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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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The Song Shul

High Holidays at The Song Shul Enjoy a musical High Holiday service at one of the newest shuls in town. Cantor Spiro and Aliza Spiro have launched this new congregation to speak to their strengths in music.

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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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Beth Torah

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Welcomes Cantor Ben Silverberg September 10, 2016 Here is your opportunity to see what Beth Torah has to offer and see Cantor Ben Silverberg again! On Shabbat, September 10th, 2016 Beth Torah will be holding a Shabbat service honouring Cantor Ben. Shaar Shalom families are encouraged to come visit the shul, the Executive and Cantor

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Beth Tikvah Celebrates 50 Years

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Open House Weekend at Beth Tikvah – September 9th & 11th, 2016 Beth Tikvah is offering another opportunity to get to know their shul better. Enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Ma’ariv, one of the most beautiful services of the week at Beth Tikvah and on Sunday morning, there is a 9:00 AM morning minyan followed

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Senses of Sinai

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September 9 to 18 Join us for Senses of Sinai, a special week of programming. Whether an introduction or re-introduction to our amazing synagogue, come and experience the exceptional community that is Temple Sinai! For more information about these programs or to register, please contact Marcie at 416.487.4161 or email programs@templesinai.net. For complete program descriptions,

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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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Shabbat at Beth Sholom

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Pride of Israel Open House

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Pride to Hold Open House Shabbat, September 17, 2016 Join the Leadership and Clergy on Shabbat, September 17th, 2016 for Shabbat morning services. Meet those who have recently joined Pride of Israel and get to know the congregation over kiddush.

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Beth Emeth Frontage

Beth Emeth

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service – Friday, June 24th Join the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue on Friday evening, June 24th at 7:00 PM for a special musical Kabbalat Shabbat service preceded by a Shabbatini at 6:00 PM. Invitation includes all contact information. Synagogue Location.

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Second Open House at Beit Rayim

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Here’s a Second Chance for an Open House at Beit Rayim Beit Rayim recognizes that not everyone could attend their first Open House. As such, they are holding another Special Shabbat on Saturday, September 24th. RSVP’s are required by Monday, September 19th to ensure there are sufficient accommodations.

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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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Dates to Pick Up Your Plaques

It’s Time to Pick Up Your Plaques Shaar Shalom will have three time slots when you may pick up your plaques. We have intentionally chosen three different days of the week, three different weeks and two occurring in the evening and one in the afternoon. These will be the only times at which you may

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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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Re-Enrolment Form

Form to Be Used by Synagogues RENEWING Membership of Shaar Shalom Members On the anniversary of the first renewal of membership of a member who was in good standing at Shaar Shalom on June 30, 2016, Shaar Shalom will require documentation to confirm the transaction. Attached please find the Re-Enrolment Form which both the previous Shaar

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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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Named Item Requests from Shaar Shalom

Committee Working On Your Requests Over the past several weeks you have been sending your requests to requests@shaarshalom.ca. A dedicated team has catalogued everything in the synagogue. The plaques are in the process of being organized and prepared for a pickup date. We will advise a couple opportunities for pickup, one during an afternoon and one during

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Beth Emeth Reaches out to Us

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Beth Emeth has a special page on their website and a video recording by their President extending a warm welcome to all Shaar Shalom members. Watch their video and read what Beth Emeth has to offer. They offer a full service traditional Conservative service for those looking to preserve the heritage and customs.  

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Jewish Library Looking for New Home

Jewish Library an Opportunity to Strengthen Your Jewish Organization The Isaac and Anne Shankman Memorial Library has been a destination for the young and the old to borrow book, manuscripts, CD’s and videos with content that is either created by Jewish authors and musicians or pertains to Jewish study, history or culture. There is a

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Friendships Associations

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Parshat Korah, 3rd of Tammuz If the story we encounter in this week’s parsha was not in the Torah, it would be too fantastic to believe. Korach, a prominent member of the tribe of Levi disputes the validity of Moshe’s choice for Kohain Gadol, The High Priest. “The entire congregation is holy, with G-d among

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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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Sharing Your Plans with Undecided Members

Many members are still undecided as to which synagogue they will go. This is a time for looking around and finding a good fit for each of us. But there was also a strong feeling for keeping a sense of community together even if it is not at 2 Simonston Blvd. For this reason we

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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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IDF Medics with new vests

Vests for IDF Medics

5 IDF Medics Receive Much-Needed Specially Designed Vests Thanks to the contributions Shaar Shalom members made to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, Rabbi Schwarzman purchased five specially designed vests to not only protect these combat medics but to hold special life-saving equipment used in their work. We pray for their safety and are appreciative of their

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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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