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KBI Shabbat Shalom Newsletter

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KBI Bulletin


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Shabbat Servicesshabbat icon

  • Shabbat Morning: 9:00am
  • Kehillateinu runs every Shabbat of the school year at 10:00am in the chapel.
  • Babysitting runs every Shabbat in the Family Lounge and Playroom at 9:30am until end of Services.

Cantor Benlolo’s Life in Ottawa

Click here to download Cantor Benlolo’s memory book.

Shabbat Times
Fri 22

Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat

December 22 @ 4:00 pm
Fri 22

Candle Lighting

December 22 @ 4:05 pm
Sat 23


December 23 @ 4:00 pm
Sat 23


December 23 @ 5:05 pm

Weekday Services

Monday-Friday 7:30am* and 6:00pm (Mon-Thurs) • Sunday & Statutory Holidays 8:30am* and 6:00pm

* 15 minutes earlier on Rosh Chodesh

  • Kehillat Beth Israel proudly presents the new slate of our Board of Directors (with Bios)
  • For 2017-2018 Guest Lecture Series we present an international roster of dynamic, engaging and ground-breaking lecturers to our community.
    • We just had an amazing evening with Abby Stein and are looking forward to our Scholar-in-residence weekend with Lauren Tuchman. Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming future.
      •   Should you wish to help support KBI and its efforts to bring in wonderful lecturers please contact us!

In the month of December..


Sponsorship of a Syrian Refugee Family

Check out the latest update on the Alsahar family, the Syrian family in Lebanon being sponsored by the Shalom Group (representing our shul plus ORH and Adath Shalom). The situation really hasn’t changed: the family and all the volunteers and donors in Ottawa who have been involved so far continue to wait for the Government of Canada to process the family’s file…..but we also know that the situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon is deteriorating. The latest political unrest will undoubtedly impact the refugees; winter has also set in, making lives considerably more miserable. We remain hopeful that we will get positive news soon. So does their Ottawa family, who were sponsored by Temple Israel a couple of years ago and who are featured in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin this week (page 2).

KBI Blogs

Parshat Mikketz ~ Shabbat Chanukkah

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." — Harry [...]

Parshat Vayeshev

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, posted the following story this week on Facebook: [...]

A Message from the President ~ Helen Zipes

President’s Update  -  November  2017 Well it’s been about a month since I first “took office” at KBI and although [...]

Parshat Vayishlach

The story of Jacob and Esau is the story of two people who saw the world in different ways.  In [...]

Shabbat Alternatives

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.


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.