Week of April 10
Due to Passover, deadlines will change. The deadline for the issue of May 1 is April 8. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 10
Alan Moranis discusses “Personal Change with the Tools of Mussar,” 7 p.m., Temple Sinai.
Learn how to make a meaningful seder for all ages with Danforth Jewish Circle, 5:15 p.m., Eastminster Church, 310 Danforth Ave. email@example.com.
Am Shalom Congregation, Barrie, sings in an interfaith celebration of culture and tradition, at 7:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Church, Barrie. $15. For tickets, call 705-792-3949.
Saturday, April 12
BOOK READING AND SIGNING
Dr. Sharon Baltman, author of Escape From the Bedside, signs her book 9 a.m. to noon, The Stop’s Farmers Market, 601 Christie St. Book reading at 12:30 p.m.
KIDS SEDER & ADULT ED
Beth Sholom holds a chocolate seder, 10:30 a.m. $10 per family, reserve by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-873-1238.
Rachel Urowitz discusses themes in Jewish history inspired by the parshah, 9:45 a.m.
B’nai Shalom, a Conservative congregation in Peel region, meets today. Email email@example.com or call 905-901-9889.
Sunday, April 13
Shaar Shalom Synagogue holds a chocolate seder today. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy chametz at the DANI Cafe, open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., 501 Clark Ave. W. Thornhill. Reservations not required, but encouraged. Call 905-889-3264, ext. 231 or email email@example.com.
WOMEN AND ABUSE
The legal information service of Act to End Violence Against Women offers free legal support and guidance to Jewish women who have experienced abuse. Call 905-695-5374, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
Beit Halochem Canada, Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel is looking for families to host an Israeli hero for two weeks in June. Call 905-695-0611, or email email@example.com.
Explore Yiddish Culture, a 6-week session for intermediate Yiddish students, Sundays, starting April 27, 10 a.m., Beth David Synagogue. Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-631-5843.
Bereavement support group, led by a trained group facilitator meets Sundays starting May 4, 10 a.m. at Beth Tikvah. Call Rosalie, 416-221-3433 to register.
Circle of Care needs Russian, Hebrew and English-speaking volunteers to provide support to clients and family members with life-threatening conditions.
Volunteers are needed to spend time with seniors along the Bathurst Street corridor. Call Lysa, 416-635-2860, or email email@example.com.
LUNCH AND LEARN
Lunch and learn starts April 29 at Beth Tikvah Synagogue with Robert Rotenberg discussing the crime fiction novel. Lunch at 12:15 p.m., lecture at 12:45 p.m. Call 416-221-3433 to register.
FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP
Family law lawyer Victoria Starr discusses “Parental Alienation,” April 24. For more information, call the Legal Information Service of Act to End Violence Against Women at 905-695-5374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weizmann Canada’s Women and Science Committee presents a panel of accomplished women discussing how they overcame obstacles to become frontrunners in their fields, April 29, 6:30 p.m. at Casa Loma. Featuring best-selling author Jennifer Weiner; artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada, Karen Kain; economist Sherry Cooper and award-winning scientist Naama Geva-Zatorsky. For tickets, call 416-733-9220 or email wonderfulwomen.weizmann.ca.
NEWTONBROOK TURNS 50
Newtonbrook Secondary School, 155 Hilda Ave., is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with an open house May 24 and a pub night. For tickets to the pub night, visit www.Newtonbrookturnsfiftyreunion.
❱ Chabad of Markham hosts a seder, April 14. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 221.
❱ Beth Tikvah holds a seder, April 14. Call 416-221-3433.
❱ Oraynu Congregation holds a humanist seder for adults and teens, April 14. Call 416-385-3910.
❱ Association of Jewish Seniors and Bernard Betel Centre hold a seder, April 15. Call 416-635-2900, ext. 458.
❱ Am Shalom Congregation in Barrie holds a Passover seder, April 15. Call 705-792-3949.
❱ Oraynu Congregation marks Yom Hashoah, April 27, 7:30 p.m., 18 Wynford Dr.
❱ Temple Sinai marks Yom Hashoah April 27, 3 p.m. Featuring the story of Cantor emeritus Severin Weingort.
❱ Temple Har Zion marks Yom Hashoah April 28, 7 p.m.
❱ Beth Tikvah Synagogue marks Yom Hashoah April 26, 7 p.m. starting with Mincha, featuring a presentation by Gerda Frieberg.
❱ 71st Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is marked April 24, 7:30 p.m. at Toronto Workmen’s Circle, 471 Lawrence Ave. W.
GROUPS & WORKSHOPS
❱ Registration is required for all programs. Classes are open to all members of the community. Fee reductions available. Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215 or visit www.jfandcs.com. All classes at the Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted.
❱ One Family, Two Homes: A 6-session group for families experiencing separation and divorce. Children and adults participate in separate groups. Starts April 24, 6:30 p.m.
❱ Mind-Body Connection for Women: A 7-session group for women who want to learn mindfulness and meditation. Starts April 29, Lebovic JCC, 7 p.m.
BEREAVED JEWISH FAMILIES
❱ Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups to bereaved parents. Call Beth Feffer at 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or email email@example.com.
❱ Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub, 12:30 p.m. Call Sheila, 416-665-3333, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.
❱ Shaar Shalom. Play duplicate 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.
❱ Temple Har Zion. Play mahjong Wednesday afternoons. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
❱ Adult 55+ Miles Nadal JCC. Osnat Lippa discusses “Treasures of the Guggenheim,” April 29, 1 p.m. Jack Newman discusses “How Jews Helped Shape Television Comedy,” April 10, doors open at 1 p.m., program starts at 1:30 p.m. For all programs, call 416-924-6211, ext. 155, or email email@example.com.
❱ Bernard Betel Centre for Seniors 416-225-2112. April 11, drop-in social work clinic, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; April 17, Easy ways to get active in the spring, 1:30 p.m.
❱ Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Woodbine April 30 (register in advance); Dance with live music, April 27, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, seniors chair exercise starts May 6; Tuesdays and Thursdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.
❱ Day Centre for Seniors provides a friendly, secure place for seniors with dementia. Hot lunch, stimulating activities, transportation provided. Call 905-738-1128.
❱ New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food and is looking for new members. Call George, 416-256-1892.
❱ The PEP Group is welcoming new members. First program is a talk by Vivian Felson about Jewish women writers, April 10, Earl Bales Community Centre. Refreshments at 12:30 p.m., program begins at 1 p.m.
❱ Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.
❱ Musician/educator Jordan Klapman hosts a two-part musical journey through Jewish popular songs, April 24 and May 1, 1 p.m.
❱ Iain Scott discusses opera star Enrico Caruso, May 5, 1 p.m.
❱ Osnat Lippa explores the art of J.M.W. Turner and David Hockney, May 13 and 20, 1 p.m.
❱ Amnon Zohar hosts “Israeli Hot Topics,” Thursdays, May 1-29, 10 a.m.
❱ Norene Gilletz gives a workshop on making challah, May 4, 3 p.m.
Miles Nadal JCC
❱ 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211, www.mnjcc.org
❱ The film The Lady in Number 6 will be shown April 13 at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 available at the door one hour prior to the first screening. www.algreentheatre.ca.
❱ Community Passover Seder April 14 at 7:45 p.m. Call Midtown Chabad for tickets, 416-516-2005.
❱ Young Frankenstein, presented by the Curtain Call Players, will run at the Al Green Theatre, April 17-19 and April 23-25, 8 p.m. except 2 p.m. on April 19. For tickets, call 416-706-6181.
❱ Yom Hashoah Commemoration, April 27, 11 a.m.
❱ Register for the Joke Lab with actor Jack Newman and learn how to tell hilarious jokes and humorous anecdotes, April 24-May 15, 7 p.m.
❱ Register now for spring film studies with Adam Nayman, looking at the work of David Lynch, April 28-June 23, 7 p.m..
❱ Sign up for the Summer Institute Adult Vocal/Choral Edition (male voices needed) July 14-18; Theatre Edition Aug. 18-22. ext. 250.
❱ Harmonia, a Jewish choir for youth aged 8-18 directed by Yonah Sienna meets Sundays at 4 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
❱ Duets, Portraits of Aging and the Art of Care, photos by Debra Friedman, is at the gallery, until April 21.
❱ The women’s chorus meets Mondays 7:30 p.m.; daytime choir meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Gillian Steyck offers small group vocal lessons Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Email email@example.com.
❱ Health and fitness: MELT Method-full body, Tuesdays, until May 6, 7 p.m., Wednesdays until May 7, 11 a.m. MELT Method – hand and foot, Mondays April 7-May 12, 2:30 p.m. Healthy breast yoga, Wednesdays until June 18, 12:15 p.m. To register for all fitness programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call ext. 574.
❱ Michael Bernstein Chapel holds services Thursdays at 7:15 a.m.; Sundays at 8 a.m. Call Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200.
Lebovic Campus, 9600 Bathurst St. 905-303-1821
❱ Zen kids art for children age 4 to 6 starts Thursdays, May 1.
Karate club for children aged 7 to 10, Tuesdays starting April 29. To register, Jennifer 416-638-1881, ext. 3275.
❱ Vendors wanted for an Israeli market for Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration, May 6. Email Andrea at email@example.com.
❱ Join the SR Centre for a trip to see Hay Fever May 28 in Stratford.
❱ Buffalo shopping trip, April 29 (register by April 24).