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Whether you're a cultural or secular Jew, agnostic, intermarried, single or partnered, LGBTQ, Jewishly-involved or seeking Jewish connection, we warmly welcome you to join our community.

Join us for two Purim programs:
On Friday, March 3rd - a Purim-themed Shabbat program "Mask and Un-masking" with Rabbi Denise and special guest Stephen LaFrenie, a theatre performer and mask-maker.

On Sunday, March 5th -- our annual Family Purim Festival featuring a carnival, music, Purim spiel, lots of fun and hamentaschen, of course!

Our Syrian Refugee family is here! Go to PROGRAMS tab above, then click 'Oraynu Cares' for details.

Oraynu was featured in recent Canadian Jewish News articles. See LINKS tab above.

Upcoming Events

7:30 PM A ‘KUMSITZ’ SINGALONG with Sandi... @ Members' home
A ‘KUMSITZ’ SINGALONG with Sandi... @ Members' home
Feb 24 @ 7:30 PM
Kumsitz (Yiddish for ‘Come sit’) and sing with us! Join Oraynu’s longtime music leader for a fun-filled evening of music. Led by Sandi on guitar, we will sing folk and rock tunes, The Beatles, Peter, Paul and Mary, Leonard Cohen, Yiddish and Hebrew songs — whatever YOU[...]
7:00 PM ADULT EDUCATION with Rabbi Eva G... @ Borochov Centre
ADULT EDUCATION with Rabbi Eva G... @ Borochov Centre
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Jewish Consequential Ethics: Learning What to Do and Not Do We will study the thoughts and actions throughout history of our Jewish ancestors and those with whom they came in contact and thus learn some history, anthropology, philosophy and psychology that can enable us to think and[...]
7:30 PM CELEBRATING PURIM & SHABBAT: Mas... @ Borochov Centre
CELEBRATING PURIM & SHABBAT: Mas... @ Borochov Centre
Mar 3 @ 7:30 PM
Purim Oneg Shabbat: Masks and Un-Masking Purim is a holiday of merry-making, messiness, and masks. Come learn about the “peekaboo” in Purim! We’ll have a short Shabbat ceremony led by Rabbi Denise with music by Mickey Lewin, followed by a Purim masquerade party. Featuring special guest Stephen LaFrenie,[...]

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Introductory Videos

Videos generously funded with support from UJA Federation of Greater Toronto through the Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education

About Oraynu, with Rabbi Emerita Karen Levy and Oraynu members

Oraynu events and activities

Oraynu Children's School