Friday, December 7, 2012

Weekly Announcements for December 8, 2012

December 8, 2012 / 24 Kislev, 5773
Bentsh Rosh Hodesh -Tevet : (Friday , December 14)
Erev Hanukkah : (Saturday, December 8)
Mini Series- Argentinean Jewry featuring guest speaker Sharon Bitensky
Parnassim: Maurice Krystal and Eyal Faitelis

Torah: Genesis 38:1-39:6 (Etz P. 233)
Maftir: Genesis 40:20-23 (Etz P.244)
Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8 (Etz P.247)

Torah Reading: Joelle Dayan, Chava Dienar
Haftarah Reading: Tova Stolovitsky

This  week's Kiddush is co-sponsored by Joyce and Jeremy Becker in memory of
Joyce's late mother, Zelda Dubrovsky Feldman, z"l.

Candle Lighting: 3:53 PM
Reconstructionist minhag encourages the custom of lighting candles together whenever we sit down for dinner with our family and friends.
Havdalah: 5:01 PM
Or any time after 3 stars appear


Thank you to the Pre B'nei Mitzvah participants and their families as well as all of the volunteers who helped to assemble and deliver over 200 Hanukkah food baskets this year. A special thank you to the event organizers Agneta Hollander, Paula Merovitz and Allan Ptack. 

SHABBAT MINI-SERIES 5773 - December 8 at 10:00 am
The theme of 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 diversity and commonality of the contemporary Jewish Experience. First session, December 8, is a conversation about Argentinian Jewry with Sharon Bitensky, Senior Planning Officer, Federation CJA; former Assistant Director of the Community Rebuilding Department of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Latin American and the Caribbean. Sharon immigrated to Montreal from Argentina in 2005.

December 9 from 2-4:30 pm 
Recipe demonstration with "Recipe to Riches" contestant Chantal Bekhor! Live world music with Yoni Kaston and friends! Games, singalong, candle-lighting, and Hanukkah treats! Suggested donation of $3/person, $10/family. Submit your recipes & or stories to Laura Guershanik at . 

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 and is interested in our unique program, please contact Robyn Bennett, Executive Director (514) 486-9400.
Hanukkah Potluck
What: Dorshei Emet Millennial Hanukkah
When: Saturday December 15. Havdalah followed by candle lighting at 7 pm.
Where: 4967 Kent Ave
What to bring: Yourself, friends, latkes or desert (like sufganiot) or anything else you feel like contributing.
RSVPs to Benji at  are appreciated (but please feel free to come even if you did not get the chance to RSVP).
ADULT EDUCATION UPDATE: Re-Engaging with the State of Israel
We will be restarting the class April 8, 2013 for five sessions. The first class will recap the major themes of the fall session. The events of the last few weeks dramatically illustrate how relevant and important the issues the class addresses are to our community. Have a warm, comfortable, safe winter and thank you again for supporting our Adult Education program.


Peter and Sheryl Ann Lewis on the loss of their dear sister and sister-in-law, Lorraine Lewis z"l.
Eliezer ben Yisrael v'Sara (Ernie Goldstein);
Zvi ben Taibel v'Yosef (Harry Fainsilber); 
Rachmiel ben Miriam v'Isacc (Ralph Schwartz);
Yehudit bat Shalom v'Frieda (Odette Chonchol)  
Zlate bat Fishel v'Miriam (Charlotte Wertheimer)
Yasmin bat Galila (Jasmin Peleg)
Esther bat Anya (Esther Frank)
Moshe ben Pia v'Shlomo (Murray Perelman)
December 8-14, 2012 / 25 Kislev-1 Tevet, 5773 
Lottie Alper , mother of Bryna Shatenstein
Meir Ifergan , husband of Jacqueline Ifergan, father of Ariel Ifergan
Mary Adie , mother of Charlotte Adie Wertheimer
Bella Binik , mother of Irv Binik
Beatrice Spiegel Bluestone , mother of Miriam Ferstman
Lucy Blitt , mother of Rita Tenenbaum
Bram Spiegel , son of Betty Spiegel
Zelda Dubrovsky Feldman , mother of Joyce Becker
David Sigall , father of Judy Gradinger
Sally Goldberg , sister of Don Goldberg
Yaffa Melamed Binder , mother of Sarah Binder
*Zachary Rill , father of Saretta Levitan
Evelyn Rosenthal , mother of Jack Rosenthal
Brenda Baron , mother of Murray Baron
Irwin Schnaiberg , brother of Laddie Schnaiberg
Ernest Brown , father of David Brown
*Hane Liese Nador , mother of Steven Nador   
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 7:30 am, followed by breakfast. Monday is a traditional davening 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 ambiance among friends. 
Contact Irv Perlman at 514 -733 -1874 or
Abigail Hirsch at  


PARTS + LABOUR _DANCE - presented by
7 pm at the Piscine Theatre, Pavillon de danse, 840 rue Cherrier ( Metro Sherbrooke)
A Montreal based dance company co-founded by choreographers Emily Gualtieri and Dorshei Emet member David Albert Toth. Thursday December 6-Friday December 7, 7:00pm. Free. For more information

Sunday, December 16, in commemoration of Human Rights Day, Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights (Montreal) presents a concert featuring world-renown pianist Matt Herskowitz, and our very own Deborah Kraus (mezzo-soprano) and Peter Margo (tenor), performing the work of two of America's great composers and lyricists.  Tickets $20.  Reservations and information: or 514-744-3995.  3:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:00) at L'Ermitage, 3510 Côte-des-Neiges .

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