Shabbat Shalom ouka ,ca trhu

Shabbat Shalom
ouka ,ca
November 8, 2014
15 Heshvan, 5775
Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue
Affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Mazal Tov to our Bar Mitzvah, Coby Goldberg!
VaYeira
Parashah: 99
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Haftarah: 124
Service Times
Friday
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ervice Times
Friday Candle Lighting..............
Shabbat Mincha.......................
Shabbat ends...........................
Sunday -Thursday ...................
This issue of the Shabbat Shalom is sponsored by
Sheldon & Eta Reinsilber
in honour of their grandson
Coby Goldberg
becoming Bar Mitzvah.
Members are asked to refrain from
wearing fragrances in the synagogue
4:45 PM
4:44 PM
4:30 PM
5:43 PM
5:00 PM
Mornings:
Shabbat................................... 9:00 AM
Sunday .................................... 8:30 AM
Monday- Friday ..............7:00 & 8:00 AM
PLEASE TURN OFF ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE IN THE SYNAGOGUE
55 Yeomans Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 3J7 | Phone: 416.633.5500
Fax: 416.633.1740 | www.bethdavid.com
Seudah Shlishiyt
Jackie & Brian Cohen
Kiddush Sponsors
Amy & Jay Goldberg
Breakfast Sponsors
Martin Baranek
Amy & Jay Goldberg
Joe Garber
Zena Wise
brotherhood
Upcoming Events
Please join us on
Saturday, November 15
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.
Sisterhood
New Sisterhood Members are invited
to join us on
Tuesday, November 11th
for a stimulating, fun filled evening of
"Brain Games"
with Peter Nowell
Club Chaverut
Members Free
Guests Welcome $5.00 Refreshments
Sunday November 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Sisterhood Hall
RITA, ALEX & FRIEND
Tanach Reading Opportunity Corner
This corner is for those who would like to read Torah or a
Haftarah in general, but also especially for anyone who might like
to mark the anniversary of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration or
Wedding Aufruf by reading from the same portion chanted on that
special occasion. You will find here a list of coming Shabbatot &
Festivals when there is no Simcha taking place at our Synagogue,
meaning the Haftarah and any Torah reading is open to our
members. If you are interested, please contact Michael Rubin
directly by email –[email protected] – and confirm your
chanting assignment!
Also, we would like to update our records of when your Bar/Bat
Mitzvah took place. Please email Michael Rubin with details –
Gregorian date and Parashah. We look forward to hearing you relive
the excitement of that special day, however many years ago!
Reading Openings:
Shabbat / Festival
Parashah
Haftarah Torah
Shabbat December 20
Shabbat December 27
Shabbat January 3
Shabbat January 10
Shabbat January 24
Shabbat January 31
Shabbat February 7
Shabbat February 14
Shabbat February 21
Shabbat February 28
Shabbat March 7
Shabbat March 28
Mikeitz – Hanukkah
VaYigash
VaYechi
Shemot
Bo
B'Shallach - Shirah
Yitro
Mishpatim - Shekalim
Terumah
Tetzaveh - Zachor
Ki Tissa
Tzav - haGadol
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Members: $7.00 Non-members: $10.00
RSVP to Rose Haspel at 905 764 8141 by
November 10, 2014.
Sam Abramson
Jacob Adler
Bessie Allen
Moshe Baranek
Yechezke’el Baranek
Sam Beckenstein
Isaac Berelovitch
Helen Brodie
Elias Cipin
Hania Cohen
Min Collins
Samuel Consky
Leah Cutler
Sarah Davis
Elaine Susan Dinardo
Janette Nettie Elias
Mary Feldman
Klara Fischer
Coleman Gertler
Sophie Goldenberg
Cecelia Goodman
Joseph Grafstein
Syd Green
Irene Bella Hershberg
David Louis Horenfeldt
Shelley Jackson
Evelyn Jacobs-Malcolm
Iser Kagan
Sarah Kitchener
Celia Klein
Rodney Kruger
Betty 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 :
Sisterhood Hall - 8:00 p.m.
Bernard Levinson
Esther Lockett
Joseph Lutrofsky
Louis Manilla
Morris Bernard Manilla
Sonny Mason
Sally Meirovich
Nathan Pivnick
Frances Prusan
Max Pushkoff
Isadore Reisman
Nissim Sampson
Solomon Edward Shack
Syndey Shapiro
Martin Shaw
Pearl Shoot
Abraham Skrobacky
Yitzchak Smith
Eva Spring
Phyllis Spring
Bernard Starr
Frances Steinberg
Jack Ugar
Zelda Waldman
Irving Walton
Clara Waxman
Leah Wise
Rose Zaretsky
Max Zeller
Brina Zukerman
Samuel Zukerman
youth/families
Adult Education
A gift opportunity has been established to
sponsor this exciting event by the Friends of
Beth David... Please contact the Synagogue office
to make a gift.
Join us this fall for an exciting learning series when
Dr. Aaron Nussbaum leads us in 3 sessions exploring the
legal, historic, midrashic-aggadic texts.
A fascinating opportunity to discuss the importance and
relevance of the texts today.
Dr. Nussbaum is a university lecturer and former director of
education at Robbins Hebrew Academy.
THURSDAY: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Nov 13th and Nov 20th, 2014
Admission is FREE & everyone is welcome.
We are looking for hosts for Teens from the USY Convention on
November 14th - 16th, please email [email protected]
if you are interested.
Our Women’s Study Group
Led by Rabbi Philip Scheim and
Ritual Director Michael Rubin
Topic for 5775:
“Genesis: The Beginning of
Desire”
A year-long course (based
on the writings of Avivah
Zornberg) exploring the roles and traditions
of women in the Book of Genesis.
Books
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 18th
$20
Admission Free Open to all
S H A B B AT S I D R A L U N C H E O N
S a t . N o v. 2 2 n d : Following morning services.
Bernard Schimmer will lead a discussion
of Toledot and the accompanying Haftarah.
Advanced registration for luncheon required: $10.00
by Tuesday Nov.18th.
Register online at www.bethdavid.com or call BDBIBA at
416-633-5500 or e-mail [email protected]
Yiddish Literature - Self Study
MONDAYS: Boardroom, 10-11 AM
Open to all
Shinshinim Programs for Adults
Weekly Media Class
Wednesdays from 8pm - 9pm
November 12, 19, 26
December 10
Come watch an Israeli TV series
followed by discussions in Hebrew.
All levels of Hebrew are welcome!
This week’s Tora h r e a di ng :
VaYeira
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braham, recuperating from his Brit Milah, his
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circumcision, invites the three “men,” three divine
messengers in for a meal. His pain not withstanding,
Abraham extends gracious hospitality, teaching all
future generations of Israel the mitzvah of hakhnasat
orhim, of welcoming guests into one’s home. The meal
Abraham serves presents commentators with a problem:
the menu consists of butter, milk and beef. Could it be
that Abraham did not follow the laws of Kashrut and
would serve milk and meat together? A historian would
suggest that it was close to 2000 years after Abraham’s
time (in the Rabbinic period), that the separation of
milk and meat as we know it was legislated. Classical
commentators, however, posit that, indeed, Abraham
did follow the laws of Kashrut, suggesting that Abraham
first served the dairy, and then the meat (there being no
mandatory waiting period after eating dairy). As well,
the words “he stood over them,” tell us, according to
Midrash, that Abraham served as mashgiash, ensuring
that his guests would not mix the meat with the dairy
foods. The messengers, meanwhile, have come to
reiterate the news that Sarah will bear a son, an event
that transpires later in our parashah.
Parashah: 99
Haftarah: 124
God reveals to Abraham His plan to investigate the
wickedness of the cities of S’dom and ‘Amorah. Should
they be as sinful as He suspects, He will destroy the
cities. Rashi suggests that God’s investigation is merely
an opportunity for the inhabitants to repent, for surely,
God knew the reality of the situation without having
to inspect the scene Himself. Rashi also interprets
that God’s investigation is intended to send a message
to earthly judges not to convict on hearsay evidence,
rather, investigate and be certain beyond all doubt.
Abraham negotiates with God for the sake of righteous
individuals who may be trapped in the cities; God agrees
to spare the cities if as few as ten righteous inhabitants
will be found.
Our portion concludes with the Akeidah, the command
to Abraham to offer his precious son Isaac as a sacrifice.
This ultimate test of Abraham’s faith coupled with God’s
refusal to permit the harming of Isaac, teaches that
human sacrifice is abhorrent to God, that life and not
death is the goal of faith.
Rabbi Philip S. Scheim
SHABBAT SHALOM
Please note that all submissions to the Shabbat Shalom must be received by the office
no later than 3 PM on Monday of that week.
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)
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
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