Update: Nov 19

1. Tragedy and horror in Jerusalem
2. Kabbalat Shabbat THIS FRIDAY, November 21, 7:30 pm
3. Human Rights Shabbat, Friday, December 5, 7:00 pm


1. Tragedy and horror in Jerusalem
Dear friends, I am sure you will join me in mourning for those who died in the devastating massacre at the synagogue yesterday and in praying for a refuah shleimah (healing) for those who were injured in the attack. We mourn the loss of Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, Rabbi Kalman Levine, Rabbi Moshe Twersky, and one of the police officers who came to assist.

A prayer from Rabbi Liz Bolton of Ottawa: On such a day as this, when the vision of tranquility and justice in the land of our ancestors seems terribly dim, we must commit ourselves anew to not collaborate with hopelessness, to hold up the vision of our ancestors making peace with their enemies. Halevay. Hamakom yinachem etchem betockh she’ar avaley tzion viyerushalayim. May the G*d-of-Allplace bring comfort to all who mourn among our sisters and brothers of Zion and Yerushalayim.

2. Kabbalat Shabbat THIS FRIDAY, November 21: A Shabbat of Solidarity
Please join us for our inspiring Kabbalat Shabbat service this Friday @ the Y. We are a welcoming congregation and hope you will join us for this Shabbat of solidarity, this Shabbat of praying for peace.

Time: 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:45 pm for volunteers and set-up)
Place: 5400 Westbury Avenue

3. Human Rights Shabbat, Friday, December 5, 7:00 pm @ the Y
On Friday, December 5, please join us for a very special Shabbat service celebrating Human Rights.
Human Rights Shabbat is a moment of celebration, a “yom tov” for human rights. Over 100 communities around the world will come together on this Shabbat to recognize the connection between Jewish values and human rights, and pledge to manifest the value of k’vod ha-briot – human dignity – in our world. Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights, B’nai Or Montreal and Mile End Chavurah are pleased to be co-hosting this Kabbalat Shabbat service.

We invite you to join us after the service for a scrumptious potluck Oneg Shabbat (“Shabbat delight”). Please bring a vegetarian dish or beverage to share, as you are able.

Please visit and join our Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1501344140119361/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming. Please note the time of 7:00 pm for this special evening.

Have a blessed week!

Pray for peace,
R’ Sherril

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