November Newsletter

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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.

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