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Note there is no paper Dec. 30. Deadline for Jan. 6 is Dec. 23. Deadline for Jan. 13 is Jan. 3. Phone 416-391-1836. Fax 416-391-0829. E-mail cjnwhatsnew@gmail.com.

Thursday, Dec. 16


“Miriam’s Mosaic: Diverse Women of the Rabbinate.” Panel discussion with women who have entered the clergy. Moderated by Rabbi Diana Gerson. Doors 7:30 p.m., program 8 p.m. Members $10, guests $15 at the door. 416-487-3281, education@templesinai.net.

Saturday, Dec. 18


Beth Tikvah Torah class. Rabbi Grover does parshah Vayechi. 9:45 a.m.

Special study session and kiddush with Rabbi Martin Berman in the social hall of Shaar Shalom Synagogue following morning services. Topic is “The Messiah.” 905-889-4975.

Sunday, Dec. 19


“Games Jewish Singles Play.” 7:30 p.m. Beth Torah Synagogue,  47 Glenbrook Ave. Ages 21-39 and 40-69. $8. Info: Mollie, 416-733-3634 or mollie_rothman@yahoo.ca.

Other News

Bernard Betel Centre needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels, to help seniors with basic computer skills, Healthy @ Home program and visiting seniors, in person or over the phone. 416-225-2112 ext. 127.

Beth Sholom is going to Billy Elliot. Jan. 30, 2011. $130 and $150. 416-783-6103 ext. 228.

Baycrest needs volunteers to assist their clients. Every Friday from 3-4 p.m. Baycrest has Kabalat Shabbat services. Volunteers are needed to escort clients to the program and help the women light the candles. 416-785-2500, ext. 2572.

Join Beth Tzedec for an afternoon of family fun with sports, havdalah crafts, ceramics, havdalah drum circle, cookie decorating and more. Dec. 25, 4-8 p.m. $10 each, advance registration only. Dinner $5 extra. 416-781-3511.

Bingo, karaoke and games with Pride of Israel. Dec. 26. Pizza and salad dinner. $10 for adult members, $12 for adult guests. $6 for ages 12-17, $4 for ages 6-12. Children 5 and under free. Purchase tickets in advance: 416-226-0111, ext. 10.

Erev Shabbat service at Temple Har Zion. After the service Rabbi Weiss discusses “The Jewish View of the Messiah.” Dec. 24. 905-889-2252.

Families with young children are invited to attend services in the Cayne Family Chapel, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 8. Service ends to coincide with the main service so the participants can join the other members of the congregation for kiddush.

Shaar Shalom Synagogue Singles presents “Let’s Dance Again.” Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. with DJ Dave Jones. David, 416-224-9494.

Echo Sculpture Studio, the only public studio with pneumatic, electric and hand tools for carving stone and wood. Visit echosculpture.com, come by Jan. 4 between 12 and 4 p.m. for a tour or call 416-444-8955. Calls will be returned as soon as possible over the holiday season.

Active Seniors Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155.
Computers: Beyond the Basics. Four Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Six students.
Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday social afternoons. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub, refreshments. $2. Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Sheila, 416-665-3333.
Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama Jan. 19, 10 a.m. Line dancing Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Social bridge Thursdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Doll making Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Art classes start Jan. 18. Canasta Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-3 p.m. Seniors woodworking – skilled craftsmen. 416-630-6487.

Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W., 416-225-2112.
Lecture: “Great Italian composers – Gaetano Donizetti.” Dec. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. $3 members, $6 guests.

Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St. www.prossermanjcc.com, 416-638-1881.
Registration for morning programs and full-day daycare is now open.
Buy tickets for Stage West, Mississauga – Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat Jan 26, Casino Rama Feb 15, Billy Elliot at Canon Theatre March 2 and Tuesdays with Morrie May 11.
Registration for courses starting January now open, with  more Ryerson/Chang programs for 50+.
Register now for winter family programs: Shabbat Party, Drama Tots, Preschool Dance, Lego Brand Brick Club, Baby and Me Sign and more. Visit the website for a full list.

750 Spadina Ave., 416-924-6211, www. mnjcc.org.
Michael Bernstein Chapel services Sundays, 8 a.m. and Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. Kosher breakfast after services. Coleman, 416-968-0200.
2011 Toronto Jewish Film Society subscriptions are selling out. Eight great films from January to December on selected Sundays at Al Green Theatre. Noted speakers introduce and discuss each film. 2011 paid-up members can buy 7:30 p.m. memberships for their kids (18+) for $60 if they’ve never been TJFS members. Joelle, ext. 139 or joellem@mnjcc.org to register.
Registration open for all winter programs. Aquafit, Zumba, Baby and Me, Yiddish History, etc. Register at ext. 0.
Winter session of Shabbat Club for three- to six-year-olds with Sarah Brodbar-Nemzer. Games, songs, candles, crafts and more. Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. starting Jan. 21.
 Register at ext. 0. Info: ext. 277.

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