What’s New: June 23


June 27 is the deadline for the July 7 issue, and July 4 is the deadline for July 14. Phone 416-391-1836, ext. 235; fax 416-391-0829; or e-mail whatsnewcjn@gmail.com. This week’s What’s New was done by Carolyn Blackman.

Saturday, June 25


An informal and friendly environment for Shabbat services in the social hall of Shaar Shalom Synagogue, 8:45 a.m. Everyone welcome.

Sunday, June 26


The Zareinu Moveathon’s Ride for Kids with Special Needs will host a fully supported athletic experience for enthusiastic cyclists willing to take on a 50-, 100- or 162.5-km. challenge along the Niagara Escarpment. A fundraiser for the Zareinu Educational Centre of Metropolitan Toronto, a day school for kids with special needs. See www.moveathon.com.

Reena’s annual VIP Event in support of Reena Foundation, takes place 4 p.m., at the Factory Lounge in Vaughan. $100 per ticket. For more information, call Jessica, 905-764-1081, ext. 30.

Summer closing program “A Zemerl in Zumer,” 2 p.m., Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Musical afternoon features violinist Michael Ziskind and singer Arkadi Tulchinski. Members, free; guests $7. RSVP to Sandy, 416-736-8073 or 416-458-1440, or Joel, [email protected].

Two branches of National Council of Jewish Women, Toronto, are holding their annual garage sale, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4700 Bathurst St., south of Finch Avenue. Parking available.

Shaar Shalom Synagogue presents The Amazing Mysterion, Ryan Brown, 7:30 p.m. For singles 45+. Admission $8 includes refreshments. Contact David at 416-224-9494.

Tuesday, June 28


Shaar Shalom Synagogue presents Israel at the Movies and TV – Srugim season 1, 7:45 p.m. Final episodes of the television series that follows the lives of a group of young observant Jews as they try to find a suitable mate. Free admission.

Chabad Lubavitch of Markham hosts child singing sensation Mica Schachet and the Toronto Jewish Male Choir at the Markham Theatre, 7:30 p.m., to celebrate 25 years of success serving the GTA’s Jewish community. Regular tickets for $25 and VIP tickets for $100 can be purchased by calling: 905-886-0420, ext. 221, or by e-mailing: ­[email protected].

Thursday, June 30


Rabbi Joseph and Ruth Kelman Memorial Lecture, “Can’t We All Get Along? Things We Do for the Sake of Peace,” with Rebecca Feldman, graduate program for advanced talmudic studies for women; law degree from the University of Chicago. 8 p.m., Or Chaim Yeshiva, 159 Almore Ave. Information, 416-633-5770, www.torahinmotion.org.

Other News


Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors are compiling a definitive database of Holocaust survivors living in Canada, through a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. If you, your parents, grandparents or someone you know is a Holocaust survivor, complete the form available on the website: www.holocaustcentre.com/About/Canadian-Holocaust-Survivors-Database. Call Efrat Daniel Porat, 416-635-2883, ext. 5259, for more information.

JumpStart Hebrew is a one-week camp program at Beth Sholom Synagogue open to the community for children entering grades 1-4. Runs Aug. 29-Sept. 2 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will be staffed by teachers from Beth Sholom Hebrew School. Activities include oral Hebrew, reading and reading readiness activities, music, drama and cooking.  Lunch will be provided two days.  Cost, $75 for members of Beth Sholom and Beth Sholom Hebrew School and $90 for the community. Contact Karen Goodis at [email protected] or at 416-789-6103, ext. 225, for more information and for registration.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada presents a display celebrating  25 years of its history in Jewish Toronto, until June 30 at the the Barbara Frum District Library, during library hours. Curated by Elaine Cheskes.

The Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum at Baycrest presents “The Dream Fulfilled – Theodor Herzl and the Jewish State,” with more than 400 items from the private Herzl memorabilia collection of David Matlow. Open to the public. For hours and to schedule group tours, call 416-785-2500, ext. 2802, or [email protected].

Are you looking to rent your basement apartment or an extra room in your house? List it for free through the Accommodation Registry at UJA’s Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto. If you are looking for a place to live, we will be happy to assist you as well. JIST is located in the Harold & Miriam Green Lobby in the Lipa Green Centre, 416-635-5600, [email protected]. For more community information, visit www.jewishtoronto.com and follow the link to Doing Jewish In Toronto.
The 17th annual BBYO Friends and Alumni Memorial Golf Tournament takes place on Tuesday, July 12, Nobleton Lake Golf Course. Includes lunch, dinner, auction and raffle, and much more. Shotgun at 12:15 p.m. Register online, www.bbyo.ca/fan or call 416-398-2004, ext. 221.

Help send DANI kids to summer camp and treat yourself to some high-end fashion jewelry and accessories, Thursday, July 7,  7:30-10 p.m., 67 Renaissance Court, Thornhill. Sample DANI’s new catering initiative DANI’s Dairy Delights (COR Certified.) For information, 905-731-6606 or [email protected].


Registration open for the summer session of the Melton Adult Mini School. “Jews and Their Cities.” Explore the culture and personalities of Alexandria, Rome, Baghdad and Vilna. Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda four Wednesdays in August. Taught by Mitch Parker. Charge. Call Loretta, 416-789-7400 to register.

Shabbat services continue during July and August, 10:30 a.m., 151 Creighton St. S. in Atherley. This year’s leaders are: July 2, Rabbi Ilyse Glickman; July 9, Rabbi Nir Barkin; July 16, Elliot Melamet; July 23, Rabbi Danny Gotlieb; July 30, Rabbi Michael Dolgin; Aug. 6, Rabbi Elyse Goldstein and Cantor Tom Schwartz; Aug. 13, Rabbi Tina Grimberg; Aug. 20, Rabbi Cory Weiss; Aug. 27, Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld. Call 705-327-7069.

Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. (55+). Valerie, 416-395-7881. Half-price membership special. Casino Niagara, Wednesday, July 13; Sunday dance, June 26, 7 p.m. Ongoing activities: Mondays, line dancing, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays, fitness class with qualified instructor, 10-11 a.m.; Wednesdays, art class, 10 a.m.; Thursdays, social bridge 12:30 p.m.; Seniors woodworking, skilled craftsmen, repairs, etc. Call 416-630-6487.
Bernard Betel Centre, 416-225-2112. Tuesday, June 28: lecture, “Key Filmmakers of Our Time: France-Claire Denis, with Shlomo Schwartzberg, 10-11:30 a.m., $3 members, $6 non-members; Thursday, June 30, Wellness Lecture, “Alzheimer’s Disease: What Is It and What Can We Do About It?”, 1:30 -2:30 p.m., Free.
LZA Seniors Cultural Club meets Tuesday mornings, 10 a.m. Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell, 416-630-9444.
Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday afternoon socials. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Marcia, 416-932-1229.
Wagman Centre, 416-785-2500, ext. 2275. Entertainers of the Wagman Centre looking for energetic seniors. Now working on a program dedicated to the 1950s – folk tunes, crooners’ songs, rock ’n’ roll. Contact Judy Ross, 416-733-0580.
Active Seniors Miles Nadal JCC, 416-924-6211, ext. 155; Thursday, June 30, 1:30 p.m.,  Anna Van DelMan will give an illustrated talk, “Treasures of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles.” Exquisite original Judaic articles will be on display.
Daytime choir, everyone welcome. Meets Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. No experience necessary. $3 drop-in.  [email protected] or Gillian at  ext. 266

Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881, www.prossermanjcc.com.
Limited space available in our Mini Camp session on Tuesday mornings for the month of July.
Space available in our upcoming prenatal series July 10 and 17.  For more information on these programs, call Monique Shapiro at ext. 4012.
Drop in duplicate bridge game, with Samy Toledano, Thursdays  12:30-3:30 p.m. Pay at the door. No charge for people attending first time.
Int’l and Israeli folk dancing with Teme and Sandy, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Drop in – pay at the door.
Register now for summer art workshops at the Koffler Centre of the Arts, including landscape painting masterclass; painting studio workshop; summer drawing workshop and collage workshop.

750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211. www.mnjcc.org.
Submission deadline for the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition is June 30. Prize: Between Stages Play Reading at the MNjcc in 2012. New prize: $1,000 for the winning playwright.  Sponsored by the ShaRna Foundation. Submission guidelines: [email protected] or ext. 606. Presented by MNjcc in partnership with the Calgary JCC.
Want to sing in a summer choir? No audition or experience required. Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. 10 weeks ongoing, $80. Or pay as you go, $10/week. Info: [email protected] or ext. 133.
Toronto IsReal Dance Festival July 1-3. A weekend of dance workshops, including international choreographers demonstrating the latest moves. www.israelifolkdancingtoronto.com. Info: [email protected], 416-221-6280, or [email protected], 647- 271-1157.