Thursday, May 29, 2014

Shabbat Naso May 31, 2014 / 2 Sivan, 5774 Weekly Announcements

Congregation Dorshei Emet

Shabbat Naso 
May 31, 2014 / 2 Sivan, 5774   
Bar Mitzvah of Arthur Soustiel

This week's Kiddush is sponsored by Laurent Soustiel in honor of his son, Arthur, becoming a Bar Mitzvah 

Torah: Numbers 7:18-86 (Etz P.807)
Maftir: Numbers 7:87-89 (Etz P.811)
Haftorah: Judges 13:2-25 (Etz Pp. 813; 815)

Torah Reader: Arthur Soustiel, Laurent Soustiel
Haftarah Reader: Arthur Soustiel

Parnassim: Doreen Saibil, Naomi Lapin 
Greeter: Elana Cooperberg

Please join us on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ruth Richler Memorial Lectures June 3 & 4:
This Shavuot, explore Torah and its many facets with Dorshei Emet and guest speakerRabbi  Andrea Weiss, Ph.D.
June 3, Erev Shavuot
"Seventy Faces of Torah: Who Wrote the Bible and Why it Matters"
Evening Services: 8:00 pm
Cheesecake, coffee and tea to follow at 10:00 pm

Please contact the office 514-486-9400 or if you would like to bake or buy a cheesecake for the reception.
On Shavuot we celebrate the giving of Torah on Mt. Sinai. But how did the Five Books of Moses as a literary document come about? The Torah is filled with parallel and often contradictory narratives and laws. How do we account for these discrepancies? What do they tell us about the nature of Torah and who put it together? More importantly, as contemporary Jews, what larger teaching can we draw from this understanding of Torah?

June 4, Shavuot Morning Services
"Hearing the Voice of  Sinai Today: Women Wrestling with Torah"
Services/Yizkor: 10:00 am
Using The Torah: A Women's Commentary as a guide, we will explore the biblical account of the divine revelation at Mt. Sinai. Our focus will be on Moses' command to "not go near a woman" in advance of this dramatic moment (Exodus 19:15).

Shavuot Friends and Family Services and Blintzes/Tiramisu Making
Wednesday, June 4, 10am-12:30pm
We begin our celebration of Shavuot at 10am with a musical Family Shavuot Service led by Rabbi Julia - singing, movement, discussion, and storytelling about the holiday of Shavuot. At 11am we head downstairs to the kitchen to create delicious Shavuot delicacies with Patrizia - blintzes and tiramisu! It is a tradition on Shavuot to eat dairy foods because in the verse from Song of Songs (4:11), it is written "Like honey and milk [the Torah] lies under your tongue;" just as a baby is sustained by milk, we are spiritually sustained by Torah. We'll say Kiddush together and taste our efforts. We then join the main sanctuary for the end of the Shavuot holiday service, followed by congregational Kiddush lunch. The Toddlers' Room on our second floor balcony will be open for small children accompanied by an adult. Toys and games are available and the room is equipped with audio feed from the sanctuary. 

June 7 at 10am
Have you read Torah or Haftarah, helped out in the kitchen for a potluck, greeted on Shabbat morning, participated in the weekly minyan, helped out on a committee, worked on one of our many festivals and celebrations, participated on the Board, or given your time, energy and support to one of our many programs, services and initiatives? If the answer is yes, then please be our guest and join us as we pay tribute to our many volunteers at our first Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat.  Our volunteers are what make our synagogue so unique and we look forward to honoring you. 
Please RSVP by June 2 at

Following Kiddush on June 7 we'll hold our final Farbrengen of the year.
Please join us for a very special event.
Esther Frank, professor of Yiddish literature at McGill University will do readings of these
acclaimed women poets and lead a discussion.
Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician who has set this poetry to music, will perform.
Sunday, June 8
4:30pm, Rain or shine
Celebrate the beginning of summer with Dorshei Emet at our End-of-Year BBQ. We'll provide delicious kosher BBQ hot dogs with veggie options. Please bring a dairyfree
(pareve) side dish to share -- salads, hummus, baba ganoush, crudité, fruit, cole slaw, potato salad, etc. Sign up to share your musical and performing talents for the second annual Dorshei Emet Talent Show. Contact Cynthia Weinstein (514) 487-9030 or at to RSVP or to get on the performers list. Because of the
holiday of Shavuot, please RSVP before Monday, June 2 to help us ensure there are enough hot dogs and supplies. 

Zvi ben Taibel v'Yosef (Harry Fainsilber) 
Yehudit bat Shalom v'Frieda (Odette Chonchol)  
Eliahu ben Leah v'Yacov (Charley Levy)
Frayda Laya bat Devora ve Yaacov  (Linda Camlot)
Moshe ben Yaacov ve Gittel (Morris Camlot)    
Nehama bat David v'Teme (Nadene Solomon)
Daniel ben Kalman v'Tziporah (Daniel Roth)
Liebe bat Reizel v Yaakov
Miriam bat Tilka v Schoel
*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.

May 31 - June 6, 2014/ 2 - 8 Sivan, 5774   
Glory Abugov, mother of Ian Abugov
Ginette Antebi, mother of Roger Antebi
* Leo Bassel, father of Alan Bassel and  Mark Bassel
Esther Cohen, mother of Paula Merovitz
Helen Felman Gerszonowicz, mother of Carole Flikier
Sonia Garmaise, mother of Mona Klein
* Rabbi Isaak Heilbronn, grandfather of David Pinto
* Sonia Gercik Jedeikin, mother of Jeannette Singerman mother-in-law of Esti Jedeikin
Leonard Levy, father of Jonathan Levy
* Albert Alexander Marcuse, father of Eva Baer  
Harry Medicoff, father of Mark Medicoff
Nathaniel Mencow, father of Ruth Hundert
Lynne Mendelson, mother of Mark Mendelson
Judith Michelin, 1st wife of John Michelin
Isaac Rabinovitch, father of Edith Coleman
Max Rabinovitch, father of Myra Rabinovitch
Lyon Shiller, brother of Brahm Shiller
* Marvin Shiller, father of Brahm Shiller
Anna Weisbord, grandmother of Erika Tencer
Sarah Wise, mother of Angela Litman
*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.

Zucchini and feta patties
Enjoy a wonderful recipe from Israeli chef Haim Cohen with love. 
For the full recipe follow the link  

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Cote St Luc Dramatic Society
June 3 - 21 Harold Greenspon Auditorium, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.
DE members Elvi Dalgarrd and Ilana Nyveen are appearing in the play Catch Me if You Can, put on by the Cote Saint Luc Dramatic Society. 
Tickets are on sale online at or at the Côte Saint-Luc library (5851 Cavendish Blvd.), the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.), or by telephone at 514-485-6800 ext. 2024.

Soul Doctor at the Segal Centre
June 8-June 29
Special offer for DE Members promo code: ZION.  Pay $31 instead of $49!
5170, chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montréal (Québec)
T. 514. 739. 2301
Sunday, June 15 at 7:00 pm at the Ukrainian National Federation, 405 Fairmount West, corner of Hutchison
KlezKanada in co-operation with the Mile End Chavurah presents a special Yiddish Dance Party. Steve Weintraub, the renowned Philadelphia-based Yiddish dance instructor, accompanied by The Rachel Lemisch Tantzhoyz Spectacular, will lead and teach Yiddish/international dance aficionados, both experienced and novices.
The evening is being held free of charge with the support of CJA Generations Fund and The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal. 

Minyan takes place most Monday and Wednesday mornings 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. 

To confirm, please contact the office, at 514 486 9400

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