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COVID-19 Vaccine

2021-03-04 09:36:16 AM

Mar4

The following hospitals have started Covid-19 vaccine pre-registration websites for 80+ years old and other categories:

Please follow the links below if you would like to register:

North York General   https://nygh.on.ca/covid19vaccination

Sunnybrook  https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=novel-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-information  

East Toronto Health Partners  https://ethp.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligible-populations 

Cortellucci Vaughan    https://yrh.vertoengage.com/

 

Please contact the hospital directly if you have any questions.

Passing of Seymour Saitowitz (revised)

2021-02-04 12:45:17 PM

Feb4

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the recent passing of  Habonim Member

 

Seymour Saitowitz

Husband of Bev Saitowitz

Father and Father-in-law of

Brett and Kasia 

Paul and Sivan

Grandfather of Harrison, Levi, Naomi, Nathan & Ari

 

 

For more information see:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=137274&fg=0

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Passing of Seymour Saitowitz

2021-02-03 10:03:30 AM

Feb3

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the recent passing of  Habonim Member

 

Seymour Saitowitz

Husband of Bev Saitowitz

Father and Father-in-law of Brett and Kasia Saitowitz

 

 

For more information see:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=137274&fg=0

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Passing of Naomi Hecht

2021-01-29 10:38:22 AM

Jan29

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

 

Naomi Hecht

 

Sister of Avrum Rosensweig

 

 

For more information see:

 

https://steelesmemorialchapel.com/condolence/naomi-hecht/

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Passing of Evelyn Wolfe

2021-01-28 09:44:12 AM

Jan28

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

 

Evelyn Wolfe

 

Mother and mother-in-law of Habonim members

Shari and Ron Silverstein

 

 

For more information see:

 

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspxsnum=137255&fg=0&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

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.

 

 

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

 

January Bulletin now available

2021-01-15 02:19:08 PM

Jan15

Passing of Mary Pearl

2020-12-17 07:48:07 PM

Dec17

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

 

Mary Pearl

 

Mother and mother-in-law of Habonim members

Leonard & Rachel Pearl

 

 

For more information see:

 

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=137129&fg=0

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Passing of Bert Stitt

2020-12-14 09:38:22 PM

Dec14

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

 

Bert Stitt

 

father and father-in-law of Habonim members

 

Allan and Sari Stitt

 

 

For more information see:

 

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=137117&fg=0

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Passing of Joel Greenberg

2020-12-14 04:52:39 PM

Dec14

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

 

Joel Greenberg

 

Husband of Cary 

Father of Kayla

 

 

For more information see:

 

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=137119&fg=0

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Sunday December 6th - Webinar with world-renowned Nazi Hunter

2020-12-04 03:03:25 PM

Dec4

Passing of Willy Gnat

2020-11-27 04:13:05 PM

Nov27

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

 

Willy Gnat

Father and father-in-law of Habonim members

Jordan and Lisa Gnat

 

 

For more information see:

https://steelesmemorialchapel.com/condolence/willy-gnat/

 

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.

 

Dr. Michael Silverman in the New York Times

2020-11-25 12:38:52 PM

Nov25

Passing of Mendel Good

2020-11-23 09:28:20 PM

Nov23

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

 

Mendel Good

Father and father-in-law of Habonim members

Gloria and Ken Draper

 

 

For more information see:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=137071&fg=0

 

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 Ursula Leinung

2020-11-22 08:40:36 PM

Nov22

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

 

Ursula Leinung

 

Beloved wife of the late John Leinung 

Mother and Mother-in- law of Vivian Shapiro and Rowland Dunning, Karen Connort and Fred Timman

 

Funeral -Private

 

For more information see:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=109894&fg=0

 

Memorial Donations may be made to Congregation Habonim. 

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.

 

 

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

 

Passing of Ora Lantsman

2020-11-05 12:37:12 PM

Nov5

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

 

Ora Lantsman

Mother of Habonim members

Melissa Lantsman and Lauren Rakowski

 

 

For more information see:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?sid=205145&fg=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.

 

Dr. Vivian Rakoff - Livestream of memorial service

2020-10-08 02:28:22 PM

Oct8

 

A memorial service for Dr. Vivian Rakoff will take place

Friday October 9th, at 12:00 pm

You are able to livestream the service at:

https://youtu.be/5nfNqnjNf-o

 

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. Vivian Rakoff

2020-10-06 08:46:52 PM

Oct6

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

 

Dr. Vivian Rakoff

husband of Gina Shochat-Rakoff

Funeral -Private

 

For more information see:

https://nationalpost.remembering.ca/obituary/vivian-rakoff-1080350407

 

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 Jack Olin

2020-09-17 11:00:05 AM

Sep17

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

 

Jack Olin

Father and father-in-law of Habonim members

Jeffrey Olin and Debbi Mecklinger

Grandfather of 

Devyn,  Lexie and Josh Olin

 

 

For more information see:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=136908&fg=0

 

 

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. Harold Kimelman

2020-09-02 09:27:08 AM

Sep2

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

 

Dr. Harold Kimelman

Father and father-in-law of Habonim members

Jason and Jody Kimelman

 

Funeral - Thursday September 3rd

 

For more information see:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=136873&fg=0

 

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 Norton Medline

2020-08-12 09:14:53 AM

Aug12

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

 

Norton Medline

Husband of Gloria Medline

Father and father- in- law of Ruth Biddell, Paul Medline and Susan Shiller.

Brother and Brother in law of Alan and Judy Medline, Marty Mactinger and the late Karen Liberman.

 

 

Funeral - Private 

 

 

See more information here:

https://steelesmemorialchapel.com/condolence/norton-medline/

 

 

 

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 Ruth Edelmuth

2020-07-21 09:43:37 AM

Jul21

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

 

Ruth Edelmuth

Mother and Mother-in-law of  Habonim members Barbara and Stephen Soskin

Funeral and Shiva- Private

 

See Obituary and More Information HERE:

 

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 David Dime

2020-07-10 09:59:05 AM

Jul10

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

 

David Dime

Husband of  Elisa Nuyten

Father of Julian, Sophia and Camille Dime

 

Funeral and Shiva- Private

 

See Obituary and More Information HERE:

 

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 Benjamin Alexander Sutin

2020-07-07 01:02:50 PM

Jul7

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

 

Benjamin Alexander Sutin

Son of  Habonim Members:

Jan and Rick Sutin

 

Funeral and Shiva- Private

 

See Obituary and More Information HERE:

 

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.

 

Habonim Bulletin now available

2020-06-12 01:22:53 PM

Jun12

 

 

 The June 2020

Habonim Bulletin 

is now available!

To view click HERE

 

 

 

Passing of Gerald Cooper

2020-06-03 03:41:44 PM

Jun3

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

 

Gerald Cooper

Husband of 

Jocelyn Cooper

 

Funeral and Shiva- Private

 

See more information here:

 

https://steelesmemorialchapel.com/condolence/gerald-lawrence-cooper/

 

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 Patricia Singer

2020-05-20 09:00:56 PM

May20

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

 

Patricia Singer

Wife of the late:

William Singer

 

Funeral and Shiva- Private

 

See more information here:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=136572&fg=0

 

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 Shirley Cadesky

2020-05-17 12:56:34 PM

May17

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

 

Shirley Cadesky

Mother and mother in law of Habonim members:

Ken Cadesky and Hildi Wolfish

 

Funeral and Shiva- Private

See more information here:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=136561&fg=0

 

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.

 

Remarkable Achievement By One Of Our Younger Habonim Members

2020-05-10 06:45:34 PM

May10

Happy Mother’s Day to all! 

 

We wanted to share with you the remarkable achievement of one of the younger members of our congregation, Raya Treibicz, who is a finalist in both the My Herzl Youth Essay competition, organized by The Israel Forever Foundation and the Simon Wiesenthal Speakers Idol. Please see links below - winners of both competitions will be announced this week. 

 

Raya’s My Herzl Youth Essay reflects some of the ideas that Raya shared with us in her 2019 Rosh Hashanah sermon, and is well worth reading, as are those by the other young finalists. The winner of the My Herzl Youth Essay competition will be decided by an on line popular vote (deadline is Tuesday, May 12th), while the winner of the Speakers Idol is selected by a panel of judges.  Best of luck Raya!

 

Eli Rubenstein

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MY HERZL, MY JUDAISM, MY GENERATION  - Raya Treibicz

 

https://israelforever.org/interact/blog/my_herzl_judaism_generation/

 

Simon Wiesenthal Speakers Idols - Raya Treibicz

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DNEwzRh5Fl7K_sjFSXoGb1wdN2wSFwfX/view

 

 

US Navy Europe & IDF Bands Play Hatikvah for Holocaust Survivor, 75 Years Since Dachau Liberation

2020-04-29 10:00:50 PM

Apr29

 
As we say goodbye to Yom Ha’atsmaut, please take 3 minutes to view the inspiring video and article below.
Looking forward to seeing you all at our next Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat Service this Friday at 6:00pm.
 
Eli Rubenstein
 

US Navy Europe & IDF Bands Play Hatikvah for Holocaust Survivor, 75 Years Since Dachau Liberation

 

U.S. forces surprise Holocaust survivor, play Israeli national anthem via Zoom


Paul Goldman and Saphora Smith

NBC News•

TEL AVIV — A U.S. military band surprised a Holocaust survivor this week by playing the Israeli national anthem to him via Zoom to mark the 75th anniversary of his liberation by American forces from a Nazi concentration camp in Germany.
Abba Naor, 92, was the youngest survivor of Dachau concentration camp outside Munich. He was liberated aged 17 after spending four years in the camp.
“Watching the Americans made me feel very good, and it gave me the opportunity to say thank you for liberating me, this was a big honor,” Naor told NBC News after the Zoom call in which United States service members played the Israeli national anthem alongside members of the Israeli Defense Forces.
On April 29, 1945 the U.S. armed forces liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau and 75 years later Israel is also celebrating Wednesday its 72nd Independence Day. World leaders gathered in Jerusalem in January to take part in a diplomatic meeting to commemorate the Holocaust and battle anti-Semitism, 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz.
Naor said that in actual fact he was liberated on May 2, 1945. Several days before on April 25, he and other survivors of Dachau were forced to march without food and water for days, while anyone that couldn’t walk was shot dead, he said.
"The Americans gave us a new life and you can’t forget this, we're not forgetting," he added. "They brought us back to life, if they only came one day later no one would be alive and this is something you can't forget."
After he was eventually liberated, Naor, originally from Lithuania, moved to Israel where he fought in the country’s independence in 1948 against Arab states. He later worked for Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency.
For the past 20 years, Naor has worked to try and keep the memory of the Holocaust alive often traveling back to Dachau and giving between 80 to 100 lectures each year to the German army, school children and to universities.
He was supposed to mark the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation in Dachau along with U.S. army veterans who liberated the camp, but the event was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Hence, the call with the U.S. military band via Zoom.
Today, he has two children, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
“The most important thing in life is life itself, it’s a gift given only once and you should do the best you can from it,” he told NBC News.

“You can also make something good from bad and I think I’m a bit of an example to that.”
 

Habonim Sings in Celebration of Yom Ha'atsmaut

2020-04-29 11:14:28 AM

Apr29

 

As there was no March of the Living this year due to COVID-19, March of the Living musicians and song leaders from around the world - past and present - were asked to record and submit songs in honour of Yom Ha’atsmaut.

 
Three of our Habonim musical staff were honoured to participate and record three uplifting songs in celebration of Israel’s 72nd anniversary.
 
Please enjoy these wonderful musical selections:
 
Aviva Rajsky - Yerushalyim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)
 
Kim Doron - Shir L’Shalom (Song of Peace)
 
Tom Bellman - Gesher Tsar Mo’d (Narrow Bridge)
 
 
Happy Yom Ha’atsmaut/Chag Sameach!
 
Eli Rubenstein
 
 
P.S. To view the entire playlist of musical contributions from other communities, please see:
 
Fri, March 5 2021 21 Adar 5781