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Friday Nov 1st Kabbalat Shabbat

30/10/19 10:21:54 AM

Oct30

Join Eli Rubenstein & Aviva Rajsky

with Tom Bellman accompanying for

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday November 1st, at 8:15 pm

Kiddush Following Services

 

 

Passing of Ben Hamilton

24/10/19 11:35:21 AM

Oct24

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

 

Ben Hamilton

Father and father-in-law of Habonim members:

Susy and Brian Goldstein

Please see more information here:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?sid=182147&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.

 

Reminder- Sukkot/Shmini Atzeret & Simcha Torah

18/10/19 02:15:40 PM

Oct18

 

The Jewish Heritage School at Congregation Habonim invites you to join them on Sunday, October 20th for their Pizza in the Hut Sukkot family celebration. There will be songs with Josh Skye Engel; activities including making edible sukkot and apple printing; and of course, pizza in the sukkah  

We are also very fortunate to have Rivka Campbell joining us as a special guest speaker. Rivka, a Jewish woman of Jamaican descent, seeks to build community among Jews of Colour (a pan-ethnic term for Jewish people whose family origins are from African, Asian, or Latin American countries) while opening dialogue about cultural and ethnic diversity. She has spoken at many synagogues as well as at Western University, Bialik, and the JCC, just to name a few. It is sure to be great for all ages!

 PLEASE REGISTER HERE

 


         

Sukkot/Shmini Atzeret/Yizkor Service

Monday October 21, 10:00 am

Congregation Habonim

5 Glen Park Avenue

  

 

 

Join us for Sukkot/Shmini Atzeret & Simcha Torah

13/10/19 09:15:50 AM

Oct13

 

The Jewish Heritage School at Congregation Habonim invites you to join them on Sunday, October 20th for their Pizza in the Hut Sukkot family celebration. There will be songs with Josh Skye Engel; activities including making edible sukkot and apple printing; and of course, pizza in the sukkah  

We are also very fortunate to have Rivka Campbell joining us as a special guest speaker. Rivka, a Jewish woman of Jamaican descent, seeks to build community among Jews of Colour (a pan-ethnic term for Jewish people whose family origins are from African, Asian, or Latin American countries) while opening dialogue about cultural and ethnic diversity. She has spoken at many synagogues as well as at Western University, Bialik, and the JCC, just to name a few. It is sure to be great for all ages!

 PLEASE REGISTER HERE

 


         

Sukkot/Shmini Atzeret/Yizkor Service

Monday October 21, 10:00 am

Congregation Habonim

5 Glen Park Avenue

  

 

 

Tickets for services

29/09/19 01:31:19 PM

Sep29

 

 

Shana Tova!

Reminder- Please be sure to  bring your tickets with you to every service. Wishing you and yours a Chag Sameach.

 

Congregation Habonim 

 

Habonim Bulletin now available with link corrected

20/09/19 05:11:20 PM

Sep20

 

 

High Holiday Habonim Bulletin 

is now available!

To view click here

 

 

 

Habonim Bulletin now available

20/09/19 04:49:52 PM

Sep20

 

 

High Holiday Habonim Bulletin 

is now available!

To view click here

 

 

 

Request for Assistance: High Holiday Honours

05/09/19 06:52:19 PM

Sep5

 

PLEASE PLAY A ROLE IN OUR HOLIDAY SERVICES!

High Holidays are just around the corner and we are now making arrangements for members to help with the services. The type of help we require includes English readings, lifting the Torah, opening the Ark, and in some cases reading Hebrew for an Aliyah. To help services run smoothly, please offer your help in one of these areas.

It is a mitzvah to have an honour at services!

 

If you are able to help out, please click  HERE  to answer these 5 brief questions.

Please reply by Friday September 13th.

Any questions may be directed to CharissaLevy18@gmail.com

Passing of Harvey Sterling

26/08/19 12:31:21 PM

Aug26

 

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

 

Harvey Sterling

Father of Habonim member:

Bonnie Grundman

grandfather to Jamie, David and Michael

 

Please see more information here:

https://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?sid=182147&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.

 

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

Fri, February 28 2020 3 Adar 5780