201609 - Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec 2016

on Tuesday, 27 September 2016.

201609 - Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec 2016

Shanah Tovah!

I want to extend my best wishes for a “good and sweet” New Year: 5777. We look forward to seeing all our members, their families and guests at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and then Sukkot.

 

This issue of Lev HaDavar provides a guide to the High Holy Days being held at the Jewish Community Centre (536 Huron Street) including dates, service starting times, and other information such as babysitting arrangements and Rosh Hashanah meals.

201607 - July/August, 2016

on Thursday, 07 July 2016.

201607 - July/August, 2016

At the June 6, 2016, General Meeting, the Congregation elected the new 2016-2017 Executive and Board.

As the new President I want to take this opportunity to thank Bonnie Teevan for her commitment and work for Temple Israel over the past two years. Bonnie is now Immediate Past President and we expect her to continue to be just as involved. We are fortunate to have all our Vice Presidents and Board Directors who served in 2015-2016 returning. A special welcome to our newest Board Director, Martin Hess, and to Wally Zimmerman who is returning to the Board as a Director. You will find a full list of the 2016-2017 Executive and Board at the back of the Bulletin.

 

201605 - May/June, 2016

on Thursday, 28 April 2016.

201605 - May/June, 2016

Part 1

I was at a wonderful meeting last week. The Social Action Committee, organized a meeting, under the direction of Barbara Gabriel, with Sherin Hussien from the Cross Cultural Learner Centre to address how we could help with the Syrian refugees.

201603 - March/April, 2016

on Sunday, 28 February 2016.

201603 - March/April, 2016

 

Thinking, about what to write for the February deadline of the bulletin, I opened 10 Minutes of Torah, and saw an article on the role of the president in Reform Judaism. This certainly hit close to home. Coming close to the end of my two-year term, I have done a great deal of thinking about this experience and its value to the congregation and to me. I found this article quite empathetic and supportive.

201601 - January/February, 2016

on Sunday, 28 February 2016.

201601 - January/February, 2016
This Fall has certainly been better that last Fall for Temple Israel. We are on the mend. No crises on the horizon. The financial news is good. We are not out of the woods yet; but our deficit has been reduced significantly and I am optimistic that with a few more generous donations and receipt of some outstanding dues, we will be close to where we need to be.
 
 

This Fall has certainly been better that last Fall for Temple Israel. We are on the mend. No crises on the horizon. The financial news is good. We are not out of the woods yet; but our deficit has been reduced significantly and I am optimistic that with a few more generous donations and receipt of some outstanding dues, we will be close to where we need to be. We have had some delightful Friday evening services with enthusiastic participation from students in our Religious School. Last time I had to explain to them what kvelling meant (Rabbi had to help me). I told the children we were all kvelling from their recitation of the prayers, lighting of the Sabbath candles, and general participation in the service. I hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to worship along side our future members. This will only happen on select Friday evenings. You will be kvelling too. As you are reading this, Chanukah will have passed. I hope you were able to join us at the Gourmet Latke event and/or Share the Warmth, adding these Temple events to your personal celebrations. I would encourage you to participate in the new Shabbat Shiur program on Shabbat when there is no Torah study. We have enjoyed studying together and participating in Havdalah. I hope you will plan to join us in worship, study, or community events in the coming months. Looking forward to seeing you. Bonnie

201511 - November/December, 2015

on Wednesday, 04 November 2015.

201511 - November/December, 2015

Another Temple year begins. We have many wonderful things happening for us.

We are basking in the glow of beautiful High Holy Days led by our own Rabbi Dressler. We have Linda Lowe in the office; are we lucky! We have had Daphne and her committee work their hearts out to ensure a wonderful anniversary celebration.