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What’s New: Week of Sept 18


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


Thursday, Sept. 19



Chabad Markham sponsors a sukkah open house, 3-5 p.m.,  242 Green Lane, Thornhill. RSVP required. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 221, or visit www.chabadmarkham.org.



Temple Sinai invites young adults (22-39) to enjoy sushi in the sukkah, 7 p.m. Call 416-487-4161, or email hayley@templesinai.net.


Sunday, Sept. 22



PJ Library celebrates Sukkot at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, Lebovic JCC, 3 p.m. Enjoy music, crafts and snacks. Registration required at www.pjlibrarytoronto.ca. Call 416-621-5675.

Morris Winchevsky School  celebrates Sukkot at Dufferin Grove Park, 11 a.m. Call 416-789-5502.

Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism holds a Sukkot festival, 10 a.m., St. Andrew’s Junior High School, 131 Fenn Ave. Call 416-385-3910.

Temple Sinai celebrates local, organic foods, especially garlic, at a lunch in the sukkah. To reserve, call 416-487-3281.

Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs celebrates Sukkot at Bela Farm, Hillsburgh, Ont., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Email sabrina@shoresh.ca for directions.



The New Israel Fund presents “Meeting the Challenge: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State,”  1-5 p.m., Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. Visit www.nifcan.org, or call 416-781-4322.



The York Jazz Ensemble presents “A morning of classic jazz,” 9:15 a.m. at Beth David Synagogue. Email brotherhood@bethdavid.com.



Temple Emanu-El shows the film Never Come Back, about Canada’s Roma community and hosts a discussion, 7 p.m. 416-449-4880.


Monday, Sept. 23



Mitzvah knitters meet to knit and crochet for charitable groups, 1:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue. 905-889-4975.


Tuesday, Sept. 24



Heather Kassel reviews 419 by Will Ferguson, 8 p.m. at Adath Israel Congregation. The series is $50 for members, $85 for non-members or $10/$15 per review. Call 416-499-6920.



The Choralairs of North York, a singing group, starts its new season, 7:15 p.m. at the Earl Bales Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St. No auditions needed. Call Sally 416-636-8247, or email sallyl@sympatico.ca.


Wednesday, Sept. 25



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


Other News



Baycrest Freeman Family Day Centre is looking for a volunteer who can teach music and incorporate music education into a program. To volunteer, visit www.baycrest.org/volunteer, or call 416-785-2500, ext. 2572.

Reena is looking for creative arts volunteers to work with the Reena Theatre Troupe helping to prepare for a major production. Volunteers with skills/interests in dance, music, acting, lighting, sound, scene design and production are needed Sundays 1-5 p.m. from September 2013 to May 2014 at 972 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill. Call Mille Chadwick, 905-889-2690, ext. 2112, or email  mchadwick@reena.org.



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.



Yiddish classes for beginners through advanced will be taught Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon, Beth David Synagogue. Yiddish culture for kids, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Adults $150/10 sessions; kids $20. Classes start Sept. 29. Call Barbara 416-631-5843, or visit www.committeeforyiddish.com.



Friends of Yiddish hold its membership breakfast, Sept. 29, 10 a.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Yitzhak Argaman entertains. RSVP by Sept. 23, call Sandy 416-736-8073 or 416-458-1440, or email Yiddish18@yahoo.ca.



Tikvah Tots, singing and games for children ages one to  three, resumes Sept. 29 at Beth Tikvah. Call 416-221-3433.



Registration is open for new Morasha classes at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Starting Oct. 15, Jerry Fink teaches “Western Art and Music from a Jewish Perspective.” Call Loretta, 416-789-7400.



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



City Shul holds a yard sale, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Christie Pits Park. Proceeds to City Shul’s tikkun olam fund. www.cityshul.com.



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



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



Registration now open for Beth Tikvah’s lunch and learn series. First session is Oct. 1, with Paul Saltzman discussing his relationship with a KKK Klansman. Call 416-221-3433, ext. 352.






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, 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.



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.




Association of Jewish Seniors Sukkot lunch and entertainment, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. $20/$25. Reservations required. Call Tammy 416-635-2900, ext. 458, or email ajs@circleofcare.com.

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.

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. Casino Woodbine Sept. 25. Dance with live music Sept. 22. Monday to Thursday, mah-jong, Rummikub and dominoes, 11 a.m.-2 p.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. Sept. 24, Rosalin Krieger discusses “Chagall 1911-1914,” 10 a.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. Register for the Opera Appreciation Series with Iain Scott, starts Sept. 24. Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m., 60th-anniversary brunch with the Jordan Klapman Trio.

Active 55+ Miles Nadal JCC Seniors helping seniors volunteer fair, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Joshua Gelber discusses “Aging without aches and pains,” Sept. 30, noon. Call Colin Blayney 416-924-6211, ext. 526, or email colinb@mnjcc.org.




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.




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

Teen Sukkot pool party, Sept. 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Celebrate with Havdalah and games in the pool. RSVP, ext. 154.

Free programs at the JCC, Sept. 22-25. Ext. 0.

Sukkot dinner and a showing of the movie Protektor for people in their 20s and 30s, Sept. 22, dinner at 5 p.m., movie at 7:30 p.m. Ext. 154.

Toronto Jewish Film Society shows the film Protektor, Sept. 22, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Ext. 606.

Lorne Blumer and Elaine Cooper discuss the joy and meaning of Sukkot, Sept. 24, 8 p.m.

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

Three movie critics discuss the work of film directors Robert Altman, David Lynch and Steven Spielberg, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

The Ontario Jewish Archives at 40, photos from the Ontario Jewish Archives are on display at the gallery until Oct. 3. Reception, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

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