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Deadline reminder: Nov. 25 is the deadline for the issue of Dec. 5. Dec. 2 is the deadline for the issue of Dec. 12. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Nov. 21

 

BROTHERHOOD SOCIAL

Adas Israel Congregation of Hamilton holds its 55th anniversary Brotherhood Social, 6 p.m. For tickets, call 905-528-0039.

 

HONOURING IRWIN COTLER

MP Irwin Cotler will be honoured by the Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation and Beth Tzedec Congregation. Guest speaker will be Gideon Raff, executive producer of Homeland. For tickets, call 416-781-3584.

CANTORIAL MASTERPIECES

Cantor Alex Stein performs cantorial masterpieces, 7:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Congregation. $18. 416-635-5340

 

Saturday, Nov. 23

 

INTERFAITH CONCERT

Josh Nelson and Neshama Carlebach perform in an interfaith concert, hosted by Solel Congregation at the International Centre. For tickets, see www.solel.ca/tribute

 

MUSIC FOR OUT OF THE COLD

Evan Malach, Courtney Simmons and The Varsity Jews perform in a benefit concert for Out of the Cold, Temple Har Zion, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, email franmalach@hotmail.com

 

BIBLICAL WOMEN

Temple Sinai presents a 3- week series on Dinah, Tamar and Asenath, starting today, 12:30 p.m.

 

JEWISH SINGLES 50+

The movie Besieged will be shown, followed by a discussion on “How Far Would You Go for Passion?” Lodzer Synagogue, 8 p.m. $10. Call 416-636-6665.

 

MUSICAL MELAVEH MALKA

Beth Tikvah Synagogue holds a melaveh malka choral festival, 7 p.m. $10 in advance/$15 at the door. Call 416-221-3433.

 

Sunday, Nov. 24

 

REMEMBER CAMP KVUTZA

Tobi “Pidgy” Gordon launches the book Remembering Camp Kvutza 1944-1965, 2 p.m. at Beth Emeth Synagogue. RSVP rememberingcampkvutza@gmail.com.

 

NCSY CONCERT

Shlomo and Eitan Katz and the Eitz Chaim Boys Choir, perform at the NCSY annual concert, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 7 p.m. For tickets, call 905-761-6279, ext. 232.

 

WOMEN’S HEALTH & HALACHAH

Medical professionals and religious educators discuss issues such as genetic screening, menopause, post-partum, infertility and aging parents at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 416-628-4634

 

Monday, Nov. 25

 

ARCHAELOGY OF JERUSALEM

Dan Bahat, former district archeologist of Jerusalem, gives a 3-part talk on the history of Jerusalem. Tonight, “Jerusalem in the First Temple Period,” Beth Tzedec Congregation, 7 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

 

LUNCH AND LEARN

Historian Barbara Rusch  discusses “At the Crossroads of History and Mystery,” Temple Har Zion. Dessert at noon, program starts at 12:30 p.m. $3/$6.

 

ON THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL

Rabbi Deborah Prinz discusses her book On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes, 7:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation. Free, but RSVP 416-781-3514, ext. 225.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

 

BRAIN HEALTH

Psychologist Susan Vandermorris discusses  “Strategies for Remembering: Brain Health,” 1:30 p.m., Wagman Centre, 55 Ameer Ave. 416-785-2500, ext. 2267.

 

Thursday, Nov. 28

 

WOMEN AND TORAH

Naomi Seidman discusses  “Women and Torah: A Revolution in Jewish Education,” 7:30 p.m. at Beth Tzedec Congregation.

 

JIAS ANNUAL MEETING

JIAS’ annual general meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Lipa Green Centre. RSVP 416-630-6481

 

VISIONS FOR CANADA

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 7 p.m. Advance registration required at RSVP@bethtikvahtoronto.org or 416-221-3433.

 

Other News

 

CHANUKAH FUN

Nov. 23. Come play Jewish bingo and eat latkes at Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation, 6:30 p.m. For tickets, see www.bayt.ca.

Nov. 24 Judy and David hold a Chanukah concert at Isabel Bader Theatre, 3 p.m., celebrating PJ Library. For tickets, see www.pjlibraryToronto.ca $18 with discount code PJLibrary.

Singles in the Park holds a Chanukah Party (for Jewish men and women who are divorced, single or widowed over 50), Earl Bales Community Centre, Doors open at 7 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door. RSVP debbygo@yahoo.com or 416-631-0005.

Chanukah Craft Party and Playtime sponsored by City Shul, Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School and Seasons Family Centre, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 655 Davenport Rd. RSVP, Sheri at 416-928-3537 or sheri@djds.ca

Shaar Shalom Synagogue Chanukah Party, 1-4 p.m. Games, crafts, prizes. $10/$20

Beth David Synagogue presents “Laughs, Latkes and Lattes,” with Chanukah activities for kids and adults. 2-4 p.m. $10.

Temple Sinai Chanukah Party. Musical entertainment at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon; “Great Treasure Hunt” for older children at 12:45 p.m. Register by Nov. 21 at 416-487-3281 or programs@templesinai.net

Nov. 28 Menorah lighting, food and Aristov Family Circus, 6:30 p.m. at Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Dr. 905-268-4432

Nov. 29 Bring your menorah to Temple Kol Ami. Services at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. RSVP jaykowal@gmail.com

Nov. 30 Beth Tikvah Synagogue holds a Chanukah on ice celebration, 7:30 p.m. at Canlan Ice Sports. RSVP 416-221-3433 $5/$10.

Family Musical Chanukah Show with Lenny Graf, Pride of Israel Synagogue, 6 p.m. Pre-registration required. 416-226-0111, ext. 10.

Dec. 1 Chabad of Markham  presents Eighth Day in concert at a Chanukah festival, 3 p.m., Thornhill Community Centre. $25. For tickets, call 905-886-0420, ext. 221 or www.chabadmarkham.org.

Menorah lighting, crafts and music at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, 1051 Glenashton Dr., Oakville, 4 p.m. 905-268-4432

Dec. 2 Menorah lighting, crafts and music at Hugh Foster Hall, 141 King St., Milton, 6:30 p.m. 905-268-4432

Dec. 5 Musical Chanukah Nash and Drash, with Cantor  David Edwards and Klara Bagley, Beth Emeth Synagogue, noon. $12/$15. 416-633-3838.

Dec. 11 Toronto Jewish Folk Choir performs Chanukah songs, 7 p.m., Barbara Frum Library.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Teenage volunteers are needed for a teen-senior Chanukah party, Dec. 1. Email hannasafferspiro@gmail.com, or Rachel, 647-708-8201.

Reena is looking for a female volunteer to assist during swim time at the Holland Bloorview Pool, Mondays at 6 p.m. Volunteer does not 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

MP 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  call 416-221-3433.

 

EXODUS DECODED

Adath Israel Synagogue shows  the film Exodus Decoded with filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici,  Dec. 8, 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.

 

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.

Healthy Dating & Relationships for Teens: A 2-part workshop for teens ages 15 and older, starts Nov. 21, 5 p.m., Schwartz Reisman Centre.

Stop the Roller-coaster: A workshop for parents or professionals who want to learn more about the change in teenagers’ behaviour and attitudes. Nov. 27, 7 p.m.

Is There Life After A Death: A workshop for men and women who have lost a spouse and want to move forward. Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Prosserman JCC.

 

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.; Wednesdays Mah-Jong 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Line dancing to be announced.

Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. 416-225-2112. Nov. 26, ROM volunteers discuss “Mesopotamia: New Exhibitions of Treasures of Sumer, Assyria and Babylon,” 10 a.m.; Nov. 27, a social worker, doctor and lawyer discuss “Sex and Seniors: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask,” 1:30 p.m.; Nov. 28, Esther Atemo discusses “Alzheimer’s Disease,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155. Email lisar@mnjcc.org.  Nov. 28, Aviva Chernick and Josh Engel perform Chanukah music in Hebrew, Yiddish and Judeo-Spanish, 1:30 p.m. Register at 416-924-6211, ext. 0.

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.

Be part of the Prosserman JCC  Shalom Singers. This performing group entertains throughout the GTA. No auditions needed. Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Chanukah Intergenerational Cooking Brunch with Rabbi Ilyse Glickman will be held Nov. 24, 10 a.m. $15/$13

Raise money for Special Olympics Canada, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-noon by cycling. Register at Prosserman JCC website.

Yiddish conversation, Mondays 1:30 a.m.

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

Women-only fitness classes now offered. Melt and stretch exercise method, Fridays. Email sandra@prossermanjcc.com.

 

MILES NADAL JCC

 

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

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. Nov. 25, Biography: Vincent and Theo.

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 faculty of information, University of Toronto, is on display in the gallery until Dec. 15. Opening reception Nov. 26 6-8 p.m.

Chanukah at the JCC: Poolside Chanukah Party, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.; Community Chanukah Celebration, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.; 44 in 44: 44 Jewish book titles reviewed in 44 minutes by Belinda Keshen and Sharoni Sibony, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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