“Shabbat at Temple” Recording Launch
Friday, January 19 | 7:45 pm
Featuring cantorial soloist Rona Nadler and pianist Mark McDonald, “Shabbat at Temple” captures some of our favourite tunes from Temple’s Friday night liturgy. The recording will be available for livestreaming and digital download on the Temple website. Please join us at this special musical service to officially launch the recording and to acknowledge the generosity of Chantal Cohen and Stephen Yaffe who made this project possible.
Building Bridges in 2018
Jonathan Goldbloom and Alice Herscovitch
Friday, February 23 | 7:45 pm
Jonathan has worked in communications and public relations for over 30 years. His primary focus is on issue and crisis management, providing strategic advice and support to community institutions, from universities to hospitals and schools, as well as many private-sector clients. He has played a leadership role on a wide range of high-profile initiatives which add to diversity and strength of our society.
Alice Herscovitch has been the Executive Director of the Montreal Holocaust Museum since 2007. The Museum is devoted to Holocaust education and remembrance and to sensitizing the public to the dangers of antisemitism, racism, hate and indifference. Alice was previously the Director of Social Development at the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal, and Director of Project Genesis. She has served on the Board of Directors of several community, institutional and planning bodies and has been a volunteer and an activist for social justice in several fields.
Dr. Catherine Jarvis
Friday, March 16 | 7:45 pm
Catherine Jarvis is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she has served as the Director of Public Affairs for the Quebec area since 2011. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal and has been involved in organizing their annual Interfaith EcoAction Event since 2012. She loves interfaith work and believes that there is nothing more rewarding than working together as communities and neighbours. She is a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University.
Guest Sermon: Rabbi Rachel Sabbath Beit Halachmi
Saturday, January 6th – 9:00 am Torah Study & 10:15 am Sermon during services
No Religion is an Island”: The Relevance of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Today
Rabbi Sabath serves the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as the National Director of Recruitment and Admissions, President’s Scholar and Director of the Office of Community Engagement. Prior to this recent appointment, Rabbi Sabath served as Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute and for over a decade as a member of the Institute’s faculty, while directing the Hartman Lay leadership, Rabbinic leadership, and Christian leadership programs. Concurrently, she also taught liturgy and theology at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem. Ordained at HUC-JIR in New York in 1995, Rabbi Sabath also earned a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is currently writing a book on the future of Jewish Peoplehood. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Rabbi Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi, and their three children.