Saturday, March 16 at Congregation Emanu-El — Please join us following services for a kiddush luncheon honouring Janna Ginsberg Bleviss, a woman who is one of the golden volunteers in our synagogue and in the larger Jewish community. With a generosity of spirit, Janna steps in when needed. This is an opportunity to say “Thank you” to her.
If you wish to make a donation in honour of Janna, the Kiddush and Avodah funds are close to her heart.
With thanks, Jackie Saunders-Ritchie.
Zelda and Bill Dean invite you to join them following services on Saturday, March 9 for a Kiddush luncheon in honor of Bill’s 90th birthday. If you wish to honor Bill for his birthday, please consider making a donation to the Kiddush or General Shul Fund.
Saturday, February 9 — Fourteen of our congregants, whose fathers’ yahrzeit dates fall at this time of year, plan a special Shabbat morning including a Kiddush luncheon following service at Congregation Emanu-El on Saturday February 9, 2019 when they will remember and honour their fathers. Continue reading Honouring Our Fathers
We do indeed find ourselves at a crossroads – we are at a point where we need to reinvent how we organize and pay for our regular kiddushim, i.e., those which are unsponsored or non-catered. Continue reading Kiddush at a Crossroads
To our dear congregants,
RaeAnn and I thank you for the great “Surprise Kiddush”. We felt incredibly appreciated and supported. When RaeAnn mentioned the Kiddush to our dear friend Rabbi Tsafi Lev, whom many will remember from his scholar-in-residence visit last year, Tsafi was blown away commenting that being a congregational rabbi is supposed to be a thankless job. He remarked that not many rabbis and congregations have the kind of relationship based on care, mutuality and ḥesed that we at Emanu-El share.
Our congregation has come through a difficult time – in the world and in the life of our congregation. We held on to each other. We showed the courage, kindness, caring and supportiveness that reflects a balanced and spiritually connected life. RaeAnn and I are thankful and super glad that our congregation does not take these things for granted and that all work together to cultivate the positive.
With huge thanks, Rabbi Harry and RaeAnn Brechner.
Saturday, November 24 — Frances Aknai, her brother Brian Pollick and her friend Frances Rosenberg, invite the congregation to a Kiddush luncheon following services on Saturday, November 24 in honour of Frances Aknai’s 75th birthday. No personal gifts, please. If you wish, donations may be made to Congregation Emanu-El’s Kiddush Fund.
Judy Brachman invites the Congregation to a Kiddush luncheon after services on Saturday, October 20 in celebration of the Bnei Mitzvah of her children, Cate and Daniel.