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Deadline reminder:  Oct. 15 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 25. Oct. 22 is the deadline for the issue of Nov. 1.  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. 4



Intermediate Hebrew classes tonight, 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. Beginners classes start Oct. 9. Call 416-487-3281.



David Gale discusses the Yiddish Theatre Workshop, and Irene Rauch discusses Yiddish theatre in Montreal. 12 p.m. Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. RSVP yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.


Friday, Oct. 5



Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism holds a potluck dinner and songs with Mickey Lewin, 6 p.m., 18 Wynford Dr. RSVP 416-385-3910 or roby@oraynu.org.

Shaar Shalom youth celebrate in the sukkah with live music and crafts, 5:30 p.m.  905-889-4975, ext. 23.


Sunday, Oct. 7



Celebrate Sukkot at Bela Farm with movement, study and meditative prayer, 11 a.m., 5726 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, Ont. www.shoresh.ca.

Tuesday, Oct.9



JSpace presents a forum on “Israel, Palestine and the Future of Canada’s Foreign Policy,” with NDP MP Paul Dewar, 7:30 p.m., Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. www.jspacecanada.ca. Register at Eventbrite.ca


Wednesday, Oct. 10



Parashah-of-the-week class begins at the Lodzer Synagogue, 14 Heaton St., 7:30 p.m., led by Judy Hazan.


Other News



The Yiddish Theatre Workshop, directed by David Gale reads the play Fiddler on the Roof in a 10-week workshop starting Oct. 15. Call Barbara Barak, 416-635-2883, ext. 5189.



Register for “Opening the Haggadah” taught by Baruch Sienna,   Wednesday mornings at Beth Emeth Synagogue starting Oct. 17. Call Loretta, 416-789-7400; www.melton-toronto.org.



New Voices for Yiddish presents the musical Let There Be Light, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the City Playhouse Theatre, Thornhill. For tickets, call 905-882-7469.



Hadassah-Wizo is holding a Mah-jong Fundraiser, Oct. 28, 2:15 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. Call 416-630-8373 to reserve.



Try your hand at memoirs, fiction or poetry in a creative writing class, starting Oct. 12 at the Bernard Betel Centre, taught by Sylvia Warsh. Call 416-225-2112.



A 5k-walk, raising funds for the Molly and David Bloom Chair for Multiple Myeloma Research at Princess Margaret Hospital, will be held Oct. 14, as part of the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. Register or donate at 416-946-6584 or www.mm5kwalk.ca.



Rachael Turkienicz teaches “Kabbalah Beyond Madonna,” and “Doing Judaism Your Way: Explaining, Understanding and Choosing,” at Rachaels’ Centre. www.learningwithrachael.com or 416-630-6488.



Singles in the Park, open to Jewish men and women over 55, takes a guided walk through Edwards Gardens, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. Call Debby, 416-631-0005 or debbygo@rogers.com or Deanna, 905-883-2963.



Join a free walking tour of Pardes Shalom, led by its arbourist and landscape architect, Oct. 21, 3 p.m. Call 416-633-5595 or info@thmp.ca



Registration is open for Temple Emanu-El’s fall lecture series, Mondays, 2 p.m., starting Oct. 15. First speaker is Iain Scott discussing Marilyn Horne. $45 for the series/$10 per lecture. Call 416-449-3880.

 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.

Effective Parenting. A 4-session group for parents of children aged 2 to 11. Starts Oct. 4, Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

Successful Step-Parenting.  A 4-session group for couples living in blended families. Starts Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

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 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.


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.   Casino Rama, Oct. 17. Lunch and leaves trip, Oct. 23. Sunday night dance, Oct. 21. Barber/hairdresser Oct. 25. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m.

Seniors Bowling group is looking for members, meets Tuesday afternoons at Playtime Bowl. Call Gerry, 416-633-7594.

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. 4, Harold Troper discusses Judy Feld Carr and the secret rescue of the Syrian Jews,    1:30 p.m. Iain Scott’s opera appreciation series begins Oct. 16- Nov. 13.

Bernard Betel Centre,  416-225-2112. Oct. 11 Judy Weiss discusses “Anxiety Issues,” 1:30 p.m.  Laughter Yoga at 12:30 p.m.

Circle of Care is holding a support group for seniors on topics such as financial and legal planning, home safety, Oct. 2- Nov. 6, 4211 Yonge St. 416-635-2860.

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

Red Cross babysitting course Oct. 7. Call ext. 4235.

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.

The Long Run, a one-act play by Rachel Ganz about mental health disorders, inspired by her own experiences, and a panel discussion will be presented Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, ext. 3828.

Shabbat party with songs and crafts for children under 6 begins Oct. 12. Ext. 277 or yuditt.@mnjcc.org.

Toronto Jewish Film Society and United Jewish People’s Order show At Home in Utopia and Triangle: Remembering the Fire, Oct. 14, 4 and 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Ester Reiter. Ext. 606.

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.

Media Mondays, film studies, lectures with clips, returns with “The Social Cinema of Sidney Lumet.” Starts Oct. 15. 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.

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

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

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.

Celebrate with songs and pizza in the sukkah with PJ Library, Oct. 7, 4 p.m. RSVP ext. 3017.

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

 Feldenkrais program starts Oct. 15; for seniors, Oct. 16. Prenatal fitness starts Oct. 18; prenatal aquafit Oct. 15. Martial arts programs begin this month. Call ext. 3084.

Kachol-Lavan offers Hebrew classes, all levels. Call 905-303-5025.

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