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What's New: Week of August 9


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Thursday, Aug. 9



One Family Fund holds its golf tournament at King Valley Golf Club,1 p.m., 15675 Dufferin St.



Gonrah Desgohwah White Pine Dancers perform at the family fun night at the Barry Zukerman Auditorium, Earl Bales Park. Free activities begin at 5:30 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 11



Orillia Country Shul, 151 Creighton St. S., Atherly, near Orillia, resumes its summer services at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11, Rabbi Cory Weiss. Aug. 18, Rabbi Micah Streiffer. All are welcome. 705-327-7069.


Sunday, Aug. 12



Shaar Shalom Singles (45+) present award-winning singer Andrea Garofalo, 7:30 p.m., 2 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill. $10. David, 416-224-9494.



Jewish War Veterans of  Canada, Toronto post, meet,  breakfast 9:30 a.m.; meeting 10:30 a.m., Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St.



PJ Library holds a story-time event, 10 a.m. at the Schwartz Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. Story times also Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 at Wood Valley Park. Free. Registration required at the website:


Tuesday, Aug. 14



The Royal Canadian Legion Concert Band performs tonight at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, in Earl Bales Park, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, the Casablanca Orchestra performs. In case of rain, the performance moves to the Earl Bales Community Centre.



Gerald Ziedenberg discusses Jewish icons of the 20th century.  Tonight, Leo Frank. Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, Aug. 16



Try Frumba, a cardio dance class for women set to Jewish, Israeli music, 7:15, Pride of Israel Synagogue, 55 Lissom Cres. Call 416-226-0111 for tickets.


Other News



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



The Shira Singers, who perform for seniors in the GTA, are looking for new choir members. Call Yair, 905-886-1755.


The Temple Sinai Social Club is going to see The Merry Wives of Windsor, Theatre By The Bay, Barrie, Aug. 15. Bus and matinée, $55. Reserve with Marcie, 416-487-3281.

Beth Emeth Theatre Tours is going to Stratford Sept. 12 to see  42nd Street. Bus and matinée, $100. Call Tema Wasserman, 905-770-0355.



An all-day workshop featuring yoga, meditation, drumming, Pilates, movement and drama will be held Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 18 Lebovic Campus Dr., Vaughan. $100 (financial assistance available). To register: For more info, send an email to:



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



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. Email Karen Goodis, or



Oscar winner Jon Voight is the guest speaker at UJA Campaign’s 2013 launch, Aug. 21, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 7:30 p.m. $45. 416-631-5705 or



Melton Adult Mini School is open for registration for the fall term. Classes meet Wednesday mornings at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Call Loretta, 416-789-7400 or visit the website:



Torah Tots at Chabad Lubavitch of Markham is open for fall registration. 905-886-0420, ext. 227.

Temple Sinai Nursery School is holding an open house Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m., with bouncy castle, pizza dinner and games. RSVP 416-487-3291 or


High Holiday tickets for services at Shaar Shalom Synagogue are now available to the public. Call 905-889-4975.


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


PEP Group presents entertainer Marc Ballesteros, Aug. 9, 12:30 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. RSVP Terri 416-785-0335.

Seniors Social Club presents Yitzhak Argaman, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. RSVP Sandy 416-736-8073 or 416-458-1440.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, Aug. 15. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m. First class free.; Wednesdays, social 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 & Zoomers, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Aug. 9, illustrated presentation about Picasso, 1:30 p.m.

Active 55 Plus Fitness 416-924-6211, ext. 526, Colin Blayney. Join Josh Matlow Sept. 5 at 8 a.m. for the launch of a month of free events: walking tours, fitness classes and speakers.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. Aug. 14, Susan Jackson discusses “What Do Today’s Families Know About Being Jewish?” 10 a.m.; Aug.15,  Strawberry social – tea and concert, 1:30 p.m.; Aug. 16, Bobbi Epstein discusses “Taking Care of Your Teeth,” 1:30 p.m.

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

Kevin Courrier teaches a course on Love and Hisses: Debating the Movies, Aug. 1-29.

Iain Scott discusses opera. Aug. 15, Maria Callas; Aug. 22 Joan Sutherland, 1 p.m.

Drop-in duplicate bridge, Thursdays 12:30-3:30 p.m. Current events discussion, Thursdays, 12:45 p.m.

Save the date: Sept. 6, the best of Hebrew University’s thinkers speak at the JCC. Call Gustavo, ext. 4102.

 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,

Keith Friedlander teaches a course on People of the Comic Book: Jews and the Graphic Novel, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, “Joann Sfar’s The Rabbi’s Cat.”

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

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

Kids Who Can, photos by 13 photographers from Easter Seals summer camps is at the gallery until Sept. 9.

Miles Nadal JCC holds an open house Sept. 5, 12-8 p.m. Free fitness demos, activities for kids and tours.

Ongoing group and private swim lessons, ext. 530;

Personal training for youth and adults, ext. 506;

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

9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. 905-303-1821.

Free Sunday programs all summer, ext. 3047. Daycare registration is now open. Register now for programs. Call Monique for family and children’s programs, ext. 3047; Staci for adults/seniors, ext. 3037; Tonya for fitness and health, ext. 3016; Naama for daycare and preschool, ext. 3018; Alex for JCC Chai Sports, ext. 4465.

 The outdoor pool is now open 12-7 p.m. For swimming lessons, call Yuri, ext. 3034.

Save the date: Sept. 9, the best of Hebrew University’s thinkers speak at the centre. Call Gustavo, ext. 3038.


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