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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

7:00 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,[...]
10:00 AM FAMILY PURIM FESTIVAL @ St. Andrew's Jr. High School
FAMILY PURIM FESTIVAL @ St. Andrew's Jr. High School
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate this holiday of mystery and masquerade! Presentations ~ Music with Mickey Lewin ~ Purim Shpiel ~ Hamentaschen ~ Costumes PURIM CARNIVAL (following the presentations) Bean Bag Toss ~ Origami ~ Balloon Art ~ Face Painting ~ Cupcake Decorating and Sale PURIM TZEDAKAH:[...]

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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