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No School – March Break
Mar 15 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
No School – March Break
Mar 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
FAMILY PURIM FESTIVAL @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate this holiday of mystery and masquerade!

Presentations ~ Music with Mendy Bisk ~ Purim Shpiel ~ Hamentaschen ~ Costumes

(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 / Kindly RSVP to: 416-385-3910 or

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

Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM
We welcome you to join us for our Annual First Night Seder
  • Adult Seder, older kids and teens welcome
  • Led by Barry Olshen and Sandi Horwitz, authors (with Lisa Wright) of Oraynu’s Haggadah, “Roots and Branches: A Humanist Haggadah for Passover”
  • Partially catered Seder meal:
    • Along with wine and all the ceremonial foods, Oraynu will provide a main course of chicken, with a small vegetable serving.
    • To round out the meal, we ask that YOU, the attendees, each bring a salad, or vegetable or other side dish, or dessert – PASSOVER-STYLE, please! – enough to feed 8-10 people. There is no “kosher for Passover” requirement.
  • Fees:
    • Oraynu members – $20 per person plus pot-luck contribution
    • Family members of Oraynu-niks – $32 pp plus pot-luck contribution
    • Other guests / friends / non-members  – $48 pp, plus pot-luck contribution

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HAGGADAH – Oraynu’s own adult-oriented Haggadah is available for purchase at $10 per copy, plus any mailing costs if you are not able to make arrangements to pick it up.  Take a glance here:

THE PERIOD PURSE Tzedakah Initiative @ St. Andrews Jr. High School
Apr 28 @ 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
THE PERIOD PURSE – A Tikkun Olam Oraynu Initiative
Join us for pizza and snacks as we pack the purses!

We need:

  • Ziploc bags
  • New or used excellent condition purses, backpacks or totes (large only – must fit a box of tampons & pack of pads + comforting items)
  • Tampons, pads and new Menstrual Cups. (Please do not send menstrual products from the dollar store)
  • New black socks and new underwear (size large or extra large)
  • Wipes (baby wipes, moist towelettes)
  • New face cloths and bars of soap
  • Chocolate bars and granola bars
  • New or used good condition, washed scarves, hats, and mittens

We are asking everyone to donate supplies, even if you can’t attend April 28. Please bring them to any Oraynu program at the Borochov or Sunday School, up to and on April 28th.

The Period Purse is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that strives to achieve menstrual equity by providing menstruators experiencing homelessness access to free menstrual products, and to reduce the stigma surrounding periods through public education and advocacy. The organization launched in February 2017 with the goal of making one purse.  Today, The Period Purse has handed out over 8,700 purses and over 7,800 refill period packs, each containing period products, comforting items and a motivational note. The Period Purse seeks to provide individuals experiencing homelessness with a much-needed emotional boost. For more information, visit:

Everyone welcome │ RSVPs requested │ $5 per person

SHABBAT Celebrating Israel’s 71st Birthday – “State of the Union” @ Borochov Cultural Centre
May 10 @ 7:30 PM
Shabbat Celebrating Israel’s 71st Birthday “State of the Union”

The evening commences with a short Shabbat service with readings, poetry and music, followed by a discussion on Israel led by Rabbi Denise Handlarski, featuring information and insights by members Dror Orbach (who is from Israel and understands the political and social landscape), and Jenny Isaacs (teacher at the Oraynu Children’s School and director of the Heart to Heart program).

“State of the Union”
Many of us love Israel. Many of us are concerned about Israeli politics and policies. At this program we will discuss the 2018 Nation-State Law, the expansion of settlements, Anti-Zionism and/as Antisemitism (when it is, when it isn’t, how do you know?), the recent elections and more!

We’ll also have delicious Israeli snacks on hand to keep  us going. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, to share, and to nosh!

Non-members welcome: $15

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THEATRE EVENT:”Old Stock ~ A Refugee Love Story” @ Tarragon Theatre, Mainspace
May 24 @ 8:00 PM
Booking now for 2019

Join us for a remarkable theatre experience!


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

ADULTS: Members $55, non-members $65
SENIORS: Members $47, non-members $57
STUDENTS: Members $30, non-members $35

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