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Deadline reminder: Oct. 14 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 24. Oct. 21 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 31. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; email whatsnewcjn@gmail.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 HALACHAH

The Cecilia Ross Memorial Lecture in Ethics presents Rabbi Martin Lockshin discussing  “Ethics and Halachah,” 7:30 p.m. at Adath Israel.

 

MORASHA CLASSES

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. Jerry Fink teaches “Western Art Music from a Jewish Perspective,” Oct. 15-Nov. 19. Classes at Beth Emeth Synagogue. To register, call Loretta, 416-789-7400.

Friday, Oct. 11

 

COMMUNITY HUB

Beth Emeth Synagogue dedicates its community hub project (emergency generator and Shelley’s elevator), 11 a.m.

 

DAVID ROVICS IN CONCERT

David Rovics performs at the Winchevsky Centre, 8 p.m. For tickets, 416-789-5502.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

 

INTERNSHIP INFO

Learn about Tazpit News Agency’s summer internship program in Israel, Beth Tikvah  Synagogue, 11 a.m.

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

 

WALKING TOUR

Pardes Shalom holds a walking tour, led by Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks’ arborist and landscape architect, 3 p.m. To register, call 416-635-5595 or email info@thmp.ca.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

 

TAZPIT NEWS

Amotz Eyal speaks about ending anti-Israel bias in the media through the actions of Tazpit News, Bais Yaacov School, 15 Saranac Blvd., 7:30 p.m. 416-783-6569.

GALA CANTORIAL CONCERT

Toronto Council of Hazzanim presents a gala cantorial concert, 7:30 p.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue. $36. For tickets or sponsorships, call 416-635-5340, ext. 304.

 

AUDITION

Medina Theatre Ensemble is holding an audition for Angel in the Night, 7 p.m., 2 Neptune Dr. RSVP Fran 416-638-2716.

 

JORDAN KLAPMAN

Jordan Klapman performs for National Council of Jewish Women, 4700 Bathurst St., noon. RSVP 416-633-5100.

 

JEWS FOR JUDAISM

Jews for Judaism presents six lectures in its counter-missionary survival seminar. Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Understanding Today’s Missionary Threat to the Jewish Community,” Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., 8 p.m. 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca.

 

PETE SEEGER’S MUSIC

Mike Daley discusses the music of Pete Seeger, Temple Har Zion, noon. (Bring your lunch.)

 

LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

Norman Smith leads a workshop on life after high school, 7:30 p.m., Beth Sholom Synagogue. RSVP 416-783-6103, ext. 231, or email Naomi@bethsholom.net.

 

LOOKING AT PARENTING

Goldie Plotkin discusses parenting, tonight and Oct. 29, 8 p.m. at Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

 

FEMALE EYES ON THE TORAH

Loretta Tanenbaum discusses “Torah Through Female Eyes,” in six sessions, 10 a.m. Beth Tzedec. To register, 416-781-3514, ext. 234, or mlaba@beth-tzedec.org.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN

Adam Chapnick discusses “Ten Events that Shaped our National Character,” Beth Tikvah’s Lunch and Learn series. Call 416-221-3433, ext. 352.

 

 Wednesday, Oct. 16

 

FAMILY FEUDS IN THE BIBLE

Hana Werner discusses “The Strategy of Appeasement: Jacob and Esau,” dessert, 1:30 p.m., lecture at 2 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation. $10. RSVP 416-781-3514, ext. 225.

 

POMEGRANATE GUILD

Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles meets 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai. Program: “People of the Book.” www.pomegranateguild.ca.

 

EATING DISORDERS

National Council of Jewish Women hosts a panel discussion on “Understanding Eating Disorders,” 7 p.m., 4700 Bathurst St. Call 416-633-5100.

 

YOM KIPPUR WAR

Itzhak Brook discusses his personal experiences as a doctor during the 1973 Israel war, Beth Tzedec, 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, Oct. 17

 

JEWS AND GENES

Legal, ethical and Jewish perspectives on genetic testing are discussed, Temple Sinai, 7 p.m.  Call 416-487-3281 or education@templesinai.net

 

PHILOSOPHER VS MYSTIC

Rabbi Daniel Korobkin    examines the philosophies of Maimonides and Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi in a 5-week session starting today, 9:45 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. $55. Call 416-877-2050 or info@mekorot.ca.

 

Other News

 

BAYT YOUTH PROGRAMS

Registration is now open for all youth programs at Beth Avraham Yoseph Congregation of Toronto. Classes include floor hockey, music, computer classes and girls’ sports night. Call Rich Winkler 905-886-3810, ext. 135, or email rich@bayt.ca.

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

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 lspringer@circleofcare.com.

 

PEER SUPPORT

Baycrest is starting a peer support program for people who have been through the mental health system. Call Janis Sternhill, 416-785-2500, ext. 2575, or email jsternhill@baycrest.org.

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

A basic course in American Sign Language is being offered Sundays, Nov. 3-24, at DANI Centre, 501 Clark Ave., Thornhill. Register by Oct. 11. Call 905-889-3264, ext. 227, or email ssokol@dani-toronto.com

 

HEBREW CLASSES

Conversational Ulpan method with Yael Lev, intermediate level 1, meets Thursdays 1:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. for 10 weeks. $150. Call Pride of Israel Synagogue, 416-226-0111, ext. 10.

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Beth Tikvah Synagogue runs a bereavement support program, starting Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Call Rosalie 416-221-3433, ext. 301, or rosalie@bethtikvahtoronto.org.

 

MAH-JONG MADNESS

Chaverot chapter of Hadassah presents Mah-Jong Madness, Oct. 20, 2:15 p.m. at Earl Bales Community Centre. $36. Call 416-630-8373 to reserve.

 

ORGAN DONATION

Rabbis, doctors, organ recipients and donors discuss Jewish perspectives on organ donation, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord St. Register at beadonor.ca or ncjwc-ts.org

 

UJPO ANNIVERSARY

The United Jewish People’s Order marks its 85th anniversary , Oct. 19, 7 p.m. at the Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave., with an art exhibit and concert.   Alarm Her Majesty, Martin Van de Ven and the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir will perform. Call 416-789-5502 or email info@winchevskycentre.org.

 

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 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 of 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.

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario offers self-help groups for bereaved parents. Beth Feffer, JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or email bfeffer@jfandcs.com.

 

FOR SENIORS

 

Association of Jewish Seniors.  MPP David Zimmer speaks Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. Call Tammy 416-635-2900, ext. 458.

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.

Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155. Oct. 10, 1:30 p.m., Dr. Kerry Bowman discusses “Healthcare, homecare, maintaining your quality of life and independence.” Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m., Avrum Rosenzweig discusses the work of his organization, Ve’ahavta. 

Active 55+ Miles Nadal JCC.   Ongoing fitness classes, call Colin Blayney 416-924-6211, ext. 526, or email colinb@mnjcc.org.

 

PROSSERMAN JCC

 

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.

Amnon Zohar discusses social and political change in the Middle East, Tuesdays starting Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 4235.

A beginner bridge class runs  Nov. 4-Dec. 23, 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Call ext. 4235.

 

MILES NADAL JCC

 

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

Sing at the JCC: Adult choir meets Tuesdays 1 p.m.; Women’s chorus meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m.; Jewish chanting circle meets bi-weekly Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 133 or email music@mnjcc.org.

Paintings by Shaoul Smira are on display in the gallery until Oct. 24.

Theatre Lab with LJ Nelles starts Oct. 10. Learn skills in voice, character building, movement. No experience needed. Ext. 606.

Toronto Jewish Film Society screens the Israeli film Seven Minutes in Heaven, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $15/10. Guest speaker is critic Mark Clamen. Call 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 Sibony. Oct. 27, 11:45 a.m. Email: principal@djcs.org.

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.

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