What's New: Week of August 23
Deadline reminder: Aug. 27 is the deadline for the issue of Sept. 6. Aug. 31 is the deadline for the issue of Sept. 13. Please note holiday deadline. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Aug. 25
ORILLIA COUNTRY SHUL
Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld is the guest at the Orillia Country Shul, 151 Creighton St. S., Atherly, near Orillia. Services at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. 705-327-7069.
BETH TIKVAH TORAH CLASS
Irv Sherman discusses the Torah portion, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 9:45 a.m., 3080 Bayview Ave.
Sunday, Aug. 26
KAVANAH GARDEN RETREAT
A workshop featuring yoga, meditation, drumming, Pilates, movement and drama will be held 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.com. For more info, send an email to: email@example.com.
PJ LIBRARY STORY TIME
PJ Library holds a story-time event, 10 a.m. at Wood Valley Park, 2 Marc Santi Blvd., Vaughan. 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.
Rabbi Michal Shekel presents a workshop on the shofar, 11 a.m., with a brunch following, Or Hadash Synagogue, Newmarket’s liberal Jewish community, 451 Botsford St., Newmarket. 905-898-2220.
Monday, Aug. 27
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bethsholom.net.
Tuesday, Aug. 28
TRIBUTE TO ROSENFARB
A tribute to Yiddish novelist Chava Rosenfarb featuring Theresa Tova will be presented at Beth Emeth Synagogue, 7:30 p.m. www.yiddishvinkl.com.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Shul of Rock performs dynamic Jewish music at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, in Earl Bales Park, 7 p.m. In case of rain, the performance moves to the Earl Bales Community Centre.
Wednesday, Aug. 29
DATING AFTER 50
Author Elaine Ruth Mitchell discusses dating for people over 50, Barbara Frum Library, 2 p.m.
BAYT YOUTH FAIR
Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation holds a youth fair, Sept. 9. For booth applications, contact Rich Winkler, 905-886-3810, ext. 135, or www.bayt.ca.
THE CUTTING VEG
The Cutting Veg delivers organic produce to Toronto-area synagogues. www.thecuttingveg.com/CSA; call 647-388-7444.
THE SHIRA SINGERS
The Shira Singers seek new members. Yair, 905-886-1755.
Tramway Lider – Streetcar Songs, Yiddish poems by Shimon Nepom, set to music by Charles Heller, Sept. 6, noon at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. $18 (includes lunch). To RSVP, send an email to: email@example.com.
FRIENDS OF YIDDISH
Friends of Yiddish hold their annual breakfast Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Cookbook author Norene Gilletz discusses “Sharing Food Memories.” RSVP by Sept. 3 to Sandy, 416-736-8073, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle of Care needs drivers for kosher meals-on-wheels delivery and for visitors, especially people who speak Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian or Hungarian. Lysa Springer, 416-635-2500, ext. 486.
The Kashruth Council of Canada celebrates its 60th anniversary and is compiling a commemorative journal. If you have pictures, stories or recollections of kashrut in Toronto from the early years to share, call 416-635-9550 or email@example.com.
MELTON MINI SCHOOL
Melton Adult Mini School offers continuing-education classes for students who have taken the core courses and for new students. The Haggadah: An Exploration of its Key Themes and The Supernatural and Superstition will be taught Wednesday mornings, starting Oct. 17. Call 416-789-7400.
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 are available to the public. Call 905-889-4975.
Chabad of Markham is offering tickets for non-members. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 221.
Yiddish classes will be offered at Beth David Synagogue Sunday mornings, starting Sept. 23. Call Ester Klimitz, 416-635-2883, ext. 5189; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. Call Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or email@example.com.
Association of Jewish Seniors presents Stephen Adler, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, discussing “The Current Political Climate,” Aug. 30, 9:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim. RSVP, Tammy, 416-635-2900, ext. 458.
Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. The clubhouse is temporarily closed for renovations; all activities in the Earl Bales Community Centre. Casino Rama, Sept. 19. 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.
Seniors Social Club presents Judy Weisberg discussing Israel, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. RSVP: Sandy, 416-736-8073 or 416-458-1440.
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. Opera series begins Oct. 16.
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.
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.
Circle of Care/Baycrest has some spaces at its day centre for seniors with dementia. Meals and transportation provided. Call 416-635-2860.
Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.
Kevin Courrier teaches a course on “Love and Hisses: Debating the Movies,” Aug. 29.
Drop-in duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30-3:30 p.m. Current events discussion, Thursdays, 12:45 p.m.
Treasures in Jewish literature, books are available for loan for the next series. Nick Maes reviews City of Thieves Sept. 11.
The best of Hebrew University’s thinkers – keynote speaker Elie Podeh discusses “The Arab Revolutions: Between Spring and Winter,” Sept. 6. Register at www.registerhebrewu.com.
Open house will be held Sept. 10-12.
750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211, www.mnjcc.org.
The adult daytime choir runs Tuesdays 1 p.m. No experience needed. firstname.lastname@example.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 or email: email@example.com.
Personal training for youths and adults, ext. 506; firstname.lastname@example.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 a Shabbat party 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.