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Dec 2, 2018
Erev Chanukah
Dec 3 - Dec 10, 2018
Chanukah
Dec 25, 2018
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Oct

5 2018

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Dec

14 2018

Temple Sinai Sense-ational Tot Shabat (for children up to 24 month)

10:30AM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

Temple Sinai - Sense-ational Tot Shabbat (for children up to 24 months)

An interactive adult/child celebration where…

Dec

1 2018

The Song Shul's Renowned Shabbat Service

9:00AM - 11:30AM  

Bialik Hebrew Day School
2760 Bathurst St.
Toronto, ON

The Song Shul's renowned Shabbat service. A capella service in-the-round, led by Cantor Simon Spiro with the glorious…

Dec

1 2018

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Dec

2 2018

Emunah Poker Night

8:00PM - 1:00AM  

Lipa Green Centre
4600 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON ON

Emunah's 2nd Poker night

Dec

1 2018

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company presents Bar Mitzvah Boy

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Greenwin Theatre in the Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

For tickets or more information call 416.932.9995 ext 224 or visit www.hgjewishtheatre.com

Dec

2 2018

A Temple Sinai Program - Taste of Temple

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

A Temple Sinai Program - Taste of Temple

New! Introductory Sunday morning program for JK/SK. Create, explore and lea…

Dec

2 2018

The Song Shul's Alef Bet Challenge

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

contact info@songshul.com for location

Toronto, ON

Alef-Bet Challenge
Did you drop out of Hebrew School? DO you love the sound of the musical service but can't follow a…

Dec

2 2018

Adath Israel Congregation Annual Chanukah Party

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Adath Israel Congregation
37 Southbourne Avenue
Toronto, ON M3H 1A4

Adath Israel Annual Chanukah Party featuring Mystic Drumz interactive performance at
11:15 a.m. Wanda’s Creative Cl…

Dec

2 2018

A Chanukah Hulyanke: "Farlibt, Farknast, un Farhayret"

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue Social Hall
3080 Bayview Ave.

FRIENDS OF YIDDISH cordially invites community members to a Chanukah Hulyanke: "Farlibt, Farknast, un Farhayret" [In …

Dec

2 2018

Beth Tikvah Hanukkah Party

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2N 5L3

Synagogue-wide Hanukkah Party

On Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 PM, join Beth Tikvah as we
celebrate Hanukkah with fun a…

Dec

2 2018

Public Menorah Lighting at Mel Lastman Square

6:00PM - 7:00PM  

Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT!

Join us at Mel Lastman Square for the annual public menorah lighting together with our honoured …

Dec

2 2018

Beth Tikvah Hanukkah Party

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2N 5L3

Karaoke, board games, casino games, latke bar, tea bar, dessert bar, prizes PLUS much more for the entire…

Dec

3 2018

Temple Sinai - Music with James Funnyhat (for children up to 14 months)

11:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

Temple Sinai - Music with James Funnyhat (for children up to 14 months)

Keep the beat as you and your child sing and…

Dec

3 2018

UJAs December Telethons

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
4600 Bathurst Street
Lipa Green Centre, Tamari Family Hall
Toronto, ON M2R 3V2

December Telethons

Dec

3 2018

A Temple Sinai Program: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought with Rabbi Englander

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

A Temple Sinai Program: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought with Rabbi Lawrence Englander

Our history includes various per…

Dec

4 2018

Conversation Cafe

1:15PM - 3:15PM  

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
100 Elder Street
Toronto, ON M3H 5G7

Join us every week! Now part of the newly rejuvenated Club Sameach.
Tessler Lounge at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Drop in t…

Dec

4 2018

Beth David’s Tea Time and Books

1:30PM - 3:00PM  

Beth David Synagogue
55 Yeomans Road
Toronto, ON M3H3J7

$35 for the series or $10 per session
Please register at www.bethdavid.com or call (416) 633-5500

Tuesday, December …

Dec

4 2018

Menorah Lighting Ceremony

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

Davisville Station
1900 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M4S 1Z2

Festive Menorah Lighting in front of the Davisville subway station! Enjoy fresh Latkes, delicious doughnuts, hot soup…

Dec

4 2018

Dinner of Miracles 2018

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Petah Tikva Anshe Castilla
20 Danby Avenue
Toronto, ON

Dinner of Miracles 2018

Dec

4 2018

A Temple Sinai Program: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

A Temple Sinai Program: Alley-oop to Aliyah African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land

Over the past four decades, …

Dec

4 2018

JACS Chanukah Party

7:30PM - 10:30PM  

Absolute Comedy
2335 Yonge Street

Join us at Absolute Comedy for a Chanukah Party Comedy Night with Comedian 'Sarge' - back by popular demand!

Dec

4 2018

New Solution to Old Problems

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2N 5L3

Dr. Sherman was a research fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism, has served in Israeli…

Dec

4 2018

New Solutions for Old Problems Affecting Israel Today

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON M2N 5L3

On a range of topics of current interest to supporters of Israel.

Dec

5 2018

UJAs December Telethons

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
4600 Bathurst Street
Lipa Green Centre, Tamari Family Hall
Toronto, ON M2R 3V2

December Telethons

Dec

5 2018

Chasdei Kaduri Open House

6:30PM - 7:30PM  

Chasdei Kaduri
200 Viceroy Rd., Unit #14
Dufferin & Steeles
Concord, ON L4K 3N8

Our 1st Open House and Chanukah Celebration at Chasdei Kaduri
We are opening our warehouse doors to the public an exc…

Dec

5 2018

Conservative Approaches to Jewish Law

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2N 5L3

Conservative Approaches to Jewish Law

Join Rabbi Sachs, in this series, as we will examine the legal theories of sever…

Dec

6 2018

Jewish Foundation Professional Advisory Committee Meeting

Dec

6 2018

Jewish Toronto Family Day

8:00AM - 11:59PM  

A Community wide initiative to support family time and development.

Dec

6 2018

Israel's Stark Option: Arabs in Gaza or Jews in the Negev

11:30AM - 1:30PM  

Gardiner Roberts LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre - East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3600 - boardroom
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3

Dr. Martin Sherman served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli Defense establishment. He was a…

Dec

6 2018

Temple Har Zion: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiss

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Temple Har Zion
7360 Bayview Avenue
Thornhill, ON L3T2R7

Rabbi Cory Weiss leads the study on Jewish topics, mainly on Mussar, the ethical traditions of Judaism.
Bring your lu…

Dec

6 2018

A Temple Sinai Seniors’ Program: Chanukkah Celebration with Rhonda Silver

1:45PM - 4:00PM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

A Temple Sinai Seniors’ Program: Chanukkah Celebration with Rhonda Silver

Join us for a lively afternoon to celebr…

Dec

6 2018

to
Dec

8 2018

"Lights" of Chanukah - Next Gen Conversation on Cannabis

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

H Bar Toronto
859 Queen St W,
Toronto, ON M6J 1G4

As Jews and young professionals, we have a unique responsibility to tackle the issues of the day. With the legalizati…

Dec

6 2018

An ORT evening celebrating the Righteous Among the Nations

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Borochov Cultural Centre
272 Codsell Avenue
Toronto, ON M3H 3X2

Live performance - band and film screening of The Rescue, a documentary about Jose Arturo Castallanos, recognized wit…

Dec

7 2018

A Temple Sinai Program: Chanukkah Shabbat Mishpachah

5:45PM - 8:00PM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

A Temple Sinai Program: Chanukkah Shabbat Mishpachah

The same amazing KIDushat Shabbat experience for all family mem…

Dec

7 2018

Ruach Shabbat Hanukkah at Beth Tikvah

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2N 5L3

Calling all families with kids ages 5-10, for a beach party you’ll never forget!

Friday, December 7 @ 6:30-8:00 PM a…

Dec

8 2018

to
Dec

9 2018

Jumans of Toronto: Shine

7:15PM - 1:00AM  

The MET (Midtown Event Theatre)
2492 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M4P 2H7

What happens when Toronto’s finest, most creative and fun young professionals gather to give their take on Jewish…

Dec

9 2018

A Temple Sinai Program - Taste of Temple

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

A Temple Sinai Program - Taste of Temple

New! Introductory Sunday morning program for JK/SK. Create, explore and lea…

Dec

9 2018

Beth Tikvah Tots Hanukkah for Kids

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2N 5L3

Join Rabbi Louis, Sigal, and Kati Szabo Kovari for storytime, cookie decorating, latkes, and much more!

Free to attend…

Dec

9 2018

The Song Shul's Alef Bet Challenge

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

contact info@songshul.com for location

Toronto, ON

Alef-Bet Challenge
Did you drop out of Hebrew School? DO you love the sound of the musical service but can't follow a…

Dec

9 2018

Chanukah Wonderland

12:30PM - 5:00PM  

Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst St.
Maple, ON

Celebrate the festival of lights at the annual Chanukah Wonderland!
Amazing shows! Arts & Crafts! Rides! Live Music! …

Dec

9 2018

Chai Tea Event: Redemption

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk
5095 Yonge Street (North York Centre subway station)
Toronto, ON M2N 6Z4

From the director of Restoration (TJFF 2011), comes the Audience Award-winner at the 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival. Me…

Dec

9 2018

Judy & David's ChanukahPalooza

3:30PM - 4:45PM  

City Playhouse Theatre
1000 New Westminster Drive
Vaughan, ON L4J 8G3

Join Judy & David for their annual Chanukah family concert. This years special guests are Marky Weinstock, Ovation Pe…

Dec

10 2018

Beth David: Yiddish Literature and Language

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Beth David Synagogue
55 Yeomans Road
Toronto, ON M3H3J7

Self-Study Program with readings and discussions on ‘Tevye the Dairyman’
by Sholem Aleichem
All are welcome!

Dec

10 2018

Temple Sinai - Music with James Funnyhat (for children up to 14 months)

11:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

Temple Sinai - Music with James Funnyhat (for children up to 14 months)

Keep the beat as you and your child sing and…

Dec

10 2018

The Song Shul's Rosh Chodesh Group for Women

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

contact info@songshul.com for location

Toronto, ON

Did you know that Rosh Chodesh (the new month) was given to women as a present from G-d? To hear more about it, you'r…

Dec

10 2018

IDF widows and orphans event

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Shaarei Shomayim
470 Glencairn Ave.

IDF widows and orphans event

Dec

11 2018

Conversation Cafe

1:15PM - 3:15PM  

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
100 Elder Street
Toronto, ON M3H 5G7

Join us every week! Now part of the newly rejuvenated Club Sameach.
Tessler Lounge at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Drop in t…

Dec

11 2018

The Song Shul's Musical Wellness Experience

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

contact info@songshul.com for location

Toronto, ON

One of the distinctive programs at The Song Shul is our monthly Musical Healing Hour. Led by Aliza and Cantor Simon S…

Dec

12 2018

Conservative Approaches to Jewish Law

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2N 5L3

Conservative Approaches to Jewish Law

Join Rabbi Sachs, in this series, as we will examine the legal theories of sever…

Dec

12 2018

JGS Toronto. Drowning in Data: Some Survival Techniques

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
470 Glencairn Avenue
Toronto, ON M5N 1V8

Drowning in Data: Some Survival Techniques Speaker: Les Kelman Shaarei Shomayim Congregation 470 Glencairn…

Dec

13 2018

Temple Har Zion: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiss

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Temple Har Zion
7360 Bayview Avenue
Thornhill, ON L3T2R7

Rabbi Cory Weiss leads the study on Jewish topics, mainly on Mussar, the ethical traditions of Judaism.
Bring your lu…

Dec

13 2018

UJA Annual General Meeting

7:00PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
100 Elder Street
Toronto, ON

UJA Annual General Meeting

Dec

14 2018

Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah Musical Morning Services

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism
402 College St
Toronto, ON M5T 1S8

Double the reasons to sing on a Sunday morning: Rosh Hodesh (the new moon) and Hanukkah! Celebrate this extra-joyou…

Dec

14 2018

Fri Night Services + Dinner

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Alexandra Office Manager
402 College St
Toronto, ON M5T 1

Celebrate Shabbat with spirit!

Wind down from the week and welcome Shabbat with soulful, song-filled services, in…

Dec

15 2018

"Broadway Shabbat" at The Song Shul

9:00AM - 11:30AM  

Bialik Hebrew Day School
2760 Bathurst St. south of Glencairn
Toronto, ON

RETHINK SHUL. The Song Shul's renowned Shabbat morning service celebrates the music of Broadway! There is no other se…

Dec

15 2018

What Happens at Midnight? An Examination of Two Talmudic Aggadot

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Yeshiva Or Chaim
159 Almore Avenue
Toronto, ON M3H 2H9

Presented by Dr. Yonatan Feintuch who teaches Talmud, Midrash and Tanach and Jewish Education at Yeshivat Har Etzion …

Dec

16 2018

A Temple Sinai Program - Taste of Temple

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

A Temple Sinai Program - Taste of Temple

New! Introductory Sunday morning program for JK/SK. Create, explore and lea…

Dec

16 2018

The Song Shul's Alef Bet Challenge

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

contact info@songshul.com for location

Toronto, ON

Alef-Bet Challenge
Did you drop out of Hebrew School? DO you love the sound of the musical service but can't follow a…

Dec

17 2018

Beth David: Yiddish Literature and Language

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Beth David Synagogue
55 Yeomans Road
Toronto, ON M3H3J7

Self-Study Program with readings and discussions on ‘Tevye the Dairyman’
by Sholem Aleichem
All are welcome!

Dec

17 2018

An Evening with The Hon. Chrystia Freeland

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Beth Tzedec Congregation
1700 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5P 3K3

The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visits Beth Tzedec Congregation to speak about important iss…

Dec

18 2018

Conversation Cafe

1:15PM - 3:15PM  

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
100 Elder Street
Toronto, ON M3H 5G7

Join us every week! Now part of the newly rejuvenated Club Sameach.
Tessler Lounge at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Drop in t…

Dec

20 2018

Association of Jewish Seniors December General Meeting

9:30AM - 12:30PM  

Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue
470 Gelncairn Avenue
Toronto,

THE ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH SENIORS
AND FOUR ELMS RETIREMENT RESIDENCE/BEVERLY STROLL
ARE PROUD TO PRESENT

THE 2018 IS…

Dec

20 2018

Temple Har Zion: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiss

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Temple Har Zion
7360 Bayview Avenue
Thornhill, ON L3T2R7

Rabbi Cory Weiss leads the study on Jewish topics, mainly on Mussar, the ethical traditions of Judaism.
Bring your lu…

Dec

24 2018

Beth David: Yiddish Literature and Language

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Beth David Synagogue
55 Yeomans Road
Toronto, ON M3H3J7

Self-Study Program with readings and discussions on ‘Tevye the Dairyman’
by Sholem Aleichem
All are welcome!

Dec

25 2018

Conversation Cafe

1:15PM - 3:15PM  

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
100 Elder Street
Toronto, ON M3H 5G7

Join us every week! Now part of the newly rejuvenated Club Sameach.
Tessler Lounge at Beth Emeth Synagogue. Drop in t…

Dec

26 2018

Boxing Day

12:35PM - 11:59PM  

Boxing Day

Dec

31 2018

Beth David: Yiddish Literature and Language

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Beth David Synagogue
55 Yeomans Road
Toronto, ON M3H3J7

Self-Study Program with readings and discussions on ‘Tevye the Dairyman’
by Sholem Aleichem
All are welcome!