UPCOMING! Congregational Shabbat Dinner and Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with LAUREN TUCHMAN ● February 2-3, 2018 February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness month and we are proud to host Lauren Tuchman. Lauren is completing rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she serves as a chaplain at the New Jewish Home and previously served as the rabbinic intern at T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. She has taught widely on the intersection between Judaism and Disability throughout North America and has been widely published. Join us for Congregational Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner on Friday, February 2, 2018, and meet with our Scholar-in-Residence Lauren Tuchman. Schedule of Events: 4:45 p.m.~ Kabbalat Shabbat Service; 6:00 p.m. ~ Family Style Dinner; 7:30 p.m. ~ Lauren Tuchman: “The Torah of Disability” Adults: $40/45*; Youth & Students: $20/25*; & under 6: FREE. (* non-members) Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 30th – noon at 613.728.3501 x 223 or click here
KBI BRIDGE – each week on Monday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
MAHJONG – each week on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
LIBRARY – each week on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
For all you Snowbirds out there!
Rabbi Kenter is coming to Florida and wants to see you! There are two chances to get together ~ click here if you are interested.
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).
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.