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Pre-Shabbat Inspiration - January 29, 2021

01/29/2021 12:00:23 PM

Jan29

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Shabbat Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - January 28, 2021

01/28/2021 12:00:05 PM

Jan28

From the Desk

Pre-Shabbat Inspiration - January 22, 2021

01/22/2021 12:00:10 PM

Jan22

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Reaching Out

01/20/2021 12:00:30 PM

Jan20

From the Desk

Shalom Friends!

I hope this letter finds you and yours as well as can be. There has been much happening in the world, in Montreal, and in our personal lives. For the last few weeks, Beth Ora has been running a special Zoom program to guide and support us in keeping physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy during this time. Our last session is next Monday when we welcome the Chief Executive of the Jewish Grandparents...Read more...

Pre-Shabbat Inspiration - January 15, 2021

01/15/2021 12:30:50 PM

Jan15

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Shabbat Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - January 14, 2021

01/14/2021 12:00:28 PM

Jan14

From the Desk

Pre-Shabbat Inspiration - January 8, 2021

01/08/2021 12:00:57 PM

Jan8

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Shabbat Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - January 7, 2021

01/07/2021 12:00:04 PM

Jan7

From the Desk

How Beth Ora can Help us Through the Next Chapter of the Pandemic

01/04/2021 12:00:03 PM

Jan4

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Shabbat Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - December 24, 2020

12/24/2020 12:30:36 PM

Dec24

From the Desk

Pre-Shabbat Inspiration - December 18, 2020

12/18/2020 12:30:39 PM

Dec18

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Shabbat Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - December 17, 2020

12/17/2020 12:30:47 PM

Dec17

From the Desk

Chanukah

12/16/2020 12:30:35 PM

Dec16

From the Desk

 Shalom Friends!
 
I wish you all a Chanukah Sameach!

It was wonderful that quite a few of you joined us on Zoom after Shabbat for Havdallah/Chanukah lighting and some musical entertainment from my kids on what also happened to be my Hebrew birthday! As I write (on Tuesday afternoon), we are getting ready for our Chanukah Drive in event at which we are expecting more than 70 carsful of people coming together (while...Read more...

Pre-Shabbat Inspiration - December 11, 2020

12/11/2020 12:30:35 PM

Dec11

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Shabbat Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - December 10, 2020

12/10/2020 12:30:28 PM

Dec10

From the Desk

A little note from Rabbi Knopf: I highly recommend this wonderful Chanukah Companion compiled by the Office of Rabbi Sacks.

Uyghur Protest

12/09/2020 12:30:57 PM

Dec9

From the Desk

Shalom Friends!

The week started with a bang at Congregation Beth Ora with a fantastic second session of our kids’ Chanukah program! Yasher Koach to Murray Itscovitch, Jacquie Ludwick, Rebbetzin Carly and Lindsay Besner and the entire team for putting together this great program!

Last night, I was privileged to have the opportunity to pay tribute to my mentor Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ZT”L. I am deeply grateful to...Read more...

What I Learned from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ZT"L

12/07/2020 12:00:59 PM

Dec7

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - December 4, 2020

12/04/2020 12:30:24 PM

Dec4

From the Desk

Pre-Shabbat Inspiration - Parsha Vayishlach

12/04/2020 12:30:11 PM

Dec4

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Message from Rabbi Knopf - November 25, 2020

11/25/2020 12:30:23 PM

Nov25

From the Desk

Shalom Friends!

Things are warming up (in a sense!) as we swing into a great new season at Congregation Beth Ora! Earlier this week (Tuesday), we were treated to a
30 minute session with former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon! There was a wonderful turnout as so many of us joined the Zoom Room to meet one of the greatest diplomats representing our beloved State of Israel.

There are a number...Read more...

Pre-Shabbat Inspiration from Rabbi Knopf - November 20, 2020

11/20/2020 12:30:12 PM

Nov20

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - November 19, 2020

11/19/2020 12:30:26 PM

Nov19

From the Desk

Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - November 12, 2020

11/12/2020 12:30:34 PM

Nov12

From the Desk

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z"l

11/10/2020 01:30:22 PM

Nov10

From the Desk

Shalom Friends!
 
Carly and I were so happy to see so many of you on our Zoom sessions in honour of the Shabbat Project. Carly’s challah bake was a great success with high participation, great enjoyment and, as I’ve heard from a few of you, a delicious result! It was a privilege to be joined after Havdallah by Yo Eisenstark who uplifted our spirits with his singing and music.
 
We are busy planning the next term...Read more...

Exciting Announcement from Rabbi Knopf

11/10/2020 12:30:14 PM

Nov10

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - November 5, 2020

11/05/2020 12:30:12 PM

Nov5

From the Desk

Pre-Shabbat Project Message from Rabi Knopf

11/03/2020 12:30:27 PM

Nov3

Rabbi Anthony Knopf

Shalom Friends!

In a world of much uncertainty and as we begin the Montreal Winter, Congregation Beth Ora and the Beth Ora family continue to be there for one another. It’s heart warming to hear how members are reaching out to each other and giving support. Please continue to do this as we help each other through this challenging time.

I’m delighted to let you know that, thanks to help from our friends at Chabad Ville...Read more...

Video Message from Rabbi Knopf - October 29, 2020

10/29/2020 01:00:39 PM

Oct29

From the Desk

Simchat Torah

10/08/2020 12:15:18 PM

Oct8

From the Desk

Shalom Friends!

The traditional greeting for the middle days of Sukkot is Moadim LeSimcha, recognizing that Sukkot is a time of happiness. I know that for many of us this is also a time of challenge and anxiety and I bless everyone with strength as we seek out the simcha in the current moment.

There is so much to reflect on as we approach the end of what has been a most unusual holiday season! Along with rabbis across the...Read more...

Sukkot

10/01/2020 12:00:23 PM

Oct1

From the Desk

Please see bottom of the letter for detailed guidance on Sukkot prayers.

Shalom Friends!

I hope that you were well over what must have been a very different Yom Kippur. It was strange davening in synagogue (and in the tent in the parking lot) with so many of you not being there. At the same time, I felt blessed that we were able to provide these services and that so many staff members and volunteers worked so hard to ensure...Read more...

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