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Events

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Sep
24
Sun
2017
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 Shomria will join us too!

 ADMISSION: $7.50 per person; children under 3 and seniors are FREE

Apples that you pick for your own use are $20/20 lb. bag (40-50 apples)

MEETING PLACE: Hay bales (at north end of the playground)

 

Sep
29
Fri
2017
EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre/Nizkor service) @ 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 5778.

Come be inspired by philosophical reflections, poetry and music … rather than prayer.

Kol Nidrei soloist – Lenka Lichtenberg, accompanied by a woodwind and string ensemble

EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre and Nizkor service): Friday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 pm

Guests are welcome to pick up tickets as of 7:30. Service starts promptly at 8:00 pm

Also join us for:

Yom Kippur, Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 am ( Children’s Program for ages 4-10 (run by our Children’s School staff) and limited Babysitting available. Please pre-register.)

Oraynu Congregation members: Register here.

Non-members:   Click this link to purchase ticket(s).

 

 

 

Sep
30
Sat
2017
YOM KIPPUR @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Sep 30 @ 10:30 AM
We welcome you to join us for our meaningful humanistic High Holiday services to usher in the year 5778.

Come be inspired by philosophical reflections, evocative poetry and beautiful music … rather than prayer.

YOM KIPPUR  –  Stories of Transformation

Rabbi Denise’s commentary will focus on “Belief, Behaviour and Belonging”

An engaging Children’s Program is offered for ages 4-9 (run by our Children’s School staff) and limited Babysitting available. Please pre-register.

Guests are welcome to pick up tickets as of 10:00. Service starts promptly at 10:30 pm

Oraynu Congregation Members: Register here.

Non-Members:  Click this link to purchase ticket(s).

 

Oct
1
Sun
2017
FAMILY SUKKOT FESTIVAL @ Oraynu Children's School in St. Andrew's Jr. High
Oct 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Decorate our Sukkah ~ Music ~ Presentations ~ Treats

SPECIAL GUESTS: Mystic Drumz

TZEDAKAH PROJECT: In aid of a women’s organization. Details TBA

Families are also asked to bring refreshments (no nuts/ shellfish) such as whole, pre-washed fruit/veggies, or cheese, crackers & nut-free baked goods for the Oraynu crowd to share. Beautiful decorations for our Sukkah are much appreciated, too!

Guests welcome: $8/Adult, $4/Child, $20/family

With funding support from the Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education

Oct
13
Fri
2017
SHABBAT & FALL POTLUCK DINNER AND PARTY @ Borochov Centre
Oct 13 @ 6:30 PM

Come celebrate Shabbat, dance to uplifting, lively music with a live band, partake in one of our famous potlucks, and celebrate the bounty of the harvest and the joy of the fall season.

Non-members always welcome: $20 pp + pot luck dish or $30 pp

Click here to register

 

Oct
24
Tue
2017
PANEL DISCUSSION “Interchanges on Interfaith Issues” @ Borochov Centre
Oct 24 @ 7:30 PM

 Join us for an illuminating evening as three prominent Muslim and Jewish experts on interfaith engagement

discuss Jewish/Muslim relations in Toronto and beyond.

Guest panelists: Shari Golberg, Azeezah Kanji, Habeeb Ali

Moderator: Rabbi Denise Handlarski            

Non-members welcome: $15

Click here to register

Nov
8
Wed
2017
HEW 2017 EVENT – Remembering the Holocaust Through Film @ 18 Wynford Drive, Main Floor
Nov 8 @ 7:30 PM
Holocaust Education Week 2017 Event

Co-sponsored with Don Heights Unitarian Congregation

“Remembering the Holocaust Through Film” with Carolyn Kay

How has documentary and feature film shaped ideas of the Holocaust for educators and students? This talk will address one educator’s experience through three decades of teaching the Holocaust at a university level, and will explore the impact of such films as Shoah, Schindler’s List, The Last Stage, The Pianist, The Last Days, In Darkness, Ida, Son of Saul, and Korczak. For students, such films can be tremendously evocative depictions of the lives of European Jews during the Shoah and afterwards; they may compel personal reflections of a deeper nature than is normally the case in an academic course and encourage further study and analysis. What are the pitfalls, however, of relying on film? What kinds of films come closer to the actual conditions of the Holocaust, and what of those films that depart dramatically from the historical facts? (Ex. Boy in the Striped Pajamas.)

Carolyn Kay, a professor of modern German history and the Holocaust at Trent University, has utilized film in her courses on the Holocaust since the early 1990s. In 2014 Kay attended a teaching seminar at the U.S. Holocaust Museum on the use of film in Holocaust courses; she will share some of the   insights from this seminar while also reflecting upon her students’ reaction to films in her courses.

Everyone welcome; no charge | RSVPs appreciated | Click here to register