כִּי קָרוֹב אֵלֶיךָ הַדָבָר מְאֹד בְּפִיךָ וּבִּלְבָבְךָ לַעֲשׂוֹתוֹ

It is within your close reach to follow the Torah in speech, feeling and deed.

Deuteronomy 30:14

Brotherhood

The Mission of the Adath Israel Brotherhood is to involve Jewish men in Jewish life through the performance of mitzvot and service and to provide a sense of community to Adath Israel.  Brotherhood members provide a wide variety of services that include:

  • Funding and/or assisting to fund Adath Israel programs such as the annual Purim Party, Chanukah Party, golf tournament, Kol Rina Choir and the Westgate Veteran’s Garden.
  • Supporting our Chesed Committee by joining with other arms of the synagogue on Mitzvah Day
  • Performing a Shabbat service for War Veterans at Sunnybrook Hospital
  • Organizing an annual Brotherhood Shabbat program in partnership with the Sisterhood
  • Providing resources to BBQ at events to support of Programming Directors, Spiritual Leaders or Board of Governors
  • Arranging social programs like movie nights, hockey pub nights and lectures
  • Serving as representatives on all committees of the synagogue
  • Purchasing and distributing Shoah [yellow candles] to raise voluntary contributions used to provide scholarships to children of our synagogue family for Shoah education
  • Contributing scholarship funds in conjunction with the Scholarship Committee
  • Evaluating opportunities to support our synagogue financially in lasting and meaningful ways, such as donating a chapel window in memory of our Senior Rabbi Steven Saltzman z’l

The Adath Israel Brotherhood is a part of the global organization, Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs [FJMC].  Our Brotherhood has received awards for our community involvement and has had a number of our Brotherhood members hold executive positions both regionally and internationally.  The Adath Israel Brotherhood has been a strong supporter of regional FJMC fund raising functions such as the Man of the Year/Youth of the Year Program. World-Wide Wrap and FJMC synagogue bike ride.

Circle of Care Partnership

Join Adath Israel Brotherhood as we partner with Circle of Care to adopt a Kosher Meals on Wheels route.

Circle of Care volunteers deliver over 154,000 meals a year to seniors and individuals with disabilities in our community, many who are holocaust survivors.

We are looking for members of our Brotherhood to volunteer once a month. Deliveriers start between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and all routes are designed to be finished within
1 ½ to 2 hours to ensure food safety. The route we choose will be ours to do.

If you are interested in helping our Brotherhood adopt a route, please contact:

Sheldon Wayne at swaynelaw@gmail.com  or

Gary Stoller at gstoller@sympatico.ca

Our Brotherhood group takes great pride in being a part of the fabric that makes our synagogue unique and vibrant.

 

Brotherhood Shabbat Service at Sunnybrook Hospital
Saturday, November 17
Shabbat service for veterans in the chapel at the hospital’s E Wing. All members are invited. Kiddush to follow.
Save the date of May 11, 2019 for the next Shabbat Service at Sunnybrook

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