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Thursday, Sept. 13

 

BALLROOM DANCING DEMO

Angel Chepurnoy gives a free demonstration of ballroom dancing, 1 p.m. at Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors. Partner not required and no experience necessary. Call Joyce Tobenstein at 514-342-1234, ext. 7318.

 

YAD TOV BAKING

The public is welcome to attend a YAD TOV Holiday Baking event, 5-9 p.m. at Shaare Zedek Congregation. Contact Elysa Ben Sabat at elysa.bensabat@federationcja.org.

 

Friday, Sept. 14

 

SHABBAT SHALOM

Rabbi Lisa Grushcow and Sandy lead special Shabbat Shalom programs for children ages four months to four years old starting today and running Fridays, 10-11 a.m. through Nov. 16 at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Shalom. The program includes a sing-along, percussion instruments, puppetry and dancing, followed by story time and a Shabbat celebration with the rabbi. Register, Melanie at 514-937-3575, ext. 210, or email melanie@templemontreal.ca.

 

Saturday, Sept. 15

 

FAMILY SERVICES

Temple Emanu-El-Beth Shalom holds family services for Shabbat morning, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., when Torah School is in session. Those not enrolled at the school are also welcome. 514-936-3575.

 

PROM NIGHT

The YAD FedNext campaign is staging a glitzy “Prom Night,” 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Imperial Room, 1432 Crescent St. The evening includes an open bar, DJ and raffle prizes. The event is “black tie” and is open to those 18 years of age  and older (proof of age my be requested). Contact Elise Abecassis, elise.abecassis@federationcja.org.

 

Rosh Hashanah I (Sept. 17)

 

FREE, FAST, FUN

Rabbi Michael Whitman invites one and all on the first day of Rosh Hashanah to Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff’s alternative one-hour Rosh Hashanah service, at 5 p.m. Visit www.adath.ca. for details, or call 514-482-4252.

 

B’NAI OR HIGH HOLY DAYS

The B’nai Or Montreal Community Shul for Jewish renewal shul is also holding High Holiday  services that include participation by musicians Fran Avni and Terry Yisrael Rielly. The services are participatory and egalitarian. Visit www.bnai-or.org to register and for the cost, dates and time of services, or contact Rabbi Sherril Gilbert at rabbi@bnai-or.org.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

 

CANCER BEREAVEMENT

Hope & Cope is offering two  free seven-session bereavement support groups in English for families who have lost loved ones to cancer – one in the afternoon, the other in the evening – starting today. To register, call Robyn Wilkenfeld at 514-340-8222, ext. 8535, or 514-973-2254.

 

RICHARD III

With the support of the Segal Centre, the city’s newest theatre company, Metachroma Theatre, stages its inaugural production, William Shakespeare’s Richard III, today through Sept. 30 at the Segal Centre. The production is directed by Joel Miller and stars Jamie Robinson. The preview today is “pay-as-you-can.” Call the box office at 514-739-7944 or visit www.segalcentre.org.

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