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What’s New deadlines: The deadline for the March 18 issue is March 8, and the deadline for the March 25 issue is March 15. Phone 416-391-1836, fax 416-391-0829, e-mail lspeisman@cjnews.com.

This week’s column was prepared by Carolyn Blackman.
Friday, March 5


SHABBAT ACROSS CANADA

Am Shalom Congregation, Barrie, is hosting the Barrie Jewish community in the 14th annual Shabbat Across America/Canada. Service 6 p.m., followed by complete seudah. 705-792-3949 to register for meal. No charge. www.amshalom.ca


Saturday, March 6


BATTLE OF THE BANDS

BBYO and Canadian Young Judaea’s Battle of the Bands is raising funds for Free the Children, 7:30-11 p.m., Dufferin Clark Community Centre, 1441 Clark Ave. W. Tickets $12, 416-398-2004 or info@bbyo.ca.

PARTNERSHIP MINYAN
Toronto Partnership Minyan, meets at Reena Centre. Shiur, 9 a.m., services 9:30 a.m. Kiddush follows. tpmnorth@gmail.com.

SHABBAT SHIUR

Prof. Daniel Schwartz, Hebrew University, will give a shiur, “Altar, Tabernacle, Temple: On Sites of Worship in the Bible and the Second Temple Period,” 4:30 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 416-789-3213.

TORAH CLASS
Beth Tikvah’s Torah class, 10-11 a.m., Ki Tisa, everyone welcome.


Sunday, March 7


BLOOD SERVICES

Blood donor clinic, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 1-888-2-DONATE for info and to book appointment.

FILM SCREENING
The New Klezmorim, Voices in the Revival of Yiddish Music will be screened, 7:30 p.m. Presented by director David Kaufman, Darchei Noam Congregation, 864 Sheppard Ave. W.

BREAKFAST MEETING
Shaar Shalom Brotherhood breakfast series presents Rebbetzin Frances Saltzman, who will discuss her stint in the RCMP. Shacharit 8 a.m., breakfast 8:45 a.m., speaker 9:30 a.m. No charge, donations welcome. David, 416-224-9494.

ENVIRONMENT
Israel and Golda Koschitzky  Centre for Jewish Studies’ Leonard Wolinsky Lectures on Jewish Life and Education presents Martin Yaffe, Hava Tirosh-Samulson and Jeremy Benstein, who will speak on “Environmental Challenges in Contemporary Jewish Perspective,” 2 p.m., Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, executive learning centre, Schulich School of Business, York University, Keele campus. No charge, 416-736-5823  or cjs@yorku.ca.

HEALING SERVICE
Jewish healing program, 3-4 p.m., Beth Radom Congregation, facilitated by Cantor David Rosen and Yehudit Judy Shier Weisberg, sponsored by Jewish Family & Child. Wheelchair accessible, 416-638-7800, ext. 287.

HOLLYWOOD AT CHAT
TanenbaumCHAT hosts its first annual Night at the Oscars, 6 p.m., Centennial Ballroom. Hosted by Debbie Van Kiekebelt-Ross, and featuring a performance by Adrian Marchuk of Jersey Boys. Includes cocktails, dinner and Academy Awards telecast. Proceeds benefit the Wallenberg campus’ interdisciplinary studies and communication technology. Tickets $180 per person, $5,000 for sponsorship reserved tables. Call 416-636-5984, ext. 359, or skipper@tanenbaumchat.org.

Monday, March 8


AGUNOT

Jewish divorce issues, “Why as a Community Are We Failing Our Agunot,” with Rabbi Chaim Strauchler and Sharon Shore, family law practitioner. Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 8 p.m. No charge.

Tuesday, March 9


BOOK REVIEW

Temple Har Zion’s daytime program committee presents Sharon Wiesenfeld’s review of Caspian Rain, by Gina Nahai. 1 p.m., at the temple, 7360 Bayview Ave.

WEIZMANN WOMEN
Weizmann Women and Science presents a panel discussion about the key advances in genetics, as well as the differences between the male and female brain. Moderated by Liza Fromer, 7:30 p.m., PI Fine Art, 1180 Caledonia Rd. $54, $18 students includes kosher dessert reception. RSVP, 416-733-9220 or joan@weizmann.ca.

Wednesday, March 10


MUSIC AND TORAH

Beth Emeth continuing education presents Cantor Aaron Bensoussan in a six-part program, Explore Faith and Spirituality through Music and Torah, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s program, “Recovering.” No charge. 416-633-3838.

Thursday, March 11


BUILDING BRIDGES

Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am continuing education committee presents “Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters,” with Avri Kadmon, JNF head of river rehabilitation in Israel. Co-sponsored by JNF of Canada, 7:30 p.m., 416-633-5500.

WINE TASTING
Na’amat Canada’s Club Aviva, hosts its 5th annual wine tasting, 7:30-10 p.m., Borochov Centre. Tickets, $18 in advance, $25 at the door. 416-636-5425.

ORAYNU CONGREGATION
Adult education series led by Rabbi Eva Goldfinger, “New Halachah: Contemporary Pathways on Old Roads,” non-members welcome, 18 Wynford Dr. Roby, 416-385-3910, roby@oraynu.org.

OTHER NEWS


DRIVERS WANTED

Bernard Betel Centre requires drivers for Meals on Wheels and visitors for homebound seniors, Naomi Ziegler, 416-225-2112, ext. 127.

MELTON MINI SCHOOL
Registration now open for Melton Mini School graduate classes. Jewish Denominations: Challenges of Modernity begins March 4 at Beth Tikvah, 10 sessions. Western Art, Music from a Jewish Perspective begins March 3 at CHAT, 8 sessions. Call 416-789-7400 for information and registration.

DAILY SERVICES
Temple Har Zion holds daily services: weekdays in temple library, lower level, 7:15 a.m. followed by breakfast; Shabbat, Torah study and breakfast, 9 a.m. followed by service at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday and statutory holidays, 9:15 a.m. in library. 905-889-2252.

JF&CS GROUPS
Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 215, or www.jfandcs.com for info on the following groups.
Birthday’s, Hockey Games and Holidays: Making It Work After Divorce, March 8, Lipa Green Centre, 7-9 p.m.
High Conflict Divorce, for parents wanting to develop strategies to deal with high conflict situation. Active participation, not for those in an abusive situation, March 10, 6:30-9 p.m., Lipa Green Centre.
Adolescents and Divorce focuses on helping adolescents cope during transitional time, March 11, Lipa Green Centre, 7-9 p.m.
When You’re About to Separate, What to Tell the Kids, March 24, Promenade Mall, Suite 313, 6:30-9  p.m.
Develop a Successful Business Relationship with Your Child’s Other Parent, March 25, Lipa Green Centre, 7-9 p.m.
Effective Parenting: four-session group for parents of children 2-11 years, begins March 25, 7-9 p.m., Promenade Mall, suite 313.

Adath Israel Congregation Wednesday social afternoons for men and women. Bridge, mah-jong, cards, refreshments. $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317 or Sheila, 416-665-3333.
Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park, friendly atmosphere in beautiful surroundings: Casino Rama April 14, departure time 10 a.m.; line-dancing, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; bridge, Thursdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday dance, March 21, 7-10 p.m. with live music. Valerie, 416-395-7881.
Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, March 4, 1:30 p.m., lecture with music: “Early Yiddish Tin-Pan Alley New York 1890-1920” features Jordan Klapman, 416-924-6211 ext. 155.
Beth Tzedec Congregation Haverim program, March 8, 1:30 p.m.: teacher and book reviewer Sylvia Goldenblatt discusses Ten Green Bottles: Vienna to Shanghai – Journey of Fear and Hope, Nathan O & Roey Hurwich boardroom. $3.

BERNARD BETEL CENTRE, 1003 Steeles Ave.. W., 416-225-2112.

Diabetes risk screening, March 9, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Nadya for appointment, ext. 126.
Lecture, “A Jewish Scientist’s Journey from Traditional Atheism to Uncommon Faith,” with Arnie Gotfryd, March 9, 10-11:30 a.m., $3 members, $6 non-members.
Wellness lecture, “Is Exercise Helpful or Harmful for People with Chronic Conditions,” March 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m., free.

Prosserman JCC, Sherman campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, or ­www.prossermanjcc.com.
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Moshe Stern from Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue, March 5 12-1 p.m., room 107. Bring your own lunch.
Inquire about new programs at the culinary arts studio including Food for the Soul series with Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner of Yeshiva University Torah Mi Tzion, March 8, 1-3:30 p.m.; “A Vegetarian Passover: Dishes So Delicious You Won’t Want to Share with Others!” March 9, 7-9:30 p.m. Ext. 4235 for information or to register.    

 KOFFLER CENTRE, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, ext. 4228.
Painting instructor and artist Sadko Hadzihasanovic and chef Ellen Grossman lead workshops to highlight the fluidity between food and art, March 17, 9:30-a.m.-1:30 p.m., $110 plus GST. Ext. 4269 to register.

Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave., 416-924-6211, or www.mnjcc.org.
The Michael Bernstein Chapel holds services Sundays, 8 a.m. and Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. Complete kosher breakfast after services. Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200.
Al Green Theatre and Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation present from Israel, Odysseus Chaoticus: clown theatre for adults/teens March 4 and 6, 8 p.m. Al Green Theatre. General admission $18, students (ages 13+ only) and seniors $12.
Tickets and info at ­www.algreentheatre.ca. Ext. 0
Exploring Israeli Society, Mondays, March 8-22, 6-8 p.m. with Dina Roginsky. $15 drop-in fee, jewishlife@mnjcc.org.
Media Mondays: Hollywood and Society with Shlomo Schwartzberg, March 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Drop in, $12. film@mnjcc.org, ext. 606.
Cooking Together in Hebrew: Mediterranean Kitchen, March 11, 7-9:30 p.m. with chef Avinadav Levy. $25 members, $30 non- members. ext. 0, jewishlife@mnjcc.org.

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