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December 2020

DJC Havurah: Tallit-Making

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020


Are you worried about how you’ll fill your time in the long winter ahead? Have you ever wanted to make your own tallit? Well, this is your opportunity to do both! Starting on Thursday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m., the DJC will be offering Zoom workshops to enable you to design and sew your own tallit. No sewing skills are necessary to participate. DJC member Alan Gotlib will be leading the sessions (with some guidance from Rabbi Miriam) and we…

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DJC Havurah: First gathering for ‘In Friday Night’s Glow’

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

It's Friday night. The week is behind us, Shabbat has arrived. Maybe the reprieve it offers from the striving of the workaday world is a gift. Or maybe in these Covid times, it leaves us feeling a bit rudderless. Maybe a little of both. How about this, then? On Friday evenings when the DJC isn't holding services, let's come together after dinner, with the candles still aglow, and walk our way slowly through the Kabbalat Shabbat service, learning a prayer…

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All-Ages Shabbat Shalom Service: Geared for Children in SK-grade 3

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sing! Dance with the Torah! Participate in a theatrical Torah extravaganza! The whole community is invited to drink in the joy this Shabbat, from the coziness of your own home. *Our weekly newsletter is your go to source for upcoming Zoom event IDs and passwords! If you haven’t yet subscribed, you can do so here.

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DJC Havurah: Singles Connect

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4W 3X8 Canada
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Come out and enjoy a brisk walk with others who are living solo during COVID. We will safely socially distance with up to 10 people. Our walk will start from the Evergreen Brickworks and will last for 1.5 hours. If you are interested please contact JoAnne at djcsinglesconnect@gmail.com Walk will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.

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Filling the Well: Jewish Practice for Challenging Times

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

Cultivate the inner resources for these difficult times. Begin the day with half an hour of Jewish chanting, meditation and connection to community. Each session will end with an opportunity for Mourner's Kaddish. REGISTER HERE *The DJC relies on our members and generous donors to provide our programs and services to the community. Please consider a donation.

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Adult Ed – Guided by our Ancestors: A Workshop Series (5 sessions)

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020

Who are your ancestors? What do you know about your lineage and the beauty and strength, trauma and struggle that you have inherited? What stories have been passed down to you about them and what silences envelop those who came before you. What does it mean when Jewish prayer connects us to Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob, Leah and Rachel? How has the history and legacy of antisemitism imprinted itself on your body, mind and heart? This series…

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Bringing in the Light: DJC Community Chanukah Shabbat Celebration

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Let's bring in the light together at this dark and cold time of year. Set up your chanukiyah for the 2nd night of Chanukah. Get your Shabbat candles ready. Show off your crispiest latkes and bring your dreidels! We'll fill the evening with singing, fun activities for adults and children of all ages, and connecting with one another over Zoom.

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Shabbat and Me

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2021

Please REGISTER HERE. A celebration of Shabbat for preschoolers and their caregivers Join long-time educator, Fran Sharpe, and other DJC families with young children (0-5) for singing, storytelling, dancing, and the making of new friends and community for "Shabbat and Me" - a monthly celebration of Shabbat for small children and their caregivers. When? The second Shabbat of the month at 10:30 am. Where? Zoom *Our weekly newsletter is a great source for upcoming Zoom meeting IDs and passwords! If you…

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Show US Your Latkes! DJC Chanukah Trivia Night

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickle your brain with trivia for a good cause! Join us at this night of laughter and fierce competition with other DJC members and friends. We'll end Shabbat with Havdalah and Chanukah candle-lighting, and then enjoy an evening of pub-style trivia together. We are encouraging participants to make a donation to the Bethany food bank (Pape/Cosburn). CLICK HERE TO DONATE and choose "food bank" as the fund option for your donation. You can also e-transfer your donation to bethanychurchfoodbank@gmail.com. Optional…

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Teen DreidelPalooza

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

What?  Join us for a night of food and a dreidel tournament, with prizes! Who?  You and other amazing teens! Grades 8-12. Cost?  If you want to have dinner delivered and join us in eating, there is a sliding scale cost ($5-$20). What if I don't have a dreidel? In the form you can indicate that you need a dreidel, and we will let you know the contact-free pick-up spot! What if I don't know how to play? Don't worry! …

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