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Thursday, April 24



The 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising will be commemorated at Toronto Workmen’s Circle, 471 Lawrence Ave. W., 7:30 p.m.



Family law lawyer Victoria Starr discusses “Parental Alienation.” For more information, call the Legal Information Service of Act to End Violence Against Women at 905-695-5374 or email



Vicky Riley Keyes discusses how to downsize your home and de-clutter your life, Temple Har Zion, 8 p.m.



Saturday, April 26



Abe Birnbaum discusses the parshah of the week at Beth Tikvah Synagogue.



Sunday, April 27



Explore Yiddish Culture, a 6-week session for intermediate Yiddish students, Sundays, starting today, 10 a.m., Beth David Synagogue. Register by email: or 416-631-5843.



Frank Maloney, life coach and author, discusses how to live an authentic life, with Singles in the Park, Earl Bales Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. $15/$18. RSVP or 416-631-0005. Singles in the Park is open to single, divorced and widowed Jewish men and women over 50.



Dr. Gillian Rowe, Baycrest Centre, discusses “Keeping your Memory Sharp as you Age,” 11 a.m., Temple Har Zion. $3/$6.



Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro holds a soccerathon at Trio Sportsplex, 601 Cityview Blvd., Woodbridge. Email or



Monday, April 28



Cathy Tile reviews the book The Street Sweeper, Beth Tzedec Congregation, lunch at 1 p.m., review at 1:30 p.m., $20. Call 416-781-3511.



Sara Horowitz discusses “Women and the Holocaust,” today, May 5 and May 26, 7:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation.



Rabbi Lauren Berkun discusses “Where is God in the Midst of Suffering,” 7:30 p.m., First Narayever Congregation.



Katherine Barber discusses “Bachelor for Rent: Surprises in Canadian English,” 2 p.m., Temple Emanu-El.




Tuesday, April 29



Parents of lone soldiers serving in the IDF meet at 7:30 p.m. in Thornhill. Guest speaker, psychologist Nina Josefowitz. To RSVP email Vivian Max, or call 905-881-7963.



Dr. Angie Troyer discusses “Maximum Memory: What memory changes are a normal part of aging,” 1:30 p.m., Holy Blossom Temple.



Robert Rotenberg discusses the crime fiction novel, at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Lunch at 12:15 p.m., lecture at 12:45 p.m. Call 416-221-3433 to register.



Weizmann Canada’s Women and Science Committee presents a panel of accomplished women discussing how they became frontrunners in their fields 6:30 p.m. at Casa Loma. For tickets, call 416-733-9220, or email



Wednesday, April 30



Hana Werner discusses “Ezekiel: Empowering the Judeans,” first in a series of 5 lectures, 2 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation.



Thursday, May 1



Toronto Workmen’s Circle presents a conversation with Alan Borovoy, 7:30 p.m., 471 Lawrence Ave. W.






DANI holds a conference May 4 with keynote speaker Rabbi Michael Taubes discussing “Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion.” Register by April 25. Call 905-889-3264, or email



Rabbi Roy Tanenbaum teaches a class on “When the Bible is confusing,” Part II. Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner teaches a class on “The Jew and her Food, from Sinful to Sacred.” Classes start May 7, at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Call 416-789-7400 to register.


❱  Yad Vashem-Neuberger Holocaust Centre commemorates Yom Hashoah April 27 at Lebovic JCC , 9600 Bathurst St. at 11 a.m. Guest speaker: Leslie Meisels.

❱ Temple Sinai marks Yom Hashoah April 27, 3 p.m. Featuring the story of Cantor emeritus Severin Weingort.

❱ Beth Tikvah Synagogue marks Yom Hashoah April 26, 7 p.m. featuring a presentation by Gerda Frieberg.

❱ The Atlantic Jewish Council and Azrieli Foundation present a Yom Hashoah program April 28, McNally Auditiorium, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Helena Jockel.

❱ Sgoolai Israel Synagogue, Fredericton, N.B., marks Yom Hashoah April 27, 3 p.m. Guest speaker: Hedy Bohm.

❱ Beth-El Synagogue, St John’s, Nfld., marks Yom Hashoah, April 27, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Michael Paul on “Medical atrocities carried out by the Nazis during the war.”



JF&CS Groups



Registration is required for all programs. Classes are open to all members of the community. Fee reductions available. Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215 or visit All classes at the Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted.

❱ Mind-Body Connection for Women: A 7-session group for women who want to learn mindfulness and meditation. Starts April 29, Lebovic JCC, 7 p.m.; May 1, Lipa Green Centre, 7 p.m.

❱ The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group for women to learn how to express anger. Starts May 6, 35 Madison Ave, 3 p.m. or Lipa Green Centre at 7:30 p.m.

❱ Widow/Widower Under 60: A 6-session group for people under 60 who have recently lost a spouse. Starts May 6, 7:30 p.m.

❱ Living with Teens: A 6-session group for parents. Topics include dating, alcohol and setting limits. Starts May 6, 7:30 p.m.

❱ Life skills for Today’s Woman: A 6-session group. Topics include time and stress management, self-esteem. Starts May 6, at 7 p.m.

❱ Parenting the Child/Teen with ADHD: A 4-session group for parents. Starts May 7, at 7 p.m. Call for pre-group assessment.

❱ Adult Children Losing a Parent: A 6-session group for adults who have recently lost a parent. Starts May 7, at 7:30 p.m.



❱ Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups to bereaved parents. Call Beth Feffer at 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or email



For Seniors


❱ Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub, 12:30 p.m. Call Sheila, 416-665-3333, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.

❱ Shaar Shalom. Play duplicate 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.

❱ Temple Har Zion. Play mah-jong Wednesday afternoons. Email

❱ Adult 55+ Miles Nadal JCC. Paul Hyman discusses “Brain Fitness,” April 24, 1:30 p.m., doors open at 1 p.m.

❱ Osnat Lippa discusses “Treasures of the Guggenheim,” April 29, 1 p.m.

For all programs, call 416-924-6211, ext. 155, or email

❱ Bernard Betel Centre for Seniors 416-225-2112. April 29, Jordan Klapman discusses “Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein,” 10 a.m.; May 1, Sue Woods discusses “Eye Care and Vision Loss,” 1:30 p.m.

❱ Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Woodbine April 30 (register in advance); Dance with live music, April 27, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, seniors chair exercise starts May 6; Tuesdays and Thursdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.

❱ Day Centre for Seniors provides a friendly, secure place for seniors with dementia. Transportation provided. Call 905-738-1128.

❱ New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food and is looking for new members. Call George, 416-256-1892.



Prosserman JCC


Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881,

❱ The book club discusses Matadora, April 28, 1 p.m.

❱ The Yiddish group holds a Yom Hashoah program, April 28, 1:30 p.m.

❱ Musician/educator Jordan Klapman hosts a two-part musical journey through Jewish popular songs, April 24 and May 1, 1 p.m.

❱ Iain Scott discusses opera star Enrico Caruso, May 5, 1 p.m.

❱ Osnat Lippa explores the art of J.M.W. Turner and David Hockney, May 13 and 20, 1 p.m.

❱ Amnon Zohar hosts “Israeli Hot Topics,” Thursdays, May 1-29, 10 a.m.

❱ Norene Gilletz gives a workshop on making challah, May 4, 3 p.m.


Miles Nadal JCC

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,

❱ Young Frankenstein, presented by the Curtain Call Players is at the Al Green Theatre, April 23-25, 8 p.m. For tickets, call 416-703-6181.

❱ Yom Hashoah commemoration, April 27, 11 a.m.

❱ Adam Nayman looks at the impact of David Lynch’s films. April 28: Shorts and Eraserhead, 7 p.m..

❱ Sign up for the Summer Institute Adult Vocal/Choral Edition (male voices needed) July 14-18; Theatre Edition Aug. 18-22. ext. 250.

❱ Harmonia, a Jewish choir for youths ages 8 to 18, directed by Yonah Sienna, meets Sundays at 4 p.m. Email

❱ Photos by Rafael Goldchain are at the gallery, April 27-May 19.

❱ Vernal Benton discusses “Power of Attorney, Wills and Trusts,” May 3, 1 p.m.

❱ The women’s chorus meets Mondays 7:30 p.m.; daytime choir meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Gillian Steyck offers small group vocal lessons Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Email

❱ Robert Freedman discusses how Tel Aviv’s urban design shapes the city, May 6, lunch served at 11:30 a.m., lecture at noon.

❱ Health and fitness: MELT Method-full body, Tuesdays, until May 6, 7 p.m., Wednesdays until May 7, 11 a.m. MELT Method – hand and foot, Mondays until May 12, 2:30 p.m. Healthy breast yoga, Wednesdays until June 18, 12:15 p.m. To register for all fitness programs, email, or call ext. 574.

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



Schwartz/Reisman Centre

Lebovic Campus, 9600 Bathurst St. 905-303-1821

❱ Zen kids art for children age 4 to 6 starts May 1. Karate club for children aged 7 to 10, starting April 29. To register, Jennifer 416-638-1881, ext. 3275.

❱ Vendors wanted for an Israeli market for Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration, May 6. Email Andrea at

❱ Join the SR Centre for a trip to see Hay Fever May 28 in Stratford.

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