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January 2018

DJC Teen Group Launch Event

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Social Innovation – Annex, 720 Bathurst St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R4 Canada
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All DJC teens are invited to the launch of the new DJC teen group. Please help spread the word! WHAT IS THE DJC TEEN GROUP? The group will have ongoing programming and an opportunity for teens to opt into taking leadership roles. There will be separate programming for recent bat/bar-mitzvah youth and older teens, as well as some joint events. All teens who join the leadership track will have opportunities to put their visions into action with mentorship along the…

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DJC Reading Circle~I’m Your Man – the Life Of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Self-facilitated When Leonard Cohen died in 2016, many of his mourning fans searched for accounts of his life. Music journalist, Sylvia Simmons, writes the definitive biography. She interviewed more than 100 figures from Cohen's life and work, including his main muses; the women in his life -- from Suzanne and Marianne to Rebecca de Mornay and Anjani Thomas; artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, David Crosby, Judy Collins, and Philip Glass; according to Amazon, "Cohen, notoriously private, has granted…

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Shabbat Shira ~ Shabbat of Song

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Eastminster / AUDITORIUM, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 1N6
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With guest musicians Danny Greenspoon, Brian Katz, Rachel Sheinin and Hartley Wynberg. Let's swim together in a sea of song, contemplative chant, stirring melody, and joyful noise.  Join Rabbi Miriam, Cantor Lisa, and talented musicians for a special Shabbat of Song/Shira.  This Shabbat, Jewish communities around the world read the section of Exodus describing the Israelites crossing the Sea of Reeds into freedom and bursting into song on the shores of the sea. Please bring a NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM for…

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Jewish Meditation Circle (2 of 6)

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Eastminster / BOARDROOM, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 2X4
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Begin your Shabbat morning with Jewish meditation and gathering in community.  These sessions will offer Jewish teachings and practices that support working wisely with our habits and reactions, guiding us toward living with open hearts, attuned awareness, and insightful action. DJC Members:  FREE Non-Members:  suggested donation per session (session includes meditation and /or learning following mediation) $18, $36, or PWYC; please pay  ONLINE or by CHQ (bring to event) or mail in: Danforth Jewish Circle, Ste 125 – 283 Danforth Ave, TO M4K 1N2. Thank you. RSVP is…

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Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition (2 of 6)

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eastminster / BOARDROOM, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 2X4
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Learning following meditation. In this series we will be exploring sections of Rabbi Art Green's book, Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition.  Rabbi David Wolpe described this book's sources and interpretations as “knit together in a neo-Chasidic, kabbalistically infused ’60s activist Judaism that claims Green as one of its pioneers and preeminent spokesmen.” In each session, we will read excerpts of Green's book together, exploring traditional concepts and radical re-visionings of God, Torah and the Jewish people.  Participants are encouraged…

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Tu B’shvat Seder

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell Avenue
North York, Ontario M3H 3X2 Canada
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Explore Jewish and Indigenous connections to nature through songs, poetry, reflection and traditional foods. Join Ve'ahavta, Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Danforth Jewish Circle, Shoresh and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and Anishinaabe traditional teacher, Kim Wheatley for an evening exchanging Jewish and Indigenous connections to nature. Tu B'Shvat is traditionally known as the Jewish holiday celebrating the birthday of trees. This Tu B'Shvat Seder will look at some of Judaism's teachings on honouring and cultivating a relationship to our…

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February 2018

DJC unService ~ Nachos and Naches

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Rivals Sports Pub, 560 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1R1 Canada
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A schlemiel spills his soup and a schlimazel is the person it lands on. But are you still farmisht about the difference between farkakte and farklempt? If so, bubelah, do we have an event for you! The Danforth Yiddish Circle presents ~ Nachos and Naches: In one night of games and nareshkeit, learn enough Yiddish (and some Hebrew) to wow them at the deli. WHEN: February 3 from 7:30 PM to whenever. WHERE: Rivals Sport Pub, 560 Danforth Avenue, at Carlaw WHAT: Here’s the plan. We go…

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MOVIE NIGHTS ~ In Search of Israeli Cuisine

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MOVIE NIGHTS ~ In Search of Israeli Cuisine 2016, USA USA 2016 / Running Time: 94 minutes A mouthwatering tour of Israeli cuisine provides the backdrop for a fascinating travelogue of its landscape, climate, people, and politics — this documentary is a smorgasbord of delights. Award-winning American/Israeli restaurateur/author Michael Solomonov acts as a seductive guide through the country’s burgeoning and diverse gastronomic culture. Click to view the trailer Location will be provided upon confirmation of RSVP. Members:  free / Non-Members:  $5  …

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March 2018

Community-Wide Campy, Vampy Purim Celebration!

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eastminster / MULTIPLE ROOMS, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 2X4 Canada
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Led by Rabbi Miriam Purim is a festival of turning reality upside down and diving into the ridiculous and the irreverent.  Come in costume — reveal some hidden aspect of yourself or come as your opposite. Be part of the somersaulting consciousness and holy hooplah! We’ll begin the evening all together with food, wacky megillah reading and story telling.  During the second half of the evening, the children will enjoy age-appropriate programs while the adults enjoy an inappropriate adult program! Rabbi…

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Kabbalat Shabbat service

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastminster / AUDITORIUM, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4K 1N6
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Led by Rabbi Miriam Take a pause in your busy week for a sweet and joyous song-filled service as we welcome Shabbat together.  A light Kiddush follows the service.

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