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Events

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Nov
23
Thu
2017
THE FIGHT TO DEFEAT FAKE NEWS with Steve Paikin @ Borochov Centre
Nov 23 @ 7:30 PM

Oraynu is pleased to present noted broadcaster and journalist

STEVE PAIKIN

speaking on

“The Fight to Defeat Fake News”

His talk will focus on his concerns over “alternative facts” and how journalism is now too often about ideology rather than empirical evidence. How should we, as Jews and Canadians, respond to this?

Steve Paikin is a Canadian journalist, author, and documentary producer. Paikin has primarily worked for TVOntario (TVO), Ontario’s public broadcaster, and is currently anchor of TVO’s flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Online registration is now closed. Members welcome at no cost.  Non members: $25, payable at the door

Parking is available on the south side of Codsell Avenue. Please use Wilson Heights entrance. Wheelchair accessible.

Oraynu is grateful to Susan and Roderick McLeod for their generous sponsorship of this event.

Dec
2
Sat
2017
HAVDALLAH & TORAH YOGA @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Dec 2 @ 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
At this very busy time of year, it is important to take time to pause and breathe.

Come celebrate the close of Shabbat with a beautiful Havdallah program, then join Michelle Katz for Torah Yoga. We will learn about Jewish approaches to mindfulness, meditation, and how the postures of yoga can be done with Jewish text and teaching in mind.

This is Yoga for Everyone – beginners to veterans with options to make it simpler or more challenging. It’ll be a fairly gentle class. Bring your own mat or a large towel.

Non-members welcome: $15

Click here to register

Dec
8
Fri
2017
THEATRE OUTING: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz @ Zion Cultural Centre
Dec 8 @ 8:00 PM

Oraynu invites you to join Rabbi Eva Goldfinger and friends
for a Theatre Night featuring Oraynu’s Music Leader Sandi Horwitz in
The Civic Light-Opera Co.’s production of

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

 This original new musical version of the beloved story has been captivating Toronto audiences since it premiered in 2000; this is the fourth time it has been staged by the company. The show is set at the turn of the 20th century as L. Frank Baum himself (the story’s author) and his band of players present their stage version of the well-known tale.  Not only will you hear a terrific score, but you will also meet many new characters, including Locasta, the Good Witch of the North (played with delightful sarcasm by Sandi), who sets Dorothy on her journey through Oz.  Don’t miss it!

Join us for an optional pre-show pot-luck dinner at 6:15 at Eva’s home across the street from the theatre.  Exact address will be given when you register. You can park in the Skymark Place Shopping Centre lot on the north side of Finch, then cross the street to the condo.

Tickets: $27 for Oraynu members, $30 for non-members  PLUS pot luck dinner contribution

To purchase your tickets and let us know if you will also join us for dinner please click here to reserve your ticketsTickets are limited, so please reserve asap!!

If you are joining us for the pre-show dinner, please also contact Eva directly, at 416-494-7450, or evagoldfinger007@gmail.com to register your pot-luck contribution (protein dish, salad, side vegetable, starch, or dessert) and for exact address.

 

 

Dec
15
Fri
2017
MARKING CHANUKAH & SHABBAT @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Dec 15 @ 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM
“3 Cs: Chanukah, Culture, and Correctness”

Come celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah with music by Mickey Lewin and Sandi Horwitz. Participate in the first of Rabbi Denise’s series of talks/discussions on equity and social justice issues. This installment focuses on cultural appropriation and the arts. This past summer there was a storm of writing and opinion on the topic of cultural appropriation. Do your homework (really – Rabbi Denise will send homework) and have your say!

And of course, there will be latkes! 

Non-members welcome: $15

Click here to register

Dec
17
Sun
2017
FAMILY CHANUKAH FESTIVAL @ St. Andrew's Jr. High School
Dec 17 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us at the school for a family celebration of Chanukah

Special programming for both kids and adults ~ Lots of latkes and noshes to share!

A wonderful way to bring the holiday of light into the dark and cold season!

CHANUKAH TZEDAKAH
Our Grade 5 and 6 students will be selling their handmade Chanukah plates. Proceeds to assist Na’amat Women’s Shelter in Israel
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.

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

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

Jan
4
Thu
2018
ADULT ED. SERIES: Introduction to Jewish Time, the Calendar and the Moon Festivals @ Borochov Centre
Jan 4 @ 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.

All classes at 7:00 pm sharp 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS:
Thursday, Jan. 18:   Session 2 – Fall Festivals from Rosh Hashanah to Sukkot
Thursday, Mar. 1:   Session 3 – Winter Festivals from Chanukah to Purim
Thursday, Apr. 5:   Session 4 – Spring and Summer Festivals from Pesach to Shavuot

Non-members: $60 for the four-part series or $20 per session

Click here to register

Jan
18
Thu
2018
ADULT ED. SERIES: Fall Festivals from Rosh Hashanah to Sukkot @ Borochov Centre
Jan 18 @ 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.

All classes at 7:00 pm sharp 
ADDITIONAL SESSIONS:
Thursday, Mar. 1:   Session 3 – Winter Festivals from Chanukah to Purim
Thursday, Apr. 5:   Session 4 – Spring and Summer Festivals from Pesach to Shavuot

Non-members: $20 per session

Click here to register

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

Click here to register

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