What's New: Week of May 3
Deadline reminder: May 7 is the deadline for the issue of May 17. May 14 is the deadline for the issue of May 24. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday, May 3
Shirley Kumove discusses her new publication, Ordinary Jews, noon at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. $18 includes buffet lunch. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOVE IN TRANSLATION
Adrienne Gold speaks about “The Torah’s Teaching on the Male/Female Divide,” to National Council of Jewish Women, 1:30 p.m, 4700 Bathurst St. RSVP 416-633-5100.
Saturday, May 5
CITY SHUL SAMPLE
Experience the new City Shul’s services, 9 a.m., Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord St. RSVP 647-799-3557 or email@example.com.
Camp Shomria-Hashomer Hatzair holds a bingo fundraiser, 6 p.m., 4700 Bathurst St. 416-736-1339 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 6
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES
Ballroom dance classes will be held at Beth Radom Synagogue, 18 Reiner Rd., tonight and June 24, 7:30 p.m. 416-636-3451.
OUR SHTETL TRIP
Mel and Deana Fishman discuss “Our Shtetl Trip to Poland,” 7:30 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue. 905-889-4975.
FIXING HEALTH CARE
Dr. Brian Goldman discusses “Fixing the Health Care System,” 7 p.m., The Lodzer Synagogue, 12 Heaton St. 416-636-6665.
ORAYNU OPEN HOUSE
Oraynu Children’s School holds an open house, 10:15 a.m., St. Andrew’s Junior High School, 131 Fenn Ave. RSVP 416-385-3910 or email@example.com.
AIDS IN AFRICA
Temple Sinai reviews the book 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, 10 a.m., 210 Wilson Ave.
The synagogue is also touring Evergreen Brick Works on Sunday. Call 416-487-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUN WITH YACHAD
Yachad Canada, an organization for Jewish youth and adults with special needs, invites everyone to join them in a 5-km. run/walk at Toronto Marathon. Call Galya, 416-638-6235.
The Pomegranate Guild celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exhibit and sale at Club Beersheba-Na’amat’s fundraiser in Richmond Hill. 416-489-3558.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
The Choice Is Yours, a documentary on the life of Viktor Frankl, will be shown at 10:45 a.m., Kehillat Shaarei Torah, 2640 Bayview Ave. RSVP 416-229-2600, ext. 3.
SECRETS OF THE SISTERHOOD
Join the Chabad Women of Markham for high tea, 3-5 p.m. Keynote speaker Goldie Plotkin and 3 rotating seminars. $45. RSVP 905-886-0420, ext. 221.
Monday, May 7
The Jewish Club for the Vision Impaired meets for an entertaining evening at the Prosserman JCC 7:30 p.m. Call Bess, 905-508-2892.
THE END OF LIBERALISM
Cliff van der Linden speaks on the topic “The Dynamics of Multiculturalism in Western Europe,” to the Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 7 p.m., 18 Wynford Dr., 416-385-3910.
SPRING LECTURE SERIES
Art historian Francis Broun discusses “The Impressionists: Daring to be Different,” 2 p.m., Temple Emanu-El. To register, 416-449-3880.
Gerald Ziedenberg discusses “Exodus: The Ship That Launched a Nation,” 7:30 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue.
Tuesday, May 8
Join Mekorot for “Sacrificing Isaac: The Akedah in the Medieval Imagination,” with Dianna Roberts Zauderer, May 8-22, 8 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. 416-877-2050 or email@example.com.
LUNCH AND LEARN
Tarek Fatah, author of The Jew Is Not My Enemy, is the guest speaker at Beth Tikvah’s lunch and learn, 12:15 p.m. By reservation only: 416-221-3433, ext. 352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi Howard Markose, Dr. Gary Levy and Ronnie Gavsie discuss organ and tissue donations, 8 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue.
Dr. J. Silverberg discusses “Diabetes:What You Need to Know,” 8 p.m., Beth David Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Rd.
Wednesday, May 9
CYBER SAFETY AND KIDS
Temple Kol Ami presents a workshop on “Cyber Safety and Your Child,” 5:30 p.m., RSVP email@example.com by May 7.
Thursday, May 10
LAUGH WITH ELON GOLD
Join Temple Har Zion for “An Evening of Laughter with Elon Gold,” 7:30 p.m., 7360 Bayview Ave. Tickets $72. Call 905-889-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET AND GREET
Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism hosts a Meet and Greet, 7 p.m. at Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. 416-854-0133 or email@example.com.
Temple Sinai Seniors Club is seeing Ragtime on July 3. Deadline for reservations is May 9. 416-487-3281.
HONOUR YOUR MOTHER
This Mother’s Day honour a special woman by donating to Act to End Violence Against Women (formerly Jewish Women International of Canada). For a $25 donation, a woman living in a shelter will receive flowers, and a card will be sent to the donor. Call 905-695-5372.
JF & CS GROUPS
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.
Life Skills for Today’s Woman: A 6-session group for women wanting to make a change in their lives. Starts May 2, 7 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.
The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group to learn how to express anger in an assertive, non-aggressive way. Starts May 2, 7:30 p.m., 35 Madison Ave.
Living With Teens: A 6-session group for parenting your adolescent without losing your cool. Starts May 3, 7:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite #313.
Effective Parenting: A 4-session group for parents of children aged 2-11. Starts May 3.
When you’re About to Separate, What to Tell the Kids: A workshop for parents, May 10, 9:30 a.m.
Understanding ADHD at Home and School: A workshop for parents and professionals May 22, 7 p.m.
High-Conflict Divorce: A workshop for parents in a high-conflict situation. Not for individuals in an abusive situation. May 24, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite #313.
Let’s Be Blunt: A forum on teen drug use, May 24, 7 p.m., William Lyon MacKenzie Collegiate, 20 Tillplain Rd.
Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. On June 10, the group is attending a fundraising performance of Lost in Yonkers, St. Lawrence Theatre for the Arts. Call Beth Feffer at JF & CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors Social Club presents Rudy and Ester, May 6, 7 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. RSVP Sandy, 416-736-8073.
Association of Jewish Seniors meets May 17, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 9:30 a.m. Natalie Mehra, director of the Ontario Health Coalition speaks. RSVP Tammy, 416-635-2900.
Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Dance with live music, May 27, 7 p.m. Casino Rama, May 16. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.
Spousal Support Group. A group for caregivers over 55 examines coping strategies and burnout. Starts May 15 at Bernard Betel Centre, call Circle of Care, 416-635-2860.
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.
Beth Tzedec Haverim. Tasting and learning in preparation for Shavuot, May 7, 1:30 p.m. 416-781-3514, ext. 232.
Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. May 8, Gerald Ziedenberg discusses “Exodus: The Ship That Launched a Nation,” 10 a.m. May 8, denture clinic, call ext. 126 for an appointment. May 10, pharmacist James Buttoo discusses immunization, 1:30 p.m.
Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Jewish genealogy, learn how to research your family history, May 3, 1:30 p.m.
The film Tony Curtis:Driven to Stardom will be shown, followed by refreshments and discussion, May 10, 12:15 p.m.
Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.
Fit For Life is led by Edna Levitt, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Jay Kelman discusses business ethics, May 10, 1:30 p.m.
Girls Day In, featuring acupuncture, massage, nutrition advice is May 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The film Munich will be shown May 14, 12:45 p.m; Book review of Great House, May 15, 1:30 p.m.
Iain Scott teaches a course on Mozart’s opera, starting May 23, 7 p.m. Kevin Courrier teaches a course on gangster films, starting May 23, 1 p.m.
750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211, www.mnjcc.org.
Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner discusses Jewish teachings from the Talmud on exotic subjects, Thursdays 8 p.m, starting May 3. Ext. 154.
Jewish and Muslim scholars discuss Eve, the first woman. May 6, 2 p.m. University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre. www.multifaith.utoronto.ca.
Film critic Adam Nayman discusses the films of Stanley Kubrick. May 7, Lolita/Dr. Strangelove 7 p.m. Ext. 606.
Dan Mendlesohn Aviv launches his book End of the Jews:Radical Breaks, Remakes and What Comes Next, at a panel discussion on “The Next Jew: Where Do We Go From Here,” May 10, 7 p.m.
Leil Tikkun Shavuot, all-night Torah study and more, May 26, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Ext. 154.
Summer Institute for Creative Adults offers classes for adult singers, July 16-20. Ext. 250.
Adult daytime choir meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m. No experience needed. email@example.com.
Spark: Igniting with Photography, a collection of portraits by youth in the Jane-Finch community is in the Al Green Gallery until May 29.