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Thursday, April 26



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.



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



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



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


Friday, April 27



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



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.


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



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.



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


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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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



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.



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.



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



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


Tuesday, May 1



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



 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.



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.



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



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



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



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.



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.



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.



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



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



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



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.



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 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.



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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