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Events

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Aug
11
Sat
2018
CAR RALLY & JEWISH-THEMED SCAVENGER HUNT @ Members' home in Avenue Rd/Wilson
Aug 11 @ 5:00 PM

Join us for a terrific evening of fun and socializing

ORAYNU CAR RALLY

You’ll drive through the streets of Toronto, guided by a series of clues, to various historical Jewish sites within the GTA. Be prepared for a fun event that will test your knowledge (or Google’s) of Toronto’s Jewish Culture and Personalities.

You don’t have to be Gilles Villeneuve to participate, just be willing to have fun and maybe earn the bragging rights as the winner of the Oraynu Car Rally.

Please register online, no later than August 4, to reserve your spot. You will receive starting location information when your registration is confirmed. We recommend two to four participants per car, depending on how many cars are involved. We will team you up with others, if you don’t have your own partners. A maximum of 30 participants. And … dinner will be part of the fun too!

Bring your friends, too — non-members welcome at no charge! Kindly register here.

Aug
28
Tue
2018
Info Session: SECULAR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM ~ WHAT, WHY, HOW? @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Aug 28 @ 7:30 PM
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!

Led by Rabbi Denise Handlarski & Music Leader Sandi Horwitz

Everyone welcome No charge to attend

Click here to register.

 

 

Sep
10
Mon
2018
ROSH HASHANAH @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Sep 10 @ 10:30 AM
We welcome you to join us for our unique humanistic High Holiday services to usher in the year 5779.

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

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.   Refreshments will be offered after the observance.
Guests are welcome to pick up tickets as of 10:00 am. Service starts promptly at 10:30 am.

Also join us for:

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre and Nizkor service)Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8 pm (no children’s program or babysitting offered)

Yom Kippur:  Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 am (Children’s Program and limited Babysitting available. Please pre-register.)

A Combined Ticket for all three events is also available for non-members: $200 adults, $100 students.

Oraynu Congregation Members: Register here

Non-Members: Click here to purchase ticket(s)

Sep
18
Tue
2018
EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre/Nizkor service) @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Sep 18 @ 8:00 PM
We welcome you to join us for our meaningful humanistic High Holiday services to usher in the year 5779.

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): Tuesday, Sept. 18 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, Wednesday, Sept. 19 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
19
Wed
2018
YOM KIPPUR – Stories of Transformation @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Sep 19 @ 10:30 AM
We welcome you to join us for our meaningful humanistic High Holiday services to usher in the year 5779.

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

YOM KIPPUR  –  Stories of Transformation: Our two heroes for this year are Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jacobo Timerman

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).

 

Mar
9
Sat
2019
(Book Now for 2019) “Four Quarters of Jerusalem” CONCERT @ Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM
FOUR QUARTERS OF JERUSALEM presented by the Toronto Consort

An extraordinary concert by the acclaimed early and world-music ensemble Rose of the Compass with guest Artistic Director Nina Stern, celebrating the diversity of faiths and musical traditions of Jerusalem.

** Followed by a party with the ensemble **

Travel through the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian Quarters as oud, kanun, recorders and chalumeau act as gateways to ancient lands—creating a diverse soundscape while unifying us in the hope of understanding and acceptance.

TICKETS: Early-bird pricing till August 31, 2018
Congregational members: $42 Friends: $55
As of September 1, add $5 to every ticket

Click here to register

May
24
Fri
2019
(Book Now for 2019)”Old Stock ~ A Refugee Love Story” THEATRE EVENT @ Tarragon Theatre, Mainspace
May 24 @ 8:00 PM

>h5>Booking now for 2019

Join us for a remarkable theatre experience!

OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY

A 2b theatre company production
by Governor General Award-winning writer Hannah Moscovitch
Songs by Ben Caplan & Christian Barry Directed by Christian Barry

** Followed by a private Q&A and post-show party **

Halifax, 1908: two Romanian Jews stand in line at Pier 21 in Halifax, would-be immigrants to an unknown country. Chaim’s entire family was murdered in a pogrom; Chaya lost her husband to fever and starvation. But the New World is giving them a second chance, and they embrace it to the fullest. This humorously dark folk tale narrated by The Wanderer — part showman, part rabbi — is a genre-bending rock/klezmer concert/theatre hybrid starring Klezmer-folk sensation Ben Caplan and is inspired by the real-life love story of Moscovitch’s great-grandparents.

“A hugely engaging experience” – The Guardian’s Top Recommended Shows (Edinburgh 2017 Fringe Festival)
★★★★★ “Emotionally engaging, visually stunning and at 80 minutes leaves us still wanting more.” – Musical Theatre Review

N.B. — Early-bird pricing only until August 31, 2018:
ADULTS: Members $50, non-members $60
SENIORS: Members $42, non-members $52
STUDENTS: Members $25, non-members $30
As of September 1, add $5 to each ticket category.

Moscovitch always sells out early – First come, first served!
Click here to buy your tickets