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What's New: Week of January 10


Deadline reminder: Jan. 14 is the deadline for Jan. 24 and Jan. 21 is the deadline for Jan. 31. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com. This week’s What’s New was done by Carolyn Blackman.


Thursday, Jan. 10



“The Life, Legends and Music of Abraham Ellstein and Sholom Secunda,” with Cantor Marshall Loomer, 7:30 p.m., Beth David, 416-633-5500,  bethdavid.com.



Salomon Benzimra discusses the Palestinian narrative and its impact on the Arab-Israeli conflict, 7:30 p.m., Temple Har Zion.

Friday, Jan. 11



Temple Sinai’s program for tots. Dinner, 6 p.m., service, 7:15 p.m. Call education office, 416-487-3281 or education@templesinai.net. Registration required.


Saturday, Jan. 12



B’nai Shalom Congregation of Halton-Peel-Mississauga’s  Conservative egalitarian. Shabbat service Jan. 12, 10 a.m. in Oakville. Kiddush and guest speaker. www.bnaishalom.ca, info@bnaishalom.ca or 905-901-9889.



Beth Tikvah’s Torah class will study Vayera.


Sunday, Jan. 13



Without a Home, in Yiddish with subtitles, will be screened 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah. Members free, guests $5. RSVP to Sandy, 416-458-1440 or 416-736-8073, or yiddish18@yahoo.ca.



Yeshiva University Beit Midrash Zichron and  Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto adult education present “The Challenge of Continuity.” Shiur, 10 a.m., Israeli film, 10:45 a.m., workshop, 11:45 a.m. Free. RSVP, 647-234-7299, info@torontotorah.com.


Monday, Jan. 14



Join Temple Sinai for shmoozing, dancing and bowling at The Ballroom, 416-487-4161, hayley@templesinai.net.


Tuesday, Jan. 15



A naturopath will speak at Pride of Israel, 8 p.m., $1. 416-363-0177, ext. 7403.


Screening of Footnote, Beth Tikvah, 2 p.m. $5 at the door.



“The United Church, the General Council and Israel” with Rev. Andrew Love, co-chair Protestant consultation on Israel and the Middle East, and Len Rudner, director of community relations and outreach, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. Beth David, 8 p.m., $5.


Wednesday, Jan. 16



Sheila Thompson, artist and felt maker, brings her training as geographer and ecologist to the interpretation of landscapes through the art of felt-making. Guests $5., 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai.


Other News



Register for Chabad Markham’s Torah Tots before Jan. 21 to receive a discount. Daycare starts September. Goldie, 905-886-0420, ext. 227.



Classes for adults and kids sponsored by Committee for Yiddish, all levels. 9:30 a.m.- noon. Begins Jan. 13, Beth David. Adults $150, kids, $20. committeeforyiddish.com, Barbara, 416-631-5843.



Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario offers self-help groups to bereaved parents. Beth Feffer, JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or bfeffer@jfandcs.com.

A spousal bereavement group for ages 55+ runs Jan. 29 through March 5, 2-4 p.m., Circle of Care, 4211 Yonge St. Call 416-635-2900, ext. 418 or 462.



Shaar Shalom Sisterhood and Youth present a program for babies and toddlers and their grown-ups, starting in January. To register, call 905-889-4975.



Beth David’s musical class for mothers and babies ages 3 to 24 months runs Friday mornings, Jan. 11– March 29, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. Limited spaces. Debbie, 416-633-5500, ext. 0, to register.



JVS and Kerry’s Place Autism Services’ Asperger’s Job Readiness Program provides a workshop to develop job skills, one-on-one sessions and a placement for those between 18 and 30. Registration is open for Feb 11. 416-649-1619 or schong@jvstoronto.org. 



Act To End Violence Against Women seeks volunteers to work on a committee to honour the women in your life on Mother’s Day with flowers, while remembering abused women who are in shelters. joy.levy@rogers.com or Joy, 416-520-9901.



The Melton School of Adult Learning holds a class at Beth Emeth taught by Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner: The Book Of Jonah, 10-11 a.m. Jan. 24-Feb 28. toronto@meltonschool.org to register. Space limited.



Sign your child, age 12 months to five years, to one of Temple Sinai’s mini-programs, starting in January. Includes Mini Chefs at Work, Super Scientist, Junior Circuit and sportball. Morning, lunchtime and afternoon programs. Education office, 416-487-3281, education@templesinai.net.



A cardio dance program for women. Mondays 1:15 p.m., Thursdays 10:30 a.m. or 7:30 p.m,, Pride of Israel Synagogue, $50 for 4 lessons. Info: 416- 226-0111, ext 10, or frumbadance@gmail.com.  



Ulpan method with Yael Lev. Intermediate level Thursdays 1:30 p.m. , 8 lessons $120. Beginner’s level, Part 2, Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. 10 lessons, Pride of Israel. Call 416-225-6151 or 416-226 - 0111, ext. 10.

Registration is required for all programs. Groups and workshops are open to all members of the community and fee reductions are available. All classes at Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., unless otherwise noted. Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or www.jfandcs.com.

Effective parenting: A 4-session group for parents of children ages 2 to 10. Topics include: how to nurture self-esteem, encourage problem solving, increase communication and setting limits. Begins Jan. 21 7-9 p.m.

When You’re About to Separate: What to Tell the Kids is a workshop for parents about to separate or in the early stages of separation. How and when to tell the children, as well as ideas and strategies to best meet your child’s needs will be discussed. Thursday Jan. 24, the Promenade Mall, Suite 313, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, Jan. 16, includes buffet lunch; barber, hairdresser, Jan. 10, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, seniors gentle fitness with personal trainer, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Membership registration now open for 2013.

Bernard Betel Centre, 416-225-2112. Lecture, Jan. 13, about Israel, 1:30-3:30 p.m., refreshments, $6 members, $8 non-members. Lecture, Jan. 15, “Love in Music: Romantic Love,” 10-11:30 a.m., $3 members, $6 non-members. Wellness lecture, Jan. 17, diabetes education, 1:30-2:30 p.m, free.

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 and casino trips. 416-256-1892.

Bridge club at Forest Hill Library has reopened and is looking for new members. Call Lea, evenings, 416-487-7630.

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Sheila, 416-665-3333, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.

Miles Nadal JCC, info/registration: 416-924-6211, ext 155, “United Bakers 100th Anniversary with Ruthie Ladofsky,” Jan. 17, 1:30 p.m., refreshments, 2 p.m., program. Cost: $4, pre-pay by Jan. 10.

Association of Jewish Seniors is holding a general meeting and breakfast, Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim. A consultant on aging will speak about “Financial Planning 101.”RSVP to Tammy, 416-635-2900, ext. 458.

Edithvale Seniors gentle fitness offers Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes on Mondays 10:30 a.m. $60. A group is forming for easy-to-learn Tai Chi Chih, Thursdays 10:30 a.m. $85 for 6 lessons. Beginner’s special: 2 students $150. Call Helen, 416-665-9050.

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

Tickets for theatre day trip, including Mary Poppins on sale now.

Health management with Gabby Cogan,  Thursdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. starts Jan. 17.

Social yoga with Dorry Korn,Thursdays 10:30 a.m.- noon starts Jan 10.

Casino Rama, Jan. 17.

The Impressionists-Superstars of the Modern Western Art World, Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 5 (Part 1). Feb. 12 to March 5 (Part 2), 1-3 p.m. Can attend single sessions. Member fee, $40, Regular fee, $50.

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

The Art & Craft of Short Fiction, Sundays, Jan. 13-March 24, 6:45-8:45 p.m. $235. Creative writing workshop for emerging writers, facilitated by coach, Benjamin Hackman. No experience required. sharonis@mnjcc.org 416-924-6211, ext. 154.

Taste of Jewish Environmentalism lunch and learn with Sharoni Sibony, Jan. 15, 12-1 p.m.  Bring lunch and we provide fruits of the earth. sharonis@mnjcc.org, 416-924-6211, ext. 154.

 Shabbat and the Holidays, with Baruch Sienna, Thursdays, Jan.17-March 7, 7:30-9 p.m. Co-presented with City Shul. Info: sharonis@mnjcc.org, 416-924-6211, ext. 154.

 Toronto Jewish Film Society presents two documentaries for the opening of the 35th season: Jan. 20, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Al Green Theatre, An Article of Hope and Cohen on the Bridge. Guest Speaker Shlomo Schwartzberg. Individual seats on sale 15 minutes before each screening. No advance ticket sales. $15 general admission. $10 ages 18-35 (7:30 p.m. screening only). Info: 416-924-6211, ext. 606,  esthera@mnjcc.org.

Awakening the Voice, Sounding the Soul: Jewish Chanting Circle with Rabbi Miriam Margles, Jan. 23-June 26, 7:30 - 9 p.m., twice monthly. $10 drop-in or $80 for the series. Pro-rate available. Info: music@mnjcc.org.

Lebovic Campus, 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan. 905-303-1821. www.srcentre.ca.

Family Israeli Folk Dance, free open house for the family, Jan. 13,  2-3 p.m. and Jan. 20,  3.30-4:30 p.m. To register, call Andrea by Jan. 9, ext. 3006.

Registration is now open for winter session. Visit Srcentre.ca, call 905-303-1821, ext. 3025.

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