BETH ORA’S RESPONSE TO THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS
I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well at this difficult time.
It is with great sadness that we must inform you that, due to the spread of the Coronavirus, Congregation Beth Ora will be suspending prayer services at the synagogue, indefinitely and with immediate effect.
This decision is made in the wake of rabbinic rulings and medical and scientific advice as to how we will and should best limit the spread of the virus.
Needless to say, this is a painfully difficult decision for us to make. Beth Ora is a spiritual and communal home for so many of us. In the coming days, we will be in touch with you by email. In the meantime, we are considering ways in which we can keep in touch and maintain our connection during this time.
For those of you who are saying Kaddish for loved ones during this period, please be in touch with Rabbi Knopf who will be happy to try to arrange for someone to say the Kaddish in other parts of the world where minyanim are continuing.
Once again, we know that many people may feel vulnerable at this time. Please know that the community is here for you. If you or someone you know needs any support during this period, please don't hesitate to call Rabbi Knopf at 514-714-6559.
Although we are canceling communal prayer, we urge you to continue to offer your own prayers during this period. Hashem hears us in whatever language we speak and prayer is an important feature of the Jewish response to difficult times. Of course, everyone is also encouraged to pray the regular services during the week and on Shabbat, most of which can be said without a minyan. We will be offering further guidance on this shortly, but anyone who has any questions should be in touch with Rabbi Knopf.
Let us pray that this affliction ends and that we will soon, once again, reunite as a community in prayers of thanksgiving.
Rabbi Anthony Knopf - Howard Yancovitch
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COMMUNITY CARING AT CONGREGATION BETH ORA!
Let's help the needy by creating a HUGE fruit salad!!
It's happening at Congregation Beth Ora, Sunday, September 15th, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.
Bring along some fruit, help make a fruit salad, or volunteer to deliver for a worthy cause.
For more information, call or email Rabbi Knopf 514-748-6559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM 2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS
ON JUNE 19, 2019, AT CONGREGATION BETH ORA'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO BETH ORA:
The Ari Zlotnick Man of the Year Award – Amir Anders
The Moniek Shedletsky Memorial Award – Howard Sholzberg
The Irving Grundman Lifetime Achievement Award – Rebecca Alter
The Ann Slodovnick Woman of the Year Award – Miriam Rosenzweig
The Sadie Glickman Legacy Board - Berthold Mueller
To Chantal & Steven Davidovics on the marriage of their son Yaacov Israel Davidovics to Shira Sarrousi on the 1st of Nissan in Tzfat, Israel
To Ethel Wishinski on the birth of a great grandson,
To Rebecca & Menachem Herman on the birth of a grandson
To Goldie & Louis Steinberg on the birth of a great grandson
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES
PLEASE NOTE - ALL SERVICES IN SYNAGOGUE ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PASSOVER BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT 7:14 PM
Eating Chametz no later than 10:16 AM
Destroying of the Chametz before 11:35 AM
Candle Lighting on Thursday at 8:20 PM
SHABBAT BEGINS AT 7:08 PM