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
Shabbat Yitro, February
Shabbat Yitro, a group of Emanu-El daughters (and now two sons) invite you to
join them on the yahrzeit of their fathers honouring them by participating in
Shabbat service and a Kiddush which follows. Please join them.
Milman and Mayim Sepora
will welcome some special guests that morning: Shirley Diner from Winnipeg, one
of our sponsors and mother of Janis and Steven will be with us. And we
expect two women from Vancouver who have joined us before. We hope you can
Ron and Deborah Reznick are sponsoring the Kiddush on Saturday, May 7, it being the Yarhtzeit of Ron’s sister, Sherron and his Dad, Zaidie Max.
The July 11 kiddush will be sponsored by Robert Oppenheimer and his family in honour of the yahrzeits of his parents, Rhoda and Alfred Oppenheimer, that both fall at the end of Tammuz: may their memories forever be a blessing.
Yizkor is a time for us to invoke the memory of loved ones. At Passover it is especially poignant after encountering the empty chair at seder.
This Shabbat morning (April 11), light a ner neshama—ayahrzheit soul candle—and through prayer and self-reflection we recall the memories of those who gave us life, those who taught us core lessons, those who shared our most intimate moments and those who touched us in the deepest and most powerful ways who are no longer with us on this planet.