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Events

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Oct
25
Fri
2019
SHABBAT, SUKKOT AND … SEX! @ Borochov Cultural Centre
Oct 25 @ 6:30 PM
Celebrate Shabbat, enjoy a potluck dinner in honour of the harvest and learn about the Sexual Ethics Statement by the Association of Humanistic Rabbis.

Rabbi Denise will talk about how we’re the only clergy in the world who have no rules about who has sex with whom and when (We don’t care if you’re married! We celebrate you if you’re queer!), but want people to have ethical sexual relationships.

POTLUCK DINNER: Bring whatever you wish, enough for 8 servings; mains, sides, salads, desserts, fruit.  No need to tell Roby what you are contributing.  It’s always fun to see what we end up with for our yummy dinner!

Non members welcome: $15 + potluck contribution.

Click here to register

 

Oct
27
Sun
2019
ORAYNU’S ROCKIN’ FITNESS FUNDRAISER @ St. Andrew's Jr. High, Rm. 112
Oct 27 @ 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
ORAYNU’S ROCKIN’ FITNESS FUNDRAISER  |  In honour of Oraynu Children’s School 50th Anniversary!

Participate in a fun fitness class fundraiser to support our school and its 50th anniversary tzedakah project — helping Indigenous kids through Native Child and Family Service!

 1-hour beginner level fitness class fundraiser from 11:15am-12:15pm 

Our instructor is Oraynu Past President Louise Sherman, dance and fitness maven extraordinaire.

For Adults and Teens (13+): Members, school parents and friends of Oraynu are ALL welcome to join us.  Attendees are kindly 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.

HOW TO REGISTER: Use this  REGISTRATION LINK to sign up and to create your own fundraiser web page to share with your family and friends!

All donations are tax-receiptable.

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.

Also, plan to attend our Congregation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm. 

Nov
2
Sat
2019
50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & REUNION @ Havergal College
Nov 2 @ 7:30 PM
Oraynu is 50!! Share in the festivities as we honour our beginnings as the Secular Jewish Association and celebrate where we are today.
    • Marvelous Munchies (hors d’oeuvres, desserts, hot/cold drinks)
    • Memories & Memorabilia
    • Music by Mickey Lewin and the Ultimate Sound Trio
    • Tribute to Jenny Isaacs

Jenny Isaacs, Director of Heart to Heart, will be our guest of honour as we pay tribute to an outstanding community builder and social justice advocate. She is a graduate of our Children’s School and most recently taught our Gr. 6 class. We are proud to call her one of our own!

Tickets: $25 p.p. (cash bar) Please reserve by Oct. 20. Click here to register.

We invite current members, past members, founding members, school alumni, guests and friends of Oraynu to join us for a wonderful evening of memories and camaraderie!

** And join us one week earlier on Oct. 27th for our Rockin’ Fitness Fundraiser in celebration of our School’s 50th year. **

Nov
12
Tue
2019
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION FOR A NEW GENERATION @ Don Heights Unitarian Congregation
Nov 12 @ 7:30 PM
Holocaust Education Week 2019 Event

“Holocaust Education for a New Generation”

Presented by Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism and Don Heights Unitarian Congregation

Findings from a recent study showed that 22% of millennials haven’t heard / are not sure if they have heard of the Holocaust and 62% did not know that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. What are the consequences of such knowledge gaps?

Speaker: Leora Schaefer, Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves Canada, an organization that uses the lessons of history to inspire teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.

Everyone welcome; no charge. Kindly RSVP.