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Passing of Rhoda Vyner

21/08/19 09:08:41 AM

Aug21

 

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

 

Rhoda Vyner

Mother and mother-in-law of Habonim members:

Brian and Bunny Vyner

 

Funeral -  Friday, August 23rd at 12:00 pm

                     Dawes Road Cemetery

 

Please see more information here:

https://www.hebrewbasicburial.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=127039&fg=0&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

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 Sylvia Levy

18/07/19 09:26:19 AM

Jul18

 

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

 

Sylvia Levy

Mother of  Jeff Levy

 

Funeral -  Friday July 19 at 11:00 AM

Graveside - Pardes Shalom Cemetery  

 

Please see more information here:

www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca

 

 

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 Dr. Mladen Vranic

21/06/19 11:53:47 AM

Jun21

 

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

 

Dr. Mladen Vranic

Father and father-in-law of Habonim members:

Iva Vranic and Michael Salsburg 

Husband of Linda Vranic

Father of Claire and Anne

 

Funeral -  Monday, June 24th at 11:30 am

Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue

 

Please see more information here:

https://www.cdnmedhall.org/remembering-mladen-vranic-md-dsc

 

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.

 

Reminder tonight @ 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat with Guest Speaker

21/06/19 11:05:26 AM

Jun21

                

Join Eli Rubenstein and Aviva Rajsky

   with Tom Bellman accompanying

Our last Friday night service at our temporary location!

 

  Friday June 21, at 6:30 pm 

Kabbalat Shabbat

& Potluck dinner 

Featuring Special Guest, Celebrated Jewish Storyteller

Dan Yashinsky 

See: https://tellery.com/dan-yashinsky/

 

Leo Baeck Day School

  501 Arlington Ave.

Please register here

  

Kabbalat Shabbat this Friday @ 6:30 pm with Guest Speaker

18/06/19 06:42:47 PM

Jun18

                

Join Eli Rubenstein and Aviva Rajsky

   with Tom Bellman accompanying

Our last Friday night service at our temporary location!

 

  Friday June 21, at 6:30 pm 

Kabbalat Shabbat

& Potluck dinner 

Featuring Special Guest, Celebrated Jewish Storyteller

Dan Yashinsky 

See: https://tellery.com/dan-yashinsky/

 

Leo Baeck Day School

  501 Arlington Ave.

Please register here

  

Brightpath at Habonim

17/06/19 04:53:21 PM

Jun17

Kabbalat Shabbat Friday June 21 @ 6:30 pm

14/06/19 10:37:51 AM

Jun14

                

Join Eli Rubenstein and Aviva Rajsky

   with Tom Bellman accompanying

  Friday June 21, at 6:30 pm 

for

 Kabbalat Shabbat

& Potluck dinner 

 Leo Baeck Day School

  501 Arlington Ave.

Please register here

  

Passing of Joan Kishner- correction

13/06/19 11:12:20 AM

Jun13

 

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

 

Joan Kishner

Wife of Habonim member:

Gerald Kishner

 

Funeral -  Today at 1 pm

Steeles Memorial Chapel

 

Please see more information here:

http://steelesmemorialchapel.com/condolence/joan-kishner/

 

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 Joan Kishner

13/06/19 10:34:51 AM

Jun13

 

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

 

Joan Kishner

 

Husband of Habonim member:

Gerald Kishner

 

Funeral -  Today at 1 pm

Steeles Memorial Chapel

 

Please see more information here:

http://steelesmemorialchapel.com/condolence/joan-kishner/

 

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.

 

Reminder - AGM Tonight @ 7:30 pm

11/06/19 03:20:06 PM

Jun11

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TONIGHT @ 7:30 PM

LEO BAECK DAY SCHOOL

501 ARLINGTON AVENUE

Reminder-Sunday June 9 Shavuot Yizkor service

07/06/19 05:10:18 PM

Jun7

   

SUNDAY JUNE 9 AT 10:00 AM

 

Join Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with Josh Engel accompanying for 

 

Shavuot Yizkor Service

 

We will be hearing from survivors and participants who joined the 2019 March of the Living to Poland and Israel

Special dairy kiddush will be served

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Avenue

 

 

 

Habonim Bulletin

06/06/19 08:41:18 PM

Jun6

 

 

June Habonim Bulletin 

is now available!

To view click here

 

 

 

Sunday June 9 Shavuot Yizkor service

05/06/19 11:56:27 AM

Jun5

 

 

   

SUNDAY JUNE 9 AT 10:00 AM

 

Join Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with Josh Engel accompanying for 

 

Shavuot Yizkor Service

 

We will be hearing from survivors and participants who joined the 2019 March of the Living to Poland and Israel

Special dairy kiddush will be served

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Avenue

 

 

 

Tonight Kabbalat Shabbat /June 9 Shavuot & Yizkor service

31/05/19 01:43:44 PM

May31

  

SUNDAY JUNE 9 AT 10:00 AM

Join Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying for 

Shavuot Yizkor Service

We will be hearing from several Habonim students and adults who joined the 2019 March of the Living to Poland and Israel

 

Special dairy kiddush 

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Avenue

 

 

 

May 31 Kabbalat Shabbat with Guest Speaker

28/05/19 04:10:27 PM

May28

             

Friday May 31 Kabbalat Shabbat

23/05/19 09:27:23 AM

May23

Join Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying 

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday May 31, at 8:15 pm

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Avenue

 

kiddush following

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder - Shabbat Passover Yizkor Service- Saturday April 27 @ 10:00 am

25/04/19 07:01:56 PM

Apr25

 

 

Join Eli Rubenstien & Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying

SATURDAY APRIL 27th

10:00 am

Leo Baeck Day School

501 Arlington Avenue 

for

Shabbat, Passover & Yizkor Service

Kiddush following services

 

 

New Board Members Wanted

25/04/19 03:44:57 PM

Apr25

 

The Governance Committee is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors.

It is looking in particular for candidates with skills related to: 

Digital/social media development and management and communications generally, event planning, human resources, accounting and finance and fundraising, logistics and operations.

Younger members are invited and encouraged to volunteer.

Our bylaws express a preference for 2 directors under the age of 35 ( including one under 30).

If you are interested in learning more or discussing the opportunity, please contact:

Stephen Halperin, Chair of the Governance Committee at shalperin@goodmans.ca or at (426)597-4115.

 

 

 

Shabbat Passover Yizkor Service- Saturday April 27 @ 10:00 am

23/04/19 10:13:22 AM

Apr23

 

Join Eli Rubenstien & Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying

SATURDAY APRIL 27th

10:00 am

Leo Baeck Day School

501 Arlington Avenue 

for

Shabbat, Passover & Yizkor Service

Kiddush following services

 

 

Leadership Donation Wall

22/04/19 10:35:25 AM

Apr22

 
 
As the new building is now within a few months of opening, we are getting down to the final details.
 
One of the wonderful things about our Congregation has been the broad support for the building – both emotional and financial.
 
As previously noted, there will be a wall in the Lobby of the new building with names of some of our larger donors - individuals and families who have given $18,000 or more to the building campaign. Larger levels of donation will be noted by the font size of the lettering.
 
As we prepare for the building opening, we would like to have this wall as complete as possible to recognize these generous donors.
 
While some donations have been 100% fulfilled by now, others are well along the way, and some not as much. In order to ensure that those on the Wall are fairly represented we have come up with the following policy:
 
  1. Any donor who has pledged to donate $18,000 or more AND has given at least 60% of their pledge by June 30, 2019 will be added to the Leadership Donor Wall at the appropriate font size of their pledge.
  2. Any donor who has not donated their full pledge by December 31, 2021 will have their names adjusted or removed from the Leadership Donor Wall to represent their actual donation.
 
If you would like to make a new pledge of $18,000 or more, or to raise your current pledge to $18,000 to be a part of the Habonim Leadership Donation Wall, it is not too late.
Please contact Ted Rechtshaffen at 416-807-6222 or tedr@tridelta.ca to discuss your donation further.
 
If you would like to check on your donation status to see if you are set to be on the Habonim Leadership Donation Wall, please contact Robin at 416-782-7125 or office1@congregationhabonim.org
 
Thank you to all for your financial support of the new Habonim Building at every level. Together we have made a new home that is getting ever closer to reality.
 
 
Ted Rechtshaffen
Fundraising Committee
 

 

Habonim Holocaust Project

18/04/19 03:41:30 PM

Apr18

Dear Habonim Members,

 

As we prepare for Passover this year, and our thoughts turn towards dark periods of human history and the meaning of liberation, we to invite you to be part of the Habonim Holocaust Project.

Habonim is embarking on a design project which will integrate stories of the Holocaust into the new building. We wish to gather personal histories from members and invite you to share your family’s Holocaust experiences with us. The stories will be woven into an illuminated artistic tapestry of Holocaust stories, which layers text with maps and fragmented Stars of David. This initiative speaks to an important part of our congregation’s history, Habonim was founded by Holocaust survivors in 1954.

If you need assistance to capture your family’s story in the written format below, please reach out to us, as we have a volunteer copywriter to assist.

We know these histories are precious and will only incorporate your narrative in the design with your written consent. All stories submitted will be included in the tapestry. Here’s a summary of the information we need and the format:

  1. Identification: Please include names of those to whom the story/experience relates
  2. Location: Please be as specific as possible
  3. Submission Length: Narratives should be a maximum length of 250 words
  4. Contact Information: Please include your name and email address
  5. Please email your submission to:  susanliebel22@gmail.com

Please help us capture our history in art and architecture so that our stories will live on for generations.

 

Wishing you and yours a Happy Passover,

 

Eli Rubenstein

Religious Leader

Job opportunity at Habonim's new building

17/04/19 03:04:31 PM

Apr17

 

Create an Amazing Team!                   

 

CENTRE DIRECTOR JOB POSTING – BRIGHTPATH ACADEMY FOREST HILL at Habonim

This is BrightPath Kid’s newest development. The centre is located in the Habonim Synagogue, 5 Glen Park Avenue in Forest Hill, Toronto. This is an exciting opportunity to build your team and introduce BrightPath to a new community of families. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented as we work through the project management plan and have excellent skills in building enrollment and customer service/communication skills to retain and keep our families. More specific information will be shared with candidates.

 

The Centre Director brings the BrightPath mission to life – our model of care is to provide the best intellectual, social and physical child care programs, delivered by capable and nurturing staff within the best environment.

Reporting to the Area Manager, the Centre Director is responsible for all areas in managing our Childcare Centre including employees. The Centre Director is responsible for financial management, human resource management and administration, program supervision and maintenance of licensing regulations, program quality and promoting the Centre to prospective families.

The successful applicant will have excellent human resource management knowledge and skills, good communication skills, a strong management background, strong financial acumen, excellent knowledge of early childhood development and licensed child care, and the ability to network effectively within the child care hub and the wider community. 

Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience as an RECE working with children and 2 years of leadership experience;   
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office, email and/or internet applications.

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Licensing Regulations. Maintains knowledge of current and emerging ministry directions and curriculum;
  • Experience working with children 0 – 6 years and has relevant knowledge of programming and curriculum. Demonstrated knowledge of inclusive child care policies, procedures and philosophy;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management including budget development and review of expenditure against budget, utilization and staffing levels;
  • Demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking processes and problem-solving skills;
  • Team player with a commitment to reflective work with children and an eagerness to promote collaborative interactions with all staff;   
  • Ability to work collaboratively with respect to families, program educators, volunteers, and others.  Develops and fosters relationships with parents and educators;
  • Time management skills – must be able to plan, organize and prioritize and work to deadlines;
  • Standard First Aid and Infant Child CPR certified; and
  • Up to date Medical and Immunization as per the Local Ministry of Health
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check.

This position is open to all employees. Please apply in writing with a letter of intent and your resume by Wednesday April 24th, 2019 (4:00 pm),  to ccaddoo@brightpathkids.com, if you would like to be considered for the position.

     

 

 

 

Six Million Buttons @ MOL2019

09/04/19 03:37:52 PM

Apr9

SIX Million Buttons 

 

This past year one of our congregants, Eynat Katz,  visited a number of Jewish Day Schools in Mexico City. Students at Colegio Hebreo Tarbut decided that in preparation for their March of the Living journey they want to collectively work on a meaningful project. They are currently inviting all schools and the Jewish communities at large, to help in the collection of “Six Million Buttons”   ONE BUTTON = HONORS AN IDENTITY

 

Please look at this most powerful 2 minute video clip they just translated into English https://youtu.be/Uk2HAaIvYMo

We invite you all to help our friends collect buttons – through your children's schools, work place, individually, and/or as a family. On April 25th we will be collecting all the buttons in preparation for taking them with us to Poland. On Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day -  March of the Living participants from all 52 United States and many other countries will come together with Holocaust survivors and educators to participate in a 3 kilometer March from Auschwitz to Birkenau as a silent tribute and memorial for victims of the Shoah. The collection of buttons will be recorded and once the installation is completed by the students from Mexico City it will be shared with all.

Buttons may be dropped off at our Passover/Yizkor service on April 27th at Leo Baeck or alternatively, contact Eynat Katz to make other arrangements. 

                     

Reminder Tonight- Kabbalat Shabbat/Potluck with Alley-Oop to Aliyah

29/03/19 10:19:06 AM

Mar29

Tonight @ 6:15 pm

Join Eli Rubenstein,  Aviva Rajsky 

&  Tom Bellman accompanying

for 

Kabbalat Shabbat & Potluck

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Ave 

With our special guest
                                                                                                                                            

             

Register Here 

 

 

 

 

Reminder Next Friday- Kabbalat Shabbat/Potluck with Alley-Oop to Aliyah

22/03/19 12:36:10 PM

Mar22

Friday March 29 @ 6:15 pm

Join Eli Rubenstein,  Aviva Rajsky 

&  Tom Bellman accompanying

for 

Kabbalat Shabbat & Potluck

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Ave 

With our special guest
                                                                                                                                            

             

Register Here 

 

 

 

 

Passing of William Israel Marcovitch

22/03/19 11:27:30 AM

Mar22

 

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

 

William Israel Marcovitch

 

Husband of Christine Marcovitch

 

Funeral -  Tuesday March 26, at 1 pm

Mt. Pleasant Funeral Centre

 

Please see more information here:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theglobeandmail/obituary.aspx?pid=191869571

 

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.

 

Rings of Peace - Friday March 22

20/03/19 06:51:52 PM

Mar20

 

In the wake of last week's New Zealand mosques massacre, the Toronto Board of Rabbis is organizing Rings of Peace in locations throughout the GTA this Friday.

Please join Habonim along with Ve'ahavta at:

 

Rings of Peace 

Friday March 22, 12:50 pm 

International Muslim Organization

65 Rexdale Blvd. Rexdale 

 

 

Habonim goes to the Cinema

18/03/19 03:26:24 PM

Mar18

Join Habonim members at a screening of:

A Taste of Jewish Montreal with Yidlife Crisis & Rose and Sons

                   

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

506 Bloor Street West

Sun, Mar 31, 6:00 PM

*(Doors open at 5 pm with sandwiches served 5-6pm)

Tickets available at a discounted rate of $20 which includes the film & food.

Limited tickets available.

To reserve your seat, please register below by March 27th:

https://www.congregationhabonim.org/event/ticket-for-a-taste-of-jewish-montreal-with-yidlife-crisis--rose-and-sons.html

 

 

 

Celebrate Purim with The Jewish Heritage School

13/03/19 01:02:42 PM

Mar13

 

The Jewish Heritage School at

Congregation Habonim

invites you to their

FAMILY PURIM CELEBRATION

SUNDAY MARCH 24 

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Leo Baeck Day School

501 Arlington Ave

Please RSVP Here

Costumes Welcome

*All children must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 29 Kabbalat Shabbat/Potluck with Alley-Oop to Aliyah

12/03/19 04:28:57 PM

Mar12

Friday March 29 @ 6:15 pm

Join Eli Rubenstein,  Aviva Rajsky 

&  Tom Bellman accompanying

for 

Kabbalat Shabbat & Potluck

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Ave 

With our special guest
                                                                                                                                            

             

Register Here 

 

 

 

 

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