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Deadline reminder: Aug. 20 is the deadline for the issue of Aug. 30. Aug. 27 is the deadline for the issue of Sept. 6. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Aug. 16

 

FRUMBA

Try Frumba, a cardio dance class for women set to Jewish, Israeli music, 7:15, Pride of Israel Synagogue, 55 Lissom Cres. Call 416-226-0111 for tickets.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

 

ORILLIA COUNTRY SHUL

Orillia Country Shul, 151 Creighton St. S., Atherly, near Orillia, resumes its summer services at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18, Rabbi Micah Streiffer. Aug. 25, Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld. All are welcome. 705-327-7069.

 

JEWS OF MAURITIUS

Henry Wellisch discusses his personal exodus after the Holocaust to Mauritius, Shaarei Beth El Synagogue, 186 Morrison Rd., Oakville, 416-573-9440. Services begin at 10:30 a.m.

 

PARSHAH AND PEIROT

Rabbi Jennifer Gorman discusses the Torah portion at 9:45 a.m. After Shabbat morning services, Rabbi Sean Gorman discusses “Dressing for Shul.” Pride of Israel Synagogue. 416-226-0111.

 

BETH TIKVAH TORAH

Michael Bernstein discusses the Torah portion, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 9:45 a.m., 3080 Bayview Ave.

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

 

YIDDISH POET

Simcha Simchovitch shows a DVD of his recent trip to Poland, where he received an award for his Yiddish poetry, The Lodzer Synagogue, 12 Heaton St. Minyan at 9 a.m., brunch at 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. $5. 416-636-6665.

PJ LIBRARY STORY TIME

PJ Library holds a story-time event, 10 a.m. at Wood Valley Park, 2 Marc Santi Blvd., Vaughan. A tour of the Kavanah garden follows the story. Another story time will be held Aug. 26. In case of rain, the story time will move into the Schwartz/Reisman Centre. Free but registration required at the following website: www.pjlibrary905.ca.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21

 

UJA CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

Oscar winner Jon Voight is the guest speaker at UJA Campaign’s 2013 launch, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 7:30 p.m. $45. 416-631-5705 or www.ujaevents.com/registration/voight.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

The Casablanca Orchestra  performs tonight at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, in Earl Bales Park, 7 p.m. Aug. 28, Shul of Rock performs. In case of rain, the performance moves to the Earl Bales Community Centre.

 

Other News

 

SHOFAR WORKSHOP

Rabbi Michal Shekel presents a workshop on the shofar, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.,with a brunch following, Or Hadash Synagogue, 451 Botsford St., Newmarket. 905-898-2220.

 

BAYT YOUTH FAIR

Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation is holding a youth fair to highlight its own youth programming and businesses catering to youth, Sept. 9. For both applications, contact Rich Winkler, 905-886-3810, ext. 135 or www.bayt.ca.

 

THE CUTTING VEG

The Cutting Veg, a community-supported agriculture program, delivers organic produce to Toronto-area synagogues throughout the summer and fall. For more information, visit www.thecuttingveg.com/CSA or call 647-388-7444.

 

THE SHIRA SINGERS

The Shira Singers, who perform for seniors in the GTA, are looking for new choir members. Call Yair, 905-886-1755.

 

THEATRE TOURS

Beth Emeth Theatre Tours is going to Stratford Sept. 12 to see  42nd Street. Bus and matinée, $100. Call Tema Wasserman, 905-770-0355.

 

KAVANAH GARDEN RETREAT

An all-day workshop featuring yoga, meditation, drumming, Pilates, movement and drama will be held Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 18 Lebovic Campus Dr., Vaughan. $100 (financial assistance available). To register: http://tolifetolife.eventbrite.co. For more info, send an email to: drjuliasegal@gmail.com.

 

MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB

Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America for Jewish outdoor enthusiasts is holding a Labour Day retreat in Colorado, Aug. 30-Sept. 3. For more info, visit www.mosaicoutdoor.org or call 1-888-MOSAICS (667-2427) to register.

 

JUMPSTART HEBREW

JumpStart Hebrew is a program for children entering JK to Grade 2, Aug. 27-31 at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Children will be introduced to Hebrew through art, music and play. Email Karen Goodis, karen@bethsholom.net or www.bethsholom.net.

 

MELTON MINI SCHOOL

Melton Adult Mini School offers core courses Wednesday evenings: Dramas of Jewish Living (history) and Ethics of Jewish Living. Text-based and interactive, the curriculum is developed by Hebrew University. Call 416-789-7400 or  www.melton-toronto.org.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Torah Tots at Chabad Lubavitch of Markham is open for fall registration.905-886-0420, ext. 227.

Temple Sinai Nursery School is holding an open house Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m., with bouncy castle, pizza dinner and games. RSVP 416-487-3291 or www.templesinai.net/study/nursery.

 

HIGH HOLIDAY TICKETS

High Holiday tickets for services at Shaar Shalom Synagogue are now available to the public. Call 905-889-4975.

Chabad of Markham is offering tickets for non-members. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 221.

BEREAVED PARENTS

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. Call Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or bfeffer@jfandcs.com.

SENIORS

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. The clubhouse is closed for renovations; all activities in the Earl Bales Community Centre. Hairdresser/barber,  Aug. 16, 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m. first class free.; Wednesdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

Earl Bales Seniors Woodworkers has state-of-the-art equipment and is open to seniors interested in woodworking and crafts. Call Morty, 416-783-6078; 416-630-6487.

The Bridge Club at Forest Hill Library is seeking new members. Call Lea (evenings), 416-487-7630.

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 Marcia, 416-932-1229.

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

Active Seniors & Boomers, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Sept. 6, Iain Scott discusses the Metropolitan Opera,  1:30 p.m.

Active 55 Plus Fitness 416-924-6211, ext. 526, Colin Blayney. Join Josh Matlow Sept. 5 at 8 a.m. for the launch of a month of free events: walking tours, fitness classes and speakers.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. Aug. 21, Warren Green discusses “Jewish Survival By Way of the World’s Second-Oldest Profession,” 10 a.m.; Aug. 23, Judi Weiss discusses “Fighting Age-Related Stereotypes,”  1:30 p.m.

The Sunday Nighters, a social group for seniors begins Sept. 9. Couples and singles welcome. Call Al Federman, 416-635-0563 or Hanita Chencinski, 416-922-1400.

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

Kevin Courrier teaches a course on “Love and Hisses: Debating the Movies,” Aug. 22, 29.

Iain Scott discusses opera.  Aug. 22 Joan Sutherland, 1 p.m.

Drop-in duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30-3:30 p.m. Current events discussion, Thursdays, 12:45 p.m.

The movie Arranged  will be shown Aug. 20, 1 p.m.

Treasures in Jewish literature, books are available for loan for the next series. First review Sept. 11.

A new club is being formed for people over 55, featuring outings, exercise and speakers. First meeting Aug. 21, 1:30 p.m. Call Bernice, 416-633-7034, or Terrie, 905-709-1090.

The best of Hebrew University’s thinkers, keynote speaker  Elie Podeh discusses “The Arab Revolutions: Between Spring and Winter,” Sept. 6. www.registerhebrewu.com.

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

 The adult daytime choir runs all summer, Tuesdays 1 p.m. No experience needed.  gillians@mnjcc.org.

Kids Who Can, photos by 13 photographers from Easter Seals summer camps is at the gallery until Sept. 9.

Miles Nadal JCC holds an open house Sept. 5, 12-8 p.m. Free fitness demos, activities for kids and tours.

Ongoing group and private swim lessons, ext. 530; aquatics@mnjcc.org.

Personal training for youth and adults, ext. 506; jasone@mnjcc.org.

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

9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. 905-303-1821. www.srcentre.ca.

NCSY hosts Shabbat parties, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m. with songs and crafts for all.

The daycare is still accepting registrations.

Save the date: Sept. 9, the best of Hebrew University’s thinkers speak at the centre. www.registerhebrewu.com.

Open house, Sept. 10-12.

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