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What's New: Week of June 28


Deadline reminder: June 29 is the deadline for the issue of July 12 and for listings intended for July 19 as there is no issue July 19.  Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.


Saturday, June 30



Abe Birenbaum speaks at Beth Tikvah’s Torah class, 9:45 a.m., 3080 Bayview Ave.


Sunday, July 1



Shaar Shalom Synagogue is holding a Canada Day dance for singles (45 and older), 7:30 p.m., 2 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill,  with DJ Dave Jones. $8. Call David, 416-224-9494.

 Tuesday, July 3



The Russian Folk Choir performs at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, in Earl Bales Park, 7 p.m. In case of rain, the performance moves to the Earl Bales Community Centre.


Wednesday, July 4



Rabbi Gedalia Zweig discusses stories from his new book, Living Kaddish, 7:30 p.m. at Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation, 613 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill.


Other News



Orillia Country Shul, 151 Creighton St. S., Atherly, near Orillia, resumes its summer services at 10:30 a.m. July 7, Rabbi Tina Grimberg; July 14 Rabbi Ilyse Glickman. All are welcome. 705-327-7069.



New Voices for Yiddish is looking for a female performer with some knowledge of Yiddish for an upcoming show. Call Nathan Garnick, 416-633-6755.



Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America, for Jewish outdoor enthusiasts, is holding a Labour Day retreat in Colorado, Aug. 30-Sept. 3. Visit www.mosaicoutdoor.org or call 1-888-MOSAICS (667-2427) to register.



Torah in Motion presents “Journeys through Jewish History” with Marc Shapiro, Italy July 9-19; Central Europe Aug. 2-12. 416-633-5770.



JumpStart Hebrew is a program for children entering JK to Grade 2, Aug. 27-31 at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Children will be introduced to Hebrew through art, music and play. E-mail Karen Goodis, karen@bethsholom.net or www.bethsholom.net.



Registration for Torah Tots, September 2012, at Chabad Lubavitch of Markham is now open. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 227.



List your basement apartment or extra room free with UJA Federation’s Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. If you’re looking for a place to live, JIST can assist you as well. Visit JIST in the Lipa Green Centre, 416-635-5600 or e-mail: jinfo@ujafed.org.


Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. 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. Casino Niagara July 18. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

Earl Bales Seniors Woodworkers has state-of-the-art equipment and is open to seniors interested in woodworking and crafts. Call Morty, 416-783-6078; 416-630-6487.

The Bridge Club at Forest Hill Library is seeking new members. Call Lea (evenings), 416-487-7630.

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 Pearl, 416-635-6317, 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.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. June 28, James Buttoo discusses “The Myths and Facts of Immunization,” 1:30 p.m. July 3, Shlomo Schwartzberg discusses filmmaker Sidney Lumet. 10 a.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. July 5, Rabbi Mitch Mandel discusses “The Art of Happiness,” 1:30 p.m.

Active 55 Plus Fitness 416-924-6211, ext. 526, Colin Blayney. Ongoing yoga, dance fitness and aquafitness classes.

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

Kevin Courrier teaches a course on “The Man Who Would Be King – John Huston,” June 27- July 25, 1 p.m..

Hugh Innis teaches a course on the 2012 U.S. presidential election. July 10-31.

Ongoing programs: Current events, Thursdays, 12:45 p.m.; Duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30 p.m. The Shalom Singers are looking for more singers, rehearsals Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Tickets on sale for Beauty and the Beast, July 3. Ext. 4255.

Fridays in June are free for fathers at the fitness centre.

The Schwartz Reisman Centre is now open, 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. 905-303-1821. www.srcentre.ca

Register now for programs. Call Monique for family and children’s programs, ext. 3047; Staci for adults/ seniors, ext. 3037; Tonya for fitness and health, ext. 3016; Nama for daycare and preschool, ext. 3018, Alex for JCC Chai Sports ext. 4465.

 The outdoor pool opens July 1. For swimming lessons, call Yuri at ext. 3034.

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

Toronto IsReal Dance Festival June 29-July 1. Pre-registration required. 416-221-6280 or www.israelidancetoronto.com.

 Summer Institute for Creative Adults offers adult vocal/choir camp, July 16-20. deannad@mnjcc.org or ext. 250.

Call for submissions to the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. Deadline July 3, 2012. For submission guidelines, esthera@mnjcc.org or ext. 606.

The adult daytime choir runs all summer, Tuesdays 1 p.m. No experience needed.  gillians@mnjcc.org.

A summer evening choir is being offered, Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Open to all, no auditions. music@mnjcc.org.

Aging Is Living: Myth-breaking Stories from Long-Term Care, photography and words by Irene Borins Ash, is on display in the gallery till July 22.

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

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