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Oraynu News!

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.

On Friday June 1st, Paul Golin, Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, will speak at a Shabbat program on the topic “The Future of Progressive Judaism.” Join us!

On Friday June 15th, join us for another Shabbat program featuring lecturer and Oraynu member Linda Beck who will speak on “Jews, Jazz and Jive.”

Oraynu was featured in Spring 2018 issue of the CJN’s Canadian Jewish Life Magazine; the article focused on alternative approaches to the Passover seder.  For this and other Canadian Jewish News articles regarding Oraynu, see LINKS tab above.

Check out our latest bi-monthly bulletin under the NEWSLETTER tab.

Upcoming Events

7:30 PM FILM VIEWING: Broadway Musicals ... @ Members' home (Wilson/Avenue Rd. area)
FILM VIEWING: Broadway Musicals ... @ Members' home (Wilson/Avenue Rd. area)
May 24 @ 7:30 PM
Film viewing: “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy” Narrated by Joel Grey, this PBS documentary explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical.  It features interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage, including Irving
7:30 PM SHABBAT and THE FUTURE OF PROGRE... @ Borochov Cultural Centre
SHABBAT and THE FUTURE OF PROGRE... @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Jun 1 @ 7:30 PM
Marking Shabbat with an Illuminating Conversation/Discussion with Paul Golin “THE FUTURE OF PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM: INTERCULTURAL. IGNOSTIC. INNOVATION.” As more people than ever disaffiliate from traditional religious institutions, create multicultural/interfaith households, and seek meaning in new ways, what kind of reinvention might be necessary on the part of progressive Judaism to remain relevant
7:30 PM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING @ Borochov Cultural Centre
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Jun 13 @ 7:30 PM
Open to Members Only The Board invites you to join us for to discuss the past year at Oraynu and hear about upcoming plans. Following the Board reports, discussion and election of Officers for the 2018-19 year, we will brainstorm ideas for Oraynu’s 50-year anniversary next year.



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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