Thursday, November 22, 2012

Weekly announcements for November 24-30, 2012

November 24, 2012 / 10 Kislev, 5773
Ben Chernin Bar Mitzvah
Parnassim: Pearlann Goldenberg, Doreen Saibil
Torah:Genesis 30:1-43 (Etz P.174)
Maftir: Genesis 32:1-3 (Etz P.187) 
Haftarah: Hosea 12:13-14:10 (Etz P.189)
Torah Reading: TBA
Haftarah Reading: Ben Chernin
Suzanne and Mark Chernin invite you to celebrate their son, 
Ben becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
Havdalah: 5:06 PM

Dear Friends,

It is now one week since Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud began in response to the heavy rocket attacks that have been launched by Hamas against Israel's civilian population over the last several months. It was by all accounts an intolerable situation. As President Peres said, "The State of Israel and the residents of the south are under attack....rockets were fired at Israel, civilians were killed and babies were injured. Children in the south are living under the threat of falling rockets, they are seized by fear. There is no nation that loves peace and hates bloodshed like Israel. Our enemies are not the people of Gaza, our enemies are not the Muslim people. Our enemies are the terrorists who operate without reason and without thought."

The President stressed that Israel's hand is outstretched for peace but that Israel will do whatever is necessary to protect her citizens, "The world is beginning to understand that we are operating with responsibility and we do not take human life lightly. I don't know any country that would show restraint for as long as Israel did during the attacks on the south."

Many of us have family and friends in Israel and have been calling constantly to check on their safety and well-being. Following today's bus-bombing in Tel Aviv, I spoke with my niece, Nadine, who is doing alright, but says that the constant sirens and running for shelter is stressful. As I said last week in shul, our hearts and minds are, as always, linked with our people, Am Yisrael, especially now at this time of war, and we stand united with them. As of this writing a cease-fire was announced to begin tonight at 9 PM. We pray this cease-fire will hold and bring a more lasting resolution, putting an end to the cycle of violence. May this latest battle be one that paves the way for a new path to peace.

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Ron Aigen


Once again this year, Dorshei Emet will be putting together Hanukkah Food Baskets for those in our community who are in need. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue this important initiative. In 2011, 200 baskets were distributed at a cost of $36 per basket. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Our synagogue members have created a delightful new program for infants and toddlers. The classes will be filled with Shabbat inspired music, stories and free play led by Cantor Heather Batchelor. Daddies, Mommies, Bubbies &  Zaidies are welcome. Fridays 10:00 -11:30am for 10 sessions, beginning November 23 $36 for members, $50 for non-members. Contact Jasmine Peleg to

Come one, come all to a  warm and inviting Kabbalat Shabbat experience. Be entertained by our all congregant "Mishpaha Band" and enjoy a potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share and hallah, candlesticks and Kiddush wine for your family.
November 30, 6:30pm. New member families are especially encouraged to attend, as we will have a get-to-know after dinner session with our new children's animators Maya Amichal and Lainie Schwartz.
Please RSVP to Cynthia Weinstein at or 514-487-9030
Zingen, Dertselyn Mayses, Trinken un Lakhn...on December 1, following Kiddush.
Raizel Candib will present the story by Lamed Shapiro, Der Kush-The Kiss. English translations of the story are provided.

Please join us on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30pm for our first Kehillah Conversation on the topic of Social Action, introduced and moderated by Laura Winer. The focus of our first community town-hall will be on what kinds of social action or social justice efforts we would like to see our Shul endorse.
This year's Mini-series is Emerging Patterns of World Jewry. The goal is to broaden and enhance our connection of Klal Yisrael by gaining an understanding of our diversity and commonality. 
December 8 - Argentinian Jewry Speaker: Sharon Bitensky

December 9-save the date!
Join us for a trip around the world as we celebrate Hanukkah! 

We are now accepting registration and booking for Bar-Bat Mitzvahs for 2014-2015. If you have a child. grandchild or a friend who is currently in Grade 5 ans is interested in our unique program, please contact Robyn Bennett, Executive Director (514)486-9400.

Visit the rabbi's home page for the Movember challenge. He's growing a MO for Men's Health!  

Yoine Goldstein- Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Simcha Tova bat Avraham Moshe v'Malkha(Sheryl Lewart);
Eliezer ben Yisrael v'Sara (Ernie Goldstein);
Zvi ben Taibel v'Yosef (Harry Fainsilber); 
Rachmiel ben Miriam v'Isacc (Ralph Schwartz);
Esther bat Yair (Esther Di Cori)
Tibel bat Hindi v'Mordechai (Terrye Perlman)
Shabetai ben Yaakov v'Leonie (Ernest Chonchol)
Yehudit bat Shalom v'Frieda (Odette Chonchol)  
Fran bat Tsvi v'Chana (Fran Avni)
Zlate bat Fishel v'Miriam (Charlotte Wertheimer)
Yasmin bat Galila (Jasmin Peleg)
Esther bat Anya (Esther Frank)

November 24-30, 2012 / 10-16 Kislev, 5773 
Celia Brender , Mother of Barbara Sherwin
Maurice Gold , father of Lois Tucker & Trudy Asch
Aviva Adelman , daughter of Seymour Adelman
Nathan Brender , father of Barbara Sherwin
Rebecca Sokol , mother of Victoria Schiffrin
Sasson Dabby , grandfather of Chantalle Kudsi-Zadeh
Elsie Schulman , mother of Joseph Schulman
Diana Futterman Yaros , grandmother of Laura Yaros
Devorah Bronstein , Mother of Muriel Fremeth
Julia Asch Haiblen , sister of David Asch
Rachel Winefield Rustin , mother of Tony Rustin
Abraham Binik , father of Irv Binik
Florence Berger , mother of Howard Berger
Arthur Caplin , father of William Caplin
*Rhoda Gorin , sister of Dorothy Stober
Teddy Adelman , brother of Seymour Adelman
Michal Kravitz , mother of Yaffa Meir Handel
*Mollie Bobrove , mother of Eunice Mayers
Yaakov Benegbi , father of Lea Benegbi
*Benjamin A. Levitan , husband of Saretta Levitan
Celia Klein Barnett , mother of Sharon Bishin
*Louis Tunick Lazar , son of Lawrence Lazar -brother of Barry Lazar
Itzik Amsalem, 24 years, 
Aharon Smadja, 46 years, 
Mira Scharf, 27 years.
All three were murdered last week in Kiryat Malakhi as a result of a direct hit on their building by a rocket from Gaza.  

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 Irv Perlman at 514 -733 -1874
Abigail Hirsch 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 7:30am, 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 Irv Perlman at 514 -733 -1874 or
Abigail Hirsch at 

ISGAP | The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy
ISGAP Events of the Week  - McGill University, Montreal - Tuesday, Nov. 27
Joël Kotek: Professor of Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Lecturer, SciencesPo (Paris) "Pragmatic Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism as Civic Religion: The Troubled Case of Belgium"
Lecture and Discussion 5:30 PM. Leacock Building, Rm. 738, McGill University, 855 rue Sherbrooke, Montreal, Quebec.

Prochaine soirée du dialogue judéo-chrétien: le 5 décembre 2012 à 19 heures 
L'OFFICE DU SHABBAT ET LA MESSE -Y a-t-il un parallèle entre ces deux offices ?
Présenté par LOUIS CHARBONNEAU ET BRUNO DEMERS. La rencontre aura lieu au Temple Emanu-El-Beth-Sholom - 4100, Sherbrooke ouest, (l'entrée se faisant par le 395,rue Elm). Autobus 24 ou Métro Atwater. Afin de permettre l'aménagement du petit sanctuaire , nous vous demandons de confirmer votre présence soit par courriel à soit par téléphone à Louis Charbonneau 514-484-7782

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