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 Deadline reminder: June 4 is the deadline for the issue of June 14. June 11 is the deadline for the issue of June 21. Please note all deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

 

Thursday, May 31

 

ZAMIR

Beth Emeth Synagogue screens Zamir:Jewish Voices Return to Poland, with an introduction by Yitzhak Argaman, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15/ $8 (youth). 416-633-3838.

 

AGE RAGE

National Council of Jewish Women, Shalom branch, presents David Cravit,author of  Age Rage: The Coming War of the Generations at 8 p.m., Council House, 4700 Bathurst St. RSVP   info@ncjwc-ts.org or 416-633-5100.

 

JEWRY UNDER ATTACK

Frank Dimant discusses “World Jewry Under Attack: New Sound Bites, New Strategies,” 7:30 p.m., Beth David Synagogue.

 

 Friday, June 1

 

BIKERS’ BREAKFAST

Join Yids on Wheels as they ride to raise money for Holocaust programs, 8:30 a.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Dave 416-224-9494.

 

SCHWARTZ REISMAN OPENS

The Schwartz Reisman Centre holds its grand opening today.   Visit www.srcentre.ca or call 905-303-1821.

 

Saturday, June 2

 

PRIDE SERVICE

Shir Libeynu holds its annual Pride service, 10:30 a.m., Miles Nadal JCC. Child care and kiddush lunch. http://shirlibeynu.ca.

 

Sunday, June 3

 

JEWISH FOLK CHOIR

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir holds its 86th annual spring concert, 3 p.m., Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. For tickets, 905-669-5906 or folkchoir@hotmail.com.

 

ISRAEL DAY FESTIVAL

Na’amat Canada and Canadian Zionist Federation hold an Israel Day Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at York Hill Park, Thornhill (Clark and Atkinson avenues.) 416-636-5425.

 

ISRAEL AND THE MEDIA

Oraynu Congregation presents Prof. Derek Penslar discussing “Israel: A State of Exception?” 6:45 p.m., Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St. $20. 416-385-3910 or roby@oraynu.org.

 

ESTATE PLANNING

Howard S. Dyment, Kevin Peires, Gary Peires discuss “Estate Planning for Women,” Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St. Breakfast, 10 a.m., lecture 10:30 a.m. $5/$7.RSVP 416-787-1631.

 

SHLEMIEL

The film Shlemiel, about Menachem Feuer who mixes religious life with music and family, will be shown 8 p.m., at the Gladstone Hotel,1214 Queen St. W.

 

THE CHORALAIRS

The Choralairs perform 1:30 p.m, Earl Bales Park Community Centre. www.thechoralairs.com.

 

ISRAEL FROM INSIDE TURKEY

Ovadia Gulersen and Haldun Karabulut discuss “Thoughts About Israel From Inside Turkey,” 7:30 p.m., Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 2 Simonston Blvd, Thornhill.

 

Tuesday, June 5

 

SOUL TO SOUL

As part of Jewish Music Week, Holy Blossom Temple presents National Yiddish Theatre’s Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African-American Musical Celebration featuring Zalmen Mlotek, Hazzan Magda Fishman, Elmore James and Tony Perry,  8 p.m. $30. For tickets, www.holyblossom.org or 416-789-3291, ext. 224.

 

THE FREE WORLD

Marilyn Herbert reviews The Free World by David Bezmozgis, 7:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec Congregation. $5, donations to the Kosher Food Bank appreciated.

 

THE ETHICS OF SHCHITAH

Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs holds a study session on the ethics of kosher animal slaughter, 7:30 p.m. RSVP to sabrina@shoresh.ca for location.

 

AUBREY DAN

Aubrey Dan discusses “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Beth Tikvah Synagogue, noon. By reservation only, 416-221-3433, ext. 352, or helen@bethtikvahtoronto.org.

 

KOSHER POP MUSIC 

As part of Jewish Music Week, Cantor Eyal Bitton discusses “Kosher Pop Music in Shul,” 10 a.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue.

 

NAZI GERMANY: CANADIAN RESPONSES 

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies is holding a book launch for Nazi Germany: Canadian Responses at York Research Tower, Seventh floor, 7 p.m. Professors Doris Bergen, Richard Menkis, Harold Troper and Michael Brown will speak. 416-736-5823.

JEWS FOR JUDAISM

Rabbi Michael Skobac discusses “Deconstructing Missionary Prooftexts,” 8 p.m., The Lodzer Congregation, 12 Heaton St.  Contact 416-789-0020 or  toronto@jewsforjudaism.

 

Wednesday, June 6

 

SEX AFTER 50

Dr. Stephen Holzapfel discusses “Sex After 50: A Conversation for Men Among Men.” Beth David Synagogue, 8 p.m., 55 Yeomans Dr. 416-633-5500.

 

SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY

MP John Baird, Carlo Baldassarra and Mordechai Ronen will be honoured at the Spirit of Community dinner hosted by Israeli Chabad, 6 p.m., Terrace Banquet Centre, Vaughan. For tickets, 905-709-7770 or www.chabadisraeli.net/spiritdinner.

 

Thursday, June 7

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Beit Halochem Canada, Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, presents Celebration of Life,  concert, 7:30 p.m., Toronto Centre for the Arts. For tickets, 905-695-061  or www.beithalochem.ca.

 

JERUSALEM DAY TREASURES

The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada hosts an art exhibition and live auction, 6:30-9:30 p.m, PI Fine Art, 1180 Caledonia Rd. Tickets, $80. 416-635-5491.

 

YIDDISH VINKL

Prof. Kalman Weiser speaks about his latest book, Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland, noon at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. RSVP: yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.

 

JEWS IN THE MAURITIUS

Gerald Ziedenberg discusses Jewish refugees who were exiled to the island of Mauritius, Temple Har Zion, 7:30 p.m. 905-889-2252.

 

‘WEEKEND OF TWINNING’

The Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims discusses a “Weekend of Twinning” between synagogues and mosques, 7 p.m., Darchei Noam Congregation, 864 Sheppard Ave. W. For more information, contact Barbara Landau, blandau@rogers.com; Shahid Akhtar, shahidacktar1@rogers.com, 905-712-2872.

 

Other News

 

CURE FOR COURTNEY

The Cure for Courtney holds a fundraiser for the young woman’s cancer treatments, June 13, 7:30 p.m., The Avenue Banquets, 1600 Steeles Ave. W. For tickets: www.courtney.eventbrite.com or Carey Rosenzweig, 416-818-2600; Jennie Dale, 416-809-7976.

 

YIDDISH CONCERT

Friends of Yiddish hold their closing concert June 10, 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. RSVP by June 6, Sandy 416-736-8073; 416-458-1440 or yiddish18@yahoo.ca.

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 the 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. On June 10, the group is attending a fundraising performance of Lost in Yonkers, St. Lawrence Theatre for the Arts. 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, June 3, 7 p.m. $5. Casino Rama, June 13. Kosher dairy lunch, June 14, $5.Tuesdays, gentle exercise, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, social 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, 416-783-6478.

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 5, Myriam Shechter discusses “Great Russian Music,” 10 a.m.;  June 7, Riva Waldman discusses “Camouflage Makeup Techniques,” 1:30 p.m.

Active Seniors, Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext.155. June 7, Opera educator Iain Scott presents “Nabucco: Verdi’s Jewish Opera,” 1:30 p.m. $5.

Active 55 Plus Fitness 416-924-6211, ext. 526, Colin Blayney.

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

Hugh Innes teaches a course on Democracy in Our Time, June 5-26, 10:30 a.m.

Register for bridge and mah-jong classes beginning in June.

Ongoing programs include current events, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; duplicate bridge,  Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; folk dance, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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

When This War Ends is a chamber jazz opera. May 31, 8 p.m., Al Green Theatre. For tickets, visit www.spectrummusic.ca.

Toronto Jewish Film Society screens Daniel, June 3 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. With guest speaker Kevin Courrier. Ext. 606.

Adam Nayman discusses the films Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon, June 4, 7 p.m.

Tickets on sale for MNJCC Community Choir in concert, June 6-7, 8 p.m. ext. 0.

Annex Festival is on June 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Bloor Street.

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein teaches a class on “Thinking Jewish,” June 11-25, 8 p.m. Ext. 154.

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.

Art by student winners of  Jewish Music Week Art Contest is on display in the gallery, June  1-10.

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