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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.

Summer’s here! Oraynu has planned a BBQ social, a book talk, a farmers market outing, a film review and more. Check out all the listings and join us.

Looking ahead, you can register now for our unique High Holiday services. Come be inspired this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with powerful readings, evocative poetry and music …rather than prayer.  Click the tab on the menu for more info.

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

Aug
1
Tue
2017
7:30 PM BOOK TALK: Jonathan Safran Foer’... @ Member's home in the Wilson/Avenue Rd. Area
BOOK TALK: Jonathan Safran Foer’... @ Member's home in the Wilson/Avenue Rd. Area
Aug 1 @ 7:30 PM
  Rabbi Denise will lead a discussion on “Here I Am” by Jonathan Safran Foer SYNOPSIS: In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to
Aug
26
Sat
2017
8:00 AM ORAYNU BUILDS: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY @ Pinery Trail, Scarborough
ORAYNU BUILDS: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY @ Pinery Trail, Scarborough
Aug 26 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join Oraynu as we come together to help build a home for someone who needs one! No previous experience necessary. Learn some news skills, participate in this tzedakah project, and have fun! Let’s raise our hammers (of justice) together! All participants must be at least 16 years
Aug
31
Thu
2017
7:30 PM FILM DISCUSSION Led by Heather K... @ Members' home in the Yonge/Davenport/Church area
FILM DISCUSSION Led by Heather K... @ Members' home in the Yonge/Davenport/Church area
Aug 31 @ 7:30 PM
  Hosted by Oraynu member Heather Kassel, who is well-known in the community for the insightful book and film talks she has led for many years Join Heather as she guides us through a discussion of “Remember,” a Holocaust film starring Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau and

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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