What's New: Week of May 31
Deadline reminder: June 4 is the deadline for the issue of June 14. June 11 is the deadline for the issue of June 21. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 31
Beth Emeth Synagogue screens Zamir:Jewish Voices Return to Poland, with an introduction by Yitzhak Argaman, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15/ $8 (youth). 416-633-3838.
National Council of Jewish Women, Shalom branch, presents David Cravit,author of Age Rage: The Coming War of the Generations at 8 p.m., Council House, 4700 Bathurst St. RSVP email@example.com or 416-633-5100.
JEWRY UNDER ATTACK
Frank Dimant discusses “World Jewry Under Attack: New Sound Bites, New Strategies,” 7:30 p.m., Beth David Synagogue.
Friday, June 1
Join Yids on Wheels as they ride to raise money for Holocaust programs, 8:30 a.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Dave 416-224-9494.
SCHWARTZ REISMAN OPENS
The Schwartz Reisman Centre holds its grand opening today. Visit www.srcentre.ca or call 905-303-1821.
Saturday, June 2
Shir Libeynu holds its annual Pride service, 10:30 a.m., Miles Nadal JCC. Child care and kiddush lunch. http://shirlibeynu.ca.
Sunday, June 3
JEWISH FOLK CHOIR
The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir holds its 86th annual spring concert, 3 p.m., Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. For tickets, 905-669-5906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISRAEL DAY FESTIVAL
Na’amat Canada and Canadian Zionist Federation hold an Israel Day Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at York Hill Park, Thornhill (Clark and Atkinson avenues.) 416-636-5425.
ISRAEL AND THE MEDIA
Oraynu Congregation presents Prof. Derek Penslar discussing “Israel: A State of Exception?” 6:45 p.m., Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St. $20. 416-385-3910 or email@example.com.
Howard S. Dyment, Kevin Peires, Gary Peires discuss “Estate Planning for Women,” Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St. Breakfast, 10 a.m., lecture 10:30 a.m. $5/$7.RSVP 416-787-1631.
The film Shlemiel, about Menachem Feuer who mixes religious life with music and family, will be shown 8 p.m., at the Gladstone Hotel,1214 Queen St. W.
The Choralairs perform 1:30 p.m, Earl Bales Park Community Centre. www.thechoralairs.com.
ISRAEL FROM INSIDE TURKEY
Ovadia Gulersen and Haldun Karabulut discuss “Thoughts About Israel From Inside Turkey,” 7:30 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 2 Simonston Blvd, Thornhill.
Tuesday, June 5
SOUL TO SOUL
As part of Jewish Music Week, Holy Blossom Temple presents National Yiddish Theatre’s Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African-American Musical Celebration featuring Zalmen Mlotek, Hazzan Magda Fishman, Elmore James and Tony Perry, 8 p.m. $30. For tickets, www.holyblossom.org or 416-789-3291, ext. 224.
THE FREE WORLD
Marilyn Herbert reviews The Free World by David Bezmozgis, 7:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation. $5, donations to the Kosher Food Bank appreciated.
THE ETHICS OF SHCHITAH
Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs holds a study session on the ethics of kosher animal slaughter, 7:30 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for location.
Aubrey Dan discusses “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Beth Tikvah Synagogue, noon. By reservation only, 416-221-3433, ext. 352, or email@example.com.
KOSHER POP MUSIC
As part of Jewish Music Week, Cantor Eyal Bitton discusses “Kosher Pop Music in Shul,” 10 a.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue.
NAZI GERMANY: CANADIAN RESPONSES
The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies is holding a book launch for Nazi Germany: Canadian Responses at York Research Tower, Seventh floor, 7 p.m. Professors Doris Bergen, Richard Menkis, Harold Troper and Michael Brown will speak. 416-736-5823.
JEWS FOR JUDAISM
Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Deconstructing Missionary Prooftexts,” 8 p.m., The Lodzer Congregation, 12 Heaton St. Contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.
Wednesday, June 6
SEX AFTER 50
Dr. Stephen Holzapfel discusses “Sex After 50: A Conversation for Men Among Men.” Beth David Synagogue, 8 p.m., 55 Yeomans Dr. 416-633-5500.
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY
MP John Baird, Carlo Baldassarra and Mordechai Ronen will be honoured at the Spirit of Community dinner hosted by Israeli Chabad, 6 p.m., Terrace Banquet Centre, Vaughan. For tickets, 905-709-7770 or www.chabadisraeli.net/spiritdinner.
Thursday, June 7
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Beit Halochem Canada, Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, presents Celebration of Life, concert, 7:30 p.m., Toronto Centre for the Arts. For tickets, 905-695-061 or www.beithalochem.ca.
JERUSALEM DAY TREASURES
The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada hosts an art exhibition and live auction, 6:30-9:30 p.m, PI Fine Art, 1180 Caledonia Rd. Tickets, $80. 416-635-5491.
Prof. Kalman Weiser speaks about his latest book, Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland, noon at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEWS IN THE MAURITIUS
Gerald Ziedenberg discusses Jewish refugees who were exiled to the island of Mauritius, Temple Har Zion, 7:30 p.m. 905-889-2252.
‘WEEKEND OF TWINNING’
The Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims discusses a “Weekend of Twinning” between synagogues and mosques, 7 p.m., Darchei Noam Congregation, 864 Sheppard Ave. W. For more information, contact Barbara Landau, email@example.com; Shahid Akhtar, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-712-2872.
CURE FOR COURTNEY
The Cure for Courtney holds a fundraiser for the young woman’s cancer treatments, June 13, 7:30 p.m., The Avenue Banquets, 1600 Steeles Ave. W. For tickets: www.courtney.eventbrite.com or Carey Rosenzweig, 416-818-2600; Jennie Dale, 416-809-7976.
Friends of Yiddish hold their closing concert June 10, 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. RSVP by June 6, Sandy 416-736-8073; 416-458-1440 or email@example.com.
All programs require pre-registration and are open to all members of the community. To register, call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or www.jfandcs.com. All classes at Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted.
Raising Your Child/Teen in an Age of Overindulgence: A workshop for parents wanting to learn more about overindulgence and the consequences, June 13, 7:30 p.m.
Dating in Midlife: A workshop for men and women over 40 who have been single for 2 or more years, June 14, 7 p.m.
When You’re About to Separate, What to Tell the Kids: A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. June 14, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.
Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. On June 10, the group is attending a fundraising performance of Lost in Yonkers, St. Lawrence Theatre for the Arts. Call Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Dance with live music, June 3, 7 p.m. $5. Casino Rama, June 13. Kosher dairy lunch, June 14, $5.Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.
Earl Bales Seniors Woodworkers has state-of-the-art equipment and is open to seniors interested in woodworking and crafts.Call Morty, 416-783-6478.
The Bridge Club at Forest Hill Library is seeking new members. Call Lea (evenings), 416-487-7630.
Seniors Cultural Club meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell. 416-630-9444.
New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food, card games, casino trips. 416-256-1892.
Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue welcomes new players for mah-jong and Rummikub Monday and Wednesday afternoons. 416-633-3838.
Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. June 5, Myriam Shechter discusses “Great Russian Music,” 10 a.m.; June 7, Riva Waldman discusses “Camouflage Makeup Techniques,” 1:30 p.m.
Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. June 7, Opera educator Iain Scott presents “Nabucco: Verdi’s Jewish Opera,” 1:30 p.m. $5.
Active 55 Plus Fitness 416-924-6211, ext. 526, Colin Blayney.
Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.
Hugh Innes teaches a course on Democracy in Our Time, June 5-26, 10:30 a.m.
Register for bridge and mah-jong classes beginning in June.
Ongoing programs include current events, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; duplicate bridge, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; folk dance, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211, www.mnjcc.org.
When This War Ends is a chamber jazz opera. May 31, 8 p.m., Al Green Theatre. For tickets, visit www.spectrummusic.ca.
Toronto Jewish Film Society screens Daniel, June 3 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. With guest speaker Kevin Courrier. Ext. 606.
Adam Nayman discusses the films Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon, June 4, 7 p.m.
Tickets on sale for MNJCC Community Choir in concert, June 6-7, 8 p.m. ext. 0.
Annex Festival is on June 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Bloor Street.
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein teaches a class on “Thinking Jewish,” June 11-25, 8 p.m. Ext. 154.
Summer Institute for Creative Adults offers adult vocal/choir camp, July 16-20. Ext. 250.
Call for submissions to the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. Deadline July 3, 2012. For submission guidelines, email@example.com or ext. 606.
Art by student winners of Jewish Music Week Art Contest is on display in the gallery, June 1-10.