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Deadline reminder: June 18 is the deadline for the issue of June 28. June 25 is the deadline for the issue of July 5. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, June 14

 

NASH AND DRASH

Enjoy lunch and a concert with Cantor David Edwards and Paul Mathew, Beth Emeth Synagogue, noon. Advance purchase only, 416-633-3838.

 

 Friday, June 15

 

A CANTOR’S CABARET

Cantors Tamar Havilio and Katie Oringel celebrate Jewish American composers from the stage and screen, Temple Sinai, 8 p.m., 210 Wilson Ave.

 

Sunday, June 17

 

TRIBUTE TO RABBI KERZNER

A tribute to Rabbi Yaakov and Lisa Kerzner will be held 3- 6 p.m. For more information, e-mail  info@mizrachibayit.ca.

 

JAMAICAN FUNDRAISER

A fundraiser for the synagogue in Jamaica will be held at Pride of Israel Synagogue, 59 Lissom Cres., 11 a.m. Adults $36, kids $18. RSVP 416-222-3432 or wilfred.lindo@sympatico.ca.

 

THE FREE WORLD

David Bezmogis discusses his novel, The Free World, 7:30 p.m. at Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 2 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill.

 

Tuesday, June 19

 

THE HEART OF AUSCHWITZ

The film The Heart of Auschwitz will be shown at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Minyan at 7:15 p.m.; movie to follow. Fanya Fainer (subject of the film) and Sandy Fainer will speak. $10. RSVP 416-783-6103.

JEWS FOR JUDAISM

Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Isaiah 53: God’s Suffering Servant,” 8 p.m., The Lodzer Congregation, 12 Heaton St. Contact 416-789-0020 or ­toronto@jewsforjudaism.

 

Wednesday, June 20

 

STARS OF STAGE & SCREEN

Iain Scott discusses the music of Jacques Offenbach with the Temple Sinai Social Club, 1:30 p.m. $10/$12. 416-487-3281.

 

SHOW, SHARE AND KVELL

Members of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles display and discuss pieces made during the year, 8 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. New members welcome.

 

JACS WORKSHOP

A workshop on “What substance abuse did to our family and how we found recovery and support,” will be held at Pride of Israel Synagogue, 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, June 21

 

THE STORY OF THE EXODUS

Gerald Ziedenberg discusses “The Story of The Exodus – the Ship That Launched a Nation,” 7:30 p.m., Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave. $3/$5.

 

FORGOTTEN SCRIPTURES

Melton Mini School is offering a class on “Forgotten Scriptures; Books That Never Made It Into Anyone’s Bible,” taught by Barrie Wilson, Beth Emeth Synagogue,10 a.m. June 21-July 12. Call 416-789-7400.

 

Other News

 

YIDDISH PERFORMERS

New Voices for Yiddish is looking for a female performer with some knowledge of Yiddish for an upcoming show. Call Nathan Garnick, 416-633-6755.

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Am Shalom Synagogue in Barrie is holding its annual fundraising golf tournament in support of Gilda’s Club, June 22, Innisbrook Golf Course. For information on registration or sponsorship, call 705-792-3949.

 

PRE-PRIDE KARAOKE NIGHT

Kulanu Toronto and Congregation Shir Libeynu hold a pre-Pride Karaoke Night, June 23, 9:30 p.m., Spirits Bar and Grill, 642 Church St. RSVP by June 21 to kulanutoronto@gmail.com.

 

TORAH IN MOTION TOURS

Torah in Motion presents “Journeys through Jewish History” with Marc Shapiro, Italy July 9-19; Central Europe Aug. 2-12. 416-633-5770.

 

WOMEN AND KADDISH

Rabbi Gedalia Zweig discusses “Women and Kaddish,” June 27, 7:30 p.m. at Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation, 613 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill.

 

JUMPSTART HEBREW

JumpStart Hebrew is a program for children entering JK to Grade 2, Aug. 27-31 at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Children will be introduced to Hebrew through art, music and play. E-mail Karen Goodis, karen@bethsholom.net or www.bethsholom.net.

 

TORAH TOTS REGISTRATION

Registration for Torah Tots, September 2012, at Chabad Lubavitch of Markham is now open. Call 905-886-0420, ext. 227.

 

HOUSING REGISTRY

List your basement apartment or extra room free with UJA Federation’s Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. If you’re looking for a place to live, JIST can assist you as well. Visit JIST in the Lipa Green Centre, 416-635-5600 or e-mail: 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.

Raising Your Child/Teen in an Age of Overindulgence: A workshop for parents wanting to learn more about overindulgence and its consequences, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Dating in Midlife: A workshop for men and women over 40 who have been single for 2 or more years, June 14, 7 p.m.

When You’re About to Separate, What to Tell the Kids: A workshop for parents in the early stages of separation. June 14, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Mall, Suite 313.

 

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

Association of Jewish Seniors holds a health seminar, June 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Earl Bales Community Centre. Audiologist Marilyn Reed discusses “Come Hear What You’ve Been Miss­ing.” RSVP required Tammy, 416-635-2860, ext. 458.

Support group for caregivers burned out caring for loved ones with dementia will be held June 27, 7 p.m. at L’Chaim Retirement  Homes, 718 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-398-7898.

Charming Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (60+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Kosher dairy lunch, June 14, $5. Dance with live music June 17, 7:30 p.m. Casino Niagara July 18. Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Non-members welcome.

Earl Bales Seniors Woodworkers has state-of-the-art equipment and is open to seniors interested in woodworking and crafts. Call Morty, 416-783-6078; 416-630-6487.

The Bridge Club at Forest Hill Library is seeking new members. Call Lea (evenings), 416-487-7630.

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.

Bernard Betel Centre 416-225-2112. June 19, Robert Shechter discusses “Crossing the Atlantic: From Miami to Barcelona,” 10 a.m.; June 21, Franz Hartmann discusses “Green Energy in Toronto,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. June 28, enjoy light classical music performed by a string quartet,  1:30 p.m.

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

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

Kevin Courrier teaches a course on “The man who would be king – John Huston,” June 27- July 25, 1 p.m..

Register for bridge classes beginning June 18.

Save the date: Seniors art exhibit, June 25; Movie Monday Waltz With Bashir, June 25, 1 p.m.

Folk dance, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

 

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

Adam Nayman discusses the film Full Metal Jacket, June 18, 7 p.m.

A reading of the play The Kalamazoo Diaries, a comedy in development by Natalie Fingerhut, will be held June 26, 7 p.m.

Toronto IsReal Dance Festival June 29-July 1. Pre-registration required. 416-221-6280 or www.israelidancetoronto.com.

 Summer Institute for Creative Adults offers adult vocal/choir camp, July 16-20. Ext. 250.

Call for submissions to the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. Deadline July 3, 2012. For submission guidelines, esthera@mnjcc.org or ext. 606.

The adult daytime choir runs all summer, Tuesdays 1 p.m. No experience needed.  gillians@mnjcc.org.

Aging is Living: Myth-breaking Stories from Long-term Care, photography by Irene Borins, is on display in the gallery, June 13-July 22.

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

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