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Emanu-News 2022-02-11 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ
By Congregation Emanu-El • Issue #512 • 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.
Emanu-El News
Emanu-El Tax Receipts
Coldest Night of the Year
Play Club
Photo Contest, Naturally
This week's selection
This week's selection
Shabbat 11 Adar l, 5782
The Week Ahead
  • Friday Feb. 11, 12:30pm: Mystic Moka
  • Saturday Feb. 12, 10:00am: Shabbat Services (Connect)
  • Tuesday Feb. 15, 12:30pm: Brown Bag Beit Midrash (Connect)
  • Tuesday Feb. 15, 7:00pm: Adult B’nei Mitzvah
  • Tuesday Feb. 15, 7:00pm: Tanakh Shiur (Register)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30pm: CEE Board meets
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7:00pm: Ḥug Ivrit (Register)
  • Thursday Feb. 17, 7:00am: Thursday morning minyan (Connect)
  • Thursday Feb. 17, 7:00pm: Judaism—An Introduction
View the full calendar on the web (mobile-friendly view). See above for Zoom links to events offered virtually.
In Other News
Community Security Training
Biblical Hebrew 101
Hebrew Q&A
Q:  Which English words or phrases have been adopted in Hebrew but do not mean the same thing?
Test Your Lateral Thinking
Three kids enter a room, but only two walk out. The room is empty. Where is the third kid?
NTDWBJ*
*Nothing To Do With Being Jewish
*Nothing To Do With Being Jewish
Community Connections
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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
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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
Barry Schlesinger and his family went on vacation for a few weeks, and left their cat with his brother Ben.
After a few days, he called his brother, and asked how his cat is doing. 
“I’m sorry,“ said Ben, "but the cat died.”
Barry was stunned, for a moment—then furious.
“How could you just break it to me like that?” he yelled at Ben through the phone. “You knew we’re not coming home for another week—you should have broken it to us gently—like, ‘The cat went onto the roof and we can’t get it down,’ and then the next day I’d call back and you’d say, ‘We got the cat down, but the vet says she’s in bad shape, and may not make it,’ and then the third day I’d call, and then you’d tell me the cat had died. That way it wouldn’t come as such a shock, and I’d have been better able to deal with it!”
Ben apologized. "I’m sorry, you’re right. I should have thought.”
Barry was partly mollified. 
“Yeah, well, I’m sorry for snapping at you like that—but you know how sudden tragedy is worse than gradual… Anyway, how’s Grandma?”
Ben was silent for a moment. 
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