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Weekly Bulletin
November 15, 2014 | 22 Cheshvan 5775
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Chaye Sarah
Hertz Chumash
Torah Reading pp. 80-89
Haftarah pp. 90-92
Etz Hayim Chumash
Torah Reading pp. 127-141
Haftarah pp. 143-145
~ The Congregational Kiddush will be held in the Arback Hall
following services and is sponsored by ~
Pearl & Gidon Grundland in honour of their new grandson Amitai Zvi, son of
Batya & Mark Rottmann, brother to Mattan and Ben
and by
Stephen & Beth Werger in honour of daughter Jennifer being called to the Bar in Maryland
Mazel Tov to our Board and Executive on today’s Installation Ceremony
Yasher Koach to all.
60th Anniversary Launch!
THIS Monday, November 17th @ 7:30 pm
The Sefer Haftarah Parasha
is dedicated in honour of
Jules Kronis Bar Mitzvah October 27th, 1956
at the Knesseth Israel Synagogue (Junction Shul)
Link to Rabbi Morrison’s article in
Mercaz-Canada Autumn Newsletter
Services for Week of November 15th
Sunday ................................. 7:30 & 8:30 am
Monday - Friday ................... 7:15 & 8:15 am
Sunday - Thursday ........................... 4:40 pm
Friday evening.................................. 4:40 pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting .................. 4:28 pm
Hashkama Minyan............................ 7:30 am
Shabbat Services ............................... 8:45 am
DON’T MISS IT!
Let’s Party like it’s 1955!
Dance to the music of the 50’s & 60’s
performed by Of Gentlemen and Cowards
led by Simon Edwards
Emcee Adam Foxman with Comedian
Brandon Sobel and his comedy troupe!
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We extend a Mazel Tov to Leah, daughter of Bari & Michael Horowitz
on the occasion of her Havdalah Bat Mitzvah.
Mazel Tov to grandparents Joan & Weldon Levine and Morton Horowitz.
At this time, we lovingly remember the late Marlene Horowitz l”z
~ We extend our condolences to~
Marla Borenstein and family on the loss of her father, Morris Kreidstein l”z
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The Shabbat Study Group
will resume December 13th
Shabbat Mincha — 4:25 pm
Shabbat Ends — 5:37 pm
ALLERGY ALERT!! Many of our members suffer from asthma or other breathing difficulties. Please be
considerate of those who are chemically sensitive to fragrances and other scented products - your
discretion in applying scented products when attending Shul is appreciated.
HALACHA (JEWISH LAW) prohibits the use of audible beepers, cell phones, electronic games and any
type of photographic equipment on Shabbat and Yom Tov.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation in preserving the sanctity of Shabbat.
Yasher Koach and thank you to our Shabbat Ushers!
WEEKLY PROGRAMMES
RABBINICS STUDY GROUP – Daf Ha’Shavua - The Weekly Page of Talmud.
For beginning or intermediate students, study the first Tractate of the Talmud
known as Masechet Berachot. “The primary focus of the tractate is the
myriad ways in which a Jewish person expresses his faith during his life.” 35
minutes prior to Mincha. Study group resumes December 13th.
SUNDAY
FREE HEBREW READING CLASSES - LEVELS I AND II WITH MICHAEL KINRYS:
Level I begins October 26 for 5 weeks. 9:15 - 11 am. Call to register. Level II
begins Feb. 22/2015 for 6 weeks.
THE LIBRARY ~10 am - 12 noon. Drop by and peruse our many fabulous
new titles! A Thread of Kindness by Leah Perl Shadlar; From Central Park to
Sini by Roy S. Neuberger.
The KADIMA CENTRE: 2-3:30 pm. For info on student registration, contact
Marcel Cohen at 416.633.3838 or [email protected] More info
available from www.beby.org. We are looking for adults to volunteer who
are compassionate, patient and positive.
TANACH STUDY GROUP - 7:30 pm, November 23, at the home of Shirley &
Avrom Gossack. 14 Overbrook Place. Studying Bereisheit, Chapter 20.
MONDAY
MAH JONGG AT 12:00 NOON. All welcome. Call the office 416-633-3838 to join.
Donation of a Toonie. Refreshments served. No games today.
No Class November 17th
RABBI’S STUDY CLASS: PROBING THE PARSHA: A detailed study of a particular
theme emanating from the weekly Torah portion. Each theme is linked to an
essay topic found in the new book, The Observant Life - The Wisdom of
Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews. The book is encouraged
but not required for participants. Boardroom. 7:15 - 8:15 pm.
FRUMBA & NIA! WOMEN’S CARDIO DANCE FITNESS
- Sponsored by Sisterhood.
7:30 pm. For more information on upcoming class schedules and pricing,
contact Bette at [email protected]
TUESDAY
SISTERHOOD STUDY GROUP - 10 - 11:30 am | Rabbis Morrison and Lipson
alternate weekly. Ask The Rabbi with Rabbi Morrison: Brief English
responsa to modern halakhic questions from the perspective of Conservative
Judaism. Topics will cover Bible, ethics, gender, interfaith, symbols, conversion,
kashrut, lifecycle, holy day cycle, women’s issues, theology, and more.
Rabbi Lipson’s Weekly Topic: Studying the Book of Shmuel (Samuel) and
the Book of Kings — Politics & Power in Biblical Israel.
WEDNESDAY
TALMUD CLASS WITH DR. AARON NUSSBAUM | 9:15 am. Chapel.
MAH JONGG AND RUMMIKUB HOSTED BY SISTERHOOD. Games begin at
12:30 to 3:30 pm. Donation of a Toonie. Refreshments served. Mah Jongg
Games and Rummikub games needed. If you have one to donate, contact
the office.
SISTERHOOD PRESENTS ISRAELI FOLK DANCING WITH SHOSHANA FRANK.
"EGINNERSPMs)NTERMEDIATE!DVANCEDPMPERCLASS)NFO
Call Shoshana Frank at 905.889.9419.
THURSDAY
NASH & DRASH 2014 - Nov 27, Tuesday December 16 (Chazzan’s Chanukah
Musical Special) January 22, February 19, March 26 (Pre-pesach Nash & Drash
WITHTHE#ANTOR!PRILAND-AYPP
THE MARTY KESHEN CHESED COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU!
If you would like to volunteer with home and hospital visits, Shiva
calls, etc. please call the office and leave a message for Rochelle Kerzner
Committee Chair or email [email protected]
SISTERHOOD KNIT/CROCHET AND CHAT GROUP. We invite you
to join our knitting and crochet group. Learn to crochet a kippah, or knit a
baby blanket. Knit a hat for the Soldiers! We provide the yarn, pattern and
coffee! Join us weekly, Mondays at 10 am. Speak to Miriam if you would
like to participate. We extend a BIG thank you to the Minyanairres - both
morning minyans for their very generous donations to the Chesed Knitters.
Please pick up a flyer or check our web site /facebook page for more information on our upcoming events.
SHABBAT
TISH & TORAH - Rabbi Lipson leads learning sessions for the Parashat
Hashavuah at 10:00 am in the Boardroom.
COMING
NOVEMBER EVENTS
60th Anniversary Launch
Monday November 17th
Speakers Series: Women’s Lives - Part II
Wednesday November 19th
Brunch/Lecture with Dr. Carol Greenwood
Sunday November 23rd
Reel & Spiel - Crossing Delancey
Wednesday November 26th
Girls Night Out
Thursday November 27th
Grey Cup Party
Sunday November 30th
SAVE THE DATES!
Speakers Series: Women’s Lives - Part III
Wednesday December 10th
Yehuda Rosenberg Tribute Dinner
Friday December 12th
The Miracle of Chanukah - Energy Savings
Monday December 15th
Pre-Chanukah Nash & Drash
Tuesday, December 16th
Annual Chanukah Party
Tuesday, December 16th
Shabbat Shira Concert
Thursday, January 29th
CHAZZAN’S CORNER
Davening Class - Chazzan Edwards offers an informal,
hands on practical class - Monday evenings following Mincha services.
No Class Nov.17th.
Pre-Chanukah Nash & Drash with Chazzan Edwards & Tara
Abrams, Cantorial Soloist. Tuesday, December 16th at 12 noon.
Shabbat Shira Concert with Chazzans Edwards & Alex Stein of
Adath Israel, Thursday January 29th at 7:30 pm
FYI: Please be aware that in the event of a medical emergency, our Security Personnel are
EVENTS
YOUTH & YOUNG FAMILIES
(Formerly Na’are Emet)
Junior Congregation
Shakin’ Up Shabbat!
THE BETH EMETH GREENING COMMITTEE
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This week’s Green Tips is about decreasing paper waste:
Our Jewish faith’s customs and traditions acknowledge that
trees are a valuable resource
Decrease the amount of paper used by using both sides of a
piece of paper; one side may become scrap paper
When replacing printers, buy printers that can print on both
sides
Only print e-mails and digital files if absolutely necessary
As much as possible, keep electronic copies rather than paper
Participate in tree planting activities
every Shabbat at 10 am with a fun activity
led by Elie Morrison and Samara Gottesman
or by our ShinShinim Omer Itzhak & Yotam Meizeles.
New program with lots of fun activities and games!
See you there!
Sam Kotzer Shabbat & Festival Gan Program
OPEN YEAR ROUND FOR NURSERY SERVICES.
10 am - 12 noon | BEBY Babies Room (lower level)
Structured weekly Shabbat programming
for children ages 1 through JK,
including Tefillot, songs, games, and healthy snacks.
Hilda Swirsky, RN, BScN, MEd, Chair,
[email protected] or Fay Rakoff, [email protected]
Café Shinshinim:
Contact [email protected] or call 416
633.3838 for MORE INFO or to RSVP to
any program.
Tuesday December 9th at 7 pm
Join Omer and Yotam for their lively
bi-weekly programs covering a range of
current topics. All about Chanukah!
YOUTH EVENTS
PJ PLUS is a parent (or grandparent!) and tot program for 1.5 -3
years old. This 9 week program runs Sunday mornings right here
at Beth Emeth! Your first class is FREE! 9:30 - 10:45 am in the BEBY
Babies Room.
PROGRAM INFO:
Women’s Lives Series: From Church to Cholent
with Michèle Sankar:
Michèle started her life as a religious Roman Catholic in small-town
Ontario, yet went on a journey which led her to become a Torahobservant Jew. She is a teacher in the GTA where she lives with her
husband and three children. Admission: $20.
Nutrition, Vitality & Your Brain
with Dr. Carol Greenwood
Sunday November 23rd at 11:30 am
Professor, Author and Senior Scientist with the Baycrest Foundation
Join us for a delicious brunch and a talk on the merits of good nutrition
and brain health. Dr. Greenwood’s work focuses on the relationship
between diet and brain function. $10 per person. Generously sponsored
by Laura & Harvey Schwartz.
Reel & Spiel presents Crossing Delancey (1988)
Wednesday November 26th at 7:30 pm
A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother’s
matchmaker. Director: Joan Micklin Silver. Starring Amy Irving, Peter
Riegert, Reizl Bozyk and Jeroen Krabbe. Introductory remarks by Bruria
Cooperman. Join us for popcorn, refreshments & dessert. Tessler
Lounge.$5 per person.
Grey Cup Party!
Sunday November 30th at 5:30 pm presented by Men’s
Club. Tessler Lounge. Watch the game on our 80” screen complete
with our new sound system! Tons of delicious game food! All welcome.
Members & family guests $30. NM $50. Join the Men’s Club! Only $18.
Includes membership in the FJMC and SAVE on all of our events.
RSVP by November 17th. Men & Women welcome!
To book a Youth Kiddush please send an email to [email protected]
Wednesday November 19th at 7:30 pm
YOUNG FAMILIES SHABBAT DINNER!
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6pm
Members Cost: Adults $12, kids $8 Family (2 adults, 2 kids) $36.
Non Members Cost: Adults $15, kids $10, Family (2 adults 2 kids)
$45. Event purchase in advance ONLY to the office by Thursday
November 20th.
GRADES 1-5: GLAZE CRAZE!
Sunday, November 23rd, 1pm. Join Beth Emeth Youth as we
have a fun afternoon painting ceramics! More details TBA.
BBYO PROGRAMS
BBYO (High School & Middle School) –
Thursday November 20th.
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Pre-Screening for
Hunger Awareness! Stay tuned for details!
BEBY’S ANNUAL CHANUKAH PARTY
Tuesday, December 16th at 6 pm
Entertainment! Great DJ and dancing with prizes! ******
Featuring****** * BOUNCE ENTERTAINMENT
* Delicious catered dinner! * Chanukah treats * Activities and
more! SPECIAL EVENT PRICING - IN ADVANCE BY DEC. 12TH:
Members: Kids 12 & under -$8 | Adults - $10
Non-Members: Kids 12 & under - $10 | Adults - $12
(Prices go up at the door - don’t delay - buy today)!
CPR trained. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to seek out their services.
CHAYE SARA
Taken from the Jewish Theological Seminary JTS - www.jtsa.edu
LARGE PRINT
SIDDURIM
available.
Ask an usher.
As much as Hayyei Sarah marks the beginning of the Isaac narrative, it is
First, it is Abraham and not Isaac who
really Rebecca’s story. When Eliezer sets out to find Isaac’s wife, he beinstructs Eliezer about the qualiROSEN JUDAICA
Marty Keshen
seeches God, “And let it be that the young woman to whom I say,
ties in a possible mate for Isaac.
Chesed Committee
Put down your vessel so that I may drink, and she says, Drink,
Second, as much as Isaac is
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and I will also give to your camels to drink, let her be the one
the inheritor of his father,
you have appointed for your servant Isaac” (Gen. 24:14). Alit is clear from the Torah
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establishment of conditions for finding the correct wife, escially alike. Where AbraNorton Lorne Grimson l”z
pecially without affirmation from God, Eliezer is not estabham sets out on epic
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lishing a set of arbitrary parameters.
“Drive For Dreidels”.
journeys, Isaac never
Please drop off all
Indeed, it is clear that this is not a haphazard test. As the
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medieval Italian commentator Seforno points out, although
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God speaks to Abraham
to the Synagogue
Eliezer gives Rebecca gifts before he knows her identity, he
to explain the divergent
(bin located by the
does not do so until she has finished watering the camels.
fates of his two sons, it is
Wednesday mornings
Wilmington Street entrance)
It is not until he knows that this mystery woman will not
Rebecca, not Isaac, who
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ask for anything in return that he can be sure that she is the
is told about the future of
or by appointment.
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one he has been seeking. To quote Seforno, Eliezer needs to
Jacob and Esau. While Abrato a less fortunate child at
know that hayu kol maaseha al tzad hahesed hagamor—all of her
ham is deeply involved in the
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actions were in the realm of complete hesed (loving-kindness). It
world, engaging in wars and
is the first step in finding the woman who will be able to inherit the
making pacts with kings, Isaac often seems more involved with othtradition of his master.
erworldly matters, meditating in the field and literally losing his ability
to see what is around him. And where the Rabbis traditionally associate Abraham
The parallels between Abraham and
with the value of hesed, Isaac is linked
Rebecca are clear. Just as Abraham is
to gevurah, the attribute of strength and
known primarily for his commitment
judgment. Therefore, to allow Isaac to
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to hesed, so too Eliezer’s first interacfully become himself, his wife must be
Moshe Gold will address the congregation.
tion with Rebecca is one of hesed gamor,
able to emulate his father’s character.
complete hesed. Just as Abraham rushes
He is the organizer for the shul’s Poland-Israel trip next
out to welcome the strangers who come
In Bereisheet Rabbah on Hayyei Sarah,
November under the auspices of Ramah-Israel.
to visit him in Genesis 18, Rebecca ofParashah 59, the Midrash tells us that at
He will talk about Jewish life in Poland –
fers Eliezer lodging in her father’s home.
the time that Abraham sent Eliezer to find
past,
present,
and
future.
Just as Abraham was asked to leave his
Rebecca, God sent two angels to help:
On December 6th, Rabbi Jennifer Gorman, Executive
homeland right away, without knowing
one to guide Eliezer in the right direction
where he was going, Eliezer asks Rebecca
Director of Mercaz-Canada will speak about the importance
and one to ensure that Rebecca would go
to accompany him right away. And just
out to meet him. This midrash serves to
of Conservative/Masorti Judaism in Israel and the significance
as Abraham goes forth without comment
emphasize the importance of the match
of Mercaz, the Conservative/Masorti Zionist organization.
or complaint when he hears God’s combetween Rebecca and Isaac, but also
mand, Rebecca says only one word—
to affirm the centrality of Rebecca as a
“elekh” (“I will go”)—before setting off
character unto herself. Far from being a
on her journey (Gen. 24:58).
simple tool in her husband’s pursuit of his fate, Rebecca too has a crucial role in
the unfolding of the history of the Jewish people. It is not any woman who could
In many ways, it makes sense that Rebecca would be so similar to Abraham.
have been Isaac’s wife. Both Abraham and Eliezer understand that beyond simply
coming from Abraham’s family, the right woman must have distinctive traits and
a strong personality of her own. Ultimately, Eliezer identifies Rebecca not because
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less but kind; a daughter, sister, wife and mother, but also an individual; inheritor
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of Abraham and institutor of her own vision—can teach us to look beyond our set
roles and expectations and instead see the people we really are and can become,
In honor of Meyer and Devorah, who share Parshat Chaya Sarah for
beneath the surface.
their B’nai Mitvot, two years apart.
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