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What's New: Week of Dec. 15


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Thursday, Dec. 15



Kehillat Shaarei Torah Sisterhood presents an evening of international folk dance with Teme Kernerman and Riki Adivi, shopping boutiques and refreshments, 2640 Bayview Ave., 7:30 p.m. Proceeds go to One Family Fund Canada.



Shaarei Tefilah Synagogue holds a pre-Chanukah boutique 12-4 p.m.; 7-9 p.m. Proceeds go to the youth program. 416-787-1631.


Friday, Dec. 16



Temple Kol Ami hosts a Shabbat service with crafts and snacks for young children, 6 p.m. www.templekolami.ca.



Chabad of Markham holds a  lively monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service, 5:45 p.m., 83 Green Lane, Thornhill. 905-886-0420.

 Saturday, Dec. 17



Rabbi Jarod Grover speaks to the Beth Tikvah Torah class about parashah Vayeshev, 9:45 a.m.


Tuesday, Dec. 20



Come meet new people while you knit and chat in a welcoming atmosphere, National Council of Jewish Women, 4700 Bathurst St., 7 p.m. RSVP 416-633-5100.


Wednesday, Dec. 21



Learn how to make knitted wire leaves and flowers with Honey Mitchell, 8 p.m. Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. Bring a pair of knitting needles that may end up scratched, Canadian size #2 or U.S. #11 or larger.


Other News



The Jewish Genealogical Society presents its 25th anniversary exhibit featuring family trees and photos, Beth Tzedec Congregation Museum until Dec. 15. Call 416-781-3514, ext. 232, or www.jgstoronto.ca.



Support groups for people who have lost a child or a loved one begin in January at Hospice Thornhill. Call Bonnie Strand, 905-764-0656, ext. 227.


Beth Radom Congregation is resuming its evening minyan, Monday to Thursday, 6:30 p.m., 18 Reiner Rd. 416-636-3451, ext. 24.



Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue is offering a free 5-session Hebrew reading crash course for  beginners, starting Jan. 8 at 9:15 a.m. Call 416-633-3838.



Yiddish classes for all levels are offered Sunday mornings starting Jan. 15 at Beth David Synagogue. Call Ester Klimitz, 416-635-2883, ext. 5189, or send an e-mail to: committeeforyiddish@ujafed.org.


Baycrest is offering a fall prevention program for seniors starting Jan. 9. Call 416-785-2488.



Melton Mini School classes are open for registration. Bereshit II - Midrash and commentary will be taught by Loretta Tanenbaum Wednesday mornings, starting Feb. 15. Visit www.melton-toronto.org or call 416-789-7400.



Mekorot offers a class exploring biblical family relations, “Moshe, Aharon, Miriam: A Family Story,” taught by Shayna Kravetz, Monday evenings, starting Jan. 16, Or Chaim Yeshiva. Men and women welcome. Call 416-877-2050 or  visit www.mekorot.ca.



Shaar Shalom Synagogue hosts a Chanukah Oneg Shabbat for singles (45+), Dec. 16. Doors open 7 p.m., services at 8 p.m. Kiddush and mingle after services. Call David, 416-224-9494.

Beth David Synagogue holds a Chanukah party Dec. 17, 6:30-9 p.m. $8 for online pre-registration; $12 at the door. For info, visit www.bethdavid.com.

The BAYT is holding a youth latke night with games and prizes, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Register  at www.bayt.ca or call 905-886-3810, ext. 135.

Shaar Shalom holds a Chanukah carnival, Dec. 18, 1-4 p.m. Midway games, prizes and more. www.shaarshalom.ca.

Singles in the Park hosts a Chanukah celebration featuring the York Jazz Ensemble, a swing dance band, featuring vocalist George Westerholm, Earl Bales Community Centre, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., entertainment starts 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12. Reserve at debbygo@yahoo.com or 416-631-0005.

Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism holds a family Chanukah festival, Dec. 18, 10 a.m., 131 Fenn Ave. $8/adult; $4/child;$20/family.

Henna Khawja discusses “Jews and Muslims Sharing Experiences as Minorities During the Festive Season,” at Oraynu’s adult Chanukah event, Dec. 26, 7 p.m., 18 Wynford Dr. Call 416-385-3910 or www.oraynu.org.

Associated Hebrew Schools presents a creative pre-Chanukah program with crafts, treats and entertainment  for children 2 to 6 and their parents, Dec. 18, Posluns Education Centre, 18 Neptune Dr., 3:30-5 p.m.; Kamin Education Centre, 300 Atkinson Ave.,10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Pre-register with Pearl Greenspan at 905-889-3998, ext. 337, or pgreenspan@ahschools.com.

Chabad Mississauga hosts a public menorah lighting with latkes, music and games at Mississauga Civic Centre, Dec. 20, 6 p.m.

Chabad Mississauga hosts a Chanukah celebration at River Oaks Community Centre in Oakville, Dec. 21, 6 p.m.; Milton Sports Centre, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.  Light buffet dinner served at both events. RSVP 905-268-4432 or info@JewishMississauga.com.

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue holds a Hip-Hop Chanukah party Dec. 21, 6 p.m.,  children $10/adults $12. RSVP by Dec. 16. 416-633-3838.

Kulanu Toronto and Shir Libeynu host a Chanukah party Dec. 22, 6 p.m., Miles Nadal JCC. $15 (children under 13 free). RSVP by Dec. 19, 416-819-7431, or kulanutoronto@gmail.com.

Temple Kol Ami hosts Night of a Thousand Menorahs, a festive Shabbat service, Dec. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Temple Har Zion celebrates Chanukah with family activities, services and dinner, Dec. 23,  5:30 p.m. $36 for a family of four; $10 for each additional adult; $6 for additional child. RSVP by Dec. 18, 905-889-1809 or  lisalubelski@gmail.com.

Beth Jacob Synagogue holds a Chanukah brunch with entertainment, Dec. 25, 11 a.m. $10. RSVP Marlene, 416-635-9287, or  events@bethjacobtoronto.org.

Chabad of Markham hosts a Chanukah skating party with a concert, Fire and Ice Show, arts and crafts and more, Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd., Dec. 26, 2 p.m. Call 905-886-0420.

Miles Nadal JCC hosts a Chanukah party with crafts,  sing-along and swim party, Dec. 27, 2-5 p.m. Call 416-924-6211 ext. 277.



When You’re About to Separate – What to Tell the Kids: For parents in the early stages of separation, Dec. 15, Promenade Mall, Suite 313, 6:30 p.m. Requires pre-registration. Call Janice Shaw, 905-882-2331, ext. 232, or visit www.jfandcs.com.



Association of Jewish Seniors holds a Chanukah lunch and entertainment, Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. Pre-paid reservations required. Call Tammy, 416-635-2900, ext. 458.

New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food, casino trips.  Romi and ulti card players welcome. Call 416-256-1892.

Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (55+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Hairdresser/barber Dec. 29, 9 a.m.; Line dancing Jan. 5, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, gentle exercise tailored to seniors 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, duplicate bridge 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, social bridge 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

LZA Seniors Cultural Club meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell. 416-630-9444.

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Sheila, 416-665-3333.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Aviva Chernick, accompanied by Josh Engel, sings Chanukah music in Ladino, Hebrew and Yiddish, Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m. By reservation only.

Seniors Gentle Fitness Club offers tai chi classes at Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave. W. , Tuesdays 10 a.m. or Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Call Helen, 416-665-9050.


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

Daycare and preschool registration for the 2012-13 school year is open. Spaces available for preschool, nursery, junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4351.

Register now for winter break camp, Dec. 26-Jan. 6, to be held at Toronto Heschel School, ext. 4039, or lauren@centrecamp.ca.

Duplicate bridge, Thursdays, 12-3:30 p.m.

Register now for all winter children’s programs. Call Monique Shapiro, ext. 4012.  Children’s fun zone closed Dec. 19-Jan. 8.


750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211, www.mnjcc.org.

The Toronto Jewish Film Society’s 2012 season is on sale now. Call Joelle Malka, ext. 139.

A monthly support group for adult children of Holocaust survivors meets Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m. Contact Shoshana Yaakobi at syaakobi@baycrest.org or 416-785-2500, ext. 2271.

The adult daytime choir is looking for members, Tuesdays 1 p.m. No auditions needed. gillians@mnjcc.org.

Night Without a Moon Boogie, dance to live female Jewish artists Chana Rothman, Annie Gilbert, Samba Elegua and more. Dec. 27, 8 p.m., Al Green Theatre. Tickets $15. Call ext. 0.

Textiles, an exhibit by Sheree Rasmussen, is at the gallery until Jan. 2.


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