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Deadline reminder: Due to the holidays, deadlines have changed. Sept. 6 is the deadline for the issue of Sept. 20. Sept. 7 is the deadline for the issue of Sept. 27. Sept. 20 is the deadline for the issue of Oct. 4. All deadlines are at noon. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 269; fax 416-391-0829 or email whatsnewcjn@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, Sept. 6

 

STREETCAR SONGS

Tramway Lider – Streetcar Songs, Yiddish poems by Shimon Nepom, set to music by Charles Heller, will be performed, noon at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. $18 (includes lunch). To RSVP, email yiddishvinkl@yahoo.ca.

 

NURSERY OPEN HOUSE

Temple Sinai Nursery School is holding an open house, 5:30-7 p.m., with bouncy castle, pizza dinner and games. RSVP 416-487-3291 or online at www.templesinai.net/study/nursery.

 

TALMUD & CHUMAH CLASSES

Rabbi Martin Berman teaches a Talmud class at Shaar Shalom Synagogue starting Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. and a ladies’ Chumash class starting Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

 

SLICHOT PROGRAMS

Beth Tzedec synagogue shows the film Follow Me, the story of Yoni Netanyahu, 9 p.m. At 10:45 Cantor Simon Spiro and the Beth Tzedec Singers conduct the Slichot service. Dessert reception follows.

Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation shows the film Reb Elimelech and the Chasidic Legacy of Brotherhood, 11 p.m. before Slichot services.

Rabbi Dov Linzer, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and Elliott Malamet, Torah in Motion, discuss “The Ultimate Sacrifice? A Text-Based Analysis of Akeidat Yitzchak,” Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 11:30 p.m. 416-633-5770.

Slichot services at Shaar Shalom Synagogue begin at 9 p.m., with a guest speaker,  followed by services led by Rabbi Martin Berman.

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

 

BAYT YOUTH FAIR

Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation is holding a youth fair to highlight its youth programs, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet a beekeeper, Rosh Hashanah art projects and vendor marketplace.  Rich Winkler, 905-886-3810, ext. 135 or www.bayt.ca.

 

FRIENDS OF YIDDISH

Friends of Yiddish holds its annual membership breakfast, 10:30 a.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Cookbook author Norene Gilletz will discuss “Sharing Food Memories.” RSVP to Sandy, 416-736-8073 or email yiddish18@yahoo.ca.

 

MEET AND GREET

Chabad of Markham invites young families to a meet and greet at noon, Green Lane Park. Enjoy food, family soccer game and High Holiday Fair. RSVP 905-886-0420, ext. 221.

 

Monday, Sept. 10

 

KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS

Mitzvah knitters and crocheters are invited to Shaar Shalom Synagogue’s opening session. If you can’t knit but would like to learn, you are welcome, 7:15 p.m. Call 905-889-4975.

 

VISION-IMPAIRED CLUB

The Jewish Club for the Vision Impaired meets at the Prosserman JCC, 7:30 p.m . Volunteer drivers are available. Call Bess 905-508-2892.

 

CANTOR HONOURED

Cantor Emeritus Severin Weingort will be honoured by Temple Sinai, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Call 416-487-3281.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

 

COOKING DEMONSTRATION

Tiara Culinary Creations and Sweet Senses Cake and Pastries hold a cooking demonstration at Beth David Synagogue, 8 p.m.

 

PRE-ROSH HASHANAH CLASS

Join Mekorot when Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner discusses “My Heart Exults: The Song of Chanah,” 1:30 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. 416-877-2050.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

 

SHORESH BEIT MIDRASH

Shoresh has a workshop on how to preserve the harvest, 6:30 p.m. For location, email sabrina@shoresh.ca or 416-805-8382.

 

POMEGRANATE GUILD 

Artist/art educator Maggie Doswell leads hands-on exercises to begin a new year of artistic exploration, Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave., 8 p.m. Visitors welcome. $5.

 

ADATH ISRAEL BOOK CLUB

Heather Kassel is the facilitator at Adath Israel’s book and film review series. First session tonight at 8 p.m., with a review of Half-blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. $50/$85 for the series. Call Beverly, 416-499-6920, or Eveline, 416-493-3626.

 

NEW SINGERS WELCOME

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir welcomes new singers. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. starting Sept. 12 at the Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave. Call Luba, 905-669-5906, or email folkchoir@hotmail.com.

 

TALMUD & TANACH CLASSES

Weekly Talmud class begins Sept. 12 at 9:15 a.m. at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Bible classes begin Sept. 13 at 9:15 a.m. at Beth David Synagogue. Both classes are taught in English, using the Hebrew text,  by Aaron Nussbaum. Call 416-633-8097.

 

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