5777 High Holiday Schedule (2016)

The first night for Selichot will be Motzaei Shabbos (September 24th) at 10:00 PM

5777 High Holiday Schedule (2016)

First night of Rosh Hashana (October 2nd) Evening Services 6:30 PM
First Day of Rosh Hashana (October 3rd) Morning Services 9:30 AM
Rosh Hashana (October 3rd) Mincha and Tashlich 5:30 PM; Ma’ariv to follow.

Second Day of Rosh Hashana (October 4th) Morning Services 9:30 AM
Second Day of Rosh Hashana – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM

We will visit the cemetery on Sunday morning (October 9th) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Candle Lighting for Yom Kippur is at 6:29 PM (18:29)

Yom Kippur (October 11th) Kol Nidrei 6:45 PM

Yom Kippur (October 12th) Morning Services 9:00 AM – including Yizkor

Yom Kippur (October 12th) Mincha Services 4:30 PM

Yom Kippur (October 12th) Ne’eelah Services 6:30 PM

The fast ends at 7:27 PM

Sukkot First Night (October 16th) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Sukkot First Day (October 17th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Sukkot Second Night – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Sukkot Second Day (October 18th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Shmini Atzeres (October 23rd) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:10 PM

Shmini Atzeres (October 24th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM – including Yizkor

Simchas Torah on Monday Night (October 25th) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:10 PM

Simchas Torah – Tuesday (October 26th) – Morning Services 9:30 AM

Service Dates and Times for Passover

Service Dates and Times for Passover:

All Chametz must be eaten or sold by 11:04 AM on Friday (April 22nd) Morning

Friday (April 22nd) – First night of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM 

Saturday Shabbat (April 23rd) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Saturday Shabbat (April 23rd) Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time after 9:06 PM

Sunday (April 24th) Morning Services – 9:30

Please do not forget to do ERUV TAVSHILIN – setting aside two foods with a blessing to allow us to cook tomorrow for Shabbat, and to light the candles. I will do one general for the entire community, but it is always good to have one. Also, a Yahrzeit candle!

Thursday (April 28th) Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Friday (April 29th) – Seventh Day Of Passover – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Friday (April 29th) – Seventh Day Of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time before 8:15 PM

Saturday Shabbat (April 30th) – Last Day Of Passover – Morning Services – including YIZKOR – 9:30 AM

You may start eating Chametz after 9:32 pm on Saturday (April 30th) night

The times for Services during the High Holy Days,

The times for Services during the High Holy Days,

The first night for Selichot will be Motzaei Shabbos (September 5th) at 10:00 PM

5776 High Holiday Schedule (2015) First night of Rosh Hashana (September 13th) Evening Services 6:30 PM First Day of Rosh Hashana (September 14th) Morning Services 9:30 AM Rosh Hashana (September 14th) Mincha and Tashlich 5:30 PM Rosh Hashana Second Evening Services (approximately) 6:30 PM Second Day of Rosh Hashana (September 15th) Morning Services 9:30 AM Second Day of Rosh Hashana – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM We will visit the cemetery on Sunday morning (September 20th) from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Yom Kippur (September 22nd) Kol Nidrei 7:00 PM Yom Kippur (September 23rd) Morning Services 9:00 AM – including Yizkor Yom Kippur (September 23rd) Mincha Services 5:00 PM Yom Kippur (September 23rd ) Ne’eelah Services 6:30 PM The fast ends at 8:05 PM Sukkot (September 27th – October 6th), back to normal schedule – Evening Services 6:30 PM, Morning Services 9:30 AM Wishing you all a Very good, happy & healthy New Year, and may Hashem accept all of our prayers, Amen!

CIJA Urges Caution on Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Press Release: CIJA Urges Caution on Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Ottawa, ON – Today, the P5+1 announced that it has signed an agreement with Iran. Under the terms of the agreement, Iran will receive extensive sanctions relief in return for temporary limitations on aspects of its illicit nuclear program.
In response, David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement:
“While we share the goal of a diplomatic solution to this crisis, the Iranian regime has a long record of exploiting diplomacy as a cover to advance its nuclear program. The success of today’s agreement depends on Iran’s actions, not its words.
“The Government of Canada has been a world leader in countering Iran’s nuclear program by severing diplomatic ties with Tehran, engaging our allies, and holding the regime to account at the UN. Canada’s two major opposition parties have supported sanctions and called for strong verification measures to determine Iranian compliance, a non-partisan consensus that should be reaffirmed in the wake of today’s announcement. We urge officials in Ottawa to ensure that any relief of independent Canadian sanctions is strictly contingent on tangible and significant Iranian progress in fulfilling its obligations. We also trust that Canada’s position, now and in the future, continues to reflect an understanding and consideration of the legitimate security concerns of the Israeli people.
“Today’s announcement by no means relieves the international community of the need to hold Iran accountable for its persecution and repression of its own people at home and its promotion of terrorism abroad. Tehran continues to abuse the human rights of its own citizens, particularly women, religious minorities, political dissidents, and LGBT Iranians. Internationally, Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The regime continues to train, fund, and arm terrorists throughout the Middle East, with particularly disastrous results for the people of Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, and Yemen. It has been responsible for deadly terrorist attacks against Jewish community and Israeli targets around the globe, while regularly calling for the annihilation of Israel.
“Hasty sanctions relief will no doubt be used by Iran to fund this reprehensible agenda. Regardless of today’s announcement, Canada and the international community must continue to use economic and diplomatic tools to counter the threat posed by the regime to regional peace, global security, and domestic human rights.”

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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA. CIJA is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada by advancing the public policy interests of Canada’s organized Jewish community. www.cija.ca
For more information, to arrange an interview, or receive follow-up analysis, please contact:
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msampson@cija.ca
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Communiqué de presse : CIJA appelle à la prudence face à l’accord sur le nucléaire iranien

Ottawa, le 14 juillet 2015 – Aujourd’hui, les P5 + 1 ont annoncé la conclusion d’un accord avec l’Iran. Selon les termes de l’accord, l’Iran recevra un allégement considérable de sanctions en échange de l’imposition de restrictions temporaires sur des aspects de son programme nucléaire illicite.
En réponse, David Cape, président du Centre consultatif des relations juives et israéliennes (CIJA), a émis la déclaration suivante:
« Bien que nous partagions l’objectif de trouver une solution diplomatique à cette crise, le régime iranien se sert depuis longtemps de la diplomatie comme d’un écran pour faire avancer son programme nucléaire. Le succès de l’accord conclu aujourd’hui dépend des actions du régime iranien et non pas de ses paroles.
« Le gouvernement du Canada a été un chef de file mondial pour contrer le programme nucléaire en rompant les relations diplomatiques avec le régime iranien, en amorçant le dialogue avec nos alliés et en tenant le régime responsable de ses actes à l’ONU. Nous sommes confiants que la position canadienne, aujourd’hui et demain, continuera de comprendre et de prendre en compte les préoccupations sécuritaires légitimes des Israéliens.
« Le deux principaux partis d’opposition du Canada ont soutenu les sanctions et appelé à l’application de mesures solides de vérification de l’adhésion de l’Iran à ses engagements. Ce consensus non partisan doit être réaffirmé dans la foulée de l’annonce d’aujourd’hui. Nous exhortons les autorités à Ottawa à s’assurer que tout allégement des sanctions canadiennes indépendantes soit strictement subordonné à des progrès tangibles et significatifs dans la réalisation des obligations iraniennes.
« L’annonce d’aujourd’hui ne dégage en aucun cas la communauté internationale de la nécessité de tenir l’Iran responsable de la persécution et de la répression de son propre peuple, ainsi que de sa promotion du terrorisme à l’étranger. Téhéran continue d’abuser des droits de l’homme de ses propres citoyens, en particulier des femmes, des minorités religieuses, des dissidents politiques et des LGBT iraniens. À l’échelle internationale, l’Iran est le premier parrain étatique du terrorisme. Le régime continue de former, de financer et d’armer des terroristes dans tout le Moyen-Orient, avec des résultats particulièrement désastreux pour les populations de la Syrie, de l’Irak, de Gaza, du Liban et du Yémen. L’Iran est responsable d’attentats terroristes meurtriers contre la communauté juive et des cibles israéliennes dans le monde entier et appelle régulièrement à la destruction d’Israël.
« Il ne fait aucun doute qu’un allègement hâtif des sanctions sera exploité par l’Iran pour financer ses intentions répréhensibles. Indépendamment de l’annonce d’aujourd’hui, le Canada et la communauté internationale doivent continuer d’utiliser des outils économiques et diplomatiques pour contrer la menace posée par le régime iranien à la paix régionale, à la sécurité mondiale et aux droits fondamentaux des Iraniens ».

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Israeli Innovation Program

Press Release: Israeli Innovation Program Modeled on Grand Challenges Canada 

Ottawa, ON – Today, the State of Israel announced the first wave of funding for the recently launched Grand Challenges Israel program. Modeled after Grand Challenges Canada, the ten selected Israeli innovation projects – in diverse research fields such as cancer, malaria, aquaculture, and wheelchair technology – were unveiled at a meeting between Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird and his Israeli counterpart, Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

In response, Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement:

Chanukah 2014

Chanukah 2014

11Our Chanukah party held at the shul on the 6th night was well attended, with a large and tasty variety of Ayten, Shelly Ross and Marilyn’s doughnuts and canopies eaten to the festive songs of Michelle Buyko and Howard. Menorahs were lit and draidels were provided by Shandy and played with by the kids (both young and old). Thank you to all the other volunteers that made the evening such a success.

Chanukah Party

Happy-Chanukah

Please Join Us for Annual Chanukah Party

All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.
We look forward to celebrating with you.

Volunteers needed morning of Dec.21st setup 11:00 am and clean up after the party.

Bring your menorah and candles for lighting

Sunday, December 21,2014 at 4:00-6:00pm
Sgoolai Israel Synagogue

RSVP on or before Dec. 18th to Shelley Stephens 457-2162 (leave a message)

The Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History is a cultural institution, independent research facility and destination for the exploration of Jewish history and heritage. It is home to five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The partners’ archival collections span more than 700 years of history and total over 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents (in 23 languages and 52 alphabet systems). The collections also include thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films and photographs. http://www.cjh.org/