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Deadline reminder: Dec. 9 is the deadline for the issue of Dec. 19. Dec. 16 is the deadline for the issues of Dec. 26 and Jan. 9. The CJN is not publising an issue on Jan. 2. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Dec. 5

 

A NIGHT ON BROADWAY

Cantor Alex Stein performs songs from Broadway, 7:30 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation. $18. Call 416-635-5340.

 

YIDDISH VINKL

Elly Gotz reads Yiddish poetry with translations, noon, Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. $18 includes lunch. RSVP yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.

 

CHANUKAH NASH & DRASH

Cantor David Edwards and Klara Bagley  perform a musical “Nash and drash,” Beth Emeth Synagogue, noon. $12/$15. Call 416-633-3838 to reserve.

 

Friday, Dec. 6

 

SINGLES ONEG SHABBAT

Shaar Shalom Singles (with the Intersynagogue Singles 50+) holds an Oneg Shabbat, 2 Simonston Blvd., 8 p.m.

 

FILM FESTIVAL

Temple Sinai shows the films Neil Diamond: Solitary Man, Closed Season, Noodle and  Zaytoun Dec. 6-8. Advance registration only. Call 416-487-3281, or email programs@templesinai.net.

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

 

TORAH CLASS

Lionel Sharpe leads the weekly Torah class this week at Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

 

YOUTH & SOCIAL MEDIA

A discussion on “Inspiring our Youth in an Age of Social Media,” will be held at Or Chaim Yeshiva, 7:30 p.m., www.torahinmotion.org.

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

 

LEARN ABOUT WILLS

Phil Tinianov discusses how to create a will and mistakes to avoid, Temple Kol Ami, 36 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill at 2 p.m. 905-709-2620.

 

EXODUS DECODED

Adath Israel Synagogue shows  the film Exodus Decoded with filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici,   7:30 p.m. $20. RSVP 416-635-5340.

 

SYRIAN JEWS

Judy Feld Carr discusses “The Secret Rescue of the Syrian Jews,” 7:30 p.m., Beth Jacob Synagogue. $40. For tickets, call 416-638-5955.

 

MYSTERION

Mysterion, the mind reader, performs at Beth David Synagogue, 9:15 a.m. $8 includes breakfast. 416-633-5555.

 

FRIENDS OF YIDDISH

Denise Williams performs at the Friends of Yiddish “Chanukah Freylekhs” Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 2 p.m. $8/$15. RSVP Sandy, 416-458-1440, 416-736-8073 or yiddish18@yahoo.ca.

 

MINI GOLF

Beth Tikvah Synagogue plays  mini-golf, at Putting Edge, 9625 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. RSVP btblazers@gmail.com

 

Monday, Dec. 9

 

ARCHEOLOGY OF JERUSALEM

Dan Bahat, former district archeologist of Jerusalem, discusses “The Western Wall and the Connection to the Jewish People,” Beth Tzedec Congregation, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

LUNCH AND LEARN

Laya Crust discusses “Jewish Medieval Manuscripts,” Temple Har Zion. Bring your lunch at  noon, program begins 12:30 p.m. $3/$6.

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Stephen Diamond and Lisa Draper, co-chairs of the 2013 UJA campaign, discuss giving charitably, part of Temple Sinai’s young adult entrepreneurial series (adults 22-39), 6 p.m. For location or to register, email hayley@templesinai.net, or call 416-487-4161.

 

THE AGUNAH CRISIS

A panel discussion on “The Agunah Crisis: New Opportunities to Solve an Old Problem,” will be held at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 7:30 p.m., www.torahinmotion.org or 416-633-5770.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 11

 

JEWS AND HOCKEY

David Grossman discusses “Jews and Hockey,” 7:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation. RSVP 416-781-3514, ext. 225.

 

SPADINA SWEATSHOPS

Ruth Frager discusses “Spadina Sweatshops: Jews and Gender in Toronto’s Labour Movement in the Early 1900s,” at a meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Temple Sinai, 8 p.m. www.jgstoronto.ca.

 

CHANUKAH CONCERT

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir performs Chanukah songs and other favourites, 7 p.m. at the Barbara Frum Library.

 

Thursday, Dec. 11

 

NETWORKING FORUM

Job seekers are invited to an employer panel and networking forum organized by JVS Toronto with representatives from Deloitte, Questrade, Royal Bank of Canada and CGA-Ontario, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lebovic Jewish Community Campus. Pre-registration required, at hmartins@jvstoronto.org or 416-661-3010.

 

Other News

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Reena is looking for a female volunteer to assist during swim time at the Holland Bloorview Pool, Mondays, 6 p.m. The volunteer doesn’t need to be a strong swimmer, but must be comfortable in shallow water. Call Mille Chadwick, 905-889-2690, ext. 2112, or email mchadwick@reena.org.

 

VISIONS FOR CANADA

Chris Alexander, minister of citizenship and immigration, speaks at Beth Tikvah Synagogue Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Advance registration required. Email RSVP@bethtikvahtoronto.org or 416-221-3433.

 

NARAYEVER CENTENNIAL

First Narayever Synagogue celebrates its centennial next year and is looking for memorabilia (photos, documents, newsletters etc.), as well as memories and stories from people who were connected with the shul or surrounding neighbourhood. Call 416-927-0546, or email centennialcelebrations@narayever.ca.

 

MORASHA CLASSES

Barrie Wilson teaches a class on “Reading Paul’s Letters through Jewish Eyes,” 11:15 a.m., Jan. 8-Feb. 5, Beth Emeth Synagogue. Call Loretta to register, 416-789-7400.

 

TALLIT WORKSHOP

Temple Har Zion holds a one-day tallit-making workshop Jan. 19. Register before Dec. 20. Email lisarosefox@gmail.com.

 

A SURVIVOR’S STORY

Ella Burakowski, The CJN’s Ask Ella columnist, has written a novel based on her uncle David Gold’s experiences during the Holocaust. Ella will introduce Gold who will speak at Ayin L’Tzion Congregation, Netivot HaTorah Day School, 18 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

 

JF&CS GROUPS

 

GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS

Registration is required for all programs. Classes are open to all members of the community, and fee reductions are 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.

When You’re About to Separate: What to Tell the Kids: A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.

High-Conflict Divorce: A workshop for parents in a high-conflict situation. Not for individuals in an abusive situation. Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Dating in Mid-Life: A workshop for men and women over 40 who have been single for 2 or more years. Dec. 12.

 

FOR SENIORS

 

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

Shaar Shalom. Play 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.

Bridge Club at Forest Hill Library is looking for new members. Call Lea, 416-487-7630.

Circle of Care sponsors a 6-week workshop about community services, safety, financial and legal planning for seniors, Fridays, 1:30 p.m. to Dec. 13, 540 Finch Ave. W. Call Anne Siciliano 416-635-2900, ext. 462.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Woodbine, Dec. 18. Tuesdays, seniors chair exercise, 10 a.m. (first class free); Wednesdays mah-Jong 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.

Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. 416-225-2112. Dec. 10  Annette Poizner discusses “Using Handwriting Analysis and Kabbalah for Self-discovery,” 10 a.m.; Dec. 12,  Allen Kula discusses “Medication Use and Ask a Pharmacist,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155. Email lisar@mnjcc.org.  Dec. 5 Jordan Klapman performs songs by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rogers and more. 1:30 p.m.

New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food and is looking for new members. Call George  416-256-1892.

Senior Social Club Hadar is looking for new members for conversation, exercise and games. Monday and Wednesday afternoons, Garnet Williams Community Centre, 501 Clark Ave. W. Thornhill. Call Phyllis, 905-889-5722 or Etka 416-663-8270.

 

PROSSERMAN JCC

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

Registration for the Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp is now open. Call 416-636-2267.

Yiddish conversation, Mondays 1:30 p.m.

Try Nia, which combines martial arts, dance and healing arts. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.

Shalom Singers are looking for both male and female singers. Weekly rehearsals and performances year-round. Thursdays, 10 a.m. No auditions required. Call 416-781-6066.

Women-only fitness classes now offered. Cycling, yoga, Zumba, core conditioning. Email sandra@prossermanjcc.com. or ext. 4103.

Register now for winter programs: Beverlee Swayze discusses “The History of Symphony,” Jan. 21, 1 p.m.

Iain Scott discusses “Great Canadian Opera Singers,” starting Jan. 16.

Kevin Courrier discusses “Produced and Abandoned 111: Yet More Best Movies You Have Never Seen,” starting Jan. 15.

To register, call ext. 4235.

 

MILES NADAL JCC

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

Register now for winter fun and learning. Members registration opens Dec. 4. Non-members registration opens Dec.11. Pottery classes start Jan. 8; Klezmer ensemble begins Jan. 14; Hebrew Institute begins Jan. 20; Media Mondays looking at the work of Steven Spielberg starts Jan. 20; fiction and poetry workshops start Jan. 20.

Subscribe now to the Toronto Jewish Film Society 2014 season. $100/$60. Call ext. 139, or email joellem@mnjcc.org.

Kevin Courrier discusses the films of Robert Altman Mondays, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Tragi-High Comedy and Conclusion: Gosford Park and A Prairie Home Companion

MNJCC Fitness Programs: Email joolip@mnjcc.org or ext. 574. Healthy breast yoga, Wednesdays 12:15 p.m. to Dec. 18.

Mapping Harbord Village: Stories of a Neighbourhood, developed by the Harbord Village Residents’ Association and the master of museum studies program in the University of Toronto’s faculty of information is on display in the gallery until Dec. 15.

The Toronto Jewish Film Society presents two documentaries on Jewish music in South America, Tango, A Story with Jews and Rio Klezmer, Dec. 8, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Eric Stein, Ashkenaz Festival director. Tickets at the door, 15 minutes before screen times, $15/$10.

Klezmer Music Ensemble conducted by Eric Stein meets Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 0 to register.

Got Shabbat? Shabbat program (songs, games and stories)  for children ages 0-4 with an adult starts Jan. 10. Ext. 388.

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.

Social club for singles 35-50, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. $16/$20. Pre-registration required. Call ext. 3006 or email Andrea, adaiam@srcentre.ca.

Try a free class of PJ Plus, a program for children and parents to engage in active Jewish learning, Dec. 8. Ages 15 months-30 months 9:30-11 a.m.; ages 2 1/2 to 3 years, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. To register, call Adina at ext. 3258, or email adina@srcentre.ca

 

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