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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.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Darwin Day Program on Feb. 12 with Prof. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal speaking on “The Puzzle of Mazel: Luck, Chance and the Meaning of Everything.” This event has been re-scheduled to April 2nd. Join us!

Rabbi Eva Goldfinger’s adult education series continues on Feb. 21 and Mar. 21.  Topic is: “MeToo vs. NotMe: Relevance of Jewish Teachings Through the Ages for Jews Today.”

Come learn all about Oraynu and Humanistic Judaism at our semi-annual Intro Session on March 31st. All are welcome.

Experience Oraynu’s “Roots and Branches” Humanistic First Night Seder this year. It offers a most unique Passover experience and we welcome you to join us on Friday, April 19th.

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Upcoming Events

10:00 AM FAMILY PURIM FESTIVAL @ Borochov Cultural Centre
FAMILY PURIM FESTIVAL @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate this holiday of mystery and masquerade! Presentations ~ Music with Mendy Bisk ~ Purim Shpiel ~ Hamentaschen ~ Costumes PURIM CARNIVAL (following the presentations) Bean Bag Toss ~ Origami ~ Balloon Art ~ Face Painting ~ Cupcake Decorating and Sale PURIM TZEDAKAH:
5:00 PM SHOW YOUR HEART – Indigenous Iss... @ Borochov Cultural Centre
SHOW YOUR HEART – Indigenous Iss... @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Mar 3 @ 5:00 PM
Focus on Indigenous Issues: Teach-ins, Tikkun Olam, Tov-li ($15 pp) The Tikkun Olam Oraynu Committee brings you rotation-style teach-ins on issues affecting Indigenous Canadians. The four areas to be covered are: water rights, healthcare, education, disabilities. Oraynuniks will share their expertise and bring in voices and research
8:00 PM CONCERT: “Four Quarters of Jerus... @ Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
CONCERT: “Four Quarters of Jerus... @ Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM
FOUR QUARTERS OF JERUSALEM presented by the Toronto Consort An extraordinary concert by the acclaimed early and world-music ensemble Rose of the Compass with guest Artistic Director Nina Stern, celebrating the diversity of faiths and musical traditions of Jerusalem. ** Followed by a party with the ensemble



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Introductory Videos

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

About Oraynu, with Rabbi Emerita Karen Levy and Oraynu members

Oraynu events and activities

Oraynu Children's School