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Events

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Feb
23
Fri
2018
PURIM, POTLUCK AND “PRONOUNS” @ Borochov Centre
Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for a Purim-themed Shabbat, including an optional potluck dinner and discussion

Following a short Shabbat ceremony and one of our famous potlucks, Rabbi Denise will facilitate a discussion entitled:
“Pronouns Pack a Punch!”
This is the third of a series of talks on equity and social justice issues.

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Feb
25
Sun
2018
FAMILY PURIM FESTIVAL @ St. Andrew's Jr. High School
Feb 25 @ 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: Collection of Kosher for Passover Food for National Council of Jewish Women’s Passover Food Drive for needy Jewish Families
Matzah – Gefilte Fish – Canned Tuna – Tea – Canned Fruit/Apple Sauce – Grape/Apple Juice – Jam – Matzah Meal – Soup/Side Dishes – Passover Crackers – Macaroons/Cookies

Oraynu grandparents—bring your grandkids to join in the fun
Non-member guests welcome: Adults $8, Children $4, Family max. $20 / Kindly RSVP to: 416-385-3910 or info@oraynu.org

This program is part of Oraynu’s commitment to Family Education, and is funded in part by your generous donations

Mar
1
Thu
2018
ADULT ED. SERIES: Winter Festivals from Chanukah to Purim @ Borochov Centre
Mar 1 @ 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 will teach a four-part series that 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.

All classes at 7:00 pm sharp 

ADDITIONAL SESSION:
Thursday, Apr. 5:   Session 4 – Spring and Summer Festivals from Pesach to Shavuot

Non-members: $20 per session

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Mar
3
Sat
2018
SHOW YOUR HEART 2018 @ Borochov Centre
Mar 3 @ 1:00 PM
Cooking demo at 1 pm, then lunch, Syrian–style!

Join us for a cooking demo and lunch made with love by our Syrian friends/ family. This is a “pay-it-forward” event!

WE raised money to bring Lina, Tamer and Nour Ajoub to Canada, and now THEY and their family (the sisters, Amyn of the anchor family, but not Thanaa who lets us know she loves us but hates to cook) are helping us raise money for African Asylum Seekers in Israel.

This event will feature a cooking demonstration so we can learn how to make delicious and beautiful Syrian dishes. And then we get to eat those dishes!

This lunch is a steal! Only $15 per person, with a family max of $50 (for up to 5 people)
We will also be selling copies of the cookbook made by the sisters of the family with love.

Please invite friends, family, anyone, everyone!
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Mar
16
Fri
2018
FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE – “One of Us” @ Members' home
Mar 16 @ 7:30 PM

We’ll mark Shabbat before watching an acclaimed film together. “One of Us” is a 2017 documentary that profiles three Hasidic Jews in their courageous attempts to leave their Hasidic communities. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall.

Limited seating. Members only please. No charge.

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Mar
25
Sun
2018
SCHOOL & FAMILY PASSOVER SEDER @ Borochov Cultural Centre Social Hall
Mar 25 @ 4:45 PM

Please join us for a Humanistic Celebration of Passover

This Seder for Oraynu’s School families, other Oraynu families with young-ish kids, and as many guests and newcomers who care to attend

School families please note that this event takes place in lieu of regular Sunday school that morning. 

EVERYONE must rsvp, please, by calling 416-385-3910 or emailing roby@oraynu.org.  

The RSVP deadline is before everyone heads off on March Break, ie on or before Friday, March 9! Earlier is better!!!

You’ll need to:

  • indicate numbers attending,
  • indicate your meal contribution,
  • and, if applicable, to arrange for payment

No charge for Oraynu-niks.  Fees for non-school-families and non-members: adults $15 pp, students $7 pp, children 4 and under $4 – plus pot-luck contribution

Potluck Seder dinner:

  • Meal contribution requested, to serve 18, in any category:  salads, side dishes, vegetarian items, chicken or beef main courses, desserts.
  • We would like to provide a Jewish cultural and culinary experience at our Seder.  Although there is no “Kosher for Passover” requirement, please do your best to bring Passover style dishes, as our goal is to celebrate the holiday with traditional foods.  That means no flour-based, dough-based, bread-based, or pasta-based dishes, please.
  • ALLERGY ALERT: All potluck contributions must be free of peanuts and / or tree nuts
Mar
30
Fri
2018
FIRST NIGHT PASSOVER SEDER @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM
We welcome you to join us for our Annual First Night Seder
  • Adult Seder, older kids and teens welcome
  • Led by Barry Olshen and Sandi Horwitz, authors (with Lisa Wright) of Oraynu’s Haggadah, “Roots and Branches: A Humanist Haggadah for Passover”
  • Partially catered Seder meal:
    • Along with wine and all the ceremonial foods, Oraynu will provide a main course of chicken, with a small vegetable serving.
    • To round out the meal, we ask that YOU, the attendees, each bring a salad, or vegetable or other side dish, or dessert – PASSOVER-STYLE, please! – enough to feed 8-10 people, with ingredient list. There is no “kosher for Passover” requirement.
  • Fees:
    • Oraynu members – $20 per person plus pot-luck contribution
    • Family members of Oraynu-niks – $32 pp plus pot-luck contribution
    • Other guests / friends / non-members  – $48 pp, plus pot-luck contribution

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HAGGADAH – Oraynu’s own adult-oriented Haggadah is available for purchase at $10 per copy, plus any mailing costs if you are not able to make arrangements to pick it up.  Take a glance here: http://www.oraynu.org/shop/roots-and-branches-a-humanist-haggadah-for-passover/

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