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Deadline reminder: Feb. 11 is the deadline for the issue of Feb. 21 and Feb. 15 is the deadline for the issue of Feb. 28. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ex. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

 

LEMBA JEWS OF ZIMBABWE

Modreck Zvakavapano Maeresera discusses Zimbabwe’s Lemba Jewish community, in a satellite broadcast from New York, 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai. $10/$15.

 

BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD

Sheldon Glass discusses “Jewish Artists and Moguls from Broadway to Hollywood,” noon, Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. RSVP yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.

MEGILLAT ESTHER

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag takes a closer look at Megillat Esther, 7:30 p.m., Or Chaim Yeshiva. 416-633-5770.

 

Friday, Feb. 8

 

JEWISH GENEALOGY

Les Kelman discusses “My Continuing Search for Roots and How You Can Search for Yours,” 7:30 p.m., Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 18 Wynford Dr. 416-385-3910.

FAMILY SHABBAT

Temple Kol Ami holds a family Shabbat service, 6:30 p.m. 905-709-2620.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

 

ALL-AGES SHABBAT

Danforth Jewish Circle holds an intergenerational Shabbat service, 10 a.m. Eastminster Sanctuary, 310 Danforth Ave.

 

HAVDALAH ON ICE

Join Beth Tikvah Synagogue at Canlan Ice Sports, York University, for skating and Havdalah, 7:30 p.m. RSVP sigal@bethtikvahtoronto.org.

 

TORAH STUDY

Bracha Feder leads the Torah class at Beth Tikvah Synagogue this morning.

 

WOMEN’S ROSH CHODESH

Celebrate Rosh Chodesh, 8:30 p.m., the Chai Centre. info@thechaicentre.com.

 

THE CEMETERY CLUB

Congregation Darchei Noam shows the award-winning documentary The Cemetery Club, 7:30 p.m., 864 Sheppard Ave. W. $5.

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

 

ISRAEL ON CAMPUSES

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs speaker on “The Battle for Israel on University Campuses,” B’nai Shalom Congregation, 10 a.m., Oakville. www.bnaishalom.ca or 905-901-9889.

 

RESPONSES TO SUFFERING

Sherri Wise discusses “Men & Women: Responding to Suffering Alone and Together,” 8 p.m., Westmount Shul, 10 Disera Dr., Unit 250, Thornhill. office@westmountshul.com.

 

FREE HEBREW COURSE

Beth Emeth Synagogue offers a free Hebrew reading course starting today, 9:15 a.m. Call 416-633-3838.

 

THE PEOPLE AND THE BOOK

Torah in Motion presents “A Closer Look at Tanach,” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 416-633-5770; www.torahinmotion.org.

 

PLAY OR LEARN MAH-JONG

Shoshana chapter of Canadian Hadassah presents an afternoon to play or learn to play mah-jong, 1:30 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. $36. For tickets, call 416-630-8373.

 

Monday, Feb. 11

 

PURIM PARTY

The Jewish Club for the Vision Impaired holds a Purim party, 7 p.m., at the Prosserman JCC. Call Bess, 905-508-2892.

 

ELDER CARE

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner  discusses issues in elder care, 8 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

 

TUESDAYS WITH LARRY

The movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project is shown at Beth Tikvah, 2 p.m. $5.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

 

NEW TO TWO

A program for babies and toddlers (up to age 2) and an adult is offered at Shaar Shalom, Wednesdays 10 a.m. Call 905-889-4975 to register.

 

JEWS FOR JUDAISM

Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Understanding the Christian Concepts of Trinity and Satan,” 8 p.m., Beth Torah Congregation. 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca.

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

 

LOAVES OF LOVE

Chabad of Markham holds a challah-baking workshop. $10, girls under 16 admitted free. RSVP 905-886-0420, ext. 221.

 

Other News

 

VENDORS WANTED

Vendors wanted for a March 3 market, 15 Hove St. Proceeds to B’nai Brith programs and Uptown Chabad. Call Sandy, 416-631-8261, or sandygord@gmail.com.

 

 PURIM WITH JEWISH JAZZ

Friends of Yiddish present “A Freleykhen Purim with Jewish Jazz,” featuring Jordan Klapman, Sharon Smith Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah. RSVP Sandy, yiddish18@yahoo.ca or 416-458-1440, by Feb. 13.

 

SURVIVORS VIDEOS

To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, 2013, March of the Living Canada uploaded video accounts by survivors about liberation. To view the videos, go to www.marchoftheliving.org.

 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Act to End Violence Against Women is seeking volunteers to provide emotional support to women who have experienced violence. Training will be provided. Call 905-695-5372 or info@acttoendvaw.org. Knitters (and donations of wool) are also needed to make mittens for children.

 

CARD GAMES

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

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

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

The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group. Starts  Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

Successful Step-parenting: A 6-session group for couples in blended families. Starts Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

One Family, Two Homes: A 6-session series for families experiencing separation and divorce. Starts Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

 

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.

FOR SENIORS

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, Feb. 13. Membership registration now open for 2013.

Bernard Betel Centre, 416-225-2112. Feb. 12, Rachel Levin  discusses “Frida & Diego: Artists and Lovers,” 10 a.m. Feb. 14, Judy Weiss discusses “Beating Those Midwinter Blues,” 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.

New Horizons for Seniors is a discussion group meeting at Beth Tzedec Synagogue, Feb. 11 and March 11, 1:30 p.m.

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, Jordan Klapman discusses composers and performs Oscar-winning songs, Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m. Positive-aging group discussion series with Phyllis Fien starts March 5.

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

Concert with Judy and David on Family Day, Feb. 18. Call ext. 4235.

Tickets for theatre day trips now on sale.

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

Opera with Iain Scott runs Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 7, Aida.

Red Cross babysitters course, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for children 11 and older.

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

Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa, “The Impressionists,” Feb. 12-March 5.

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

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

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

Jewish Immigrant Writing in America, with Sharoni Sibony,  Feb. 7-28, 7 p.m., Ext. 154.

 How-to Purim. Learn blessings, stories and recipes for the holiday. Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m., Ext. 277. Purim Lunch and Learn, Feb. 15, noon.

Clive Lawton discusses “What Are Jews For?” Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Jessica Stuart and the Spectrum house band present a concert, Love, Loneliness and the Spaces Between, Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Al Green Theatre. Tickets, 410/$15 www.algreentheatre.ca.

Adam Nayman discusses the films of the Coen brothers, Feb. 25-April 29.

Register now for the MNJCC Theatre Lab, March 7-May 30. Develop skills while rehearsing pieces from new Jewish theatre.

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

Paintings by Irit Epstein on display in the gallery until Feb. 18.

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.

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. Call ext. 3037 to register. www.srcentre.ca.

Celebrate family day with karate, basketball, computer, clay and printmaking workshops and more. Feb. 18, 1-5 p.m.

Red Cross babysitting class for children 11 and older, March 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call ext. 3028.

Eleanor Silverberg discusses “Caring for An Adult with a Chronic Mental Health or Brain Disorder,” Feb. 17, 10 a.m.

Pizza party and animal show for grandparents and grandchildren, March 24, 10 a.m. Call ext. 3025.

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