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September 2017

Welcome Shabbat Potluck Picnic in the Park

September 8 @ 5:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Avenue
Toronto,
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Introductions, singing and blessings will begin at 6:00 pm We’ll gather in Withrow Park for a warm, relaxed, and joyous evening to welcome the Syrian refugee family the DJC is sponsoring, Shabbat and each other. This informal evening is an opportunity to meet this wonderful new Canadian family, new DJCers (and those who feel new-ish), to connect with old friends, and to soften into Shabbat with some sweet singing and blessings (we’ll provide candles, grape juice, and challah) with plenty of time…

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Forgiveness for Dummies: A Non-Intimidating Guide to Apologizing

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastminster / AUDITORIUM, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 1N6
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This session will explore Jewish practices of apologizing, reconciling and setting our relationships right.  During this month of Elul, the month leading up to the High Holydays, we are called upon to take stock of our relationships and actively make amends with people in our lives we have wronged or hurt.  Let's come together to learn, reflect and prepare our hearts, minds and actions for these days of teshuvah, return and repair. RSVP is requested

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Erev Rosh Hashanah

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastminster / SANCTUARY, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 2X4
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Main service 7:30 - 9:00 pm Free childcare (ages 2-6) is provided for all services. For evening services, from 7:00 pm to the conclusion of the main service; for day services, from 9:30 am to the conclusion of the main service.  Questions? Contact us or call 416-580-6303. More Info:  High Holy Days Membership & Registration  DETAILED LIST - HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES (all services & programs)

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Rosh Hashanah Services & Programs

September 21
Eastminster / MULTIPLE ROOMS, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 2X4 Canada
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Main service  10:00 am - 12:45 pm Dawn service (Don Valley Brickworks)  6:30 - 7:30 am Family service (parents with children up to age 12) 8:30 - 9:30 am Youth programs (ages 7-9 and 10-12)  10:00 am - 12:45 pm Teen discussion (age 13 and up)  11:00 am - 12:00 pm Community Apples & Honey 12:45 - 1:30 pm Tashlich (Don Valley Brickworks)  3:30 pm Free childcare (ages 2-6) is provided for all services. For evening services, from 7:00 pm to…

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Hineni: Here I Am

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eastminster / HURNDALE ROOM, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 2X4
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The word Hineni means “here I am.”  From Abraham to Leonard Cohen, it has been uttered as a one word response of full presence and readiness to meet whatever life brings us.  In this session, we will explore a range of Jewish sources that offer insights about how we can practice waking up and showing up in our own lives, in the lives of others and in whatever this New Year brings our way. The session will conclude with shofar…

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Kol Nidre Service

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastminster / SANCTUARY, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 2X4
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Main service 7:30 - 9:00 pm Free childcare (ages 2-6) is provided for all services. For evening services, from 7:00 pm to the conclusion of the main service; for day services, from 9:30 am to the conclusion of the main service.  Questions? Contact us or call 416-580-6303. More Info:  High Holy Days Membership & Registration  DETAILED LIST - HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES (all services & programs)

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Yom Kippur Services & Programs

September 30
Eastminster / MULTIPLE ROOMS, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 2X4 Canada
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Main service / Yizkor 10:00 am - 1:15 pm Family service (parents with children up to age 12) 8:30 - 9:30 am Youth programs (ages 7-9 and 10-12)  10:00 am - 12:45 pm Teen discussion (age 13 and up)  11:00 am - 12:00 pm Community-led learning sessions & Book of Jonah 2:00 - 5:00 pm Meditation with Rabbi Miriam  5:00 - 5:45 pm Ne'ilah / Havdalah 6:30 - 8:00 pm Free childcare (ages 2-6) is provided for all services. For evening services,…

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October 2017

Ritual Leadership Training ~ Full-Day Intensive

October 29 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm

Be part of our ritual leadership revolution! In order to be the inclusive and engaged community we aim to be, we want to train as many DJC members as possible to be leaders in Jewish ritual.  Since our exciting and unique decision last May, ritual leadership roles are open to everyone, Jews and non-Jews, who participate in our training program, growing knowledge, understanding, personal meaning, commitment, and skills. Topics for Full-Day Intensive: What is Torah? Introduction to the arc of…

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November 2017

Ritual Leadership Training ~ Evening Session

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Eastminster / AUDITORIUM, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 1N6
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Be part of our ritual leadership revolution! In order to be the inclusive and engaged community we aim to be, we want to train as many DJC members as possible to be leaders in Jewish ritual.  Since our exciting and unique decision last May, ritual leadership roles are open to everyone, Jews and non-Jews, who participate in our training program, growing knowledge, understanding, personal meaning, commitment, and skills. This program is also ideal for anyone interested gaining a greater understanding…

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Ritual Leadership Training ~ Evening Session

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Eastminster / BOARDROOM, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 2X4
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Be part of our ritual leadership revolution! In order to be the inclusive and engaged community we aim to be, we want to train as many DJC members as possible to be leaders in Jewish ritual.  Since our exciting and unique decision last May, ritual leadership roles are open to everyone, Jews and non-Jews, who participate in our training program, growing knowledge, understanding, personal meaning, commitment, and skills. This program is also ideal for anyone interested gaining a greater understanding…

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