HRC Petition against CTV, CBC antisemitic reporting

Posted on May 29, 2024

Click here to view and sign Honest Reporting Canada’s petition against CTV’s and CBC’s abhorrent, antisemitic reporting on the incident at city hall:

Sacred Text Dedications

Posted on May 6, 2024

Thank you for your generous donations We want to express our gratitude to all of the following who have generously supported the purchase of new Siddurim and Chumashim for our congregation by dedicating them in honour of their loved ones. Your kindness and support are truly appreciated. For those who have not yet donated, we Continue Reading »

Torah Mantle Dedications

Posted on May 6, 2024

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following generous individuals whose donations have made it possible for us to update the High Holiday Torah covers. Your kindness and support are deeply appreciated. Thank you for your invaluable contribution. Dedicated by Steven and Shelli Kimmel Dedicated by Steven and Shelli Kimmel in memory of our beloved Continue Reading »

Bio of Rabbi Claudio Kupchik

Posted on April 25, 2024

  Rabbi Kupchik was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While completing medical studies at the University of Buenos Aires Medical School, he determined that Jewish studies and serving the Jewish people was truly his calling and his first love. He studied at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Continue Reading »

No Seder 

Posted on April 22, 2024

Rav Baruch Frydman-Kohl  Shabbat Hagadol 5784  Kehillat Beth Israel, Ottawa    This Pesah there will not be seder. Seder means order.   Consider what is b’seder and what is not b’seder in your lives as we enter Pesah.    What is b’seder in Israel? Some snapshots.  Cafes and restaurants in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa are b’seder, Continue Reading »

May 14 | 6:30-8:00 PM

Posted on April 16, 2024

Topic What has Hamas wrought? Israeli and Diaspora Jews have spoken of significant changes in attitude about Zionism and security, public safety and antisemitism in the wake of the Hamas invasion on Shemini Atzeret/ Simhat Torah. What might all this mean for synagogue life and rabbinic leadership? Register now More about our guests Rabbi Ammiel Continue Reading »

Cantor Jason Green’s Multifaith Housing Initiative article

Posted on April 4, 2024

Cantor Green recently became a clergy patron of the Multifaith Housing Initiative and was invited to write the lead article for their pre-AGM newsletter, which was shared on Tuesday. Below is that article, which references Cantor Green’s Shabbat sermon on Feb. 17 (Parashat T’rumah). Happy Spring! I am the Cantor at Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation Continue Reading »

Letters from Israel – Day 4

Posted on February 23, 2024

Hevre/Friends, Our final day began with a breakfast briefing from Andi’s colleague, Andrea Arbel, the Executive Director of Sifriyat Pijama and Maktabat al-Fanoos (PJ Library in Hebrew and Arabic) of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation here in Israel. She gave us a riveting description of how they’ve been able to pivot after October 7 and throughout the war Continue Reading »

Letters from Israel – Day 3

Posted on February 22, 2024

Hevre/Friends,   On Day 1 in Tel Aviv we met Ronen Avisrul, a longtime resident of Netiv Ha’asarah, a moshav less than one kilometer from the Gaza border which is now being occupied by the army. He shared his harrowing story from October 7 and his ongoing trauma which has prevented him from returning to Continue Reading »

Letters from Israel – Day 2

Posted on February 21, 2024

Hevre/Friends, Entering the Gaza Envelope, our hearts began to beat faster as our bus traversed the landscape where the massacre of October 7 took place. Along Route 232 we passed kibbutzim that had been overrun, drove over scars in the road where burnt cars seared their tragic stories into the pavement, saw missile shelters where Continue Reading »