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Week of April 10


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Thursday, April 10



Alan Moranis discusses “Personal Change with the Tools of Mussar,” 7 p.m., Temple Sinai.



Learn how to make a meaningful seder for all ages with Danforth Jewish Circle, 5:15 p.m., Eastminster Church, 310 Danforth Ave. info@djctoronto.com.



Am Shalom Congregation, Barrie, sings in an interfaith celebration of culture and tradition, at 7:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Church, Barrie. $15. For tickets, call 705-792-3949.



Saturday, April 12



Dr. Sharon Baltman, author of Escape From the Bedside, signs her book 9 a.m. to noon, The Stop’s Farmers Market, 601 Christie St. Book reading at 12:30 p.m.



Beth Sholom holds a chocolate seder, 10:30 a.m. $10 per family, reserve by contacting naomi@bethsholom.net or 647-873-1238.

Rachel Urowitz discusses themes in Jewish history inspired by the parshah, 9:45 a.m.



B’nai Shalom, a Conservative congregation in Peel region, meets today. Email info@bnaishalom.ca or call 905-901-9889.



Sunday, April 13



Shaar Shalom Synagogue holds a chocolate seder today. RSVP agol@shaarshalom.ca



Enjoy chametz at the DANI Cafe, open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., 501 Clark Ave. W. Thornhill. Reservations not required, but encouraged. Call 905-889-3264, ext. 231 or email info@dani-toronto.com.



Upcoming Events



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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 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.



Family law lawyer Victoria Starr discusses “Parental Alienation,” April 24. For more information, call the Legal Information Service of Act to End Violence Against Women at 905-695-5374 or email info@acttoendvaw.org.



Weizmann Canada’s Women and Science Committee presents a panel of accomplished women discussing how they overcame obstacles to become frontrunners 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 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, visit www.Newtonbrookturnsfiftyreunion.



❱ Chabad of Markham hosts a seder, April 14. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 221.

❱ Beth Tikvah holds a seder, April 14. Call 416-221-3433.

❱ Oraynu Congregation holds a humanist seder for adults and teens, April 14. Call 416-385-3910.

❱ Association of Jewish Seniors and Bernard Betel Centre hold a seder, April 15. Call 416-635-2900, ext. 458.

❱ Am Shalom Congregation in Barrie holds a Passover seder, April 15. Call 705-792-3949.



❱ 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 Mincha, featuring a presentation by Gerda Frieberg.

❱ 71st Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is marked April 24, 7:30 p.m. at Toronto Workmen’s Circle, 471 Lawrence Ave. W.



JF&CS Groups



❱ 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 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. Osnat Lippa discusses “Treasures of the Guggenheim,” April 29, 1 p.m. Jack Newman discusses “How Jews Helped Shape Television Comedy,” April 10, doors open at 1 p.m., program starts at 1:30 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 11, drop-in social work clinic, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; April 17, Easy ways to get active in the spring, 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.

❱ The PEP Group is welcoming new members. First program is a talk by Vivian Felson about Jewish women writers, April 10, Earl Bales Community Centre. Refreshments at 12:30 p.m., program begins at 1 p.m.



Prosserman JCC


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

❱ 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

❱ The film The Lady in Number 6 will be shown April 13 at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 available at the door one hour prior to the first screening. www.algreentheatre.ca.

❱ Community Passover Seder April 14 at 7:45 p.m. Call Midtown Chabad for tickets, 416-516-2005.

❱ Young Frankenstein, presented by the Curtain Call Players,  will run 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 aged 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 21.

❱ 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.

❱ 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).




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