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Our Beth Ruach congregation is built on the values of the Torah and the Talmud and we are united in our faith of Judaism and our support of Israel.

We support our congregation through Torah learning, Shabbat dinners, Jewish holidays celebrations and life-long learning our Jewish education to all ages.

Our congregation is made up of mostly interfaith families due to the rise in Jewish people marrying outside of their faith. As such, while grounded in Judaism, our congregation welcomes their spouses of all faiths and those with no faith, to join us in creating a diverse, vibrant spiritual community of individuals and families.

Through our teachings, work, and embrace, we aspire to keep the Jewish faith and traditions alive within these interfaith unions and be cherished by their extended families, so it may remain vibrant and alive into future generations.

We are affiliated with the Universal Oneness United Faith Canada. 

Universal Oneness United Faith Canada (“UOUFC”) is a spiritual centre that welcomes people from‎ all faiths and those of no faith. The UOUFC works to break down the barriers of religious intolerance. Congregation Beth Ruach is the Jewish inter-faith branch of the UOUFC and is the ‎community that Rabbi David Gellman serves.

TESTIMONIAL—

“I’ve known David practically my whole life, and he knew my mom and my family, so he was the obvious choice to provide the funeral service for my mother, Miriam Stein. He did a very, very nice job, was very personal, and made sure everyone was included—as I knew he would. Thank you, David.”

Helen B.

Gathering Restrictions—

It has been announced by the provincial government that, effective Friday, June 11th, 2021, new restrictions will affect funeral services and visitations:

  • Indoors – Maximum of 15 per cent capacity of a particular room to a maximum of 50 attendees in the entire facility
  • Outdoors – Two metres physical distancing to a maximum of 50 attendeesNote: This does not apply to the Porcupine Health Unit area which, for the moment, will continue with the maximum of 10 attendees.

Man does not live by bread alone—

Greetings friends

 I hope you all had a wonderful festival of love.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Beware what you set your heart upon.  For it surely shall be yours.”

 However, beware in a good way and realize you set your intention out to the universe and it begins a process of manifestation, and love may be the greatest thing you can set your heart upon.

Many do not take a chance on love because love is a gamble and people fear losing. 

 But always take a chance on love because my friends, fear kills more dreams than failure ever willLove completes a journey for so many who, once they embark on it, now have that special someone to share and support and encourage; to entertain; to be entertained by; to share discovery and life with; to grow old with.

 Do not let fear rule you.  We have watched a generation ruled by fear pass into the dust of history so that their offspring, who are not so ruled, can inherit a land promised to each of us.  Your promised land is just over the horizon waiting for you.

 This week we are reminded that there can be rewards and punishments in life based on the choices we make and when we keep love, decency, fairness and kindness in the forefront of our ways – we are abundantly blessed.

 We are specifically told this week that “not on bread alone does the human live” – we live by the grace of G0d and by goodness and love.

 This episode will be posted shortly on our channel – click here to watch the Rabbi David Gellman Show in the 2021 cycle.

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Be well, be happy, be healthy, be free, be kind, be forgiving, be compassionate, be independent of mind and deed, be mindful of your intentions and be good to yourself.  Continue to celebrate freedom of choice in your life and do not give in to fear and enjoy the peace that comes from acceptance – and as always – if you have any questions or suggestions or just want to say “hi”, please send me an email.  I love hearing from you.

 

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Enjoy and celebrate your life and the lives of others, and in doing, be safe my friends, be happy and may you all sow the seeds of and reap the rewards of peace and love and miracles and make sure you also celebrate your own unique individuality and your incredible awesomeness. 

 

And remember – your world is what you make it.  Just wish upon a star and continue to be the angel in someone’s life.

 

Blessings and share your love

RD

 

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