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Deadline reminder: Jan. 16 is the deadline for the issue of Jan. 26. Jan. 23 is the deadline for the issue of Feb. 2. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com, or fax 416-391-0829.

 

Thursday, Jan. 12

 

JEWISH HISTORY LECTURES

Martin Lockshin discusses “The Jewish Spanish Diaspora,” as part of Congregation Darchei Noam’s Jewish history series, 7:30 p.m.

 

RABBI SHLOMO CARLEBACH

 Cantor Marshall Loomer presents the story of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, who revolutionized worship and prayer through music, at Beth David Synagogue, 7:30 p.m. 416-633-5500.

 

EXPLORING PSALMS

A class studying some of the best-known Psalms will be taught by Rebecca Rotenberg Nadler Thursday mornings, starting today, 208 Coldstream Ave. Call 416-877-2050 or www.mekorot.ca.

 

Friday, Jan. 13

 

CREATIVE WRITING

Sylvia Warsh teaches a creative writing class 10:30 a.m. Fridays, starting today at the Betel Centre. 416-225-2112.

 

Sunday, Jan. 15

 

YIDDISH CLASSES FOR ALL

Yiddish classes for all levels are offered Sunday mornings starting today at Beth David Synagogue. Yiddish classes for kids in junior kindergarten or older, with art, drama and music taught by Ruth Gerlock begin today at Beth David Synagogue. E-mail to:  committeeforyiddish@ujafed.org or call Ester Klimitz, 416-635-2883, ext. 5189.

 

JEWISH MEDIATION

Howard Warren discusses “Mediation in Jewish Family Matters,” 7 p.m., the Lodzer Synagogue. 416-636-6665.

 

JEWISH MUSIC JOURNEY

Children in grades one to six are invited to the Morris Winchevsky School’s new program, “A Jewish Music Journey Through the Ages,” Sunday mornings. Call 416-789-5502 or www.tsjcs.com.

 

AMERICAN MATCHMAKER

Friends of Yiddish are showing the movie American Matchmaker in Yiddish with English subtitles, 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue with commentary by Shlomo Schwartzberg. RSVP   Sandy, 416-458-1440, 416-736-8073 or yiddish18@yahoo.ca.

 

Monday, Jan. 16

 

BIBLICAL FAMILY RELATIONS

Shayna Kravetz teaches a   class exploring biblical family relations, “Moshe, Aharon, Miriam: A Family Story,” Monday evenings, starting today, Or Chaim Yeshiva. Call 416-877-2050 or www.mekorot.ca.

 

BIBLICAL HEROINES

Chabad of Markham offers a 6-week course for women on heroines of the Bible, starting today, 83 Green Lane, Thornhill. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 221, or www.chabadmarkham.org.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 17

 

JEWISH DIABETES MEETING

Pharmacist Tino Montopoli discusses “Prescription And Non-Prescription Drugs For People With Diabetes” at the Jewish diabetes chapter meeting, 8 p.m., Pride of Israel Synagogue. Visit  www.diabetes.ca or call 416-363-0177, ext. 7403.

 

BOOK REVIEW

Heather Kassel reviews the book The Free World by David Bezmozgis, 8 p.m. at Adath Israel Synagogue. Call 416-499-6920 or 416-493-3626.

 

EXERCISE AND LIFESTYLE

Cindy Mortimer discusses “Therapeutic Exercises and Ways to Have a Healthy Lifestyle,” Temple Har Zion. Bring your lunch at noon, program begins at 12:30. 905-889-2252.

 

MATTER OF SIZE

The film Matter of Size will be shown in Hebrew with English subtitles at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 2 p.m. Larry Anklewicz  provides a commentary. 416-221-3433.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 18

 

POMEGRANATE GUILD

Member artists of the Pomegranate Guild show a textile piece based on the theme “A Day of Creation,” Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 8 p.m.

 

Thursday, Jan. 19

 

JEWISH-ITALIAN PROJECT

Michael Chazan, of the Archaeological Centre, University of Toronto, discusses, “The Birth of a Project: The 2011 Excavation at Huqoq, Israel,” 7:15 p.m.,  Carr Hall, Room 404, St. Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph St.

 

APPROACHING RETIREMENT

Amy D’Aprix discusses “Making the Most of Life’s Transitions: Before and After Retirement,” 7:30 p.m. at Temple Har Zion. 905-889-2252.

 

Other News

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

Support groups for people who have lost a child or a loved one begin in January at Hospice Thornhill. Call Bonnie Strand, 905-764-0656, ext. 227.

 

MELTON MINI SCHOOL

Melton Mini School classes are open for registration. Bereshit II-Midrash and commentary will be taught by Loretta Tanenbaum Wednesday mornings, starting Feb. 15. Call 416-789-7400 or visit www.melton-toronto.org.

 

HARBORD CI REUNION

Anyone who ever attended or taught at Harbord Collegiate Institute is invited to its 120th birthday party, April 26-27, 2012. www.HarbordClub.com.

 

EARLY-BIRD PRICES

Early-bird prices are now available for Beth Tikvah’s spring lunch and learn series. Call 416-221-3433, ext. 352, or helen@bethtikvahtoronto.org.

 

LOOKING TO RENT?

If you are looking to rent your  basement apartment or extra room, you can list it free with UJA’s Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto in the Lipa Green Centre. People looking for a place to live can find help as well. 416-635-5600 or jinfo@ujafed.org.

 

JF&CS GROUPS

Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 215, or www.jfandcs.com. All programs require pre-registration. All programs are held at the Lipa Green Centre, unless otherwise noted.

The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group for women, starting Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Living With Teens: A 6-session group for parents, starting Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Life Skills for Today’s Woman: A 6-session group for women, starting Feb. 2, 7 p.m.

Effective Parenting: A 4-session group for parents of children 2-11, starting Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple: A 5-session marriage preparation course, starting Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Beth Tzedec Synagogue.

Dating in Midlife: A workshop for men and women over 40 who have been single for more than 2 years. Feb. 15.

You’re About to Separate, What to Tell The Kids: a workshop for parents, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

High-Conflict Divorce: A workshop for parents, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.

SENIORS

Association of Jewish Seniors meets Jan. 19, registration 9:30 a.m., program 10 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. Susan Jackson discusses “The New Jewish Toronto: What Your Grandchildren Are In For.” RSVP Tammy, 416-635-2900, ext. 458.

Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama Jan. 18.  Tuesdays, gentle exercise tailored to seniors, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

LZA 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, casino trips.  Romi and ulti card players welcome. 416-256-1892.

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Sheila, 416-665-3333.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. Jan. 13, Zumba class, 9 a.m., Jan. 17, Mark Freedman discusses “Substance Abuse,” 10 a.m., Jan. 19, “Diabetes Education,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Iain Scott discusses “Great Opera Singers: Placido Domingo at 70,”  Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m.

Computer beginners course starts Feb. 14 for 8 weeks. Small class with personal attention $70.

Active 55 Plus Speakers Series, Miles Nadal JCC 416-924-6211, ext. 526. George Torys discusses “Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and How to Reduce the Risk of Developing the Disease,” Jan. 18, 12:30 p.m.

Senior Gentle Fitness Club offers tai chi classes at Edithvale Community Centre, Tuesdays 10 a.m. or Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Call Helen 416-665-9050.

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

Daycare and preschool registration for the 2012-13 school year is open. Spaces available for preschool, nursery, junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4351.

Duplicate bridge, Thursdays, 12-3:30 p.m.

Register now for all winter children’s programs. Call Monique Shapiro, ext. 4012. 

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

Tickets for the Toronto Jewish Film Society’s 2012 season are on sale now. Call Joelle Malka, ext. 139.

Shabbat programs for children begin Jan. 13. Call ext. 277 or sarahbn@mnjcc.org.

Kevin Courrier teaches a course on “American Movies and the Politics of Idealism,” Mondays starting Jan. 16. Call ext. 606 or e-mail film@mnjcc.org.

Adult Hebrew courses begin the week of Jan. 16. Call ext. 154 or sharonis@mnjcc.org.

Shoresh Food Conference on Jewish tradition and contemporary food issues, Feb. 5. www.shoresh.ca or sabrina@shoresh.ca.

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner  teaches a course on “Icons of Spanish Jewry,” Thursdays 8 p.m., starting Feb. 9. Call ext. 154.

Textiles, an exhibit by Sheree Rasmussen, is at the gallery until Jan. 30.

The Michael Bernstein Chapel, on the 3rd floor, holds services every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. followed by breakfast. Call  Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200.

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