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What's New: Week of June 21


Deadline reminder: June 25 is the deadline for the issue of July 5. June 29 is the deadline for the issue of July 12 and for listings intended for July 19, as there is no issue July 19. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail


Thursday, June 21



Gerald Ziedenberg discusses “The Story of The Exodus – the Ship That Launched a Nation,” 7:30 p.m., Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave. $3/$5.



Melton Mini School is offering a class on “Forgotten Scriptures; Books That Never Made It Into Anyone’s Bible,” taught by Barrie Wilson, Beth Emeth Synagogue,10 a.m. June 21-July 12. Call 416-789-7400.



Rabbi Michael Dolgin discusses “The left is wrong, the right is wrong: A centrist approach to the the Israeli/Palestinian situation,” Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. Refreshments at 7 p.m.; presentation 7:30 p.m.



Rabbi Lazer Brody, translator of The Garden of Emuna speaks at Chabad Romano Centre, 10500 Bathurst St., today at 8 p.m. RSVP 905-303-1880; June 23 at the Sephardic Kehila Centre, 7026 Bathurst St., 10:30 p.m. RSVP 416-827-7666; June 24 at Adas Israel Synagogue, 125 Cline Ave. S., Hamilton, 10:30 a.m. RSVP 905-928-9615.


 Friday, June 22



Am Shalom Synagogue in Barrie is holding its annual fundraising golf tournament in support of Gilda’s Club, Innisbrook Golf Course. For information on registration or sponsorship, call 705-792-3949.


Saturday, June 23



Kulanu Toronto and Congregation Shir Libeynu hold a pre-Pride Karaoke Night, 9:30 p.m., Spirits Bar and Grill, 642 Church St. RSVP   to



Rabbi Meir Soloveichik discusses “Serving Man and God in the Twilight Zone: Reflections on Judaism and Western Thought,” 10:45 p.m., Or Chaim Yeshiva, 159 Almore Ave. 416-633-5770;


B’nai Shalom Congregation of Halton-Peel, a Conservative congregation, meets at 10 a.m. in Oakville. or 905-901-9889.


Sunday, June 24



Yachad and Dinah branches of National Council of Jewish Women are holding a garage sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Council House, 4700 Bathurst St.

Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood is holding a yard sale, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1950 Bathurst St. Proceeds to camp scholarships.



A ballroom dance lesson will be given at Beth Radom Synagogue, 18 Reiner Rd.,7:30 p.m. E-mail: $12.



Jordan Klapman performs a musical presentation of “Oscar-winners: Hollywood’s Greatest Hit Songs,” 7 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre, $10 RSVP; 416-631-0005. Singles in the Park welcomes single, divorced and widowed men and women over 55.


Monday, June 25



Dr. Alan Kaplan and Hilda Swirsky discuss the risks of air pollution and how to reduce health hazards, 8 p.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue. $3/$5.



Myriam Shechter discusses the music of Lorenzo Da Ponte, 1:30 p.m., with the Temple Sinai Social Club. $10/$12. 416-487-3281.


Wednesday, June 27



Rabbi Gedalia Zweig discusses “Women and Kaddish,” 7:30 p.m. at Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation, 613 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill.



Medina Theatre presents a staged reading of Opening Night, 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai. $7. For more information, call Fran, 416-638-2716, or Morris, 416-785-0344.


Other News



New Voices for Yiddish is looking for a female performer with some knowledge of Yiddish for an upcoming show. Call Nathan Garnick, 416-633-6755.



Shaar Shalom Synagogue is holding a Canada Day dance for singles (45 and older), July 1, with DJ Dave Jones. $8. Call David, 416-224-9494.



Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America, for Jewish outdoor enthusiasts, is holding a Labour Day retreat in Colorado, Aug. 30-Sept. 3. To register, visit or call 1-888-MOSAICS (667-2427).


Torah in Motion presents “Journeys through Jewish History” with Marc Shapiro, Italy July 9-19; Central Europe Aug. 2-12. 416-633-5770.



JumpStart Hebrew is a program for children entering JK to Grade 2, Aug. 27-31 at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Children will be introduced to Hebrew through art, music and play. E-mail Karen Goodis, or



Registration for Torah Tots, September 2012, at Chabad Lubavitch of Markham is now open. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 227.



List your basement apartment or extra room free with UJA Federation’s Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. If you’re looking for a place to live, JIST can assist you as well. Visit JIST in the Lipa Green Centre, 416-635-5600 or e-mail:



Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. Call Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or


Support group for caregivers burned out caring for loved ones with dementia will be held June 27, 7 p.m. at L’Chaim Retirement  Homes, 718 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-398-7898.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Niagara July 18. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

Earl Bales Seniors Woodworkers has state-of-the-art equipment and is open to seniors interested in woodworking and crafts. Call Morty, 416-783-6078; 416-630-6487.

The Bridge Club at Forest Hill Library is seeking new members. Call Lea (evenings), 416-487-7630.

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, casino trips. 416-256-1892.

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue welcomes new players for mah-jong and Rummikub Monday and Wednesday afternoons. 416-633-3838.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. June 26, Rachel Levin   discusses “How Artists Have Depicted Women Reading since the Middle Ages,” 10 a.m.; June 27, Canada Day Festival, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; June 28, James Buttoo discusses “The Myths and Facts of Immunization,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. June 28, enjoy light classical music performed by a string quartet,  1:30 p.m.

Active 55 Plus Fitness 416-924-6211, ext. 526, Colin Blayney. Ongoing yoga, dance fitness and aquafitness classes.

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

Kevin Courrier teaches a course on “The man who would be king – John Huston,” June 27- July 25, 1 p.m..

Seniors art exhibit, June 25, 2-4 p.m.; Movie Monday Waltz With Bashir, June 25, 1 p.m.

Ongoing programs: Folk dance, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; Current events, Thursdays, 12:45 p.m.; Duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30 p.m. The Shalom Singers are looking for more singers. Rehearsals Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Tickets on sale for Beauty and the Beast, July 3. Ext. 4255.

Fridays in June are free for fathers at the fitness centre.

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,

Adam Nayman discusses the film Eyes Wide Shut, June 25, 7 p.m.

A reading of the play The Kalamazoo Diaries, a comedy in development by Natalie Fingerhut, will be held June 26, 7 p.m.

Toronto IsReal Dance Festival June 29-July 1. Pre-registration required. 416-221-6280 or

 Summer Institute for Creative Adults offers adult vocal/choir camp, July 16-20. or ext. 250.

Call for submissions to the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. Deadline July 3, 2012. For submission guidelines, or ext. 606.

The adult daytime choir runs all summer, Tuesdays 1 p.m. No experience needed.

Aging Is Living: Myth-breaking Stories from Long-term Care, photography by Irene Borins, is on display in the gallery till July 22.

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

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