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Deadline reminder: Jan. 30 is the deadline for the issue of Feb. 9. Feb. 6 is the deadline for the issue of Feb. 16. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com, or fax 416-391-0829.

 

Friday, Jan. 27

 

PARENTING CHALLENGES

Sheila Bjarnason, a social worker at the Hospital for Sick Children, speaks about “Dealing with Discipline, Bullying and Other Challenges,” after Shabbat services, 8 p.m., at Temple Emanu-El.

 

Saturday, Jan. 28

 

SINGING THE DIVINE

Singer Aviva Chernick speaks about “Singing the Divine: The Potency of Music and Prayer,” at 10:30 a.m., Temple Emanu-El. 416-449-3880.

 

CASINO NIGHT

Beit Rayim Synagogue holds its casino night fundraising event at Pride of Israel Synagogue, 59 Lissom Cres., 7:30 p.m. For tickets:  events@beitrayim.org or 905-889-0276.

 

AROUND SHABBAT

Shaar Shalom Synagogue holds “Around Shabbat” services in a relaxed atmosphere in the social hall at 8:45 a.m. 905-889-4975.

 

Sunday, Jan. 29

 

JEWISH MEDICAL ETHICS

Rabbi Moshe Meirovich, Dr. Daphna Grossman and Dr. Brian Goldman discuss “Jewish Medical Ethics,” 7 p.m., the Lodzer Synagogue. 416-636-6665.

 

TORAH SEMINAR

Hana Werner teaches a Torah seminar Sundays at Adath Israel Synagogue, 10:30 a.m. starting today. 416-635-5340.

 

BOOK LAUNCH

A book launch for Chienke’s Motl and Motl’s Chienke: A Twentieth Century Story by Jacob Sivak will be held at Darchei Noam  Congregation, 2:30 p.m.

 

Monday, Jan. 30

 

FAMOUS JEWISH LEADERS

Hana Werner teaches a course on visionary Jewish leaders Mondays at 7 p.m. starting tonight at Beth David Synagogue. To register, call 416-633-5500, ext. 32.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 31

 

YOO HOO MRS. GOLDBERG

The film Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg will be shown at Beth Tikvah Synagogue at 2 p.m. Larry Anklewicz, programming co-ordinator for the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, provides a commentary.

 

RAISING A MENSCH

Psychologist Sol Goldstein speaks about “Raising a Mensch,” 8 p.m., Chabad of Markham, 83 Green Lane, Thornhill. RSVP 905-886-0420, ext. 221.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 1

 

BAT MITZVAH PROGRAM

Torah in Motion presents a 10-session mother and daughter bat mitzvah program, 7 p.m., Or Chaim Yeshiva, 159 Almore Ave. 416-633-5770.

 

Thursday, Feb. 2

 

ORGAN DONATION

National Council of Jewish Women presents a program on “Organ Donation: It’s a Mitzvah,”  noon, 4700 Bathurst St. Speakers include Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl; Joanne Schenker, of Trillium Gift of Life Network, and liver recipient Frank Bialystok. RSVP 416-633-5100.

 

JEWISH THINKERS

Edward Breuer discusses “Moses Mendelssohn: A Traditional Jew Answers the Challenges of Modernity,” 8:15 p.m., Or Chaim Yeshiva, 159 Almore Ave. 416-633-5770.

 

 Other News

 

HARBORD CI REUNION

Anyone who ever attended or taught at Harbord Collegiate Institute is invited to its 120th birthday party, April 26-27, 2012. www.HarbordClub.com.

 

RAMAH OPEN HOUSE

Camp Ramah holds an open house Feb. 12, 2 p.m. at the First Narayever Congregation, 187 Brunswick Ave. RSVP Michelle, mbass@campramah.com or 416-789-2193.

 

 CHOIR LOOKING FOR MEN

North York’s Yorkminstrels Show Choir is looking for tenors, baritones and basses. Call Sandi Horwitz, 416-229-9313, or www.yorkmistrels.com.

 

FOOD CONFERENCE

Shoresh Food Conference on Jewish tradition and contemporary food issues, Feb. 5, Miles Nadal JCC. www.shoresh.ca or 416-805-8382.

 

SHABBAT SHIRAH

Temple Har Zion continues its 40th anniversary celebration. Musician Alan Goodis will sing with the primary and junior choirs, Feb. 3 at Shabbat services, 7:30 p.m. Goodis will also sing at a coffee house Feb. 4, 8 p.m. 905-889-2252.

Shaarei Shomayim will hold a kumzitz, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., with Cantor Avraham Sultan.

 

KOL AMI DEDICATION

Temple Kol Ami will dedicate its newly renovated sacred space, 36 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.

 

LOOKING TO RENT?

If you are looking to rent your  basement apartment or extra room, you can list it free with UJA’s Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto in the Lipa Green Centre. People looking for a place to live can find help as well. 416-635-5600 or jinfo@ujafed.org.

JF & CS

Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 215, or www.jfandcs.com. All programs require pre-registration. All programs are held at the Lipa Green Centre, unless otherwise noted.

The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group for women, starting Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Living With Teens: A 6-session group for parents, starting Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Life Skills for Today’s Woman: A 6-session group for women, starting Feb. 2, 7 p.m.

Effective Parenting: A 4-session group for parents of children ages 2-11, starting Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple: A 5-session marriage preparation course, starting Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation.

Dating in Midlife: A workshop for men and women over 40 who have been single for more than 2 years. Feb. 15.

You’re About to Separate, What to Tell The Kids: A workshop for parents, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

High-Conflict Divorce: A workshop for parents, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.

National Council of Jewish Women, Aviva branch, is looking for women over 70 for their group, which meets mid-day every other Tuesday. Call 416-633-5100.

SENIORS

Seniors Social Club, meets once a month at Earl Bales Community Centre. Warren Green discusses “Jews as Capitalists, Merchant Princes and Pirates,” Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Call  Sandy, 416-736-8073, 416-458-1440.

Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Hairdresser/barber, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. Casino Rama, Feb. 15.  Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

LZA 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, casino trips.  Romi and ulti card players welcome. 416-256-1892.

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Sheila, 416-665-3333.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. Jan. 26, Jeff Brown discusses “What To Do in a Medical Emergency,” 1:30 p.m.; Jan. 31, Michal Schwartz discusses “Popular Themes from the Kabbala: Reincarnation, Angels and Magic,” 10 a.m.; Feb. 2, Leah Sultan-Khan discusses  “Epilepsy and Seizures in Seniors,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Jan. 26, ROM curator Corey Keeble discusses “Masterpieces of Judaica for Home and Synagogue: Jewish Textile Arts from Roman Times to Present,” 1:30 p.m.; Feb. 9, Jordan Klapman gives a musical presentation on “Tin Pan Alley’s Greatest Music Publishers and Their Hits,” 1:30 p.m. Computer beginners course starts Feb. 14 for 8 weeks. Small class with personal attention $70.

Senior Gentle Fitness Club offers tai chi classes at Edithvale Community Centre, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., or Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. Call Helen, 416-665-9050.

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

Daycare and preschool registration for the 2012-13 school year is open. Spaces available for preschool, nursery, junior and senior kindergarten. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4351.

A program about ovarian cancer and Jewish women will be held Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Call Karen, ext. 4255.

The senior social art group is looking for a volunteer to assist  participants, Mondays, 2-4 p.m. Call Janet, ext. 4259.

Spaces are still available in preschool Shabbat, music and sports programs. Call ext. 0.

Bridge with Zelig Rubenstein, beginners start Jan 30; advanced Feb. 6.

Social yoga classes will be held Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

 Ian Scott discusses “Opera Without Fear,” Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

Tickets now on sale to see All Shook Up, at Stagewest, Feb. 29. Buffet and transportation included.

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

Kevin Courrier discusses “Movies in the Nixon Era,” Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner  teaches a course on “Icons of Spanish Jewry,” Thursdays 8 p.m., starting Feb. 9. Call ext. 154.

Hebrew  conversation club meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 154.

Rabbi Rena Arshinoff discusses “Forgotten Mourners: Jewish Responses to Bereaved Children,” Feb. 12, 11 a.m.

 The adult daytime choir, conducted by Gillian Steyck, meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m. E-mail gillians@mnjcc.org.

Play in a klezmer ensemble with Eric Stein Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

Textiles, an exhibit by Sheree Rasmussen, is at the gallery until Jan. 30.

Mazel tov to the winners of the story contest for Israelis in Toronto, Aviva Yerushalmi, Rachel Cohen and Arie Eigner. Read the winning entries in Hebrew at http://mnjcc.org/jewishlife.

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