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Deadline reminder: Feb. 13 is the deadline for the issue of Feb. 23. Feb. 17 is the deadline  for the issue of March 1. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; e-mail, or fax 416-391-0829.


Thursday, Feb. 9



Rabbi Micah Streiffer presents a 3-part series on “The God Who Isn’t: Radical Jewish Views of God,” starting tonight, 7:30 p.m., Temple Kol Ami.



William Kolbrener discusses “Repetition and Creative Memory in Freud and the Rabbis,” 4 p.m., Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave. Presented by the Centre for Jewish Studies, U of T, 416-978-1624.


Friday, Feb. 10



Temple Kol Ami holds a family service for school-aged kids and their families, 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 11



B’nai Shalom Congregation of Halton-Peel, a Conservative, egalitarian congregation, meets at 10 a.m. in Oakville. 905-901-9889 or



Shaar Shalom Synagogue holds a Shabbat service for families with young children, 10:30 a.m.


Rabbi Lawrence Troster speaks Shabbat morning at Beth Tzedec Congregation on “What Is Jewish Environmentalism?”



Ballroom dance classes at Beth Radom Synagogue, tonight and March 10, 8 p.m. 416-636-3451.



Alan Cooper teaches Torah class at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 9:45 a.m.


Sunday, Feb. 12



Kalman Weiser discusses “Rise of Western Nationalism and the Jewish Response,” Congregation Darchei Noam, 7:30 p.m. members $5, non-members $10.



Shaar Shalom Singles(ages 45 and up) host a dance to the music of DJ Dave Jones, 7:30 p.m. Call  David 416-224-9494.



Sharon Power discusses “Great Women Stars of the American Yiddish Stage,” Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 2 p.m. RSVP Sandy, 416-458-1440 or 416-736-8073, or



Camp Ramah holds an open house, 2 p.m., at the First Narayever Congregation, 187 Brunswick Ave. RSVP Michelle, or 416-789-2193.


Ora Shore Ziring will discuss  “Comparing and Contrasting Mitzvot Between Man and Man: Man and God,” 9:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. 416-633-5770 or 416-877-2050.



Beth Tikvah Synagogue presents a children’s concert for Tu b’Shvat, 10:30 a.m. at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets $15 adults/$10 children in advance. Call 905-787-8811.



Shaarei Tefillah Congregation holds a Tu b’Shvat Plantapalooza, 10 a.m., 3600 Bathurst St. 416-787-1631.


Mind reader Mysterion performs at a teen program at the Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation, 7 p.m. Rich Winkler, 905-886-3810, ext.135.


Tuesday, Feb. 14



Young emissaries Maor Cohen and Amarel Gofer present an update and video of Israel, Beth David Synagogue, 8 p.m.



Chabad of Markham offers a 6-week marriage course for engaged couples, taught by Rabbi Avraham and Goldie Plotkin, starting tonight, 83 Green Lane, Thornhill. 905-886-0420.



The film Nora’s Will will be shown at Beth Tikvah Synagogue at 2 p.m. as part of its Tuesdays with Larry movie series.



The film Bee Season will be shown at Temple Har Zion, Bring your lunch at noon, program begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 905-889-2252.



Jews For Judaism presents a  counter-missionary seminar, 8 p.m., Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St. 416-789-0020 or


Wednesday, Feb. 15



One Family Fund Canada is holding an information night for the 2012 Cross Israel Hike, 7:30 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue. RSVP 416-489-9687, ext. 200, or



Melton Mini School offers the class “Bereshit, the First Family,” taught by Loretta Tanenbaum, 10 a.m. at Beth Emeth Synagogue. To register, 416-789-7400.


 Other News



DANI (Developing and Nurturing Independence) hosts a gala dinner featuring musicians Baruch Levine and Ethan Bortnick, March 18, Terrace Banquet Centre. Sponsorships available. Visit, call 905-731-6606.


If you ever attended or taught at Harbord Collegiate Institute, you’re invited to its 120th birthday party, April 26-27. To register,



Registration now open for Torah Tots, September 2012, at Chabad of Markham, 83 Green Lane, Thornhill. Call Goldie 905-886-0420, ext. 227. Early-bird discount for kindercamp registration, until March 1. Visit, call 905-886-0420, ext. 221.


Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or All programs require pre-registration. All programs are held at the Lipa Green Centre, unless otherwise noted.

Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple: A 5-session marriage preparation course, starting Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation.

Dating in Midlife: A workshop for men and women over 40 who have been single for more than 2 years. Feb. 15.

You’re About to Separate, What to Tell The Kids: A workshop for parents, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

High-Conflict Divorce: A workshop for parents, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.



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

For Seniors

Seniors Social Club meets once a month at Earl Bales Community Centre. Warren Green discusses “Jews as Capitalists, Merchant Princes and Pirates,” Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Call  Sandy, 416-736-8073, 416-458-1440.

Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, March 25. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m. first class free; Wednesdays, duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

National Council of Jewish Women, Aviva branch, is looking for women over 70 for their group, which meets mid-day every other Tuesday. 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, casino trips.  Romi and ulti card players welcome. 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.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. Feb. 9, Judy Weiss discusses “Living Beyond Past Experiences,” 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14, lecture on “A History of the Junction Shul,” 10 a.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Feb. 9, Jordan Klapman gives a musical presentation on “Tin Pan Alley’s Greatest Music Publishers and Their Hits,” 1:30 p.m.  Feb. 16, psychologist N. Khatree talks about factors affecting mood as we age and strategies to change patterns of thinking, 1:30 p.m.

Active 55 Plus Speakers Series, Feb. 23, Two wellness experts discuss “Stress and its Effects on the Body,” 6:30 p.m. Ext. 526.

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

The movie The Impossible Spy will be shown Feb. 13. Refreshments 12:45, film starts at 1 p.m.

Drop-in duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30 p.m.

Current events discussion, Thursdays 12:45 p.m.

Shalom Singers Choir needs members. Rehearsals, Thursdays 10 a.m.

Spaces available for Tic Tac Two program for September 2012. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4351.

The senior social art group is looking for a volunteer to assist  participants, Mondays, 2-4 p.m. Call Janet, ext. 4259.

Spaces are still available in preschool Shabbat, music and sports programs. Call ext. 0.

Register now for Centre Camp, locations in Toronto and Vaughan,

Fun Family Day activities free at the JCC, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,

Kevin Courrier discusses “Movies in the Reagan Era,” Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Call ext. 606.

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner  teaches a course on “Icons of Spanish Jewry,” Thursdays 8 p.m., starting Feb. 9. Ext. 154.

Rabbi Rena Arshinoff discusses “Forgotten Mourners: Jewish Responses to Bereaved Children,” Feb. 12, 11 a.m. Ext. 154

A Kid for Two Farthings is being screened on Feb. 19 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Free for children with adult admission. Ext. 606

Tickets on sale now for pianist Yitzhak Yedid, March 1; Lenka Lichtenberg and Roula Said, March 5. Call ext. 0.

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