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Deadline reminder: June 3 is the deadline for the issue of June 13. June 10 is the deadline for the issue of June 20. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ex. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, May 30

SYNAGOGUE MUSIC

Tara Abrams discusses Jewish music, 7:30 p.m., Temple Har Zion. 905-889-2252, ext. 5.

 

EZRA AND NEHEMIAH

Rabbi Wayne Allen discusses “Nehemiah and the Politics of Power,” 7:30 p.m., Beth David Synagogue.

 

Friday, May 31

OPEN HOUSE

Temple Har Zion holds an open house with a “meet and greet” at 7 p.m., followed by Shabbat services. 905-889-2252.

 

Saturday, June 1

LEMONADE STAND

Jake’s Collection Fund, raising money for Ewing’s sarcoma research, will hold a lemonade stand event, 102 Mountbatten Rd., Thornhill, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date, June 2.

 

JEWISH WOMEN’S PARTY

A Jewish women’s dance party for singles and couples will be held at the Uptown Loft, 2464 Yonge St. $15., 8 p.m. For more information, email jldance2013@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, June 2

REEL JEWISH EXPERIENCE

Beth Tikvah presents “The Reel Jewish Experience: Songs from Jewish Cinema” as the synagogue says goodbye to Rabbi Howard Markose, 8 p.m. For tickets, 416-221-3433.

 

BOOK LAUNCH

A book launch for The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers will be held at Beth David Synagogue, 2 p.m. The afternoon features editor Frieda Forman, Yiddish expert Gloria Brumer and singer Theresa Tova. www.kofflerarts.org or 416-638-1881, ext. 4198.

 

JEWISH CEMETERIES

The annual conference of the Jewish Cemetery Association of North America will be held in Toronto, June 2-4. To register and take part in tours, visit www.jcana.org/conference.asp or call Howard Mammon, 416-635-5595.

ISRAEL DAY FESTIVAL

Na’amat Canada and Canadian Zionist Federation  are holding an Israel Day festival, noon- 6 p.m., York Hill Park, Thornhill. Free admission.

 

JEWISH FOLK CHOIR

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir holds its 87th spring concert, 3 p.m., Temple Sinai. Soprano Kyra Folk-Farber is the guest artist and will perform music by Avrom Goldfaden and John Weinzweig. For tickets, call 905-669-5906 or visit online at raisinsandalmonds.eventbrite.ca.

 

OPEN HOUSE AND CHOIR

Habonim Youth Choir welcomes new members to its  choir. Rehearsals start June 2, 7:30 p.m., 5 Glen Park Ave. Email kimdoron@rogers.com.

The Jewish Heritage School at Congregation Habonim holds an open house, 10 a.m. to noon.

 

SHAAR SHALOM SINGLES

Andrea Garofalo performs for Shaar Shalom Singles, 7:30 p.m., 2 Simonston Blvd. $10. 905-889-4975, ext. 72.

Monday, June 3

 

CREATING AN OPERA

Iain Scott discusses “Creating an Operatic Production,” Temple Sinai, 1:30 p.m.

 

‘GREEN’ SYNAGOGUES

Beth Emeth Synagogue presents a panel discussion on “Harvesting Sustainability,” 8 p.m.

 

‘LOVE LANGUAGES’

Goldie Plotkin discusses “The Five Love Languages of Children.” For location and to RSVP, call 905-886-0420, ext. 227.

 

JEWS OF TORONTO

Bill Gladstone gives an illustrated talk based on his new book, Only Yesterday: Collected Pieces on the Jews of Toronto, 8 p.m., Beth David Synagogue.

 

Tuesday, June 4

 

CHUG HA-TANACH

Rabbi Leslie Lipson discusses a chapter from the Book of Psalms, Beth David Synagogue, 8 p.m.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN 

Dr. Lesley Wiesenfeld discusses “Adapting to the Changes Associated with Aging.” Bring your lunch at noon, program at 12:30 p.m., Temple Har Zion, $3/$6.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN II

Joey Shulman discusses “Improve the Quality of Your Food to Improve your Life,” at Beth Tikvah’s lunch and learn, 12:15 p.m. $20. RSVP 416-221-3433, ext. 352.

 

Thursday, June 6

 

EVENING OF MUSIC

Evan Malach, winner of Israel’s 2012 International Hallelujah Contest, runner-up Courtney Simmons and the Varsity Jews perform at a benefit for Na’amat, 7:30 p.m. at Bialik Hebrew Day School. For tickets, call 416-636-5425 or visit www.naamattoronto.ca.

 

OTHER NEWS

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Jewish Information Service is looking for a volunteer for the information desk at the Lipa Green Centre. Shift is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, until October and then Mondays. Call Barbara, 416-631-5843, or bbarak@ujafed.org.

Baycrest welcomes youths between the ages of 13 and 24 to join the summer volunteer program. Provide companionship and assist with creative arts, fitness, outings and administrative work. 416-785-2500, ext. 2572; www.baycrest.org/volunteer.

Reena is looking for teens and young adults to work as recreation buddy volunteers in the summer day program for children, teens and young adults. Volunteers need to commit one day a week for July and August or two days a week for one month. No experience needed. Call Mille Chadwick, 905-889-2690, ext. 2112, or send an email to: mchadwick@reena.org.

Volunteers needed to deliver kosher meals on wheels. Pick up from Baycrest or Pride of Israel Synagogue. Mileage reimbursed. Call Circle of Care, 416-373-4100.

 

RENT A SPARE ROOM

List your spare room or basement apartment with the accommodation registry at Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. Help is available for renters as well. 416-635-5600 or email jinfo@ujafed.org.

 

ART SHOW

Act to End Violence Against Women is holding an art show, June 5-16, Papermill Gallery, at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site Museum, 67 Pottery Rd. Show hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Weekends, 12-5 p.m. www.actoendvaw.org. 905-695-5372.

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Beth Emeth’s golf tournament, which supports the Out of the Cold Program and the  Kadima Educational Centre, will be held June 18 at the Mandarin Golf and Country Club. The day features kosher lunch and dinner, prizes and more. For tickets, call 416-633-3838 or www.beby.org/golf-tournament.html.

 

All programs require 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.

Dating in Midlife: A workshop for men and women over 40 who have been single for more than 2 years. June 18, 7 p.m.

High-Conflict Divorce: A workshop for parents wanting to develop strategies to deal with a high-conflict situation. Not for individuals in an abusive situation. June 19, 6:30 p.m., Lebovic JCC.

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario offers self-help groups to bereaved parents. Beth Feffer, JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or bfeffer@jfandcs.com.

FOR SENIORS

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Sheila, 416-665-3333, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.

Shaar Shalom. Play bridge Mondays, 1:30 p.m. Lessons, 12:30 p.m. 905-889-4975.

Beth Emeth. Experienced mah-jong and Rummikub players meet Mondays and Wednesdays. 416-633-3838.

Seniors Cultural Club meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell. 416-630-9444.

New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian Seniors Club. Kosher food, card games. 416-256-1892.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Dance with live music June 23, 7 p.m.; Bingo, June 12, 12:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, fitness, 10 a.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge; 12:30 p.m.

Bernard Betel Centre, 416-225-2112. June 4, Michael Klein   discusses “The World of Dreams,” 10 a.m. June 6, Jenny Zawaly discusses “Nutrition Misinformation and Fraud,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155.

June 13, Corey Keeble discusses “Architecture of Canadian Synagogues,” 1:30 p.m.

New Horizons for Seniors. A discussion group led by a social worker meets June 17, 1:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec.

Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.

Red Cross babysitting class for children 11 and older, June 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $75. Ext. 4235.

Space is still available at the Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp this summer. Ext. 4378.

Enjoy a morning of Yiddish songs, crafts and brunch for grandparents and grandchildren, June 23, 10 a.m. Ext. 4235.

Mah-jong games, Monday afternoons; Yiddish conversation, Mondays, 1:30 p.m.; Four Great Operas with Iain Scott starts June 4; Provocative Female Artists with Osnat Lippa starts June 13; Folk dance, Wednesdays 10 a.m.; Duplicate bridge, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.; Shalom Singers are looking for new members, Thursdays, 10 a.m.

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

Tickets on sale now for MNJCC 60th anniversary dance, June 13, 7:30 p.m. $36. Ext. 0

Authors Benjamin Hackman, Ronna Bloom, Jacob Scheier read excerpts from their poetry, June 1, 10 p.m.

Adam Nayman discusses “Four Controversial Directors.” June 3, Lars Von Trier, 7 p.m.

Toronto Jewish Film Society shows Laughter Through Tears, with live piano accompaniment by Jordan Klapman. Guest speaker, Kalman Weiser, June 2, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets, ext. 0.

Music at the MNJCC. Women’s Chorus, Mondays, 7:30 p.m.; Daytime choir, Tuesdays, 1 p.m.;  Klezmer Ensemble, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Jewish chanting circle, June 12, 7:30 p.m.

MNJCC Community Choir performs June 5 and June 6, 8 p.m. For tickets, ext. 0.

“Jewish Toronto Now and Then,” is the topic at the lunch and learn with Sharoni Sibony, June 18, noon.

Learn to cross-stitch Bible verses with Temma Gentles, June 20, 7 p.m.

Art by students in honour of  Jewish Music Week is in the gallery until June 2.

Adult swim lessons start June 22. Registration June 5 for members, June 12 for non-members. Ext. 530.

Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition, submission deadline July 2. www.mnjcc.org/CJPC.

Michael Bernstein Chapel holds services Thursdays at 7:15 a.m., Sundays at 8 a.m. Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200.

Lebovic Campus, 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. 905-303-1821. Call ext. 3037 to register. www.srcentre.ca.

Health Series: June 4, Dr. Rana Singh provides an introduction to naturopathic medicine, 7:30 p.m.

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