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June 2017

Toronto Pride Dyke March

June 24 @ 1:00 pm

MARCH WITH THE DJC! 1:00 pm:  meet at the north east corner of Church & Hayden Streets for rally & staging 2:00 pm:  Dyke March begins This year the DJC will carry our banner in the Toronto Dyke March.  The March is a political demonstration of critical mass, welcoming all self-identified dykes to create political and visible space.  This grassroots event is not a parade. The women and trans people of Toronto and beyond take over the streets of downtown…

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Rosh Chodesh Tamuz

June 25

Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz

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July 2017

Tzom Tammuz

July 11

Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar

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Rosh Chodesh Av

July 24

Beginning of new Hebrew month of Av

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Shabbat Chazon

July 29

Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)

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Erev Tish’a B’Av

July 31

The Ninth of Av; fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

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August 2017

Tish’a B’Av

August 1

The Ninth of Av; fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

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Shabbat Nachamu

August 5

Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

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Ritual Leadership Training ~ Full Day Intensive

August 13 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm

Full-Day Intensives take place on August 13 & October 29. Follow-up sessions are scheduled for August 17 & September 6 ~ more dates TBD. Topics for Full-Day Intensive: What is Torah? Introduction to the arc of the Torah narrative. What is revelation? A close look at the Sinai narrative and different ways of interpreting/relating to the receiving of Torah (i.e. What is commentary and interpretation?) Asher kidshanu (You have commanded us). What is mitzvah/commandment?  What are different ways of relating to…

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Ritual Leadership Training ~ Evening Session

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Eastminster / HURNDALE ROOM, 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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