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Events

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Apr
5
Thu
2018
ADULT ED. SERIES: Spring and Summer Festivals from Pesach to Shavuot @ Borochov Centre
Apr 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
2018 WINTER ADULT EDUCATION SERIES WITH RABBI EVA GOLDFINGER
“Origins and Evolution of the Jewish Calendar and Festivals”

Rabbi Eva Goldfinger’s four-part series will provide insight into the essential elements of being and doing Jewish. These fun and intensive classes are suitable for those aged 17 and up–from beginners to advanced levels of Jewish knowledge.  Familiarize yourself with the Calendar based on the number 7, Judaism’s important contribution to the world. Come and learn about the fascinating origins and evolution of all the Jewish Festivals and how they are understood and celebrated differently among the various movements within Judaism. Discover the intriguing natural, mystical, philosophical and psychological underpinnings of the rituals. Ask the difficult questions of what rites still have meaning and which ones may not have meaning or integrity for Humanistic Jews today.

Non-members: $20

Click here to register

Apr
13
Fri
2018
SHABBAT in honour of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Apr 13 @ 7:30 PM
Shabbat in honour of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah)
and Memorial Service (Nizkor)

Join us to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and mark Shabbat with a reflective service and Nizkor. This is a chance to honour people in your life who have passed away.

There will be beautiful music by member Barbara Ackerman on flute, meaningful poetry, and the chance for remembering and memorializing our family, and our broader Jewish family that perished during the most tragic time in our people’s  history.

Non-members welcome:$15 

Kindly RSVP.

Apr
22
Sun
2018
INTRO TO HUMANISTIC JUDAISM & ORAYNU @ St. Andrews Jr. High School
Apr 22 @ 10:15 AM
Are you . . .
  • A secular, cultural, agnostic, intermarried or LGBTQ Jew?
  • Searching for a congregation or Sunday School that fits you and your family?
  • Seeking insight on Humanistic Jewish beliefs and values?

Oraynu may be exactly what you are looking for!

We welcome you to attend our semi-annual intro session where we talk about who we are, what we do, and what makes Oraynu special! Tell your family and friends!

Our School Open House will be running concurrently, so you may drop in to find out more about our school program.

Led by Rabbi Denise Handlarski & Music Leader Sandi Horwitz

Everyone welcome No charge to attend

Click here to register.

 

 

ORAYNU CHILDREN’S SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE @ Oraynu Children's School (at St. Andrews JHS)
Apr 22 @ 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
An Introduction to Oraynu Children’s School for Parents & Children

JK-Gr. 7 ~ Bnai Mitzvah Program ~ OraynuTots
Jewish Festivals ~ Family Education ~ Hebrew ~ Tzedakah ~ Arts ~ Music
Classes held on Sunday mornings, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

• Meet Principal Steve Shabes, our staff and our school committee members
• Learn about our unique curriculum and Bnai Mitzvah program, focussed on Jewish culture, history and values from a secular humanistic perspective
• Tour the school and view each class in action
• Bring your children—they are welcome to try a class
• Explore Jewish culture and values in a warm and open secular environment
• Engage in a school curriculum discussion followed by an open-forum question and answer period
• Food to nosh too!

Our open house will introduce you to the meaningful way Oraynu Children’s School participates in Jewish culture and values!
Come meet us and bring along your family and friends!

For more info, click here for the Children’s School website

Everyone welcome │ RSVPs requested │ No charge to attend

Click here to register.

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

 

YOM HAATZMAUT CELEBRATION @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Apr 22 @ 7:30 PM
CELEBRATING ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY (Yom Ha’atzmaut),/h5>

Come eat Israeli snacks, sing Israeli songs, and then join in on Israeli dancing. Something for every sense at this all-ages party celebrating Israeli culture and Israel’s 70th birthday!!

Non-members welcome: $15

Please RSVP

May
1
Tue
2018
THEATRE NIGHT – “MIKVEH” @ Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts
May 1 @ 8:00 PM
ATTENTION THEATRE-GOERS!!

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company presents “MIKVEH,” a play by Hadar Galron

Tuesday, May 1 at 8 pm

Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St

Inside the secretive world of the ritual bath, eight women’s stories unfold in this sensitive depiction of religious observance and evolving feminist consciousness. An insightful examination of traditions and ritual, this hit Israeli play explores the ever-evolving position of women in Israeli society.

Note: The Oraynu block of tickets is sold out.  Contact the box office at (416) 932-9995

 

May
12
Sat
2018
MOTHERS FOR MOTHERS Tea Party @ Members' home (Mt. Pleasant/Lawrence area)
May 12 @ 4:00 PM
Celebrating Mothers

On the eve of Mother’s Day we’ll gather at a members’ home in celebration of mothers, and have a tea party featuring lovely edibles.

We request a donation of $10 per person ($25 per family, up to 5 people) to be paid forward as treats for women and children in shelters, to be delivered on Mother’s Day itself.

Come to this tikkun olam event with your kids, your families, or any moms you wish to honour. Dads or other men wishing to come to tea are also most welcome!

Click here to register

Jun
1
Fri
2018
THE FUTURE OF PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM: Intercultural. Ignostic. Innovation. @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Jun 1 @ 7:30 PM
Marking Shabbat and an Illuminating Conversation/Discussion with Paul Golin

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 and engage more newcomers? 

Join Paul Golin, Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, for an interactive conversation exploring the relationship between belief, “belonging,” ritual practice, boundaries, and other shifting aspects of communal life, and share what is still personally meaningful from your own heritage and tradition as we consider the future that we want to build.