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May
24
Fri
2019
THEATRE NITE: “Old Stock” IS SOLD OUT @ Tarragon Theatre, Mainspace
May 24 @ 8:00 PM
NOTE – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

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

Moscovitch always sells out early – First come, first served.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
SHAVUOT ALL-NIGHT LEARNING SESSION @ Miles Nadal JCC
Jun 8 @ 8:00 PM – Jun 9 @ 8:00 AM
ORAYNU AT THE ANNUAL TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT

Rabbi Denise’s favourite community event of the whole year is back, filled with speakers and workshops on every Jewish topic imaginable! And it’s all FREE!  No RSVPs needed.

Over 50 sessions to attend, including two by Rabbi Denise:
8:30 pmJewish and Indigenous relations (she’ll be speaking about the work Oraynu has been doing!)
9:30 pm Feminist Torah/text study — chevruta (pairs). Having taught a 6-week module for Jewish young adults via Lishma (a learning organization for folks in their 20s and 30s), Denise will be highlighting how secular Jewish feminist text study works.

Come for the learning — stay for the cheesecake!
Go to: www.mnjcc.org/tikkun for more info.

Jun
14
Fri
2019
SHABBAT & FILM “Bending the Arc” @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Jun 14 @ 7:30 PM
SHABBAT & FILM SCREENING: Bending the Arc

Following a short Shabbat service led by Rabbi Denise, we will view the film “Bending the Arc,” a powerful documentary about Partners in Health, an extraordinary team of doctors and activists—including Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl and Paul Farmer—whose work saving lives in Haiti grew into a global battle for the right to health for all. The film is 102 minutes long; it was an Official Selection at several prestigious film festivals including Sundance and Telluride.

Board President Mark Brender, who is also National Director of Partners in Health Canada, will speak to us about the work of his organization.

Non-members welcome: $15

Jun
18
Tue
2019
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Jun 18 @ 7:30 PM

Open to Members Only
The Board invites you to join us for to discuss the past year at Oraynu and hear about upcoming plans. Following the Board reports, discussion and election of Officers for the 2019-2019 year, Board member Louise Sherman will present the survey data you provided and we’ll talk about ideas to make Oraynu even better in years to come.

And then, shmoozing and refreshments, as always. Don’t miss it.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
NA-ME-RES POW WOW/FORT YORK INDIGENOUS ARTS FESTIVAL @ Fort York
Jun 22 all-day
Join Oraynu as we continue to learn about and forge connections with Indigenous communities

This Pow Wow and Festival, in honour of Summer Solstice, brings together incredible artists and performers. Experience Indigenous food and learn more about the many cultures that make up First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities in Canada.

The Indigenous Arts Festival is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts and food. Past performers have included Susan Aglukark, Tanya Tagaq, Morningstar River, Digging Roots, Red Spirit Singers, Logan Staats, Metis Fiddler Quartet, Red Sky Performance, and Kaha:wi Dance. The  festival is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and The Friends of Fort York.