BETH ORA IN THE MEDIA
MIKE COHEN'S SOCIETY SCENE
September 25, 2019
By Mike Cohen, The Suburban
Congregation Beth Ora in St. Laurent recently welcomed some 300 people to its annual raffle draw, chaired and emceed by Amir Anders, to benefit the Montreal Children's Hospital.
OUR 11TH COMMANDMENT: MAKE SHAVUOT FUN FOR KIDS
June 5, 2019
By Paul Starr, The Jewish Journal
Poor Shavuot — it’s not very high on the priority list of Jewish holidays. Unlike Passover, there is no boisterous family seder to attend. You are not obliged to eat matzo, Charoset or bitter herbs. You don’t need to buy tickets to come to shul and nobody is blowing a shofar. There is no fasting to stress about. There are no huts to build in the backyard, and I can’t think of any popular Shavuot songs. For nonobservant Jews, Shavuot is about as popular as Earth Day. It comes and goes with very little fanfare.
RISE TOGETHER PROJECT ENCOURAGES CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
May 15, 2019
By Joel Goldenberg, The Suburban
Rabbi Anthony Knopf of St. Laurent’s Beth Ora Synagogue is launching later this month the Rise Together Project, an extensive program promoting self-improvement and character development.
The themes are kindness, gratitude, honour, patience, being organized, enthusiasm, responsibility, truth and peace.
RISE TOGETHER PROMOTES COMMUNITY SELF-REFLECTION
April 23, 2019
Doing good deeds for others is a fundamental aspect of Judaism, but community-organized projects tend to be one-offs, with participants carrying out the act of kindness and ticking it off their to-do list.
Rabbi Anthony Knopf does not want to discourage Jews from such worthy endeavours; on the contrary, he wants them to look inside themselves and see how they might become better people every day.
HANES: SURVIVING KRISTALLNACHT, WWII WITH HOPE THAT HISTORY WON'T REPEAT
November 8, 2018
Willie Glaser is a veteran of the Second World War. Now 97, he is typically in demand as a speaker this time of year. But it’s the events he witnessed before he became a soldier that resonate on this sombre occasion.
Eighty years ago Friday, Kristallnacht marked the start of the Holocaust, when the Nazis orchestrated attacks on Jewish synagogues, schools, institutions, businesses and individuals. Mobs unleashed vandalism and violence across Germany, while police and firefighters were ordered to stand down. Many citizens who didn’t participate in Kristallnacht looked the other way as state persecution of the Jews intensified.
MARY BOEKO - FEATURED ON JOURNAL METRO WITH NEWS REPORTER DOMENIC FAZIOLI
October 18, 2018
Mary Bokeo is a St-Laurent resident who received a special honour recently, The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers. She has been a tireless volunteer for more than 50 years!
DR. MARK SHERMAN - FEATURED ON CJAD (800 AM):
DIABETES - GETTING OUT OF CONTROL
October 14, 2018
Dr. Sherman is one of Montreal's leading endocrinologists. He discussed the most popular issues concerning diabetes which now affects almost 1 in 3 Canadians. Topics included: the different types of diabetes; causes; prevention tips; common myths and some very interesting apps that can help people affected by diabetes.
5 WAYS TO STOP YOUR KIDS GETTING SPOILED THIS CHANUKAH
December 9, 2017
By Rabbi Anthony Knopf
Chanukah is a highlight of the year for the Jewish family! Delicious latkes, beautiful songs and unforgettable family experiences.
But for most of us, these aren’t the only memories we have. Many of us have seen our kids show more interest in their presents than in the family celebration. Siblings fight over gifts and donuts and before we know it our beautiful holiday devolves into an exercise in self-indulgence.
How do we ensure that Judaism’s beautiful values are not lost amidst our Chanukah celebrations?
BLOSSOM BY LA PLAZA ENHANCES EVENTS AT BETH ORA
November 23, 2017
by Elaine Cohen
The Canadian Jewish News
Blossom by la Plaza, in partnership with Congregation Beth Ora located in Ville St-Laurent, worked in tandem with their design team to renovate Beth Ora's banquet facilities and to embellish the premises at 2600 Badeaux St. with stunning innovations.
HOW SWEET IT IS
September 27, 2017
The Canadian Jewish News
Rabbi Anthony Knopf and his wife Carly are pleased that people heeded their call to prepare a huge fruit salad at Congregation Beth Ora.
BETH ORA, A SECOND HOME FOR JEWS IN SAINT LAURENT
September 13, 2017
“The loyalty of our members is amazing, as most still attend the High Holy Days, while others continue to attend Shabbat services on a regular basis, or participate in many of our programs,” says president Howard Yancovitch.