Beth Tikvah Friendship Group presents a DVD of the best performances of Riverdance from the last 10 years. 2-4 p.m. $5, includes refreshments.
TU B’SHVAT DINNER
Beth Isaiah Congregation in Guelph hosts a Tu b’Shvat seder, Shabbat dinner. Learn about Judaism’s views on ecology. 5 p.m. Phone 519-265-1591, e-mail www.guelphsynagogue.ca.
Saturday, Jan. 22
SERMON IN SONG
Jewish musician Dan Nichols leads Shabbat morning services, 10:30 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El. 7 p.m. Havdalah service and concert. 416-449-3880.
JUDAISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Panel discussion at First Narayever Congregation asks if being Jewish encourages us to pursue social justice work. Panelists Marcia Beck, social worker, psychotherapist and singer-songwriter; Ben Carniol, social worker and author; and Andy Simor, physician, leader in infection prevention and control and regular volunteer at a rural hospital in Zimbabwe. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., light refreshments.
RESPONSE TO ANTISEMITISM
Bernie Farber, Canadian Jewish Congress CEO, presents “Jewish honour in the face of 21st-century antisemitism.” Temple Kol Ami, Room 111-112, 9-11 a.m. No charge. RSVP Karen Hecker, [email protected]
Temple Sinai Jewish divorce and separation series. Part 1, “The Jewish Get,” led by Rabbi Michal Shekel. Includes background, arrangements and importance. Part 2, Jan. 30, is on dealing with divorce and separation, led by Janice Shaw, co-ordinator of The Changing Family Program at Jewish Family & Child. Both at 10:15 a.m. Light breakfast. Suggested donation $2. 416-487-3281, or [email protected]
WIVES OF KING DAVID
Text study with Deena Rabinovich, director, Legacy Heritage Foundation Program, Stern College. Ulpanat Orot, 9:30-11:45 a.m. Hebrew-English texts. $10. Students free. 416-877-2050.
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER?
Holy Blossom Temple’s social action committee’s Humanitarian Lecture Series. Avrum Rosensweig, president of Ve’ahavta, says “I Am My Brother’s Keeper.” 7:30 p.m.
TRENDS IN JEWRY
Kehillat Shaarei Torah Synagogue presents York University Prof. Leo Davids, speaking on “Demographic Trends in Canadian and World Jewry.” 7:30 p.m. No charge. 416-229-2600, ext. 3.
JEWISH STATE DEMOCRACY
ARZA Canada and Temple Har Zion present Rabbi Marc Rosenstein, director, Galilee Foundation for Value Education, speaking on the challenges of being a democratic Jewish state. Temple members, $3, non-members, $5. 8:15 p.m. Temple Har Zion. 905-889-2252.
Learn new skills and improve old ones. Monday evenings, Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 7:15 p.m. Hand-crafted blankets and shawls donated to hospitals, women’s shelters and others. No cost.
TU B’SHVAT SEDER
Join Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood for a potluck Tu b’Shvat seder. 6:30 p.m., Max Enkin Boardroom. Call Elana, 416-789-3291, ext. 221, or voice mail 532.
Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Tuesdays with Larry movie series. Broken Wings (Hebrew with English subtitles). 2 p.m. $5 at the door.
THE REAL MESSIAH
Part 2 of 6-part lecture series of The Jews for Judaism Counter-Missionary Survival Seminar. “Arriving at an understanding of the biblical concept of the Jewish Messiah.” 8 p.m., Lipa Green Centre, Room 3. No charge. Register, 416-789-0020.
Mekorot Institute of Torah Study for Women presents Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner, Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., discussing the prophet Jonah. Shaarei Shomayim. $20. Men and women welcome. Co-sponsored by Zichron Dov: Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel and Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. 416-877-2050,
Amanda’s Lemonade Stand – New Course for Youth 9-15, Jan. 30. Lipa Green, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Amanda Belzowski has run a lemonade stand for 12 years, raising over $151,000. This course helps kids 9-14 become young entrepreneurs who will make a difference in their world. Games, discussions, presentations, hot lunch and snacks. Register on Amanda’s website www.lemonade4heart.org or at 416-898-4556.
Circle of Care is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver kosher Meals on Wheels. Lysa Springer, 416-635-2860 or [email protected]
Baycrest’s volunteer services department is looking for a men’s group leader to facilitate conversation with the men who attend the Senior Men’s Group.
Also seeking a stained glass instructor to work with beginners. If you are available weekdays, call 416-785-2500, ext. 2572.
FRUMBA CARDIO DANCEFIT
The complete wellness program that takes the work out of your workout. Shaarei Shomayim. Sundays, 10 a.m., possible additional class Wednesday nights, 6:30 p.m. Also at BAYT, Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m., and Wednesday nights, 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. E-mail [email protected]
Applications accepted for groups interested in performing at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, for summer 2011. Call Brian Waterman, 416-395-7873
Shaar Shalom Synagogue’s Cantor Ben Silverberg holds Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat the last Friday of every month. Cayne Family Chapel, 5:10 p.m.For information, [email protected]
Active Seniors Miles Nadal JCC 416-924-6211, ext. 155. Prof. Harold Troper speaks about “Jewish Toronto: One Community or Many – Return to Downtown: Revitalizing of the Jewish Inner City.” Jan. 27, 1:30 p.m.
Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday social afternoons. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Sheila, 416-665-3333.
Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. Call Valerie, 416-395-7881. Friendly atmosphere in beautiful surroundings. Casino Rama, Feb. 16, departs 10 a.m. Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m. Canasta, Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon. Art classes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Social bridge, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. Seniors woodworking, skilled craftsmen, repairs, etc. Call 416-630-6487 for more information. Sunday evening dances resume Mar. 27, 7-9 p.m.
Bernard Betel Centre. 416-225-2112. Tuesday, Jan. 25, lecture – “The French Revolution and its Meaning – Part IV,” Barry Fluxgold, 10-11:30 a.m. $3 members, $6 non-members. Wednesday, Jan. 26, Pet Day, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Thursday, Jan. 27. Wellness Lecture – “The Power of Positive Thinking,” Judy Weiss, personal growth coach. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.
Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., www.prossermanjcc.com. 416-638-1881.
Outdoor ice rink now open. See website for skating schedule.
Classes begin in February including Advanced Hebrew, Jewish Cooking, Daytime Hebrew, Mussar, Israel Reflections.
Winter family programs have started. Limited space available in the Lego Brand Brick Club, Deborah’s sing-along classes 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and the Shabbat party class, with Shabbat songs, crafts, and share challah. Monique Shapiro, ext. 4012.
Prenatal classes, led by a certified nurse from Mt. Sinai Hospital Feb. 20 and 27. Register now. Classes capped at 12 couples. More information on website, or Monique Shapiro, ext. 4012.
Movie Mondays with Larry Anklewicz. Jan. 31, Triumph of the Spirit, Room 205, 1:30 p.m. Doors open 1 p.m. $5 at the door.
POG – dinner and movie for 50-somethings. Jan. 29. www.meetup.com/Plenty-o-Gefiltefish.
PRO – Professional Retirees Organization. Jan. 25, 1-2:30 p.m. Room 211. RSVP, ext. 4259.
750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211. www.mnjcc.org.
Toronto Jewish Film Society subscription season presents 8 film events on selected Sundays at the Al Green Theatre. Jan. 23, Unstrung Heroes, starring Andie MacDowell and John Turturro. Dedicated to the memory of the late actor Maury Chaykin. Guest speaker Kevin Courrier.
“The History of Jewish Publishing: industrial espionage, forgeries, church censorship!” with Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner. Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Jan. 24-Feb. 14 (skip Jan. 31.) Series $20, or $5/lecture. E-mail [email protected] or ext. 154.
Eye magazine’s film critic Adam Nayman examines recent art-house films. Jan. 24, 7-9 p.m. $12/lecture, $6 students with valid ID. Call ext. 606, or e-mail [email protected]
Winter session of Shabbat Club for 3-6-year olds, led by Sarah Brodbar-Nemzer. Games, songs, candles, crafts. Ext. 277, [email protected]
Play klezmer in a real ensemble. Led by Eric Stein of Beyond the Pale. Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. [email protected]
Vital Theatre presents Angelina Ballerina: The Musical. Includes hip-hop, modern dance, Irish jig, ballet. Al Green Theatre, Jan. 22-Mar. 19. Fridays, 4:30 p.m., some weekends 1 p.m. $29.50, or premium tickets $49.50. Info or tickets at 416-642-8973.
Sundays on Bloor. Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Jews on Contemporary TV.” Lecture and TV clips. Mark Clamen. $9 drop-in. Includes light refreshments. Ext. 606 or [email protected]
Israel’s Save a Child’s Heart Foundation presents fundraising event Sing Your Heart Out. Jan. 30, 9:30 a.m. Al Green theatre. $20 or $65 for family of four. Tickets 416-324-9113.
Jacobs Lounge Visual Arts Space – From Art to Heart: Israel’s Save a Child’s Heart project. Photos curated by Eli Gross. Until Jan. 30.
Koffler Centre of the Arts. 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.kofflerarts.org.
Winter Classes – Fundamentals: Colour, Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 14-March 14. $140. Life Drawing, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., to March 10. $330. Writing the Short Story. Allyson Latta. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 15-Apr. 5. $250. Also pottery classes for adults and children.