Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shabbat Vayilekh / Shuva
September 22, 2012 / 6 Tishrei 5773
Sydney Shapiro Memorial Kiddush
Guest Speaker: Amin Meleika
Parnassim: Roger Antebi and Maurice Krystal

Torah: Deuteronomy 31:1-27 (Etz P.1173)
Maftir: Deuteronomy 31:28-30 (Etz P. 1178)
Haftarah for Shabbat Shuvah: Hosea 14:2-10;  Micah 7:18-20;
Joel 2:15-27 (Etz P.1234)

Torah Reading: Joelle Dayan, Neil Caplan
Haftarah Reading: Barry Frank

Candle Lighting: 6:35 PM
Reconstructionist minhag encourages the custom of lighting candles together whenever we sit down for dinner with our family and friends.
Havdalah: 7:41 PM
Or any time after 3 stars appear

"G'mar Hatimah Tovah" - "May You Be Sealed for a Good Year"
  *The offices will be closed for the holidays at 2pm on Tuesday and will reopen on Thursday.

Kol Nidre
September 25, 2012 / 9 Tishrei 5773
Services: 6:15 PM
Candle Lighting: 6:27 PM   
Yom Kippur
September 26, 2012 / 10 Tishrei 5773
Silent Meditation: 9:30 AM
Services: 10:00 AM
Children's Program: 10:30 AM
Yizkor 12:00 PM (approx.)
Speaker: Dr. Gerald Wiviott: 3:00 PM
Minhah: 4:30 PM
Ne'ilah: 6:00 PM
Fast ends: 7:33 PM  

Date: Saturday, Sept. 22
Speaker: Amin Meleika
Topic: Egypt and the Middle East in 2012 - a Diplomat's View. 
Join us in gaining another perspective on the changing reality of Israel's neighbours, as seen by Amin Meleika, the Consul General of the Arab Republic of Egypt for Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces
Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, 3:00 PM
Speaker:  Dr. Gerald Wiviott
Hedging your Bets on Yom Kippur: Psychological Insights into successful Teshuva
Dr. Wiviott will be giving practical insights on the process of change during these days of repentence. He will be talking about what motivates change, what makes it so difficult, how do we set helpful goals for ourselves and do we have control over our destiny.

Make the celebration of Sukkot joyous and meaningful with the traditional 4 kinds of harvest fruits from Israel.
Call the office asap to place your order.

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

Reserve now for a wonderful dinner to honour our Hatan Torah - Mark Berner and our Kallat Bereishit - Anna Gonshor. 
Tickets are $36 each and a children's program is offered. 
Call the office for reservations 514-486-9400.

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

Read the wonderful article about our very own Rabbi Ron and Dorshei Emet :"Rabbi fosters religious-humanist approach to Judaism" in The Senior Times.
Written by: Irwin Block

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


Jason Knecht and Flannery Brown on the birth of their son Russel Aaron Knecht, and to David Brown and Terry Ades on the birth of their grandson.

Abigail Hirsch on the birth of her great nephew in Zichron Yaakov, Israel, son of Yair and Ilana.

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

Myra Rabinovitch-Sirota on the loss of her beloved husband, Laizer Sirota z"l

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); Mordechai ben Esther v'Shabbatei (Angelo Di Cori); Devorah bat Mordechai (Grace Di Cori); Aron ben Esther v'Shabbatai (A. Di Cori)

September 22-28, 2012 /6-12 Tishrei, 5773
*Beatrice Dattner Brasloff , 1st wife of Reuben Brasloff 
Meyer Horowitz , father of Paul Horowitz 
Jack Pekar , brother of Joseph Pekar 
Joseph Stark , father of Rozie Pekar 
Rae Levine Wintrobe , mother of Hedy Edelstein 
Anthony Amor , 1st husband of Kay Wolofsky 
Jonathan Ballon , brother of Joy Meyer 
Celia Weber , mother of Judith Farovitch 
Saul Freed , husband of Dora Gesser 
*Celia Dorothy Keesal , mother of Norman Keesal 
Celine Stober , mother of Sol Stober 
Harry Kuzmarov , father of Irwin Kuzmarov 
Lazar Chackowicz , father of Nissen Chackowicz 
Michael Flicker , father of David Flicker 
*Harold Jacob Rosen , husband of Joyce Rosen 
Solomon Shara , father of Leonard Shar

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.

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