November Newsletter

November Newsletter

PROGRAMS:

SAVE THE DATES

November 11 at 5:30pm – “How Canada’s Jews Fought WWII”

December 28 – 10th Annual Light Up the Night!

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April 23 2017 – Yom Hashoah Program

April 30 2017 – Yom Hazikaron & Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

WE WELCOME NEW PROGRAMMING IDEAS

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE, DINNER & GUEST SPEAKER

Kingston Jewish Community will be honouring and remembering all our military veterans and all 17,000+ Canadian Jews who served in WWII at a special event on Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 5:30pm at Beth Israel.

Professor Ellin Bessner, a journalist and a professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto, will talk about her recently completed book about Canada’s Jewish servicemen and women who fought in the Second World War. The book titled “Double Threat” will be released in April.

  • Dinner Menu
  • Fresh Baked Challah
  • Chicken Soup
  • Spring Mix Salad
  • Chopped Liver
  • Roast Beef with Gravy
  • Chickpea & Lentil Ragout
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • Green & Yellow Beans
  • Fresh Sliced Fruit
  • Blueberry & Cherry Tarts
  • Tea, Coffee & Soft Drinks

Adults: $20.00, Students $12.50, Children (4-10 years) $10.00, Military in uniform Free

Please RSVP to Ian Sarfin at imscatering.consulting@gmail.com by Friday Thursday November 3rd. Cheques made out to KJC can be left at the Beth Israel Office.

HOSTING SHABBAT DINNERS

KJC is looking to connect members of the Jewish community who are willing to host Shabbat dinners with newcomers, students, etc. If you are interested in occasionally hosting a Shabbat dinner, please contact Lisa Cassidy at lisa@wassyng.com. We hope to be able to begin this program in November.

CHOIR

The KJC Choir meets most Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm at Hillel House, 124 Centre Street. This is a non-auditioned community choir, under the direction of Ros Schwartz. If you enjoy singing Jewish music, please come sing with us! You are welcome to join us at any rehearsal, but please contact either Jochebed Katan or Ros Schwartz in advance, in case of occasional changes of time or location, and so that we can have music ready for you. For further information contact Jochebed (jkatan43@gmail.com or 613-542-0269) or Ros (roslynschwartz@sympatico.ca).

ISRAELI DANCING

KJC is proud to offer Israeli dancing lessons on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm at Beth Israel (116 Centre St.) All ages and abilities are welcome to join these fun, relaxing lessons, taught by Jackie Mills. Jackie has over 30 years of experience teaching Israeli and International Folk Dance, with a focus on classic and children’s Israeli dance. Please email lisa@wassyng.com to confirm class dates.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ANNE FRANK EXHIBITION

CHALLAH SALES

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

Going Back to our Roots with the Original Blue Box

The Blue Box was introduced in 1904, three years after the creation of the Jewish National Fund (JNF). It represents a unique connection between world Jewry and Israel, and still plays an important role in teaching the mitzvah of tzedakah, as well as helping to fund JNF’s important projects.

Even as charitable giving changed over the decades, the Blue Box remains as a key element; its educational value remain constant, and reaffirms our partnership with the Land of Israel.

This year, in honour of JNF’s 115th anniversary, JNF Regional Ontario is re-focusing attention on the small but mighty Blue Box.

JNF’s efforts to develop the land, plant parks and forests, and build roads and water reservoirs, has evolved in the 21st century to include cutting edge environmental and agricultural research, nanotechnology to combat desertification, and high-tech solutions for many ecological challenges.

JNF also builds hospital wings, therapeutic gardens, hiking and cycling trails, and facilities for the disabled.

Now is the time to ensure the continuity of a meaningful tradition. Place a Blue Box in your home, fill it with spare change on a regular basis, and turn it in during Kingston’s Chanukah Blue Box Collection efforts.

Posted by Debbie Fitzerman in Newsletter
October Newsletter

October Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

As we get ready to start the year 5777 we need to reflect on how we can make this year better than the previous ones and what is our vision for the future.

As I look at the challenges facing many Jewish communities around the country large and small it is very clear to me that communities cannot continue to survive and grow if they insist on continuing to do business as they have in the past. I believe that this applies to our Kingston Jewish Community as well.

That is why as the new President of Kingston Jewish Council I plan to be a driving force in reaching out to the greater Kingston Jewish Community in the hope of bringing them together to celebrate as many Jewish events as possible as one large family regardless of our religious or political affiliation, instead of at a number of smaller events.

I will continue to reach out to all the Kingston Jewish organizations in an effort to find as much common ground as possible and work with them to offer a broad spectrum of programming that will be appealing to a wider portion of the community and attract all ages.

The Kingston Jewish community is very fortunate that Beth Israel Congregation has such a wonderful Building and I believe it is time to start looking at that building becoming the centre of everything Jewish in Kingston and one day become the home of the Kingston Jewish Community Centre that is actively used by home of all Kingston Jewish organization.

Anybody who is interested in helping to achieve this or has any comments please contact me at 613-531-1746 or iansarfin@gmail.com

Wishing everyone a year filled with peace, good health and happiness.

Shanah Tova u’metuka ומתוקה שנה טובה

Ian Sarfin
President KJC

PROGRAMS:

SAVE THE DATES

September 30 at 2pm – KJC Choir Open Rehearsal for Culture Days in the Wilson Room of the Central Branch (130 Johnson St.) of Kingston Frontenac Public Library

November 11 at 5:30pm – “How Canada’s Jews Fought WWII” Remembrance Day Service, Shabbat Dinner and Guest Speaker

December 28 – 10th Annual Light Up the Night!

WE WELCOME NEW PROGRAMMING IDEAS

HOSTING SHABBAT DINNERS

KJC is looking to connect members of the Jewish community who are willing to host Shabbat dinners with newcomers, students, etc. If you are interested in occasionally hosting a Shabbat dinner, please contact Lisa Cassidy at lisa@wassyng.com. We hope to be able to begin this program in November.

SOUL FOOD

Can you spare an hour of your time a month for a worthy cause? The Soul Food program transports left-over food from the Queen’s University cafeteria to local shelters six nights per week. The program needs volunteer drivers. If you can help one evening a week, or one evening a month, please contact Leonard at harrisle@kingston.net.

CHOIR

The KJC Choir meets most Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm at Hillel House, 124 Centre Street. This is a non-auditioned community choir, under the direction of Ros Schwartz. If you enjoy singing Jewish music, please come sing with us! You are welcome to join us at any rehearsal, but please contact either Jochebed Katan or Ros Schwartz in advance, in case of occasional changes of time or location, and so that we can have music ready for you. For further information contact Jochebed (jkatan43@gmail.com or 613-542-0269) or Ros (roslynschwartz@sympatico.ca).

ISRAELI DANCING

KJC is proud to offer Israeli dancing lessons on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm at Beth Israel (116 Centre St.) All ages and abilities are welcome to join these fun, relaxing lessons, taught by Jackie Mills. Jackie has over 30 years of experience teaching Israeli and International Folk Dance, with a focus on classic and children’s Israeli dance. Please email lisa@wassyng.com to confirm class dates.

COMMUNICATION

If your contact information has changed/will change shortly, please notify us at info@jewishkingston.org to ensure you continue to receive our emails in future.

HIGH HOLIDAYS:

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday October 2 and ends at sundown on Tuesday October 4. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday October 11 and ends at sundown on Wednesday October 12. L’Shana Tova!

Congregation Iyr HaMelech

  1. Erev Rosh HashanaSunday October 02nd, 2016, 7:30pm
  2. Rosh HashanaMonday October 03rd, 2016, 10:00am
  3. Erev Yom KippurTuesday October 11th, 2016, 7:15pm
  4. Yom KippurWednesday October 12th, 2016:
    1. Day Service – 10:00am to 1:00pm
    2. Study Session – 3:45 to 4:45pm
    3. Evening Service – 5:00 to 7:10pm
    4. Break the Fast – 7:10pm

Location: Kingston Public Library, Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Wilson Room

Address: 130 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1X8

**Remember to adhere to City parking regulations during weekday services.

Beth Israel Congregation

Sunday October 2
(Erev Rosh Hashanah)
6:00 p.m. Mincha Ma’ariv
6:25 p.m. Candle Lighting
Monday October 3
(1st Day Rosh Hashanah)
8:30 a.m. Shaharit
9:30 a.m. Child Care (details to follow)
10:00 a.m. Junior Congregation (TBA)
11:00 a.m. Shofar Blowing
5:00 p.m. Tashlich & Honey Cake @ Lake
6:00 p.m. Mincha & Ma’ariv
7:31 p.m. Candle Lighting
Tuesday October 4
(2nd Day Rosh Hashanah)
8:30 a.m. Shaharit
9:30 a.m. Child Care (details to follow)
10:00 a.m. Junior Congregation (TBA)
11:00 a.m. Shofar Blowing
6:30 p.m. Mincha, Ma’ariv
7:30 p.m. Havdalah
Sunday October 9 11:00 a.m. Ke-ver Avot
Beth Israel Cemetery
Tuesday October 11
(Erev Yom Kippur)
6:10 p.m. Candle Lighting
6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre – All our vows
Wednesday October 12
(Yom Kippur)
8:30 a.m. Shaharit
9:30 a.m. Child Care (details to follow)
11:00 a.m. Yizkor (approximately)
5:00 p.m. Mincha – Book of Jonah – Ne’ilah
Ma’ariv
7:15 p.m. Shofar Call
Havdalah – End Fast

Chabad of Kingston

Rosh Hashana

We are getting ready for the New Year at Chabad!

Come join us for traditional High Holiday Services. Popular songs with inspiring Rosh Hashanah messages will be interspersed throughout the prayer. There is no charge and all are welcome.

A place to celebrate the High Holidays with friends and good company, Chabad provides you with many opportunities to ensure that your holidays are as meaningful as possible!

Come to one or all!

October 2nd: Rosh Hashana Evening Services @Campus 6:45pm-7:15pm

October 3rd: Prayer services @ Chabad 251 Brock St. (corner of Clergy) 9:30am- 1pm – YomTov Lunch to follow.
Shofar @ 11:30am

October 3rd: Rosh Hashana Evening Services @ Chabad 7:15-7:45pm

October 4th: Prayer services @ Chabad 9:30am-1pm – YomTov Lunch to follow.
Shofar @ 11:30am
Make sure to hear the Shofar!

Yom Kippur

Make this Yom Kippur extra meaningful where the timeless themes of Yom Kippur are imbedded throughout the prayer.

Popular songs with inspiring Rosh Hashanah messages will be interspersed throughout the prayer. There is no charge and all are welcome.

October 11th: Kol Nidrei – 6:15pm

October 12th: Shacharit – 10am

Yizkor – 12:30pm

Mincha – 4:30pm

Neilah -Closing Service – 6:00pm

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

AT THE SCREENING ROOM

ANNE FRANK EXHIBITION

Monday, September 26 through Saturday, November 26
Central Branch, 130 Johnson Street, Kingston
Presented in partnership with Anne Frank House, Amsterdam through the generous sponsorship of anonymous donors.

Anne Frank’s story continues to resonate with people around the world, and is revealed through images and words in Anne Frank – A History for Today. While the exhibition focuses on one particular family’s experience during the Holocaust, the story is universal and encourages visitors to consider the effects of prejudice, discrimination, exclusion and violence.

Open to all ages. Recommended for adults and youth in grades 5 and up.

Special Events

These events will be held within the exhibition space. Visitors who wish to view the panels are encouraged to arrive early.

Music for Anne
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 pm

The Kingston Jewish Community Choir, Dolce Trio and pianist Clare Gordon will perform a selection of classical and Hebrew pieces in a musical evening of remembrance.

Five Courageous Helpers: my family’s precarious survival in Holland
Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm

Jochebed Katan, a Holocaust survivor, will share her remarkable story. Jochebed was born during the war, very close to Anne’s Secret Annex. Her family was preserved through sacrifice and courage.

Exhibition Hours and Closures

  • Mondays 9-9
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-9
  • Fridays and Saturdays 9-5

Please note that the exhibition will be closed to the public on:

  • Monday, October 3 from 9 am-1pm
  • Monday, October 10 for Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday, October 11 from 5-9 pm
  • Wednesday, October 12
  • Friday, October 21
  • Monday, October 24 from 5-9 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings have been reserved for visits by local schools. Please contact annefrank.kingston@gmail.com for more information.

BETH ISRAEL AUXILIARY NEWS

IMS Catering in conjunction with Beth Israel Auxiliary is selling challah (plain $7, raisin $8) that can be picked up 12-2pm or by appointment on the following Fridays:

  • 7th & 21st October
  • 4th & 18th November
  • 2nd & 23rd December
  • 13th & 27th January
  • 10th & 24th February
  • 10th & 24th March

Please place your order by emailing janespringer@live.com by the Wednesday before.

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND, REGIONAL ONTARIO WISHES YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

For the upcoming holidays, send good wishes to a loved one with a JNF High Holiday card. By donating to JNF you link your greeting and the name of the recipient with the historic effort to build the Jewish land. Click here to select a card and call the JNF office at 1-866-527-5516, xt 4 for us to send cards out for you!

JOIN JNF’S SMALL COMMUNITY MISSION TO ISRAEL THIS MARCH! Members of some of the smaller communities across the country are getting together in Israel for a one-of-a-kind trip. Click here for information on the itinerary, costs and how to join! Go to Israel the JNF way!

Posted by Debbie Fitzerman in Newsletter

A visit with the Jews of Kingston

A visit with the Jews of Kingston

by Ben Rose • June 15, 2012

From the Canadian Jewish News, January 7, 1999

Kingston is a city full of surprises for a Jewish reporters from the big city of Toronto.

For one thing, the Kingston Jewish Community Council spreads an umbrella over the unaffiliated Jews, as well as those of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform persuasions. The unaffiliated 50 members pay $10 a year to belong. And some belong to both the Orthodox and Reform congregations.

For another, it is a small city where the Jewish population, about 1,200 including 400 Queen’s University students, is as large, or larger, than it ever was. For this to be appreciated, think of all the small cities and towns in Canada that once had a thriving Jewish community and now have trouble assembling a minyan.

And then there is Orthodox Rabbi Daniel Elkin, 54, a native of Montreal and the first Canadian-born rabbi the community has ever had. He rides a bicycle to his office at the Beth Israel Synagogue. His wife Gittel, who hails from New York, is a holistic healer.

If you want to talk to a real pioneer, then drop in on Faygel Cohen, a 91-year-old straight-backed connoisseur of fine arts, and lifetime volunteer extraordinaire. As the daughter of the well-loved Rabbi Jacob Gordon of Toronto, she first came to Kingston 65 years ago in a roadster (a Hupmobile), driven by her late husband, Sheldon Cohen.

And there is the surprising news that Kingston is just behind Victoria as the retirement capital of Canada. Retired Jews, as well as others, are drawn to this Lake Ontario community which is so well located, being handy to sons, daughters and grandchildren not only in Kingston, but in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

But lest you think Kingston is a veritable garden of paradise, a walk along Princess Street on a cold, crisp autumn evening will reveal a number of drifters, unemployed and young people hanging around the usual places, like they do in the big city.

And there are poor Jews in Kingston, because one of the problems the Jewish Community Council is wrestling with, is how to help those who need economic assistance.

To the outsider, the Kingston Jewish community presents a united front, because its members work at it.

Twice, motions to change the affiliation of Beth Israel from Orthodox to Conservative have been defeated, the rationale being that the steadfast Orthodox would not have any place to pray. The beautiful sanctuary at Beth Israel has separate seating for women and men.

The Iyr HaMelech Reform Synagogue, founded 10 years ago with 68 families (compared with 125 families at Beth Israel), holds its services in a hall at Queen’s University.

According to Iran-born Moussa Cohanim, 70, a past president of Iyr HaMelech, the congregation has an equal number of old-time Kingston families and newcomers. “They come and go,” said the retired physician, who practiced medicine in Toronto for six years before coming to Kingston 30 years ago.

“I enjoy sailing, I like the summer and fall here, and as for the winter, you have to live with it. It’s an easy place to get out of, to go to Montreal or Toronto, or south to Syracuse. It is so popular a retirement community, that we probably have too many seniors now.”

Like Cohanim, Frank Lewis, an economics professor at Queen’s, and president of Iyr HaMelech, said he likes life in Kingston because it is more laid back than a big city, its ecological record is good, and it has excellent health services. He has lived in Kingston for 25 years.

The intermarriage rate among members of the Reform synagogue is “fairly high,” he said, but it applies to less than half of its members.

The decline in discrimination against Jews during and after World War II, opened up academic posts at Queen’s, and about 75 Jews are on its faculty.

Rabbi Barbara Bortz of Montreal, is in her second year as Iyr HaMelech’s part-time rabbi, and when she is not on hand, the services are conducted by lay members. Its Talmud Torah has 35 children, the highest in its history.

Some people have dual membership in Orthodox Beth Israel and Reform Iyr HaMelech because they want to pray and be comfortable in one surrounding while supporting, in principle, the other synagogue. What a disclaimer for that joke about the Jew, all alone on a desert island, who builds two synagogues, and wouldn’t be caught dead in one of them.

When Wally Viner, Jewish Community Council president, explains it to the bug-eyed Toronto reporter, he has the nonchalant air of a man who can’t understand why it causes such a fuss.

A successful Ottawa-born lawyer, he has lived in Kingston for 35 years. His wife Elaine has just become president of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, a post previously held by him. They are the chamber’s first husband and wife team to be presidents.

Kingston’s biggest problem, Viner said, is that it needs another 200 Jewish families so they can support their own butcher and baker.

The way in which Jews and non-Jews in Kingston get along is shown by the campaign headed by businessman Irving Rosen to plant 100 full-grown trees in the area ravaged by last winter’s ice storm in eastern Ontario.

Some trees have already been planted in a Kingston park. So far, $60,000 has been raised, and Wally Viner, Jewish Community Council president and a past president of the Orthodox synagogue Beth Israel, is confident the goal of $70,000 will be reached. “It has been well supported by the general community.”

Tracing his ancestry back to the first Jews who landed in Quebec in the 18th century, Orthodox Rabbi Daniel Elkin, who has called Kingston his home for more than a year, does his part to promote unity. For instance, he invited students of Iyr HaMelech’s Talmud Torah to help decorate the sukkah at Beth Israel, this year.

He obtained his undergraduate degree at Yeshiva University in New York, his rabbinic training at Mesivta of Staten Island, and his smichah from Rabbi Leib Baron in Montreal.

He has another connection with Kingston. His grandfather, Mark Wolf of Montreal, adopted Dr. Alfred Bader, a young survivor from Vienna, when the latter came to Canada, subsequently graduating in chemical engineering from Queen’s. Bader, now an industrial tycoon, donated a castle to Queen Elizabeth, and has backed several charitable events.

“My wife and I liked the idea of coming to a small community with a good ecological track record,” said Rabbi Elkin. “The quality of life here is exceptional, and the community celebrates together.”

For the interview, he is dressed informally, wearing a sweater over his tzitzit, as he does when he conducts business in the shul office, five minutes away from his home by bicycle. He is the principal of Beth Israel’s Talmud Torah with its 30 students, ranging in age from three to 13.

He teaches a high school class in the Talmud Torah and is a consultant to Hillel for Queen’s students, whose headquarters is on the property owned by the synagogue next door. He has also been invited to teach at the Jewish Studies Institute of Queen’s.

He taught at the Hebrew Academy and the Akiva school in Montreal, and for nine years, was education and youth director at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Westmount, with 1,640 members, where he conducted many weddings and funerals.

He and his wife visit Montreal and Toronto often to see the rabbi’s parents, two brothers and a sister in Montreal, and the family of son Shalom-Zion (Sam), a Thornhill businessman. A daughter, Abbie Krupnik and her husband Alex, live in Brooklyn, N.Y.

“I don’t care if the Jewish community in Kingston is bigger than the one in Moose Jaw, or anywhere else, all I know is that we live in a great place here,” said Mort Abramsky, 71, a businessman whose forbearers came to Kingston 106 years ago and operated the famous Joseph Abramsky store. “I know everyone and they know me,” he said.

His wife, the former Shirley Borden, comes from Glace Bay, N.S. One of their sons, Jay, is an executive of Mort Enterprises in Kingston. Another son, Leon, is in real estate in Toronto, while daughter Karen is married to Dr. Howard Conter, a Halifax physician.

In her cosy apartment, overlooking Lake Ontario, pioneer Faygel Cohen recalls the time her late husband took her out sailing shortly after their marriage in 1934. “I was terrified by the high waves and vowed never to go again.”

But Cohen did like fishing and spent many a happy hour on the St. Lawrence River. They had a cottage on Deadman’s Bay, the only one in the area that had lights, a fringe benefit of her husband’s battery business.

Using a walker because of arthritis, but otherwise in relatively good health, this bright-eyed woman confessed that her favorite piece of art in the apartment is an abstract painting on the walls that she did herself.

Cohen has known discrimination, being turned down because of her Jewish faith when she applied to the University of Toronto library school in 1929, after graduating from the university as a social worker.

She speaks fondly of the persistence her late husband showed in courting her, even after she told him there was no way she would leave Toronto for the wilds of Kingston. “The moon will turn green but some day I’ll get you to marry me,” he teased her. They had a four-month part honeymoon, part business trip in Europe.

The daughter of a rabbi, she was raised in a house where her father’s word was the law. “We were impressed that Sheldon’s family had two cars, because we couldn’t even afford one.”

Why did Kingston’s Jewish community thrive while so many others went down hill?

To this question, Cohen’s reply came quickly: “Because the community had good leaders, like my late husband.”

The voluntary work Cohen did, and still does on behalf of organizations in Kingston, reveals a deep commitment to the ideals of a unified community. ♦

Courtesy of the Rose family. © 2012 by the family of the late Ben Rose.

Posted by Debbie Fitzerman in Articles

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

No symbol of a commitment to Israel is more recognizable than the simple, iconic Jewish National Fund Blue Box. It has graced many a mantelpiece or kitchen counter since 1904.

JNF, created in 1901, has not entirely changed its focus from the early days; rather, it has evolved to meet the changing needs of the modern State of Israel.

Where JNF once drained swamps and planted forests, it now conducts cutting-edge water conservation and agricultural research, and is a world leader in research to prevent erosion and desertification, sharing its knowledge and innovations with developing countries around the world.

It creates hiking and cycling trails, and all manner of recreational areas, some specifically designed for the disabled.

JNF’s work includes hospital wings and gardens for patients and their families, as well as creating facilities at women’s shelters. All JNF projects are open to everyone, regardless of religious or ethnic background, and many projects are specifically geared toward Jewish-Arab partnerships.

In Kingston, support for JNF and its important work has always been strong. Kindly drop off your filled Blue Boxes to Beth Israel at the Bader Elkin Talmud Torah Chanukah Party on December 18th, or to Wanda Couling during Beth Israel office hours (Mon-Fri, 9a.m. – 3 p.m.).

Please also consider a donation to the JNF Emergency Campaign, to help in the aftermath of the recent terrible forest fires that have devastated the Israeli landscape, most of which were deliberately set by arsonists. Visit http://site.jnf.ca/index.php/emergency-update-fires-rage-in-israel/.

Posted by Debbie Fitzerman

ISRAELI DANCING

ISRAELI DANCING

KJC is proud to offer Israeli dancing lessons on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm at Beth Israel (116 Centre St.) All ages and abilities are welcome to join these fun, relaxing lessons, taught by Jackie Mills. Jackie has over 30 years of experience teaching Israeli and International Folk Dance, with a focus on classic and children’s Israeli dance. Please email lisa@wassyng.com to confirm class dates.

Posted by Debbie Fitzerman

CHOIR

CHOIR

The KJC Choir meets most Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm at Hillel House, 124 Centre Street. This is a non-auditioned community choir, under the direction of Ros Schwartz. If you enjoy singing Jewish music, please come sing with us! You are welcome to join us at any rehearsal, but please contact either Jochebed Katan or Ros Schwartz in advance, in case of occasional changes of time or location, and so that we can have music ready for you. For further information contact Jochebed (jkatan43@gmail.com or 613-542-0269) or Ros (roslynschwartz@sympatico.ca).

Posted by Debbie Fitzerman