Forestdale Heights Lodge
#2667 B'nai Brith Canada
Kol Echad
January 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.

Chanukah Party 2016
Forestdale Heights lodge held their annual Chanukah party. For photos and report, go to Chanukah 2016.

Steeles Memorial Chapel

CVS Program
Lodge members take part in Community Service Program.
Click to see report and photos.

At our February meeting, Lodge Brother Mark Spergel, from Royal LePage Signature Realty, will talk about real estate strategy.

Our next bingo will be Tuesday, January 10. If you would like to help out, please contact Richard Kotzen (416) 783-2737 or

David Duncan House

December Meeting
Carl Zeliger, a past president of Forestdale Heights Lodge, was the guest speaker at the last meeting of 2016 on December 12. His presentation on the importance of wills and having a power of attorney was both interesting and informative.
Click for report and photos

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

Pancers Delicatessen

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

Forestdale Heights Lodge is once again selling the popular Entertainment books. The price is $35 for 1; $65 for 2; $90 for 3.
Lodge members can purchase through FHL or log on to the Entertainment website and make purchases in Canadian funds. The site also allows for the purchase Entertainment books for other cities.
Go to Entertainment to log in and make a purchase. Click on seller-join a fundraiser, click on Forestdale Heights. Every online purchase benefits Forestdale Heights Lodge. Please note that multiple book discounts do not apply when ordered on-line.
For more information, contact Stewart Indig.

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 Michael Kates 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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