Week of November 21
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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 21
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.
Cantor Alex Stein performs cantorial masterpieces, 7:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Congregation. $18. 416-635-5340
Saturday, Nov. 23
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
Teenage volunteers are needed for a teen-senior Chanukah party, Dec. 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com
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.
Adath Israel Synagogue shows the film Exodus Decoded with filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. $20. RSVP 416-635-5340.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Courrier discusses the films of Robert Altman Mondays, 7 p.m. Nov. 25, Biography: Vincent and Theo.
MNJCC Fitness Programs: Email email@example.com 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.