Welcome to Oraynu

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.

Curious to learn more about Oraynu and Humanistic Judaism? Join us on August 30th for an introductory workshop. Find out who we are, what we believe and how we celebrate.

Children's School registration is now open for the fall session; JK-Grade 7, Bnai Mitzvah and OraynuTots (ages 2&3).

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

Upcoming Events

Aug
30
Tue
2016
7:30 PM INTRODUCTION TO ORAYNU AND HUMAN... @ Borochov Cultural Centre
INTRODUCTION TO ORAYNU AND HUMAN... @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Aug 30 @ 7:30 PM
Are you a secular, cultural, agnostic, intermarried or LGBTQ Jew? Searching for a congregation or Sunday School that fits you and your family? Or, looking for insight on Humanistic Jewish beliefs and values? Oraynu may be exactly what you are looking for! We welcome you to attend[...]
Sep
9
Fri
2016
7:30 PM SHABBAT CELEBRATION – FOLKTALES,... @ Borochov Cultural Centre
SHABBAT CELEBRATION – FOLKTALES,... @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Sep 9 @ 7:30 PM
Opening Shabbat Celebration Join us for a short Shabbat service led by Rabbi Denise Handlarski followed by our special guest Storyteller/Author LESLEY SIMPSON Lesley will speak about a little-known genre: The Ethical Will embedded in story. And we’ll delight in other folktales too. From schlemiel (a fool) to Sholem (peace)[...]
Sep
18
Sun
2016
7:30 PM SAYING GOODBYE & SAYING HELLO @ Borochov Cultural Centre
SAYING GOODBYE & SAYING HELLO @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
Saying Goodbye & Saying Hello Join us as we say goodbye to Board President Louise Sherman after 6 years of exemplary service, as well as goodbye to our marketing coordinator Gail Aiken, and other outgoing Board members. This evening is also a special opportunity to say hello[...]

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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