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Deadline reminder: Sept. 30 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 10. Oct. 7 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 17. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-416-391-1836, ext. 269; email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

 

NEW TO TWO

New to two, songs and games for babies and toddlers, meets at Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 10 a.m. Call 905-889-4975.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

 

ANTI-SEMITISM TODAY

Keith Landy, former president of Canadian Jewish Congress, discusses “Anti-Semitism in Europe Today,” 9 p.m., Temple Har Zion.

Sunday, Sept. 29

 

TIKVAH TOTS

Tikvah Tots, singing and games for children ages one to three, resumes today, 9:30 a.m. at Beth Tikvah. Call 416-221-3433

 

YARD SALE

City Shul holds a yard sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Christie Pits Park. Proceeds to City Shul’s tikkun olam fund. www.cityshul.com.

 

SINGLES IN THE PARK

Singles in the Park (for single, divorced and widowed Jewish men and women over 50) is holding a walk around Unionville. Meet at Crosby Memorial Community Centre Car Park, 11 a.m. RSVP, Deanna Samuels 905-883-2963, or email debbygo@yahoo.com.

 

Monday, Sept. 30

 

MY HERZL

Beth Tzedec Congregation shows the film My Herzl, 7:30 p.m.

 

BREAST CANCER MONTH

Felicia Marie Knaul discusses her book Beauty Without the Breast, about her journey with breast cancer and the BRCA gene at Holy Blossom Temple, 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Elana Fehler 416-789-3291.

 

WORSHIP IN ANCIENT ISRAEL

Rabbi Eva Goldfinger discusses “Polytheism and Goddess Worship in Ancient Israel and Mesopotamia,” 7 p.m., Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 18 Wynford Dr. $20. 416-385-3910.

 

SISTERHOOD TORAH STUDY

Shaar Shalom Synagogue’s  Sisterhood meets Mondays at 10 a.m. to study Torah with Rabbi Ira Berman.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

ESCAPE, EVASION & REVENGE

Marc Stevens discusses “Escape, Evasion and Revenge: The true story of a German Jewish RAF pilot,” noon at Temple Har Zion.

 

WE ARE HERE

We Are Here, a film about the rebirth of Jewish life in Poland, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Two people featured in the film, Warsaw Ghetto survivor Irena Likierman and Ania Ciszewska, will be at the screening. Sponsored by the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada and the Consulate General of Poland. RSVP to toronto.rsvp@msz.gov.il.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN

Paul Saltzman discusses his relationship with a KKK Klansman at Beth Tikvah’s Lunch and Learn series. Call 416-221-3433, ext. 352.

 

LIVING MIDRASH

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner teaches “Living Midrash,” 12:30 p.m., until June 24, Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. www.mekorot.ca or 416-877-2050.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

 

FAMILY FEUDS IN THE BIBLE

Hana Werner discusses “Family Feuds in the Bible,” dessert, 1 p.m., lecture at 1:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation. RSVP 416-781-3514, ext. 225.

 

FOUR NIGHTS AT THE OPERA

Joseph Gilbert discusses opera and Jewish involvement in opera in a 4-session program, 7:30 p.m. at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. 416-221-3433.

 

JEWISH GENEALOGY

James F.S. Thomson discusses “Toronto’s 20th Century History,” with the Jewish Genealogical Society, 8 p.m., Temple Sinai. www.jgstoronto.ca.

 

Thursday, Oct. 3

 

MINDFULNESS AND STRESS

Janet Murchison discusses “Mindfulness as an Approach to Stress,” 6:30 p.m., Community Day Centre for Seniors, (entrance #4), 3560 Bathurst St. RSVP to Ella Segal, 416-785-2500, ext. 2108 or esegal@baycrest.org. Respite care and transportation available.

 

JERRY GRAY 

The Yiddish Vinkl presents Jerry Gray, accompanied by his banjo, discussing “From the Jewish Folk Choir to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir,” noon at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. $18 (including lunch). RSVP yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.

 

EVA GRAYZEL

Storyteller Eva Grayzel discusses, “Rituals Rich With Reward – Family Education Workshop for Parents,” 7:30 p.m., Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Ave. RSVP bgottlieb@leobaeck.ca.

 

NO PLACE ON EARTH

Beth Sholom Synagogue shows the movie No Place on Earth. Minyan at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., movie at 7:45 p.m. $10. RSVP Rivy 416-783-6103, ext. 228  or rivy@bethsholom.net.

 

Other News

 

HOLOCAUST SUPPORT

Baycrest’s Holocaust Resource Program offers support groups for child survivors of the Holocaust and adult children of Holocaust survivors. Group meetings begin in September. Call Shoshana Yaakobi 416-785-2500, ext. 2271, or email syaakobi@baycrest.org.

 

LOOKING FOR WORK?

Are you 15 to 29 years old and looking for work? JVS Toronto can offer you financial support and employers’ hiring incentives. Call 416-787-1151.

 

CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES

Sylvia Warsh teaches creative writing starting Oct. 4, at the Bernard Betel Centre. Call 416-225-2112.

 

CHAVA ROSENFARB

Goldie Morgentaler presents a new book of poetry by her mother, Chava Rosenfarb, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Readings in English and Yiddish at Workmen’s Circle Centre, 471 Lawrence Ave. W.

 

FOR ISRAEL’S SAKE

JSpace holds a conference on “Raising the Voice of Progressive Zionists in Canada,” Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 569 Spadina Ave. (University of Toronto, Koffler Bldg.) Register at www.JSpaceCanada.ca. Email Nan Weiner at JSpaceCanada@gmail.com.

 

UPTOWN CHABAD GALA

Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, is the keynote speaker at Uptown Chabad’s Gala, Oct. 7. Tickets at www.ChabadGala.ca or 416-635-9696.

JF&CS GROUPS

 

GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS

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

Effective Parenting: A 4-session group for parents of children ages 2-10. Starts Oct. 2.

Mind, Body Connection for Women: An 8-session group for women who want to learn mindfulness and meditation. Starts Oct. 16 at 35 Madison Ave., 2:30 p.m. or Oct, 17, Lipa Green, 7 p.m.

Younger Widow/Widower Bereavement Group: A 6-session group for those under 60 who have recently lost a spouse. Starts Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple: A 5-session marriage preparation group. Offered with the Rabbinical Assembly-Ontario. Starts Oct. 22, Adath Israel Synagogue, 7 p.m.

Widows/Widowers 60+: A 6-session group for men and women over 60 who have recently lost a partner or spouse. Starts Oct. 23, 1 p.m.

The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group for women to learn to express anger in an assertive, non-aggressive way. Starts Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

When You’re About to Separate, What to Tell the Kids: A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Lebovic JCC, 9600 Bathurst St.

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

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

 

FOR SENIORS

 

Baycrest Learning Academy for Older Adults is offering courses in partnership with the Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Classes start in October. Call Laura Hogan at 416-785-2500, ext. 5209 or www.Baycrest.org/LearningAcademy.

Lively Ladies, a new social group for single, widowed or divorced women over 60, is holding a membership luncheon Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m. at Viva Thornhill Woods Retirement Home, 9700 Bathurst St., Thornhill. RSVP Raizie 905-707-7377 or Rosalyn 905-889-0613.

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.

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. Monday and Wednesday, mah-jong, Rummikub and dominoes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesdays, seniors chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m.

Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. 416-225-2112. Register now for courses, which start first week of October. Oct. 1, Rachel Levin discusses “All in the Family – Art lecture” 10 a.m. Oct. 2, Shlomo Schwartzberg discusses, “What Makes a Movie Great?” 7 p.m.

Beth Sholom Seniors  Group, 416-783-6103, ext. 228. Book review of My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner, Oct. 2, noon. Trip to see Cirque de la Symphonie, Oct. 16.

Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155. Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m., 60th-anniversary brunch with the Jordan Klapman Trio. Oct. 10, 1:30 p.m., Dr. Kerry Bowman discusses “Health care, home care, maintaining your quality of life and independence.”

Active 55+ Miles Nadal JCC, Joshua Gelber discusses “Aging without aches and pains,” Sept. 30, noon. Ongoing fitness classes, call Colin Blayney 416-924-6211, ext. 526, or email colinb@mnjcc.org.

 

PROSSERMAN JCC

 

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

Now accepting registration for limited spaces for junior and senior kindergarten full-day program, with kosher lunch and snacks, and for nursery program. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4351.

Dr. Jonathan Breslin discusses “Ethics in Health Care: Current Challenges,” Oct. 8, 22 and Nov. 5, 1 p.m. To register, call  ext. 4235.

Amnon Zohar discusses social and political change in the Middle East, Tuesdays starting Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 4235.

Tickets available for I Love Lucy, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

Mah-jong for experienced players, Mondays 1:30 p.m.; Casual Yiddish conversation, Mondays 1:30 p.m.; Folk dancing, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; Duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30 p.m.

 

 

MILES NADAL JCC

 

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

Adult choir meets Tuesdays 1 p.m. No experience or sight reading needed. Email music@mnjcc.org.

The Ontario Jewish Archives at 40, photos from the Ontario Jewish Archives are on display at the gallery until Oct. 3.

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

 

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