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					            Beth Jacob’s
                                         Vol. 26 - No. 2   february, march   2010              adar, NisaN   5770

    Dates To Remember

    Saturday & Sunday,
     February 27 & 28

     Special Purim Celebration for
        Young Children including
 Costume Parade & entertainment at
  6:00 pm on Saturday, February 27.
Mincha and Ma’ariv at 6:30 pm imme-
                                                                                        February 5 & 6
    diately followed by the reading
of Megillat Esther. Purim celebrations
 continue on Sunday, February 28 at
    9:00 am followed by breakfast
                                                                                         March 5 & 6
                                                                                 Shabbat Mishpacha features lots of food,
                                                                                         friends and fun for all ages!
                                                                                  Rabbi Selsberg and Cantor Eyal take you
  WAlkIng WITH lIFE                                                              on an incredible journey through singing,
                                                                                discussion, and prayer. Friday night services
       with Rabbi Dan Selsberg
                                                                                  are at 5:00 pm.Congregational dinner at
  February 7, March 7 & 21                                                           6:00pm. Saturday lunches are free!
         @10:00 am
    Walking through the meanings
  behind and sources for Jewish Life
  cycle events using diverse primary
   sources. No Hebrew knowledge
 required. Class is free, Breakfast $5

   & FIlM FESTIvAl
   Saturday, March 13 &
     Sunday, March 14
      details inside & on back page

     Visit the shul website at

        Shul Office: 905.522.1351
A word from the Rabbi                                                                                                                                Beth Jacob Happenings
      We get bombarded with information.
                                                                                     After lengthy discussions with the Executive and the Board,                                                                                                          Soul, Body & Mind
                                                                              we concluded that restructuring Beth Jacob’s operations to                                                                                                                 Sunday, February 14, 2010
News, music, noise, seem constant for many                                    more closely resemble the more sustainable model adopted               Israeli Art Show & Film Festival                                                              Marilyn levy with Rabbi Dan Selsberg
of us—ubiquity of TV, internet, radio, iPods,
telephones, cell phones, smart phones,
                                                                              by other, similar intuitions is both responsible and necessary.        March 13 & 14 Film Synopsis (see back page)                                                 love on the fringes. How to tie the knot
                                                                              Unavoidably, taking steps in this direction will have an impact on
computers and more make us constantly                                         the shul’s longstanding caretakers, Krystina and Czeslaw Kwak.         Saturday, March 13 @ 8:30 pm: Lost Islands                                                Tzitzit Tying 101 - a hands-on workshop
plugged in. Information is now easy to get,                                   Effective June 30, 2010, Czeslaw and Krystyna will be leaving                                                                                             Bring your own tallit (and tallit katan) your zayda’s tallit, your mother’s
much easier than a generation ago. How to                                                                                                                                         Lost Islands became Israel’s box office hit of        tallit, and you will learn how to check the tzitziyot, and then how
                                                                              Beth Jacob.
process that information hasn’t gotten any                                                                                                                                        2008, due in part to its deft depiction of an         to tie them yourself. You will be able to purchase new sets of wool
                                                                                     Obviously this has been a difficult decision given that
                                                                                                                                                                                  intimate family crisis set against the back-          tzitziyot at the workshop. Hand Made Tzitziyot @ $18 a set, or Machine
easier.                                              Rabbi Dan Selsberg       Czeslaw and Krystyna have served the shul with such dedication                                      drop of a national drama. For the Levi family,        Made Tzitziyot @ $10 a set. If you wish to purchase sets of tzitziyot it
      I’m fully a part of this culture. I love                                over the last decade. And in making this change, we do so with                                      their disillusionment is mirrored in the              is essential that you register and place your order by February 5th so
my gadgets and the ease of getting (and disseminating)                        the utmost appreciation, consideration and sensitivity.                                             national unease toward the war in Lebanon,            that we will have enough for everybody. Rabbi Dan Selsberg will start
information, and the pace of technology’s advances is hugely                         Our synagogue is a sacred trust, and we must not treat it                                    and soon the naive bliss of childhood seems           the session with a short introduction to the laws and lore of wearing
exciting. We can live longer and know more than ever before.                  lightly, nor risk its future. For this reason we have empowered a      generations past. As the family learns to navigate these choppy waters             and tying Tzitziyot.
But, again, how to process that information hasn’t gotten any
easier. And how to bring meaning to our years (or how to bring
                                                                              committee to conduct an extensive review of all of the options         through difficult compromise and newfound empathy, we are offered a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday, March 7, 2010
                                                                              with regard to maintenance, security, catering, and other matters      suggestion as to how the wildly complex difficulties of the Middle East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hilton Silberg: going green for Tikkun Olam
meaning to how those years are spent) is no easier.                           that will be affected by this transition. As an integral part of the   also might be eased, if not altogether resolved.
      The Jewish tradition is meant to help us deal with all of                                                                                                                                                                         The JNF’s Eco approach to repairing Israel and the World
                                                                              restructuring, the residence on Cottage Avenue will be sold and
this. I have to say, I don’t know how folks who don’t celebrate                                                                                                                                                                          Last Fall, as part of a mission of newly inaugurated JNF Ambassadors,
                                                                              the debt reduced accordingly.                                          Sunday, March 14 @ 1:00 pm: Brothers
Shabbat keep up. The rest from the onslaught of information is                                                                                                                                                                           the Silbergs visited Israel and learned how some of the revolutionary
                                                                                     Goodbyes are never easy, but we know that this decision                                                                                               Eco projects that have been developed for Israel are being shared
so sweet, so refreshing, that I couldn’t’ do without it. Even the             is in the best interest of the shul as we position ourselves for the                                Two Jewish brothers, whose choices and
                                                                                                                                                                                  values have driven them apart, meet again              with many other countries and how, in so-doing, Israeli scientists are
shorter daily bursts of quiet time for prayer and reflection are              future. Please join us in thanking the Kwaks for their many years                                                                                         helping to Repair the World. Hilton will describe Eco initiatives used for
ideal for making sense of the information we have. Torah study                                                                                                                    in Israel after many years of silence. Dan
                                                                              of dedicated service and wishing them well in the future.                                                                                                 stopping desertification of the Negev, that are also being used to halt
                                                                                                                                                                                  has been living on a secular kibbutz for 25
has always been a way that we’ve tried to learn about how to                                                                                                                                                                             the advance of deserts in Africa; how methods of saving and utilizing
                                                                                                                                                                                  years, working the land. His deeply religious
operate in the world.                                                         John & Wendy                                                                                        brother, Aaron, is a distinguished lawyer and          water supplies to their optimum, are shared with other arid countries
      I have to confess, I don’t always come up with answers to all                                                                                                               Torah scholar based in New York. He is invited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in the Middle East; and how unique methods used to increase growth
of life’s’ problems. (My son this morning asked “Why do people                A word from the Cantor                                                  to Jerusalem to defend a group of Yeshiva students who have refused
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rates and quality of fruit, vegetables and flowers, help to keep Israeli
and animals have to die?” as I was getting my coat on to leave                                                                                                                                                                                            farmers competitive in world markets.
                                                                                                                                                      military service in the IDF. Enter Shelly, the driven, fiercely secular pub-
the house; a good 10-second answer to that question from a                    I am thrilled to announce a number of exciting                          lic prosecutor determined to see justice done. The conflict between the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cover charge for breakfast: $5.00 For reservations & information call:
6-year-old still isn’t on the tip of my tongue.) But I do find better         programs I’m introducing to Beth Jacob.                                 two brothers and the legal struggle between prosecutor and defence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Maureen Price at 905-523-8067; Come for minyan at 9:00 am, stay for
ways to cope with problems, more time to feel human, more                                                                                             lawyer reflect a society torn between its religious and political princi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          breakfast and the talk at 10:00 am.
time to reflect and enjoy, more energy to live mindfully.                     GLEE                                                                    ples. This film opens a subtle yet essential debate on the question of
      We’ve long prized knowledge; we have never confused                                                                                             the separation of state and religion in Israel. Nuanced acting, a complex
                                                                              The first is a GLEE club – one for youth and one
information with wisdom. We live in an age where it would be                  for adults that I invite you and your children
                                                                                                                                                      story that shies away from stereotyping and an ambiguous conclusion
                                                                                                                                                      lend this film an air of profound authenticity at a time when Israelis are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Out of the Cold                                    by Cindy Richter
easy to make that mistake. Shul moves more slowly than the                    to be a part of. Come one, come all! Let’s sing                         increasingly struggling with what it means to be a Jewish state.
world outside. I know that. That’s by design. Treating people                 together! Songs to lift your spiri. Our youth    Cantor Eyal Bitton                                                                                      At a time when natural disasters far away should rightly prompt us to do-
as people rather than as consumers has that effect. The world                 Glee club begins on Saturday, February 6 from                                                                                                            nate money, here at home, OOTC is striving to justly meet the immediate
changes fast, and Jewish life changes, too, sometimes in difficult            10am to 12 noon. Our adult Glee club begins on Sunday, February                                                                                          needs of community members who are also in need of food and shelter.
ways. But what remains the same is the quest to help create                                                                                                                                                                            The opportunities to do this have enabled scores of Beth Jacob members
                                                                              7 from 11am -12pm. Glee Youth runs on the first Shabbat of every
the space we need to lead meaningful lives. I look forward to                                                                                                                                                                          to give another precious resource - their time. Besides the gift of time,
                                                                              month. Just drop in!
seeing you here as we make that journey together.                                                                                                                         USY PROgRAM                                                  the stunning influx of donations to the OOTC fund has translated to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       meals we provide and our guests’ other needs which we are constantly
                                                                              THEATRIX                                                                        February 21 Checkers Challenge                                           trying to anticipate. We are so rich in what we have, and even richer in
                                                                              Theatrix, our new Shabbat Youth Theatre begins on Saturday,                                                                                              what we give!
A word from your Co-Presidents
                                                                              February 20 from 10am-12noon. Discover the great stories and              For teens, age 13-17, meet at Shalom Village at 1 pm.                                Our collection of congregants’ donated toiletries were packaged
                                                                              heroes of our people by reliving it through the theatrical sketches.     Play board games with the residents of Shalom Village                           for Christmas presents by the students of our religious school and the
Dear Chevre,                                                                  Theatrix takes place on the third Shabbat of every month. Just                       A great mitzvah and lots of fun!                                    Shabbat Kiddush cooks baked and decorated cookies for our guests. The
      The process of change is often a mixed bag. On the one                  drop in!                                                                                Program ends at 2:30 pm.                                         students also provided hand-made greeting cards which brightened the
hand, there’s the sense of excitement that comes from anticipat-                                                                                                                                                                       tables of our “OOTC Hanukkah Dinner.” Matzo ball soup, brisket, latkes,

                                                                                                                                                                       YIDDISH, AnYOnE?
ing the fruits of many years of work and visioning for a better               SATURDAY MORNING FEVER                                                                                                                                   roasted vegetables and iced cupcakes with chocolate gelt were served
future. And, on the other hand, change is never easy and some-                                                                                                                                                                         by the light of the Hanukkiah! It is a night our guests look forward to
                                                                              Once a month, I will be presenting a special musically-themed
times what worked very well in the past is not the best option                                                                                            Beth Jacob is looking at starting a conversational Yiddish                   every year.
                                                                              Shabbat service. In December, it was the highly successful “Beatles
                                                                                                                                                       class. We have someone to lead the class and there has been                           Before our program began this November, it was decided that
for the future.                                                               Shabbat“. In January, it was “Sephardic Shabbat.” In February, it
                                                                                                                                                       a lot of interest shown. Please contact the synagogue office if                 our existence as a shelter was compromising the funding and ability to
      One of the goals our executive set for itself over the last             will be “Hollywood Shabbat“, where I’ll set the Shabbat service to
                                                                                                                                                                     you are interested so we can proceed.                             provide resources to the homeless that other larger shelters in our com-
year was to carefully analyze the shul’s operations and its costs.            great movie and TV theme songs, and In March, *Broadway Shab-                                                                                            munity have available. But homelessness is complex and many of our
In the process, we conducted extensive research on how other                  bat” will feature timeless hits from the Broadway stage.                                                                                                 homeless were still unsheltered. Justice and morality can not be subject
synagogues operate, with the goal of determining how we can
best serve our membership, while at the same time, be fiscally
                                                                                                                                                          HAMAnTASCHEn BAkERS WAnTED                                                   to pragmatic analysis. Pikuach nefesh, “saving of human life” is the princi-
                                                                              Come and check out one or more of these exciting programs. I’d                 Please join us on Sunday, February 14 at 10:-00 am                        ple in Jewish law that the saving of a human life is paramount. Therefore,
responsible.                                                                  love to see you there!                                                                                                                                   we have re-opened as a shelter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thank you for your support, both globally and here at home.

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17 SHEVAT - FEBRUARY 1         2 ADAR - FEBRUARY 16                    Ryfka Redner                             27 ADAR – MARCH 13
                                                                                                                                                Building Campaign                                         Karan by Victor & Diana Abraham; Mollie Gerofsky by
Rose Goldblatt                 Abraham Goldberg                        Shalom Redner                            Mother of Philip Rosenshein                                                                                                                          Philip Rosenblatt Memorial Fund
                                                                                                                                                In Memory Of: Gerald Gerson by Ira Kuchinsky,             Marcia & Bill Halpren. Mazal Tov to: Cindy & Lowell
Samuel Hershorn                Mother of Molly Beube                                                            Hyman Cohen                                                                                                                                          Condolences to: Reva Gelber by Mark & Cindy Cohen.
                                                                                                                                                Michael Kuchinsky. Mazal Tov to: Shirley Staples Hut-     Richter by Rabbi Dan & Krearen Selsberg, Ginny &
                               Sarah Hauptman                          14 ADAR - FEBRUARY 28                    Sister of Oscar Weitzman        ton by Gwenn & Michael Sherman; Michael & Gwen            Mitch Levine, Judy & Lorne Rochwerg, Irv & Nancy
18 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 2         Joseph Penn                             Rochel Vine                              Rose Kwitko                                                                                                                                          Dede Rosenthal Educational Endowment Fund
                                                                                                                                                Sherman by Shelley & Ira Greenspoon and Francine &        Bresinger, Norman & Debbie Grosman, Ron & Ellen
Timmi Fox                      Myrna Goldhar                           Paternal grandfather of Peter Smurlick   Bernard Wunder                                                                                                                                       Mazal Tov to: Michael & Gwenn Sherman by Dorothy
                                                                                                                                                Murray Gerson; Condolences to: The Gerofsky Family        Appleton, Al Pinkus; Cindy Richter by Maureen & Philip
                               Dr. Ted Siegel                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rosenthal.
Earl Oberman                                                           Abraham Latner                           Paula Dasch                     by the Schoenberg Family.                                 Price,; Lowell & Cindy Richter by Jocelyn Katz.
Saul Shaffer                   Dr. Max Nathan                                                                                                                                                             Thank You: Chief Brian Mullan by Lowell & Cindy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nathan and Dorothy Sherman Educational Fund
David Wolfe                    Morris Wright                           15 ADAR – MARCH1                         29 ADAR – MARCH 15              Prayer Book Fund                                          Richter; Bea Matchen by Dorothy Rosenthal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mazal Tov to: Micheal & Gwenn Sherman by Jerry &
                                                                       Molly Richter                            Morris Rostoker                 In Memory Of: Jeanette Tauber’s brother by Sandra                                                                    Elena Goldblatt.
                               3 ADAR - FEBRUARY 17                                                                                             Yanover & Saul Eisenberg; Milt Gerofsky by Sandra         Shabbat Mishpacha Fund
19 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 3                                                                                          Maternal grandmother of Helen                                                             In Memory Of: Rosalie Russell by Dan & Maddy Goliger.
Mildred Schreiber              Sarah Rosenberg                         16 ADAR – MARCH 2                        Minden & Ada Farkas             Yanover & Saul Eisenberg; Condolences to: The Or-                                                                    Matt & Fay Schmerling Educational Fund
                                                                                                                                                lander Family by Elaine & Cuppy Katz; Mariam Leitman      Condolences to: Harriet Orlander by Rabbi Dan & Karen
                               Norman Zaltz                            Mother of Bea Matchen                    Zelda Wiser                                                                               Selsberg; Reva Gelber by Rabbi Dan & Karen Selsberg;       Condolences to: Harriet Orlander & Family by Matt &
20 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 4                                                 Percy Cwitco                             Father of Andrew Orkin          by Cele & David Steinberg; Reva Gelber by Betty, Joy                                                                 Fay Schmerling; Donna Shapiro & Family by Fay & Matt
                                                                                                                                                & Jessica Einhorn; Anne Gooblar by Robert Till; Jerre     Donna Shapiro by Hana Schayer & Carl Cuneo; Carol
Grandmother of Albert Minden   4 ADAR - FEBRUARY 18                    Morris Gelber                            Sophie Steinberg                                                                          Bronner Velocci by Rabbi Dan & Karen Selsberg.             Schmerling. Mazal Tov to: Cindy Richter and Ahuva
                                                                                                                                                Kreiger by Cele & David Steinberg; Mazal Tov to: Irving
Lily Wolpert                   Markus Moskovitz                        Anthony Margo                                                                                                                      Mazal Tov to: Gwenn & Michael by Hanna Schayer &           Soifer, by Fay & Matt Schmerling.Yahrzeit Dona-
                                                                                                                                                Gold by Sandra Yanover & Saul Eisenberg; In honour                                                                   tion: Rebecca Rainvasser, AndyNoseworthy by Shirley
Nathan Sherman                 Julius Markus                                                                    1 NISAN – MARCH 16              of: Jonah Strub by Sandra Yanover & Saul Eisenberg;       Carl Cuneo.
Margaret Marcus                                                        17 ADAR – MARCH 3                        Elizabeth Kaplan                                                                                                                                     Noseworthy.
                                                                                                                                                Speedy Recovery to: Charlotte Price by Ron & Anne         Mollie Caplan Memorial Fund
                               5 ADAR - FEBRUARY 19                    Lillian Rosen                            Ida Levy                        Barrs; Yahrzeit Donation: Mendel Jegendorf by Bes-        In Memory Of: Dorothy Bain by Allen & Carol; Bain;         Esther and Al Shecter Fund
21 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 5         Harry Wiser                                                                                                      sie & Leonard Kaufman.
                               Trudy Adler                                                                                                                                                                                                                           In Memory Of: Esther Shecter by Aliza, Roy & Family.
Rubin Rapkowski                                                        18 ADAR – MARCH 4                        2 NISAN – MARCH 17                                                                        Abe (Nutch) Cohen Memorial Fund
Mother of Marcia Saperson      Mary Lynn Levine                        Frank Goldblatt                          Naiman Pulver                   Prayer Book Plate Fund                                    Yahrzeit Donation: Joe Oberman                             Hyman & Ettie Sobol Endowment Fund
                                                                       Shirley Schneider                                                        Mazal Tov to: Carole & Arnold Machtinger by Cele &                                                                   Condolences to: Reva Gelber by Dorothy Rosenthal,
22 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 6         6 ADAR - FEBRUARY 20                    Doris Gaffe                              4 NISAN – MARCH 19              David Steinberg.                                          Myrna Goldhar Memorial Fund                                Faye Karon & Family, Suzy& Sheldon Gurevitz, Marlene,
Murray Rossman                 Fanny Minster                           Selma Maclin                             Lena Shapiro                                                                              In Memory Of: Grandfather Lewis Rosenberg                  Neil, Elissa, Steven & Family, Danielle & Adam.
                               Samuel Ben Rosenshein                                                            Al Oberman                      Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund                                Condolences to: Peter Rosenblatt by Dr. Norman
23 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 7                                                 19 ADAR – MARCH 5                        Sarah Yanover                   Condolences to: Dena Honig by Tory Metzger.               Rosenblood.                                                The Beth Jacob Family extends our deepest
Esther Adelman                 7 ADAR - FEBRUARY 21                    Fay Adler                                Harry Silverstein               In Memory Of: Murray Pollock & Edward Levy by                                                                        condolences to:
                               Rea Sager                                                                                                        Jeanette Tauber.                                          Sol Frankel Fund
Louis Sher                                                             Mother of Shlomit Acciaroli                                                                                                                                                                   •	 Anne Gooblar and her family on the loss of their
                               Fred Metter                             Sarah Silverstein                        5 NISAN – MARCH 20                                                                        Condolences to: Sam Kudlats & Family, Mr. & Mrs.                beloved husband and father, Len Gooblar, z”l.
                                                                                                                                                House Fund                                                Fred Molson, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kudlats by Bert Frankel,     •	 Donna Shapiro on the loss of her father.
24 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 8                                                 Joseph Krakower                          Benjamin Yanover                In Memory Of: Cookie Rosenblatt by Anne & Len Goo-
Jennie Kritzer                 8 ADAR - FEBRUARY 22                                                             Morris Silver                                                                             Fern & Larry Szpirglas, Debra & Stephen Frankel; Anne      •	 Neil Morris, David, Sharon, Henry, and Daniel, on
                                                                                                                                                blar & Family. Condolences to: Reva Gelber by George      Gooblar & Family by Bert Frankel & Family; Jerri Krieger        the loss of their wife, mother and grandmother,
Sally Silver                   Nathan Latner                           20 ADAR – MARCH 6                                                        & Bunny Levinson; Sandy Morris by Mary-Louise &
                               John Silver                                                                                                                                                                & Family by Bert Frankel, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Frankel,           Lynda Morris, z”l
Sam Lax                                                                Mother of Bella Braun                    6 NISAN – MARCH 21              Dennis Beecroft; Mazal Tov to: Dina & Elliott Biro by     Fern & Larry Szpirglas. Mazal Tov to: Syd Kudlats by
Maurice Lebow                  Lily Wiser                                                                       Ralph Gerstein                                                                                                                                       •	 Carol Velocci on the loss of her mother,
                                                                                                                                                Norma Mishkel; Michael & Gwenn Sherman by Mary-           Bert Frankel & Family.                                          Lore Helen Bronner, z”l.
Molly Honig                    Dede Rosenthal                          21 ADAR – MARCH 7                                                        Louise & Dennis Beecroft.                                                                                            •	 Jeanette Tauber on the loss of her brother.
                                                                       Max Walters                              7 NISAN – MARCH 22                                                                        Myrna Goldhar Memorial Fund                                •	 Daniel Hershkovitz, on the passing of his mother.
25 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 9         9 ADAR - FEBRUARY 23                    Morris Fruitman                          Lillian Shekter                 Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund                               Yahrzeit Donation: Sylvia Rosenblood, Lewis Rosenberg      •	 David Walman, on the passing of his father.
David Miller                   Morris Yanover                          Lillian Goldblatt                                                        Mazal Tov to: Lowell Cindy Richter by Mitchell & Judy     & Harold Rosenberg by Dr. Norman Rosenblood.               •	 Murray Gerson, on the passing of his father.
Eva Zaitchik                   Esther Boom                             Elizabeth Majer                          8 NISAN – MARCH 23              Laver. Condolences to: David Walman & Family by The
Louis Kwitko                   Terry Wunder                            Zelda Rostoker                           Morris Stiglick                 Fuss Family. Refuah Shlema to: Ralph Orman by Judy        Sol Hoffman Fund                                           The Beth Jacob Family extends a hearty Mazel Tov to:
Judy Lieberman                 Sol Frankel                                                                                                      & Dennis Schwartz.                                        Condolences to: Carol Bronner Velocci by Freda Hoff-       •	 Dina and Elliot Biro on the birth of their son, Saul.
                                                                       22 ADAR – MARCH 8                        9 NISAN – MARCH 24                                                                        man; Neil Morris by Freda Hoffman.                         •	 Cindy Richter, Ahuva Soifer and Vicky Wylson
                               10 ADAR - FEBRUARY 24                                                                                            Cantor and Youth Choir Fund
27 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 11                                                Father of Raye Rosenberg                 Harry Levy                      In Memory Of: Murray Walman by Diane Sandler &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sher for being honoured as Na’amat Hamilton’s
Anna Poteck                    Grandfather of Ada Farkas & Helen       Mother of Solly Adler                    Abe Rosenberg                                                                             Sadie and Albert Livingston Scholarship Fund                    Women of Inspiration.
                                                                                                                                                Bill Nisker;Mazal Tov to: Libby Dwor by Dennis & Judy     Condolences to: Bernie Walman & Family by the              •	 Elissa Press & Benjamin Klein and their entire
Sophie Eber                    Minden                                  Jennie Schmerling                                                        Schwartz & Family;
                               Frances Toplin                                                                                                                                                             Livingston Family; Estelle Walman & Family by Sylvia            extended family on their daughter, Leah’s baby
Dolly Goldblatt                                                        Robin Abraham                            10 NISAN – MARCH 25
                               Ann Carr                                                                                                                                                                   Livingston & Family.                                            naming.
Ada Floren                                                             Sol Schmerling                           Max Rotman                      Israeli Soldiers Welfare Fund
                               Becky Palant                            Arthur Caplan                                                                                                                                                                                 •	 Mindy & John Webber, Jerry & Elena Goldblatt
                                                                                                                                                Condolences to: Henry Muller & Family by Ruth             Lynda Morris Memorial Fund                                      & Shirley Scholes on the baby naming of their
28 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 12                                                                                         13 NISAN – MARCH 28             Rosenblatt, Judy & Dennis Schwartz; The Kreiger Fam-      In Memory of: Lynda Morris by Dr. Richard & Sandra              daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter,
Father of Anne Gooblar         11 ADAR - FEBRUARY 25                   23 ADAR – MARCH 9                        Robbie Rochkin                  ily by Ruth Rosenblatt; Speedy Recovery: Les Wolfe by     Levy. Condolences to: Neil Morris & Family by Ada &             Jordyn Brooke Webber.
Mother of Elaine Miller        Joseph Minster                          Dave Levy                                                                Nonie & Henry Vine.                                       Elmer Farkas, Mark Cohen, Donna & Henry Vine, Dor-         •	 Benjy Katz and Jocelyn Katz and the entire family
Anne Gold                      Yetta Lewis                                                                      14 NISAN – MARCH 29                                                                       othy Rosenthal, Hanna Schayer & Carl Cuneo, Dennis &            on Jordanna’s bat mitzvah in Israel.
                               Cecil Feldman                           24 ADAR – MARCH 10                       Serena Moskovitz                Library Fund                                              Judy Schwartz, Raye Lebow, Gail & Leslie Wolfe, David      •	 Gwenn & Michael Sherman on the birth of a
29 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 13        Ralph Waldman                           Abe Halpren                              Joseph Cooper                   Condolences to: Harriet Orlander by Norma & Dr.           & Cele Steinberg, Sandra Yanover & Saul Eisenberg, Mr.          granddaughter.
Dr. Ben Finkelstein            Fred Rosenblood                                                                                                  Maurice Mishkel, Philip & Maureen Price; Reva Gelber      Michael & Dr.Joyce Lock, William Haartman, Michelle        •	 Eyal Bitton on being chosen as musical director of
                                                                       25 ADAR – MARCH 11                       15 NISAN – MARCH 30             by Maureen & Philip Price; Neil Morris & Family by        & Lorne Finkelstein, Norma & Dr. Maurice Mishkel,               Toronto’s Zimriya Choir festival.
                               12 ADAR - FEBRUARY 26                                                                                            Ahuva Soifer. Mazal Tov to: Jerry & Elena Goldblatt by    Jeanette Nathan, Marcia & Bill Halpren, Bernie & Ron-
30 SHEVAT – FEBRUARY 14                                                Fay Leon                                 David Rottman                                                                                                                                        •	 Syd Kudlats on the birth of twin great-grandchil-
                                                                                                                                                Maureen & Philip Price; Ahuva Soifer by Maureen &         nie Garshowitz, Sandra & Irwin Fuss.
Helen Levy                     Irving Rosen                            Dr. David Feldman                        Kenneth Livingston                                                                                                                                        dren.
                                                                                                                                                Philip Price; Gwenn & Michael Sherman by Maureen &
Larry Gains                    Myer Levitt                                                                                                      Philip Price.Yahrzeit Donation: Selma Metzger by Carol
                               Sam Mandel                              26 ADAR – MARCH 12                       16 NISAN – MARCH 31                                                                       George and Henrietta Pollock Endowment Fund                   Thank you to our Shabbat Mishpacha Volunteers
                                                                                                                                                Bronner Velocci.                                          In Memory Of: Jeanette Tauber’s brother by Lawrence                        & Beth Jacob Bakers:
1 ADAR - FEBRUARY 15           Charles Levinson                        Bernard Nathanson                        Belle Simon
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pollock; Wilfred Gerofsky by Lawrence Pollock.                     Miklos Lavics, Cindy Richter, Tzvia and
Harvey Schwartz                                                                                                 Jerry Friedman                  Out of the Cold Fund                                      Condolences to: Neil Morris & Family by Sasha &
                               13 ADAR - FEBRUARY 27                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Howie Lipton, Shlomit Acciaroli, Natalie Sobel,
Benjamin Mintz                                                                                                                                  In Memory Of: Ruth Goodman by Lowell, Cindy, Sari &       Tommy Weisz; Carol Bronner Velocci by Sasha & Tommy
                               Sari Vaisler                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maureen Price, Karen Selsberg, Maureen Price, Deb
                                                                                                                                                Samantha Richter, Murray Walman by friends from Out       Weisz;Yahrzeit Donation: Allen Swaye & Margaret             and Benjamin Avetissian,Yael Reznick DeMarco, Mary
                               Yitzchak Redner                                                                                                  of the Cold. Condolences to: Harriet Orlander, Leonid     Weisz.
                                                                   3                                                                                                                                                                4                                  Louise Beecroft, Rae Lebow, Shirley Staples Hutton,
                                            February 2010                                                                                                                                       March & April 2010
     Sunday                 Monday                      Tuesday          Wednesday               Thursday                 Friday               Saturday                  Sunday                 Monday                    Tuesday             Wednesday                Thursday                 Friday              Saturday
                             Shvat 17, 5770         Shvat 18, 5770       Shvat 19, 5770          Shvat 20, 5770        Shvat 21, 5770        Shvat 22, 5770                                      Adar 15, 5770            Adar 16, 5770        Adar 17, 5770           Adar 18, 5770         Adar 19, 5770        Adar 20, 5770
                                                                                                                                          Parashat Yitro                                         Shushan Purim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Parashat Ki Tisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Shabbat Parah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Baby Group 10:00 am                           Shabbat Mishpacha
                      Shacharit   7:45am                             Baby Group 10:00 am    Shacharit   7:45am      Shabbat              Shabbat                                          Shacharit    7:45am       Ma’ariv    6:00pm                             Shacharit   7:45am                           Shabbat Mishpacha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ma’ariv    6:00pm                             Kabbalat Shabbat
                      Ma’ariv     6:00pm      Ma’ariv      6:00pm    Ma’ariv    6:00pm      Ma’ariv     6:00pm      Mishpacha            Mishpacha                                        Ma’ariv      6:00pm                                                     Ma’ariv     6:00pm                           Siddur Discussion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Melton     7:00 pm                                        5:00pm
                                                                     Melton     7:00 pm                             Kabbalat Shabbat     Siddur Discussion                                                                                                                               Candles     5:53pm                9:00am
                                                                                                                                5:00pm               9:00am                                                                                                                                                    Shacharit 9:15am
                                                                                                                    Candles     5:15pm   Shacharit 9:15am                                                                                                                                                      Mincha      6:10pm
                                                                                                                                         Mincha      5:35pm                                                                                                                                                    Havdalah 6:55pm
                                                                                                                                         Havdalah 6:18pm
                                                                                                                                                                        Adar 21, 5770          Adar 22, 5770             Adar 23, 5770         Adar 24, 5770           Adar 25, 5770         Adar 26, 5770         Adar 27, 5770
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Parashat Vayakhel-
     Shvat 23, 5770        Shvat 24, 5770           Shvat 25, 5770       Shvat 26, 5770          Shvat 27, 5770        Shvat 28, 5770         Shvat 29, 5770                                                                                                                                                   Pekudei
                                                                                                                                         Parashat Mishpatim        Shacharit 9:00 am       Shacharit   7:45am       Ma’ariv    6:00pm      Baby Group 10:00 am    Shacharit   7:45am     Kabbalat Shabbat      Siddur Discussion
                                                                                                                                         Shabbat Shekalim          Walking with Life       Ma’ariv     6:00pm                              Ma’ariv    6:00pm      Ma’ariv     6:00pm                 6:00pm                  9:00am
                                                                                                                                                                               10:00am                                                     Melton     7:00 pm                            Candles     6:01pm    Shacharit 9:15am
                                                                                                                                                                   Ma’ariv     6:00pm                                                      Board Meeting 8:00pm                                                Mincha        6:00pm
Shacharit 9:00 am     Shacharit   7:45am      Ma’ariv      6:00pm    Baby Group 10:00 am    Shacharit   7:45am     Kabbalat Shabbat       Siddur Discussion                                                                                                                                                    Havdalah 7:04pm
Walking with Life     Ma’ariv     6:00pm                             Ma’ariv    6:00pm      Ma’ariv     6:00pm                 6:00pm                 9:00am                                                                                                                                                   Israeli Film & Art
            10:00am                                                  Melton     7:00 pm                            Candles     5:25pm     Shacharit 9:15am                                                                                                                                                     Festival      7:30pm
Ma’ariv     6:00pm                                                   Board Meeting 8:00pm                                                 Mincha      5:45pm
                                                                                                                                          Havdalah 6:27pm              Adar 28, 5770          Adar 29, 5770              Nisan 1, 5770         Nisan 2, 5770           Nisan 3, 5770          Nisan 4, 5770        Nisan 5, 5770
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rosh Hodesh                                                                           Parashat Vayikra

                                                                                                                                                                   Shacharit 9:00am       Shacharit    7:30am        Ma’ariv    6:00pm     Baby Group 10:00 am    Shacharit   7:45am     Kabbalat Shabbat      Shacharit   9:00am
    Shvat 30, 5770        Adar 1, 5770             Adar 2, 5770           Adar 3, 5770           Adar 4, 5770           Adar 5, 5770          Adar 6, 5770         Ma’ariv       6:00pm   Ma’ariv      6:00pm                              Ma’ariv    6:00pm      Ma’ariv     6:00 pm                6:00pm    Mincha      7:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                   Israeli Film & Art                                                      Melton     7:00 pm                            Candles     7:10pm    Havdalah    8:12pm
Rosh Hodesh Adar      Rosh Hodesh Adar                                                                                                    Parashat Terumah         Festival      1:00pm

Shacharit 9:00am      Shacharit   7:30am       Ma’ariv      6:00pm   Baby Group 10:00 am    Shacharit   7:45am     Kabbalat Shabbat      Shacharit    9:00am
Soul, Body & Mind     Ma’ariv     6:00pm                             Ma’ariv    6:00pm      Ma’ariv     6:00 pm                6:00pm    Mincha       5:55pm
            10:00am                                                  Melton     7:00 pm                            Candles     5:34pm    Havdalah     6:37pm            Nisan 6, 5770           Nisan 7, 5770             Nisan 8, 5770         Nisan 9, 5770           Nisan 10, 5770        Nisan 11, 5770        Nisan 12, 5770
Ma’ariv     6:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Parashat Tzav
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Shabbat HaGadol
                                                                                                                                                                   Shacharit 9:00 am      Shacharit    7:45am        Ma’ariv     6:00pm    Baby Group 10:00 am    Shacharit   7:45am     Kabbalat Shabbat      Siddur Discussion
                                                                                                                                                                   Walking with Life      Ma’ariv      6:00pm                              Ma’ariv    6:00pm      Mincha       6:00pm                6:00pm                9:00am
                                                                                                                                                                               10:00am                                                     Melton     7:00 pm                            Candles     7:18pm    Shacharit 9:15 am
    Adar 7, 5770            Adar 8, 5770            Adar 9, 5770           Adar 10, 5770          Adar 11, 5770         Adar 12, 5770          Adar 13, 5770       Ma’ariv     6:00pm                                                                             Ma’ariv     7:00pm                           Mincha      7:40pm
                                                                                                  Ta’anit Esther                         Parashat Tezaveh                                                                                                                                                      Havdalah 8:21pm
                                                                                                                                         Shabbat Zachor
Shacharit 9:00 am     Shacharit   7:45am       Ma’ariv      6:00pm   Baby Group 10:00 am    Shacharit   7:30am     Kabbalat Shabbat      Erev Purim
Walking with Life     Ma’ariv     6:00pm                             Ma’ariv    6:00pm      Mincha       6:00pm                6:00pm                                    Nisan 13, 5770          Nisan 14, 5770           Nisan 15, 5770         Nisan 16, 5770      Nisan 17, 5770         Nisan 18, 5770       Nisan 19, 5770
            10:00am                                                  Melton     7:00 pm                            Candles     5:44pm    Siddur Discussion                                       Erev Pesach              Pesach I               Pesach II           Pesach III             Pesach IV            Pesach V
Ma’ariv     6:00pm                                                                          Ma’ariv     7:00pm                                       9:00am                                      1st Seder
                                                                                                                                         Shacharit 9:15 am                                       Ta’anit Bechorot                                                                                              Shacharit 9:00am
                                                                                                                                         Mincha      6:00pm        Shacharit    9:00am    Shacharit 7:15am           Shacharit 9:00am       Shacharit 9:00am      Shacharit 7:30am       Shacharit 7:30am      Mincha/Ma’ariv
                                                                                                                                         Megila reading, shpiel,   Ma’ariv      6:00pm     followed by siyyum and    Mincha       2:00pm    Mincha/Ma’ariv        Mincha/Ma’ariv         Kabbalat Shabbat      7:45pm
                                                                                                                                         food & fun                                       breakfast                  Candle lighting                  8:15pm                6:00pm                   6:00pm    Havdalah 8:25pm
                                                                                                                                                     6:30pm                               Mincha       2:00pm                     8:20pm
                                                                                                                                                                                          Candle Lighting
      Adar 14, 5770                                                                                                                                                                                    7:22pm
                                                                                                                                                                       Nisan 20, 5770         Nisan 21, 5770           Nisan 22, 5770
                                                                                                                                                                       Pesach V1              Pesach V11               Pesach VIII
Megila Reading &
Shacharit 9:00am                                                                                                                                                   Shacharit 9:00am        Shacharit 9:00am          Shacharit 9:00am
Ma’ariv    6:00pm                                                                                                                                                  Mincha/Ma’ariv          Mincha/Ma’ariv            YIZKOR    10:30 am
                                                                                                                                                                             6:00pm                  7:50pm          Mincha/Ma’ariv

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                       You are invited to attend Beth Jacob Synagogue’s

   Israeli Art Show & Film Festival

            Saturday & Sunday, March 13 & 14, 2010
                   featuring original art from Israel and the films

       Lost Islands                          and
     Israel’s box office hit of 2008                   winner of the Audience Choice Award
   Saturday, March 13 at 8:30 pm;                         Sunday, March 14 at 1:00 pm
         Reception at 7:30 pm                                 followed by discussion

     Ticket price of $25.00 includes a lottery ticket for an original
                   Israeli art-work valued at $600.00.
To order your tickets call 905.522.1351 or email omail
     For sponsorship opportunities please call the shul office at 905-522-1351.

          Beth Jacob Synagogue
          375 Aberdeen Avenue
          Hamilton. ON L8P 2R7

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