Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Weekly announcement-Shabbat July 20, 2013


Va'ethanan
July 20, 2013 / 13 Av, 5773
Candle Lighting: 8:18 PM
Havdalah: 9:25 PM

Torah: Deuteronomy 4:41-5:30 (Etz P.1014)
Maftir: Deuteronomy 7:9-11 (Etz P.1031)
Haftorah: Isaiah 40:1-10 (Etz P.1033)

D'var Torah: Liliana Trodler
Ba'alat Tefillah: Beth Blackmore

Torah Reading: Cantor Heather Batchelor, Laura Yaros
Haftorah Reading: Lois Lieff

Parnassim: Mark Bassel and Warren Litwin
Greeter: Terrye Perlman

UPCOMING EVENTS

MEMBER NEWS
REFUAH SHLAIMA
Zvi ben Taibel v'Yosef (Harry Fainsilber) 
Yehudit bat Shalom v'Frieda (Odette Chonchol)  
Yasmin bat Galila (Jasmin Peleg)
Eliahu ben Leah v'Yacov (Charley Levy)
Faivel ben Esther v'Shmuel (Paul Ostroff)
Yisrael ben Esther v'Shmuel (Stan Tucker)
Aaron ben David v'Esther (Henry Ades)
Mattityahu ben Fraida (Matthew Selling)
*if someone needs an extra blessing for someone who is sick, please email   
barbi@dorshei-emet.org with their hebrew name, parents hebrew name, their english name. Please give me their hospital and room number if they are a member.

YAHRTZEITEN FOR THIS WEEK
July 20-26, 2013 / 13-19 Av, 5773
Paul Heyman, father of Marsha Heyman
Grace Cohen Rapkin, mother of Elaine Goldstein
*Zelig Yoffe, father of Moe Yoffe
Mellor Aaron, brother of Miriam Roland
Leonie Finzi Chonchol, mother of Ernest Chonchol
Evelyne Dabby, mother of Victor Dabby  
DeeDee Smilovitch, wife of Ernest Smilovitch, mother of Mark Smilovitch   
Arthur Neville Gilmour, father of Suzanne Herscovitch
Ben Miller, father of Bernadine Harrar
Enriqueta Miller, mother of Saul Ciecha
Maria Pizante, mother of Isaac Carlos Cohen
Mordechai Tauben, father of Irwin Tauben
Katherine Brown Yanover, mother of Judith Elman
*Sarah Mandel, grandmother of Nadene Solomon
David Winston, father of Milton Winston
Leonard Druckman, Second husband of Lila Wolfe-Druckman, stepfather of Audrey Berner
*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.

SYNAGOGUE NEWS
HIGH HOLIDAY CHOIR SEEKS ADDITIONAL MEMBERS!
Come and sing with us on Kol Nidre evening, Friday September 13th. Sheet music, mp3s to practice with, and camaraderie provided. Rehearsals Tuesdays, starting August 13th, at 7:30 pm at the shul. For more information, please contact Bev Akerman 514-482-6625 or beverly.akerman@sympatico.ca. That feeling you get giving back to the community? PRICELESS!

CHILDREN'S JEWISH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Are you looking for an after school Jewish enrichment program for your children for the fall?
Calling all Dorshei families! We are exploring facilitating children's classes in Jewish customs, history, and Hebrew language. We would like to know how many families might be interested before we move forward. Please contact Rabbi Julia if you are interested or if you know someone who might be, members and nonmembers alike. rabbi.julia.appel@gmail.com

SHABBAT MORNING GREETERS
To volunteer to be a greeter, please contact Andrei Kelner andrei.kelner@gmail.com or Robyn Bennett, robyn@dorshei-emet.org (514) 486-9400.  Students are also welcome. 

SYNAGOGUE SKILLS MINI WORKSHOP SERIES WITH CANTOR HEATHER 
Saturdays following Kiddush through July 27th

LAST CALL FOR JRF POCKET DIARIES
Be sure to stay up to date with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation's 5774 pocket diary at $13.00 each. Deadline July 25th.
Please call or email Barbi in the office to reserve your copy: 514-486-9400 or barbi@dorshei-emet.org

CALLING TORAH AND HAFTARAH CHANTERS OF ALL AGES!
How about redoing your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Torah/Haftarah portions, or any other ones?What about celebrating or commemorating a particular occasion /event /person in a meaningful way?  We especially welcome first timers and repeaters. Ours is a participatory shul and we need your participation.
Please contact: Doreen Saibil: Torah chanters: (514) 488-6219 email:  dmsaibil@hotmail.com
Pearlann Goldenberg: Haftarah chanters: (514) 486-2012 pearlann.g@gmail.com
Shul office: Barbi (514) 486-9400 email: barbi@dorshei-emet.org

ABOUT TOWN

COMEDY NIGHT FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF ATARA
Help Atara get Dolphin Therapy
Comedy night fundraiser at the Comedy Nest.
Saturday, July 20 at 8pm 2313 St. Catherine St. West (the Old Forum)
For a night of good laughs for a good cause.
For more information, or for tickets
https://www.facebook.com/AtaraDolphinAid or www.ataradolphinaid.wordpress.com
etencer2@sympatico.ca 514 603 4446 for tickets
 
FEDERATION CJA'S LAC-MEGANTIC RELIEF FUND
We are all horrified about the tragic loss of lives and devastation stemming from recent train train derailment in Lac-M├ęgantic. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the families affected. In the tradition of Tikun Olam, Federation CJA has established a Humanitarian Relief Fund to provide immediate aid where it is needed the most. 
One hundred percent of all proceeds collected by Federation CJA for this fund will be directed to relief efforts on the ground through the Red Cross and other appropriate channels. To contribute to Federation CJA's Lac-M├ęgantic Disaster Relief Fund, please visit: federationcja.org/lacmegantic or call 514 345-2600. 

1001 POTS
Friday, July 12-Sunday August 11, 2013
Dorshei Emet Member Sheila Caplan is among the 100 exhibitors of this incredible world of ceramics 25th anniversary show. Open daily 10 AM- 6 PM. Info at http://www.1001pots.com .
  
CALL FOR VERNISSAGE ARTISTS
The Shaare Zedek Men's Club is pleased to announce that for the upcoming 2013 - 2014 programming season, they will be hosting several Vernissages. If you are interested in displaying your works of art,  please send photographs to Ronald Karpman at mensclubszc@gmail.com .  The photographs will be reviewed by a selection committee.  All efforts will be made to promote as many candidates as possible."
  
MONTREAL B'NAI BRITH  CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
August 8, 2013 at Islesmere Golf Club
B'nai Brith's Charity Golf Tournament raises funds to purchase food for food baskets and other programs, including over 102,000 mini breakfasts for school children, over 4,000 breads a year & kosher food for food banks, through the association with Generations Foundation, MADA, & Sun Youth.
For more information please visit  www.bnaibrithfoodbaskets.com

SUMMER WALKING TOUR OF BARON DE HIRSCH CEMETERY
The Baron de Hirsch Cemetery on de la Savane will be offering its third summer walking tour of its grounds on Sunday August 18th.  In case of rain the tour date will be August 25th.  There is no charge for this tour.

The cemetery is over one hundred years old.  The first known burial was in 1904.  It is the final resting place of individuals whose life stories were important for Montreal and many who had international stories. For more details click here, or see the flyer in the synagogue lobby.

KLEZKANADA celebrates their Chai anniversary year: 
AUGUST 19-25, 2013
Featuring an all-star faculty; world-class concerts; films and lectures on Jewish history, literature, language, and culture; workshops for instrumentalists, singers, dancers, and visual artists of all levels;children's and teen programs that set the standard for learning and creativity.  For more information and to register, go to www.klezkanada.org.


MORNING MINYAN
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 yahrzeit, 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 irv.perlman@gmail.com.


NEWS ABOUT ISRAEL
 NEWS FROM THE RECONSTRUCTIONIST RABBINICAL ASSOCIATION.
On June 27th, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association joined T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in a press release to urge Members of Knesset to reconsider the Bill on the Arrangement of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev: 

"This legislation, which seeks to resolve longstanding land disputes between Bedouin Israelis and the state, will likely lead to the expulsion of 30,000 to 40,000 Bedouin Israelis from their homes and to the demolition of more than two dozen villages. Knesset members approved the first reading of the bill with a vote of 43 for and 40 against on June 24 following a contentious floor debate. The bill will now be sent to Committee to be prepared for the second and final readings which could occur before the closing of the Knesset session at the end of July 2013. Bedouin community leaders and their supporters have been outspoken in rejecting the plan as discriminatory, failing to recognize historical Bedouin land rights, and threatening their traditional clan structures and agrarian ways of life."

According to Rabbi Jason Klein, President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, "Israel's own Declaration of Independence proclaimed that the State of Israel was founded on principles of 'freedom, justice and peace as envisioned by the prophets of the Jewish people.' The opening chapter of the Torah affirms the fundamental importance of equality as all of humanity is created in the Divine image."


We are currently looking for people to participate in a committee that would monitor and share news from Israel that may be of particular interest to our congregation. For more information please contact Rosana Caplan through the shul office.



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