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Deadline reminder: Nov. 12 is the deadline for the issue of Nov. 22. Nov. 19 is the deadline for the issue of Nov. 29. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or send an email to: whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Nov. 8

 

MENTAL HEALTH CARE

Dr. Cliff Posel discusses “Mental Health Care: Consent, Capacity and Involuntary Commitment,” 7:30 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation.

 

BURN THE BOOKS

Rabbi Sean Gorman discusses rabbinic disputes in medieval commentaries. Weekly, 7:30 p.m., Pride of Israel Synagogue. 416-226-0111, ext. 10.

Saturday, Nov. 10

 

HONOURING VETERANS

Temple Kol Ami honours veterans at its Shabbat morning service, 10:30 a.m. RSVP rabbistreiffer@kolami.ca.

Beth Tikvah Synagogue honours all Canadian, Russian and Israeli veterans at services, 9 a.m. Call George Stern, 416-223-7481.

 

B’NAI SHALOM 

B’nai Shalom Congregation of Halton-Peel meets at 10 a.m. in Oakville. Call 905-901-9889; www.bnaishalom.ca.

 

RABBIS’ CHANGING ROLES

Rabbi Dow Marmur, Rabbi Howard Morrison, Rabbi Steven Saltzman and Rabbi Yossi Sapirman discuss “The Changing Role of the Rabbi,”with entertainment by The Cantors 5, Adath Israel Synagogue, 8 p.m. 416-635-5354.

 

Sunday, Nov.11

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Jewish War Veterans of Canada, Toronto post, holds a Remembrance Day service, 11 a.m., Sherman Campus, 4600 Bathurst St. In case of rain, in the Lipa Green Centre. Reception to follow, 416-636-1880, ext. 5181.

 

HOLOCAUST TESTIMONY

Budapest Ghetto survivor Alexander Eisen discusses his experiences in Nazi Europe and Israel, Temple Kol Ami, 6 p.m.

 

LADIES’ EVENT

Allison Josephs, from Jew in the City, is the guest speaker at Westmount Shul’s ladies event. $36, prepayment required.  shareen@westmountshul.com.

 

Monday, Nov. 12

 

FRIENDS OF TEL AVIV U

Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University host a reception for president Joseph Klafter, 7 p.m., The Uptown Loft, 2464 Yonge St. RSVP louise@cftau; 416-787-9930.

 

MITZVAH KNITTERS

Mitzvah knitters at Shaar Shalom Synagogue welcome anyone interested in knitting and crocheting for non-profit organizations. 905-889-4975.

 

FALL LECTURE SERIES

Temple Emanu-El’s fall lecture series continues at 2 p.m. Nelson Wiseman discusses Canadian multiculturalism. Call 416-449-3880.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

BEIT ISSIE SHAPIRO

Bill Tatham and David Ossip discuss “Punching Beyond Our Weight,” at the Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m., Churchill Park Condominiums, 336 Spadina Rd. email cfobis@rogers.com or 289-597-0500.

 

MUSIC OF TCHAIKOVSKY

Rick Phillips discusses the music of Tchaikovsky, Temple Har Zion. Bring your lunch at noon, program at 12:30 p.m.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN

Norm Gardner discusses “A History of Jews in the Military,” Beth Tikvah Synagogue. $20.  RSVP 416-221-3433, ext. 352.

 

CHABAD MARKHAM GALA

Chabad of Markham holds a gala dinner to support building expansion. Info at 905-886-0420, ext. 221, or www.chabadmarkham.org.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

JUDAISM YOUR WAY

Rachael Turkienicz teaches “Doing Judaism Your Way: Explaining, Understanding and Choosing,” at Rachael’s Centre,  Nov. 14- Dec. 19. 416-630-6488 or www.learningwithrachael.com.

 

ISRAEL NATURALLY

Learn about a nature tour of Israel with City Shul, 8 p.m. RSVP israel.naturally2013@gmail.com.

 

JEWS FOR JUDAISM

Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Why Jesus Didn’t Have to Die For Our Sins,” 8 p.m., Zichron Israel Congregation of Associated Hebrew Schools. Call 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca.

 

BIBLICAL CHARACTERS

Hana Werner discusses “The Multi-faceted Sarah,” 1:30 p.m,  Beth Tzedec synagogue. RSVP 416-781-3511.

 

Thursday, Nov. 15

 

HALACHAH AND HEALTH

Dr. Michael Gordon discusses “Halachah and the Health Care Role,” 7:30 p.m., Adath Israel.

 

WHAT’S NEW

 

LOOKING FOR A RENTAL?

Are you looking to rent your basement apartment or an extra room in your house? List it free with Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. If you’re looking for a place to live, JIST can help you as well. 416-635-5600, jinfo@ujafed.org.

 

LEGACY GIRLS STUDY

The Legacy Girls Study invites  girls 6 to 13 years old and one parent to come to Princess Margaret Hospital twice a year for 5 years. The study is looking at factors that may influence the risk of breast cancer later in life. Email dhanna@lunenfeld.ca;  visit http://legacygirlsstudy.org or call 416-946-4501, ext. 5222.

Registration is required for all programs. Groups and workshops are open to all members of the community and fee reductions are available. All classes at Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted. Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or www.jfandcs.com.

Life Skills For Today’s Woman.   A 6-session group for women on time and stress management, self-esteem, assertiveness. Starts Nov. 7, 35 Madison Ave. or Nov. 8, Lipa Green Centre, 7 p.m.

Parenting the Child With ADHD. A 4-session group for parents. Starts Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Promenade Mall, Suite 313. Call for pre-group assessment, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215.

Understanding Adult ADHD. A 1-session workshop. Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

Looking Ahead. A 6-session group for newly separated or divorced individuals. Starts Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Promenade Mall, #313.

Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple, a multi-session marriage-preparation group starts Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Adath Israel Synagogue.

Effective Parenting. A 4-session group for parents of children 2-11. Starts Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

When You’re About to Separate: What to Tell the Kids. A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m., Promenade Mall, #313.

Understanding Social Skills in Children with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. A workshop for parents and professionals. Strategies on how to understand and support your child’s needs. Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

High Conflict Divorce. A workshop for parents, not for individuals in an abusive situation. Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, #313.

BEREAVED PARENTS

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides self-help groups. Panel on “The Many Facets of Personal Tragedy and Grief,” Nov. 14, Beth Sholom Synagogue. Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or bfeffer@jfandcs.com.

FOR SENIORS

Association of Jewish Seniors. Susan Jackson, executive director of Women’s Philanthropy- UJA, discusses “What’s Happening in Jewish Toronto,” Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim synagogue. RSVP Tammy, 416-635-2900, ext. 458.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. The clubhouse is now open. Open house with Omni Fitt, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. Casino Rama, Nov. 14. Dance with live music, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

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 Sheila, 416-665-3333, 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.

Earl Bales Seniors Woodworkers has a full woodworking facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Call 416-630-6487; Morty, 416-783-6078; Loren, 905-764-6310.

Active Seniors & Boomers, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Nov. 15, “How to Not Outlive Your Savings,” with Jamie Golombek. Dec. 6, guided ROM visit. Pre-pay $15 by Nov. 19.

Bernard Betel Centre, 416-225-2112. Nov. 13, Gerald Ziedenberg discusses Jonathan Pollard, 10 a.m.; Nov. 14, Yiddish Is Alive Festival, with lunch 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Nov. 15, Karen Thomson discusses “Understanding Arthritis,” 1:30 p.m.

Circle of Care is sponsoring a support group on dealing with stress. Starts Nov. 7, 6 p.m. at Bernard Betel Centre. 416-635-2900, ext 463, or 437.

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

Drop-in duplicate bridge, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.

 Seniors social art in the media of your choice, Mondays, 2 p.m.

Art Appreciation series with Osnat Lippa looks at Vermeer’s work, Tuesdays Nov. 13, 1 p.m.

Kevin Courrier looks at the films of Steven Spielberg, Wednesdays starting Nov. 21, 1 p.m.

Iain Scott discusses opera’s sopranos, Wednesdays starting Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

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

Remembrance Day ceremony, 10:45 a.m., Nov. 11. Ext. 154.

Monthly support group for adult children of Holocaust survivors, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Shoshana Yaakobi, 416-785-2500, ext. 2271, or syaakobi@baycrest.org.

Toronto Jewish Film Society 2013 subscriptions available. esthera@mnjcc.org.

Adult daytime choir meets Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Women’s Chorus meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m. email gillians@mnjcc.org. No experience needed. Play in the MNJCC Klezmer Ensemble directed by Eric Stein, Tuesday evenings. music@mnjc.org.

Shlomo Schwartzberg discusses “Cops, Crooks and Corruption,” in the  films of Sidney Lumet, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Ext. 606.

Sharon Abron Drache launches her book, Barbara Klein-Muskrat, Then and Now, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale now for Hadar Noiberg Trio, Nov. 22. Ext. 0.

Baruch Sienna teaches a course on Thinking Jewish, Nov. 15-Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Ext. 154.

Toronto Jewish Family Info Fun Fair, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. Children’s author Andrew Larsen presents at 7 p.m.

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

Lebovic Campus, 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. 905-303-1821. www.srcentre.ca.

 Red Cross babysitting course, for ages 11 and older. Nov. 23, 9 a.m.

Grandparents, grandchildren brunch with crafts and music, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. Ext. 3037.

 

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