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Sing for the Children

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3 Well Known Singers will Sing for the Children Fundraiser Event at Roy Thompson Hall This is a unique opportunity to hear 3 world class voices raised as they sing for the children. Roy Thompson Hall is the perfect venue to highlight these voices with great ecoustic halls. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a night

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Carlebach Classic Gala Concert

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Beth Tikvah Holds a Carlebach Classic Gala Concert Beth Tikvah Synagogue is known for its musical prowess and this Carlebach Classic Gala Concert will highlight all its musical talents with its hazzan, Tibor Kovari along with the Beth Tikvah Choir, the Beth Tikvah Chamber Orchestra and will be conducted by Alexander Veprinskiy. The evening will be

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Steve Gar Speaks Counter Terrorism

Beth Tikvah Guest Steve Gar, Israeli Counter Terrorism Specialist Read Steve Gar’s Biography

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Yom Hashoah v’Hagvurah

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Participate in this Year’s Commemoration of the Holocaust Yom HaShoah v’Hagvurah  Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is designated by the State of Israel on the Hebrew date of 27 Nisan. The community joins together in our annual memorial (yizkor) service, presented in partnership with several community organizations. Read below for information about our community

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Cayne Family Chapel News

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Saying Hello Again to the Cayne Family Chapel Many of Shaar Shalom members have spent time in the warm and welcoming Cayne Family Chapel at Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Daily minyanim twice daily, Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat evening services, special Shabbat services such as Yachad and Hashkama. When our synagogue closed, the Cayne Family Chapel was

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Purim Carnival

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Purim is the Happiest Celebration of the Jewish Calendar Join all the fun and antics at Beth David Synagogue at the Purim Carnival, an event for everyone! Come in costume and enjoy all the frivolity and the reading of the Megillah. As we wish to have our young people enjoy the Megillah reading and not

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Pre-Purim Oneg Shabbat

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Singles 50+ Annual Pre-Purim Oneg Shabbat Now at Beth David Synagogue On Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM the Shaar Shalom Singles 50+ will hold their annual Pre-Purim Oneg Shabbat. The location is Beth David Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Road, North York and will be held in the chapel on the lower level of the

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Experience Purim at the Song Shul

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Purim is Happening at the Song Shul It’s the Megillah reading the way you’ve always wanted it to be! You know by now that at The Song Shul we break the mold and do things differently, so come and see how we tell the Purim story. . . We start with a super quick and

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Purim in German Mills

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Please join us for our first PURIM in German Mills on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7.30 PM at 88 German Mills Road, Thornhill. Costumes and face masks appropriately for Purim are welcome as are noise makers (ra’ashanim, graggers).  The evening’s agenda includes song and hamentashen as well as the reading of Megillat Esther. Wayne Nates

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Purim at Beth Tikvah

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Something for Everyone at Purim at Beth Tikvah What a great opportunity this year with Purim falling on the weekend! Children can come to shul both on Saturday night and Sunday morning for all the fun and fantastic Purim events and parents, Bubbies and Zaidies don’t have to worry about work or school the following day!

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Purim at Pride of Israel

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Celebrate Purim at Pride of Israel The Pride of Israel invites the Jewish community to celebrate Purim with them on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 Reading of the Megillah: at 5:00 PM Fabulous Festive Seudah:  approx. 6:30 PM Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Please consider bringing a box of kosher Mac & Cheese as a gragger

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Purim Childrens’ Concert

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The Purim fun continues for young children and their grownups at Beth David on Sunday, March 12 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM with the Purim Childrens’ Concert. The concert features Noam Katz. Bring your young ones to Beth David for all the fun!

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Rabbi Susan Silverman at Beth David

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Click here to learn more about Rabbi Susan Silverman on her website.   Sarah and Susan Silverman spoke to Boston University students in a Dept. of Religion program called “Sister Act”. Students came out in droves to hear Sarah, who was smart and funny. But Susan knocked their socks off. With wisdom and humor she

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Cayne Family Chapel Re-Dedication

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Celebrate the Re-Dedication of the Cayne Family Chapel at the Pride of Israel Synagogue The leadership of the Pride of Israel warmly invites Shaar Shalom members to the re-dedication of the Cayne Family Chapel on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 Evening Services at 6:30 PM Dedication at 7:00 PM For many Shaar Shalom members, the Cayne

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Membership Information Evening

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Beit Rayim is Holding a Membership Information Evening Join the leadership, both lay and clergy for an informal membership information evening concerning what Beit Rayim has to offer. This will be held in a private residence providing a relaxed atmosphere where you can ask questions and hear comments from others. If you are interested in attending,

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Beth Tikvah Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner

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Enjoy Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner at Beth Tikvah Oy! What will you do for your Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner? Preparing to Passover is hectic, stressful! Shabbat is the antithesis. On Shabbat, this is our time to relax, to reflect on the joys of our lives and share time with family. Beth Tikvah and Mitzuyan Kosher Catering are

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Youth & Young Family-Led Services

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Attend a Youth & Young Family Led Passover Service at Beth Tikvah

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Lunch & Learn Series

Beth Tikvah Synagogue Holds Spring 2017 Lunch & Learn Series Click on image for larger view Above is a calendar of Beth Tikvah’s Lunch & Learn programs held every Tuesday at Beth Tikvah’s Social Hall. Guest speakers talk on many diverse topics within the Jewish spectrum which you enjoy a lovely lunch sponsored by different

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Shabbat Shira & Dedication

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Update on Shabbat Shira at the Song Shul On Shabbat, February 11th, 2017 the Song Shul held a magnificent Shabbat Shira, Shabbat of Songs. They used this opportunity to highlight and thank Shaar Shalom Synagogue for the ritual items we loaned them while they build their congregation. At this point, the Song Shul meets the

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Jewish Toronto 1910

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Learn About Jewish Toronto of 1910 Adath Israel is holding a series of evening presentations given by David Nitkin, author and lecturer on the Jewish Community in Toronto just after the turn of the 20th century. These presentations are open to all and are presented at no charge. Pre-registration is required. Go to www.nitkinliterary.com/events.html#education to register.

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Top Ten Reasons

To Join Petah Tikva Anshe Catilla Congregation Click on the image to get to the flyer from Petah Tikva, the first Sephardic synagogue in Toronto. Petah Tikva’s mission is to provide their members with a Sephardic synagogue that follows the customs of the Jews of Northern Morocco.  They offer daily services, educational and social programs in

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Reciting Refuah Shlemah Blessing for the Ill

Blessing for a Refuah Shlemah (Full Recovery) The prayer in English translation May He who blessed our fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, heal (name) son (daughter) of (mother’s name), because (name) son (daughter) of (father’s name) pledged charity on his (her) behalf without a vow, for his (her) sake. In this merit may the Holy One, blessed be

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Why Shaar Shalom Members Chose Beth David

Beth David Continues to Welcome Shaar Shalom If you haven’t quite decided on a new shul, please consider the reasons why many former Shaar Shalom members have made Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue their new spiritual home: An Egalitarian Conservative community where members of all ages “Participate, Learn and Grow” Led by an

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BEBY Men’s Club Events

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Beth Emeth’s Men’s Club Planning Full Calendar of Events Beth Emeth’s Men’s Club is providing a preview of events on the horizon. As more information becomes available, it will be posted to their website.

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10 Reasons to Make Beth David Your Home

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Beth David Sends Shaar Shalom Members Warmest Wishes for a Sweet, Happy and Healthy New Year As you finalize your shul membership decision in the near future, please consider 10 reasons to make Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue your new spiritual home: An Egalitarian Conservative community where members of all ages “Participate, Learn and

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Remembering Shimon Peres

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COMMUNITY MEMORIAL FOR SHIMON PERES z”l When former Israeli President Shimon Peres, z”l,  passed away on September 28th, Israel, the Jewish world, and the world-at-large lost a unique and important figure; one that will be greatly missed by all who yearn for peace. UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Centre for Israel and Jewish

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Special Thanks from DJC

The Danforth Jewish Centre Sends Message of Gratitude The allocation of Shaar Shalom’s possessions was a painful process but knowing that transferring our loved ritual items to shuls who need them and will allow them to practice Judaism in other neighbourhoods made the transition meaningful and fulfilling. Josh, Greenhut of the Danforth Jewish Centre recently

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LAST CHANCE TO PICK UP PLAQUES

Make Sure to Pick Up Your Plaques THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 18TH, 2016 Place:  8220 Bayview Avenue, Unit 203 Time:  Sunday morning, Sept. 18th, 2016 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM The entrance to the office is on the north side of the plaza, a side entrance. The building is equipped with an elevator. Follow the corridor until

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City Shul Receives Torah from Shaar Shalom

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein of City Shul is Honoured to Receive Shaar Shalom Torah Rabbi Elyse Goldstein recently forwarded their newsletter to us to show just how thrilled their shul is to receive a Torah from our congregation. This ensures that the legacy of Shaar Shalom will go on in the City Shul as elsewhere. Select

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Building Sold

Update After Building Sold Below please find a link to a letter from Barry Barnes, President, as to the progress made as a result of the sale of the building. The letter addresses the work that has been accomplished to date and what still lies ahead of us. Letter Re Sale of Building

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Moving Update – mid August

Let’s Review the Progress on Moving To date we have had 3 dates for plaque pickups. I would like to reflect on the moving process and highlight the people who helped to simplify that process for you. There was a core group of Trudy Sassoon, Gayle Holtzman, Deana Fishman and Rhoda Gonen who organized all

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Beth Radom’s New Offer

Updated Offer from Beth Radom for Shaar Shalom Members! Beth Radom has sweetened their offer. Attached please find the details.

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Shiva Leaders

Shiva Leaders Continue to Support Shaar Shalom Members Shaar Shalom continues to support our members through the shiva process. When a loved one passes, there is a lot to take care of and a lot of deep sorrow and confusion. Our shul has historically supported those wanting to hold services at the shiva homes by

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Member Enrolment Form

Form to Be Completed by Recipient Synagogue on ENROLMENT of Shaar Shalom Member This form is provided to Synagogues who are registering Shaar Shalom members who were members in good standing as at June 30, 2016. Each of these members was provided a letter clearly outlining that they are a member in good standing as at

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Get to Know Adath Israel

Bruchim Ha’Baim – Welcome Adath Israel Congregation welcomes the members of Shaar Shalom Synagogue. While this is an emotional time as you look to find alternative for your shul community, we are certain that you will find in Adath Israel, the tradition Conservative community that you have been familiar with at Shaar Shalom. We strive

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Shul Leadership

Executive Barry Barnes, President bbarnes@shaarshalom.ca Rhoda Gonen, First Vice-President rgonen@shaarshalom.ca Jack Cayne, Vice-President jcayne@shaarshalom.ca Sam Chaim, Vice-President schaim@shaarshalom.ca Robbie Feldman, Treasurer rfeldman@shaarshalom.ca Morty Weisselberg, Secretary mweisselberg@shaarshalom.ca Board of Governors Michael Bowman mbowman@shaarshalom.ca Stephen Cappe scappe@shaarshalom.ca Brian Gordon bgordon@shaarshalom.ca Gayle Holtzman gholtzman@shaarshalom.ca Steve Lebner slebner@shaarshalom.ca Eric Lerner elerner@shaarshalom.ca Ralph Levine rlevine@shaarshalom.ca Gerry Lewy glewy@shaarshalom.ca Sam Mendelsohn

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Want Your Grandchildren to be Jewish?

I just saw a video, while trying to see the video of Heiveinu Shalom Aleichem. It was  New York City Professor who talked about how those of us who are grandparents can influence our children who married other Jews but are not affiliated or for those whose children married non-Jews. I thought the video was

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Beth Sholom Sanctuary

Beth Sholom Synagogue

Midtown Conservative Shul Beth Shalom Synagogue is located at 1445 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto. This is a well-established Conservative shul on Eglinton at the foot of the Allen Expressway.  Below you will find a letter from Beth Sholom’s President.   Dear Shaar Shalom Member; Although we are saddened by the loss of your synagogue community, we

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Welcome to Neshama

Neshama Congregation of York Region

Reform Neshama Congregation Neshama is reaching out to our members who would like to explore the Reform congregation. Rabbi Erin Polansky has personally extended an invitation to contact them. Please visit their website for more information.  

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Mitzvah Knitters

Mitzvah Knitters Will Continue On Monday, June 20th, Mitzvah Knitters held the final end of year party at Shaar Shalom with the traditional pizza party. There was a lovely turnout of dedicated women, members and non-members, to celebrate the work they have done over the past ten years and to honour the two chairs, Janice

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Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El, Reform Congregation Temple Emanu-El located in the Bayview and 401 area and is an inclusive and egalitarian kehilla deeply engaged in tikkun olam. Temple Emanu-El offers Shaar Shalom members to visit and consider joining their congregation. The following is an open letter to our members.

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Rabbi Fagan's Message

Rabbi Fagen’s Message

Dear Friends, For the last 18 years, I’ve had the honour of serving the Shaar Shalom family as one of the rabbis for the High Holidays.  My family and I have appreciated your warmth, and made many friends in the community. We empathize with you all as the Shaar Shalom era ends; we know how

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