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Oct
26
Fri
2018
SHABBAT & DISCUSSION: “#MeToo: Jewish Text, Pretext, and Context” @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Oct 26 @ 7:30 PM
SHABBAT & DISCUSSION on “#MeToo: Jewish Text, Pretext, and Context”

Following a short Shabbat ceremony with music, we will discuss texts that involve women and sexual coercion or violence, gender-based violence in the Jewish community, and what we can do to prevent and end it.

The Shabbat portion will be livestreamed via Oraynu’s Facebook page. If you can’t attend the event, “Like” the page to be able to access it. It will also be up on the page for later viewing.

Non-members welcome: $15

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Nov
4
Sun
2018
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: Parenting & Grandparenting in Intermarried Families @ St. Andrews Jr. High School
Nov 4 @ 10:00 AM
The Kids Are Alright: Parenting and Grandparenting in Intermarried Families

Join Rabbis Eva Goldfinger and Denise Handlarski to discuss strategies and success stories about parenting and grandparenting. We will share from our experiences working with families — Eva having counselled and officiated hundreds of intermarrying couples, and Denise working in the community and being intermarried herself. Hot topics may include: how to address family concerns/kvetches, hot-button issues such as circumcision, how to create “shalom bayit” – peace in the home, and much more.

Everyone welcome. No charge to attend, but kindly register, so we will know to expect you.

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Nov
6
Tue
2018
“IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust” @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
Holocaust Education Week Event

Co-sponsored with Don Heights Unitarian Congregation

“In The Name of the Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust” with Max Wallace

A previously-unknown audacious scheme, a surprising Toronto connection, and a daring rescue by a committee of ultra-Orthodox Jews led by a remarkable woman named Recha Sternbuch. Holocaust historian Max Wallace will reveal newly discovered archival documents proving that the Orthodox Committee enlisted a former Swiss President to deceive SS chief Heinrich Himmler into terminating the Final Solution in November 1944, a full six months before the end of the war, thus saving approximately 300,000 Jews.

Speaker: Filmmaker and a New York Times bestselling author Max Wallace worked for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. The CJN described his book In the Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust as “an impressive piece of historical scholarship and a very compelling chapter of Holocaust history.”

Everyone welcome; no charge  |  Kindly register: click here      

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

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