What's New: Week of Oct. 3
Deadline reminder: Oct. 7 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 17. Oct. 14 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 24. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 3
MINDFULNESS AND STRESS
Janet Murchison discusses “Mindfulness as an Approach to Stress,” 6:30 p.m., Community Day Centre for Seniors, 3560 Bathurst St. RSVP to Ella Segal 416-785-2500, ext. 2108 or email@example.com. Respite care and transportation available.
The Yiddish Vinkl presents Jerry Gray, accompanied by his banjo, noon at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. $18 (including lunch). RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storyteller Eva Grayzel discusses, “Rituals Rich With Reward - Family Education Workshop for Parents,” 7:30 p.m., Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Ave. RSVP email@example.com.
NO PLACE ON EARTH
Beth Sholom Synagogue shows the movie No Place on Earth. Minyan at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., movie at 7:45 p.m. $10. RSVP Rivy, 416-783-6103, ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 4
CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES
Sylvia Warsh teaches creative writing starting today at the Bernard Betel Centre. Call 416-225-2112.
Sunday, Oct. 6
Goldie Morgentaler presents a new book of poetry by her mother, Chava Rosenfarb, 2 p.m., Workmen’s Circle Centre, 471 Lawrence Ave. W. The book launch will feature readings and music in English and Yiddish.
FOR ISRAEL’S SAKE
TRAVEL TO BERLIN & WARSAW
Cathy McPherson and Paul Weinberg present photos and discuss their trip to Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow, 11 a.m., 918 Bathurst St. 416-789-5502.
SHAAR SHALOM SINGLES
Shaar Shalom Singles (50+)presents an autumn dance/concert featuring Jordan Klapman and Sharon Smith at 7:30 p.m., 2 Simonston Blvd. 905-889-4975, ext. 72.
ONE KOTEL FOR ALL
Rabbi Jennifer Gorman discusses Natan Sharansky’s proposal for the Western Wall, 7:30 p.m. at Beth Tikvah.
Chavi Goldberg discusses mikvah and marriage, 8 p.m., 1089 Spadina Rd. email@example.com.
YOM KIPPUR WAR
Rabbi Yirmiya Milevsky, David and Ruth Cymerman discuss “Memories of the wYom Kippur War,” 8 p.m. at Bnai Torah.
Yael Gelernter discusses “Leadership: A Jewish Outlook” and Rabbi Yirmiya Milevsky discusses “Superstition: Is it Good for the Jews,” 10 a.m., Beth Avraham Yosef Congregation of Toronto. 647-234-7299.
Monday, Oct. 7
UPTOWN CHABAD GALA
Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, is the keynote speaker at Uptown Chabad’s Gala. For tickets www.ChabadGala.ca or 416-635-9696.
Marc Saltzman, host of radio show Tech Talk, discusses technology with the Forestdale Heights Lodge, B’nai Brith Canada, 7:30 p.m., 15 Hove St. Call Harvey Silver 416-223-0780.
VISITING ISRAELI SCHOLAR
Avishai Margalit, recipient of the 2011 Israel Prize in Philosophy, is the guest scholar at Beth Tzedec. Today he discusses, “The Historian as Betrayer: The Case of Joesphus,”, 4 p.m., University of Toronto; Oct. 8, “The Arab Spring and the Israeli Spring,” 7:30 p.m. at Beth Tzedec; Oct. 9, “Ashkenazi Jews and Eastern Jews: Is it a Clash?” 7:30 p.m. at Beth Tzedec.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Anthony McLean discusses “What every parent needs to know about bullying,” at Na’amat Canada’s Club Rimon, 7:30 p.m. at Beth David Synagogue. $20 in advance/$25 at the door. www.clubrimon.com or 416-636-5425
LUNCH AND LEARN
Corey Keeble discusses “Great Synagogues of the USA,” at Beth Tikvah’s Lunch and Learn series. Call 416-221-3433, ext. 352.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
FAMILY FEUDS IN THE BIBLE
Hana Werner discusses “The Rape: Amnon and Tamar,” dessert, 1 p.m., lecture at 1:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation. RSVP 416-781-3514, ext. 225.
MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS
Mothers and daughters study together in a bat mitzvah program led by Pnina Weintraub. Call 416-633-5770 or visit www.torahinmotion.org.
LEMON BUCKET ORCHESTRA
The Lemon Bucket Orchestra performs at Beth Sholom Synagogue, 8 p.m. $18. RSVP Rivy 416-783-6103, ext. 228.
SAVING BULGARIA’S JEWS
Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen, whose family was responsible for saving Bulgaria’s Jews, speaks to Na’amat Canada, Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell Ave., 7:30 p.m. No charge, but RSVP to 416-636-5425 or email Naamattoronto.com.
Thursday, Oct. 10
SAVING & INVESTING
Elaine Knotek-Holmes discusses “Save, Invest, Prosper at Every Age,” 8 p.m., Temple Har Zion.
TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL
Israeli Consul General DJ Schneeweiss discusses “What we talk about when we talk about Israel,” 7:30 p.m., Beth David Synagogue.
ETHICS AND HALACHA
Rabbi Martin Lockshin discusses “Ethics and Halachah,” 7:30 p.m. at Adath Israel.
Shayna Kravetz teaches, “Ten Tough Torah Questions – Part One,” Oct. 10-Nov. 7, 7:15 p.m. Bracha Feder teaches “Leaders and the People,” Oct. 16-Nov. 20. Classes at Beth Emeth Synagogue. To register, call Loretta 416-789-7400.
BAYT YOUTH PROGRAMS
Registration is now open for all youth programs at Beth Avraham Yoseph Congregation of Toronto. Classes include floor hockey, and girls’ sports night. Call Rich Winkler 905-886-3810, ext. 135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Emeth Synagogue dedicates its community hub project (emergency generator and Shelley’s elevator) Oct. 11, 11 a.m.
Circle of Care, in partnership with Jewish Family and Child, is looking for volunteers to attend hospice training. Call Lysa, 416-635-2900, ext. 496 or email@example.com.
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 www.jfandcs.com. All classes held at the Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted.
Mind, Body Connection for Women: An 8-session group for women who want to learn mindfulness and meditation. Starts Oct. 16 at 35 Madison Ave., 2:30 p.m. or Oct, 17, Lipa Green, 7 p.m.
Younger Widow/Widower Bereavement Group: A 6-session group for those under 60 who have recently lost a spouse. Starts Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple: A 5-session marriage preparation group. Offered with the Rabbinical Assembly-Ontario. Starts Oct. 22, Adath Israel Synagogue, 7 p.m.
Widows/Widowers 60+: A 6-session group for men and women over 60 who have recently lost a partner or spouse. Starts Oct. 23, 1 p.m.
The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group for women to learn to express anger in an assertive, non-aggressive way. Starts Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.
When You’re About to Separate, What to Tell the Kids: A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Lebovic JCC, 9600 Bathurst St.
Life Skills for Today’s Woman: A 6-session group for women wanting to make a change in their lives. Topics include time and stress management, building self-esteem, communication skills. Starts Oct. 29, 1 p.m., 35 Madison Ave.
Adult Child Losing a Parent: A 6-session group for adult children who have recently lost a parent. Starts Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
One Family, Two Homes: A 6-session series for families experiencing separation and divorce. Starts Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Understanding Executive Functioning in Children With ADHD and Learning Disabilities: A workshop for parents and professionals on higher order thinking skills and how to support children with difficulties. Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario offers self-help groups for bereaved parents. Beth Feffer, JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baycrest Learning Academy for Older Adults is offering courses in partnership with the Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Classes start at Baycrest in October. Call Laura Hogan at 416-785-2500, ext. 5209 or www.Baycrest.org/LearningAcademy.
Lively Ladies, a new social group for single, widowed or divorced women over 60, is holding a membership luncheon Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m. at Viva Thornhill Woods Retirement Home, 9700 Bathurst St., Thornhill. RSVP Raizie 905-707-7377 or Rosalyn 905-889-0613.
Beth Tzedec Haverim. Views of Old Toronto are presented by Bill Gladstone, 1:30 p.m., Oct. 7. 416-781-3514, ext. 232.
Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. 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.
New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian Seniors Club. Kosher food, card games. 416-256-1892.
Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Woodbine Oct. 23. Dance with live music Oct. 27. Tuesdays, seniors chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m.
Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. 416-225-2112. Oct. 8, Warren Green discusses “The Uniqueness of the American Jewish Experience,” 10 a.m.
Beth Sholom Seniors Group, 416-783-6103, ext. 228. Trip to see Cirque de la Symphonie, Oct. 16.
Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155. Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m., 60th-anniversary brunch with the Jordan Klapman Trio. Oct. 10, 1:30 p.m., Dr. Kerry Bowman discusses “Health care, home care, maintaining your quality of life and independence.”
Active 55+ Miles Nadal JCC Ongoing fitness classes, call Colin Blayney, 416-924-6211, ext. 526, or email email@example.com.
Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.
Women’s-only fitness classes start this month. Sundays Spin and Abs 11 a.m.; Mondays Power Hour 10:30 a.m.; Tuesdays Yoga 10:30 a.m., Spin 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays Core Conditioning 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays Spin 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 4000.
Kevin Courrier discusses the show Law and Order Oct. 7 and Nov. 4, 1 p.m. Ext. 4235.
Learn about Jewish food practices Tuesdays Oct. 15-Nov. 5. 10 a.m. Ext. 4235.
Dr. Jonathan Breslin discusses “Ethics in Health Care: Current Challenges,” Oct. 8, 22 and Nov. 5, 1 p.m. To register call ext. 4235.
Amnon Zohar discusses social and political change in the Middle East, Tuesdays starting Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 4235.
MILES NADAL JCC
750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211, www.mnjcc.org
Nuit Blanche Havdalah, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Kick off Nuit Blanche with a musical Havdalah. Ext. 388
Noam Sienna leads a study of The Robber and the Rabbi: A Tale of Love, Intrigue and Torah Study, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m.
Adult choir meets Tuesdays 1 p.m. No experience or sight reading needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paintings by Shaoul Smaira are on display in the gallery from Oct. 8-24.
Theatre Lab with LJ Nelles starts Oct. 10 Learn skills in voice, character building, movement. No experience needed. Ext. 606.
Kevin Courrier discusses the films of Robert Altman Mondays, Oct. 21-Dec. 9., 7 p.m. Ext. 606.
Learn more about making Shabbat with Belinda Keshen, Sharoni Siboney. Oct. 27, 11:45 a.m. Email: email@example.com.
Family Fun Fair Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. Crafts, games and prizes for kids, while adults can learn more about community resources. Ext. 388.
Michael Bernstein Chapel holds services Thursdays at 7:15 a.m.; Sundays at 8 a.m. Call Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200.