What's New: March 3

 

Deadline for March 24 is March 14. Deadline for March 31 is March 21. Phone 416-391-1836. Fax 416-391-0829. E-mail ­[email protected]

Thursday, March 3


WHERE JUDAISM?

Elliott Malamet asks “Will It Matter to Them: The Next Generation and the Future of Judaism.” Beth David Bnai Israel Beth Am, 7:30 p.m. No charge, includes refreshments. 416-633-5500, www.bethdavid.com.

MODERN JEWISH RESPONSA
Part 2 of Rabbi Cory Weiss’ program, Looking at Some Modern Jewish Responsa. Topics could include abortion, selling human blood for medical purposes. Temple Har Zion, 7:30 p.m., members $3, non-members $5. 905-889-2252.
Friday, March 4

KUDDLE UP SHABBAT
Mississauga’s Solel Congregation holds its next Kuddle Up Shabbat (formerly Tot Shabbat) dinner and program. 5:45, arts and crafts, music, catered dairy main course. Bring a salad or dessert. Whole family welcome. $5/person, infants free. Family service with musical instruments at 7 p.m. 905-820-5915.

Saturday, March 5


SWING ’N’ SING-ALONG

Na’amat Toronto Club Aliza invites you to an evening with Mickey Lewin and Shoshana Frank. Borochov Centre, 7:30 p.m. Israeli songs and folk dancing. Light refreshments. $18.  [email protected]

Sunday, March 6


ZOOMERS KEEP FIT

Guest speaker Alan Atkins presents “Fitness and Wellness for Zoomers.” Shaar Shalom, 7:30 p.m. Call David, 416-224-9494.

CELEBRATE ROSH CHODESH
Pride of Israel Synagogue invites women and girls to a Rosh Chodesh celebration featuring the Kol Rina Choir. 7 p.m. Admission a donation of $10 or more for the Kosher Food Bank for Passover. Girls under 18 free. 416-226-0111, ext. 10.

LIVING DOWNSTREAM
Living Downstream is a film with cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, who teaches about cancer and its environmental links. Speaker and refreshments follow. Presented by Bayview Corridor of Synagogues. Temple Emanu-El, 7:30 p.m. Free. ­[email protected]                                     

JEWISH HEALING PROGRAM
Rabbi David Seed and Yehudit Shier Weisberg facilitate a healing service, Adath Israel, 3-4 p.m. Sponsored by Jewish Family & Child. Call 416-638-7800, ext. 6287.

HEBREW READING COURSE
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda runs a free course for those who want to practise reading, singing and understanding prayers used during daily and Shabbat services. First of six 90-minute sessions. 9:30 a.m. Register 416-633-3838.

GAMES JEWISH SINGLES PLAY
Beth Torah Synagogue, 7:30 p.m. For ages 21-39 and 40-69.  7:30 p.m. $8 includes refreshments and prizes. Call Mollie, 416-733-3634. or [email protected]

READ LOCAL, THINK GLOBAL
Explore adult and children’s versions of the book Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin at Temple Sinai. Lunch at noon. Discussion begins at 12:30 p.m. Later work on an advocacy project. Lunch $10, program free. Register for lunch by March 4, 416-487-3281 or ­[email protected]

Monday, March 7


RESCUED FROM DEATH CAMPS

Lecturer and historian Diana Mingail discusses how the deportation of Bulgaria’s Jews to death camps were averted. Beth Tzedec, 1:30 p.m. No charge.
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Tuesday, March 8


ISRAEL PHILATELISTS

Monthly meeting, Society of Israel Philatelists. Antibes Community Centre, 140 Antibes Dr., 7 p.m. Slide presentation “Gems of Holy Land Philately 1709-1971.”  Call Philip Elias, 416-226-2050, or [email protected]

TUESDAYS WITH LARRY
Beth Tikvah Tuesdays with Larry movie series. 2 p.m. Documentary I Have Never Forgotten You, the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal. $5 at the door.

LIVE WELL WITH DIABETES
Dr. Maureen Shandling presents “How to Live Well with Diabetes: A Neurologist’s Perspective” Jewish Diabetes Chapter, Canadian Diabetes Association. Shaarei Shomayim, 8 p.m. $1. Contact 416-363-0177, ext. 7403, or www.diabetes.ca.

Wednesday, March 9

CONSPIRACY THEORIES
Journalist and National Post managing editor Jonathan Kay examines the ancient antisemitic roots of post-9/11 conspiracy theories. Beth Tzedec, 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 416-781-3511.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
Temple Sinai Nursery School presents psychotherapist and parenting expert Alyson Schafer discussing dealing with challenging kid behaviours. Registration and boutique, 7 p.m. Speaker 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 416-487-3281 or [email protected]

Other News

CHILDREN’S CONCERT
Chai Lifeline Canada presents Sing for the Children, a concert of contemporary classics performed by composer Marvin Hamlisch and a 45-piece orchestra. Monday, April 4, Roy Thomson Hall. Also appearing, cantors Alex Stein, Yaakov Motzen, Moshe Schulhof and Zevi Muller. 647-430-5933, www.chaiconcert.com.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS NIGHT
Mondays until mid-June Beth Tzedec offers 4 on 4 coed ball hockey action. $5 drop-in, whole season access $35. Call Andre Ivory, 416-781-3514, ext. 239, or [email protected]

OUT OF THE COLD
Out of the Cold needs boots, winter coats, jackets and other warm clothing for homeless men and women. Drop off at Beth Sholom, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W.

MEKOROT CLASSES
Mekorot Institute of Torah Study offers 2 classes: Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner on “The Book of Micah,” Tuesdays until June 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Shaarei Shomayim; and Rabbi Michael Skobac, “Perek Shirah: Meditations on the Songs of God’s Creations.” Mondays, March 14-April 4, Prosserman JCC, 9:45-11 a.m. To register or for information, 416-877-2050.

PIZZA AND BOWLING
Join Temple Har Zion March 27. Pizza and refreshments, 6 p.m. at the temple, bowling afterward at World Bowl, 9 Wilmot St., Richmond Hill. $15. 905-889-2252, [email protected]

PURIM CARNIVAL
Temple Har Zion Purim Carnival, March 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Games, crafts, photos and videos. Magician Scott Dietrich performs at 11 a.m. $3 per child or $2 with a non-perishable food donation. Snacks and drinks, $1-$2. Call 905-889-2252.

Bernard Betel Centre, 416-225-2112. Lecture: “Yiddish Highlights: Culture, Language and Theatre,” March 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Members $3, non-members $6. Wellness lecture with Riva Waldman: “Style on a Budget,” March 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.
MNJCC Active Seniors. 416-924-6211. Seymour (Epi) Epstein, on “Jewish Communities of the World: Jewish Morocco,” March 3, 1:30 p.m., ext. 155. Seniors choir, Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., until June. No experience necessary. $50 for 16 weeks. [email protected] or Harriet, ext. 133.
Earl Bales Seniors Club in the Park. Call Valerie, 416-395-7881. Casino Rama, March 16, departs 10 a.m. Lunch and Laughter,  March 23, noon. Tuesdays, drop-in art classes, 10 a.m. Thursdays, line dancing, 10 a.m. Thursdays, social bridge, 12:30 p.m. Seniors woodworking, skilled craftsmen, repairs. Call 416-630-6487.
Adath Israel Congregation. Wednesday social afternoons. Bridge, mah-jong, Rummikub. Refreshments $2. Call Pearl, 416-635-6317, or Sheila, 416-665-3333.
Beth Tzedec Seniors. 416-781-3511. Haverim program continues through March, 1:30 p.m. New Horizons for Havurah, with Rabbi Miriam Margles. March 21, 1:30 p.m., $3.

PROSSERMAN JCC, Sherman campus, 4588 Bathurst St., 416-638-1881. www.prossermanjcc.com.
Registration for spring family programs begins March 13. Classes for ages birth-12 years include Sports with Jay, preschool dance, Sing along with Deborah, Baby and Me sign class, Yoga for Kids. Call Monique Shapiro.
Committee for the Centre for Dynamic Learning (formerly PRO) March 10, 1:30-3 p.m. Rm. 211. RSVP ext. 4259.
Lunch ’n’ Learn, with Rabbi Meir Rosenberg, March 4, noon-1 p.m. No charge, free coffee,tea, Bring lunch.
Film Music: The Neglected Art. Musical scores and their impact on films, led by Kevin Courrier. Wednesdays, March 23-April 14, 1-3 p.m.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens to seniors with  psychologist Zindel Segal, March 31, 7-9:30 p.m. Lipa Green Centre, Tamari Hall. Ext. 4235.
Passover with Rabbi Elyse Goldstein and Bonnie Stern. March 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ext. 4235 to register.

MILES NADAL JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 924-6211, mnjcc.org.
Angelina Ballerina: The Musical! presented by Vital Theatre. Hip hop, modern dance,  Irish jig, ballet. Al Green Theatre. Ongoing to March 19. March break, March 14 and 15, 1 p.m. Fridays, 4:30 p.m, selected Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. $29.50. www.vitaltheatre.ca. Tickets, 416-642-8973.
A Night without a Moon, Jewish Women’s Cabaret. Saturday, March 5, 8 p.m.-midnight. Featuring Annie Gilbert, The Marni Levitt Trio, Marcia Beck, Rabbi Miriam Margles.$10. Tickets, ext 0. Info, [email protected] or ext. 154.
Purim carnival, March 6, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Magician Mike D’Urzo. Magic workshops, carnival booths, dance class, costume parade, face painting. $10/family. Info, ext.  277, [email protected]
Beginning Playwrights Festival Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company accepting submissions Deadline is March 15, 5 p.m. In the Beginning: a Jewish Playwrights Festival, four plays by four Jewish playwrights presented on four nights, June 13-16, MNJCC. [email protected]

Koffler Centre of the Arts, 4588 Bathurst St., www.kofflerarts.org.
March Break Madness
Kid Inventors, ages 6-11. March 15 and 18, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $75.
cARTooning Jam, ages 8-15, March 15. 1-4 p.m. $30.
Illustration, ages 8-15. March 16 and/or 17, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $45/$65.
Mining Koffler workshop, ages 8-15, March 16 and/or 17, 1-4 p.m. $75.
Pottery for Kids, ages 6 and up March 15 and/or 17. 10 a.m.-noon. $40/$75, clay included.
Alexandra, ext. 4269, or [email protected]