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Shabbat Shalom
ouka ,ca
October 25, 2014
1 Heshvan, 5775
Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue
Affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Mazal Tov to our Bar Mitzvah, Jared Zacks!
Rosh Hodesh Heshvan
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The Haftarah for Shabbat “Rosh Hodesh”
has been dedicated by
the Weis Family
In loving memory of our parents,
Harry & Tzipora Weis.
The Illumination for Shabbat “Rosh Hodesh”
has been dedicated by
Simon Daniel
on the occasion of my Bar Mitzvah celebration
in loving memory of my Grandfather,
Simon Fischer after whom I am named
The Haftarah for Parashat “No’ach”
is dedicated by
The Loomer Family
in loving memory of
Cyril and Lorraine Loomer.
Parashah: 41 Maftir: 930 Haftarah: 1220
This issue of the Shabbat Shalom is sponsored in honour of
Harry Kraft on his 85th birthday
by his loving family.
This issue of the Shabbat Shalom is sponsored by
Ann & Sol Samson
in memory of Rebecca Samson.
This issue of the Shabbat Shalom is sponsored by
Corinne Berman and Jeffrey Zacks, Hayley and Joshua
in honour of Jared Zacks’ Bar Mitzvah.
Members are asked to refrain from
wearing fragrances in the synagogue
Service Times
Friday .....................................
Friday Candle Lighting..............
Shabbat Mincha.......................
Shabbat ends...........................
Sunday -Thursday ...................
6:00 PM
6:03 PM
6:00 PM
7:02 PM
6:00 PM
Shabbat................................... 9:00 AM
Sunday .................................... 8:30 AM
Monday- Friday ..............7:00 & 8:00 AM
55 Yeomans Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 3J7 | Phone: 416.633.5500
Fax: 416.633.1740 |
Kiddush Sponsor
Barry & Lynn Cutler & family
Mark & Pearl Gryfe and
Sheldon & Arlene Mendlowitz
Jeffrey Zacks & Corinne Berman
Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Sisterhood
fashion show
new and exciting boutiques!
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Boutiques at noon
Show at 2 PM
Silent Auction
$60 and up
Double Chai
At the door
To get your tickets:
Noreen Kasman (905) 881-2164 or email [email protected] or
Lisa Levine (416) 787 8887 or email [email protected]
For reserved tables, you need 10 prepaid patronesses.
Deadline for prepaying Patronesses is October 20.
We need volunteers for the evening before and day of.
Don’t wait for your patroness call, buy your tickets today!
We are always looking for sponsors (flowers, our staging, food).
All paid patronesses before the event and any sponsorships are fully tax deductible.
Please join us on
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10 AM
as our Brotherhood honors our resident Jewish veterans with a
Shabbat Service. Services will take place at the Sunnybrook Hospital
Jewish Chapel and a Kiddush will follow the service.
Parking will be validated.
Club Chaverut
Sunday, October 26th at 1:30 PM
Sisterhood Hall
Ken Weber - Humorist, Historian & Lecturer Presents:
“The back- story of many popular products”
Members: $7.00
Non-members: $10.00
Sunday November 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Sisterhood Hall
Members: $7.00 on-members: $10.00
RSVP to Rose Haspel at 905 764 8141 by November 10, 2014.
****This list includes sponsors from September
27th to October 31st.
Bess Lome Agulnik
Roy Babbin
Fanny Baker
Abraham Ballington
Hirsch Bornstein
Yetta Bornstein
Simon Bronstein
Muriel Brosgold
Joseph Chinsky
Barry Cohen
Chaya Cohen
Myron Cooper
Abraham Dilman
Irwin Duviner
Morris Feldman
Hyman Forman
Lillian Freedman
Harry Gan
Israel Gelbard
Clara Gladstone
Irving Goodman
Wolf Gordon
Masha Haniford
Ethel Rivka Helfgott
Peter Joseph
Hannah Katz
Chaya Klaiman
David Klaiman
Eliezer Klaiman
Joseph Klaiman
Manish Klaiman
Rivka Klaiman
David Kleinberg
Rose Ladowsky
Tommy Lando
Louis Langer
Morris Levine
Saul Levine
Ya h r z e i t s c om m e m o r at e d t h i s w e e k :
Upcoming Events
Seudah Shlishiyt Sponsors
Gitta Ganz
Joey & Shelli Pollock
Harvey Bitterman
William Shelson
Norman Shelson
Barry Reinblatt and Charlotte Reinblatt
Enhanced Breakfast Sponsors
Elaine Bisgould and Paul & Fran Levine
Helen Drutz
Rabbi Scheim
Harvey Taub
Miriam and Marla Orbach
Sharon Paskowitz and Sari Steingold
Allen Weinberg
Breakfast Sponsors
Andy Risman
Ester Ratz
Zane Pruskin
Lionel & Betty Sharpe
Seymour Iseman
Jeff Cooper
Lightman Family
Regina Jutkowitz
Rose Stein
Lynda & Allen Weinberg
Marilyn & Norm Solomon and Faigie Ritchie
Jake & Sheila Kornblum
Delores Feldman
Harry Moses Lightman
Morris Lipshitz
Norman Loomer
Shaindel Luft
Zalman Luft
Pearl Marcus
Stephen Marmorek
Carrie Miller
Chaya Faiga Miller
Harry Modlinsky
Sadie Modlinsky
Chaya Nayman
Zvi Orbach
Bertha Ottman
Ada Pernica
Rebecca Samson
Abraham Schwartz
Elsie Schwartz
Rose Schwartz
Bessie Schweitzer
Marion Shapiro
Frank Sharpe
Benjamin Shelson
Helen Shiff
Joseph Shore
Sam Shulman
Solomon Shulman
Lillian Silver
Louis Tator
David Weinrib
Saul Weinrieb
Helen Winters
Leslie Wise
Anne Wolfe
Henry Yuffy
Helen Zimmerman
Adult Education
Holocaust Education Week
GUEST SPEAKER - Dr. Waitman W. Beorn
Thursday, November 6th at 7:30 at Beth David
Program Title: Ruthlessly and Mercilessly:
The German Army and the Holocaust
For far too many, the German Army has escaped criticism for
its role in the Nazi genocidal project. In this lecture, Dr. Waitman
Beorn will discuss the participation of the German Army in the
Holocaust in Belarus and Poland. He will focus on the behaviour
of individuals at the local level and lay bare the many ways in
which the German Army or Wehrmacht was complicit in both the
murder and the exploitation of Jews in Eastern Europe. Relying on
archival documents, judicial interrogations, oral history and survival
testimony, Dr. Beorn paints a disturbing picture of an organization
inextricably linked to the extermination of European Jewry.
Dr. Waltman Wade Beorn is the Louis and Frances Bluntkin
Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and assistant professor
of History at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
As the host venue, BDBIBA is pleased to share this evening
with the Holocaust Education Centre as part of the 34th annual
Holocaust Education Week.
Generously co-sponsored by the Ganz family, in memory of
Sam Ganz, beloved father, grandfather and Holocaust survivor. Sam
created a successful new life and left an important legacy in the
Toronto Jewish community.
Yiddish Literature with Rabbi Edward Goldfarb
MONDAYS: This course is comprised of
6 classes, led by Rabbi Edward Goldfarb, devoted to
the study of Yiddish literature and language.
Beginners are welcome. Classes will meet in
the Boardroom on: Nov. 3,10,17 10–11 AM
Members $10 Non-members $15 Open to all
Yiddish Literature - Self Study
MONDAYS: Boardroom, 10-11 AM
Open to all
Naomi Ragen
International best selling author, playwright and
Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
« Writing against terrorism : The Covenant »
Dessert Reception and book signing to follow
Register online at
$18 in advance (registration deadline Nov. 9) $25 at the door
A selection of her novels will be available for purchase at the event.
55 Yeomans Road, Toronto 416.633.5500
Our Women’s Study Group
Led by Rabbi Philip Scheim and
Ritual Director Michael Rubin
Topic for 5775:
“Genesis: The Beginning of
A year-long course (based
on the writings of Avivah
Zornberg) exploring the roles and traditions
of women in the Book of Genesis.
Classes meet twice monthly.
are available
for purchase in
1st & 3rd TUESDAYS: from 10:30 AM to
the office for
12:00 PM. Next class November 4th
Admission Free Open to all
S a t . N o v. 2 2 n d :
Following morning services.
Bernard Schimmer will lead a discussion
o f To l e d o t a n d t h e a c c o m p a n y i n g H a f t a r a h .
Advanced registration for luncheon required:
$10.00 by Tuesday Nov.18th.
Register online at or call BDBIBA
at 416-633-5500 or e-mail [email protected]
This week’s Tora h r e a di ng :
Parashah: 41
Maftir: 930
Haftarah: 1220
y the tenth generation after Adam, human evil has reached the ultimate depths. The moral pollution
is so great that the limits of divine tolerance have been breached. The world must be purged of its
corruption.The Flood is a cosmic catastrophe that is actually the undoing of creation.But God’s chastisement
and grace operate simultaneously, so that out of the disaster comes renewal. One righteous man, Noah,
together with his family and representative animals and birds are to be saved in order to regenerate the world.”
(Nahum Sarna)
Following the Flood, our reading describes Noah’s planting of a vineyard,his drinking of the wine he produced,
and his resulting drunkenness that leads to his humiliation in the presence of his son Ham. Canaan, Ham’s
son, is cursed by Noah for this breech of family etiquette. Why Ham himself is not punished is unstated in
the text. Some classical commentators have suggested that the text really should be understood as if it read:
“Cursed be [the father of] Canaan.” Nahum Sarna suggests that in the fuller version of events (our Torah
reading includes only the sketchiest of details) Canaan likely was implicated in his father’s misdeed. Our
Torah reading also includes a “table of nations,” a listing of the branching out of the descendants of Noah,
encompassing a geographic perspective “that stretches from the Caucasus in the north to Arabia in the south,
from the Iranian plateau in the east to the island of Crete and perhaps beyond in the west - all from the
perspective of one centered in Canaan, the future Land of Israel.” (Sarna)
A logical consequence of this spreading out of the nations is the diversification of language. Thus, our reading
concludes with the story of the Tower of Babel, explaining the evolution of different human languages and the
resulting breakdown in international communication as a consequence of the sinful attempt to build a tower
reaching the heavens, a goal whose arrogance, if nothing else, brings down the wrath of God.
Rabbi Philip Scheim with appreciation to Nahum Sarna, JPS Torah Commentary, Genesis.
Looking for an exciting and engaging Jewish
Beth David Hebrew School
ü Small classes, maximum 10 students
ü Personal attention based on the individual level
ü Hebrew language skills and Judaic content
ü Dynamic and experienced teachers
ü Unique component offered by young Israeli emissaries
When: Mondays: 5:00 – 7:30 PM – **Dinner included!**
Classes Start: October 6th 2014
Grade 3 through Grade 7
Where: Beth David Synagogue - 55 Yeomans Road, Toronto
For more information:
Call: (416) 633-5500 ext. 23 Email: [email protected]
Dear Members,
When calling the office for your various Synagogue activities and needs,
please note the extensions listed below for our office staff.
This will help make your office experience more efficient.
Cari Kozierok Bahar (ext. 22)
Robyn Zajac-Cooper (ext. 35)
Jeev Logan (ext. 27), Kisanth Sathi (ext. 25)
Helene Jacobs (ext.28), Faye Major (ext. 0), Simmi Toby (ext. 24)
education for your kids?
Judaic Studies
for our Youth
Philip S. Scheim - Rabbi | Marshall Loomer - Cantor | Michael Rubin - Ritual Director
Cari Kozierok Bahar - Executive Director
David Bienstock - President
Andy Pascoe - Vice President, Finance and Administration
Madeleine Sarick -Vice President, Programming and Ritual
Steven Risenman - Vice President, House and Property
Karen Bernstein - Secretary
Jerry Paskowitz - Treasurer
Ettie Schimmer - Past President
Steven Risenman - Brotherhood President
Lisa Levine - Sisterhood President
Chairman of the Board - Barry Levine