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Shabbat Shira ~ Special Musical Friday Night Service

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

With guest musicians Danny Greenspoon, Brian Katz, and Hartley Wynberg and the Shabbat Shira Choir Let's swim together in a sea of song, contemplative chant, stirring melody, and joyful noise.  Join Rabbi Miriam, Cantor Lisa, and these talented musicians for a special Shabbat of Song/Shira.  This Shabbat, Jewish communities around the world read the section …

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Child-Friendly Shabbat Service & Chanukah Potluck

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

Led by Rabbi Miriam & Cantor Lisa. Let’s bring light and warmth into a dark December night.  Bring your chanukiyah and 6 candles (for the 6th night).  We will celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah together with candle lighting, songs, blessings, and good food. Please let us know how many in your family will be attending and …

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A Year of Wrestling Together: Our Role in Ritual

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

#4 in a series of 9 Community Conversations PART 1 OF A CONVERSATION ON RITUAL PARTICIPATION AND LEADERSHIP, INCLUDING THE ROLES OF NON-JEWS Balancing learning and discussion is the first of a two-session exploration of Jewish ritual.  Here we will set up important categories and questions to help us have a thoughtful conversation in January …

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Shabbat UnService

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

Prayer and song not your thing?  Perhaps Shabbat UnServices are for you. It’s a secular approach to celebrating Judaism and community.  Each UnService will be different and focus on a different theme. Our first is an evening of Jewish Jeopardy.  Don’t worry, it’s easy.  Just bring the answers — we’ll take care of the questions. …

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A Year of Wrestling Together: What’s Meaningful About Judaism?

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

#2 in a series of 9 Community Conversations Why Am I Part of Jewish Community?  What's Meaningful about Connecting with Judaism? We are beginning our focused learning and discussion with these foundational questions:  Why does it matter to me to live my Jewish life in community – and specifically in the DJC?  What makes Judaism/Jewish community/Jewish …

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Child-Friendly Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

Led by Rabbi Miriam. Join us for an all-ages, family-friendly, songfully rejoicing, and community-building Shabbat experience.  We'll all gather for blessings and singing before dinner.  After dinner there will be programming for the children and time for adult conversation. Please let us know how many in your family will be attending and what vegetarian dish …

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Gay Pride Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

Led by Rabbi Miriam & Cantor Lisa. Put the J in LGBTQ!  Join us for a joyous, heart-opening Shabbat service – featuring the Pride Choir – and potluck in celebration of life, Jewish spirit, and gay pride, courtesy of one of Toronto’s most inclusive community congregations.  LGBTQ, straights, families, singles, friends, Jewish or not – all …

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Poetic Preparation for Climbing Mt. Sinai

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

A Creative Writing Workshop In preparation for Shavuot, the festival celebrating the receiving of Torah – the best selling book for the People of the Book – we will explore the biblical and mystical telling of Sinai as poetic texts and uncover the images and poetic meanings of this fiery and rumbling experience. From learning to creativity, …

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Jewish Folk Dancing & Schmoozing

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

Come on out for the last Jewish Folk Dancing event of this season.  We’ll socialize for the first half hour, dance our tushies off for an hour, and then have a little more schmoozing and noshing for the last half hour.  This is truly an all-ages event, so join us – with the whole family …

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Yom HaShoah ~ Holocaust Remembrance Day

Eastminster / AUDITORIUM 310 Danforth AvenueToronto,

Come together with our community to mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  We will gather to share songs, thoughts, and personal stories about how the Shoah has affected our lives and how to move forward. We will hear from members of our community whose families were directly affected by the Holocaust, including local independent curator, …

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