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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 whatsnewcjn@gmail.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:  yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.



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



Experience the new City Shul’s services, 9 a.m., Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord St. RSVP 647-799-3557 or gottabe@cityshul.com.



Camp Shomria-Hashomer Hatzair holds a bingo fundraiser, 6 p.m., 4700 Bathurst St. 416-736-1339 or e-mail to: mail@campshomria.ca.


 Sunday, May 6



Ballroom dance classes will be held at Beth Radom Synagogue, 18 Reiner Rd., tonight and June 24, 7:30 p.m. 416-636-3451.



Mel and Deana Fishman discuss “Our Shtetl Trip to Poland,” 7:30 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue. 905-889-4975.



Dr. Brian Goldman discusses “Fixing the Health Care System,” 7 p.m., The Lodzer Synagogue, 12 Heaton St. 416-636-6665.



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 roby@oraynu.org.



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 education@templesinai.net.



Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro holds a soccerathon, 5-8 p.m. at Astra SportsPlex, 839 Rutherford Rd. Call 289-597-0500 or gilad.epstein@lorexcorp.com or cfobis@rogers.com.



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, 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.



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.



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.



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 mekorottorahstudy@gmail.com.



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 helen@bethtikvahtoronto.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



Temple Kol Ami presents a workshop on “Cyber Safety and Your Child,” 5:30 p.m., RSVP narnold@yorku.ca by May 7.


Thursday, May 10



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 barbarabarnett@templeharzion.com.



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 dhandlar@yorku.ca.


Other News



Temple Sinai Seniors Club is seeing Ragtime on July 3. Deadline for reservations is May 9. 416-487-3281.



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.


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 bfeffer@jfandcs.com.


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. gillians@mnjcc.org.

Spark: Igniting with Photography, a collection of portraits by youth in the Jane-Finch community is in the Al Green Gallery until May 29.

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