Events

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Feb
24
Fri
2017
A ‘KUMSITZ’ SINGALONG with Sandi Horwitz @ Members' home
Feb 24 @ 7:30 PM
Kumsitz (Yiddish for ‘Come sit’) and sing with us!

Join Oraynu’s longtime music leader for a fun-filled evening of music. Led by Sandi on guitar, we will sing folk and rock tunes, The Beatles, Peter, Paul and Mary, Leonard Cohen, Yiddish and Hebrew songs — whatever YOU suggest. We will also learn some of the newer songs being used in Oraynu’s revised holiday services. Sandi will share her collection of rhythm instruments as well, and lyrics will be provided for many of the songs. And, if you play a guitar or banjo, please bring it along, too.

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Mar
1
Wed
2017
ADULT EDUCATION with Rabbi Eva Goldfinger – Session 1 @ Borochov Centre
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Jewish Consequential Ethics: Learning What to Do and Not Do

We will study the thoughts and actions throughout history of our Jewish ancestors and those with whom they came in contact and thus learn some history, anthropology, philosophy and psychology that can enable us to think and act in ways that have more positive consequences for us and those around us. Come have fun and learn….

Session 1:   From the Biblical ‘Heroes, Prophets and Kings’

Next sessions:
March 15:  From Early to Contemporary Rabbis
April 5:   From Jewish Humourists and Comedians

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Mar
3
Fri
2017
CELEBRATING PURIM & SHABBAT: Masks and Un-Masking @ Borochov Centre
Mar 3 @ 7:30 PM
Purim Oneg Shabbat: Masks and Un-Masking
  • Purim is a holiday of merry-making, messiness, and masks. Come learn about the “peekaboo” in Purim!
  • We’ll have a short Shabbat ceremony led by Rabbi Denise with music by Mickey Lewin, followed by a Purim masquerade party.
  • Featuring special guest Stephen LaFrenie, a theatre performer and mask-maker, who will discuss the history and significance of masks, how to create your own mask and the use of masks as teaching instruments. Several styles of masks will be demonstrated from full face masks to Italian style half masks of the Commedia Dell’Arte. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session.
  • Don your own mask and win a prize!
  • There will be mystery, intrigue, and, of course, refreshments!

Purim TZEDAKAH project: We are participating in our School’s collection of Kosher for Passover food for the NCJW Passover Food Drive.  Everything is welcome: Matzah, Gefilte Fish, Canned Tuna, Tea, Canned Fruit/Apple Sauce, Grape/Apple Juice, Jam, Matzah Meal, Soup/Side Dishes, Passover Crackers, Macaroons/Cookies. THANK YOU!

About Stephen LaFrenie:
Stephen has performed and taught physical theatre for over 38 years. His training includes Movement, Improvisation, Character Study, Voice, Mime Technique, and Acrobatics, among other disciplines. He has toured extensively around the globe. A recipient of multiple Arts in Education grants from the Ontario Arts Council, he has taught in schools, colleges & universities across Canada and in Australia. Stephen’s outreach work also spans thirty years including work with abused teenagers, mentally and physically challenged performers, adult and youth offenders, and volunteering annually in Haiti. He dedicates his performances to all international volunteers and peace workers committed to ending violent conflict.

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Mar
5
Sun
2017
FAMILY PURIM FESTIVAL @ St. Andrew's Jr. High School
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate this holiday of mystery and masquerade!

Presentations ~ Music with Mickey Lewin ~ 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

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

Mar
15
Wed
2017
ADULT EDUCATION with Rabbi Eva Goldfinger – Session 2 @ Borochov Centre
Mar 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Jewish Consequential Ethics: Learning What to Do and Not Do

We will study the thoughts and actions throughout history of our Jewish ancestors and those with whom they came in contact and thus learn some history, anthropology, philosophy and psychology that can enable us to think and act in ways that have more positive consequences for us and those around us. Come have fun and learn….

Session 2: From Early to Contemporary Rabbis

Final session:
April 5:   From Jewish Humourists and Comedians

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Apr
5
Wed
2017
ADULT EDUCATION with Rabbi Eva Goldfinger – Session 3 @ Borochov Centre
Apr 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Jewish Consequential Ethics: Learning What to Do and Not Do

We will study the thoughts and actions throughout history of our Jewish ancestors and those with whom they came in contact and thus learn some history, anthropology, philosophy and psychology that can enable us to think and act in ways that have more positive consequences for us and those around us. Come have fun and learn….

Session 3:   From Jewish Humourists and Comedians

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