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Shabbat Morning Service, November 2018

  • 10:30 AM
  • MNJCC, 750 Spadina Avenue, Chapel and Rm. 318, 3rd floor

Rabbi Goldberg will lead, with Paula Wolfson as cantorial soloist.  We thank Jamie Flagal for chanting the Torah portion.

This week at service, we welcome a representative from JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Society) who will talk with us about our shul’s support in the settlement of a refugee escaping homophobia, who is now in Ghana.  He will be arriving in Canada soon.  The JIAS rep will let us know more about his situation, and his hope of connecting to Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities here. (This was planned in advance of the Pittsburgh tragedy, and that synagogue’s participation with the HIAS refugee initiatives in the U.S. JIAS is the Canadian counterpart of HIAS; here is our opportunity to show solidarity with these organizations, and support for the important work they do.)

Children are welcome in the chapel, and/or for those ages three to six there is also childcare down the hall.

Prior to the service, we are providing a meditation program for further support and comfort in the wake of the Pittsburgh tragedy. It begins at 9:45 a.m. in Room 318.   More information below.

A kiddish lunch will follow the service.  We thank Amy Matchen and Mark Fine for sponsoring the kiddish in honour of their second wedding anniversary.

**Please Note: the kiddish will be served until 1:00 p.m.only, at which point we will transform the room for the HEW program that follows.  There will then be ongoing coffee and tea service that all attendees can enjoy.


In the wake of the unspeakable events that befell Pittsburgh’s Jewish community this past Shabbat, Shir Libeynu member Lorne Blumer will be leading a meditation prior to the November 3rd Shabbat service.

It will be held in the kiddush room (318) from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.  Although it will be guided to some extent, with a little time for processing, mostly it will be an opportunity to be with and support one another in silence.

Holocaust Education Week Program

1:30 p.m. (after the kiddish) in room 318 

We are very pleased to announce our 2018 Neuberger Holocaust Education Week (HEW) program,

Enduring Witness: David Olère’s Visual Testimony presented by  Shir Libeynu member and York University  Professor Emerita,  Carol Zemel. Click here for more information.