There are so many amazing communities within the Ottawa/Gatineau Capital Region and all too many of those communities are under served by the Jewish community at large. One of the projects that we are attempting to take on through Kehillat Beth Israel is the expansion of the Jewish community’s reach by bringing programming to those under served regions. These are not programs designed exclusively for members of the synagogue, but for all Jews living in these areas.
The first such initiative is took place on NOVEMBER 26TH AT 5:30 PM with a NEIGHBORHOOD HAVDALAH in Gatineau held at the home of Richard Marceau. Merci Richard! We also hope to run more Neighborhood-based programming in 2017. The next one is scheduled for January 21, 2017. If you would like to host a program in your neighborhood or would like to see more programming near you, please reach out to Rabbi Kenter. He’d love to speak with you.
SHABBAT – December 10th, 2016
Join us as we welcome Guest Speaker, Anita Vandenbeld MP for Ottawa-West, Nepean. There will be a short Q & A after her talk.
CANADA 150 CONTEST: Open to everyone! Contest Details: One page (150 words maximum) in a word document. No images please. The purpose of the project is to encourage members of our Jewish Community to celebrate being Canadian by sharing their personal stories on how living in Canada has enhanced their quality of life. For more info: Anita Almstedt at firstname.lastname@example.org
JUST COMMENTARY: A SHABBAT MORNING STUDY SESSION – 10:30 A.M. -11:30 A.M. – Next upcoming session: December 10th
Once a month, join us to look more deeply into the texts that anchor our Shabbat service – the Siddur and the Torah portion. This session is just learning, there will be no prayer service.
ON ONE FOOT: A SHORT SHABBAT SERVICE FEATURING JUST THE GREATEST HITS – next one: December 17, 2016
Once a month, this clergy-led parallel service will offer a condensed version of the Shabbat morning tefillot, including a brief discussion of the weekly Torah portion and a Shabbos Vort (short sermonette).
A SINCERE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US….
Since last week’s well publicized anti-Semitic hateful graffiti attacks on religious institutions including Kehillat Beth Israel, we have received numerous letters, emails, and hand written cards from Ottawans who denounced the hate crimes and offered their support. KBI is truly humbled by all of the tremendous outpouring of solidarity – the Ottawa community at large – has shown us. We are so grateful and thankful to all those who have come forward on behalf of our membership and community.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!
To all those wonderful people who gave of their time in preparation of ~ and during the High Holy days ~ we are sincerely grateful!!
Kehillat Beth Israel is more than just a place to pray. Synagogue members enjoy an array of services and support when they become part of our community. We offer a welcome environment to all, and are creating new programs and approaches to meet the needs of people’s lives at all ages and stages.