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Thursday, Nov. 1



Dr. Michael Gordon discusses “End of Life Care,” 7:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Synagogue.



Murray Rubin discusses “Everything You Wanted To Know About Antisemitism But Were Afraid to Ask,” 12 p.m., Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. RSVP


Rabbi Steven Schonblum   leads classes on Pirkei Avot weekly, 7 p.m., Beth Radom Congregation, 18 Reiner Rd. 416-636-3451.


Friday, Nov. 2



Beth Shalom Synagogue is holding a scholar-in-residence weekend remembering Dr. Viktor Frankl.  416-783-6103.


Saturday, Nov. 3



Abe Birenbaum leads the Torah study Shabbat morning at Beth Tikvah Synagogue.


Sunday, Nov.4



Rabbi Nathan Lopes-Cardozo, David Hazony, Rabbi Francis Nataf, Rabbi David Stav speak at the annual Renewing Our Spirit Conference, 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Congregation.; 416-633-5770.


Monday, Nov. 5



Hebrew classes – Beginner Level 2.  Beth Radom Synagogue, 7 p.m. No charge, registration required. 416-636-3451.



Temple Emanu-El’s fall lecture series continues at 2 p.m. Adam Chapnick discusses “Foreign Aid in the 21st Century: Why Bother?” Call 416-449-3880.



Ray Rawlings discusses  “Charlie Chaplin, the Social Critic,” 1:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec synagogue. Call 416-781-3514, ext. 232.


Tuesday, Nov. 6



The Jewish Diabetes Chapter discusses, “Eating Jewish, Eating Healthy,” 8 p.m., Pride of Israel Synagogue, 59 Lissom. 416-363-0177, ext. 7403.



Rabbi David Aronson teaches chapters 113 and 135 of the Book of Psalms, 8 p.m., Beth David Synagogue.



Barbara Kay (National Post) and Sarah Barmak (Canadian Business) discuss “Political Competition Between Boomers and Millenials,” 7 p.m., Centre for Dynamic Learning, Lipa Green Centre. 647-235-2282.



Rabbi Ezra Goldschmiedt discusses “The Torah’s Take On Clothes,” 8:45 p.m., Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto, 613 Clark Ave. Thornhill.


Wednesday, Nov. 7



Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner discusses “The Ethics of Rent Control,” 12:30 p.m., 201 Bridgeland Ave. RSVP



Kathy Kacer reviews her book, Restitution: A Family’s Fight For Their Heritage Lost in the Holocaust, 7:30 p.m., Beth Sholom Synagogue. 416-783-6103.



Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Deconstructing Missionary Prooftexts,” 8 p.m., Zichron Israel Congregation of Associated Hebrew Schools, 300 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill. Call 416-789-0020 or



Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich discusses the weekly parashah,  Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Beth Sholom Synagogue.



Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum  discusses “The World in Conflict: A Mystical Perspective,” 8 p.m., Pine Villa, 1035 Eglinton Ave. W.



Harry Rosen is the speaker in Temple Sinai’s Entrepreneurial Series, 7:30 p.m., 82 Bloor St. W. RSVP or 416-487-4161.


Thursday, Nov. 8



Dr. Cliff Posel discusses “Mental Health Care: Consent, Capacity and Involuntary Commitment,” 7:30 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation.




Nov. 3. Hannah Lessing speaks at a tribute to survivors, 8 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 2 Simonston Blvd. Thornhill.

Nov. 4. Harold Troper discusses his book None Is Too Many, 2 p.m., at the Wierzbnik Memorial meeting, Bialik Hebrew School, 2760 Bathurst St.

The film In Darkness will be shown at Temple Har Zion, 7 p.m. Screenwriter David Shamoon is the guest speaker. RSVP; 905-889-2252, ext. 232.

Arnold Friedman discusses “Lessons from the Past: A Warning for the Future,” 4 p.m., Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St. 416-787-1631 or

Rick Kardonne discusses his book Victor Kugler:The Man Who Hid Anne Frank, 7 p.m., St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Ave.

A staged reading in English of The Bird of the Ghetto by Chava Rosenfarb will be presented by Threshold Theatre, 2 p.m., United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St.

Psychiatrist Lisa Andermann discusses “Memory and the Holocaust,” 10 a.m., Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. 416-487-3281.

Nov. 5. Medina Theatre presents a staged reading of The Investigation, 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai Congregation, 210 Wilson Ave. 416-638-2716; 416-785-0344.

Nov. 6. Dr. Doris Bergen discusses “I Am Not To Blame: Remembering and Forgetting Guilt, Beth Tikvah Synagogue lunch and learn. 416-221-3433, ext. 352.

Rabbi Jarrod Grover, Nate Leipciger, Frank Bialystock, Margaret Bonikowska, Anna Shternis hold a panel discussion, 8 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

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

Widow/Widowers over 65. Group. Starts Oct. 31, 1 p.m.

One Family, Two Homes. A 6-session series for families experiencing separation and divorce. Starts Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Living With Teens. A 6-session group for parents of teens. Starts Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

The Challenge of Anger for Women. A 6-session group for women. Starts Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Life Skills For Today’s Woman.   A 6-session group for women on time, stress management, self-esteem. Starts Nov. 7, 35 Madison Ave. or Nov. 8, Lipa Green, 7 p.m.

Parenting the Child with ADHD. A 4-session group for parents. Starts Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Promenade Mall, Suite 313. Call for pre-group assessment, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215.

Understanding Adult ADHD. A 1-session workshop. Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

Looking Ahead. A 6-session group for newly separated or divorced individuals. Starts Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Promenade Mall, #313.

Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple, a multi-session marriage-preparation group starts Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Adath Israel Synagogue.



Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario provides 8-week self-help groups. Nov. 14, a panel on “The Many Facets of Personal Tragedy and Grief” will be held at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Call Beth Feffer at JF&CS, 416-638-7800, ext. 6244, or


Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. The clubhouse is now open. Casino Rama, Nov. 14. Dance with live music, Nov. 18.

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 Sheila, 416-665-3333, 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.

Earl Bales Seniors Woodworkers has a full woodworking facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Call 416-630-6487; Morty, 416-783-6078; Loren, 905-764-6310.

Active Seniors & Boomers, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. Nov. 8, “Golden Age of Yiddish Radio, Max Mandel’s The Jewish Hour,” 1:30 p.m.

Bernard Betel Centre,  416-225-2112. Nov. 6, Gerald Ziedenberg discusses “The Blood Libel Trial,” 10 a.m.; Nov. 7, Zelina Iskanderova  discusses “Reconstructing and Preserving Yiddish Culture Destroyed in the Holocaust,” 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Judy Weiss discusses self-esteem, 1:30 p.m.

Circle of Care is sponsoring a support group on dealing with stress. Starting Nov. 7, 6 p.m. at Bernard Betel Centre. 416-635-2900, ext 463, or 437.

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

LAF Social Club meet and greet, Nov. 6, 1 p.m.

Drop-in duplicate bridge, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. Seniors social art, Mondays, 2 p.m.

Art Appreciation series with Osnat Lippa looks at the work of  Vermeer, Tuesdays starting Nov. 6, 1 p.m. Kevin Courrier looks at the films of Steven Spielberg, Wednesdays starting Nov. 21, 1 p.m. Iain Scott discusses opera’s sopranos, Wednesdays starting Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

CPR Level C and basic first aid course, Nov. 4, 1 p.m.

Lorne Miller discusses retirement, Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m.

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211,

Silk Stones by Rochelle Rubinstein is on display until Nov. 12.

Toronto Jewish Film Society 2013 subscriptions available.

Adult daytime choir meets Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Women’s Chorus meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m. email No experience needed. Play in the MNJCC Klezmer Ensemble directed by Eric Stein, Tuesday evenings.

Shlomo Schwartzberg discusses the films of Sidney Lumet,  Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Call ext. 606.

JCC Jungle Gym open Wednesdays and Sundays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Jewish Film Society presents I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors and Dear Mr. Waldman, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call ext. 606.

Eli Rubenstein tells stories of courage from the Holocaust, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. Ext. 277.

Remembrance Day ceremony, 10:45 a.m., Nov. 11. (Preceded by an Active 55+ urban hike.) Ext. 154.

Sharon Abron Drache launches her book, Barbara Klein-Muskrat, Then and Now, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale now for Hadar Noiberg Trio, Nov. 22. Ext. 0.

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

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

Philosophy Café discusses some of life’s big questions, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Ext. 3037.

Memorial service for murdered Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. Ext. 3030

 Red Cross babysitting course, for ages 11 and older. Nov. 23, 9 a.m.

Grandparents, grandchildren brunch, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. Ext. 3037.


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