newsletter 2021 AUGUST

We want to wish you all a Shana Tova U’Metukah! May 5782 bring you and your families much happiness and good health. Please see below for important upcoming and ongoing news and events from your new Executive Committee.

New Executive
The new executive of the Society has been installed. Please find the list of the current executive below:Past President // Abe Neufeld
Co-Presidents // Jessica Faust & Zoey Fiksel
Vice President // Michelle Fishman
Secretary // Samantha Herberman
Treasurer // Jared Faust
Cemetery Committee // Moss Weinstock & Nathan Weinstock
Social Committee // Sarah Fishman & Linda Neufeld
Trustees // Ephraim Fiksel, George Keri, Roz Keri

The Executive can be contacted at

Upcoming Society Events
Annual Cemetery VisitPlease join us for our annual cemetery visit in person!WHEN?
Sunday, September 12 // 11:30 AM
Brief Remarks & Blessings // 11:45 AM

Bathurst Lawn Cemetery – 6033 Bathurst Street
The Chenstochover Aid Society Section
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Ontario Government’s Guidelines, limited numbers can gather at this event. Please RSVP to Zoey at if you or your family members plan on joining us.In order to mitigate risks of COVID-19, we ask that only those who have been fully vaccinated attend this event. No children under 12 years of age (given they are not eligible for vaccination). Everyone will be asked to wear a mask.
Yizkor ServiceThe Executive is in the process of planning the Society’s annual Yizkor service . We will send an email with more information in the coming weeks on how you can attend whether it be virtually or in person.
Chanukkah PartySAVE THE DATE
Sunday, November 28
Pending public health guidelines and the current COVID-19 situationWe are hopeful that we will be able to gather together in November to celebrate Chanukkah. As the event is attended by children we are waiting and watching for public health guidelines as we move into the fall. Stay-tuned for updates and more info!
Recent Donations
The Executive continues to meet throughout the year to conduct Society business. As one of the most important mandates of the Society remains giving back to the community and those in need, we continue to donate to worthy causes. Below is a list of organizations the society has donated to this past year.Bernard Betel Centre
Baycrest – Bubby’s Blooms
Chenstochover Cemetery Clean-Up
Chai LifelineWe would like to highlight a specific donation made in the last year to the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto – Race Against Time which works to ensure Holocaust survivors are living out their years with dignity. The society made a donation of $10,000 to this important cause in 2020.

In Memoriam
This past year, we have lost the following valued members of our Society. May their memories be for a blessing and may we continue to honour their legacies through the work of the Society.Bess Fishman z”l
Betty Sarah Richmon z”l
Ralph Karmazyn z”l
Syma Forberg z”l
Sandra Cheslow z”l

Shepping Nachas
MAZEL TOV TO…Nathan and Amanda Weinstock on the birth of their grandson Oscar Abram Roussey born on February 14, 2021.
Samantha & Jesse Herberman on the birth of their daughter Madeline Eloise on December 20, 2020. Proud grandparents are Roslyn and George Keri.If you are celebrating a special occasion and would like to notify the membership, please send details to

Opportunities to Give Back
Last Chance to Purchase Your Rosh Hashana CookiesRemember to purchase your Rosh Hashana themed sugar cookies from Crystal’s Cookies in partnership with the Chenstochover Society.Pick up will be at 25 Newgate Road on Sunday, September 5 from 5-7 PM. There may be an opportunity for pick up on Friday, September 3 if coordinated with Jess Faust at (416) 271-8834.

$10/ pack of 4 cookies – see image for reference. Cookies will be wrapped in cellophane. No substitutions.

If you would like to make a donation to
Save A Child’s Heart, please consider giving $15/pack of 4 cookies. Orders must be in by Wednesday August 25th.To place your order click on the button below. Ignore the “Pay Your Dues” title and simply enter in the amount based on the number of packages you would like to order.
Order Your Cookies
Questions? Contact Jess Faust via email at
Remember to Purchase Your Beautiful Holiday Flowers from Bubby’s Blooms

$ 18 / BOUQUET
Don’t forget to pre-order your Bubby’s Blooms flowers by September 3 for drive-thru pick up on Monday, September 6 between 9am-1pm at Baycrest, Kimel Entrance (3560 Bathurst Street).
Order Your Flowers

Bubby’s Blooms is a semi-annual flower sale honouring all Bubbies. One-hundred percent of proceeds goes to Baycrest Foundation supporting quality-of-life programming. Learn more about Bubby’s Blooms or purchase your bouquet here.
September 19, 2021 WHERE?

In your own home/backyard
Join hundreds across the GTA on September 19, 2021 for a very special backTObrunch in support of Sinai Health’s Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health. Hundreds of friends and families will picnic together in their own homes/backyards with delicious brunch meals provided all in support of the Mount Sinai Hospital NICU.HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
On the website, you can choose from three brunch menus, select your quantity, and a brunch kit will be delivered to you containing your meal and lots of additional items like a Doodle Roll , Balzac’s coffee, donuts, cookies and more. In addition, you can choose from lots of fun add-ons to enhance your brunch. Every add-on has been donated, so by purchasing them, you’re donating directly to the NICU.

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Learn More & Place Your Order
We wish all members who are ill a speedy recovery, so that they may enjoy the blessing of good health. The newly installed Executive wishes the very best to all in the upcoming New Year. May you have an abundance of good health and happiness. We look forward to the time we can all meet again.

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