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Shanah Tovah

INSIDE

Page 2: Rabbi Grover’s Message

Page 3: President’s Column

Page 3: Hesed

Page 4-5: Beth Tikvah Women

Page 6-8: Beth Tikvah Jewish Education

Page 11-14: Adult Education

Page 15: Beth Tikvah Men’s Club

Page 16: Musica Beth Tikvah

Page 18-21: Youth and Young Families


RABBI

JARROD GROVER

A Talmudic Maturity

At the Rabbinical Assembly convention

this past summer, I had the

pleasure of meeting a prominent

Member of the Knesset named Ruth

Calderon. Calderon, of the Yesh Atid party,

was a relatively unknown personality before

she became a “Youtube” sensation over her

introductory remarks at the Knesset’s first session.

Instead of giving a more traditional

speech on the state of country, Calderon

chose to teach a lesson from the Talmud. She

argued that the literary corpus of Jewish tradition

- with its legends, spiritual insights, and

philosophical debates - must not be ceded by

secular Israelis to the ultra-Orthodox. In

order for Zionism to survive, all Israelis

should re-acquaint themselves with rabbinic

literature.

While the speech was powerful, it was not

delivered with the resentful tone that many

secular Israelis have themselves about the

ultra-Orthodox community in Israel. After

all, the ceding of Jewish intellectual tradition

is hardly the most pressing claim against the

Haredim. Nonetheless, Calderon stayed away

from the controversial issues; she didn’t mention

the Haredi exemption from military service

or their immunity from following the

basic Israeli educational curriculum.

Her lack of anger bothered one of my colleagues

at the convention, and he challenged

her following her address when she took

questions from the audience. “How can you

be so nonchalant when you speak about the

Haredim?” he asked. He went on to list a

number of examples where Haredim are

given special treatment in Israeli law and society

and confessed that these were a source of

constant frustration to him. Why didn’t she

sound nearly as bothered?

I found Calderon’s response to be particularly

insightful, highlighting the depth of her

wisdom. She knew history, explaining how it

came to be that the Haredim were granted

these exemptions in the first place. When the

state was founded, after all, we were only talking

about a few hundred people. She knew

politics, describing how the Labor Party

courted the religious vote by promising to

keep these exemptions entrenched even as the

ultra-Orthodox population grew. She knew

diplomacy, submitting that that antagonism

and condescension are not the ways to

achieve political change, even in Israel. She

also knew integrity. No matter what tactics

were used by her opponents, she affirmed

that she would not resort to mud-slinging.

I left that presentation from MK Calderon

thoroughly impressed and hopeful that this

new star on the political stage would have a

real impact on Israel’s future. But I must add

that I couldn’t help but think that her

approach towards the real-life problems was

formed, at least in part, by her serious engagement

in Talmudic study over the years. The

Talmud, after all, is our greatest source of perspective

on history, on diplomacy, on politics

and on integrity. It champions the intellect

over the emotions, and perhaps that’s why

Ruth Calderon is so widely respected by all

members of the Knesset. Too often we see the

Torah and its teachings used to degrade others

and stamp out dissention. Here is an

example of someone turning to those same

sources to find understanding and common

ground.

Find the Youtube video online if you

haven’t yet seen it. It will refresh your hopes

and inspire you as we approach the New Year.

It is evidence that the insights of Jewish tradition

really can allow us to see the world differently,

with a Talmudic maturity.

From the Grover family to yours – may

this be a year of souls being nurtured and

relationships being deepened, a year of blessing

and peace for us and for all Israel.

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PRESIDENT’S

COLUMN

Robert Weill

As we approach the High Holidays I

want to share with the congregation

my thoughts on how Beth

Tikvah is doing and how we are perceived.

It has been an almost unanimous chorus

regarding the warmth and camaraderie at

Beth Tikvah, from the Bimah, to those

attending services. The positive friendly

atmosphere permeates the shul. I am constantly

told by members how much they are

enjoying coming to services. The interaction

at the Kiddush following services is proof

that Beth Tikvah has become home to those

who wish to observe Conservative Judaism.

Services continue to provide spiritual uplifting

experiences, and the amount of co-mingling

of members at the Kiddush is proof

that many friendships are being cultivated

within our membership.

Currently, Beth Tikvah is running smoothly.

Contracts have been signed, or are well into

negotiation; our committees are meeting

and scheduling events for the coming year

that should be stimulating to all. Youth and

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Chair: Bertha Gold

JUNE 2, 2013 KOSHER

FOOD DRIVE

Thank you to all our Beth

Tikvah members who made our June 2013

Kosher Food Drive a tremendous success.

We collected an enormous amount of food,

and over $2,000.00 in donations.

To the callers and drivers, yasher koach.

Young Families have exciting programs for

the coming months; High Holiday information

for inspiring new programs will be

offered; Adult Education is offering a full

year of interesting programs and has done a

super job of planning an exciting and interesting

new season. Hesed meets monthly to

see to the needs of our community. Ritual is

always planning ahead so the areas they are

responsible for run smoothly. All the other

committees are making sure that Beth

Tikvah stays the leader in all areas.

Yes, we are attracting new members because

of our clergy and outreach programs.

Membership is curious about what is happening

now that Robbins Hebrew Academy

(USDS) is leaving. First, I wish to share

communications that occurred between me

and the President of RHA. I sent an e-mail

to the President of their Board as follows:

To the Board of Robbins Hebrew Academy,

“On behalf of Beth Tikvah Synagogue, I

wish to thank you for the many years we

shared premises with USDS-RHA. We

regret that you are leaving, but hope that

with this move RHA will become a stronger

force in teaching within the Conservative

movement.

Our years together, while having some ups

and downs, I feel have profited both institutions

and we hope that the connections

made will not be broken with the physical

separation.

Our entire congregation and clergy wish you

only the best as you carry on at Beth

Tzedec.”

At the same time (our e-mails crossed) their

president made this statement to the graduating

class of RHA:

“In particular, I wish to acknowledge and

express our heartfelt thanks to the Board,

Hesed

We had young children, teenagers and

adults junior and senior helping with the

sort. Thanks to Louise Singer for organizing

the sorting which went smoothly and was

enjoyed by all who participated. This is a

good way for high school students to obtain

a few hours of Community Credits. If you

are interested in the November drive, please

contact the Shul office.

executive staff and members of Beth Tikvah,

who housed us within their facility for more

than 40 years, and conducted themselves

with compassion, understanding, dignity

and respect during this, our final year at

Beth Tikvah.”

We are actively pursuing renting out the

school building to an appropriate tenant.

Because of the timing, this may not happen

immediately, but there has been much interest

as shown by the number of “walks

through” that have taken place already.

I also wish to inform the membership that

there is an ongoing day care in the portables

on our property.

For the coming year we are in the planning

stages of presenting some new and innovative

concepts. We will be scheduling some

Friday night dinners at the shul, offering

more family friendly services, and hopefully

scheduling a day where we honor grandparents

and their families. We welcome other

ideas from the membership.

Your suggestions on how you think we can

make Beth Tikvah even better are always

welcome and encouraged, but please no

comments on dues. You can e-mail me

President@bethtikvahtoronto.org.

I want to thank all those of the Executive,

Board of Governors, volunteers and employees

for making my Presidency one that has

been most enjoyable.

I encourage you and your family to take

advantage of some of the various opportunities

for a meaningful 5774.

On behalf of the Executive and the Board of

Governors, I wish you and your family

Shanah Tovah U’Metukah – a sweet New

Year of good health and happiness.

Bob Weill

Again, without the excellent help of Morley

Goldberg and the Beth Tikvah Office Staff,

Doris Alter, Helen Wilner, Cherry Rubin

and Mandy Gnessin, our efforts would not

have been as successful.

Thank you to all!

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Beth Tikvah Women

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Shabbat Torah Study

The Beth Tikvah Torah Class 2013

The Beth Tikvah Torah Class has had a very

good start for 2013. Just a word about the

wonderful volunteers who select a portion

(Parasha) which they would like to lecture

upon. They speak for 1 hour in differing

styles; some use the ‘teacher method’ asking

questions of the class, while others relate

their interpretation of the week’s Parasha .

Whichever way they go the attendees are

enthusiastic in their reception.

January – Lionel Sharpe gave a very interesting

interpretation of the last 3 plagues in

Parasha Bo.

February – Bracha Feder gave us her rendering

of Parasha Mishpatim, covering the

“death penalty”. Bracha returned in June to

deal with Parasha Hukkat, and dealt with the

Israelites’ unhappiness over the water supply.

March – Judge Allan Cooper taught us

his views on Parasha Vayakhel/Pekudey,dealing

with the construction and erection of

the sanctuary, as well as the contents and the

Children of Israel’s contribution of the

material. In May, he dealt with Parasha

Behalochtcha about the purification of the

Levites. The Pasah Offering and the cloud

that covered the Tabernacle at night.

April – Judge Irv Sherman requested a

Parasha that dealt with “An eye for an eye”

or “retributive justice versus restorative justice”

and chose Parasha Emor. He spoke of

the appointment of a Kohen Gadol and his

duties, as well as setting out the various

Festivals and the 7th day as Shabbat, a day

of complete rest.

May – Morley Goldberg selected Parasha

Behar/Behalochtcha concerning the laws

covering agriculture, the Ten

Commandments, and Sacrifices.

June – In his first presentation, Lou

VanDelman gave us Parasha Shemini where

two of Aaron’s sons brought ‘alien’ fire

before Hashem and were punished with

immediate death. He dealt with the laws of

Kashrut, selected Parasha Pinchas, and gave

a sermon from the pulpit while Rabbi

Grover was in Israel.

Our Program for 2013 continues with Ian

Schlifer. Abe Bernstein will present Parashas

in July/August.

Our thanks to Mandy Gnesin and the

office staff for bringing our program to the

attention of members through Ma Nishma.

Henry Alkin

Beth Tikvah Jewish Education Centre

The Beth Tikvah Ushering Team

is looking for a few volunteers to help

during Yom Tov. Each ushering shift is

approx 1½ hrs., either upstairs or downstairs,

either at Rosh Hashanah or Yom

Kippur. Some of our volunteers do one

day on each holiday. There are usually 2-4

volunteers at each set of doors welcoming

our members to services.

Our Ushering Team is also looking for volunteers

for Shabbat. It is usually 3-4 times

each year (Sept.-June).

Please contact our Ushering Team

Coordinator - Dave Feinstein at

(905) 884-2286 or

E-mail: rozdavefeinstein@rogers.com

(indicate your name, e-mail address and

phone number).

Getting Torah

SUMMER TALMUD SERIES WITH

RABBI GROVER

CONTINUING TALMUD SERIES FOR

LEARNERS OF ALL AGES, LEVELS

AND BACKGROUNDS

One hour before Minhah, on most Shabbat

afternoons in June, July, and August.

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Ritual Committee

Ritual Committee Report

By Robert Feldgaier

Sukkot/Simhat Torah Activities

Lulav and Etrog

All sets, direct from Israel, include an etrog,

lulav, willow branches, myrtle branches and

a woven palm holder, plus instructions for

completing the ritual shaking of the four

species. The cost is $60. To order your

lulav and etrog, please contact the

Synagogue office (416-221-3433 ext. 300)

by Wednesday, September 11th.

There will be a demonstration of the procedure

for waving the lulav and etrog before

the recitation of Hallel during the morning

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service on the first day of Sukkot, Thursday

September 19th. Throughout Sukkot, our

ritual staff will be available to assist with performing

the mitzvah of taking the lulav and

etrog at morning services (except Shabbat

Hol Hamo’ed).

Dinner in the Sukkah

Wednesday, September 18th following

services at 6:45 p.m.

Join us for a festive Yom Tov meal as we

observe the mitzvah of eating the first meal

of Sukkot in the Beth Tikvah Sukkah.

Experience the joy of Sukkot Beth Tikvah

style with an appetizing meal and joyous

singing in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Reserve early as space is limited. The cost is

$21 per adult and $11 for children age 12

and under. Reservations and payment

must be received by the Synagogue office

no later than Thursday, September 12th.

The dinner is co-sponsored by Morris

Justein and the family of Wolf Justein z’l, in

memory of Samson and Pearl Justein and

Israel and Wolf Justein.

Shabbat Hol Hamo’ed Sukkot

Saturday, September 21st at 8:45 a.m.

Men and women who have reached the age

of Bar/Bat Mitzvah are invited to participate

in chanting a chapter of Kohelet. Please

contact Irv Kirshenblat, Ritual Director,

at 416-221-3433, ext. 308.

Join us in the afternoon for Minhah at

6:50 p.m., followed by Seudah Shlishit in

the Sukkah, Ma’ariv, and Havdalah in the

Sukkah. There is no charge.

Hoshanah Rabbah

Join us for this unique and special service on

Wednesday, September 25th at 6:45 a.m.,

where we circle the Chapel seven times with

our lulavim and etrogim and beat willows in

the final Hoshanah service of Sukkot.

Following services, please join us for a complementary

breakfast in the Sukkah.

Simhat Torah

Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m.

and Friday, September 27th at 8:45 a.m.

At the evening and morning services, all of

the Torah scrolls are removed from the Aron

Kodesh and carried around the Sanctuary in

seven processions accompanied by festive

singing and dancing. On Simhat Torah

morning, everyone who has attained the age

of Bar and Bat Mitzvah is honoured with an

aliyah. All children will be invited to the

Bimah to join in reciting the blessing for the

special aliyah – Kol Hane’arim.

All male and female members who have

reached the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah are invited

and encouraged to participate in the

reading of the Torah, and tables can be

arranged for family members and/or friends

to read at their own table. Five short aliyot

are read at each table, and if you wish, we

can team you up with other readers and help

you prepare. For further information, please

contact Irv Kirshenblat at 416-221-3433

ext. 308. There will be a choice of mixed

tables (for men and women) as well as tables

for men only and women only.

Following services on Simhat Torah morning,

the congregation is invited to a special

Kiddush luncheon, prepared by Levy’s

Catering, sponsored by Beth Tikvah

Synagogue and our honourees.

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Simhat Torah Honourees

Kol Hane’arim: Louise Singer

This is the last aliyah before Hattan Torah,

at which time all children below the age of

Bar/Bat Mitzvah will be called up to the

bimah to recite the blessing before and after

the Torah reading together with Louise

Singer, while standing under a tallit.

Hattan Torah: Len Sadinsky

The last aliyah of the annual Torah reading

cycle is called Hattan Torah (the Groom of

the Torah) as if the Torah was betrothed to

him and he was its groom. At the conclusion,

the congregation proclaims aloud “Be

strong, be strong, and let us strengthen.”

Hattan Bereshit: Irv Zelcer

After rolling the Torah scroll read for Hattan

Torah, we immediately commence the

annual cycle of Torah reading again from a

second Torah scroll, beginning with the

opening verses of Bereshit, recounting the

seven days of creation.

Maftir and Haftarah: Merle Goldman

The final aliyah is read from the third Torah

scroll and recounts the sacrificial offerings

associated with the holidays. Merle

Goldman will then chant the special

Haftarah for Simhat Torah.

Honour the Torah in Our Simhat Torah

Celebratory Progamme Booklet

This year we are again offering members,

relatives and friends the opportunity to

make a donation in honour of our special

Simhat Torah honourees and/or in honour

of receiving a Torah honour themselves. All

donations of $18.00 or more will be

acknowledged in our Simhat Torah celebratory

programme booklet to be distributed

on Simhat Torah morning. In addition, if

you wish to honour any of our special honourees,

you may choose to have a special

donation card mailed to the honouree(s).

Donations will be directed to enhancing ritual

activities and programming for all ages at

Beth Tikvah.

Please refer to the Donation Form below.

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Louise Singer – (Photo unavailable)

It has been my joy and privilege to have

been part of the Beth Tikvah community

since 1974. Initially, I joined because of

Rabbi Feder and the choir. Although the

journey from South Riverdale (now

Leslieville) is always challenging, once I

arrive at Beth Tikvah I feel as if I have come

home.

I was born in London, England and arrived

in Toronto in July 1968 – on a stiflingly hot

and humid day which almost sent me

straight back to London. I came for two

years and I’m still here! My son, David,

received his PhD last year and is married to

Lola – a very special daughter-in-law. My

daughter, Rachel, is married to Christopher,

a fine young man. Their children are Jacob,

Isabelle, and recently, Elliot. My second,

middle child – Joshua died in infancy.

I started a nursing career in London,

England in 1962 and continued non-stop

until January 2004. Nursing has come a

long way in 42 years. Oh the stories I could

tell!

Beth Tikvah has also come a long way,

including making great strides for women

including participation, and having one of

the best accessible washrooms in Toronto.

As soon as I could, I became actively

involved with Beth Tikvah, participating in

the Kosher Food Drive, Social Action,

Telecare, Hesed, and probably ones I have

forgotten. I have attended Adult Education

classes and continue to do so. While all this

was going on, my children went to “Heder”

at Beth Tikvah on the TTC from South

Riverdale.

I have also, in my own small way, been an

advocate to try to right a wrong – and, in so

doing, have established precedents that have

helped others. Among others, I have taken

on the Canadian Ministry of Immigration,

Pearson Airport, the City of Toronto, the

TTC, the Toronto Board of Education,

ACAT (the Advisory Committee on

Accessibility to the TTC), and my knitting

guild. After many years of trying, I gave up

on the knitting guild!

SIMHAT TORAH HONOUREES

I would like to thank all the staff at Beth

Tikvah for support and inspiration that is

spiritual, musical and practical. I would also

like to thank my many friends, my surrogate

family, as well as everyone who has driven

me uptown, downtown, and out of town.

Shanah Tovah – Hag Sameah!

Len Sadinsky

I was born in Ottawa

and have lived in

Toronto for 44 years. I

am a Family

Doctor and practice in

Etobicoke. I met my

wife Linda Rovet - a

Torontonian - in a

medical building on Leslie St. and we married

in 1972. When my daughter Marnie

was born in March 1975, I called up Beth

Tikvah and asked if we could have her

named at the shul even though we were not

members. I was told to bring her to shul

that Shabbat and was grateful for the kindness.

The next year we joined the shul and

have been members for 38 years now.

I can remember that the cloakroom was

where our chapel is now and there was a sea

of children’s boots under the long benches

every Shabbat. Early on we were busy raising

our own family of two daughters and a

son and came to shul sporadically.

We attended musical events and holiday

parties occasionally. Over the years I have

been involved with Men’s Club, the

Nominations Committee, played baseball

for the shul team, read Torah, led Pesukei

D’Zimra, and attended many shul events

with my wife. I try to attend services at least

once a week to help out the minyan. I’m not

sure exactly when I started noticing more

gray heads than kids’ boots but I think it

was about the same time my patients

stopped telling me I looked too young and

instead asked me when I was going to retire.

I have enjoyed all of our professionals over

the years - each one having his/her unique

abilities. Most recently I have enjoyed being

on the Pesah Sub-Committee of the Ritual

Committee working with a hard-working,

dedicated, talented group of people. We are

proud to have helped produce our first shul

members Seder this year with the able help

of Rabbi Grover and Cantor Kovari.

Eighty-one people attended. We invite you

to join us in person or help us by other

means so we can hopefully expand the shul

Seder or Seders.

I am very honoured to be this years Hattan

Torah. See you in shul.

P.S. We now have two grandsons!

Irv Zelcer

I must be unusual since I was born and

raised in Toronto. I did

my medical training at

the University of

Toronto, interned at

Toronto Western

Hospital and did a year

of Pediatrics at Sick

Children’s Hospital

before joining a general

practice group in the

Bathurst Manor. I have been there for 43

years helping to care for Toronto residents. I

have university appointments at both

University of Toronto and McMaster

University (Assistant Professor). My focus in

my office for the last 20 years has been

teaching medical students and physician

assistant students as well as caring for my

patients.

Anita and I joined Beth Tikvah over 39

years ago. I loved the lay teaching, the adult

education and the dynamic Rabbi (A.

Feder).

With life cycle changes, the professionals

here encouraged me to do more. Morris

Bitterman especially, helped me to learn to

read Torah, do a Haftarah and lead Kabbalat

Shabbat Services for each of my daughter’s

Bat Mitzvahs. Rabbi Marcus encouraged

me to lead services when my Dad passed

away.

My daughters all went to school at USDS at

Beth Tikvah. The Tallit that I wear at Beth

Tikvah on Simhat Torah was made by my

daughter Sarah as a project at USDS. Years

ago, when Anita was a member of the Ritual

Committee, she pointed out that the morning

minyan needed help. I began coming

Wednesday mornings on a regular basis. To

this day, they call me “Mr. Wednesday”. I

often lead services. I have also helped lead

services at shiva houses when a lead wasn’t

available.

I feel commitment to ritual is important.

There are many ways to participate in Beth

Tikvah. However, as we all age the need to

say Kaddish for Yahrzeits is important. I

feel there is a need to support the daily

minyan so that members can come to Beth

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Tikvah and know that they will be able to

say Kaddish.

I appreciate the honour given to me and

wish the entire congregation Shanah Tovah.

Merle Goldman

Merle holds bachelor

and master degrees

from the University of

Toronto. While living

in Israel between 1983

and 1985, she was

enrolled in further

graduate studies at the

Melton Centre for

Jewish Education at the Hebrew University

of Jerusalem.

She also holds a certificate in Family Life

Education from the Jewish Family & Child

Service. Merle has been affiliated with the

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University

for nearly 24 years and today holds the position

of executive vice president. Merle has

enjoyed many years of professional and volunteer

experience in both the Jewish and

general communities.

At Beth Tikvah, Merle is a past sisterhood

president, a past synagogue president, has sat

on numerous committees and is still an

active and caring member.

She is married to Stephen, is the proud

mother and mother- in- law of seven wonderful

children and is blessed with eleven

grandchildren.

Adult Education

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YOU TOO CAN READ HEBREW

A beginners’ Hebrew reading class with Irv Kirshenblat is being

offered on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. starting September 17,

2013. The course will run for a series of ten lessons. For those

who are unable to attend the morning sessions, an evening course

will be offered starting Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. starting

September 23, 2013. Advanced registration required as space is

limited. Please contact Irv Kirshenblat at 416-221-3433 x 308.

A Jewish Approach to Social Ethics: Classical and

Contemporary Texts Confront Modern Life’s Realities

A six week course led by Educator, Bracha Feder begins Tuesday,

October 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Please call the office to register 416-221-3433.

First Session

Pillars of Right and Wrong: In Search of Bedrock Principles of

Jewish Ethics

Second Session

The Self and Individual Conscience: Steps Towards Developing

Ego-Strength

Third Session

Ethics and Challenges of Day to Day Living: Expectations,

Obligations and Dilemmas

Fourth Session

Ahavat Yisrael – Loving One’s Fellow Jew: Seeking Unity in the

midst of Debate and Division

Fifth Session

Ahavat Habriyot – Loving Humankind: The Struggle to Bring

Harmony to a World in Disarray

Sixth Session

Tefillah, Shabbat, Hagim and the Ethical Agenda

WHAT’S UP DOC? CARROTS ON THE MENU FOR A HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

By Norene Gilletz

Carrots are always on my menu when it

comes to the High Holidays. The biggest

decision is to decide how to prepare and

serve them. The Yiddish word for carrot is

‘mehren,’ which means to multiply or

increase, and there are multiple ways to prepare

and serve them. Serve carrot coins in

your homemade chicken soup, to garnish

gefilte fish or make a tzimmes. Grate raw

carrots into a colourful salad or transform

carrot puree into a crispy kugel. Shanah

Tovah U'Metukah! Enjoy in good health.

NORENE’S CARROT

CRANBERRY SALAD

This simply scrumptious salad contains carrots,

apples and honey, making it a ‘grate’

choice for the High Holidays. A food

processor speeds up preparation.

8 medium carrots (4 cups grated)

2 Granny Smith or Royal Gala apples,

peeled and cored

3 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

1 cup dried cranberries

2Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp orange juice

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Grate carrots and transfer to a large bowl.

Grate apples and add to carrots. Add parsley

and dried cranberries.

Add juices, honey, oil, salt and pepper and

toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate

before serving. Serve chilled.

Yield: 8 servings. Multiplies easily. Keeps 2

to 3 days in the refrigerator.

CARROT KUGEL

This carrot kugel can be made gluten-free

by using potato starch instead of flour. You

can serve it hot or at room temperature so

there’s no worry about serving straggling

arrivals at the holiday table. It’s a winner!

2 lbs (1 kg) carrots, cut in chunks

1/2 cup almonds

1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

6 eggs

1/4 cup potato starch or all-purpose flour

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup oil

2 tsp vanilla extract or wine

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cook carrots in boiling salted water until

tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well and let

cool.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch

glass baking dish with nonstick spray.

In a food processor fitted with the steel

blade, process almonds and brown sugar

until crumbly, 8 to 10 seconds. Remove

from bowl and set aside.

Purée carrots until smooth, 20 to 25 seconds.

Add eggs and mix well. Add potato

starch, honey, oil, vanilla, baking powder

and cinnamon. Process until smooth, about

30 seconds longer. Scrape down sides of

bowl once or twice.

Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and

sprinkle with reserved almond mixture.

Bake about 1 hour, until nicely browned.

Yield: 12 servings. Keeps 2 to 3 days in the

refrigerator. Reheats and/or freezes well.

Delicious served hot or at room temperature.

Norene Gilletz is the leading author of kosher

cookbooks in Canada. She is the author of

nine cookbooks and divides her time between

work as a food writer, culinary consultant,

spokesperson, cooking instructor, lecturer and

editor. Norene lives in Toronto, Canada and

her motto is “Food that’s good for you should

taste good!” For more information, visit her

website at www.gourmania.com or email her

at goodfood@gourmania.com.

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There are many activities available to our

Men’s Club members during the summer

this year. Here are just a few.

Follow the thread of the

Unraveller

The “Unraveller” has been enlightening

members of Beth Tikvah Men’s Club for several

months, and you, too, can join us as we

read the weekly commentary on the

Haftorah from the Federation of Jewish

Men’s Clubs. The e-mailing, written by

Rabbi Charles Simon and others, is intended

to help us understand the reading from the

Prophets that accompanies the weekly Torah

portion. The commentary offers an explanation

of the context of the writing and, on

occasion, discusses why our ancestors selected

it to accompany a given Torah reading. If

you are interested in subscribing to this

weekly publication, please visit the following

website, http://www.fjmcconsultants.org/seferhaftorah-sign-up.html

and, please recommend it to your friends .

KERUV

As the Regional Keruv coordinator, I was

privileged to attend the annual meeting of

Keruv coordinators, held at the Pearlstone

Retreat Center on the outskirts of Baltimore,

the weekend of April 12- 14. We met with

45 other folks to discuss Keruv issues, and

how to accommodate intermarried couples,

and their families. The topics most discussed

were opportunities to make our Shul more

welcoming to those folks and to others,

interested in reaffirming their Judaism or in

joining our faith. Discussions were lively and

informative. If this is a topic you might like

to discuss, I welcome your participation and

input.

FJMC Lake Ontario Region

Retreat

Lake Ontario Region FJMC annual weekend

retreat was the weekend of June May

31-June 2rd. at the Mansfield Outdoor

Center, about one hour north of Toronto.

Men from the Toronto, London, Buffalo

and Rochester clubs were treated to a weekend

of scholarship, Torah study, leadership

training, great fellowship, and GREAT

kosher food. As usual, there was Davening

skills taught and highlighted. Our Beth

Tikvah club is proud of Jim Heifetz, who is

the Region’s Past President, and along with

Ian Shlifer participated in this event. Our

Beth Tikvah Men’s Club

club offers generous subventions to first-time

and/or repeat attendees. We congratulate

Jim and Ian Shlifer. And to those of you

who missed the opportunity to attend, try

for next year.

Men’s Club Fundraising

One of our Club’s major fundraising events

is the Yom Hashoah Yellow candle programme.

Many members wonder what happens

to the funds raised by this and any

other donations attributed to your Men’s

Club. At Beth Tikvah, in the past, we helped

sponsor the inter-synagogue baseball league.

However, the Region has asked that we allocate

any surplus funds towards supporting

our Youth programmes, and in particular,

allocate funds to Camp Ramah, to help support

the Tikvah programme there, which is

an attempt to replace the Camp Reena,

which closed several years ago. The former

Great Lakes Region, of which we were

members, donated over $100,000.00

towards the construction of a visitor’s

“motel” so that visiting scholars, and/or parents,

who wished to stay overnight, would

be able to reside on

campus, rather than at

the nearest motel, many

miles away on Highway

#11. Our commitment

to our own Beth Tikvah

Youth programmes is

ongoing, and we welcome

any and all suggestions

as to how we

might support our

youth. Our efforts

world-wide, like the

World Wide Wrap,

shows our attempt to

involve Parents and our

Youth in the Mitzvah of

prayer and T‘fillin. Your

suggestions for any

other efforts in this vein

are welcomed.

Take advantage of what

your FJMC

Membership has to

offer. Visit the web-site

FJMC.org to see what

we are all about.

Youth Leadership Award

As part of our commitment to our youth, in

addition to our support of Camp Ramah,

our Men’s Club, in cooperation with our

Rabbi Grover, and our Youth Director, Sigal

Tuch, endeavor to recognize the outstanding

leadership qualities of our own Beth Tikvah

Youth. Accordingly, it was our pleasure this

year to honour Isaac Mailach, for our Youth

Leadership Award. The award was presented

by our Past- President, Jim Heifetz, on the

Youth Shabbat. A Medallion, as well as a

certificate and a small cheque from the

Men’s Club, is presented to the honouree.

Well done, Isaac!

C U soon?

Moe Horenfeldt

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From: Lisa Glass

[mailto:lgteaches@yahoo.ca]

Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 7:25 AM

To: Jarrod Grover; Sigal Tuch;

doris@bethtikvahtoronto.org; Tibi Kovari

Cc: Joe Glass

Subject: Thank YOU!

Hi Rabbi G, Sigal, Doris and Tibi!

I have hardly slept. I am caught up in the

glow of what must be a combination of pride

and emotion relating to Rosie’s bat mitzvah

and I felt compelled to write this now while

feeling what I am feeling.

Yesterday was like a dream for us. Our little

girl got up in front of all of those people and

did what she thought she couldn’t do...or

rather...what she didn’t want to do. Who

knew that underneath that calm, confident

exterior....was a nervous 12-year old with

sweaty palms????!!!!!!

There are so many people to thank, but we

wanted to thank you Rabbi G. for your

extremely heartfelt words. You took the time

to address each one of us personally and we

heard many people commenting on your

WANTED!

NEW MEMBERS FOR

HAVURAH.COM

Wanted: Interesting Beth Tikvah

members who are looking for stimulating

events and activities in the

company of other interesting Beth

Tikvah members.

Havurah.com is a Beth Tikvah programme

with a current membership

of 19, singles and couples. Meetings

are held once a month, September to

June on the last Sunday of the month

unless otherwise announced. Annual

membership fees are $36 per person.

We meet in private homes and present

diverse programmes featuring

guest speakers on a variety of topics,

movies, outings and group holiday celebrations.

We have become close

friends with mutual respect supporting

each other in times of need.

Interested? Get in touch with our

Chairperson, Raizie Jacobson at

rjacobson91@gmail.com

Musica Beth Tikvah

warmth and sense of humour. Thank you for

incorporating what you already knew about

us and twisting it in your Rabbi G way to

make it funny and so specific to our family

and guests.

Yesterday would absolutely NOT have been

possible without several people and Sigal is

one of them. She worked tirelessly and unwaveringly

with Rosie. The number of hours

she put in goes way above and beyond what

we expected and her talents exceed our greatest

wishes. Thank you Sigal for preparing

Rosie using humour and love and pushing

her to reach for what she thought was unattainable.

You really do “get” her!!!!

Doris....Thank you for being extremely organized

and professional and going the extra

mile for us. We appreciated your honesty (we

really didn’t need colourful napkins and our

guests survived without bagels!!!!). You were

incredibly approachable and helpful all along

this journey and you understood our passion

and our need to make it “just right” for us.

Finally, but not least......Tibi. Your voice yesterday

took what was a special day and lifted

it up to a new height. We NEVER tire of

Play a Role in the Future

of Beth Tikvah

Do you want to share your ideas,

experience and talents to support the

success of Beth Tikvah? Lead or contribute

to one of our committees?

Be involved in the decision-making for

our synagogue?

The Nominations Committee is

meeting this summer and fall to consider

members who can serve on the

next Beth Tikvah Board of Governors.

If you wish to help shape the future of

Beth Tikvah, please contact:

Maurice Kulik

Chair, Beth Tikvah Nominations

Committee

(905)-303-7603

mauricek@rogers.com

hearing you sing and your renditions of some

old favourites are always so interesting!!! You

have really watched Rosie grow up and we

know that you were proud of her up there

too (she has come a long way from that little

CD you put together!!!!)

On a final note, we felt so privileged that

Rabbi Markose was there yesterday as well.

As you know he married us 20 years ago and

having him there to witness Rosie’s bat mitzvah

felt a little surreal and he will be

missed!!!! Please feel free to forward this onto

him as I don’t have his email address.

It is so wonderful to be part of such a large

synagogue and yet to feel that it is small in

terms of how we are treated and approached.

Thank you all for making Rosie’s bat mitzvah

such an incredibly special occasion in our

lives. We are indebted to all of you!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sincerely and with love,

Lisa and Joe Glass (and Rosie of course!!)

HAKOL HUMOUR

Mr. Schwartz calls his son David in

Montreal. He says “I hate to tell you,

but your mother and I can’t stand

each other anymore and we are

divorcing. That’s it! I want to live out

the rest of my years in peace. I am

telling you now, so you and your sister

won’t go in to shock when I move

out”.

After he hangs up, David immediately

calls his sister in Vancouver and tells

her the news. The sister says,” I’ll handle

this.” She calls their father in

Toronto and pleads with him. ‘Don’t

do anything until David and I get

there. We’ll be there on Wednesday

night.” The father says, “All right, I’ll

wait until I see you”.

When Mr. Schwartz hangs up the

phone, he hollers to his wife, “Okay,

they’re coming for Rosh Hashanah.

Now what are we going to tell them

for Passover?”

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By Sigal Tuch

Youth & Young Families Director

Youth and Young Families

(416)221-3433 x302

sigal@bethtikvahtoronto.org

Honey Cake & Flowers by Oritte Rudski

Every year, when the days begin to shorten and summer camp ends,

lilac-coloured flowers bloom in my garden.

The King in His glory comes down to the field.

I am sure He has come to enjoy my flowers and comfort me as I

struggle to bid summer goodbye.

“Your majesty, please wait a moment.

I’ll come out to greet You, perhaps invite You for a cup of tea and a

freshly baked muffin” I beg.

The King smiles as I explain “I just have to change the baby’s diaper,

Sweep the kitchen floor and wipe Yankee’s nose.

Then I can greet Your Majesty in my new peach silk suit.”

The King is holding a pad and pencil.

He removes His crown and casts aside His purple cloak, hiding them

behind the bushes.

I see Him writing something and humming softly as he writes.

I try to take a peek at His notes but the pad disappears into the pocket

of his vest.

The phone rings. Malka’s mom is in hospital.

Could I please watch Mendy and Esty while she brings her a hot

Kosher lunch?

I hesitate long enough to realize that my date with the

King will have to wait.

In my stained grey housecoat I prepare macaroni and cheese.

“Maybe tomorrow, Your Majesty” I mumble with a sigh; I wonder

what He’s written about me in His pad.

Next day I’m so busy buying school supplies that

I nearly forget the king.

Paper is on sale at the local store at 29 cents a pack.

They also have 2 inch blue binders but Miri’s teacher demands one

that is three inches wide.

So off we go to another store. Brochy needs coloured pencils, Berry

needs markers, and Ricky must have a package of 24 crayons.

Tomorrow is the first full day of school.

Yippee! I hope the King will wait.

My new mixer is missing a beater. Oh, there it is, under the

instruction manual.

Just in time to bake a honey chiffon cake. Oh, no! There is no honey

left in my pantry.

I dress the baby and run to strap him into the car seat.

The car is gone. I forgot that today is Thursday.

Gershon always drives to work on Thursdays so he can be on time

after hearing the Torah reading.

I grab my Peg Perego and start pushing uphill.

I run home, sweating in the late summer heat.

The King is waiting in my garden, scribbling in His little book.

Tomorrow I’ll surely invite Him in and serve

Him some fresh honey cake.

I’ll apologize and explain how busy I’ve been. I’ll ask for His forgiveness

for ignoring Him so long.

Perhaps if I sing His praises he’ll reward me with a smile, a golden

coin, or a royal blessing.

The King waits patiently in my garden. The flowers begin to wilt.

Every day is filled to the brim. Somehow there is no time

for me to welcome Him.

One day He takes His crown out from behind the bushes.

He puts His pad and pencil into His pocket and dons

His Royal cloak.

After a brief conversation on His Blackberry phone a coach pulls up.

I run to my car and follow Him.

“Please, please, come back.”

The tall gate opens and the coach disappears. I pound on the door

and beg to be admitted.

“Please let me apologize to the King. Please show me

what’s written in His book.”

A messenger returns. The King is on His throne.

He cannot come back. Within 10 days He will send you an email.

I wipe my brow and get back into my stuffy Toyota.

I drive home and pray for the King’s forgiveness.

Ten days pass. Long days. My clicking finger trembles.

That’s strange. The king’s letter is entitled “Thank you”

The King is busy. His email is short.

“Thank you, My daughter, for helping me take care of My world.

You’re doing a great job. You need not serve Me honey cake.

Each time you take care of your family you are serving Me.

You are inscribed for a sweet new year.

As sweet as your honey cake.”

I cut the remaining flowers and bring them in from my garden.

It is time to say goodbye to summer and greet the New Year.

http://www.chabad.org/theJewishWoman/article_cdo/aid/983686/jew

ish/Honey-Cake-and-Flowers.htm

From my family to yours - Shanah Tovah U'Metukah!

2013/5774 High Holiday Family

Services at the Grand Luxe: Young

Families (kids up to age 12, parents &

grandparents) are invited to attend an energetic,

participatory and abbreviated High

Holiday experience as we pray and play

together in an interactive & family-friendly

environment. Featuring tefillah, games, stories

and much more! Led by Sigal Tuch and

Avee Helfand, the Family Service will be

held at the Grand Luxe Event Boutique.

Located at 3125 Bayview Avenue, the Grand

Luxe is an event facility just across Bayview

Avenue and a bit north of Beth Tikvah

Synagogue. Those attending Family Services

may purchase a parking pass for $18/vehicle

by contacting the synagogue office. Parking

for all three services may be accessed with

one pass. Passes are available on a first come

first reserved basis.

A limited number of tickets are available for

the Family Service at the Grand Luxe to first

time attendees for an introductory fee of

$175/adult ticket. Offer not available to

existing members. Children (12 and under)

are FREE with their parents. Tickets will

include complimentary access to Beth

Tikvah Synagogue for Ne’ilah Services at the

conclusion of Yom Kippur. Reservations are

required for Family Services at the Grand

Luxe. Please complete the registration form

which can be found on our website and

return to the synagogue office via fax or

email. For questions or further information,

please contact Sigal.

High Holiday Family Services at the

Grand Luxe

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2: September 5th

& 6th 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Family Tashlikh Service: September 5th

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12:05 PM -12:20 PM

Yom Kippur: September 14th

9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Yom Kippur Family Yizkor Service:

September 14th 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

(with Concurrent Kids Program)

2013/5774 High Holiday Youth

Services at Beth Tikvah Synagogue:

Our brand NEW Drop IN Centre is open

to parents/grandparents/caregivers with their

kids ages 0-5. Take advantage of a safe space

to play with your children. The Drop IN

Centre will be available during youth service

hours only on both days of Rosh Hashanah,

Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur at Beth Tikvah

Synagogue for synagogue members. This

area is a parented area: children must be

supervised by a parent/grandparent/caregiver

at all times.

Don’t miss the debut of the Tots Shabbat

High Holiday Service! Enjoy a specialized

structured service for adults and their kids

ages 0-5 with professional educators, tefillah,

story-time and more! Available on the first

day of Rosh Hashanah from 10:30am -

noon in the Drop IN Centre. This is a parented

program: children must be supervised

by a parent/grandparent/caregiver at all

times. Reservations are required. Please

complete the registration form which can be

found on our website and return to the synagogue

office via fax or email. Circle time

with our High Holiday Early Childhood

Educator, Lisa Glass, will be available in

the Drop IN Centre on the second day of

Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. Check

synagogue signs for times.

Drop-off Babysitting Services are available

for kids in JK & SK on both days of Rosh

Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. Our

team of youth leaders will make sure that

your kids are safe, engaged and having fun.

Available only at Beth Tikvah Synagogue to

synagogue members. Circle time with our

High Holiday Early Childhood Educator,

Lisa Glass, will be offered for the Babysitting

group on both days of Rosh Hashanah, Kol

Nidre and on Yom Kippur. Check synagogue

signs for times.

Just for kids in Grades 1-6, High Holiday

Youth Services will be available for Beth

Tikvah members on both days of Rosh

Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur.

Youth Services will be offered at Beth Tikvah

Synagogue only and will include tefillah,

holiday-based games & activities and nut

aware refreshments. All children will observe

the mitzvah of hearing the shofar. All youth

services will enjoy

specialized and structured

activities with

our High Holiday

Educator, Bracha

Feder.

Keep an eye out for

our Moss Family

Shinshinim! Our

Young Emissaries

from Israel, Omree

Negri and Orian

Grisana will make

their debut during

the High Holidays

with special programs

for our Grade 7 &

8’s, in youth services

and at Young Family

Services at the Grand

Luxe.

Special sessions will

be available for our

Grade 7 & 8’s with

Bracha and with our

Moss Family

Shinshinim, Omree

and Orian. Check

synagogue signs for

times. For questions

or further information,

please contact

Sigal.

High Holiday Drop IN Centre,

Babysitting & Youth Services at Beth

Tikvah Synagogue

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2: September 5th

& 6th 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Kol Nidre: September 13th

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Yom Kippur: September 14th

9:30 AM - 1 PM

REMINDER: High Holiday Youth Leader

Mandatory Staff Training Session will take

place on Tuesday September 3rd in the

Assembly Hall at Beth Tikvah from 6:30-

8:30pm. Pizza dinner will be provided.

Don’t forget to bring your signed contracts if

you haven’t already submitted them.

Concerns or questions contact Sigal.

Mens’ Floor Hockey: If you are 18 + and

would like a way to meet other Beth Tikvah

men, get some exercise and have a great

time; then why not join the BT Floor

Hockey team? Thursday evenings beginning

October 3rd from 8:30-10pm in the synagogue

gym (lower level beside the Assembly

Hall) is the place to be. Cost: BT Members

$10/session or $50 for the season; Non-

Members $12/session or $75 for the season.

Visit the BT website to download your

waiver and register online or contact the

synagogue office. For more information

contact Joey Glass at:

jbglass25@gmail.com

or call 416-489-9712.

YF Email List: If you would like to receive

all the YF flyers electronically, please contact

Sigal to be added to the YF database.

TGIS: THANK G-D IT’S SHABBAT:

Beth Tikvah’s Tots Shabbat (parented program

for kids and their parents/grandparents/caregivers

0-5 and drop-off for kids in

SK) and Shabbat Morning Youth Services

(Beginyan: grade 1-3) and Allstars (grade 4-

&) are available on Shabbat and holiday

morning beginning on September 7th

from 10:30 am to noon. Keep an eye out

for our Moss Family Shinshinim! Our

Young Emissaries from Israel, Omree Negri

and Orian Grisana will be with our youth

services on Shabbat and holiday mornings

with lots of fun and Israel engagement programming

throughout the program year.

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The BT Blazers - “The Halutzim” (Grades

1-4):

Do you have older brothers and sisters and

have been jealous of all the fun programs

they have here at BT that you have been too

young to attend? Well the wait is over!

Halutzim means pioneer in Hebrew. Come

out and blaze a trail with the BT Blazers and

help us make history! Join us for exciting

monthly programs with tons of fun for

everyone, led by our Youth Coordinator,

Danielle Shoychet. Keep an eye out for our

Moss Family Shinshinim! Our Young

Emissaries from Israel, Omree Negri and

Orian Grisana will be participating too! If

you would like to be added to the Halutzim

database and receive information about all

of our great programs, contact Sigal.

Our opening program will take place on

Sunday October 6th sponsored by the

Canadian Alliance of Synagogue Youth (the

youth arm of the Canadian Council of

Conservative Synagogues). Join kids from

Beth Tikvah and across Toronto for Noah’s

Ark Animal Adventure from 12:30-

2:30pm at Adath Israel Congregation, 37

Southbourne Avenue. Program includes

pizza lunch, create your own stuffed animal

with “Kids Fun Factory”, meet the “Critter

World” animal family, cookie decorating and

fun galore. Halutzim will be accompanied

by BT staff. Cost: $15/person. Access your

application at: www.canadianccs.ca.

Registration deadline is Monday September

23, 2013. Space is limited. For more information

contact Danielle at:

btblazers@gmail.com or Sigal.

Zerizim (Grades 5-8):

It’s the place to be for amazing monthly programming.

Whether it’s a snow-tubing trip,

limo excursion or Sukkah hop, Beth Tikvah

Zerizim is a great place to hang out, have

some fun and maybe even learn a little

something too; with awesome programming,

led by our Youth Coordinator Danielle

Shoychet. Keep an eye out for our Moss

Family Shinshinim! Our Young Emissaries

from Israel, Omree Negri and Orian

Grisana will be participating too! If you’re

not on our email lists and you wanna be,

contact Sigal.

Our opening program the Zerizim Sukkah

Hop will take place on Motzei Shabbat

September 21st from 9-11:30pm. The fun

begins in the BT Sukkah with a progressive

meal to follow and transportation from

Sukkah to Sukkah via limousine. Find out

what this year’s mystery letter is and bring

your friends for loads of food and fun.

Drop off and pickup at Beth Tikvah

Synagogue. Cost: BT Members $20, Non-

Members $25. Contact Danielle at: bt.zerizim@gmail.com

to register by September

12th.

BTY (Grades 9-12):

BT Youth is the best with exciting monthly

social, leadership, community service and

educational programs, led by our Youth

Coordinator Danielle Shoychet throughout

the year for our high school teens. We look

forward to excellent opportunities for leadership

development, informal education and

tons of fun. Keep an eye out for our Moss

Family Shinshinim! Our Young Emissaries

from Israel, Omree Negri and Orian

Grisana will be participating too! If you

want to get involved, contact Sigal.

Our opening program the BTY Night on

the Town will take place on Motzei

Shabbat October 5th. Stay tuned more

information coming your way right after the

High Holidays.

L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu V’Teihatemu.

Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy New

Year.

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MAZAL TOV

Shirley Anne Haber on receiving the

“Wiesenthal Award of Valour” from

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for

Holocaust Studies, recognizing excellence

in combating anti-Semitism.

Shirley Anne Haber on receiving the

Kesher Award from State of Israel

Bonds Canada.

Gerda Frieberg, “Woman of Integrity,

Grace and Dignity” was honoured by

Canadian Friends of the Israel Guide

Dog Center for the Blind at the Fourth

Annual “Evening of Miracles”, on May

27th.

Yosi Behar on being honoured for his

“contribution to the community in an

outstanding capacity” at the 10th Annual

Spirit of Community Dinner, June 6th.

Jackie and Fred Yack are pleased to celebrate

their grandson’s bar mitzvah in

Israel. The family, Sherri, Jason, Cori and

MISHPAHA

Max Marshall (the bar mitzvah boy) are

celebrating Max’s Bar Mitzvah on

August 5th at the “wall”. Also coming

along is grandson Brett Yack, who had

his bar mitzvah in April in Toronto. Cori

Marshall is already in Israel for the

Maccabia games with the Canadian

girls(age 17) basketball team .

BAR /BAT MITZVAHS

David and Jordana Richmon on the bar

mitzvah of their son, Brandon.

BIRTHS

Harley and Susan Waxer on the birth of

their grandson, Elijah Dillon, son of

Robin and Shaul Gorelik.

Michael and Sylvia Kestenberg on the birth

of their grandson, Jaxon Ty, son of Jodie

and Dave Rosen. Grandparents are

Miriam Rosen and the late Morris

Rosen; great grandmother Ida

Kestenberg, and the late Joe Kestenberg;

and the late Harry and Bela Zborowski.

Robert and Ester Gabay on the birth of

their grandson, Benjamin David, son of

Debbie and Adam Saporta. Proud

grandparents are Harriet and Harvey

Lewi.

Rhonda and David Newman on the birth

of their grandson, Dylan Ellis, son of

Nadine and Jordan Grossman. Proud

grandparents are Cheryl Rosenberg and

Mark Grossman. Great grandparents

are Pearl Newman, Moish Diamond,

Georgina Grossman and Marjorie

Frimeth. Excited brother is Matthew.

Harry and Emy Zarek on the birth of their

granddaughter, Reena Rachel, daughter

of Yudit and Adam Zarek. Proud grandparents

are Susan Davidovits, Philip

Davidovits; and great grandparents are

Mireille Nahman, Leslie and Eva Loewy,

and Goldie Davidovits.

Steve McDonald and Lisa Anthony on the

birth of their daughter Rebeccah Isabel.

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Proud grandparents are John and Arlene

Anthony, Stephen F. McDonald and

Sharon McBride.

Stephen and Fern Weingarten on the birth

of their grandson, Evan Louis, son of Jeff

Weingarten and Joanna Sadoff. Proud

grandparents are Bob and Barb Sadoff

and great grandparents are Grace

Weingarten and Annie Sadoff.

Talya and Mark Feldberg on the birth of

their son Jacob Matan Eitan. Proud

grandparents are Howard and Marsha

Feldberg and Carol & Selwyn Postan.

Great grandmother is Lottie Stern.

Bob and Dodi Weill on the birth of their

grandson Jack Weill Persofsky, son of

Julie Weill Persofsky and Jonathan

Persofsky. Proud grandparents are Al

and Renah Persofsky.

Adult Education Programs

Janet Horowitz

Larry & Florence Persyko

Beth Tikvah Women’s Educational

Programs

Murray P& Rona Armel

Marlene Axmith

Hannah Bellack

Albert & Shelah Saltzman

Paula Silver

Jerry & Toby Zarnett

Cantor’s Fund

Odette Brownstone

Marlene Flicht

Cantor Tibor & Isabela Kovari

Alf & Gayle Kwinter

Yoni & Julie Lerman

Steven & Rodeen Stein

Cohen Family Hidur Mitzvah Fund

Bob & Marilyn Cohen

Danny Gottesman Memorial Fund

Elana & Daphne Jackson & Family

Hesed Fund

Murray & Rona Armel

Pearl Babins

Beth Tikvah Hesed Committee

Charles Blum

Freda & Allen Brender

Chavurah Group 2

Brian & Carole Cantor, Isaac, Sarit, Ben &

Oren

Shelly and Louise Maerov on the birth of

their grandson, Jordan Avi, son of Adam

and Margie Maerov. Proud grandparents

are Jean and Gordon Sills. A brother for

Joshua and Jonah.

Danny and Hana Baratz on the birth of

their granddaughter, Eden Sophie, daughter

of Elysa and Avi Baratz. Proud

grandparents are Ruth and Jason Monas.

A sister for Nicole.

Gary and Marion Kirsh on the birth of

their grandson, Alexander Leo Kirsh

Gavendo, son of Jennifer Kirsh and

Michael Gavendo. Proud grandparents

are Linda Gavendo, and great grandmother

Bess Faigan.

DONATIONS

Gerald & Doreen Diner

Shae Eckler

Eileen Frydrych

Bertha Gold

Ernie & Hilda Goodman

Sam & Beverley Holtzman

Sidney, Gloria & Rebecca Pinkus

Fred & Marsha Rosen

Rhonda & Norm Roth

Hesed “Our Brother’s Keeper” Fund

Leo & Mona Brown

Daniel & Hilary Edwards & Family

Sasha Schaeffer

Ken Stewart

Ted & Annabel Turner

Israel Fund

Miriam Beckerman

Benjamin Karp Memorial Fund

Selma Karp

Louise, Odet, Tamar, Naomi & Ilana

Klinghoffer

Men’s Club Fund

Stan & Arlene Gelman

Jim Heifetz & Klara Bagley Heifetz

Musical Heritage Fund

Leah Abrahamson

Shelly Altman

Beth Tikvah Choir

Sy & Fran Caine

Bob & Marilyn Cohen

ENGAGEMENTS

Roy and Ronna Birnboim on the engagement

of their son, Jason, to Ashley,

daughter of Larry and Marilyn Pacht.

Proud grandfather is Sam Brown.

Al and Diane Miller on the engagement of

their granddaughter, Rachel, daughter of

Carey Miller and Iona Berlind, to

Michael, son of Jeffrey Bernholtz and

Sandra English.

MARRIAGES

Sy and Fran Caine and Al and Shirley

Weinstein on the marriage of their

granddaughter, Leah Weinstein, daughter

of Adele and Steve Weinstein, to Eliezer

Green, son of Reva and David Green.

Proud grandparents are Abraham and

Haya Raanani.

Marsha & Howard Feldberg

Marilyn Herman

Mel & Brenda Perlmutter

Judith & Richard Phillips

Fred & Marsha Rosen

Caryn Ludwig-Shoychet

Blossom and Joel Snitman

Arlene & Allan Sylver

Marilyn Tkatch

Judy Wineberg

Harold & Carole Wolfe

Mike & Cindy Wyman

Prayer Book Fund

Paul Austin

Earl & Eva Biderman

Joanne & Charles Bleier & Bonnie Wynne

Ruth Cohen

Ernie Goodman

Cheryl & Michael Levick

William & Anne Lieberman

Corinne & Max Lissoos

Anne & Michael McCleave, Rory, Robert &

Brent

Naomi Rose & Stanley Sinai

Robert & Jolan Schneider

Sheila Sherman

Lenora & Lorne Winer

Rabbis’ Tzedakah Fund

Doris Alter

Hannah Bellack

David & Trudy Broude

Odette Brownstone

Marty & Fran Caplan

Lillian & Joel Cornfield

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Miriam Freedman & Anne McCleave

Marlene Flicht

Amy & Seth Goldsweig

Marsha & Shawn Klerer & Family

Estate of Norman Levine

Jeff & Renee Levine

Yoni & Julie Lerman

Fagel Mitgang

Rosalie Mednick Nepom, Sol Mednick,

& Eddie Mednick & Families

Mel & Brenda Perlmutter

Sidney & Gloria Pinkus

Sacred Heart Catholic High School

Saint Joan of Arc Catholic High School

Albert& Shelah Saltzman

Cyril & Miriam Sapiro

Brian & Annalee Schnurr

Larry & Teresa Swern

Roy Wyman & Joanne Goldman Wyman

Ritual Director’s Fund

Selwyn Banikin

Marlene Flicht

Evelyn Rabkin

Roy Wyman & Joanne Goldman Wyman

Phillip & Allan Simon Memorial

Fund

Ruth Simon

Lionel Weinstein Memorial Fund

Ron & Celie Goldstein

Harvey & Goldie Kestenberg

Patti Weinstein & Family

Yahrzeit Fund

Freda Alkin

Frances Barish

Miriam Beckerman

Eric Bornstein

Ruth Cooper

David Cordovi

Regina Delovitch

Heddy Ebedes

Mildred Finkelstein

Claire Levy Freedman

Norma & Brian Gelade

Angela Hancu

Marilyn Herman

Ana Holland

Norma Kamin

Hannah Katz

Beryl Kofman

Charlotte Koven

Harriet Kunz

Jerry Levine

David Martin

Herb Miller

Joel & Linda Miller

Julie Movsowitz

Henry Neugebauer

Lorne Pollock

Ralph Rabinowicz

Jules Rusonik

Gail & Allan Sandler

Marilyn & Brian Saxe

Elliot Henry Shub

Judy Sidney

Harvey & Debbi Silver

Harry Snitman

Gerda Sommer

Reva Stern

Helen Stollar

Nathan & SuzanneTepper

Sam & Evie Zeifman

Yellow Candles (Men’s Club)

Jack Bick

Ron Laxer

Doreen Manly

Sid & Gloria Pinkus

Robert & Jolan Schneider

Youth and Young Families Fund

Murray & Rona Armel

Miriam Beckerman

Hannah Bellack

Lillian & Joel Cornfield

Shae Eckler

Lisa, Stuart, Sophie and Molly Foxman

Ester Gabay

Merle & Stephen Goldman

Jack & Glynis, Shawn, Craig & Adam

Jerusalim

Ken & Rita Karp

Murray & Joyce Kideckel

Sheldon & Nira Lerman

Yoni & Julie Lerman

Halina Levitt

Barbara Mark-Dreyfuss

Doug & Linda Millstone

Elaine Ruekberg

Albert & Shelah Saltzman

Sylvia Stokes

Lori & Larry Wolynetz & Family

Roy Wyman & Joanne Goldman Wyman

Youth Prayer Book Fund

Aaron Brotman

Edward Levy

Mike & Cindy Wyman

BEREAVEMENTS

Paul Heimann on the passing of his dear

wife, Trudy (Gertrude) Heimann.

Cyril Wolfe and Debra Simon on the passing

of their dear wife and mother,

Doreen Wolfe.

Family of the late Ethel Linden.

Miriam and Cyril Sapiro on the passing of

their dear brother and brother-in-law,

Sam Hartzman.

Family of the late Joyce Zacks.

Rick and Miriam Levine on the passing of

their dear father and father-in-law Jack

Levine.

Lee and Edith Cantor on the passing of

their dear brother and brother-in-law,

Joe Cantor.

Cheryl and Michael Levick on the passing

of their dear father and father-in-law,

Hillel Katzman.

Eva Blitz and family on the passing of their

dear husband and father, Nathan Blitz.

Holly and Eric Vengroff on the passing of

their dear mother and mother-in-law,

Lillian Morgenthau.

Fern and Murray Silver on the passing of

their dear mother and mother-in-law,

Rose Granatstein.

Sheldon and Penny Zemell on the passing

of their dear brother and brother-in-law,

Jerry Zemell.

Florence Koblinsky on the passing of her

dear husband, Sam Koblinsky.

Roni Arato on the passing of her dear

husband, Paul Arato.

Joan Shanker on the passing of her dear

husband, Norman Shanker.

Stephen Levitt on the passing of his dear

father, Norman Levitt.

Family of the late Paul Resnick.

Joanne and Charles Bleier on the passing

of their dear mother and mother-in-law,

Elizabeth (Bonnie) Wynne.

Judith Wolfe on the passing of her dear

daughter, Linda Lewis.

Deadline Dates for Hakol

Issue

Deadline

Oct/Nov 2013 Sept 11, 2013

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - AUGUST 2013

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

2

3

4

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

5

Service Times:

9:00 am./

7:30 p.m.

6

Service Times:

7:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Choir Practice

8:00 p.m.

7

Service Times:

7:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:15 p.m.

Choir Practice:

8:00 p.m.

8

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Musica Meeting

6:00 p.m.

BT Women Exec

Meeting

7:30 p.m.

Choir Practice

8:00 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

6:45 p.m.

9

8:21 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

6:30 p.m.

Civic Holiday

8:12 p.m.

11 12

13

14

15

16

17

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

8:10 p.m.

Rabbi Grover’s

Talmud Class

7:10 p.m.

Havdalah:

9:21 p.m.

10

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

8:00 p.m.

Rabbi’s Grover

Talmud Class

7:00 p.m.

Havdalah:

9:12 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

18

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

19

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Choir Practice

8:00 p.m.

20

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

21

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Choir Practice

8:00 p.m.

22

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

6:30 p.m.

23

8:02 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:50 p.m.

Havdalah:

8:50 p.m.

24

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Service

Times:7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Board Meeting

8:00 p.m.

Choir Practice

8:00 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Choir Practice

8:00 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

6:15 p.m.

7:50 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:40 p.m.

Rabbi Grover’s

Talmud class

6:40 p.m.

Havdalah:

8:50 p.m.

25

26 27 28

29 30

31

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

“Coping with

Grief during the

High Holidays”

10:00 a.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Choir Practice

8:00 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Choir Practice

8:00 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

6:15 p.m.

7:38 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:25 p.m.

Havdalah:

8:38 p.m.

Selihot Program

9:45 pm

Selihot Service:

11:00 p.m.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - SEPTEMBER 2013

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

2 3 4 5

6

7

Service Times:

8:00 a.m./

6:00 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

8

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Kever Avot

10:30 a.m.

Pardes Shalom &

Bathurst Lawn

Fast of Gedaliah

22

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Labour Day

9

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

23

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Choir 8:00 p.m.

10

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Nomination

Choir 8:00 p.m.

24

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

6:15 p.m.

Erev Rosh

Hashanah

11

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

25

Service Times:

8:00 a.m./

7:40 p.m.

Young Family

Service – Grande

Luxe 9:30 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah

12

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

26

Rosh Hashanah

13

27

7:26 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:00 p.m.

Kol Nidre

Choir 8:00 p.m. 7:13 p.m.

15 16

17

18

19

20

21

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:20 p.m.

Decorate the

Sukkah 2:00 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Hebrew Reading

Class with Irv

9:00 a.m.

BT Women

Board Meeting

8:00 p.m.

Choir 8:00 p.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

6:00 p.m.

Candle Lighting:

7:04p.m.

Erev Sukkot

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:15 p.m.

Candle Lighting:

8:04 p.m.

Sukkot

Service Times

9:00 a.m./

6:00 p.m.

Sukkot

7:00 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

7:15 p.m.

Havdalah:

8:26 p.m.

14

Service Times:

8:30 a.m./

5:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur

Yizkor

Neilah 5:30 p.m.

Havdalah:

8:13 p.m.

Service Times:

8:45 a.m./

6:50 p.m.

Havdalah:

8:00 p.m.

28

Service Times:

8:30 a.m./

7:10 p.m.

Service Times:

7:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Hebrew Reading

class with Irv

8:00 p.m.

Service Times:

7:00 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Hebrew Reading

Class with Irv

9:00 a.m.

Board Meeting

8:00 p.m.

Choir 8:00 p.m.

Service Times:

6:45 a.m./

6:00 p.m.

Service Times:

8:45 a.m./

7:00 p.m.

Candle Lighting:

7:50 p.m.

Yizkor

Shemini Atzeret

Dessert Buffet

8:30 p.m.

Service Times:

8:45 a.m./

6:00 p.m.

Simhat Torah

6:48 p.m.

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

6:35 p.m.

Havdalah:

7:48 p.m.

29

30

Service Times:

9:00 a.m./

6:50 p.m.

Tikvah Tots Fall

Series 9:30 a.m.

Service Times:

7:15 a.m./

7:30 p.m.

Hebrew Reading

class with Irv

8:00 p.m.

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