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August/September Update

Dear Friends,   This month I received a lovely email from a new member and another from a gentleman who had contacted me previously about attending our services with his family while he was visiting the region from Mexico. With their permission, I am sharing part of their emails with you.   "What a lovely Shabbat...So glad that you suggested that I come to shul... It was such a good decision for me to join KBI, I feel so very...Read more...

January/February Update

Dear Friends,   I hope you had time over the holidays to reconnect with family and friends and to reflect upon what opportunities the coming year may hold.   Here at KBI, we are so excited by all the meaningful programming and activities that have been taking place and our clergy and staff members are working hard to continue to build on our successes. Torah study, Choir, Caring for the Caregiver, Bereavement Support, Mah-jong...Read more...

February/March Update

Dear Friends,   I hope that despite the severe weather, which has been particularly hard on Ottawa, you have all been having a great winter.  In the meantime, our Kehillah has been busy with programming and activities and is actively planning for a wonderful Purim celebration, bound to please all, on March 20th.  Please sign up here to attend and also to volunteer if you are able.     Rick and I were...Read more...

March/April Update

Dear Friends,   Congratulations to those of you who have " braved" it through this harsh Ottawa winter and welcome home to our Snowbirds. Spring has now officially arrived and with it lots more exciting programming and activities at Kehillat Beth Israel.   The Purim party was a huge success. There were megillah readings for both young and old and the pews were filled with people in wonderful costumes. Everyone got into the fun...Read more...

April/May Update

Dear Friends,   I hope you have all had a very joyous Passover and had a chance to spend quality time with friends and family. In order to be responsive to our varied and diverse congregational needs at KBI, we hosted 3 wonderful Seders. Our Chocolate Seder was a huge hit with the kids. This was followed by a very significant First Seder, led by Rabbi Kenter, which was enjoyed by over 70 congregants and their...Read more...
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