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June 2020

Welcoming Shabbat Together

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Every week for the next few weeks, Rabbi Miriam will be offering on-line gatherings of 30 minutes through Zoom each Wednesday morning at 8:30am and each Friday evening at 5pm to check in and gather together for prayer and singing and an opportunity for mourner's kaddish. The Friday evening gatherings will also include welcoming Shabbat together with candle lighting, singing kiddush and a Shabbat teaching. Get your candles and grape juice ready (or pretend) so we can draw in Shabbat's radiance from our various homes. *Our weekly newsletter…

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DJC Reading Circle – Stranger in my Own Country by Yascha Mounk

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As a Jew in postwar Germany, Yascha Mounk felt like a foreigner in his own country. Vivid and fascinating, Stranger in my own Country traces the contours of Jewish life in a country still struggling with the legacy of the third Reich and portrays those who, inevitably, continue to live in its shadows. Marshalling an extraordinary range of material into a lively narrative, Mounk surveys his countrymen's responses to "the Jewish question." Examining history, the story of his family, and…

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Community Pride Shabbat

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This year Community Pride Shabbat is going virtual! Join us for an evening of community, prayer, and celebrating our LGBTQ Jewish identities. Led by Rabbi Miriam Margles, Cantor Lisa Kent, and accompanied on guitar by Danny Greenspoon. Brought to you by Danforth Jewish Circle, LGBTQ at the J, and Moishe House. Pride Shabbat is a highlight for many, and even though we can't be in person, we can still be together in celebration virtually! We will join together for joyful…

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Shabbat and Me

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A celebration of Shabbat for preschoolers and their caregivers 10:30 - 11:30 am   Come celebrate shabbat with stories, songs, and smiles!  Whether you're used to celebrating Shabbat, or are looking for a brand new Shabbat experience, this group is for you! This interactive monthly program is intended for children 4 and under, accompanied by their caregivers. Fran Sharpe is a Jewish educator who has been teaching, singing and telling stories to children for over 25 years.  She is excited…

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Shabbat Morning Service

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This Shabbat we are celebrating Ethan Levine being called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah.  Especially in this time of separation and quarantine, we want to encourage the whole DJC community to join us on Zoom to share in honouring Ethan and rejoicing with his family as he steps into new roles of Jewish leadership, creativity and responsibility among the Jewish people and the wider world. Join us for a sweet and joyous song-filled Shabbat service and an engaging…

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