attracts more of our young children
and teens to the BAYT. Please donate generously and thank you for
your continued support. Chag Sameach!
HOLD THE DATE
Youth Shabbos
Shabbos Parshas Emor / May 3, 2014
To find out how to participate
Contact Rich (905)886-3810 x 135 or [email protected]
More Details to Follow
Watch for these exciting events:
Teen Lunch ‘n’ Learn, Youth Banquet, Sports Day, Youth Shabbos,
Teen Night Out. And more……
BAYT YOUTH…..ALWAYS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
YOU make BAYT _ _ _ TH Complete!
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PESACH BULLETIN 5774
BAYT SISTERHOOD
BAYT ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
ADULT EDUCATION UPCOMING EVENTS
LADIES’ PESACH SHIUR
April 25-26, Parshas Kedoshim
Scholar in Residence
Rabbanit Chana Henkin
Sponsored by Craig and Esther Guttmann
Divrei Torah by Talented Young Ladies
From Our Community
Shabbos Chol Hamoed / April 19
Perlis Hall / 5:30 pm
Stephanie Bergman
“Pesach and Our Personal Yitzias Mitzrayim”
Michali Glasenberg
“Hallel: Reciting Songs of Praise in Shul
on the First Night of Pesach”
Arielle Wasserman
“Free at Last: From Personhood to Nationhood”
WOMEN’S SUMMER SHABBOS SHIUR
Commences Shabbos April 26, 2014, 5:30 pm
Moshe & Mania Gruda Bais Medrash
Speaker: Rabbanit Chana Henkin
Founder & Dean of Nishmat
May 2-3, Parshas Emor
Special Guests: Rabbi David Fine and Rabbi Shlomo Sobol from Modiin
Barkai/RCA Rabbinic Mentor Program
Sunday, May 4
Practical Medical Halachah with Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
Genetic Screening in Judaism 8:45 AM
May 9-10, Parshas Behar
YU Torah Mitzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov Shabbaton
Theme: The Modern Jewish State.
Many shiurim throughout the day.
Luncheon and Shiur Theatre following Mussaf
Cost for luncheon: $35/adults, $27/children
Register at www.bayt.ca, at the BAYT office or
by calling 905-886-3810 ext.246
9TH ANNUAL GIFT & CRAFT SALE
Sunday May 4, 2014 10 am—5pm
Come and shop from over 50 vendors
selling everything from jewellery and clothes
to Judaica items and kitchenware!
Wednesday, May 14
Shidduch Crisis Movie and Panel Discussion
With Torah in Motion
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Community Learning for Men and Women
With Kollel Ohr Yosef
WOMEN’S TEHILLIM
Cancelled Sunday April 20
June 6-7, Parshas Beha’alosecha
Scholar in Residence
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
GIRLS NIGHT OUT, PRE-SHAVUOS PARTY
Join the Sisterhood for a fun filled eveing
Sunday, June 1, 7:00 pm
Perlis Hall
September 19-20
Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech
Scholar in Residence Dr. Marc Shapiro
18th ANNUAL EMUNAH SHABBOS PROGRAM
June 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Further details to follow
OBLIGATIONS PROCESS
Important Information for the 2014-2015 Membership Year!
At BAYT, members only need to complete an Obligations
application once every three years so long as the member’s
financial circumstances don’t change, which can be confirmed
annually by signing a confirmation form. In other words, when
an Obligations application is submitted, membership dues would
be set for that year and the next two years. Of course, any
member who had suffered a downturn in their financial situation
is free to submit a new Obligations application and ask for a
lower assessment.
The Maddie Leventhal
Mikveh Centre
CURRENT SCHEDULE
SUMMER SCHEDULE
Sunday-Thursday: 7:30 - 10:30 Effective Sunday, May 11
Shabbos (Friday)/ Yom Tov Please call Susan Bidner @
Sunday- Thursday 8:30- 11:00
the Mikveh 905-886-7227
Shabbos (Friday)/ Yom Tov Motzei Shabbos
Please call Susan Bidner at the
(Saturday Night)
Mikveh 905-886-7227
1 hour & 10 minutes after
Motzei Shabbos (Saturday
Shabbos is over until 10:30.
Night)- 1 hour & 10 minutes
For assistance please call
after Shabbos is over.
Susan at the Mikveh.
For assistance please call
Check the website
Susan at the Mikveh
www.bayt.ca, click “Mikveh ”
Check the website
for Shabbos Tovelling times. www.bayt.ca, click “Mikveh ”
Yom Tov times please leave a
for
message for Susan @
Shabbos Tovelling times.
the mikveh.
If your last application was for 2010-2011, please make sure you
pick up an Obligations application from the office or download
one from the Shul’s website. If you submitted an
application for either last year or the year before, and your
financial circumstances have not changed, then you can keep your
dues at the same level by filling out a confirmation form. All forms
(available on our website) are due no later than Friday, June 6 if
you intend to participate in the seating lottery and Friday,
August 22nd for everyone else.
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For any questions, please feel free to contact:
Michael Rende – 905-771-1788
Marc Friedman - 905-764-0513
PESACH BULLETIN 5774
THE BAYT BOOK GROUP
The BAYT Book Group will hold its next meeting, Monday April
28, 7:30 PM, Rabbi Taub Study Hall.
The meeting will feature reviews of the following books from our
2014 reading list:
 Judith by Lawrence Durrell
 Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers
by Yossi Klein Haleviby Yossi Klein-Halevi
BAYT BROTHERHOOD
REMINDER: ANNUAL SIYUM
2nd Day Shavuos, Thursday June 5, 2014
Once again, Rabbi Rosenberg will lead the Siyum
Between Mincha and Maariv
To sponsor call: Moishe Posner at 905-886-5642
Lazer Rand at 905-764-7896
Rabbi Rosenberg at 905-889-0616
Watch the weekly bulletin for more information!

I Kiss Your Hands Many Times by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
We will also offer brief introductions to two other titles from the list:
Please join us for a stimulating evening. Even if you have not read
the books, come and be inspired.
A reminder to all who are participating in this year’s Shavuos
Siyum to utilize the time between Pesach and Shavuos to
complete your portions in time for the Siyum on the second day
of Shavuos. Thank you.
In addition, we will have a general discussion about the format of
the BAYT Book Group. We look forward to hearing your thoughts
and ideas. Men and women are invited.
See you April 28!
Miriam Webb ([email protected])
Sharon Green ([email protected])
PESACH SEDARIM
PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
No one should be spending their Sedarim at home alone.
We have many families who have offered to
be hosts for the Sedarim.
We have all types of hosts:
Hebrew speakers, kiruv style, and regular heimish style.
If you are alone for the Sedarim, or if you know of anyone
who would like to be invited to a Seder,
please contact [email protected]
Forsooth! Is this a Stratford Festival Trip I see before my eyes?
Thy Most Loyal Committee is plotting a Most Excellent
Summer's Expedition to the Realm of Stratford to partake of
Shakespeare's "King Lear", the play. 'Tis set for Sunday, the 6th of
July. The Expedition doth include a ticket for the play, a
luxurious coach ride to and fro with condition’d air and water
closet, and a dairy box’d picnic lunch of things most assuredly
kosher.
'Tis a complete package for the sum of 100 dollars per lord, lady,
child, kith or kin, by the 2nd of June, or ye may take advantage of
our special "early bard" rate of 90 dollars by the 23rd of May,
payable at the site of web or office. If interested thou'st be, make
haste to deliver thine intentions true. Flyers shall be found in the
bins. Sendeth further inquiries to [email protected]
BAYT WHEELCHAIR SERVICE
The BAYT loans out wheelchairs to those members that
need them from time to time. However ours are getting
quite old and worn. If anyone has a folding wheelchair
that is in good condition that they no longer need, please
contact the Facilities at extension 309, to make
arrangements.
New! Active Living Series programs coming up on May 7th and
21st. Details TBA.
THE BAYT IS HIRING A STUDENT
FOR A SUMMER ADMINISTRATIVE POSITON!
BAYT BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
The BAYT Health Committee is pleased to announce that,
for the first time, we will be hosting two blood donor clinics
this year. The first clinic will be on Monday May 19, 2014
from 10 am to 2 pm. The second clinic will be on Labour
Day. Please note that blood donors can donate blood at both
these clinics because they are more than three months
apart. Appointments for the May 19 clinic are now available.
We are again advising that everyone must book an
appointment which will allow the clinic to run smoothly.
To book your appointment, either call 1 888 2-DONATE
(1 888 236 6283) which is available 24 -7, or book online at
http://www.blood.ca. Ask or look for the Beth Avraham
Yoseph Synagogue Mobile Blood Donor Clinic.
Please sign up and save lives.
We hope to obtain confirmation that we will receive funding
from Human Resources Development of Canada for summer
employment of a student in our Administrative Office, to
commence approximately the 1st/2nd week of June.
The eligible candidate must have been a full-time student during
the preceding year and intend to return to school on a full-time
basis in the next academic year. The candidate must be a
minimum of 16 years of age. Training will be provided.
Proficiency with computers is essential.
Please submit your resumes, ASAP, to Leslie Lewis, Office
Manager, by email, [email protected] Only applications being
considered will be contacted.
Dr. Jack Lefkowitz
Chair, Health Committee
HATZOLOH EMERGENCY LINE 416-256-1000
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PESACH BULLETIN 5774
BAYT BROTHERHOOD 2013 MISSION
Be the change that you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Ghandi
About seven months ago, I decided that I wanted to celebrate my 36th birthday with a super special trip—one that I had never take before. Unlike
many families and members in our community, I had NEVER, yes NEVER been to Israel.
That is until this past December 2013.
I wasn’t quite sure what the mission was, other than that I knew it was a trip that toured part of Israel with our shul Rabbi and his Rebbetzin. Little
did I know that I was about to embark on a life-changing eight-day event, and share the experience with many folks I had never met before.
Founded in 2002 by Moishe Posner and Larry Zeifman, two Brotherhood members, along with the BAYT’s founding Rabbi, Rabbi Baruch Taub, and
The BAYT Brotherhood Mission Trip to Israel. Once annually, the Brotherhood Mission sets out a huge itinerary to step foot in and connect with littleknown, smaller communities in Israel, spreading the word and the message that we members of the BAYT are here to help and show our support. Before the trip starts, there is intense planning, meetings and preparation. This year over 12 bags of clothing and winter coats were donated by an anonymous donor who on a yearly basis have taken this upon themselves to donate sometimes up to 17-18 bags of clothing. The only reason for the decline in
bags being sent to Israel is that the airlines have refused to accept so many at times.
So here I was the Woman on a Mission. I had only signed up for three out of the 8 days of the mission. To say our itinerary was jam-packed was an understatement and the thought of tackling the bucket list full of venues and pit stops felt like an adventure I was ready to attack. Keeping up with this
group should have come with a warning—prepare yourself for complete exhaustion and fun for an entire week!
Many people have heard that I joined the BAYT mission this past year and have asked me what my most favourite part of the trip was.
Honestly, I could not possibly pick just one.
Perhaps by reading some of the highlights of our mission, you can see why it’s impossible to pick:
Our first visit was to Lod, a city that has developed a bit of a bad reputation. We caught up with some former BAYT members who lived in Thornhill as
Shlichim and have now chosen to “take back” a town that has turned sour. With two other couples they host 40 families = over 200 people each and
every week to ensure they have a Shabbat to attend to at the local shul.
We continued on to Nazareth City council where their mayor—who was nothing like ours from Toronto—was a true gentleman. He is focused on
bringing the Jews back to his town, as it has become full of Arabs, which isn’t good for the economy and real estate. He has received financial support
to build affordable new housing communities that will be gated—his goal is to convince Charedi families to come and build their homes in his
community.
We visited the Elite Chocolate Factory. Pssst. You should speak to the Rav about this pit stop, it was one of his favorites.
We davened at “The House of Love and Prayer.” Yes, you read that correctly! The House of Love and Prayer was Carlebach-style minyan that took two
hours to daven because the service included both live music and dancing.
We took a walking tour in the Galil, complete with stunning picturesque views of the mountain named Gamal, aptly named for its Camel-like shape
and vultures flying just above us.
We went to the Shofar factory, whose owner felt a calling as a young child to commence making shofars. He even made our Rabbi his very own
custom-made shofar right in front of us—and it even came with some free lessons. The Shofar factory was a tough smell to take in and I was more
impressed with the growing Etrogim and Pamelo trees that he had in his front yard. With drips of rain leaking into our bus, we commenced our trip to
Shiloh, a sometimes forgotten small town, but an extremely important one within our Jewish history. With gorgeous views of mountain tops and wine
vineyards all around, I couldn’t help but take so many pictures. Being able to stand and see areas of where the Shoftim once stood, and to be where the
holy Mishkan was once intact was just amazing. It was truly a surreal moment for me, trying to depict that thousands of years ago what historical moments took place in the very same spots we were standing.
It was a good thing a wine tour was next because boy did I need a drink. I’ve never been a wine drinker, truthfully, but that didn’t stop my excitement
for the wine tasting up next at the Gvaot winery in Shiloh. After a few drinks, giggles (from Marcy), and jokes it was off to the next stop.
We then went to Sussya, a great little Yishuv. In one area of Sussya where we visited, each Shabbat possesses a risk to the Jewish community there.
They have set up small caravans, (trailer-like homes- Yes there are such things as Jewish Trailer Park Folk) and where each Shabbat, police are called
out to stop the rock throwing and damage caused by the Arab settlers who are just causing trouble for no reason. Each of the folks we met there truly
felt a calling to move to Israel, to make a better life for their children, and have committed themselves to their communities and to the future of Eretz
Yisrael.
Our journey continued on and included: Maarat Hamachpela, delivering breakfast treats daily to the Soldiers, meeting with the Soldiers & Army members who are stationed north protecting our borders, visiting the historical grounds of Tzipori, a walking tour of the new wing in the Rambam Hospital, strolling in Haifa near the Buddha gardens, Motzai Shabbat music with David Moshe, touring the Knesset where Stephen Harper was most recently greeted, meeting Knesset member Dov Lipman and speaking to him about his challenges and goals, going to the Techeylet Factory and—one of
my most favourites—an impromptu pit stop to a lookout point of the Kinneret where Zemirot were sung as we watched the sun go down.
If there’s one thing I do hope I have accomplished on this written mission, it is that I have translated the passion I felt during the duration of the trip
and that perhaps I have changed your thoughts or sparked some interest in your involvement with the BAYT Brotherhood missions in the future.
I’d like to personally thank Marcee (and Rosie) for taking me under their wings from day one. To Larry (and Sue) for ensuring I was always taken care
of and Moishe (and Nicole) who made sure that I was always laughing and enjoying the ride along the way. And a special Yasher Koach to Rabbi
Korobkin and Karen for those quick tidbits of information that I never got in high school and being the source to go to continuously. Their humbleness
and guidance are truly admirable.
Wishing all my mission family a very happy and healthy Passover. Submitted by: Sonya Kaplan
Mara D’Asrah Rabbi Daniel Korobkin Rabbi Emeritus Rabbi Baruch Taub President Dr. Harley Eklove Executive Director Mordechai Bookbinder Youth Director Richard Winkler Address. 613 Clark Avenue W. Thornhill, Ontario L4J 5V3 Tel. 905.886.3810 Email. [email protected] Fax. 905.886.5103 Web. www.bayt.ca