WELCOME TO CONGREGATION BETH ORA

Congregation Beth Ora is a Modern Orthodox synagogue serving the Jewish community in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada.

 

BETH ORA’S RESPONSE TO THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS

Shalom Friends,
 
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 

 

OUR VISION

A community centre where all generations, of whatever background or level of observance, connect to their Jewish heritage and find meaning through giving and spiritual growth, in a vibrant, caring environment.

 

OUR MISSION

Bringing all generations together to inspire and empower Jewish living, learning and acts of kindness; honouring our heritage and building for the future.

 

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SPRING-SUMMER 2020 EDITION OUT NOW!

 

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 rabbiknopf@bethora.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

 

MEMBER NEWS

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES

March 28

To the family of the late

Terence Goldman z”l

MAZEL TOV

March 21

To Shelley & Mark Sherman and family and all their volunteers, for organizing a successful blood drive. Because of your heart work, the lives of many will be saved

MAZEL TOV

March 21

To Lorna Burack on the engagement of her granddaughter

Esti Burack to Aron Silverstein

and to the parents,

Menachem (Mark) & Debbie Burack

 

RECEIVE THE LATEST NEWS BY EMAIL

 
 
PLEASE NOTE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Coffee Talk
Sun, Apr 05
https://zoom.us/j/559219182
Apr 05, 1:30 PM
https://zoom.us/j/559219182
Join us for some Coffee Talk Let's sit and schmooze and say our how do you do's
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Preparing For Passover Without Going Out of your House (Or Out of your Mind!) Session 2
Wed, Apr 01
https://zoom.us/j/251952959
Apr 01, 7:30 PM
https://zoom.us/j/251952959
Two-Part Pre-Passover online class with Rabbi Knopf
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Davening Together Online with Rabbi Knopf and Rabbi Heshy Benshimon
Tue, Mar 31
https://zoom.us/j/136887276
Mar 31, 6:55 PM – 8:30 PM
https://zoom.us/j/136887276
Physical separation doesn't mean we can't still do things together as a community. Please join us this Tuesday night for Mincha and Maariv using Zoom.
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THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

Week of March 21

PLEASE NOTE - ALL SERVICES IN SYNAGOGUE ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SHACHARIT

Sunday ~ 8:00 AM

Monday ~ 7:00 AM

Tuesday ~ 7:00 AM

Wednesday ~ 7:00 AM

Thursday ~ 7:00 AM

Friday ~ 7:00 AM

Shabbat ~ 8:45 AM

MINCHA/MAARIV

Sunday ~ 6:35 PM

Monday ~ 6:35 PM

Tuesday ~ 6:35 PM

Wednesday ~ 6:35 PM

Thursday ~ 6:35 PM

Friday ~ 6:40 PM

Shabbat ~ 6:30 PM

 

SHABBAT BEGINS AT 7:08 PM

PARSHAT TZAV

 

(514) 748-6559

FAX: (514) 748-6635

2600 Rue Badeaux, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1M5, Canada

©2018 by Congregation Beth Ora