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1980-1990:
Education for All: Outline of various pursuits and programs at the shule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 15, 1980:
A copy of this poster, celebrating the Silver Jubilee Year of the synagogue, was given to every family. A record was cut in commemoration as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 1980:
Silver Jubilee celebration booklet. Hebrew Men of England is listed as an amalgamated group which joined in 1975. Look inside for many details of our history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 27, 1980:
Mel Lastman, mayor of Toronto at the time, sent a thank you note to Rabbi Kelman for his support during the election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981:  
The Greeting Card Cookbook was put out by the Sisterhood and included favourite recipes for Purim and Pesach. It was a fundraiser because it would be sent by mail as a card to honour a special event. This was an idea promoted by Belle Kasdan, and it was very successful. As a follow-up, we wrote two cookbooks, Dairy Anyone? in 1984 and then Do We Have A Recipe For You!! In 2003. Many people still have and use these books today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 1983:
one of the last Bulletins before the creation of the Kesher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 1984:
The Kesher, our quarterly publication, was born. Sid (z”l) and Deanie Rumack were behind it. Their daughter, Cara-Lynn, a graphic designer, created the logo. The H and the E were joined to show the connection between the synagogue and the homes of its members. The Kesher is still running today in 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 25, 1984:
certificate from Jewish National Fund in recognition of land sponsored by the Brotherhood in honour of Rabbi and Ruth Kelman for their 25 years of leadership at the shule.

 

 

 

1984:
Part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration. Marching with Torahs. Rabbi Kelman in the centre, Joe Mandel on the right, on the left obscured by the Torah is Fred Stoll and to his right, looking at Rabbi Kelman is Harry Lerman (z”l).

 

 

 

 

 

 

February/March 1985:
Bulletin. Of particular interest is the number of people in the slate for the Sisterhood. It was a real honour to be on the executive and there were many, many women involved. Note the insert ad for the Reena Foundation Monte Carlo and Auction. Tickets were $5 each and the grand prize was a trip for two to Las Vegas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980-1985:
Proceedings of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement.  This is the directive which allowed us to hold Bat Mitzvahs

 

 

 

 

1987:
Designed for all Generations: Chanukat Habayit – Renewal Project detailed floor plan and explanation of renovation and upgrade to the shule. It is quite close to the synagogue as we know it today.

 

 

 

1987:
Dubie Arie, an Israeli artist, created “The Mission,” a beautiful series of pictures that currently adorns the hallway between the office and the sanctuary. A full explanation of the significance and a colour brochure are included. Lynn Cutler conducted tours for visitors to explain the significance of each of the murals. Her docent’s notes as well as other preparatory notes are found within.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 19, 1987:
Rabbi Kelman was honoured by the Reena Foundation. He founded the organization and was respected and well-known throughout the city and the country for being a forerunner in his work with children with challenges. Previous to this, there was little organized Jewish support for these children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 9, 1987:
The program for An Evening at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, celebrating Israel’s 40th anniversary, honouring Anne and Ed Mirvish (z”l), very prominent citizens of Toronto, generous supporters of Israel and the arts in Toronto. (He also had a store called Honest Ed’s, which was an inexpensive housewares store on Bathurst Street south of Bloor. This famous landmark in the city was demolished in 2017 to make room for condominiums). Beth Emeth was one of the sponsors. Cantor Danto sang the national anthems of Canada and Israel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989:
Book to recognize Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda’s celebration of our 35th Anniversary and rededication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989:
Shabbat Booklet designed for the purpose of helping Reena participants celebrate Shabbat.

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