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Deadline reminder: Jan. 28 is the deadline for the issue of Feb. 7 and Feb. 4 is the deadline for the issue of Feb. 14. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

 

ADULT LEARNING

The Melton School of Adult Learning holds a class at Beth Emeth taught by Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner: The Book Of Jonah, 10-11 a.m., Jan. 24-Feb 28. toronto@meltonschool.org to register.

 

DRAGON BOAT INFO NIGHT 

One Family Fund holds an info night about their dragon boat trip May 6-11. 88 Yonge Blvd., 7:30 p.m. RSVP Jennifer@onefamilyfund.ca.

 

Friday, Jan. 25

 

TU B’SHVAT SEDER

Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism holds a young adult seder with Denise Handlarski, 7 p.m., Jones/Gerrard area. RSVP 416-385-3910 or roby@oraynu.org.

 

SHABBAT SHIRAH

Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir and Band celebrates Shabbat Shirah, starting at 7: 15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26

 

TU B’SHVAT SEDERS

 City Shul holds an adult Tu b’Shvat seder. By pre-registration only. www.cityshul.com or 647-799-3557.

Beth Sholom holds a Tu b’Shvat seder 10:30 a.m. Naomi 416-783-6103 or naomi@bethsholom.net.

 

SHABBAT SHIRAH

Shaarei Shomayim hosts a gala concert with violinist Moshe Hammer. For tickets, call 416-789-3213.

Beth Tikvah, Beth Emeth, Beth Radom and Beth Jacob Hamilton synagogues host a Melaveh Malka Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Beth Tikvah. Havdalah, sing-along and folkdancing. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children under 13 free. 416-221-3433.

Beth Tzedec celebrates Shabbat Shirah with a sermon in song, 8:45 a.m. Cantor Simon Spiro and the band Beyond the Pale perform at a community concert, 8 p.m. Tickets $20/$25, info@beth-tzedec.org; 416-781-3511.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

 

SHABBAT SHIRAH

Beth Emeth Sisterhood celebrates Shabbat Shirah with the Varsity Jews, brunch and performance. Call 416-633-3838.

 

TU B’SHVAT SEDER

Oraynu Congregation hosts a Tu b’Shvat Seder, 5:30 p.m., 18 Wynford Dr. 416-385-3910.

 

YOUTH CONCERT

The Kachol Lavan Choir and the Temple Sinai Youth Choir perform 11 a.m., Temple Sinai, 416-487-4161 or office@templesiani.net.

 

ISRAEL & THE MIDDLE EAST

Mordechai Kedar discusses “Israel and Her Struggle to Survive in the Middle East,”  10:30 a.m. at the Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave. W.  Dr. Kedar speaks at Temple Sinai at 7:30 p.m.

 

JEWISH FOOD CONFERENCE

Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs and the Miles Nadal JCC discuss the intersection between Jewish tradition and contemporary food issues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Miles Nadal JCC. Email sabrina@shoresh.ca or visit http://shoresh.ca; then click on Shoresh Food Conference.

 

THE FLYING RABBI

Rabbi Stephen Wise, the Flying Rabbi, discusses “Israel- Repairing the World,” 7:30 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

 

MIX IT UP

One Family Fund holds a cocktail evening with silent auction and entertainment, 7 p.m.,  1 King St. W. Onefamilyfund.ca; then click on Mix It Up.

 

TUESDAYS WITH LARRY

Screening of The Debt, Beth Tikvah, 2 p.m. $5 at the door.

 

AN EVENING WITH AL GORE

Temple Sinai presents former U.S. vice-president Al Gore speaking from New York by satellite, 7:30 p.m. $10/$15. 416-487-3281.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30

 

JEWISH GENEALOGY

Cantor Ron Graner speaks about the music of David Nowakowsky to the Jewish Genealogical Society, 8 p.m., Temple Sinai. www.jgstoronto.ca.

 

HANDWRITING & KABBALAH

Annette Poizner discusses  “Using Handwriting and Kabbalah for Self-discovery,” 1:30 p.m., Shaar Shalom.

 

Thursday, Jan. 31

 

MEMORY AND AGING

Dr. Morris Moscovitch discusses “Memory, Aging and the Brain,” 8 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue.

 

ONE FAMILY HIKE

Learn about the One Family Fund’s Road to Jerusalem Hike (Oct. 13-17), tonight at Beth Torah Congregation, 7:30 p.m. or Feb. 6, Holy Blossom, 7:30 p.m. RSVP Jennifer@onefamilyfund.ca.

 

Other News

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario offers self-help groups to bereaved parents. Beth Feffer, JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or bfeffer@jfandcs.com.

A spousal bereavement group for ages 55+ runs Jan. 29 through March 5, 2-4 p.m., Circle of Care, 4211 Yonge St. Call 416-635-2900, ext. 418 or 462.

 

DAYCARE REGISTRATION

Chabad Markham’s Torah Tots is now offering a full-day program. Goldie Plotkin, 905-886-0420, ext. 225.

Registration is now open for Temple Sinai’s nursery school, 2013/2014. Call Bibi Golberg, 416-487-3281, or bibi@templesinai.net.

 

HILLEL ACADEMY REUNION

Hillel Academy of Ottawa,  class of 1963 is holding a reunion in Ottawa May 19. For more information, contact Murray Major ibmsubwaymilty@gmail.com.

 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Reena is looking for a volunteer to serve as a marketing and outreach co-ordinator. Strong marketing background and communication skills required. Health and fitness facilitators to connect with individuals with developmental disabilities also required. Call Arlene Margolese, 905-889-6484, ext. 2111, or amargolese@reena.org.

 

CARD GAMES

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Sheila, 416-665-3333, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.

Play bridge Mondays 1:30 p.m, Shaar Shalom. Lessons at 12:30 p.m., Mondays. 905-889-4975.

Experienced mah-jong and Rummikub players meet Mondays and Wednesdays at Beth Emeth. 416-633-3838.

Registration is required for all programs. Groups and workshops are open to all members of the community and fee reductions are available. All classes at Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted. Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or www.jfandcs.com.

When You’re About to Separate: What to Tell the Kids: A workshop for parents about to separate or in the early stages of separation. How and when to tell the children, as well as ideas and strategies to best meet your child’s needs will be discussed. Jan. 24, Promenade Mall, Suite 313, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

FOR SENIORS

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Barber, hairdresser, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. Casino Rama, Feb. 13. Tuesdays, seniors gentle fitness with personal trainer, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Membership registration now open for 2013.

Bernard Betel Centre, 416-225-2112. Jan. 29, Natasha Fatah  discusses “Reporting on Ethnic and Cultural Diversity,” 10 a.m.; Jan. 30, interactive animal show, 1:30 p.m.; Jan. 31, Elizabeth Stanton discusses “Bone Health and Osteoporosis,” 1:30 p.m.

Wagman Centre Entertainers are in rehearsal for their new production and looking for men who love to sing, dance and entertain. Call J. Ross, 416-733-0580.

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 and casino trips. 416-256-1892.

Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext 155, Michael Mandel discusses “Jewish Toronto as Reflected in the Yiddish Press 1935-1953,” Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m. Opera appreciation with Iain Scott Jan. 29, Feb. 5., Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m.

Caregivers Support Group meets at Dementia Support Seniors Day Centre, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., 1140 Sheppard Ave. W., unit 12, 416-398-7898.

Edithvale Seniors gentle fitness offers Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes on Mondays 10:30 a.m. $60. A group is forming for easy-to-learn Tai Chi Chih, Thursdays 10:30 a.m. $85 for 6 lessons. Beginner’s special: 2 students $150. Call Helen, 416-665-9050.

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

Tickets for theatre day trips now on sale.

Purim Carnival and Circus Show, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. For circus tickets, call ext. 0.

Opera with Iain Scott runs Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 24, Tosca, Jan. 31, Don Giovanni.

Film lectures with Kevin Courrier, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.

Social art program, Mondays, 2 p.m.; folkdance, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; recorder, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.; Shalom Singers, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.; current events, Thursdays, 12:45 p.m.

Registration for daycare and nursery 2013-14 now open. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4351.

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

 Awakening the Voice, Sounding the Soul: Jewish Chanting Circle with Rabbi Miriam Margles, Jan. 23-June 26, 7:30-9 p.m., twice monthly. $10 drop-in or $80 for the series. Info: music@mnjcc.org.

Kevin Courrier discusses the films of Woody Allen, Mondays until Feb.11, 7-9 p.m.

Songwriting workshop with Kobi Hass, Jan. 31-April 4, 7-9 p.m. Hands-on course for both relative beginners and experienced songwriters. Call ext. 0 or music@mnjcc.org.

The MNJCC Klezmer Ensemble meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. The Women’s Chorus meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m.

Photographs of Jewish Morocco by Aaron Vincent Elkaim on display in the gallery until Jan. 27.

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

Lebovic Campus, 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. 905-303-1821. www.srcentre.ca.

“Love and Relationships through the Teenage Lens,” Rabbi Avi Levinson, Jan. 24, 8 p.m.

Living with Integrity, Rabbi Mendel Bernstein, Jan. 28-March 4.

“Jewish Parenting,” Rabbi Chezi Zionce, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Book club with Nick Maes, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Bingo, Jan. 31, 1 p.m.; CPR and first aid, Feb. 3, 1 p.m.; Glee Club, Jan. 28-April 15, 7:30 p.m.

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