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Emanu-News 2022-02-04 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ
By Congregation Emanu-El • Issue #511 • View online
Weekly news from Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria, B.C.

Attention webmail users: because this newsletter is clipped by many mail services, you may miss out on the fun of “The Last Word” and “Lateral Thinking.” To avoid this, please view the newsletter online.
Editor's Note
Oz Dovauo is joining our newsletter production team. Starting with this issue, they will be taking on some of the editing and publishing duties.
Oz was born and raised in B.C., and moved to Victoria six years ago to study linguistics. As editor, Oz looks forward to using their lifelong love of the written word to give back to the community.
Emanu-El News
Emanu-El Tax Receipts
Historical Quests – Isa Milman & Menachem Kaiser
Women in Politics Mentorship Program
Photo Contest, Naturally
To view submissions: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/Bi2Lddq5
To view submissions: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/Bi2Lddq5
Shabbat 4 Adar l, 5782
  • Candle lighting:  5:00 PM
  • Parashat Terumah
  • Exodus 26:31-27:19
  • Haftarah:  1 Kings 5:26-6:13
The Week Ahead
View the full calendar on the web (mobile-friendly view). See above for Zoom links to events offered virtually.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
From Rabbi Harry: Services Moving Online
In Other News
Biblical Hebrew 101
Jonah, God and Other Strangers: Reading the Torah from a Transgender perspective
Hebrew Q&A
Q:  Where can I find good Hebrew-language fonts?
Test Your Lateral Thinking
A woman died and went to Heaven. There were thousands of other people there. It was very warm, so the women were all walking around in bikinis, the men in bathing trunks, and all looked young. She looked around to see if there was anyone she recognized. She then saw a couple and knew immediately that they were Adam and Eve. How did she know that?
NTDWBJ*
Nothing To Do With Being Jewish
Nothing To Do With Being Jewish
Community Connections
Gratitude from Jen Karmona 
Six months ago, Rabbi Harry sent out an email requesting support for me and my family following my diagnosis with brain cancer. The response was tremendous. While I have been able to individually thank many of you, there are several donors who preferred to remain anonymous. To each of you, I offer my sincere thanks for your generosity. The ongoing care of this incredible community is a continual source of comfort to me. Thank you to each of you for countless meal deliveries, visits, words of encouragement, and donations in my name to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund. I’m incredibly grateful to have such a strong and generous community supporting me and my family. 
Photo by Howie R on Unsplash
Photo by Howie R on Unsplash
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Synagogue Office
Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard St., Victoria, BC V8W 2J3, Canada
Office hours:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Friday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
About this Newsletter
Copyright © 2021 Congregation Emanu-El. All rights reserved.
Editorial Board:
  • News Editor: Katie Stafford, Oz Dovauo
  • NTDWBJ, TYLT, & Last Word: Jonathan Ure Stoppi
  • Communications Committee Chair: Lincoln Shlensky
  • Reviewers: Rabbi Harry, Susan Holtz
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The Last Word
Sam Schlesinger’s boss rang him at home about an urgent problem at work. Sam’s infant daughter Tammy (aged 3) answered: 
“Hello?” she said, in a whisper.
The boss asked: 
“Hello. Is your Daddy home?”
“Yes,” said little Tammy, still whispering. 
“May I talk with him?” asked the boss. 
“No,” whispered Tammy. 
“Is your mommy there?”
“Yes,” said Tammy, still whispering.
“May I talk with her?”
“No.”
“Is there anyone else there besides you?”
“Yes,” whispered Tammy. “The policeman.”
“May I speak with him?”
“No,” whispered Tammy. “He’s busy.”
“Busy doing what?” asked the boss.
“Talking to daddy and mommy and the fireman.”
“Are there any adults I can talk to?”
“Yes—but they’re all busy,” whispered Tammy.
“What on earth are they all doing?” asked the boss in exasperation.
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