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Deadline Reminder: Due to Passover, deadlines will change.  The deadline for the issue of May 8 is April 28. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; email  whatsnewcjn@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, April 23

 

LUNCH STORY

Tamar Maerim Yunger discusses “The Story of My Lunch: Judaism and Sustainable Food Systems,” 8 p.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue. $5/$7.

 

JEWISH GENEALOGY

Paul Jones discusses how to design a “Tracing Forward” plan to finding family, with the Jewish Genealogical Society, 7:30 p.m., North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. www.jgstoronto.ca

 

JEWISH TEXTILES

Judith Leitner, visual arts teacher at the Toronto Heschel School, leads the Pomegranate Guild of Jewish Textiles in creating a fabric arts sketch of the word “Shema.” Temple Sinai, 7:30 p.m. pomegranateguild.wordpress.com.

❱ April 26 an exhibit of guild members entitled The People of the Book, will be on display at the Apotex Centre, Baycrest.

 

DEATH, LIES AND VIDEOTAPES

Philippe Karsenty, French media analyst who has faced a long battle in the French courts, is the guest speaker at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. $5/$10. Call 416-221-3433.

 

STARS OF DAVID

Avery Saltzman, director of Stars of David, discusses his new play at Holy Blossom Temple, 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Thursday, April 24

 

WARSAW UPRISING REMEMBERED

The 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising will be commemorated at Toronto Workmen’s Circle, 471 Lawrence Ave. W., at 7:30 p.m.

 

FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP

Family law lawyer Victoria Starr discusses “Parental Alienation.” For more information, call the Legal Information Service of Act to End Violence Against Women at 905-695-5374 or email info@acttoendvaw.org.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

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 info@acttoendvaw.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 info@beithalochem.ca.

 

YIDDISH CULTURE

Explore Yiddish Culture, a 6-week session for intermediate Yiddish students, Sundays, starting April 27, 10 a.m., Beth David Synagogue. Register by email: bbarak@ujafed.org or 416-631-5843.

 

VIRTUAL ISRAEL TOUR

Rabbi Shaanan Scherer leads a virtual tour of Israel April 29, 8 p.m. at Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

 

MAXIMUM MEMORY

Dr. Angie Troyer discusses “Maximum Memory: What memory changes are a normal part of aging,” April 29, 1:30 p.m., Holy Blossom Temple.

 

FIND YOUR TRUE LOVE

Frank Maloney, life coach and author, discusses how to live an authentic life, with Singles in the Park, April 27, Earl Bales Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15/$18. RSVP debbygo@rogers.com or 416-631-0005. Singles in the Park is open to single, divorced and widowed Jewish men and women over 50.

 

KEEPING YOUR MEMORY SHARP

Dr. Gillian Rowe of Baycrest discusses “Keeping your Memory Sharp as you Age,” April 27, 11 a.m. at Temple Har Zion. $3/$6.

 

DANI CONFERENCE

DANI holds a conference May 4 with keynote speaker Rabbi Michael Taubes discussing “Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion. Register by April 25. Call 905-889-3264, or email info@dani-toronto.com.

 

MORASHA CLASSES

Rabbi Roy Tanenbaum teaches a class on “When the Bible is confusing,” Part II, Wednesdays starting May 7, 11:15 a.m.

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner teaches a class on “The Jew and her Food, from Sinful to Sacred,” starting May 7, 10 a.m. Classes held at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Call 416-789-7400 to register.

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

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.

 

SOCCERATHON

Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro is holding a soccerathon, April 27 at Trio Sportsplex, 601 Cityview Blvd., Woodbridge. Email gilad.epstein@lorexcorp.com or cfobis@rogers.com.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

❱ 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 lspringer@circleofcare.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.

 

WONDERFUL WOMEN

Weizmann Canada’s Women and Science Committee presents a panel of accomplished women discussing how they overcame obstacles to become front-runners 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, call 416-395-3280.

 

YOM HASHOAH

❱ 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 Minchah, featuring a presentation by Gerda Frieberg.

 

 

JF&CS Groups

 

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 bfeffer@jfandcs.com.

 

For Seniors

 

❱ 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 bevmichaels1@gmail.com.

❱ Adult 55+ Miles Nadal JCC. Paul Hyman discusses “Brain Fitness,” April 24, 1:30 p.m., doors open at 1 p.m.

❱ Osnat Lippa discusses “Treasures of the Guggenheim,” April 29, 1 p.m.

For all programs, call 416-924-6211, ext. 155, or email lisar@mnjcc.org.

❱ Bernard Betel Centre for Seniors 416-225-2112. April 24, Marsha Fenwick discusses “The Power of Food to Optimize Health,” 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.

 

 

Prosserman JCC

 

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

❱ The book club discusses Matadora, April 28, 1 p.m.

❱ The Yiddish group holds a Yom Hashoah program, April 28, 1:30 p.m.

❱ 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

❱ Young Frankenstein, presented by the Curtain Call Players, runs 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 ages 8-18 directed by Yonah Sienna, meets Sundays at 4 p.m. Email harmonia@mnjcc.org.

❱ Duets, Portraits of Aging and the Art of Care, photos by Debra Friedman, is at the gallery, until April 22.

❱ 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 music@mnjcc.org.

❱ Robert Freedman discusses how Tel Aviv’s urban design shapes the city, May 6, lunch served at 11:30 a.m., lecture at noon.

❱ 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 joolip@mnjcc.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.

 

 

Schwartz/Reisman Centre

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 adaiam@srcentre.ca.

❱ Join the SR Centre for a trip to see Hay Fever May 28 in Stratford.

❱ Buffalo shopping trip, April 29 (register by April 24). n

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