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Events

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Mar
15
Sun
2015
No School – March Break
Mar 15 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Mar
22
Sun
2015
No School – March Break
Mar 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Sep
10
Tue
2019
YIDLIFE CRISIS – LIVE! @ Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC
Sep 10 @ 7:30 PM

YidLife Crisis LIVE in Toronto — one night only!

In celebration of our 50th anniversary and our Yiddishkeit roots, Oraynu presents, in partnership with the Miles Nadal JCC, Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, creators of the YouTube sensation “YidLife Crisis,” in

YidLive!

An evening of comedy, music, video and thought-provoking shtick!

Tuesday, Sept. 10 @ 7:30 pm Miles Nadal JCC (Bloor/Spadina)

TICKET PRICING: $25 

Reserve ASAP — we anticipate a sell-out!      

Check out this video to see how they strike just the right balance between tradition and critical inquiry, with just the right amount of chutzpah thrown in: https://youtu.be/BCD4oZdMc04

Note: This show is for everyone regardless of background in Yiddish; subtitles are provided on large screen with videos.

Click here to reserve

Presented in partnership with the Miles Nadal JCC and with the generous support of Oraynu members Susan and Roderick McLeod

 

Sep
17
Tue
2019
SECULAR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM~ WHAT, WHY, HOW? @ Borochov Centre
Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
Interested in learning more about Oraynu and Humanistic Jewish beliefs and values?

Come to our semi-annual info session on Oraynu and our branch of Judaism. Learn about how we “do Jewish” in a secular/cultural way and find out if this approach resonates with you. This is also a chance to meet our staff, find out about our programs, and eat yummy cookies.

We welcome cultural, secular, agnostic, intermarried and LGBTQ Jews, single or partnered, to attend.

Join us and bring a friend!

Led by Rabbi Denise Handlarski & Congregation Music Leader Sandi Horwitz

Everyone welcome │ Click here to register

 

 

 

Sep
30
Mon
2019
ROSH HASHANAH @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Sep 30 @ 10:30 AM
We welcome you to join us for our unique humanistic High Holiday services to usher in the year 5780.

Come be inspired by philosophical reflections, evocative poetry and beautiful music … rather than prayer.

Commentary by Rabbi Denise Handlarski.
Choir accompanied by musical ensemble (flute, viola, clarinet, guitar, double bass and piano)

An engaging Children’s Program is offered for ages 4-10 (run by our Children’s School staff) and limited Babysitting is also available. Please pre-register.

Refreshments will be offered after the observance.

Guests are welcome to pick up tickets as of 10:00 am. Service starts promptly at 10:30 am.

Also join us for:

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre and Nizkor service)Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8 pm (no children’s program or babysitting offered)

Yom Kippur:  Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 am (Children’s Program and limited Babysitting available. Please pre-register.)

A Combined Ticket for all three events is also available for non-members: $200 adults, $100 students.

Oraynu Congregation Members: Reserve tickets here

Non Members: Purchase your tickets here

 

Oct
8
Tue
2019
EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre/Nizkor service) @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Oct 8 @ 8:00 PM
We welcome you to join us for our meaningful humanistic High Holiday services to usher in the year 5780.

Come be inspired by philosophical reflections, poetry and music … rather than prayer.

Kol Nidrei soloist – Lenka Lichtenberg, accompanied by a woodwind and string ensemble

EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre and Nizkor service): Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8:00 pm

Guests are welcome to pick up tickets as of 7:30. Service starts promptly at 8:00 pm

Also join us for:

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 am ( Children’s Program for ages 4-10 – run by our Children’s School staff – and limited Babysitting available. Please pre-register.)

Oraynu Congregation Members: Reserve tickets here

Non Members: Purchase your tickets here

 

 

Oct
9
Wed
2019
YOM KIPPUR DAY – Stories of Transformation @ The Avenue Banquet Hall
Oct 9 @ 10:30 AM
We welcome you to join us for our meaningful humanistic Yom Kippur service to usher in the year 5780.

Come be inspired by philosophical reflections, evocative poetry and beautiful music … rather than prayer.

Stories of Transformation: Our two Humanist Jewish heroes for this year are Israeli author Amos Oz and feminist author Betty Friedan

Commentary by Rabbi Denise Handlarski.

An engaging Children’s Program is offered for ages 4-10 (run by our Children’s School staff) and limited Babysitting is also available. Please pre-register.

Guests are welcome to pick up tickets as of 10:00. Service starts promptly at 10:30 pm

Oraynu Congregation Members: Reserve tickets here

Non Members: Purchase your tickets here