Thursday, May 22, 2014

February 22, 2014 Shabbat Vayak'hel

Shabbat Vayak'hel
February 22, 2014 / 22 Adar I, 5774 

Torah: Exodus 37:10 - 38:20  (Etz P. 560)
Maftir: Exodus 38:18 - 20 (Etz P. 562)
Haftarah: I Kings 7:40 - 50 (Etz P. 574)

Ba'alei Tefillah: Rabbi Julia
Torah Readers: Jodi Lackman and Paul Horowitz
Haftarah Readers: Barry Frank 
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Julia Appel

 Parnassim: Naomi Lapin and Pearlann Goldenberg
Greeter: TBA
Shabbat, February 22, 10 am
Did you enjoy The Epichorus concert? Do you want to experience more of that feeling in synagogue? Start your day with Rabbi Julia in a special contemplative, musical Shabbat service, which will include chant, prayer, and quiet reflection. We will aim to lift our spirits together. Familiar prayers and tunes, as well as some new takes on the liturgy. Bring your voice and your sense of adventure. 
All are welcome.
This past week members of the Board were on the phones calling our congregants to ask for their support in joining them to contribute to this year's Annual Giving Campaign. If we missed you, please call the office to make your contribution - 514-486-9400. Our goal is 100% participation. 
The official closing of this year's campaign will be Purim, March 15th. Save the date and join us, in celebration. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming Purim festivities.

FILM SCREENING - Yiddish: a Tale of Survival
Tuesday, March 4th, 7pm  
Please join us for a screening of a documentary, by DE member Abigail Hirsch.
Abigail Hirsch and Rabbi Aigen will be leading a post-screening discussion on the relevance and future of Yiddish the language, and Yiddish the culture, to Jews and to the world. Dan Goldstein and friends will lead a Yiddish sing-a-long following the discussion.
This is a free event.

To Leslie Bousquet of Saskatoon, SK, daughter-in-law of Marilyn Takefman and Stanley Backman, for being long-listed  for the Canada Writes - 2014 Short Story Prize for her short story  "The Conservatory". 

To Ruth Eliesen and family on the loss of her mother, Anne Blair Mayberger z"l, and to Michael and Liane Eliesen on the loss of their grandmother. 
Zvi ben Taibel v'Yosef (Harry Fainsilber) 
Yehudit bat Shalom v'Frieda (Odette Chonchol)  
Eliahu ben Leah v'Yacov (Charley Levy)
Aaron ben David v'Esther (Henry Ades)
Myriam bat Tilka v Schoel
Yaakov ben Israel ve Zipora (Jonathan Silver) 
Giovana Pergolari Di Cori
*If someone needs an extra blessing for someone who is sick, please email with their hebrew name, parents hebrew name, their english name. If a member who is ill is in hospital, kindly give us the name of the hospital and room number as well.

Februrary 22-28, 2014/ 22-28 Adar I, 5774   
Ralph Abugov, father of Ian Abugov
Louis Mayers, father of Alexander Mayers
Fay Miller, mother of Shirley-Ann Lewis
* Frieda Wagner, mother of Nate Wagner
Max Kenigsberg, father of Judith Ellen Kenigsberg
Lewis Socolow, father of Barbara Rosenthal
Sigmund Zelkowitz, father of Phyllis Zelkowitz
Harry Edelberg, father of Edna Becker
Debbie Goldberg, sister of Don Goldberg
Bernard Sheber, father of Laurie Usheroff
Marion Karpfen, mother of Micha Karpfen
Moshe Ron, brother of Elana Tzipori-Levy
Lev Wladek Bayless, father of Shelly Bayless Fabian
Marcus Bloom, father of David Bloom
Howard Cooper, father of Lorne Cooper
Bebe Salmon, mother of Deborah Salmon
Berek Szynkarski, father of Esther Szynkarsky
Lewis Gelfand, father of Brahm Gelfand
* Sam Goldstein, father of Yoine Goldstein
Howard Aubie Issenman, son of Lois Tucker
Harry Liberman, father of Fran Avni
Israel Silver, father of Jonathan Silver
* Jacques Chonchol, father of Ernest Chonchol
* Peter Fineberg, father of Archie Fineberg
Seymour Gottlieb, father of Linda August
Catalina Lirisman Lecman, mother of Miguel Lecman
Nechemia Stock, father of Susan Stock 
*Names with an asterisk (*) indicate a memorial plaque in our sanctuary. We encourage you to add your late loved one's name to our memorial board for an everlasting tribute. To do so, please call the office 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.

Over 500 attended joint Federation CJA and CIJA town hall meeting. To read more click here. 

Sunday, March 2, 10:30 am 
You are invited to attend a conference on the life, work, and legacy of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan.  The conference will be held on the Georgetown University main campus in Washington on Sunday, March 2 and Monday, March 3, 2014.  You are also invited to attend a trans-denominational Shabbaton immediately preceding the conference (Friday evening, February 28 and Saturday, March 1) at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD.
The conference is free of charge and open to the public.  Rsvp's are requested and may be made at  For more information about the conference or the Shabbaton, please visit or contact Eric Caplan ( or 514-398-6544).
The full conference will be simultaneously webcast and viewable here  starting at 10:30 am on March 2nd. It will also be viewable on after the conference. 


If you could ask your mother one question about her life, what would it be?
What is the most important thing a mother can pass on to her daughter?

Why Not Theatre is making a show about Montreal's Jewish women, and is looking for daughters, between the ages of 22 and 32, and their mothers (or mothers and their daughters) who are interested in creating and performing in it.
They are hoping to talk to people across the city about their experiences of being a woman and being Jewish, about their family traditions and how those feature in their lives, and about their most outrageous family stories. These stories will then be woven into a performance starring the mothers and daughters themselves.
No performance experience required. We're looking for real people and real stories!

If you're interested in finding out more about the project, and how to participate, please contact Poppy Keeling:
The project will be created in association with Complicite and A Bit Off the Top

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. 

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