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Deadline reminder: Due to the holidays, deadlines have changed. Sept. 21 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 4. Sept. 24 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 11. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or send an email to: whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

 

PRE-HOLIDAY LECTURES

Rabbi Avrohom Plotkin discusses “Must I Forgive Everyone Before Yom Kippur?” at Chabad of Markham, 905-886-0420; www.chabadmarkham.org.

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

 

OVARIAN CANCER FORUM

The GTA Ovarian Cancer Peer Support Network holds a forum on “Living with Ovarian Cancer,”  YMCA Central, 20 Grosvenor St. To register, www.ovcaPeers.com.

 

YIDDISH CLASSES

Yiddish classes, all levels, will be offered at Beth David Synagogue, starting today. Fun Yiddish classes for children begin Oct. 14. A Yiddish conversation class will also be offered Thursday afternoons starting Oct. 18. Call Ester Klimitz, 416-635-2883, ext. 5189;   committeeforyiddish@ujafed.org.

 

SECULAR SUNDAY SCHOOL

Morris Winchevsky School, a secular Jewish community school, begins classes today at 918 Bathurst St. To register, visit www.mwstoronto.org or call 416-789-5502.

 

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) holds a workshop for beginners, 1:30 p.m., Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave. W. Please register at program@jgstoronto.ca

 

Monday, Sept. 24

 

HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL

Ramah Jerusalem High School and USY High hold an information

 

session at the Ellis family’s home, 109 Codsell Ave., 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Daniel Laufer, school director. To RSVP, email: ramahisrael@jtsa.edu.

 

RABBI KROHN

Rabbi Paysach Krohn discusses “Reaching Upward, Searching Inward,” 8 p.m., Beth Avraham Yosef Synagogue, 613 Clark Ave., Thornhill.

 

BETH TZEDEC HAVERIM

Fern Dworkin sings the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, 1:30 p.m. at Beth Tzedec synagogue. $5. For info, contact Dorion Liebgott, 416-781-3514, ext. 23, museum@beth-tzedec.org.

 

Other News

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Circle of Care needs volunteer drivers for kosher meals-on-wheels delivery and visitors, especially people who speak Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian or Hungarian. Call Lysa Springer, 416-635-2900, ext. 496.

Reena, a social service agency supporting people with developmental disabilities, needs administrative volunteers for its Thornhill offices. Call Millie Chadwick, 905-889-2690, ext. 2112, or mchadwick@reena.org. Baycrest needs volunteers of all ages (over 13) to escort residents to evening and weekend programs and be companions. Call 416-785-2500, ext. 2572.

Hospice Thornhill needs volunteers to help families dealing with serious illness and for fundraising. 905-764-0656.

 

SUKKAHVILLE

Five architecturally unique sukkahs will be on display at Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., Sept. 30, noon-4 p.m. There will be free snacks, family activities and music by The Klezmatics. The exhibit will be on until Oct. 3. www.sukkahville.com.

 

HIGH HOLIDAY TICKETS

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

Chabad of Markham is offering tickets for non-members. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 221.

A secular, humanistic observance of Yom Kippur will be held at the Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave. For tickets, call 416-789-5502 or email info@winchevskycentre.org.

B’nai Shalom Congregation of Halton-Peel is holding services in Oakville. Call 905-901-9889 or email info@bnaishalom.ca.

 Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is holding services at The Avenue Banquet Hall, 1600 Steeles Ave. W. For tickets,  416-385-3910; roby@oraynu.org.

 Am Shalom Congregation, a Reform synagogue in Barrie, has tickets available for the High Holidays. Call 705-792-3949 or www.amshalom.ca.

Rabbi Gedalia Zweig leads High Holiday services at Cedarvale Terrace Shul, 429 Walmer Rd., no cost. Call to reserve a place, 416-707-3161; 416-967-6949.

 

 JVS CAREER SERVICES

JVS offers career counselling for people making an educational plan, a career change or who need focus in their career search. Call 416-649-1629, email careercounselling@jvstoronto.org.

 

HOLOCAUST RESOURCES

Baycrest Holocaust Resource Program is offering support groups for child survivors of the Holocaust and adult children of survivors starting this month. Call Shoshana Yaakobi, 416-785-2500, ext. 2271, or email syaakobi@baycrest.org.

 

LET THERE BE LIGHT

New Voices for Yiddish presents the musical Let There Be Light, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the City Playhouse Theatre, Thornhill. For tickets, call 905-882-7469.

FALL LECTURE SERIES

Registration is open for Temple Emanu-El’s fall lecture series, Mondays at 2 p.m. starting Oct. 15. Speakers include Iain Scott (on Marilyn Horne); Doug Purdon (on Norman Rockwell’s America); Rick Phillips (on Chopin); Adam Chapnick (“Foreign Aid in the 21st Century”); Nelson Wiseman (“Canadian Multiculturalism”). $45 for the series/$10 per lecture. Call 416-449-3880.

 BEREAVED PARENTS

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.

FOR SENIORS

Association of Jewish Seniors meets Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital, discusses “Ontario’s Senior Care Strategy.” Oct. 4, AJS holds its sukkot lunch with entertainment, $20/$25. RSVP needed.  Tammy 416-635-2900, ext. 458.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. The clubhouse is temporarily closed for renovations. All activities are in the Earl Bales Community Centre.   Casino Rama, Oct. 17. Lunch and leaves trip, Oct. 23. Sunday night dance, Oct. 14. 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.

Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. W.  416-225-2112, ext. 124. Sept. 23, open house  with free classes and programs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Seniors Gentle Fitness classes offered at Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave. W. 416-665-9050. Feldenkrais awareness through movement, Mondays; Tai Chi Chih, Thursdays. Register before Sept. 27.

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.

Seniors Bowling group is looking for members, meets Tuesday afternoons at Playtime Bowl. Call Gerry, 416-633-7594.

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 & Boomers, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Oct. 4, Harold Troper discusses Judy Feld Carr and the secret rescue of the Syrian Jews,    1:30 p.m. Iain Scott’s opera series begins Oct. 16.

Active 55 Plus Fitness, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 526, Colin Blayney. Enjoy a free leisurely bike tour of downtown Toronto, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m.

Circle of Care/Baycrest has expanded and has some spaces at its day centre for seniors with dementia. Meals and transportation provided. Call 416-635-2860.

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

Toddler daycare spots available, call Kailah, ext. 4351.

Red Cross babysitter’s course Oct. 7. Call Danya, ext. 4235.

Chai Dancers, a multicultural folkdance performing group, has openings for new members. Dance experience required. Call Teme Kernerman, ext. 4364.

A new social club for people over 55 is being formed. Call Bernice, 416-633-7034 or Terrie,  905-709-1090.

Beginners Israeli folkdance starts Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate Israeli folkdance starts Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m. International folkdance starts Oct. 10, 8 p.m.

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

Stay and Play at the fitness centre, Sept. 23; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free demos of classes, ext. 500.

An exhibit by Ira Moscowitz, Spiritual Routes, is on display at the gallery until Sept. 25.

End Shabbat and kick off Nuit Blanche with a musical, rooftop Havdalah, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

For information about the adult daytime choir, email gillians@mnjcc.org. No experience needed.

Media Mondays, film studies, lectures with clips, returns with “The Social Cinema of Sidney Lumet.” Starts Oct. 15. Call ext. 606.

A new theatre group, led by L.J. Nelles, starts Oct. 18. Actors rehearse pieces from new Canadian Jewish theatre. Call ext. 606.

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. www.srcentre.ca.

The daycare is still accepting registrations.

 

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