Youth Group leads Shabbat Services: Ickovich family sponsors Kiddush

EE Youth Group 2Saturday, May 11, 2019-—On Saturday, May 11 our Youth Group will lead many parts of the Shabbat morning services. Following the service, Avi & Nora Ickovich and family invite the congregation to a kiddush luncheon on the occasion of the Yahrzeit (May 11) of Avi’s father, Aaron Z”L ben Rabbi Alexander Ickovich Z”L, and the sixth anniversary of the Bar Mitzvah of Avi & Nora’s son, Isaac who is pictured below with his grandfather.

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Honouring Janna Ginsberg Bleviss

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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.

Todah for the honour

Another texting pictureTo 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.