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Deadline reminder: Oct. 22 is the deadline for the issue of Nov. 1. Oct. 29 is the deadline for the issue of Nov. 8. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or send an email to: whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

 

ROGUE RABBI

Rabbi Jerry Steinberg discusses his book Rogue Rabbi: A Spiritual Quest: From Seminary to Ashram and Beyond, 7 p.m., Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave., Thornhill.

 

BOYCOTTS & THE CHURCH

Rabbi Jarrod Grover, Rev. Glenn Nelson, Bark Boraks and Steve McDonald discuss “Boycotts, The United Church and the Future of Interfaith Dialogue,” Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 7:30 p.m.

 

SOLE SUPPORT

Dr. Neil Naftolin discusses prevention and care of foot problems, Temple Sinai Social Club, 7:30 p.m. Call Marcie, 416-487-3281.

 

CLINTON STREET SCHOOL

Clinton Street School, 460 Manning Ave., celebrates its 125th anniversary with a “Human Book Event,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., where many of its famous alumni including Alan Borovoy, Esther Gartner and Howard Moscoe will be present. 416-393-9155 or clinton@tdsb.on.ca.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

 

SAVE A CHILD’S HEART

Dr. Livia Kapusta of Save a Child’s Heart, Israel, speaks at the First Narayever Congregation, 187 Brunswick Ave., 1:30 p.m.

 

B’NAI SHALOM

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

 

TORAH CLASS

Allen Cooper leads the morning Torah class at Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

Sunday, Oct. 21

 

CHAI SHALOM

Chai Shalom returns to Beth Emeth Synagogue, 100 Elder St., with music by Cantor David Edwards and brunch, noon. RSVP 416-633-3838.

 

HEBREW CRASH COURSE

A free 5-session Hebrew reading crash course begins at Beth Emeth Synagogue, 9:15 a.m. Call 416-633-3838 to register.

 

MYSTERION

Shaar Shalom Singles and the Intersynagogue Singles (50+) present mentalist Mysterion, Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 2 Simonston Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Call David, 416-224-9494.

CANADIAN JEWS

Hesh Troper discusses “Israel and Canadian Jews: From Indifference to Israel Centric,” 10:15 a.m., Temple Sinai. 416-487-3281.

 

FRUMBA

Beth Emeth Sisterhood presents Frumba, women’s cardio dance fitness Sundays at 10:30 a.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue. 416-633-3838.

 

HISTORY DETECTIVE

Friends of Yiddish presents a conversation in English and Yiddish between Sara Ferdman Tauben, author of Traces of the Past: Montreal’s Early Synagogues and Evelyn Tauben, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 3080 Bayview Ave., 2 p.m. RSVP 416-736-8073 or yiddish18@yahoo.ca.

 

Monday, Oct. 22

 

SENIOR TRAVEL

Jessica Roth discusses the challenges of senior travel, Beth David Synagogue, 1:30 p.m. RSVP Rose Haspel, 905-764-8141.

 

LIGHT FELL

Cynthia Good reviews Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg, at Beth Tzedec synagogue. Dessert at 1 p.m.; review at 1:30 p.m. RSVP 416-781-3511. $20.

 

FALL LECTURE SERIES

Temple Emanu-El’s fall lecture series continues at 2 p.m. Doug Purdon discusses “Norman Rockwell’s America.” Call 416-449-3880.

 

EMUNAH WOMEN

Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Meeting Today’s Challenges for Jewish Survival,” noon, 333 Wilson Ave. RSVP 416-636-0036, ext. 1. $15.

 

DECLUTTERING

Margo Grosbein discusses “A Healthier Home – Decluttered,” Beth Emeth Synagogue, 8 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

 

HEBREW CLASSES

Conversational and beginner’s Hebrew made easy with the Ulpan method taught by Yael Lev, 7:30 p.m., Pride of  Israel Synagogue. 416-226-0111, ext. 10.

Rabbi Ilyse Glickman is teaching “The ABCs of the Alef Bet,” at Am Shalom Congregation in Barrie, 7 p.m. 705-792-3949.

 

MONSIEUR LAZHAR

Heather Kassel reviews the film Monsieur Lazhar, Adath Israel Synagogue, 8 p.m.

 

CHW ZUMBA EVENING

Netzach chapter of CHW holds a Zumba evening, 7:30 p.m., Prosserman JCC. For tickets, visit www.CHW.ca/Toronto.

 

THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS

Ron Pruessen discusses “The American Elections 2012,” Beth Tikvah Synagogue, lunch and learn. 416-221-3433, ext. 352.

 

IRENA SENDLER

The film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler  will be shown at 8 p.m, Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

 

IMAX TRIP TO THE ARCTIC

Temple Sinai Social Club visits the Ontario Science Centre to see the film To the Arctic, 11 a.m. Call Marcie, 416-487-3281.

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

 

NEW CANTOR INSTALLED

Temple Sinai installs its new senior cantor, Charles Osborne, with an evening of performances, 7 p.m.

 

JUDAISM’S IMPORTANT IDEAS

Rabbi Wayne Allen discusses “The Six Most Important Ideas in Judaism,” in 6-sessions, Prosserman JCC, 4588 Bathurst St., 7:30 p.m. www.rabbiwayneallen.ca.

 

HAR ZION SISTERHOOD

Dr. David Saslove and pharmacist Martha Bailkowski discuss “Medications: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe and Healthy,” 8 p.m., Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave.

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.

Mind-Body Connection for Women. An 8-session group for women to learn stress-reduction techniques. Starts Oct. 17, 35 Madison Ave., 3 p.m., or Oct. 25, Lipa Green Centre, 7 p.m.

Younger Widow/Widower Bereavement Group. A 6-session discussion series for people under 60. Starts Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Understanding Anxieties and Learning Disabilities in Children. A workshop for parents and professionals, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

When You’re About to Separate: What To Tell the Kids. A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Adult Children Losing a Parent. A 6-session group for adults who have recently lost a parent, starts Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Widow/Widowers over 65. A 6-session group, starts Oct. 31, 1 p.m.

BEREAVED PARENTS

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. Nov. 14, a panel on “The Many Facets of Personal Tragedy and Grief” will be held at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Call Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or bfeffer@jfandcs.com.

FOR SENIORS

Association of Jewish Seniors.  Oct. 18, MPP David Zimmer discusses politics, Shaarei Shomayim synagogue, 470 Glencairn Ave., 9:30 a.m. RSVP Tammy, 416-635-2900, ext. 458.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. The clubhouse is temporarily closed for renovations. All activities are in the Earl Bales Community Centre. Lunch and leaves trip, Oct. 23. Dance with live music, Oct. 21, 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.

Active Seniors & Boomers, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Oct. 18, psychiatrist Leslie Wiesenfeld discusses “Positive Aging: Resilience, Adaptation, Challenges and Opportunities,” 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Iain Scott discusses “Opera Appreciation,” 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8, “Golden Age of Yiddish Radio,” 1:30 p.m.

Bernard Betel Centre,  416-225-2112. Oct. 22, Brain Gym, 1 p.m.; Oct. 23, Adina Kaufman  discusses “Being a Jewish Female Firefighter,” 10 a.m.; Oct. 24, Dr. Christopher Patterson discusses “Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia,” 1 p.m.; Oct. 25, Denise Hynes discusses “Fire Safety Tips for Seniors,” 1:30 p.m.

 Circle of Care is sponsoring a support group on dealing with stress, starting Nov. 7, 6 p.m. at Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. 416-635-2900, ext 463, or 437.

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

A new Learn and Share series starts the week of Oct. 15. A Meaningful Retirement, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Health Literacy, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Philosophy Café, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Sign up for fall and winter courses now, ext. 4235.

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

Tied Together, a photo exhibit of prostate cancer survivors, is on display until Oct. 21.

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 the films The Fugitive Kind, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Equus, Deathtrap, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Call ext. 606.

A new theatre group, led by L.J. Nelles, starts Oct. 18. Actors rehearse pieces from new Canadian Jewish theatre. Call ext. 606.

Learn how to do Shabbat, especially for parents and grandparents, with Ricki Glickman, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m. yuditt@mnjcc.org or ext. 277.

Interfaith text study for Jewish and Muslim women with Shari Goldberg and Nevin Reda starts Oct. 18. Visit www.multifaith.utoronto.ca.

Introduction to Judaism with Baruch Sienna starts Oct. 18. Ext. 154.

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

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.

Grandparents, grandchildren brunch, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. Ext. 3025

Nick Maes leads a discussion of current events, starting Oct. 18 8 p.m.

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