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Thursday, Oct. 25



Temple Sinai installs new cantor, Charles Osborne, 7 p.m.



Rabbi Wayne Allen discusses “The Six Most Important Ideas in Judaism,” in 6 sessions, Prosserman JCC, 7:30 p.m.



Dr. David Saslove and pharmacist Martha Bailkowski discuss “Medications: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe and Healthy,” 8 p.m., Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave.



Frumba classes are held Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Pride of Israel Synagogue. 416-226-0111, ext. 10 or



Maynard Maidman discusses “The House of David and the First Temple Viewed from the Writings of Israel’s Ancient Neighbours,” 7:30 p.m., Beth David Synagogue. 416-633-5500.



Ruth Frankel-Graner teaches a 6-week class on memoir writing, 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. 416-221-3433.


Friday, Oct. 26



Robyne Diller, author of How Everything Changed, speaks about making aliyah, 8 p.m. Temple Har Zion. 905-889-2252.


Sunday, Oct. 28



Hadassah Wizo sponsors Mah-Jong Madness, 2:15-5 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. Call 416-630-8373 to reserve.



Rabbi Barbara Aiello, Italy’s first female rabbi, discusses “A History of the Conversos and One Woman’s Journey Back to Judaism,” 7:30 p.m., Darchei Noam Synagogue.



Esther Ghan Firestone sings show tunes, Yiddish songs. 11 a.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue.



Hesh Troper leads a walking tour of old Jewish downtown Toronto followed by lunch and a slide show. Walk at 9:30 a.m. To register, call 416-487-3281 or email


Ruchamah Danto presents the film Zamir: Jewish Voices Return to Poland. 7 p.m., The Lodzer Synagogue, 12 Heaton St. 416-636-6665.



Beth Emeth Sisterhood presents Frumba, women’s cardio dance fitness, Sundays at 10:30 a.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue. 416-633-3838.



Denise Handlarski discusses “Desks, Divans and Dishes: How Artifacts Create Memory,” 7 p.m. Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 18 Wynford Dr. RSVP 416-385-3910 or


Monday, Oct. 29



Rabbi Micah Streiffer discusses Pirkei Avot, noon, Temple Kol Ami, 36 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill.



Uri Goldflam speaks at the first meeting of the Canadian Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, 7:30 p.m., 55 Delisle Ave. RSVP 416-224-2317, ext. 26.



Rabbi Wayne Allen teaches a 6-session class on Six Jewish Philosophers You Probably Never Heard Of, starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. and a course on How Does Jewish Law Change, starting Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m. Both classes at Beth David Synagogue. Register at or in person.



Temple Emanu-El’s fall lecture series continues at 2 p.m. Rick Phillips discusses Frederic Chopin. Call 416-449-3880.



Barry Rubin discusses (via Skype) “The U.S. Election:Implications for the Middle East,” 7:30 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue.



Women and Wisdom Bat Mitzvah class begins tonight, 8 p.m. Talmud class for Women also begins tonight, 8 p.m. Men and Wisdom Jewish Ways class starts Oct. 30; Hebrew Reading for Beginners starts Oct. 31. All classes at Chabad of Markham. 905-886-0420;


Tuesday, Oct. 30



Conversational beginner’s Hebrew with the Ulpan method, 7:30 p.m., Pride of Israel Synagogue. 416-226-0111, ext. 10.



Rabbi Michalowicz teaches “Torah Equations Toward Better Relationships,” 9:15 a.m. and 8 p.m., Westmount Shul. Email



The Choralairs of North York, who entertain in nursing homes, are looking for new members. Rehearsals at Earl Bales Community Centre, 7:15 p.m. Call Martha, 905-884-8370 or email CITY OF STONE

Artist Ian Leventhal discusses “Jerusalem: City of Stone and Stories,” Temple Har Zion. Bring your lunch at noon, program starts at 12:30 p.m. 905-889-2252.



A photo exhibit Tikkun Olam,   documenting a Jewish volunteer experience in Southeast Asia by Judi Angel opens at Beth Tzedec Congregation, 7:30 p.m. RSVP 416-781-3511 or



 A support group for adult children caring for aging parents starts 7 p.m. Call 416-635-2900, ext. 499, or 905-738-1128, ext. 323.



Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School holds an open house, 10 a.m. RSVP Sheri Rapp 416-928-3537 or


Wednesday, Oct. 31



A support group for caregivers meets at Dementia Support Seniors Day Centre, 7 p.m. Call 416-638-8600.



Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Cross-examining Christian Missionary Claims,” 8 p.m., Zichron Israel Congregation of Associated Hebrew Schools, 300 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill. Call 416-789-0020 or



Hana Werner discusses “King David: A Warrior, a Womanizer and a Nation Builder,” 1:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation. RSVP 416-781-3511.

Registration is required for all programs. Groups and workshops are open to all members of the community and fee reductions are available. All classes at Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted. Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or

Mind-Body Connection for Women. An 8-session group for women to learn stress-reduction techniques. Starts Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

When You’re About to Separate: What To Tell the Kids. A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Adult Children Losing a Parent. A 6-session group for adults who have recently lost a parent. Starts Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Widow/Widowers over 65. A 6-session group. Starts Oct. 31, 1 p.m.

One Family, Two Homes. A 6-session series for families experiencing separation and divorce. Starts Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Living With Teens. A 6-session group for parents of teens. Starts Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

The Challenge of Anger for Women. A 6-session group for women. Starts Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Life Skills For Today’s Woman.   A 6-session group for women on time and stress management, self-esteem, assertiveness. Starts Nov. 7, 35 Madison Ave. or Nov. 8, Lipa Green Centre, 7 p.m.

Parenting the Child with ADHD. A 4-session group for parents. Starts Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Promenade Mall, Suite 313. Call for pre-group assessment, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215.



Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. Nov. 14, a panel on “The Many Facets of Personal Tragedy and Grief” will be held at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Call Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or


Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. The clubhouse is now open. Barber, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. Casino Rama, Nov. 14. Dance with live music, Nov. 18. Seniors Cultural Club meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell. 416-630-9444.

New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food, card games, casino trips. 416-256-1892.

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Sheila, 416-665-3333, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue welcomes new players for mah-jong and Rummikub Monday and Wednesday afternoons. 416-633-3838.

Earl Bales Seniors Woodworkers has a full woodworking facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Call 416-630-6487; Morty, 416-783-6078; Loren, 905-764-6310.

Active Seniors & Boomers, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Nov. 8, “Golden Age of Yiddish Radio, Max Mandel’s The Jewish Hour,” 1:30 p.m.

Bernard Betel Centre,  416-225-2112. Oct. 30, Bruria Cooperman discusses Jewish feminism, 10 a.m.; Oct. 31, fall festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Nov. 1, Arisha Azam discusses immunizations, 1:30 p.m.

Circle of Care is sponsoring a support group on dealing with stress. Starting Nov. 7, 6 p.m. at Bernard Betel Centre. 416-635-2900, ext 463, or 437.

Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881,

Red Cross Emergency First Aid Class with CPR, level C, on Oct. 28, 9 a.m. Call ext. 4235.


750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,

Silk Stones by Rochelle Rubinstein is on display until Nov. 12.

Toronto Jewish Film Society 2013 subscriptions available.

Adult daytime choir meets Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Women’s Chorus meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m. email No experience needed. Play in the MNJCC Klezmer Ensemble directed by Eric Stein, Tuesday evenings.

Shlomo Schwartzberg discusses the films of Sidney Lumet,  Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Call ext. 606.

JCC Jungle Gym open Wednesdays and Sundays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Rabbi Michael Hattin, of Pardes Institute, Jerusalem, discusses “Love Your Fellow as Yourself: Judaism’s Foundation Principle?” Oct. 28, 2 p.m.

Jewish Film Society presents I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors and Dear Mr. Waldman, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 606.

Learn how to do Shabbat, especially for parents and grandparents, with Ricki Glickman, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m. or ext. 277.

Sharon Abron Drache launches her book, Barbara Klein-Muskrat, Then and Now, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale now for Hadar Noiberg Trio, Nov. 22. Ext. 0.

Michael Bernstein Chapel holds services Thursdays, 7:15 a.m., Sundays, 8 a.m. Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200.

 Lebovic Campus, 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. 905-303-1821.

Red Cross babysitting course, for ages 11 and older. Nov. 23, 9 a.m.

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