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Deadline reminder: July 16 is the deadline for the issue of July 26. There is no issue July 19. July 23 is the deadline for the issue of Aug. 2. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or email


Thursday, July 12




Chris McKhool performs for children, Earl Bales Park. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m.; performance starts at 7 p.m. Free.


Saturday, July 14



Orillia Country Shul, 151 Creighton St. S., Atherly, near Orillia, resumes its summer services at 10:30 a.m. July 14 Rabbi Ilyse Glickman; July 21 Rabbi Jarrod Glover; July 28 Rabbi Nir Barkin. All are welcome. 705-327-7069.


Sunday, July 15



The Kavanah Garden celebrates summer, noon-4 p.m., 18 Lebovic Campus Dr.


Tuesday, July 17



The North York Concert Band  performs tonight at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, in Earl Bales Park, 7 p.m. July 24, Danny’s 11, a jazz/swing band with 2 vocalists performs. In case of rain, the performance moves to the Earl Bales Community Centre.


Gerald Ziedenberg discusses Jewish icons of the 20th century.  July 17, Hank Greenberg; July 24, Hannah Senesh. Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, July 21



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


Wednesday, July 25



Na’amat Canada Toronto members and volunteers are packing backpacks with school supplies 12-4 p.m. at the Borochov Cultural Centre. Children over age 5 can help pack from 5-7 p.m. Volunteers must pre-register at 416-636-5425.


Thursday, July 26



Dufflebag Theatre presents Robin Hood  for children at Earl Bales Park. Children’s activities begin at 5:30; performance starts at 7 p.m. In case of rain, performances take place in Earl Bales Community Centre. Free


Other News



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



The Shira Singers are looking for new choir members as they sing for seniors in the GTA. Call Yair 905-886-1755.



The Temple Sinai Social Club is going to see The Merry Wives of Windsor, Theatre By The Bay, Barrie, Aug. 15. Bus and matinee, $55. Reserve with Marcie 416-487-3281.



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: For more information, email



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



Torah in Motion presents “Journeys through Jewish History” with Marc Shapiro, Italy July 9-19; Central Europe Aug. 2-12. 416-633-5770.



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. E-mail Karen Goodis, or



Registration for Torah Tots, September 2012, at Chabad Lubavitch of Markham is now open. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 227.



List your basement apartment or extra room free with UJA Federation’s Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. If you’re looking for a place to live, JIST can assist you as well. Visit JIST in the Lipa Green Centre, 416-635-5600 or e-mail:



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


Falls Prevention Program will be held at Baycrest, starting July 30. The 8-week session provides exercise and education for older adults living in the community who have experienced one or more falls or have a fear of falling. OHIP covered. Call 416-785-2488.

Caring for the Caregiver, a free support group for caregivers feeling burned out caring for loved ones with dementia and other illnesses meets July 25, L’chaim Retirement Home, 718 Sheppard Ave. W., 7 p.m. 416-398-7898.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. The Seniors Club will be closed until July 31 for construction. All activities will take place temporarily in the community centre in Earl Bales Park. Casino Niagara July 18; Casino Rama Aug. 15. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; 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, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. July 26, Historical guided walk through early Jewish Toronto neighbourhoods, 1:30 p.m.  $12. Pre-register at ext. 0.

Active 55 Plus Fitness 416-924-6211, ext. 526, Colin Blayney. Ongoing yoga, dance fitness and aquafitness classes.

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

Beginner and intermediate Mah Jongg classes start July 25, 1-3 p.m., drop-in duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30- 3:30 p.m.

Tickets still available for the Grand River lunch and show cruise, Aug. 8.

 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,

Keith Friedlander teaches a course on “People of the Comic Book: Jews and the Graphic Novel,” July 19- Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. July 19, “History of Jewish Contributions to Comics”, July 26, “Will Eisner’s Contract with God.”

Curtains is presented by No Strings Theatre and Al Green Theatre, July 26-29, ext.0

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

A summer evening choir is being offered, Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Open to all, no auditions.

Aging Is Living: Myth-breaking Stories from Long-Term Care, photography and words by Irene Borins Ash, is on display in the gallery till July 22.

Kids Who Can, photos by 13 photographers from Easter Seals summer camps is at the gallery from July 25-Sept. 9.

The Gallery is calling for submissions for fall exhibits (flat media only). Deadline is Aug. 1. Guidelines at or ext. 250.

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.

Free Sunday programs all summer, ext. 3047. Register now for programs. Call Monique for family and children’s programs, ext. 3047; Staci for adults/ seniors, ext. 3037; Tonya for fitness and health, ext. 3016; Naama for daycare and preschool, ext. 3018, Alex for JCC Chai Sports ext. 4465. The outdoor pool is now open. For swimming lessons, call Yuri, ext. 3034.


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