Joint Community Purim Party at Markham St Shul
The Markham St Shul and the Kensington Torah Circle are having a collective Community Purim party at the Markham St Shul on March 16, 2014.
Starting time is 12 noon. We will have the reading of the Megillah, followed by a party with fun entertainment for kids of all ages.
|Location||Markham St Shul - 397 Markham St|
|Times||March 16, 2014 Starting at 12:00 PM|
IDF Navy Soldiers Welcoming in the Shabbat
Divine Providence and Flight 370
via Mendy Pellin in LA.
Many people are talking about this story. Amazed by this miracle of a man NOT going on the vanished plane because the travel agent didn't want to book another Jew on a Shabbos flight.
My amazement is not at the divine providence (Gd does miracles every day, it's just hard for us to connect the dots.) My amazement is at the man who wouldn't book a flight for another Jew on Shabbos.
We've all seen the stereotype of the Jew trying to suck out money from whomever and whenever possible. We've all seen the stereotype of Jews picking and choosing what laws they will be strict with to accommodate what benefits them best. This story knocks both those stereotypes down. This travel agent is the real deal. He didn't impose his beliefs on others. He just kept true to himself. And by being true to himself, it rubbed off on his client (who could have booked his own flight).
The B&H guys have always inspired me. I'm sure they could have found 1000 loopholes to keep their website open on Shabbos and fill the millions of dollars worth of orders after shabbos. But they stay true to their beliefs. That's probably why they are so successful. They are the real deal.
The best way to inspire others is to just be a better Jew to yourself. Imposing your beliefs won't inspire. Living your beliefs. Now, I'm inspired.
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec is over 100 years old. The shul started in 1902 and today acts as a beacon of Orthodox Yiddishkeit and Spirituality in Downtown Toronto. The shul is commonly referred to as The Markham Street Shul.
We have services every Monday and Thursday morning at 7.30am. Each Shabbat you are welcome to join us for Friday night services and all Saturday services. Shacharit services on Saturday morning start at 9am.
We celebrate all the major Holidays including Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkoth, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and Rosh Chodesh.
We are located at 397 Markham St on the corner of Markham St and Ulster St. This is one block West of Bathurst St and one block North of College St.
We daven according to Nusach Sefard.