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Deadline reminder: July 16 is the deadline for the issue of July 26. There is no issue July 19. July 23 is the deadline for the issue of Aug. 2. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.


Thursday, July 5



Max Dublin leads a Yiddish sing-a-long, noon, Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. $18 (includes buffet lunch). RSVP yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.



Saturday, July 7



Orillia Country Shul, 151 Creighton St. S., Atherly, near Orillia, resumes its summer services at 10:30 a.m. July 7, Rabbi Tina Grimberg; July 14 Rabbi Ilyse Glickman. All are welcome. 705-327-7069.

Monday, July 9



Mordechai Bar-On, founder of Kolot, a study centre to promote Jewish values in the Israeli government, discusses “Seven Pillars in an Ideal Jewish Society,” 7:30 p.m., Yeshivat Or Chaim, 159 Almore Ave. 416-633-5770; www.torahinmotion.org.


 Tuesday, July 10



The Megacity Big Band performs at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, in Earl Bales Park, 7 p.m. In case of rain, the performance moves to the Earl Bales Community Centre.



Gerald Ziedenberg discusses Jewish icons of the 20th century. Tonight, Albert Einstein; July 17, Hank Greenberg; July 24, Hannah Senesh. Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, July 12



Chris McKhool performs for children, Earl Bales Park. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m.; performance starts at 7 p.m. Free.


Other News



Kol Ami Temple welcomes Judy Silver as its new director of education. A Toronto native, Silver has worked at Shir Tikvah Congregation, in Minneapolis. Most recently, she was the co-ordinator of the temple’s student teacher program.



The Cutting Veg, a community supported agriculture program, delivers organic produce to Toronto-area synagogues throughout the summer and fall. For more  information, call 647-388-7444 or www.thecuttingveg.com/CSA.



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



The Kavanah Garden celebrates summer, July 15, noon-4 p.m., 18 Lebovic Campus Dr. www.shoresh.ca


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, karen@bethsholom.net or www.bethsholom.net.



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: jinfo@ujafed.org.


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


Seniors Social Club presents violinist Michael Ziskind, July 8, 7 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. RSVP Sandy 416-736-8073; 416-458-1440.

Falls Prevention Program will be held at Baycrest, starting July 30. The 8-week session provides exercise and education for older adults living in the community who have experienced one or more falls or have a fear of falling. OHIP covered. Call 416-785-2488.

Caring for the Caregiver, a free support group for caregivers feeling burned out caring for loved ones with dementia and other illnesses meets July 25, L’chaim Retirement Home, 718 Sheppard Ave. W., 7 p.m. 416-398-7898.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Niagara July 18; Casino Rama Aug. 15. 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.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. July 5, Rabbi Mitch Mandel of Aish Hatorah discusses “The Art of Happiness, Essential Ingredients and Possible Obstacles,” 1:30 p.m.; July 26, Historical guided walk through early Jewish Toronto neighbourhoods.

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, www.prossermanjcc.com.

Hugh Innis teaches a course on the 2012 U.S. presidential election. July 10-31, 10:30 a.m.

Beginner and intermediate Mah Jongg classes start July 25, 1-3 p.m., drop-in duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30- 3:30 p.m.

Tickets still available for the Grand River lunch and show cruise, Aug. 8.

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

Michal Hass teaches Hebrew Aleph 2 Mondays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. starting July 9. For information and placement test, sharonis@mnjcc.org or ext. 154.

Keith Friedlander teaches a course on “People of the Comic Book: Jews and the Graphic Novel,” July 19- Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Curtains is presented by No Strings Theatre and Al Green Theatre, July 26-29, ext.0

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

A summer evening choir is being offered, Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Open to all, no auditions. music@mnjcc.org.

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

The Gallery is calling for submissions for fall exhibits (flat media only). Deadline is Aug. 1. Guidelines at www.mnjcc.org/in-the-gallery or ext. 250.

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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