Thursday, March 21, 2013

Weekly announcements for March 23, 2013

Tzav / Hagadol
March 23, 2013 / 12 Nisan 5773
Leah Benabou Bat Mitzvah
Parnassim: Warren Litwin and Doreen Saibil

Torah:Leviticus 7:11-38 (Etz P.617)
Maftir: Leviticus 8:33-36 (Etz P.624) 
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24 (Etz P.1296)

Torah Reading: Cantor Heather Batchelor
Haftarah Reading: Leah Benabou
This week's Kiddush is sponspred by Andrea Tremblay  
in honor of Leah becoming a Bat Mitzvah.
Candle Lighting: 6:52 PM
Havdalah: 8:01 PM

March 25, 2013 / 14 Nisan 5773
Candle Lighting: 6:56 PM
 Please note: The office will be closed on Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 27.


Join us for the Shabbat Morning Study group "The David Story: From Shepherd to Messiah" with Carmela Aigen.  

March 22 at 6:30 pm. Join us for a warm and inviting, casual Kabbalat Shabbat kid friendly service open to all.  Listen to our all-congregant Mishpaha Band, followed by a potluck dinner and hunt for hametz scavenger hunt for kids. For more or call to reserve at 514-487-9030.

RE-ENGAGE WITH ISRAEL with the acclaimed Shalom Hartman Institute's video lecture series,"iEngage Israel". The iEngage curriculum elevates the conversation about Israel -- rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis.
Next Session will star on Monday, April 8  from 7:30-9:00 pm and will run for 5 weeksat 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

On the heels of the Haggadah exhortation to "let all who are hungry come and eat," please help us make Dorshei Emet's next 'Empty Bowls' event, Sunday April 14th, 11 AM to 2 PM, another rousing success. So far, since 2001, we and our sister congregation at the Unitarian Church of Montreal have raised over $100,000 to help feed the hungry in and around Montreal. This year's beneficiaries are our own Hannukah Food Baskets project CafĂ© Santropol. 'Empty Bowls' arose in 1990 when a Michigan art teacher hit on a way to help students support a food drive: a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fund raising meal. Come one and all, and help us make this year's event the best one ever! Music, art, and camaraderie for one and all. Please contact Marsha Heyman at or 514 488-3270

To Rabbi Ron Aigen for receiving the Yedei Emunah Award for his devoted service to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.

To our member Shara Rosen, who created a non profit - Sante Mobile
and collected funds and delivered the supplies to a maternity clinic in the bush of Africa which otherwise would have no supplies at all. She will be returning from Africa this week with her mission accomplished.
To our member Ami Sands Brodoff on her new novel, Can You See Me? A powerful psychodrama portraying schizophrenia from the inside out.  A recommended book of The National Alliance For the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and a Pushcart Prize nominee.

To Sharon Miller and family on the loss of her beloved husband, Donald Braziller z"l.

To Steve and Charles Wertheimer and families on the loss of their beloved mother, Charlotte Adie Wertheimer z"l.

Zvi ben Taibel v'Yosef (Harry Fainsilber); 
Rachmiel ben Miriam v'Isacc (Ralph Schwartz);
Yehudit bat Shalom v'Frieda (Odette Chonchol)  
Yasmin bat Galila (Jasmin Peleg)
Moshe ben Pia v'Shlomo (Murray Perelman)
Eliahu ben Leah v'Yacov (Charley Levy)
Faivel ben Esther v'Shmuel (Paul Ostroff)
Chaim Zvi ben Gitel v'Avraham (David Pinto) 
Avraham ben Rea v'Berel (Larry Lazar)
Reuven ben Faige v'Avaham (Ron Sklar)
*if someone needs and extra blessing for someone who is sick, please email with their hebrew name, parents hebrew name, their english name. Please give me their hospital and room number if they are a member.

March 23-29, 2013 / 12-18 Nisan 5773
Esther Feinbrook Fine , mother of Vivian Silver
Jacob Goldman , father of Beryl Goldman
Ben Wieskopf , father of Sari Wieskopf
* Hans H. Marcuse , brother of Eva Baer
Mordechai Orzech , father of Hymie Orzech
Frieda Wolofsky , mother of Merle Wolofsky
Anne Cohen , mother of Phyllis Cohen
Charles Hundert , father of Gershon Hundert
* Samuel Fish , father of Aaron Fish
Anne Klein Gelfand , mother of Brahm Gelfand
Freda Lackman , mother of Phillip Lackman
Eva Liberman , mother of Fran Avni
Bernard Tannor , father of Shira Karpati
* Harriet Herzog Winer , mother of Laura and Lise Winer
* Reva Wolofsky Frankel , mother of Jack Wolofsky
Morris Oberman , father of Dora Gesser
Peter Corobow , husband of Selma Corobow
Abraham Ferstman , husband of Miriam Ferstman
Morris Lieblein , father of Leanore Lieblein
Catherine Neiger Pollak , mother of Michael Pollak
Percy Tessler , stepfather of Abbey Neidik
Herb Fitterman , father of Lisa Fitterman
Ben Sher , father of Julian Sher 
*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.
Members in good standing who wish to reserve cemetery plots in Congregation Dorshei Emet's section of Eternal Gardens Memorial Park should contact Robyn Bennett, Executive Director at 514-486-9400.

La Maison de la Culture Marie-Uguay invites you to a vernissage of the works of our member Pnina Cohen Gagnon. Wednesday, April 3 at 5 pm there will be a reception in her honour. For more info 514-872-2044 or

At Jewish camp, kids are free to have amazing adventures, try out new skills, and explore who they are and who they want to become, in a nurturing, fun-filled place. If your child is a first time camper, they might be eligible for a $1,000 grant!

WEXNER LECTURE SERIES 2013-Where Have All The Leaders Gone?
with Dr. Erica Brown-educator and author of   books including "spiritual boredom"  
Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00pm- Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem, 6519 Baily Road. or 514-345-2645 ext. 3375

ISGAP | The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy presents: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective.
Apr. 9 - Nora Gold 
Associate Scholar at the Centre for Women's Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto "'I Don't Know Why They Hate Us - I Don't Think We Did Anything Bad To Hurt Them': Jewish Girls (Aged 10-12) Reflect on Their Experiences of Antisemitism". 
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

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