Parshat Sh’lach Lecha

The image (left) is a reference to this week’s Torah reading, Sh’lach Lecha. In it, the spies visit the land of Israel for the first time and bring back some of the remarkable produce they [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Naso

Addition by Subtraction As rabbis, we often encourage our congregants to explore adding more mitzvoth into their lives. We suggest eating Kosher foods, observing Shabbat, praying regularly, and giving charitably among countless other Mitzvot because [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Bemidbar ~ Shavuot 2018

As Boaz counted down to his 4th birthday, there would be days where he would express an inability to wait any longer.  Why isn’t his birthday here already? We are also in the midst of [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

What’s Happening – May

Spring is finally here and with it a time for renewed growth and expectation. It is our distinct pleasure to welcome Cantor Jason Green and his wife Jodi and their three sons Zev, Noah and [...]

Parshiot Behar + Behukkotai

In this week’s Torah portion, we learn about the Sabbatical year, where no crops were planted and the land laid fallow.  The only product that could be eaten is what was saved from before and [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Emor

We have taken to keeping our bread products in the fridge. We were finding that after only a couple of days, the bread that was left out would be stale or moldy. So it is [...]

By | May 4th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Aharei mot + Kedoshim

Is Israel a Jewish country or a country for Jews?  While the vast majority of Israeli’s are not religious, I’d like to suggest that in certain very real ways, there is a Jewish character to [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshiot Tazria + Metzora

It is hard to quantify the damage that is caused by words.  We can acknowledge that saying ill speech or sharing gossip is wrong, but it is hard to see the tangible effects of those [...]

By | April 20th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Shemini

Every page in the Etz Hayim Chumash, the large red volume that we use in the main sanctuary, is divided into four or five sections.  There is the Hebrew, the English translation and two different [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Board Update for the Month of April ~ What’s Happening?

Dear Members, We are delighted to announce that Cantor Jason Green and his family will be arriving shortly in Ottawa to join our clergy team. Cantor Green will begin working at KBI on Monday, May [...]