Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shabbat Ha’azinu
September 29, 2012 / 13 Tishrei 5773
Jonathan Smilovitch Bar Mitzvah
Parnassim: Doreen Saibil and Pearlanne Goldenberg

Torah: Deuteronomy 32:1-32:47 (Etz P.1185)
Maftir: Deuteronomy 32:48-52 (Etz P. 1194)
Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51 (Etz P.1196)

Torah Reading: Jonathan Smilovitch
Haftarah Reading: Jonathan Smilovitch

Sharon Brodie and Mark Smilovitch invite you to celebrate their son, Jonathan  becoming a bar mitzvah.

Candle Lighting: 6:21 PM
Reconstructionist minhag encourages the custom of lighting candles together whenever we sit down for dinner with our family and friends.
Havdalah: 7:27 PM
Or any time after 3 stars appear

October 1, 2012 / 15 Tishrei 5773
Services 10:00 AM

Torah: Deuteronomy 8:1-18; 10:12-22 (Etz P.1039)
Maftir: Leviticus 23:39-44 (Etz P. 729)
Haftarah: Zechariah 14:7-9; 16:21 (Etz P.1254)

Torah Reading: Chava Dienar
Haftarah Reading: TBA

Rabbi Ron and Carmela Aigen invite you to share in the celebration of Carmela’s birthday and Sukkot.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 30, 10:30 AM  
Meet our new Shabbat morning animator and youth coordinator Maya Amichai!
Bagels, cream cheese and beverages provide. 
Please RSVP with fruit, pastries, or pareve salad to share by Thurs. Sept. 27 
Karen Assyag at (514) 737-7413 or

Date:  Friday, October 5, 2012, 6:30-9:00 PM
Join us for a Celebration of Family & Am Israel through storytelling, potlucking and sharing.
RSVP with a potluck dish to share to Dafna Fenyes: 514-369-3458
 or Olga Gross: 514-488-8690

Date: Monday, October 8, 2012, 7:00 PM (after Hakkafot)
Reserve now for a wonderful dinner to honour our Hatan Torah:
Mark Berner and our Kallah Bereishit: Anna Gonshor
Tickets are $36 each and a children's program is offered. 
Call the office for reservations 514-486-9400.

Inspired by Rabbi Ron’s recent trip to Israel where he attended an intensive Yiddish program, we are excited to announce our first Fabregen (gathering) Saturday, October 6, following Kiddush.  The focus of this initiative is to enrich the experience of Yiddish culture for Yiddish speakers and “friends”, and is meant to help foster new insights into the creative impulse of Yiddish culture.The hour and a half will begin with a niggun or song or two, followed by a short text and a discussion in Yiddish or English, and close with a few songs related to the theme of the day.  The first session will relate to Sukkot. 
Future dates will be: December 1; February 2; April 6; and June 1.

In collaboration with the Shaare Zion, Congregation Dorshei Emet is bringing the acclaimed Shalom Hartman Institute's video lecture series,"iEngage Israel"to Montreal's Jewish Community

The iEngage curriculum elevates the conversation about Israel -- rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis.
Classes will be held on Mondays from 7:30-9:00pm beginning Oct 15th at Congregation Dorshei Emet, 18 Cleve Road, Hampstead.

Registration: $36 per semester (plus $20 for a comprehensive source guide)
For more info or to register please call 514-486- 9400 or email


Sandra and Herschel Mitchell on the engagement of their son David to Nancy Rotman, daughter of Gilda and Allan Rotman.

Naomi and Jeffrey Rother and Sarahon the loss of their beloved mother and mother-in-law and grandmother, Pearl Lapin z”l on Sunday, Sept. 3rd.

Simcha Tova bat Avraham Moshe v'Malkha(Sheryl Lewart); Leah bat Esther v'Shmuel; Sara Leah bat Tzila; Tova bat Eliyahu v'Hannah (Terry Weitzen);   Eliezer ben Yisrael v'Sara (Ernie Goldstein) ;  Zvi ben Taibel ve-Yosef (Harry Fainsilber);  Rachmiel ben Miriam v'Isacc (Ralph Schwartz);
Ruth bat Sara v'Yaacov (Helen Kraus); Issac ben Esther v'Shabbatei (Isaac Di Cori); Gila bat Esther v'Shabbatei (Graziella Di Cori); Giovanna Pergolari; Esther bat Yair (Esther Di Cori)

September 29-October 5, 2012 /13-19 Tishrei, 5773
Rona Ravitsky Goldstein, mother of  Mitchell Goldstein, 1st wife of Ernest Goldstein, mother of Patricia Goldstein
Sonia Tencer née Smolnik, mother of Naomi Tencer                                     
Dora Beitel, mother of Garry Beitel                               
Edward Fine, father of Debbie Fine                               
Harry Rosen, father of Shara Rosen                             
Joel Weinstein, brother of Donna Kuzmarov                                                         
Yentl Rubin Fishman, mother of Anna Gonshor               
Anna Friedman, mother of Brigitte Friedman                                      
Sigmund Goldsmith, father of Felice Heller                               
Ella Heller, mother of Ronald Heller                              
Jake Stober, father of Sol Stober                                 
Lavy M. Becker, father of Donnie Frank and Hillel Becker            
Leah Kraindels, mother of Edna Mendelson                              
David Shapiro, father of Ernestine Simon-Cohen                                  
I. Adrian Shulimson, father of Mitzi Becker
Irwin Miller, father of John Miller
Harry Mitchell, father of Herschel Mitchell
Mauricio Presser, father of Dr. Baldomero Presser
David Tinkoff, brother of Heather Prout
Goldie Adelman, mother of Seymour Adelman
*Aline Gubbay, mother of Sharon Gubbay
Sonny Leboff, mother of Ina Leboff Cohn
Gerald Long, husband of Freida Long
Abe Al Patnoi, father of Rita Schulman
*Anna Marks Rill, mother of Saretta Levitan
Ida Grossman Shapiro, mother of P. Eng Ernest Shapiro
Peppy Wasserman, mother of Norma Wasserman
Max Wolofsky, father of Merle Wolofsky
*William Koenig, father of Annie Koenig
As long as we live they too will live, for they are part of us as we remember them.

*Names with an asterisk (*) indicate a memorial plaque in our sanctuary. We encourage you to consider adding to our memorial board. To do so, please call Barbi at 514-486-9400.

If you would like an Aliyah for a yahrtzeit on a Shabbat morning, please identify yourself to a Parnass when you come into the sanctuary.  It is recommended that you arrive by 10:15 so as not to miss the opportunity. If you prefer to say Kaddish at the Monday or Wednesday Minyan closest to the actual Yahrtzeit, please contact Lois Lieff at

It is a traditional mitzvah to honour a Yahrtzeit or other important family occasion by making a Tzedakah donation. To donate to the synagogue or sponsor a Kiddush, please contact the Dorshei Emet office.

Minyan takes place every Monday and Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast. Monday is a traditional davenning and Torah reading. Wednesday is a Mindfulness Meditation minyan.

If you are saying Kaddish, observing a yahrtzeit, or marking a special occasion, please join us.  It is a wonderful way to start the week or the day in a warm and inspiring ambience among friends. 
Contact LOIS LIEFF at

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