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Deadline reminder: Due to the Jewish holidays, deadlines will change. Aug. 12 is the deadline for the issue of Aug. 22. Aug. 13 is the deadline for the issue of Aug. 29. Aug. 19 is the deadline for the issue of Sept. 4. Phone 416-416-391-1836, ext. 269; email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.


Saturday, Aug. 10



Orillia Country Shul holds services during the summer with visiting guest rabbis and speakers. Aug. 10, Rabbi Elyse Goldstein; Aug. 17, Rabbi Tina Grimberg; Aug. 24, Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg; Aug. 31, Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld. Services at 10:30 a.m., 151 Creighton St. South. 705-327-7069.



Ian Schlifer leads the Torah discussion this week at Beth  Tikvah Congregation.


Sunday, Aug. 11



Shaar Shalom Synagogue holds a trunk and book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill, Ont.

Tuesday, Aug. 13



Shaarei Shomayim Congregation shows the movie Crossing Delancey at 1 p.m. Members free, guests $3. 416-789-3213.


Wednesday, Aug. 14



The Toronto Workmen’s Circle and the Town of Ajax present a heritage exhibit including Camp Yungvelt and the W.C. Colony, Workmen’s Circle Centre, 471 Lawrence Ave. W., 1-9 p.m. (Ajax exhibit only open from 3-7 p.m.) RSVP by Aug. 9, wcarto@yahoo.com or 416-787-2081.



Shaar Shalom Synagogue continues with its New to Two program, songs, games and crafts for children up to 2, Wednesday mornings. To register, call 905-889-4975.


Other News



Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation is holding a youth fair, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., with inflatables, shofar-making ($5 prepaid only by Aug. 12) a barbecue, and more. Vendors who have a service, product or program of interest to children or teens, contact Rich Winkler at 905-886-3810, ext. 135 or visit www.bayt.ca



Pride of Israel Synagogue is going to see Fiddler on the Roof, Aug. 20. Tickets, which include bus, orchestra theatre ticket and kosher box lunch are $110 for members, $130 for non-members. Call 416-226-0111.



Shaar Shalom Singles and the Intersynagogue Singles (50+) present A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream Dance with music by Rudy and Ester Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 2 Simonston Blvd. $10. Call 905-889-4975, ext. 72.



Baycrest Freeman Family Day Centre is looking for a volunteer who can teach music and is able to incorporate music education into a program. To volunteer, visit www.baycrest.org/volunteer or call 416-785-2500, ext. 2572.

Reena is looking for creative arts volunteers to work with the Reena Theatre Troupe helping to prepare for a major production. Volunteers with skills/interests in dance, music, acting, lighting, sound, scene design and production are needed. The commitment is Sundays 1-5 p.m. from September 2013 to May 2014 at 972 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill. Call Mille Chadwick, 905-889-2690, ext. 2112, or send an email to: mchadwick@reena.org.

Volunteers needed to deliver kosher meals on wheels. Pick up from Baycrest or Pride of Israel Synagogue. Mileage reimbursed. Call Circle of Care, 416-373-4100.



List your spare room or basement apartment with the accommodation registry at Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. Help is available for renters as well. 416-635-5600 or email jinfo@ujafed.org.





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.




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, 12:30 p.m. 905-889-4975.

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

Seniors Cultural Club meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell. 416-630-9444.

New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian Seniors Club. Kosher food, card games. 416-256-1892.

Hadar Senior Citizens Social Club is looking for new members. The club meets Monday and Wednesday afternoons, Garnet Williams Community Centre, 501 Clark Ave., Thornhill. Call Phyllis 905-889-5722.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Trip to Woodbine Casino, Aug. 21; Lunch and Laugh Aug. 15. Monday to Thursday, Mah-jong, Rummikub and dominoes, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, chair exercise for seniors, 10 a.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge; 12:30 p.m.

Active Seniors/Boomers Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155. Aug. 15, Art appreciation, Israeli artists with Osnat Lipa, refreshments at 1:30 p.m., program starts at 2 p.m.

Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W. 416-225-2112. Aug. 8, Sabina Malstman discusses “How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to the Doctor,” 1:30 p.m.; Aug. 13, Rachel Levin discusses “The 10 Most Famous Paintings in the World,” 10 a.m.; Aug. 14, grief and bereavement support group, 11 a.m.; Aug. 15, Debra Flanagan discusses “Top 10 Ways to Improved Wellness for Older Adults,” 1:30 p.m.





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

Now accepting registration for limited spaces in September for junior and senior kindergarten- full-day program with kosher lunch and snacks. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4351.

Mah-jong tournament games for experienced players, Mondays at 1:30 p.m; Casual Yiddish conversation, Mondays 1:30 p.m.; Folkdance with Teme and Sandy, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Recorder with Judy, Wednesdays; Duplicate bridge with Samy Toledano, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

 Spirituelle Divas – new chapters forming. Call to join for monthly get-togethers Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Car, bike and truck show, Aug. 18, 3-6 p.m. BBQ and music. Call ext. 4235.

The movie How to Train your Dragon will be shown under the stars Aug. 25. $10 for ticket and nut-free snacks.




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

Register now for fall programs – music, film lecture series, adult theatre classes, pottery, Hebrew Institute, Jewish learning, kids’ programs, athletics, sports leagues and more –   Aug. 14 for members; Aug. 21 for non-members. Ext. 0.

Adult daytime choir meets all summer, Tuesdays at 1 p.m. No experience or sight reading needed. Email: music@mnjcc.org.

Fall swim lessons registration, Aug. 14 for members, Aug. 21 for non-members. Call ext. 530 or  email swimlessons@mnjcc.org.

Weight of Memory, visual art by David Brock, Mahla Shapiro, Jessica Thalmann, Yael Brotman and Shlomi Amiga is on display at the gallery until Aug. 28. A reception will be held Aug. 8, 7-9 p.m. Call ext. 250 or email deannad@mnjcc.org.

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

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