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Deadline reminder: April 9 is the deadline for the issue of April 19. April 16 is the deadline for the issue of April 26. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail


Saturday, April 7



TPM North meets at 9:30 a.m. at Reena, 927 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill.


Other News



Chabad of Markham holds a seder April 6, led by Rabbi Nachman and Aviva Forer. RSVP 905-886-0420, ext. 221, or

Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism holds a seder April 6, led by Barry Olshen and Sandi Horwitz. RSVP 416-385-3910 or

The City Shul holds a seder April 6, at Mideastro, led by  Rabbi Elyse Goldstein. Reserve in advance, 416-477-2427.

Chabad of Danforth-Beaches holds a seder April 6 led by Rabbi Sholom and Devora Lezell. RSVP 416-809-1365 or visit

Danforth Jewish Circle seder, April 10. RSVP

United Jewish People’s Order sponsors a third seder with musicians David Wall, Marilyn Lerner and the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, April 15. Reserve in advance, 416-789-5502 or



Jewish War Veterans of Canada Toronto post holds its general meeting April 15, Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St. Breakfast 9 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. MP Mark Adler is the guest speaker.


Yehudit Shier Weisberg discusses “Never Again?: The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel,” April 15, 9:15 a.m. at Beth David Synagogue. 416-633-5500.



Temple Emanu-El’s spring lecture series begins April 16, with Adam Chapnick discussing Canadian foreign policy. To register, 416-449-3880.



Beth Emeth Synagogue’s theatre group is offering transportation and tickets to summer theatre. First show is The Matchmaker at Stratford, May 23. Deadline for reservation April 16. Call 416-633-3838.


Yehudit Shier Weisberg teaches a nine-week class on Prayer: A Gift for Our Lives, starting April 18 at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Call 416-789-7400.



Spaces still available on the Tikkun Guatemala tour, teaching the Jewish community, building a school, April 20-29. 416-537-9459.



Chabad of Markham’s Torah Tots offers a drumming class for children aged 6-24 months, starting April 20, 9:15 a.m. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 227.



Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism holds a ceremony honouring Jewish Holocaust refugees in the Soviet Union, April 19, 7 p.m. at 18 Wynford Dr.



Temple Sinai is studying Norman Cohen’s book, Hineni in Our Lives: Learning How To Respond to Others, Saturdays starting April 14, 8:45 a.m. 416-487-3281.



Cantor Katie Oringel with    composer Ben Steinberg and Harvey Atkin weaves a multimedia experience of art, music and narrative on the life of Marc Chagall, Temple Sinai, April 15, 4 p.m. 416-487-3281.



TanenbaumCHAT Kimel presents a Yom Hashoah program at Shaar Shalom Synagogue, April 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 905-787-8772.



Anyone who taught or attended Harbord Collegiate Institute is invited to a reunion April 26-27.



HOPE (Helping Other Parents Everywhere) is a support group for parents of acting-out youth. The group meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave. W. Call Bernice, 905-737-3403.



The centre is open for daily tours. Register now for pre-school and daycare. Call 905-303-1821.


All programs require pre-registration and are open to all members of the community. To register, call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or All classes at Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst. St., unless otherwise noted.

Parenting the Child with ADHD: A 4-week session for parents. Starts April 3, 7 p.m. Call for pre-group assessment.

Younger Widow/Widower Bereavement Group: A 6-session discussion series for people 60 and younger. Starts April 10, 7:30 p.m.

Widows/Widowers 65+ : A 6-session group for people over 65 who have recently lost a spouse. Starts April 18, 1 p.m.

Mind, Body Connection for Women: An 8-session group for women who want to learn mindfulness and meditation. Topics include stress and anxiety reduction, enhancing your self-esteem. Starts April 25, 3 p.m. at 35 Madison Ave.

One Family, Two Homes: A 6-session series for families experiencing separation and divorce. Children and parents participate in separate groups. Starts April 25, 6:30 p.m.

The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group for women to learn how to express their anger in an assertive, non-aggressive way. Starts April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple: A 6-session marriage preparation group for couples, offered with the Rabbinical Assembly of Ontario. Starts April 26, 7:30 p.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue.



Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups to bereaved parents. Call Beth Feffer at JF & CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or


Seniors Social Club presents singer Sari Featherstone, April 15, 7 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. RSVP Sandy, 416-736-8073 or 416-458-1440.

Association of Jewish Seniors. Tammy, 416-635-2900, ext. 458. April 19, General meeting, program to commemorate the Shoah, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. Refreshments 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m.

Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, April 18.  Dance with live music, April 22. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

Circle of Care is sponsoring Let’s Talk, an education group on topics such as home safety, mental and physical well-being and legal and financial planning. The 6-session group begins April 17. Call 416-635-2860.

National Council of Jewish Women, Aviva branch, is looking for women over 70 for their group. Call 416-633-5100.

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

New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food, card games, casino trips. 416-256-1892.

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

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue welcomes new players for mah-jong and Rummikub Monday and Wednesday afternoons. 416-633-3838.

The bridge club at Forest Hill library has reopened and is looking for new members. Call Lea (evenings), 416-487-7630.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. April 5, Sarah Dunford discusses diabetes education, 1:30 p.m. April 10, Diana Mingail discusses “Lost Tribes Around the World,” 10 a.m. April 12, Miriam Diamond discusses “The Relationship Between Us and the Environment,” 1:30 p.m. April 12, laughter yoga, 1:30 p.m.

Seniors Gentle Fitness Club offers Tai Chi Chih classes, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., and Feldenkrais, Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Edithvale Community Centre. 416-665-9050.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Psychiatrist Lesley Wiesenfeld talks about “Positive Aging and Adaptation: Challenges, Opportunities and Transitions,” April 19, 1:30 p.m.

Active 55 Plus Fitness Training, Miles Nadal JCC, Colin Blayney 416-924-6211, ext. 526. Golf conditioning starts April 12, 6:30 p.m. Functional mobility starts April 16, 6:30 p.m.  

Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881,

 Tickets for spring/summer theatre trips are on sale now.

The spring/summer program guide is available now, ext. 4235.

Save the date for community bingo, April 7; computer animation classes, April 17; Shalom Sesame Pesach, April 4.

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,

The winning entry in the 2011 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition, Haunted by Daniel Karasik, will be performed April 10, 8 p.m. Ext. 606.

Mimouna will be celebrated with henna, cooking and belly dancing workshops, Middle Eastern music and food, April 15, 7 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door, ext. 0.

Film critic Adam Nayman analyzes Stanley Kubrick’s films in an 8-lecture program,  Mondays 7 p.m. starting April 16. Ext. 0.

Classes in Hebrew literacy and conversation start the week of April 16. Ext. 154.

Felix Opatowski, author of  Gatehouse to Hell, shares his experiences in Auschwitz, April 22, 11 a.m.

Tickets on sale now for Stars on Spadina Gala with Theresa Tova, Moshe Hammer, Hilario Duran and more, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Reading Jewish, a class with Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, starts April 30, 8 p.m.

How Beautiful We All Were, a photo exhibit of 16 Canadian poets, is at the gallery until April 30.

The Michael Bernstein Chapel holds services Thursday at 7:15 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. followed by a breakfast. Call Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200.

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