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School calendar 2019-20
Sep 22 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

ORAYNU CHILDREN COLLECTING APPLES for: Pride of Israel Food Bank and the Chai Tikvah group home. The apples will donated prior to Rosh Hashanah, to be used for the traditional dipping with honey.

On Sunday, September 22, the entire school will be participating in an apple picking field trip. This trip is in place of regular programming. The school building will be closed.

This is a congregation-wide event! Bring extended family, grandparents and friends!

Upon arrival at Applewood, please gather with your child’s teacher. Each class will fill a separate classroom apple bag for our school wide tzedakah project, North York Harvest Food Bank

TIME: 9:30 a.m sharp (the parking lot fills up quickly!)
PLACE: Applewood Farm Winery, 12416 McCowan Rd., Stouffville
COST: $10 per person admission (children under 3 and seniors free)
DONATION: $5 per child towards classroom apple bag (to be collected at the event)

MEETING PLACE: The hay bale “mountain” at the north end of the playground. Once we gather at the hay bales, the children will be divided into their classroom groups. Parents are to accompany their child’s classroom group. You must remain with your group until one classroom apple bag has been filled for our tzedakah project.

On the morning of the trip, all participating families will be responsible for paying $5 per student to their teacher for the tzedakah project.  Apples that you pick for your own use are: $20 for a 20 pound bag (40-50 apples)

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to and from Applewood Farm is to be provided by parents.

AFTER THE PROGRAM: This program will end 12:30 PM. We will not be returning to the school.


Any questions? Please contact your teacher or Steve Shabes at 416-636-4740 or

Another fun suggestion: Bring some water and a utensil to cut some apples for your children in the orchard!

We look forward to our fun and meaningful trip!

Applewood Farm website:

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Program @ The Avenue
Sep 30 @ 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

School aged children (4-9) are welcome to participate in our engaging, fun-filled holiday-themed program, led by our school staff.

Pre-registration is a must!

Yom Kippur Children’s Program @ The Avenue
Oct 9 @ 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

School aged children (ages 4-9) are welcome to participate in our special children’s program, exploring the themes of Yom Kippur with our teachers.  It will run concurrent to our adult service.

Pre-registration a must.

Family Sukkot Festival @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Help decorate our Sukkah ~ Enjoy music & presentations ~ Share holiday treats

NOTE: Although the SUKKOT FESTIVAL is a school-wide assembly at the Borochov Cultural Centre in the Social Hall.  Oct. 20 is considered a regular school day; full attendance expected from all students.

** Sukkot Tzedakah Project ** 

  • BRAND NEW hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and winter coats for CHILDREN through JIAS to be distributed to Jewish immigrant children
  • GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S clothing to be distributed through Jewish Family and Child Service

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. Beautiful decorations for our Sukkah are much appreciated, too!

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

ORAYNU’S ROCKIN’ FITNESS FUNDRAISER @ Oraynu Children's School at St. Andrews Jr HS
Oct 27 @ 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
In honour of Oraynu Children’s School 50th Anniversary! Participate in a fun fitness class fundraiser to help Indigenous children. 

Sunday, Oct. 27 –  1-hour fitness class from 11:15am-12:15pm (Check-in at 11)

For Adults and Teens (13+): Members, school parents and friends of Oraynu are ALL welcome to participate. Attendees are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in support of our project, either through peer-2-peer fundraising or by paying $50 at the door on October 27.

Registration:  Sign up by creating your own peer-2-peer fundraising web page by following this link. Raise funds by asking your friends and family to sponsor you.  Here’s the link: FITNESS FUNDRAISER REGISTRATION LINK

Proceeds will support our project to assist Indigenous children through Native and Child Family Services.  ALL donations are tax-receiptable.

Rockin’ Fitness Instructor:  Oraynu Past President Louise Sherman, who is both a fitness and dance instructor

Any questions? Contact Fundraiser Team Leader, Rayna Morris at or School Principal, Steve Shabes at

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto serves strives to provide a life of quality, well-being, caring and healing for children and families in the Toronto Native Community, including First Nations, Metis, Inuit and all those with Aboriginal heritage.

Family Chanukah Festival @ Borochov Cultural Centre Social Hall
Dec 15 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Student Presentations ~ Music ~ Crafts ~ Israeli Folkdancing ~ Candlelighting ~ Latkes & more …

Note: This is a regular school day and all students are expected to attend and be part of the class presentations.

CHANUKAH TZEDAKAH The Grade 5 and 6 students will be selling their handmade Chanukah plates. Proceeds to assist Na’amat Women’s Shelters 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.