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.
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.
B'nai Brith Canada unveils new way to renew your membership.
This season we are doing something different in terms of recruiting guest speakers. Instead of looking elsewhere, this yearís roster of speakers will come from within our ranks.
On December 12, Carl Zeliger, who is a lawyer, will talk about the importance of wills and having a power of attorney.
At our February meeting, Mark Spergel, from Royal LePage Signature Realty, will talk about real estate strategy.
Our next bingo will be Tuesday, November 8.
If you would like to help out, please contact Richard Kotzen
Future bingo dates will be Dec. 12, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, May 9, and June 13.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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. .
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)