Author Archives: Beth Israel

‘Small ceremony’ planned at unfinished Holocaust Monument next August

The new National Holocaust Monument at the corner of Booth and Wellington streets in Ottawa won’t be completed until December 2015 and won’t officially open until May 4, 2016. But that won’t stop federal politicians from donning hard hats and … Continue reading

High Holy Day Schedule

City Hall Display

Rabbi Friedman participated in the Interfaith Centre’s High Holy Day display at City Hall.

Premier’s swearing-in

Rabbi Friedman is honoured to join Alberta faith leaders for Premier Prentice’s swearing-in ceremony.

Mohel

We have a mohel in town for the first time in 50 years!

Shavuot Events

Beth Israel has many Shavuot events for all ages!   ALL-NIGHT LEARNING June 3-4 – Pizza ‘n’ Pasta Dinner – Banker’s lecture – Learn about resurrection, zombies, and dybbuks. – With our famous Midnight BBQ!       YOUTH: ALL-NIGHT … Continue reading

Holocaust Monument design winner

Rabbi Friedman was in Ottawa yesterday for the announcement of the winner of the design competition for the National Holocaust Monument.  The winner is the Lord group featuring Daniel Liebeskind. A photo of the winning design is given by 580 … Continue reading

Unequivocally Fighting for Israel

In the culture wars of the Second Commonwealth of Israel, the theocratic revolution of the Hasmoneans was triumphant.  No longer would Hellenism prevail, only a strict, hardline interpretation of Judaism would be tolerated.  On Chanukah, we recite the V’Al HaNissim … Continue reading

PM Harper addresses the Knesset

Yasher koach, Prime Minister Harper! http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=278141 You can see Rabbi Friedman with Ministers Baird and Kenney at 21:48.

Chanukah with UofA Hillel

On Tuesday 26th November, Rabbi Friedman gave the University of Alberta Hillel Lunch ‘n’ Learn on the topic of Chanukah vs. Democracy. Pictured are (l-r) Priel Buzny, Staci Silverman, Jesse Karpman, Rabbi Friedman, Sam Belau, Alan Richter. (Photo by Daniel … Continue reading