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New mention of Shma Koleinu: A Jewish People’s Commentary on the Siddur

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Shma Koleinu: A Jewish People’s Commentary on the Siddur

“This book is a collection of beautiful reflections on words from our prayerbook. Rabbi Schwarzman and others (rabbis, cantors, etc.) reach into the meaning behind the prayers to bring forth stories, lessons, or thought-provoking insights.”

“God knows the numbers of the stars, calling each one by name. We are part of a universe that is not left unattended. Our own part in it may be small, but that does not diminish our importance to God. The stars count, and so do we.” ~ Rabbi Steven Schwarzman writing about Psalm 147

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The Jewish Federation of Edmonton put on a lovely and informative Kristallnacht program featuring guest speaker Ellin Bessner, author of “Double Threat” ... See MoreSee Less

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Rabbi Steven Schwarzman in discussion with The Jerusalem Post / JPost.com intelligence, terrorism and legal analyst Yonah Jeremy Bob Journalist at his lecture event hosted by Beth Shalom Synagogue and Jewish Federation of Edmonton ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Beth Shalom Board and the entire congregation extended a hearty Mazel Tov to Rabbi Steven Schwarzman and Rebbetzin Bettina as a new chapter opened in our spiritual leadership. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beth Shalom Board and the entire congregation extended a hearty Mazel Tov to Rabbi Steven Schwarzman and Rebbetzin Bettina as a new chapter opened in our spiritual leadership. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Nachas for all, including Bettina Schwarzman aka Jewtor! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another wonderful bar and bat mitzvah tutoring experience. ... See MoreSee Less

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קבלת שבת
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Reflecting on some of the many names of God with Rabbi Valerie Stessin at Congregation Beth El. Which ones resonate with us, which ones not so much, and which ones do we want to learn more about? ... See MoreSee Less

Reflecting on some of the many names of God with Rabbi Valerie Stessin at Congregation Beth El. Which ones resonate with us, which ones not so much, and which ones do we want to learn more about?

With Ambassador Nimrod Barkan of Israel in Canada and Consul General David Levy of Israel in Montreal | Israël à Montréal at a briefing with Montreal's rabbis and mayors Mitchell Brownstein and Mayor Bill Steinberg, organized by MP Anthony Housefather. ... See MoreSee Less

With Ambassador Nimrod Barkan of Israel in Canada and Consul General David Levy of Israel in Montreal | Israël à Montréal at a briefing with Montreals rabbis and mayors Mitchell Brownstein and Mayor Bill Steinberg, organized by MP Anthony Housefather.

Celebrating Israel on Yom Haatzmaut with thousands of friends in Montreal ... See MoreSee Less

Speaking at the Rabbinical Assembly convention in Montreal. #raconv2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Speaking at the Rabbinical Assembly convention in Montreal. #raconv2019

With gratitude to the good people of Congregation Beth El whom we have come to love in our years in Montreal, I'm delighted to announce that as of July, I'll begin serving Edmonton Beth Shalom as its next rabbi. Thank you to both congregations! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mazal tov Steve. I just looked at the Beth Shalom website and see how excited they are to welcome you. I hope you get as much from them as I know they will get from you. Hatzlacha. Shabbat Shalom Bydidut. Richard

Mazel Tov! You will all need much warmer winter coats. I lived in Calgary for 6 years ,I know.😂

מזל טוב!

Mazel Tov!

Two days of no electronics, in observance of #passover. Tonight, after the holiday ended, I turned on my phone to check in with the world. Horrified to read of yet another massacre of innocents, this time in #srilanka's churches and hotels.

Before the holiday began, I received warm greetings from our friends in the #Ahmadiyya Muslim community, and I shared these with my congregation during prayers. And before the holiday, my media were full of mutual greetings between #Jews and #Christians for Passover and #easter.

Hatred doesn't look like it's going to disappear soon. But as a person of faith, I believe with all my heart that, one day, it will. The respect and friendship between people from different faiths is growing, as I think it is between all people. Let's keep building bridges.
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Most Fridays, I'm working on a sermon for Shabbat. This Friday afternoon, I'll be joining my friends at the Ahmadiyya Al-Nusrat mosque here in Montreal. As they so beautifully say, love for all; hatred for none. (Note to self: better finish the sermon on Thursday this week.) ... See MoreSee Less

Absolutely horrified by the murderers of 49 innocent worshipers in New Zealand's mosques. May the good that the victims did in their lives always be remembered. May their families and their community find comfort. May the scourge of weaponized haters come to an end. ... See MoreSee Less

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Canadian rabbis and JTS alums Adam Cutler ('09), Eytan Kenter ('09), and Steve Schwarzman (RS '08) lit Hanukkah candles together on Parliament Hill last week. ... See MoreSee Less

With @CanadianPM @JustinTrudeau, @AndrewScheer, @AHousefather and others at #hanukkahonthehill - #menorah lighting with leaders of all Canadian parties, Israel's ambassador @IsraelinCanada, and #jewish leaders. All pronounced #Hebrew marvelously! ... See MoreSee Less

With @CanadianPM @JustinTrudeau, @AndrewScheer, @AHousefather and others at #Hanukkahonthehill - #menorah lighting with leaders of all Canadian parties, Israels ambassador @IsraelinCanada, and #Jewish leaders. All pronounced #hebrew marvelously!Image attachmentImage attachment

Taught my Psalms of the Siddur class tonight in darkness when the power went out. No problem. We had already covered the text learning from the Talmud, and we learned new and familiar melodies for singing Hallel - by the light of our Sukkah lanterns and cell phones. ... See MoreSee Less

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The atmosphere was perfect!!! Thank you.

Prime Minister Trudeau issues a heartfelt and moving apology for Canada having refused entry to Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany.

Thank you, Prime Minister.
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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette headline: the opening words of the Kaddish ... See MoreSee Less

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette headline: the opening words of the Kaddish

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Over 1000 #Montrealers, political leaders, rabbis, cantors, federation leaders, #Muslims, #Christians, #Jews joined together in a vigil to mourn the loss of life in #pittsburgh's #TreeOfLifeSynagogue. Our work together gives us all hope and strength. Thank you, merci, shukran. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us at this important vigil.Please join Federation CJA and CIJA-Québec for the Montreal Jewish Community Memorial Vigil for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.
Monday, October 29 at 7:30pm
Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation
6800 Mackle Road

Rejoignez la Fédération CJA et CIJA-Québec lors de la veillée commémorative de la communauté juive de Montréal, en mémoire des victimes de l’attaque de la synagogue de Pittsburgh. Lundi 29 octobre à 19 h 30. Congrégation Beth Israël Beth Aaron, 6800 rue Mackle.
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Dear Rabi Steve Schwarzman, our prayers are with the victims and tour community. May the almighty give you all the strength and forbarnence in these difficult times. Amen. To G-d we belong and to him alone shall we return. Holy Qur’an 2:157.

After a peaceful Sabbath, horrified to learn of the shooting at Pittsburgh's #TreeOfLifeSynagogue during prayers this morning. We pray for an end to hatred. But until that happens, the US needs to end the proliferation of guns. ... See MoreSee Less

Retweeted Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland):

Canada is dismayed by the most recent escalation of tensions in Israel & Gaza, and condemns rocket fire from Hamas into Israeli communities. The killing and injuring of innocent civilians must stop. Canada encourages Israelis & Palestinians to pursue a peaceful solution.
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Retweeted Anthony Hinton 🇨🇦 (@CANdiplomat):

Reviewing security of @CanEmbIsrael staff & Canadians in #Israel after 150+ rockets fired from #Gaza.

We condemn #Hamas' attacks, support #Egypt & #UN diplomatic efforts to calm the situation.

Throughout, we think of civilians affected, who spent night & morning in shelters.
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1 years ago

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Happy Birthday Rabbi Schwarzman!🎂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks, Marilyn!

Retweeted CJPAC (@CJPAC):

#Israeli non-profit @SaveChildsHeart will receive the UN Population Award for saving the lives of #Palestinian children and countless others in 57 countries around the world. A well-deserved recognition for an incredible organization. Mazel tov! t.co/tFRmt2k6po
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