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Deadline reminder: Nov. 11 is the deadline for the issue of Nov. 21. Nov. 18 is the deadline for the issue of Nov. 28. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

 

PYJAMA HAVDALAH

Beth David Synagogue hosts a teddy bear pyjama Havdalah with storyteller Cheryl Thornton, 6:30 p.m. www.bethdavid.com.

 

PARENTING CLASS

Goldie Plotkin leads a parenting class today and Nov. 30, at 11 a.m., Chabad of Markham. No fee, but RSVP 905-886-0420, ext. 227, or lindsay@chabadmarkham.org.

 

A PEOPLE UNCOUNTED

 

Or Hadash Synagogue shows the film A People Uncounted, about the the Roma, with director Aaron Yeger, 8 p.m., 451 Botsford St., Newmarket, 905-898-2220 or info@orhadash.org.

 

BNAI SHALOM

Bnai Shalom Congregation of Halton-Peel, a Conservative egalitarian congregation, meets today. 905-901-9889 or www.bnaishalom.ca.

Sunday, Nov. 10

UNCLE MOISHY

Uncle Moishy performs in a benefit concert for DANI, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., For tickets, www.dani-toronto.com.

 

VE’AHAVTA AWARDS

Ve’ahavta’s Tikun Olam Awards ceremony, featuring keynote speaker Frank O’Dea, will be held at Koerner Concert Hall. For tickets, call 416-964-7698 or www.veahavta.org.

 

FAMILY FUNDAY

Jewish Family and Child puts on a family fun day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Prosserman JCC, with activities, performances and crafts. $10/$15. Tickets, www.jfandcs.com.

 

RAMAH OPEN HOUSE

Camp Ramah holds an open house, 12:30 p.m. at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. RSVP info@campramah.com or 416-789-2193, ext. 2100.

 

PARENTS OF LONE SOLDIERS

A meeting for parents of lone soldiers in the IDF will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Bathurst/Eglinton area. Guest speakers include a representative from Heseg, which grants scholarships to discharged soldiers, and two lone soldiers. RSVP nirarittenberg@rogers.com.

 

 

Monday, Nov. 11

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Jewish War Veterans of Canada, Toronto post, re-dedicates the Flames of Memory memorial, Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., 10:45 a.m. RSVP 416-635-2883, ext. 5181.

 

CANADA’S DEFENCE POLICY

Adam Chapnick discusses “Does Canada need a Defence  Policy,” 2 p.m. Temple Emanu-El. 416-449-3880.

 

BY BLOOD

Cynthia Good reviews By Blood by Ellen Ullman, Beth Tzedec Congregation. Lunch at 1 p.m., review at 1:30 p.m. $20. RSVP 416-781-3514, ext. 225.

 

WEEKLY CLASSES

Rabbi Shlomo Gemara holds a weekly class on the minor prophets, Mondays at 8 p.m.; Rabbi Yirmiya Milevsky holds a weekly class on the parashah of the week, Tuesdays 11:15 a.m. Congregation Bnai Torah.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12

 

LUNCH AND LEARN

Sen. Linda Frum is the speaker at Beth Tikvah Synagogue’s Lunch and learn. Call 416-221-3433 to register.

Gerald Ziedenberg discusses Steve Jobs: An American Success Story, Temple Har Zion. Bring your lunch at noon, program starts at 12:30 p.m. $3/$6

 

HOME ORGANIZATION

Brenda Orenstein of Organized Zone discusses home organization, Beth Emeth Synagogue, 7:30 p.m. RSVP 416-633-3838

 

BIBLICAL CURRENT EVENTS

Rabbi Michael Dolgin discusses “Using Ancient Texts to Understand Modern Israeli Society,” in a 3-week series, Temple Sinai, 7:30 p.m.

 

CHRONIC PAIN

Sharon Prasow discusses how to help those struggling with pain and disability, 7:30 p.m., Temple Har Zion.

 

JEWS IN CHINA

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein discusses the Jewish communities of Kaifeng, Wolfond Centre, 8 p.m.  647-799-3557.

 

CHANUKAH WORKSHOP

Beth David Sisterhood holds a Chanukah workshop with actress Tracey Erin Smith, 8 p.m. $5.

 

LONG-TERM CARE

Learn about long-term care options and substitute decision-making, 6:30 p.m., Bernard Betel Centre, RSVP 416-635-2900, ext. 499. Sponsored by Family Caregiver Connections.

 

ZAREINU FASHION SHOW

Zareinu holds its annual fashion show with host Jeanne Beker, Bellevue Manor, 8083 Jane St., 7 p.m. Tickets, 416-661-1800, ext. 227 or www.zareinu.org.

 

 Wednesday, Nov. 13

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

“Sammy,” a survivor of human trafficking, York Regional Police Detective Thai Truong and reporter Tamara Cherry discuss human trafficking, with National Council of Jewish Women, Toronto section, 4700 Bathurst St., 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP required at 416-633-5100.

 

OPEN HOUSE

Netivot HaTorah Day School holds an open house, 18 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill, 7:30 p.m. RSVP Mashie Feintuch, 905-771-1234, ext. 234.

 

JEWS IN SPORTS

Film producer Will Hechter  discusses Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, 7:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation, Free, but RSVP, 416-781-3514, ext. 225.

 

THE LOSS OF A CHILD

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario presents a panel discussion and healing service on “The Loss of a Child,” 7:30 p.m., Beth Sholom Synagogue. No cost, but RSVP: lmarmer@jfandcs.com or 416-638-7800, ext. 6312.

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

 

A NIGHT OF WONDER

Small Wonders, an organization that supports Jewish couples experiencing infertility, is holding a “Night of Wonder,” 7:15 p.m. For tickets, see smallwonders.ca, or call 416-742-0090.

 

MY HERZL

Beth Sholom Synagogue screens the film My Herzl, 7:30 p.m. 416-783-6103.

Other News

HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

Nov. 7. Mordechai Ben-Dat  discusses “History of the Jewish Press in Europe and the Role of the Media during the Holocaust,” 7 p.m., Temple Har Zion.

David Abramowitz discusses “Stalin’s Holocaust,” noon, Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. www. yiddishvinkl.com.

The White Rose, a play by Lillian Groag, runs Nov. 7, 8 & 10 at City Playhouse Theatre, 1000 New Westminster Dr., Thornhill. For tickets, call 905-882-7469.

Nov. 9. Rabbi  Erwin Schild shares his memories of Kristallnacht, at Adath Israel Synagogue, Shabbat morning service.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett discusses the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 10. Eric Beck Rubin discusses “The North American Narrative of the Holocaust,” Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 18 Wynford Dr., 7 p.m.

Carol Lipszyc discusses “Reconstructing Trauma Across Genres Through Language,” Pride of Israel Synagogue, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 12. Bernd Wollschlaeger  discusses his journey from the Wehrmacht to the IDF, 8 p.m., Chabad of Markham, 83 Green Lane.

Nov. 15. Voices from the Whirlwind: A Choral Concert.  Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir, Upper Canada Choristers and the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir perform music created before and during the Holocaust. Temple Sinai, 8 p.m.

 

JF&CS GROUPS

 

GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS

Registration is required for all programs. Classes are open to all members of the community, and fee reductions are available. Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or visit www.jfandcs.com. All classes at the Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted.

Looking Ahead: A 6-session group for newly separated or divorced individuals. Starts Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

Living with Teens: A 6-sesion group for parents of teenagers. Starts Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Parenting the Child/Teen with ADHD: A 4-week group for parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. Call 416-638-7800, ext. 6215 for a pre-group assessment.

Healthy Dating & Relationships for Teens: A 2-part workshop for teens ages 15 and older, starts Nov. 21, 5 p.m., Schwartz Reisman Centre.

Stop the Roller-coaster: A workshop for parents or professionals who want to learn more about the change in teenagers’ behaviour and attitudes. Nov. 27, 7 p.m.

Is There Life After A Death: A workshop for men and women who have lost a spouse and want to move forward. Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Prosserman JCC.

 

FOR SENIORS

 

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub.  Call Sheila, 416-665-3333 or Marcia, 416-932-1229.

Shaar Shalom. Play bridge Mondays, 1:30 p.m. Lessons, 12:30 p.m. 905-889-4975.

Beth Emeth. Experienced mah-jong and Rummikub players meet Mondays and Wednesdays. 416-633-3838.

Bridge Club at Forest Hill Library is looking for new members. Call Lea, 416-487-7630.

Bernard Betel Centre, 416-225-2112. Nov. 12, Robin Mednick discusses “Changing the World – Get Out Your Hammer and Chisel,” 10 a.m.; Nov. 13, Yiddish entertainment and movie, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Nov. 14, Jenny Zawaly discusses “Allergies and Food Sensitivities,” 1:30 p.m.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Woodbine, Nov. 20. Tuesdays, seniors chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays mah-jong 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.

Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155. Email lisar@mnjcc.org. Nov. 14, Dr. Michael Gordon discusses “The Challenges of Aging and Families.” Refreshments at 1:30 p.m., program at 2 p.m.

Senior Social Club Hadar is looking for new members for conversation, exercise and games. Monday and Wednesday afternoons at Garnet Williams Community Centre, 501 Clark Ave. W. Thornhill. Call Phyllis, 905-889-5722.

Edithvale Community Centre, 416-665-9050. Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement, Mondays 10 a.m. $60/5 classes.

 

PROSSERMAN JCC

 

Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.

Prosserman JCC Daycare and Preschool hold an open house, Nov. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4250.

Osnat Lippa explores modern Jewish artistic culture in Israel, Nov. 12, 1 p.m.

Yossi Elran of the Weizmann Institute presents fun math with magic, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.

Be part of the Prosserman JCC  Shalom Singers. No auditions needed. Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Yiddish conversation, Mondays 1:30 a.m.

Try Nia, which combines martial arts, dance and healing arts. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.

Women-only fitness classes now offered. Melt and stretch exercise method, Fridays. Email sandra@prossermanjcc.com.

 

MILES NADAL JCC

 

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211, www.mnjcc.org

Subscribe now to the Toronto Jewish Film Society 2014 season. $100/$60. Call ext. 139, or email joellem@mnjcc.org.

Kobi Hass presents “The Evolution of Israeli Songs,” Nov. 10, 2 p.m.

Toronto Jewish Film Society presents Monsieur Batignole. Guest speaker Yves Etienne Massicotte. Nov. 10, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door, only. $15/$10. Ext. 606.

Kevin Courrier discusses the films of Robert Altman   Mondays, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Film Noir: Thieves Like Us.

Jewish Chanting Circle with Rabbi Miriam Margles, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Email music@mnjcc.org.

Beyond Bubbie: An evening of food, family and stories, hosted by David Sax, author of Save The Deli, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Al Green Theatre. $10. 416-635-5391, ext. 5187.

MNJCC Fitness Programs: Email joolip@mnjcc.org or ext. 574.

MELT Method: Self-treatment techniques to help prevent pain and heal injury, Wednesdays 11 a.m. to Nov. 30; MELT Method one-day intensive, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. $40/$50; Healthy breast yoga, Wednesdays 12:15 p.m.to Dec. 18.

Rhythm Distributed, works by Bernice Eisenstein, are on display in the gallery until Nov. 18.

Chanukah at the JCC: Poolside Chanukah Party, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.; Community Chanukah Celebration, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.; 44 in 44: 44 Jewish titles reviewed in 44 minutes by Belinda Keshen and Sharoni Sibony, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.

Michael Bernstein Chapel holds services Thursdays at 7:15 a.m.; Sundays at 8 a.m. Call Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200

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