If you think your next career move could be to KBI, please have a look at the job descriptions for positions we are looking to fill.

Communications Coordinator • Development Coordinator • Manager of Congregational Services





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8:10 p.m. Candle Lighting


9:00 a.m. Shacharit
10:00 a.m. Kehillateinu
8:00 p.m.
9:12 p.m. Havdallah



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8:30 a.m. Sunday

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Each Shabbat Mincha, we hold “Learning & Leftovers”.  Join Rabbi Kenter (or another of our Clergy) and have a stimulating learning session while having “Se’udat Shlishit”. Please check the calendar for times as it varies in the summer months.

Torah Study with Rabbi Deborah Zuker.  Join Rabbi Zuker for parallel learning sessions on Shabbat mornings focused on weekly Torah portions.


A Torah for Tanzania – Trip to Arusha click here for details

Solidarity Shabbat taking place this week Saturday November 3rd 9am (Mayor Jim Watson)

Speech delivered by Betsy Rigal in memory of her grandmother, Lillian Freiman z”l on October 13, 2018 Lillian Freiman

Cantor Green’s new prayer skills class, Nusach 101, is now available to watch online – check back each Wednesday for new material. Click here for more info and for the playlist link.

Please click here for our latest operating policies and board meeting minutes.

For those who missed these inspirational March of the Living (MOL) speeches on Shabbat, May 26, you may read them here. Please click for Daniella Springer’s  and Shelli Kimmel’s  MOL speech.  Thank you to these individuals who gave us such inspirational insights.

A request from MERCAZ CANADA


Every Monday
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Every Thursday
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Every Thursday
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


As you know, the Alsahar family has been in Ottawa for three months and is now settled in their new apartment. With cooler weather on the way, now is the time to collect fall and winter clothes for the whole family. Please see if you have any of the items listed below to donate. Also feel free to forward this email to your friends, neighbours and social media groups.

We are looking for fall and winter clothes in the sizes set out below. We need outerwear (raincoats and boots, ski jackets, winter boots, hats, gloves, etc) as well as indoor clothes suitable for the season. All clothing must be clean and ready to wear.

Girl’s clothing

Sizes 5 and 6. European shoe sizes 31 to 33 (that’s from size 13 for toddlers to size 2.5 for little kids)

Boy’s clothing

Size 3. European shoe size 29 (that’s 11.5-12.5 toddlers)

Women’s clothing

jackets and coats only – women’s 2XL

boots only: European size 40 (that’s 9 to 10 women’s)

Men’s clothing

pants – 43 waist, 37 inseam jackets/coats/shirts: XL

Shoes: European size 42 (that’s 8.5 to 9.5 men’s)

Please, no toys or books.

Donations can be dropped off on Sunday, September 30 between 9:00am and 2:00pm at either of the following locations:

13 Emery Court (in Arlington Woods). If no one is home, please leave your donation at the door, wrapped well against the weather.


1896 Rideau Garden Drive (in Old Ottawa East). If no one is home, please go around the right side of the house to the back, and leave your donation on the patio, wrapped well against the weather.

If you need to have your donation picked up, please contact Jeremy Rudin at jrrudin@gmail.com and we will make arrangements.


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Parshat Korach

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