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February 2018

Shabbat Zachor

February 24

Shabbat before Purim

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African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Our Roles and Responsibilities

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street,
Toronto, M5P 3K9
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Please join us for a panel discussion about this urgent and important issue. WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM WHERE: Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street Did you know that there are around 38,000 asylum seekers in Israel, mainly from Sudan and Eritrea? Their situation has recently become increasingly tenuous due to new Israeli government legislation and policy changes that will see many deported. What should the Canadian Jewish community’s responses be? Learn more about this issue. This event is co-sponsored…

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Ta’anit Esther

February 28

Fast of Esther

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Erev Purim

February 28

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar

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March 2018


March 1

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar

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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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Living Jewish Wisdom – Orientation

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Torah Congregation, 47 Glenbrook Avenue
Toronto, ON M6B 2L7
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Living Jewish Wisdom: A Year-long, Multi-Denominational Introduction to Judaism, ideal for those exploring conversion. Each person's journey towards Judaism is organic and individual. We invite you to explore Judaism and your growing relationship with it through the lenses of different Jewish denominations. The class is taught by rabbis and educators from the diverse spectrum of Jewish movements. This course introduces the central Jewish ideas and practices, texts and experiences that form the foundation of a Jewish life. If you decide…

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Shushan Purim

March 2

Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities

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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 & Cantor Lisa 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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Laughter and Learning Teen Event for Purim

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For High School Aged Teens Come laugh and learn with DJC teens. You are invited to bring 1-3 hilarious and appropriate video clips (for example, a YouTube url) to share during the event. When thinking about what is appropriate, please think both about the content (for example, it should not include sex, nudity, or violence) and also make sure that the humour is not at someone's expense (neither an individual person, nor a group or demographic). Light snack included. RSVP to:…

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