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Deadline reminder: April 30 is the deadline for the issue of May 10. May 7 is the deadline for the issue of May 17. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, April 26

 

OPEN HOUSE

Danforth Jewish Circle’s Children’s Jewish Studies Program holds an open house 4:45-6 p.m., Ms. Miriam’s Stay and Play, 583A Danforth Ave. RSVP by e-mail: info@djctoronto.com.

 

YOM HA’ATZMAUT

Ward 10 Coun. James Pasternak is holding an Israeli flag raising, Toronto City Hall, 10 a.m., 100 Queen St. W. Meet at the information counter. RSVP 416-392-1371.

 

HARBORD REUNION

Harbord Collegiate Institute is holding its reunion April 26-27. www.HarbordClub.com.

 

YOM HA’ATZMAUT PARTY

The Lebovic Jewish Community Campus (Schwartz/Reisman Centre) is holding a Yom Ha’atzmaut party, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

 

IDF CHAPLAIN 

Former IDF chaplain Rabbi Shalom Hammer discusses “Israel: Struggle for Survival and Vision of Continuity,” 8 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

 

Friday, April 27

 

CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES

Try your hand at memoirs, fiction or poetry in creative writing classes taught by Sylvia Warsh, Fridays 10:30 a.m., Bernard Betel Centre. 416-225-2112.

 

Saturday, April 28

 

YOM HA’ATZMAUT SERVICES

All Israelis are invited to join Beth Emeth Synagogue to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut. Services start at 8:45 a.m., Israeli-style kiddush to follow. 416-633-3838.

POKER TOURNEY

Yafah Chapter of Hadassah is holding a “Hold ’em and Fold ’em Tournament”, Rosehill Venue and Lounge, 6 Rosehill Blvd., 7:30 p.m. For tickets: yafahchapter@hotmail.com.

 

Sunday, April 29

 

YOM HA’ATZMAUT

Temple Sinai is holding a Yom Ha’atzmaut fair 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. with speakers, food, Israeli films and entertainment. For tickets: www.templesinai.net or 416-487-3281.

 

CHILDREN’S GARAGE SALE

Toronto Heschel School holds a garage sale of children’s clothes, books, toys, sports equipment, 11 a.m., 819 Sheppard Ave. W.

ISRAELI WAR VET

Joe Warner, a veteran of WWII and Israel’s War for Independence, speaks at 10 a.m. at Temple Kol Ami, 36 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill.

 

LEARN ABOUT HOSPICE

Speakers from the Jewish Hospice Program will discuss the service, 7 p.m., Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave. Thornhill. RSVP: 905-889-2252 or paulette.volgyesi@rogers.com.

 

SONGS FOR ISRAEL

Mickey Lewin performs songs for Israel at the Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism’s Yom Ha’atzmaut party, 18 Wynford Dr., 7 p.m. 416-385-3910 or roby@oraynu.org.

 

GIFT AND CRAFT SALE

Beth Avraham Yoseph Synagogue of Toronto, 613 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill, holds a gift and craft sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 905-731-0351.

 

JEWS OF INDIA

Ann Samson discusses the Jews of India, 7 p.m., Lodzer Synagogue, 12 Heaton St. 416-636-6665.

 

 SINGLES IN THE PARK

Singles in the Park for men and women over 55 presents The Sparklettes singing hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, 7 p.m., Earl Bales Community Centre. $12. RSVP required. Debbygo@rogers.com or 416-631-0005.

 

Monday, April 30

 

PEACE NOW

Yariv Oppenheimer, director-general of Israel’s Peace Now movement, discusses “Israel/Palestine: Too Late for the Two-State Solution?” 7:30 p.m., Barbara Frum Public Library, 20 Covington Rd.

 

TO THE END OF THE LAND

Ruby Newman reviews To the End of the Land, by David Grossman, Beth Tzedec Congregation. Dessert at 1 p.m., review at 1:30 p.m. 416-781-3514, ext. 225.

 

SPRING LECTURE SERIES

Iain Scott discusses “La Stupenda! Dame Joan Sutherland: The Voice of a Century,” 2 p.m., Temple Emanu-El. To register, 416-449-3880.

 

JEWS OF MAURITIUS

Gerald Ziedenberg discusses “The Jews of Mauritius,” 7:30 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue.

 

Tuesday, May 1

 

THE BOOK OF RUTH

Rabbi Martin Berman discusses the Book of Ruth, Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 2 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill.

 

REFORM JUDAISM

 Rabbi Emeritus Michael Stroh discusses “The Uniqueness of Judaism as a Theology and Its Implications for Reform Judaism,” in a series of four lectures starting tonight, 7:30 p.m., Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave.

 

WARTIME MEMOIRS

Kitty Wintrob discusses “I’m Not Going Back: Wartime Memoir of a Child Evacuee,” Temple Har Zion. Bring your lunch at noon, program starts at 12:30 p.m.

 

THE ‘GAZA DOCTOR’

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, author of I Shall Not Hate,  speaks at Congregation Darchei Noam, 7:30 p.m., 864 Sheppard Ave. W.

 

THE BOOK OF HAGGAI

Aaron Nussbaum discusses the Book of Haggai, 8 p.m., Beth David Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Rd.

 

BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY

Dov Altman, CEO of Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan, discusses “Israel’s Technological and Scientific Achievements,” 12 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Reservation only: 416-221-3433, ext. 352, or e-mail  helen@bethtikvahtoronto.org.

 

Wednesday, May 2

 

PARENTING ADULTS

Family therapist Margie Shore discusses “Parenting Adult Children: What To Do With Your Opinion When No One Is Listening,” 7 p.m., Temple Sinai. 416-487-3281.

 

BOOKS ON BAYVIEW

Rabbi Joe Kanofsky reviews In Ishamel’s House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands, by Martin Gilbert, 7:30 p.m. at Chapters, Bayview Village, 2910 Bayview Ave.

 

FATHERING

Jeff Mintz discusses “Fathering,” as part of Beth David Brotherhood’s series on men’s health, 8 p.m., 55 Yeomans Dr. 416-633-5500.

 

JEWS FOR JUDAISM

Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “The DaVinci Code: A Jewish Perspective,” Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 8:30 p.m., toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca or 416-789-0020.

 

Thursday, May 3

 

YIDDISH VINKL

Shirley Kumove discusses her new publication, Ordinary Jews, noon at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. $18 includes buffet lunch. RSVP to:  yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.

 

Other News

 

THEATRE TRIPS

Temple Sinai Seniors Club is seeing Lost in Yonkers on June 6.  Deadline for reservations is May 1. 416-487-3281.

 

RENTAL REGISTRY

Are you looking to rent your basement apartment or extra room? List it for free with UJA Federation’s Jewish Information Service of Toronto. Help also available for those looking for a place to live. Visit JIST in the Lipa Green Centre, 416-635-5600, jinfo@ujafed.org.

 

JF & CS GROUPS

All programs require pre-registration and are open to all members of the community. To register, call Shawna Sidney, 416-638-7800, ext. 6215, or www.jfandcs.com. All classes at Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst. St., unless otherwise noted.

One Family, Two Homes: A 6-session series for families experiencing separation and divorce. Children and parents participate in separate groups. Starts April 25, 6:30 p.m.

The Challenge of Anger for Women: A 6-session group to learn how to express anger in an assertive, non-aggressive way. Starts April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Beyond the Chupah, Becoming a Couple: A 6-session marriage preparation group for couples, offered with the Rabbinical Assembly of Ontario. Starts April 26, 7:30 p.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue.

 

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

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Dance with live music, April 29, 7 p.m. Casino Rama, May 16. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

Spousal Support Group. A group for caregivers over 55 examines coping strategies and burnout. Starts May 15 at Bernard Betel Centre, call Circle of Care, 416-635-2860.

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.

Beth Tzedec Haverim. Tasting and learning in preparation for Shavuot, May 7, 1:30 p.m. 416-781-3514, ext. 232.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. May 1, Gerald Ziedenberg discusses “The Story of the Struma: A Jewish Refugee Ship,”  10 a.m. May 2, Spring Fling lunch and concert, 12 p.m. May 3, Wellness lecture on Lifeline, 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155.  Israeli Independence Day musical program and brunch with musician Eldan Cohen, April 26, 11:30 a.m.; Jewish genealogy, learn how to research your family history, May 3, 1:30 p.m.

Active 55 Plus Fitness. Colin Blayney 416-924-6211, ext. 526. Ongoing classes in yoga, dance fitness and aquafitness.

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

 Tickets for spring/summer theatre trips are on sale now. The spring/summer program guide is available now, ext. 4235.

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

Free brunch for Israel’s birthday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.

Shabbat programs for young children start April 27. Ext. 277.

Toronto Jewish Film Society screens the 1922 film Hungry Hearts, with live music by Jordan Klapman, April 29, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Ext. 606.

Reading Jewish, a class with Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, starts April 30, 8 p.m.

Film critic Adam Nayman discusses the films of Stanley Kubrick. April 30, The Killing and Paths of Glory, 7 p.m. Ext. 606.

 Summer Institute for Creative Adults offers classes for adult singers, July 16-20. $300 before May 1, $350 after May 1. Ext. 250.

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner discusses Jewish teachings from the Talmud on exotic subjects, Thursdays 8 p.m, starting May 3. Ext. 154.

 Jewish and Muslim scholars discuss Eve, the first woman. May 6, 2 p.m. University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre. www.multifaith.utoronto.ca.

 

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