Passing of Denise Altman

15/04/18 05:05:27 PM

Apr15

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Habonim member:

 

Denise Altman

Habonim President  1981-1984

 

 

Mother of  Habonim members

David Altman and Jacque Altman

 

Funeral - Monday, April 16 at 2:30 pm

Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel

Shiva - 37 Burton Road, Toronto

 

Please see more information here:  

www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca

 

We wish David, Jacque, and their entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Reminder Services Saturday April 7 @ 10:00 AM

05/04/18 06:03:50 PM

Apr5

 

Shabbat, Passover & Yizkor Service

Saturday April 7th, at 10:00 am

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Avenue

Service Led by: 

Michael Soberman & Aviva Rajsky

accompaniment  by Tom Bellman

 

 

 

Habonim Happenings

04/04/18 01:52:13 PM

Apr4

 

Earlier this year, two special events happened at Habonim. 

 

On Friday, Jan. 26/18, Eli, Aviva, Kim and Josh led our last Kabbalat Shabbat service in our old building. 

                            

 

Please see:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDjofQRyRwpdBrJul6nE47grP9tfWz7YX

 

On Sunday, March 4/18, Habonim held a special demolition party, with speeches and music from Eli, Joanie, Roger, Aviva, Tom, Kim and others.

            

            

 

Please see:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDjofQRyRwpfWZIF_MEf-TcQYRLVwZt2c

 

We look forward to welcoming you back into our new building in the fall of 2019!


                           

 

In 2018, we have a record 11 Habonim student members joining the March of the Living, along with Eli Rubenstein and Kim Doron (who will be joining for the Israel portion).

Bon Voyage, Safe Travels & Nesiah Tova to the Habonim delegation - we look forward to hearing about their experiences when they return.

 

Happy Passover!

 

Join us for Shabbat, Passover & Yizkor Service

Saturday April 7th, at 10:00 am

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Avenue

Service Led by: 

Michael Soberman & Aviva Rajsky

accompaniment  by Tom Bellman

Services- Saturday April 7 @ 10:00 AM

29/03/18 11:55:33 AM

Mar29

Please join us for

 Shabbat, Passover & Yizkor Service

Saturday April 7th, at 10:00 am

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Avenue

Service Led by: 

Michael Soberman & Aviva Rajsky

accompaniment  by Tom Bellman

 

 

Reminder - Kabbalat Shabbat Tomorrow night @ 8:15 pm

22/03/18 06:21:07 PM

Mar22

FRIDAY MARCH 23 @ 8:15 PM

Please join

 Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with  Tom Bellman accompanying

@

LEO BAECK DAY SCHOOL,  501 ARLINGTON AVE

 

with Special Guest Laura Simms

Laura Simms, one of the pioneers of the American storytelling movement, brings two stories to Congregation Habonim. Grandma Ida’s Diamond Earrings is a true tale about her Polish grandmother from Poland, framed by the story of Laura’s visit to her small city of Lumza. What A Beautiful Road is a fairytale from Jewish Kurdish Iraq. Both stories are about beauty and love. 

Laura Simms is a storyteller of international acclaim. She performs, teaches, and conducts projects worldwide. She is on the Advisory Council for Global Education and is co-director of Mankoro: New Life Foundation. Laura combines traditional stories with personal narrative. Her awards include the Sesame Street Sunny Days award for work with children worldwide, the Brimstone Award for Engaged Storytelling, the Oracle Award from National Storytelling Association. Her most recent book is Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling

 

*Part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival*

 

Kabbalat Shabbat Friday night @ 8:15 pm

19/03/18 11:48:53 AM

Mar19

FRIDAY MARCH 23 @ 8:15 PM

Please join

 Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with  Tom Bellman accompanying

@

LEO BAECK DAY SCHOOL,  501 ARLINGTON AVE

 

with Special Guest Laura Simms

Laura Simms, one of the pioneers of the American storytelling movement, brings two stories to Congregation Habonim. Grandma Ida’s Diamond Earrings is a true tale about her Polish grandmother from Poland, framed by the story of Laura’s visit to her small city of Lumza. What A Beautiful Road is a fairytale from Jewish Kurdish Iraq. Both stories are about beauty and love. 

Laura Simms is a storyteller of international acclaim. She performs, teaches, and conducts projects worldwide. She is on the Advisory Council for Global Education and is co-director of Mankoro: New Life Foundation. Laura combines traditional stories with personal narrative. Her awards include the Sesame Street Sunny Days award for work with children worldwide, the Brimstone Award for Engaged Storytelling, the Oracle Award from National Storytelling Association. Her most recent book is Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling

 

*Part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival*

 

Kabbalat Shabbat Friday March 23rd @ 8:15 pm

11/03/18 12:02:09 PM

Mar11

FRIDAY MARCH 23 @ 8:15 PM

Please join

 Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with  Tom Bellman accompanying

@

LEO BAECK DAY SCHOOL,  501 ARLINGTON AVE

 

with Special Guest Laura Simms

Laura Simms, one of the pioneers of the American storytelling movement, brings two stories to Congregation Habonim. Grandma Ida’s Diamond Earrings is a true tale about her Polish grandmother from Poland, framed by the story of Laura’s visit to her small city of Lumza. What A Beautiful Road is a fairytale from Jewish Kurdish Iraq. Both stories are about beauty and love. 

Laura Simms is a storyteller of international acclaim. She performs, teaches, and conducts projects worldwide. She is on the Advisory Council for Global Education and is co-director of Mankoro: New Life Foundation. Laura combines traditional stories with personal narrative. Her awards include the Sesame Street Sunny Days award for work with children worldwide, the Brimstone Award for Engaged Storytelling, the Oracle Award from National Storytelling Association. Her most recent book is Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling

 

*Part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival*

 

Passing of Ethel Cole 

09/03/18 10:16:01 AM

Mar9

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of:

 

Ethel Cole

 

Mother and mother in law of  Habonim members

Steve & Wendy Cole

and Grandmother of

Noah and Heather, Luke and Alex 

 

Funeral - Private

Shiva - Sunday March 11 afternoon only, from 2 PM, at 43 Deepwood Crescent, Don Mills.

Please see more information here:  

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nationalpost/obituary.aspx?n=ethel-cole&pid=188383576

 

We wish Steve & Wendy and their entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Reminder Demolition Party- This Sunday 1-3 pm

01/03/18 12:03:50 PM

Mar1

  • Snacks and Refreshments will be available.
  • Sign your name to our giant ribbon to be used on the opening of our new building!
  • Come for the music. Stay for the Humantaschen                                 

 

 

Softball team needs players

28/02/18 09:59:01 AM

Feb28

                     

 

                                                                      

 

Sandy Koufax..., Hank Greenberg..., Sean Green... only their mothers should be proud?? 

 

The Habonim Dream, our shul’s men’s softball team, needs players 21 or older (18 if your dad or uncle play on the team). We play Sunday mornings starting in early May. Playoffs are in September. A season’s worth of fun for only $200, which includes a $50 one-time jersey fee. $50 refund for anyone who plays in 6 games.

 

A bargain at twice the price, and a great father-son or uncle-nephew activity.

 

Please email Tom Bellman at tom@bellman.ca if you are interested or need more information.

 

Demolition Party- Sunday March 4, 1-3 pm

22/02/18 12:03:16 PM

Feb22

Passing of Jonathan Wolfe

15/02/18 05:19:07 PM

Feb15

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Habonim member:

 

Jonathan Wolfe

 

Husband of  Amal 

Father of  Rachel and Michael

 

Funeral:  Sunday, February 18

Time: 11:30 am 

Location: Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel

 

Please see more information here:  

http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/

We wish Amal, Rachel and Michael and their entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Understanding Poland's Record During the Holocaust

07/02/18 02:58:14 PM

Feb7

Please see Op-Ed in today’s Canadian Jewish News by Eli Rubenstein on the issue of Polish Holocaust legislation.

 

http://www.cjnews.com/perspectives/opinions/understanding-polands-record-holocaust

Reminder Special Shabbat Shira Service - Tonight @ 8:15pm “Shabbat of Song"

26/01/18 09:21:27 AM

Jan26

                                                                                                                                                 

 

Please join Eli Rubenstein

for a special musical Shabbat Service featuring both of our talented cantors:

Aviva Rajsky & Kim Doron 

accompanied by Josh Skye Engel

At this time of the year, Jewish communities around the world read the Torah portion describing the Exodus, when the Children of Israel fled their enslavement in Egypt. With the Egyptian army in pursuit, the sea parted in the Israelites path and the Israelites broke into joyous song over their rescue.

 

Shabbat Shira, the special Shabbat marking that event, has traditionally been celebrated with stirring music, and both of our cantors will share with us some of their favourite musical selections.

 

Please join us for this uplifting Shabbat evening!

Friday January 26th at 8:15 pm

5 Glen Park Avenue

Special Shabbat Shira Service - Friday January 26, 2018, 8:15pm “Shabbat of Song"

22/01/18 09:46:29 AM

Jan22

                                                                                                                                                 

 

Please join us for a special musical Shabbat Service featuring both of our talented cantors:

Aviva Rajsky & Kim Doron 

accompanied by Josh Skye Engel

At this time of the year, Jewish communities around the world read the Torah portion describing the Exodus, when the Children of Israel fled their enslavement in Egypt. With the Egyptian army in pursuit, the sea parted in the Israelites path and the Israelites broke into joyous song over their rescue.

 

Shabbat Shira, the special Shabbat marking that event, has traditionally been celebrated with stirring music, and both of our cantors will share with us some of their favourite musical selections.

 

Please join us for this uplifting Shabbat evening!

Friday January 26th at 8:15 pm

5 Glen Park Avenue

Passing of Mark Silver

21/01/18 12:53:09 PM

Jan21

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Habonim member:

 

Mark Silver

 

Husband of 

Catherine Silver

 

Funeral:  Sunday January 21

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Beth Torah Synagogue

 

Please see more information here:  

http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/

We wish Catherine and her entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Passing of Moya Mandel

20/01/18 07:32:14 PM

Jan20

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of:

 

Moya Mandel

 

Mother and Mother in law of Habonim members:

Drew Mandel and Denise Cooper

 

Funeral:  Sunday January 19

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel

 

Please see more information here:  

http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/

We wish Drew, Denise and their entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Habonim Bulletin Now Available

16/01/18 10:44:13 AM

Jan16

 

 

Website Version of the

JANUARY 2018

 Habonim Bulletin

is now available!

To view click here

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Passing of Miriam Ostrow

11/01/18 12:54:22 PM

Jan11

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Habonim member:

 

Miriam Ostrow

 

Funeral:  Friday January 12, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Habonim Section, Pardes Shalom Cemetery

 

Please see more information here:  

http://steelesmemorialchapel.com 

 

We wish the entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Passing of Barry and Honey Sherman

20/12/17 06:00:09 PM

Dec20

 

 

 

We wish to inform you that the memorial service for

 

Barry and Honey Sherman

 

will take place on 

Thursday, December 21, 11:00 am

at The International Centre

6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga Entrance 5

 

 

We wish the Sherman family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

 

 

2 ways to celebrate Chanukah with Habonim

13/12/17 04:49:07 PM

Dec13

               

                                  REGISTER HERE FOR THE POTLUCK


               

                             REGISTER HERE FOR THE SCHOOL PARTY

Passing of Marie Sanders

29/11/17 06:13:16 PM

Nov29

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Habonim member:

 

Marie Sanders

 

Grandmother of Habonim Member

Erin Sanders

 

Funeral: Thursday November 30

2:30 pm

Pardes Shalom Cemetery Chapel             

 

Please see more information here:  

http://steelesmemorialchapel.com/condolence/marie-sanders/ 

 

We wish Erin and her entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Passing of Alice Schmid

28/11/17 05:12:27 PM

Nov28

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of :

 

Alice Schmid

 

Grandmother of Habonim Members

Jordana and Daniel Joseph

Funeral: Wednesday November 29

1:00 pm

Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel               

 

Please see more information here:  

http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca

 

 

We wish Jordana, Daniel  and their entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Reminder - Kabbalat Shabbat tomorrow @ 8:15 pm

23/11/17 02:22:14 PM

Nov23

 

Join Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying

Friday November 24

@ 8:15 pm

for Kabbalat Shabbat

followed by Oneg Shabbat

at Habonim, 5 Glen Park Avenue

 


*Save the Date*

Friday December 15 @ 6:30 pm

Shabbat Chanukah & Potluck

More details to follow...

                     

Sled Dogs is airing tonight on ABC's Nightline

22/11/17 08:54:09 PM

Nov22

 

“Sled Dogs: The Cold Truth About Man’s Best Friend”  by film makers and Habonim members Fern Levitt (director) and Arnie Zipursky (producer) will be featured tonight on ABC's Nightline.  

The film will also be featured in Maclean's Magazine in the near future.  Click below to see the trailer.     

https://youtu.be/uDALaa3mADE

            

Kabbalat Shabbat Friday November 24 @ 8:15 pm

19/11/17 12:03:23 PM

Nov19

 

Join Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying

Friday November 24

@ 8:15 pm

for Kabbalat Shabbat

followed by Oneg Shabbat

at Habonim, 5 Glen Park Avenue

 


*Save the Date*

Friday December 15 @ 6:30 pm

Shabbat Chanukah & Potluck

More details to follow...

                     

Passing of Helen Sharp Shapiro

15/11/17 04:59:42 PM

Nov15

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of :

 

Helen Sharp Shapiro

 

Mother and Mother -in-law and grandmother of Habonim Members

Shelley & Peter Fink

Alexis & Jordan Slatt 

Kate Fink

 

 

Funeral:  Thursday Nov. 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel               

 

Please see more information here:  

http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca

 

 

We wish Shelley, Peter, Alexis, Jordan & Kate and their entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Passing of Helen Sharp Shapiro

15/11/17 04:36:00 PM

Nov15

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of :

 

Helen Sharp Shapiro

 

Mother and Mother -in-law of Habonim Members

Shelley & Peter Fink

Funeral:  Thursday Nov. 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel               

 

Please see more information here:  

http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca

 

 

We wish Shelley & Peter and their entire family comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

If you wish to send a Habonim Tribute Card to the family to express your condolences, you can do so on our website at

http://www.congregationhabonim.org/payment.php
or by calling the office at 416-782-7125.

 

Camp George Presentation

13/11/17 09:17:23 AM

Nov13

 
Summer will be here before you know it! Really!
 
A representative from URJ Camp George is coming to our school to tell us all about the unique summer experience that this camp offers. Come bring your curiosity and your questions.
All school families & Habonim members welcome.
 
Sunday November 26, 2017
9:30 AM The presentation will last approx. one half hour.
The Jewish Heritage School, currently located at The Leo Baeck Day School
for more info contact Suzanne Hersh, JHS Principal,
 
Mon, April 23 2018 8 Iyyar 5778