Weekly Announcements

WE LOVE FEBRUARY AT DORSHEI EMET!

 

 

SHABBAT BO

...in which Pharaoh's heart is hardened and the three final plagues are brought down. The Festival of Matzot is introduced, and the grand Exodus from Egypt begins, as "with a mighty hand the Lord freed us."

 

February 4, 2017 / 8 Shevat, 5777

Torah: Exodus 12:29-51 - 13:1-13

Maftir: Exodus 13:14-16

Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28

 

Torah Readers: Barry Frank, Patrizia Di Cori, Janice Goldfarb

Haftarah Reader: Laura Yaros

Parnassim: Rami Negev, Naomi Lapin

 

Kiddush sponsored by Patrizia Di Cori in memory of her father Luciano Di Cori

 

 

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWS:

  • Our 5777 Annual General Campaign Drive is underway!
  • Dorshei Emet Book Club
  • Challahpalooza (the great DE Challah bake)
  • Tu B'Shevat Seder
  • Shabbat Shira Concert
  • Patrizia's Kitchen, Jr. Edition (for parents, grandparents & children)
  • Patrizia's Jewish Italian Kitchen - Cooking Demo & Dinner
  • The Enlightened Bite

To find how to participate/contribute, please see flyers and info below.

 

 

* ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN 5777 *

WE'RE GETTING CLOSER ...

 

Thanks to your generosity, we have raised about 55%

of this year's campaign goal of $150,000.

BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THERE!

 

Every donation is meaningful and appreciated.

Our campaign closes on PURIM, SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017

ONLY 5 WEEKS REMAIN TO MEET OUR GOAL!

 

Your generosity sustains us!

 

Make your donations today at www.dorsheiemet.com/annualgiving; or call Cheri with your credit card donations: (514) 486-9400.

Thank you very much!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAZAL TOV!


Dorshei Emet Past Presidents Sara Saber-Freedman and Bram Freedman are thrilled to announce the engagement of their son, David, to Patricia Sauro. Mazal tov to the whole family! - Sara, Bram, Noah, David, Zoe and Josh.

 

 

MEMBER NEWS

 

LISTENING WITH HEART - COMPASSIONATE LISTENING WORKSHOP

 

Sharon Gubbay Helfer is offering her highly acclaimed "Listening with Heart Workshop" on Saturday & Sunday, February 25-26, 2017. Now more than ever, the Compassionate Listening skills of building wisdom and strengthening heart are important to bring balance and light into to our individual and communal lives. More info here or contact Sharon directly at 514-933-2298 or

sharon.gubbay.helfer@gmail.com.

 

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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS FOR 2 NOT-TO-BE-MISSED MULTI-CULTURAL SPRINGTIME EVENTS, PROUDLY CO-PRESENTED BY DORSHEI EMET AND MOUNTAIN LAKE PBS ("MLPBS"):

 

"A Woman's Place: Faith-Based Changemakers"

A Symposium and Panel Discussion with 5 extraordinary Canadian women of different faiths, moderated by Emmy nominee MLPBS journalist and anchor, Thom Hallock.

 

"The Main: A Taste of Montreal's Jewish, Italian & Chinese Communities"

A premiere screening of English-version of "La Main" documentary, followed by discussion with film notables and ethnic-inspired food tasting.

 

To volunteer, or to learn more about sponsor opportunities, contact Cheri Bell at executivedirector@dorshei-emet.org.

 

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Share your news in the next weekly announcement! Email Rabbi Sherril by Monday of each week. Maximum 3 lines. We reserve the right to edit your submission. rabbisherril@dorshei-emet.org

 

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Requesting an aliyah? Please arrive in the sanctuary no later than 10:00 am on Shabbat morning and identify yourself to a Parnass.

 

 

AROUND DORSHEI EMET

 

DORSHEI EMET BOOK CLUB

February 8, 2017, 1:00 pm: Ru by Kim Thuy

March 29, 2017, 1:00 pm: White Walls by Judy Batalion

 

TU B'SHEVAT SEDER

Saturday, February 11, following the morning services. Join us for a celebration of the New Year for the Trees! Enjoy the fruits and other specialities of this annual holiday. All are welcome!

 

PATRIZIA'S KITCHEN, JR. EDITION

Sunday, February 12, 10:00 am. A Tu B'Shevat brunch celebration! Register now ... limited seating. A great activity to share with the grandchildren! Deadline to register: February 10. Please call the shul office for prices and to register.

 

PATRIZIA'S JEWISH ITALIAN KITCHEN COOKING DEMO & DINNER

Thursday, February 16, 6:30 pm. Bring your own wine and a good appetite! $35 Members / $48 Nonmembers. Limited seating. Deadline to register: February 13. Please call the shul office for prices and to register.

 

THE ENLIGHTENED BITE

Wednesday, February 22, 12:00 pm. Kavannah & Kugel: Eating as Mindfulness. Lunchtime learning with Rabbi Boris. Catered meal by Patrizia DiCori. Deadline to register: February 20. Please call the shul office for prices and to register.

 

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TORAH PATHS WEEKLY PARSHAH STUDY

Saturdays at 8:45 am, with Rabbi Boris.

Explore the Torah portion in this informal weekly gathering. We delve into the text using traditional and modern commentaries, debate the issues and find connections with contemporary life. Coffee and tea are served. All levels welcome. Everyone is welcome to stay for services following the study.

 

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DORSHEI EMET TZEDAKAH PROJECT

This year we are asking for a suggested donation at various events, with half the proceeds going to Auberge Shalom pour Femmes. The other half will be used to fund various Dorshei Emet programs, children and youth programming, and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness). To date we have raised $1090 each for Dorshei Emet and for Auberge Shalom! Please be generous with your donations. For more information on Auberge Shalom pour Femmes please see their website: http://aubergeshalom.org/.

 

 

AROUND TOWN

 

"Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv" by award-winning Montreal playwright Oren Safdie: part farce, part drama about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, where allegiances constantly shift, religion is irreverent and politics are a matter of survival. Jan 30-Feb 19, Theatre St-James, 265 St-Jacques, evening & matinee shows. Four "Talk-back" times, including the first with the playwright on Feb 2nd, 8pm. Tickets, including special group pricing information: (514) 987-1774 #104, box-office@infinititheatre.com

 

 

REFUAH SHLEYMAH - HEALING PRAYERS

 

In need of healing prayers? Would you like to request healing prayers for someone who is ill or recovering? Please contact Rabbi Sherril with the person's English and Hebrew names and their parents' Hebrew names (if known). Please contact the synagogue office at (514) 486-9400 if you know of a Dorshei Emet member who is ill or in the hospital (provide us with the name of the person, the hospital and room number).

 

 

YAHRZEITEN THIS WEEK

 

We apologize in advance for any errors or omissions in our records. Please email us with your corrections.

 

February 4-10, 2017 8-14 Shevat, 5777

 

*Joseph Aigen, father-in-law of Carmela Aigen, husband of Marilyn Aigen

Irv Becker, husband of Edna Becker

Hyman Benjamin, father of David Benjamin

*Claude Benloulou, husband of Pearlann Goldenberg

Elaine Bloom, mother of David Bloom

Jack Boaz Bobrove, brother of Eunice Mayers

Annie Clamen, mother of Marcia Gans

Alfred Cohen, father of Paula Merovitz

*Luciano Di Cori, father of Patrizia Di Cori

*Esther Toba Drach, mother of Pesel Hornstein

Greta Ellner, mother of Howard Ellner

Sadie Feldstein, sister of Betty Spiegel

Saada Hazan, mother of Henri Hazan

George Karpati, husband of Shira Karpati

Anya Kisilevsky-Puterman, mother of Esther Frank and Hershy Kisilevsky

*Abraham Kooperstock

*Rebecca Leibovitch

*Eruchem Prashker

Jannit Rabinovitch, sister of Lori Rabinovitch

*Beatrice Richter Saibil

*Maurice Solomon

*Zoe Springer, niece of Andrea and Alan Bassel

Moshe Stepner, father of Syd Stepner

Goldie Watkin Tryansky, mother of Linda Schwartz

Lorna Usheroff, mother of Jeff Usheroff

*Helen Nadel Yoffe, mother of Moe Yoffe

 

* indicates a memorial plaque in our sanctuary

 

Add your late loved one's name to our memorial board for an everlasting tribute: call (514) 486-9400.

 

 

PASTORAL CARE @ DORSHEI EMET


Rabbis hold many roles, but the heart of our work involves accompanying people. We walk along with you, and serve as companions in the course of your life journeys through suffering, illness, change and joy. We try to make sure that you are not alone, and we endeavor to help you transcend your suffering. We offer a spiritual presence to those in need, pain, or transition. Please contact Rabbi Boris or Rabbi Sherril with your pastoral care needs or for more information. There is no fee for this service.

 

GEMILUT CHASADIM COMMITTEE

 

A vital part of being part of a community is being there to support one another in difficult circumstances. If you are in the hospital and would appreciate a visit from a shul member, or are just returning home from hospital and need some help with groceries or meals, the Gemilut Chasadim Committee would be happy to help you. To volunteer on the committee...or to let us know of a need please contact Toby Shainbaum-Pollak at tobyshp@hotmail.com or (514) 486-7412 (weekday evenings & weekends).

 

 

REACHING THE RABBIS

 

Contact Rabbi Boris or Rabbi Sherril with your feedback, suggestions, and questions, or to discuss lifecycle issues or events.

 

rabbiboris@dorshei-emet.org or (514) 486-9400 ext 104

rabbisherril@dorshei-emet.org

Pastoral emergencies: (438) 448-2213

 

Or contact one of our Clergy Liaisons below:


Miki Harrar: (514) 906-7990, miki_harrar@hotmail.com

Roger Antebi: (514) 483-6952, antebi@videotron.ca

Audrey Berner: audreyberner@videotron.ca

Chava Dienar: (514) 488-7341, chavadienar@hotmail.com

 

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