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What's New: November 10


Deadline reminder: Nov. 14 is the deadline for the issue of Nov.  24. Nov. 21 is the deadline for the issue of Dec. 1. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Barry Rubin assesses the political situation in the Middle East, 8 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

Rabbi Sean Gorman discusses the pages of Talmud everyone should know, Thursdays, Nov. 10-Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Pride of Israel Synagogue. 416-226-0111.

Carl Ehrlich discusses “Rome and Partia,” Congregation Darchei Noam, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Mark Clarfield, co-director of the Medical School for International Health, discusses “Caring for Patients Under Fire: One Doctor’s Experience in Be’er Sheva,” 7:30 p.m.,Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue.

Na’amat Club Aviva presents the film The Task of Building A Country: The Story of Arie Lewin followed by a discussion with producer Mickey Lewin, Arie Lewin’s son, 7:30 p.m. Borochov Cultural Centre. 416-636-5425.

No. 4 Street of Our Lady, a film about a Polish-Catholic who saved her Jewish neighbours, Congregation Habonim, 7:30 p.m.
Kimmy Caplan, professor at Bar-Ilan University, speaks about “Should I Stay or Should I Go: The Response of Rabbinic Leadership to the Holocaust,” B’nai Torah Congregation, 8:15 p.m.
For information about Holocaust Education Week, www.holocausteducationweek.com or call 416-631-5689.

Friday, Nov. 11

Samuel Zeev Konig discusses “South Africa, Quebec and the Rise of Hitler: The Response to Antisemitism,” 7:30 p.m., Temple Kol Ami, 36 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill.

Saturday, Nov. 12

B’nai Shalom Congregation of Halton-Peel, a Conservative, egalitarian congregation meets in Oakville. www.bnaishalom.ca, 905-901-9889.

Veteran Jack Cahan speaks  about his service as a Jew in the Canadian army, 10:30 a.m., Temple Kol Ami.

Family services and kid-friendly kiddush, 10:15 a.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 2 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill.

Congregation Darchei Noam presents “Harmoniyah North of the Border” with musicians Lenka Lichtenberg, Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Rabbi Miriam Margles. Havdalah at 7:30 p.m., concert following. Call David Lefkowich, 416-633-3813.

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Sunday, Nov. 13

Eric Petersiel, head of Leo Baeck Day School, Rabbi Noam Katz and Rabbi Micah Streiffer discuss “Tfillah 2.0: Making Prayer Meaningful and Relevant for Jewish Youth,” 10 a.m., Temple Kol Ami.

Exotic animals visit Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 1 p.m. in a program for children up to Grade 5. Call Max, 905-889-4975, ext. 62, to register.

Enjoy hands-on Jewish activities with your child, 3 months -3 years, Sundays 10:15 a.m., Chabad JDC, 1552 Dundas St. W., Mississauga. Call Sara 905-820-4432.

A tribute to Yiddish featuring Mitch Smolkin, Deb Filler, Jack Newman and others, 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 416-221-3433.

Rabbi Michael Stroh, Rev. Cannon John Hill and Dr. Liyakat Takim discuss “The Religious F Word: Fundamentalism,” 3 p.m., Temple Har Zion.  

Monday, Nov. 14

Marcia Blumberg speaks about “Contemporary Theatre as Provocation,” 2 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El.

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner discusses “Attending Conferences on Shabbat,” as part of a series on practical medical Halachah, 8 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. E-mail info@torontotorah.com or call 416-781-1777.

TanenbaumCHAT hosts an evening about social media’s impact on kids, 7 p.m., Lipa Green Centre. RSVP tanenbaumchatsocialfamily.eventbrite.com, 416-636-5984 ext. 377.

Bialik Hebrew Day School is holding a boutique sale, 4-8 p.m.

Cynthia Good reviews the novel The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman. Beth Tzedec. Dessert, 1 p.m., reviews 1:30 p.m.

Amy Kronish  discusses “Changing Attitudes Towards War and Peace,” a look at how Israeli filmmakers have portrayed war, 7:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Synagogue
Kronish discusses “Gender Issues in Israeli Cinema,” with Beth Tzedec’s Young Professionals group Nov. 15, 8 p.m.
Kronish discusses “Lens on Israel: Contemporary Issues in Israeli Society,” Nov. 16, 1: 30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
 Tuesday, Nov. 15

Dennis Gartman and Dan Yolleck address the Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro, 7:30 a.m., Churchill Park Condominiums, 336 Spadina Rd., Call 289-597-0500 or e-mail cfobis@rogers.com

Heather Kassel reviews the book, The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibbs, 8 p.m., Adath Israel Synagogue.

John Thompson of the Mackenzie Institute discusses “New Realities in the Middle East: Impact on Israel,” noon at Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

Toronto Heschel School presents Dr. Jeff Weisbrot, author of Should I Worry: Pediatric Tips for Parents, 8 p.m., at Orange Dot, 1640A Avenue Rd.

Chabad JDC offers a course on Jewish cultural literacy, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1552 Dundas St. W., Mississauga. www.JewishMississauga.org or call 905-268-4432.

Wednesday, Nov.16

Zareinu’s fashion show will be held at On the Park, 1095 Leslie St. Cocktails, 7 p.m., doors open 8 p.m. For tickets, www.zareinu.org.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, author of Son of Hamas, speaks at 7:30 p.m., Chabad@Flamingo, 8001 Bathurst St., Thornhill.

Prof. James Kugel discusses “In the Valley of the Shadow: Illness and the Meaning of Life,” 8 p.m., Yeshivat Or Chaim, 159 Almore Ave. Visit www.torahinmotion.org or call 416-633-5770.

Deb Kopeschny teaches the art of Zentangles to the Pomegranate Guild, 8 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim.

Play mah-jong and Rummikub, Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Michael Goldstein discusses “Breaking Through Brick Walls in Your Family Research,”8 p.m., Temple Sinai. E-mail brickwalls@jewishgenealogysearch.com to submit advance questions.

Amir Gissin, consul general of Israel, speaks to Bayit Chaim, an Israeli children’s charity, 7 p.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue. E-mail houseoflife@live.ca.

The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada’s opening reception for the photo exhibit Jerusalem: From There Till Eternity, 7 p.m., Pikto Gallery, Distillery District. 416-635-5491.

Lisa Aiken discusses “Can a Modern Woman Find a Place in Traditional Judaism?” 8 p.m., Chabad Lubavitch of Markham. 905-886-0420, ext. 221.

A memorial service for Shelley Wise , of Gan Yeladim, will be held at 6:30 p.m., Beth Emeth, 416-638-1796.
Other News
Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or visit www.jfandcs.com to pre-register.
Life Skills for Today’s Woman: For women wanting to make changes in their lives, Nov. 10, Lipa Green Centre, 7 p.m.
Effective Parenting: For parents of children 2 to 11, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Lipa Green Centre.
When You’re About to Separate: For parents in the early stages of separation, Nov. 17, Lipa Green Centre, 9:30 a.m.
Dating in Midlife: For men and women over 40 who have been single for 2 or more years, Nov. 17, Lipa Green Centre or Nov. 30, 35 Madison Ave., 7 p.m.
How to Achieve a Good Divorce: For people in the early stages of separation or divorce, Nov. 29, Lipa Green Centre, 7 p.m.

Association of Jewish Seniors General Meeting, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m., Shaarei Shomayim. Stephen Adler, discusses “Post-Election: Where Do We Go from Here?” Tammy 416-635-2900, ext. 458.
New Horizons is a Jewish Hungarian seniors club that offers kosher food, casino trips.  Romi and ulti card players welcome. Call 416-256-1892.
Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (55+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, Nov. 16. Sunday dance, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Ongoing activities: gentle exercise class, bridge, line dancing.
Seniors Social Club meets monthly at Earl Bales Community Centre. Andy De Campos sings Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Call Sandy 416-736-8073 or 416-458-1440.
LZA Seniors Cultural Club meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell. 416-630-9444.
Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Sheila, 416-665-3333.
Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. Robert Shechter on “Toronto as I See It,” Nov. 15, 10 a.m.; Royal York Swing Orchestra, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.; Yiddish Celebration, Nov. 16, 11a.m.-3 p.m.
 Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. A guided tour of the exhibition about Janusz Korczak will be offered Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m.

Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.
The movie Hester Street will be shown Nov. 14, 12:45 p.m.
Grandparents and grandchildren brunch, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Register in advance.

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211, www.mnjcc.org.
Gilad Sharon, son of Ariel Sharon, on his new book, Sharon: The Life of a Leader. Nov. 10, 7 p.m. For tickets, visit www.algreentheatre.ca or call ext. 0.
Children can make their own Shabbat box, Nov. 13, 3 p.m. Pre-registration required, ext. 277.

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