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Deadline reminder: Feb. 17 is the deadline for the issue of March 1. Feb. 27 is the deadline for the issue of March 8. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com, or fax 416-391-0829.

 

Friday, Feb. 17

 

TOT SHABBAT

Temple Kol Ami hosts a Shabbat service for young children at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.templekolami.ca.

 

KABALAT SHABBAT LIVE

Beth Radom Congregation hosts a musical celebration of Shabbat. Refreshments, 6 p.m.; services and children’s activity, 6:30 p.m. RSVP info@bethradom.com or 416-636-3451.

 

Sunday, Feb. 19

 

 THE LOVE OF GOD AND VIRGINS

Pamela Peled discusses her new novel, For the Love of God and Virgins, 7:30 p.m., Kehillat Shaarei Torah, 2640 Bayview Ave.

 

SHAAR SHALOM DANCE

Shaar Shalom Brotherhood  hosts a dance to the music of DJ Dave Jones, 7:30 p.m. $18 per couple. Call David, 416-224-9494.

 

Monday, Feb. 20

 

LIBRARIES OPEN

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, Maple Library and Pierre Berton Resource Library will be open 1-5 p.m. with special activities for Family Day.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 21

 

JEWS FOR JUDAISM

Jews For Judaism present a  counter-missionary seminar, 8 p.m., Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St. 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22

 

SOUTH AFRICA AND ISRAEL

Na’amat Canada presents Pamela Peled speaking about her new novel, For the Love of God and Virgins, about growing up in South Africa and life in Israel, 7:30 p.m. Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell Ave. $18/ $10 for students and seniors. 416-636-5425 or www.naamatevents.com.

 

Other News

 

HEBREW READING II

Hebrew reading Level II for adults starts Feb. 26, 9:15 a.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue. The 6-week course is for people who have completed Level 1 or have a basic knowledge of Hebrew. 416-633-3838

 

JEWISH MEDITATION

Shaarei Tefillah Congregation  presents Jewish meditation classes with Chashi Skobac, Mondays starting Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Register at 416-787-1631 or office@shaareitefillah.com.

 

PARENTING CLASS

Goldie Plotkin teaches a parenting class Saturdays, starting Feb. 25, 10:45 a.m., Chabad of Markham, 83 Green Lane, Thornhill. RSVP 905-886-0420, ext. 227.

 

BABYSITTING CLASS

Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation youth department is offering a babysitting course for anyone 11 and over, Feb. 26. Call Rich Winkler, 905-886-3810, ext. 135.

 

INTERCULTURAL FAMILIES

Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism presents Rabbi Eva Goldfinger discussing “Engaging Tots to Tweens in Jewish Culture,” Feb. 26, 10 a.m., St. Andrew’s Junior High School, 131 Fenn Ave. Discussion and Purim kids’ program for intercultural couples and their children. RSVP 416-385-3910 or roby@oraynu.org.

 

NEW REFORM SHUL

An information meeting for The City Shul, a new downtown Reform congregation led by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, will be held March 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord St. www.cityshul.com or 647-799-3557.

 

TEEN DEPRESSION

Psychologist Sylvia Kemenoff discusses “Signs and Symptoms of Adolescent Anxiety and Depression: When To Worry? What To Do?” March 1, Adath Israel Congregation, 7 p.m. Tickets $20 per person/$36 for 2. 416-368-4896, ext. 2804, or CBailie@youthdale.ca.

 

TEATRON THEATRE

Teatron Toronto Jewish Theatre presents Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke, Feb. 29-March 11, Toronto Centre for the Arts. 416-781-5527 or www.teatrontheatre.com.

 

SHABBAT ACROSS CANADA

Am Shalom Synagogue, 767 Huronia Rd., Barrie, holds services and dinner as part of Shabbat Across Canada, March 2. Call 705-792-3949.

 

CONNECTED PARENTING

Lev Zahav Chapter of CHW presents Jennifer Kolari discusses “Connected Parenting,” March 6, Holy Blossom Temple, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, 416-630-8373 or www.chw.ca/toronto.

 

VENDORS WANTED

Uptown Chabad Market seeks vendors for March 18 at 15 Hove St. Call Sandy, 416-631-8261, or sgordon.uptownchabad@gmail.com.

 

KINDERCAMP & TORAH TOTS

Register for Torah Tots, September 2012, at Chabad of Markham. Discount for kindercamp registration until March 1. Goldie, 905-886-0420, ext. 227.   www.kindercamp.ca.

 

HARBORD REUNION

If you ever attended or taught at Harbord Collegiate Institute, you’re invited to its 120th birthday party, April 26-27. To register, www.HarbordClub.com.

 

HOUSING REGISTRY

Are you looking to rent your basement apartment or an extra room in your house? List it free with the accommodation registry at UJA’s Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. The registry can also help people looking for a place to live. 416-635-5600 or jinfo@ujafed.org.

 

THE WALK-IN CLOSET

The Walk-In Closet, 114 Neptune Dr. (white door), a Jewish charity, offers designer clothes, shoes and outerwear for women and children. This month, fill a bag for $5. Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.; Monday 7-9 p.m. Call 416-780-1333.

 

BRIDGE CLUB

The bridge club at Forest Hill library is now open twice a week. Call Lea, 416-487-7630.

JF&CS GROUPS

Call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or www.jfandcs.com. All programs require pre-registration. All programs are held at the Lipa Green Centre, unless otherwise noted.

You’re About to Separate, What to Tell The Kids: A workshop for parents, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

High-Conflict Divorce: A workshop for parents, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.

 

BEREAVED PARENTS

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

For Seniors

Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, March 14. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m., first class free; Wednesdays, duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

National Council of Jewish Women, Aviva branch, is looking for women over 70 for their group. Call 416-633-5100.

LZA 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, casino trips.  416-256-1892.

Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Sheila, 416-665-3333.

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue welcomes new players for mah-jong and Rummikub Monday and Wednesday afternoons. 416-633-3838.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. Feb. 21, Mitch Mandel discusses “The Power of Humour and Joy,” 10 a.m. Feb. 23, Jenny Lyttle discusses “Meal Planning in the Winter Months,”  1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Feb. 16, psychologist N. Khatree talks about factors affecting mood as we age and strategies to change patterns of thinking, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23, “Jewish Genealogy and the Holocaust: How to Search for Survivors and Trace the Fate of Victims Using the Internet,” 1:30 p.m.

Active 55 Plus Speakers Series, Feb. 23, Two experts on “Stress and Its Effects,” 6:30 p.m. Ext. 526.

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

Bridge classes for beginners  Mondays, 1 p.m.; bridge classes for advanced beginners, 10 a.m.

Grandparents and grandchildren brunch, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. Monique Shapiro, ext. 4012.

Join Anne Harari at the Shabbat party program, Fridays 10 a.m.

Spring, summer theatre trips are on sale now. Call ext. 4235.

Make chocolates for Purim, March 6, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call Staci, ext. 4472.

David Cravit,  of Zoomer Media, discusses “How Boomers Have Influenced the Economy and What Lies ahead,”Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 4235.

Spaces available for Tic Tac Two program for September 2012. Call Kailah Rubin, ext. 4351.

Register now for Centre Camp, locations in Toronto and Vaughan, centrecamp.ca

Family Day activities free at the JCC, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Toronto Jewish Film Society screens A Kid for Two Farthings, Feb. 19 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Free for children with adult admission. Ext. 606

Hebrew book swap, Feb. 21. Bring books in by 12 p.m., swap 6-9 p.m. Ext. 326.

Tickets on sale for pianist Yitzhak Yedid, March 1; Lenka Lichtenberg and Roula Said, March 5; Night Without a Moon:Jewish Women’s Cabaret, March 25. Call ext. 0.

Adult daytime choir meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m. gillians@mnjcc.org.

Klezmer ensemble meets Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. music@mnjcc.org or ext.0.

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

 

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