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Passing of Gerda Gottlieb

15/06/18 04:58:19 PM

Jun15

 

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

 

Gerda Gottlieb

 

 

Please see more information here:  

http://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

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

 

Passing of Neil Finkelstein

13/06/18 02:23:34 PM

Jun13

 

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

 

Neil Finkelstein

 

Husband  of Marie Finkelstein

 

Funeral - Thursday, June 14 at  1 pm

Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel

 

 

Please see more information here:  

http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca

We wish Marie and 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

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

 

Upcoming events this week

12/06/18 09:47:23 AM

Jun12

    

 Wednesday June 13 @ 7:30 PM

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Leo Baeck Day School

501 Arlington Avenue

 

Friday June 15 @ 6:30 PM

Join Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying 

POTLUCK & KABBALAT SHABBAT

the last service before the summer

Leo Baeck Day School

501 Arlington Avenue

REGISTER HERE

Potluck Kabbalat Shabbat- JUNE 15

29/05/18 01:51:22 PM

May29

Join

Eli Rubenstein 

&

Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying

 

FRIDAY JUNE 15 @ 6:30 PM

 

POTLUCK & KABBALAT SHABBAT

the last service before the summer

Leo Baeck Day School

501 Arlington Avenue

REGISTER HERE

Passing of Karen Liberman

24/05/18 09:39:21 PM

May24

 

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

 

Karen Liberman

 

Life Partner of David Goldman

 

Funeral - Friday, May 25 at 11:30 am

Steeles Memorial Chapel

 

 

Please see more information here:  

www.steelesmemorialchapel.com

 

We wish David and 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

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

 

Passing of Anne Laist

24/05/18 09:29:19 PM

May24

 

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

 

Anne Laist

 

Mother and mother-in-law of

Adele and Mark Rosenblatt

 

See more information at:

www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca

 

 

We wish Adele, Mark 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

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

 

Reminder- Monday May 21- Shavuot Yizkor Service

18/05/18 10:39:15 AM

May18

May Bulletin Now Available & Shavuot Yizkor Service

11/05/18 04:10:18 PM

May11

May 2018

 Habonim Bulletin 

is now available!

To view click here

 

 

Passing of Veronica Livia Herczeg

08/05/18 04:54:18 PM

May8

 

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

 

Veronica Livia Herczeg

 

Mother and mother-in-law of

Gabor Herczeg & Susan Liebel

 

Memorial Service - Thursday, May 10 at 1:00 pm ​​​​​​

Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre

 

 

We wish Gabor, Susan 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

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

 

Janis Roth Z"L

03/05/18 04:12:29 PM

May3

 

Earlier this week Congregation Habonim and the Canadian Jewish community lost one of its brightest lights - Janis Roth - Executive Director of JIAS Toronto. 

Please see links to Canadian Jewish New article as well as the eulogy delivered by Eli Rubenstein at her memorial service.
 




1) Canadian Jewish News Article


2) Eulogy for Janis Roth
 

Film Program Cancelled

02/05/18 03:16:34 PM

May2

 

 

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the film event is no longer available.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will let you know as soon as we have new plans.  Any tickets purchased will be refunded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Night

02/05/18 09:32:30 AM

May2

 

 

Join your Habonim friends for a screening of the film “Disobedience” starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz.

 

In this acclaimed film, a fan favourite at the 2017 TIFF, a woman (Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after the death of her rabbi father and stirs up controversy when she shows an interest in an old childhood friend (McAdams).

 

The film will be followed by a discussion/Q&A and refreshments.

 

 

Sunday May 27, 2018

 

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W

 

Showtime to be approximately 2pm (to be confirmed once schedule is released)

Limited seats are available,

you must RSVP via the link below to reserve a seat.

Tickets are $15pp

Tickets will be distributed at the door on the day of the screening.

 

Click the link below to reserve your spot.

 

 

https://www.congregationhabonim.org/event/disobedience-at-tiff.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passing of Janis Roth

30/04/18 09:38:28 AM

Apr30

 

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

 

Janis Roth

 

Wife of Kenny Held

Mother and mother-in-law of

Alyssa Held and Rebecca Held & Carey Stein

 

Funeral - Tuesday, May 1 at 11:30 am

Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel

Shiva - 203 Mullen Drive, Thornhill

 

Please see more information here:  

www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca

 

We wish Kenny, Alyssa, Rebecca, Carey 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

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

 

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

https://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

https://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

https://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

https://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

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

 

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