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Deadline reminder: Nov. 28 is the deadline for the issue of Dec. 8. Dec. 5 is the deadline for the issue of Dec. 15. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail

Thursday, Nov. 24

Tarek Fatah discusses “The Jew Is Not My Enemy,” 7 p.m., Beth David Synagogue. Presented by Na’amat Canada. For  tickets, 416-636-5425 or

Shaar Shalom Synagogue holds a games night for adults, 7:45 p.m. Penny, 905-889-9444.

Eric Lawee discusses “Abarbanel: Bible Commentator, Philosopher and Friend,” 8:15 p.m., Yeshivat Or Chaim.

Camp Northland-B’nai Brith hold a film night to benefit “Send a Kid to Camp Fund.” Silent auction, 7 p.m.; movie Sixty-Six shown at 8:30 p.m., Miles Nadal JCC. Tickets: or 905-881-0018.

 Friday, Nov. 25

Dr. Daniel Gorman discusses “Is This Just a Phase? A Conversation about Children’s Mental Health” following Shabbat services, 8 p.m., Temple Emanu-El, 120 Old Colony Rd.

Celebrate the Annex Shul’s fifth anniversary with Shabbat services at 6:30 p.m. and dinner. At the Wolfond Centre. Register at

Saturday, Nov. 26

Toronto Partnership Minyan meets 9:30 a.m., Bet Habonim, 5 Glen Park. Rabbi Marty Lockshin  gives a shiur at 12:30 followed by lunch. For lunch go to

Rebecca Winter discusses the mitzvah of honouring one’s parents, 7:30 p.m., Or Chaim Yeshiva.

Sunday, Nov. 27

The Toronto Board of Rabbis presents a program for Chanukah featuring the Toronto Jewish Chorus and a discussion on “Chanukah Through The Stages,” and public prayer for Rosh Chodesh. Children’s program also offered, 10 a.m., Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord St.

BEBY social club holds a bingo afternoon, 2 p.m., Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue.

Sen. Jerry Grafstein, Rabbi Daniel Sperber, Rabbi Roy Tanenbaum and Rabbi Wayne Allen will be honoured at the inaugural convocation for the Canadian Yeshiva and Rabbinical School, 2 p.m., Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. Reserved seating at

Join Temple Kol Ami families for roller-skating fun, 3 p.m., Scooter’s Roller Palace, 2105 Royal Windsor Dr., Mississauga.

A film about the Shinonome Japanese Chorus with its cantorial/Israeli repertoire will be shown at 7 p.m., Lodzer Synagogue, 12 Heaton St.,

Monday, Nov. 28

Megan Lowe and Tera Beaulieu, of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, discuss teen behaviour and how substance use and gaming abuse go hand in hand with teen mental health disorders, 7:30 p.m., 4700 Bathurst St. 416-633-5100.

Camp Moshava holds a gala dinner, On the Park Conference  Centre. Call 416-630-7578 or

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Simon Houpt speaks about art theft, noon, Beth Tikvah Synagogue. By reservation only. Call 416-221-3433, ext. 352, or

Wednesday, Nov.30

Martin Lockshin lectures on “Medieval Jewish Thinkers and the Creation of Normative Judaism,” 7:30 p.m., Congregation Darchei Noam.

Bialik Hebrew Day School’s choir performs with the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, 7:30 p.m., Bialik School, 2760 Bathurst St.

Stefan Reif discusses “What Kind of Jerusalem Was Envisioned in Early Rabbinic Prayer: Insights from the Genizah Collection,” 7:30 p.m., Beth David Synagogue.

Thursday, Dec.1

 Beit Halochem Canada, Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, holds an evening of dinner, dancing and live entertainment, 7 p.m., La Primavera Banquet Hall, 77 Woodstream Blvd., Vaughan. No tickets sold at the door. Call 905-695-0611 or
Mark Steyn discusses, “After America: Can the West Be Saved?” 8 p.m., Holy Blossom.
Other News

L’Chaim Cancer Support Group for Women seeks Jewish women who have had colon, ovarian or other gynecological cancers to serve as telephone support buddies to Jewish women undergoing cancer treatment. Training  provided. Call 416-630-0203 or e-mail
Drivers needed to deliver kosher meals on wheels. Mileage reimbursed. Call Inna 416-373-4100.
Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto needs volunteers for its information desk in the Lipa Green Centre, Monday and Tuesday mornings. If you have good computer skills and are familiar with the Greater Toronto Jewish community, call Barbara Barak, 416-631-5843 or
Volunteer tutors are needed for a homework club sponsored by Ve’ahavta at Briar Hill Junior Public School (Lawrence Heights) Tuesday afternoons. Tessa, 416-964-7698, ext. 216, or

Ahavat Shalom Synagogue is planning a Chanukah family retreat, Dec. 23-25. For more information, call 416-826-1024 or

All programs require pre-registration. Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or
Dating in Midlife: For men and women over 40 who have been single for 2 or more years, Nov. 30, 35 Madison Ave., 7 p.m.
How to Achieve a Good Divorce: For people in the early stages of separation or divorce, Nov. 29, Lipa Green Centre, 7 p.m.
About People

Saul Feldberg, chairman and CEO of Global Group, a world leader in office furniture manufacturing, has accepted the position of honorary chairman of the board of Canadian Friends of Meir Medical Center in Israel.  “Being a highly ethical entrepreneur, Mr. Feldberg is also a philanthropist, remembering the hardship he endured during the Holocaust, and shares his wealth with more than 30 different charities,” said Dr. Eytan Wirtheim, CEO of Meir Hospital.

New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food, casino trips.  Romi and ulti card players welcome. Call 416-256-1892.
Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (55+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Ongoing activities: gentle exercise class, bridge, line dancing.
LZA Seniors Cultural Club meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell. 416-630-9444.
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. Jerrold Karch discusses growing up in a small town in Ontario, 10 a.m., Nov. 29.
Personal coach Judy Weiss  discusses the “Winter Blues,” 1:30 p.m., Dec. 1.
Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Carole Greenwood, Baycrest scientist, discusses, “Cognitive Retention with Aging: Relationship Between Diet and Brain Functioning,”Nov. 24, 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Nicole Anderson discusses “Memory and Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not and What You Can Do About It.” Learn about memory improvement strategies. Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m.

Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881,
Register now for winter break camp to be held at Toronto Heschel School. Ext. 4039 or
One-day Basic Judaism Crash Course, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, ext. 4235.
Register now for grandparents, grandkids party, Feb. 19 event sells out fast. Ext. 4012.

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,
Register now for the 2012 Toronto Jewish Film Society. Call Joelle Malka, ext. 139.
Shlomo Schwartzberg looks at specific film genres. Nov. 28, Comedy, 7 p.m.
Crash course in basic Judaism, Nov. 27 with Baruch Sienna. E-mail or ext. 154.
The novel Mara is presented in a literary concert featuring Lilly, Micah and Daniel Barnes, Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Tickets, ext. 0 or
Stuart Schoenfeld discusses practical steps to lower stress and make the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony more meaningful, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.
An exhibit about Janusz Korczak and the children of the Warsaw Ghetto is at the gallery until Dec. 2.
The Michael Bernstein Chapel holds services Thursdays at 7:15 a.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m., followed by breakfast. Call Coleman Bernstein, 416-968-0200.

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