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Today is the 20th day, which is 2 weeks and 6 days of the Omer (Y'sod sheb'Tiferes).
Full Sefirah schedule here.

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[Apr 19, 2018] Fora the Rav and Guest Speakers

2 upcoming Shabbos fora with the Rabbi and guest speakers

April 28
with Dr Barry Pakes: Halachic and Ethical Dilemmas in Public Health Outbreaks
6:50 pm (one hour before 2nd Minchah)
Please see flyer.

May 5
with Mr John (Shlomo) Anhang: Saving a Life Through Kidney Donations in Halacha and in Practice
6:55 pm (one hour before 2nd Minchah)
Please see flyer.
[Apr 19, 2018] Shul Acquired Alcoholism

Amudim, one of the leading Jewish organizations in the fight against
alcoholism, released the following video, indicating how shul kiddush
clubs can lead our youth into alcoholism.
Please see video.

Our community has taken many steps to stymie these clubs.

Jewish Addiction Community Services (JACS) addressed our community and
demonstrated how these clubs, which in our shul meets within sight of
children, can affect children’s sensitive, developing templates and
trigger alcoholism.

Toronto's Vaad HaRabbanim declared, many times, that these clubs
violate Halachah. The Vaad also published statements from prominent
professors of Pediatrics and from the Orthodox Union detailing how
these clubs contribute to our community’s surging rate of alcohol

I wrote an article describing some of the damage that these clubs cause.

For all these reasons and more, I issued P’sak that these clubs
violate Halachah and our executive voted to ban this practice. Despite
P’sak, executive vote, much education and many discussions and appeals
to reason, our illicit Kiddush Club continues to contravene my P’sak
and our executive ruling. The club still meets during Davening and it
still actively recruits attendance from both regular Mispallelim and
Shul visitors.

If not stopped, our Kiddush Club will only grow more problematic with
time; Shuls that have not uprooted these clubs when they were still small,
are now saddled with monstrous clubs that are almost impossible to

We will therefore take additional steps to protect our children and
our shul from this scourge. It is important that our community
understand why these steps will be taken.

My article and letters and articles from the Vaad, the Orthodox Union
and the professors are attached.
Please see Rav's article, Vaad statement, Professors' statement, OU statement

Rabbi Yehoshua Weber

[Apr 18, 2018] Zionism & Anti-Zionism with the Rav Part 2

Zionism & Anti-Zionism with the Rav

Part 2

Rav Kook, The Satmar Rebbe & Agudah

The Gemaros in  כתובות

ראשית צמיחת גאולתנו

Shabbos מצורע  תזריע

April 21 at 6:40 pm

Continues at S'udah Sh'lishis

Please see flyer.

[Apr 17, 2018] Baruch Dayan HaEmes (Bereavement Notice)

We regret to inform you of the P'tirah of Mrs. Vivian Rosenberg a"h, wife of Mr. Sydney Press a"h, mother of David, Ted and Harold.

The L'vayah will take place Tuesday April 17 1:45 pm at Steeles Memorial Chapel.

Shivah will be observed at 33 Elmhurst Ave. Apartment 2205

Davening times:
Shacharis: 7:00 am
Minchah: Tuesday: TBA, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 7:55
Maariv: 8:20 pm

Shivah concludes Monday morning April 23.

May the family be spared from all further Tzaar.

[Apr 11, 2018] Bas Mitzvah Girls Learn with the Rav
Bas Mitzvah Girls!
Join Rabbi Weber for learning about being a Jewish adult!
Thursday April 19: The Kronenberg Home
67 Charleswood Dr.

Monday April 23: The Levi Home
139 Clanton Park Rd.

Program starts at 6:00 pm
Pizza Dinner Provided!

Please see flyer
[Apr 9, 2018] Halachic Time 2

Please join R. Weber as we restart our Wednesday night Responsa Shiur
with our next series on Halachic Time.

  • Shacharis at the North Pole
  • Kiddush in Outer Space
  • A Lubavitch Shavuos After Shavuos
  • Seasonal Mitzvos in the Southern Hemisphere

For Men & Women

Morris & Doreen Sosnovitch's Home

7 Gladiola Court

Wednesday April 11 & 25 at 8:30 pm.

Please see flyer.

[Mar 30, 2018] Wednesday Night Responsa Shiur with The Rav

Halachic Time 2 - Wed Apr 11 and 25. Please see flyer for details

Infectious Diseases and Halacha - Wed May 2 and 9. Please see flyer for details

[Jul 10, 2017] TCN 2017-2018 Schedule

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