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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.

Seeking a different High Holiday experience this year?  Let Oraynu inspire you on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with our powerful humanistic readings, evocative poetry and music … rather than prayer.  Children’s programs offered. Click the ‘High Holidays’ 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

Sep
21
Thu
2017
10:30 AM ROSH HASHANAH @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
ROSH HASHANAH @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Sep 21 @ 10:30 AM
We welcome you to join us for our unique humanistic High Holiday services to usher in the year 5778. ROSH HASHANAH: Thursday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 am Come be inspired by philosophical reflections, evocative poetry and beautiful music … rather than prayer. Rabbi Denise’s commentary will focus on: “How
Sep
24
Sun
2017
9:45 AM FAMILY APPLE-PICKING OUTING @ Applewood Farm Winery
FAMILY APPLE-PICKING OUTING @ Applewood Farm Winery
Sep 24 @ 9:45 AM
A congregation-wide event—bring the kids, grandkids, extended family, etc! Our school children will be collecting apples as a tzedakah project for Sistering, a Toronto drop-in centre serving homeless, marginalized and low-income women. Pick your own apples for munching/those yummy fall recipes Youth from Hashomer Hatzair & Camp
Sep
29
Fri
2017
8:00 PM EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre/Nizko... @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre/Nizko... @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Sep 29 @ 8:00 PM
We welcome you to join us for our meaningful humanistic High Holiday services to usher in the year 5777. Come be inspired by philosophical reflections, poetry and music … rather than prayer. EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre and Nizkor service): Friday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 pm Guests are

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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