Forestdale Heights Lodge
#2667 B'nai Brith Canada
Kol Echad
March 2017

Canadian Web Award

Kol Echad is the official award-winning website of Forestdale Heights Lodge #2667 B'nai Brith Canada. The print version is published monthly 10 times a year. The site undergoes a major update monthly and periodic updates throughout the month as material is provided.
Kol Echad is designed to inform, educate, and entertain members of the lodge. It welcomes any and all articles or letters from members of the lodge and their families. Members are free to write or comment on any topic. If you do not wish to receive the printed bulletin, please tell Harvey Silver. He can be reached at Harvey Silver.

Remembering Michael Kates
With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to one of our Lodge brothers, three-time president of Forestdale Heights Lodge, Michael Kates. For all tributes, click here.

Board of Governors
At the February meeting, past president Harvey Silver was approved as the new chairman of the board of governors, replacing the late Michael Kates. In this position, Harvey is now also the chair of the allocations committee.

At our monthly meeting in February, the following individuals were nominated to serve on the executive for the 2017-2018 year. Elections will be held at the March 13 meeting..
Click to read the report.

Pancers Delicatessen

Purim 5777
On Saturday, March 11, Forestdale Heights will be hosting its annual Megillah reading at 4300 Bathurst Street. The programme will commence at 7:25 p.m. Volunteers are requested to be there by 7:15 p.m. If you are coming, please RSVP to Carl Zeliger at (905) 669-2732 or e-mail

At a recent meeting, we discussed going to the Toronto Blue Jays game as a group. The date is Sunday, August 27 at 1:07 p.m.
Itís the Jays Back to School Game. With this in mind, we have contacted the Blue Jays ticket office. The price for the 500 level right or left field is $23 per ticket. In order to get that price we require 20 or more people who are interested. In order to secure this price, it is IMPORTANT to order these tickets as soon as possible. The money is required immediately upon your decision to join us.
So why not make this a FAMILY day by inviting your kids, grandkids, family and friends to join us.
If you are interested, please e-mail Harvey Silver at or phone (416) 223-0780.

Steeles Memorial Chapel

Our next bingo will be Tuesday, March 14. If you would like to help out, please contact Richard Kotzen (416) 783-2737 or

David Duncan House

Toronto Marathon
Sunday, May 7
Forestdale Heights Lodge has participated in the Goodlife Toronto Marathon for close to a decade. Our Lodge is responsible for the first water station behind Mel Lastman Square.
Arrival time at the water station is 6:00 a.m. and we are usually done by 9:00 a.m. The fun continues afterwards when we often go out for breakfast. If you can volunteer your time for this great CVS project, please call Harvey Silver at (416) 223-0780 or email

BBC Membership
B'nai Brith Canada unveils new way to renew your membership.
Click here

Kingston Olive Oil Company

Kosher Food Bank
Forestdale Heights is a supporter of the Pride of Israel Kosher Food Bank. Members are requested to bring an item of non-perishable kosher food to each Lodge meeting. The food items should bear a kosher certification.
Donations collected at each meeting will be delivered the following day.

If you have a charity, you wish the Lodge to make a donation to, please send the request to Harvey Silver at All requests for assistance will be discussed and allocated at our monthly meeting. Allocation requests should include the name of the charity, what it does and the amount requested.

Hearing Solutions

Blue Door Shelters (formerly Transitional and Supportive Housing Services of York Region), provides safe, supportive, emergency shelter and services for people who are homeless or at risk.
After a successful campaign to help this agency last year, Forestdale Heights has decided to renew its efforts this coming season.
We are asking Lodge members to bring toiletries when they come to monthly meetings, which will be donated to the agency. The items most needed are menís disposable razors, shaving cream, menís deodorant and shampoo.

We countdown to our 50th anniversary celebration in June 2017. Each month we will look back in time, outlining key events in Canadian and Jewish history. .

Letters of Appreciation
Read what outside organizations are saying about our Lodge.

To read letters of appreciation, click here.

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