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Tu BiShvat Community Hike with Shoresh

Evergreen Brick Works 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON

Come one, come all! Join Shoresh and the Danforth Jewish Circle for an urban wilderness adventure to celebrate Tu BiShvat, the new year of the trees.  Date: Sunday January 16th Time: 2:00-4:00 PM Location: 550 Bayview Avenue. Meet at the Evergreen Brickworks south parking lot just off of Bayview Avenue. We will begin hiking at …

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Weitzman NMAJH & the Rising Song Institute’s Musical Tu B’Shevat Seder


In the depths of winter, when cold wind blows against bare branches, trees begin to look toward spring and, hidden beneath the surface, a new melody can be faintly heard. Hadar's Rising Song Institute and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History invite you to celebrate the New Year of the Trees by exploring …

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Shabbat Morning Meditation (on Zoom)


In these challenging times, begin your Shabbat morning with Jewish meditation and gathering in community. Each session will offer instruction in mindfulness meditation, paired with Jewish teachings and practices that support working wisely with our fears and worries, habits and reactions, guiding us toward living with open hearts, sustainable compassion and insightful action. REGISTER HERE


Inside/Outside: Hidden Potential, Divine Sparks and Outer Shells


Learning and Discussion 10 - 11:30 AM; followed by Mourner’s Kaddish, Kiddush and Motzi (if on Zoom, have your wine/juice and challah ready!) ********* We will be exploring the same theme in both this year’s Visiting Artist workshops and in this 4-part learning series. It is our aim for the learning to inform and inspire …

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Shabbat and Me: Winter Walk

Withrow Park 725 Logan Avenue, Toronto

Our monthly celebration of Shabbat for young children and their families (kids ages 0-6, older siblings welcome), now with more winter! Join Fran Sharpe outdoors in Withrow Park for a special wintery celebration of Shabbat. We will meet on the west side of the park, near the bathrooms, at the north end. Please RSVP for …

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DJC Teens: Winter Wonderland


Join the DJC teen program as we celebrate winter! The teens are organizing an outdoor activity (snowfall dependent!) plus a stop for hot chocolate, of course.  Please RSVP to djcteengroup@gmail.com to receive all the details. (Exact time TBD!)

Shmita and Regenerative Agriculture


As part of our year-long series on Building Shmita/Sabbatical Culture, we welcome our guest speaker (TBD), discussing contemporary practices of regenerative agriculture. Rabbi Miriam will open the conversation with Jewish sources on the Shmita practices of letting the land lie fallow every 7 years, as we discuss ancient and contemporary commitments to sustainable farming. REGISTER …

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15-Minute Community Candle Lighting


Short, sweet and filled with light. Let’s light Shabbat candles together, see each other’s shayne punim, share a nugget of Jewish inspiration and breathe in Shabbat peace. *You can find the Zoom meeting link in your upcoming DJC newsletter!

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