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Deadline reminder: June 11 is the deadline for the issue of June 21. June 18 is the deadline for the issue of June 28. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.


Thursday, June 7



Beit Halochem Canada, Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, presents Celebration of Life, concert, 7:30 p.m., Toronto Centre for the Arts. For tickets, 905-695-0611 or www.beithalochem.ca.



The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada hosts an art exhibition and live auction, 6:30-9:30 p.m, PI Fine Art, 1180 Caledonia Rd. Tickets, $80. 416-635-5491.



Prof. Kalman Weiser speaks about his latest book, Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland, noon at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. RSVP: yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.



Beth Tikvah Synagogue holds its annual fundraising concert marking the yahrzeit of composer and choir director Srul Irving Glick, 8 p.m. Tickets $36 at the door or call 416-221-3433.



The Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims discusses a “Weekend of Twinning” between synagogues and mosques, 7 p.m., Darchei Noam Congregation, 864 Sheppard Ave. W. For more information, contact Barbara Landau, blandau@rogers.com; Shahid Akhtar, shahidacktar1@rogers.com, 905-712-2872.


 Friday, June 8



Chabad of Markham’s women’s trip to New York is June 8-10. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 221.


Saturday, June 9



Emunah Women of Toronto host a city-wide seudah shlishit program. With Rifka Sonenberg at the BAYT 5:30 p.m.; Ayelet Marciano at B’nai Torah 6:15 p.m.; Miryam Spiegel at Shaarei Shomayim 6 p.m.; Ahava Spillman at Shaarei Tefillah 5:30 p.m.; Sarah Gutenberg at Yeshivat Or Chaim 6:15 p.m. Pre-registration required: 416-636-0036; Emunah@emunahtoronto.com.



Noah, Lauren and Jordyn  Black and friends hold a bake sale/lemonade stand for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Mosswood Park (641 Thornhill Woods Dr.).



Experience the City Shul’s  Shabbat services, 9 a.m. Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord St. 647-799-3557.



Danforth Jewish Circle celebrates Shabbat and gay pride, 10 a.m., Eastminster Auditorium, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-580-6303; www.djctoronto.com.



Shaar Shalom Synagogue holds a Shabbat service for young families, 10:45 a.m., 2 Simonston Blvd. Thornhill.



Allen Cooper leads the Torah class at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 9:45 a.m.



Community Musical Melaveh Malka, part singing and part listening, June 9, 10:30 p.m., Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Ave. W. Free admission.

Golden Age of Jewish Music with Mitch Smolkin, June 10, 11 a.m. First Narayever Congregation, 187 Brunswick Ave. Free admission.

Jewish Big Band with Bob DeAngelis and the Champagne Symphony Big Band, June 10, 7 p.m., The Rex Hotel, 194 Queen St. W., $20. www.jewishmusicweek.com.


Sunday, June 10



Koach chapter of Hadassah holds a speed-dating event for singles ages 28-40, Moxie’s Grill, 4905 Yonge St., 7-10 p.m. RSVP: koachchapter@gmail.com.



Bob Rae, Liberal party interim leader, discusses “Israel, the Palestinians and the Future of Canadian Foreign Policy,” 7 p.m., First Narayever Congregation. Sponsored by JSpaceCanada. Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance at http://bobraejspacecanada.eventbrite.com.



Celebrate the beginning of the growing season at the Kavanah garden, 12-4 p.m., 18 Lebovic Campus Dr. $6 person/$18 family.



Friends of Yiddish holds its closing concert with Stella Walker, David Rosen, Waylen Miki, 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Tickets $5/$15.RSVP Sandy, 416-736-8073; 416-458-1440 or yiddish18@yahoo.ca.


Monday, June 11



Gerald Ziedenberg discusses “The Jews of the Mauritius,” 7:30 p.m., Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave., Thornhill. (Re-scheduled from  June 7.)



Ben Steinberg discusses the work of composer Ernest Bloch, 1:30 p.m., Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave, 416-487-3281.



Information night with Developmental Services of Ontario, new Bridge-Transition program, DANI’S Place, 12 McAllister Rd., 7 p.m. RSVP: ssokol@dani-toronto.com.


Tuesday, June 12



The City Shul, led by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, information evening, 7:30 p.m., Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord St.  gottabe@cityshul.com; 647-799-3557.



Artist Charles Pachter on “My Life in Art,” Temple Har Zion. Bring a dairy lunch at noon, program begins at 12:30 p.m. $3/$5.



Joshua Langer discusses the prophet Malachi, Beth David Synagogue, 8 p.m.



Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Jesus Didn’t Have to Die for Our Sins,” 8 p.m., The Lodzer Congregation, 12 Heaton St.  Contact 416-789-0020 or  toronto@jewsforjudaism.


Wednesday, June 13



The Cure for Courtney holds a fundraising evening for the young woman’s cancer treatments, 7:30 p.m., The Avenue Banquets, 1600 Steeles Ave. W. Tickets $118. For tickets: www.courtney.eventbrite.com;  Carey Rosenzweig, 416-818-2600; Jennie Dale, 416-809-7976.


Thursday, June 14



Enjoy lunch and a concert with Cantor David Edwards and Paul Mathew, Beth Emeth Synagogue, noon. Advance purchase only, 416-633-3838.


Other News



New Voices for Yiddish is looking for a female performer with some knowledge of Yiddish. Call Nathan Garnick, 416-633-6755.



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 www.jfandcs.com. All classes at Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted.

Raising Your Child/Teen in an Age of Overindulgence: A workshop for parents wanting to learn more about overindulgence and the consequences, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Dating in Midlife: A workshop for men and women over 40 who have been single for two or more years, June 14, 7 p.m.

When You’re About to Separate, What to Tell the Kids: A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. June 14, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.



Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. Group is attending a fundraising performance of Lost in Yonkers, June 10. Call Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or bfeffer@jfandcs.com.



Seniors Social Club meets June 10, 7 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. David Rosenberg discusses addiction in the Jewish community. Call Sandy 416-736-8073; 416-458-1440.

Association of Jewish Seniors holds a health seminar, June 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Earl Bales Community Centre. Audiologist Marilyn Reed discusses “Come Hear What You’ve Been Missing.” RSVP Tammy, 416-635-2860, ext. 458.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, June 13. Kosher dairy lunch, June 14, $5. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays,  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 seeks 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.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. June 12, Lorne Miller  discusses “The Junction Shul,”  10 a.m.;  June 14, Riva Waldman discusses “Colour Therapy,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. June 7, Opera educator Iain Scott presents “Nabucco: Verdi’s Jewish Opera,” 1:30 p.m. $5.

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, www.prossermanjcc.com.

Cantor Benjamin Maissner discusses Israel’s popular songs, June 7, 10 a.m.

Kevin Courrier teaches a course on “The man who would be king – John Huston,” June 27- July 25, 1 p.m..

Register for bridge classes beginning June 18.

Save the date: Seniors art exhibit, June 25; Movie Monday Waltz With Bashir, June 25, 1 p.m.

Folk dance, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

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

Adam Nayman discusses the film The Shining, June 11, 7 p.m.

Tickets on sale now for MNJCC Community Choir in concert, June 6-7, 8 p.m. ext. 0.

The Annex Festival, June 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Bloor Street.

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein teaches a class on “Thinking Jewish,” June 11-25, 8 p.m. Ext. 154.

Summer Institute for Creative Adults offers adult vocal/choir camp, July 16-20. Ext. 250.

Call for submissions to the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. Deadline July 3, 2012. esthera@mnjcc.org or ext. 606.

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

Art by student winners of  Jewish Music Week Art Contest is on display in the gallery, June  1-10.

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