Saturday, Feb 11
$5-20 suggested contribution in advance
Register by Friday, Feb 10
Celebrate the meaningful coincidence of Tu bi-Shvat – the Jewish New Year for Trees – and Shabbat Shirah – the Shabbat of Song – through a contemplative and harmonious gathering.
In keeping with Izhbitz hasidic custom, our seudah shelishit – third meal of Shabbat – will focus more on the spirit than the body, so we’ll mindfully taste only a few morsels of fruit and keep speech to a minimum.
We’ll sing our way through the four kabbalistic worlds as the sun sets and the room darkens, and then conclude with havdalah.
Questions? Contact Rabbi Aaron.
Sunday, Feb 12
@ St. Stephen’s Community House – 91 Bellevue Ave.
$5 per person
Register by Thursday, Feb 9
Come for a fun and family-friendly exploration of Tu bi-Shvat – the Jewish New Year for Trees – through food, crafts, activities, books and more, geared toward elementary school-aged children and their parents!
You and your child will enjoy Jewish content through hands on fun including storytelling, music, and moovin’, arts and crafts, puppets and schmoozing. PJ Plus is a curriculum-based program, using PJ Library books as a springboard to develop engaging and inspiring sessions to enhance the educational development of young children. No class Feb 19 (Family Day).
For 1.5 – 3 year olds + Parent or Grandparent
Sundays, Jan 22 – Mar 5 • 9:30-10:45am @ Makom
$90 for 6 sessions • Register by Jan 12 • Questions? Contact Adina or call 416-621-5675.
Neyshev. Let’s sit. Chanting, meditation instruction and sitting. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience necessary. Led by meditation teacher, musician and prayer leader Aviva Chernick.
Please arrive before 7:45 to set up. There are chairs for sitting. Feel free to bring a cushion for the floor.
Fridays, Jan 13, 27; Feb 3, 10, 24 • 7:45-8:45am @ Makom
Pay What You Can • RSVP required
Parents of children currently in grades 4-7 are invited to meet with Rabbi Aaron and Rabbi Emma to discuss the formation of a Makom bar/bat-mitzvah program beginning in Sept 2017. We’ll hear your ideas and interests and present our initial vision for multi-year programs of Jewish learning and experiences working toward individualized bar/bat-mitzvah ceremonies.
Tuesday, Jan 17 | 8-9pm | Makom – 402 College St
Please RSVP to Anya. Questions? Contact Rabbi Aaron.
What does Hanukkah really celebrate? Turns out, it’s not as simple as what you learned as a kid. Learn and discuss diverse sources – historical, Talmudic, prayer, and song lyrics – with Rabbi Aaron to explore Hanukkah’s multiple origin stories and gain an adult understanding of the holiday.
Tuesday, Dec 20 | 7:30-9pm |@ Makom, 402 College St | $15
Register by Dec 19. Email Rabbi Aaron if finances are an issue.
Please join us for a family oriented Havdallah experience! Learn about the symbols of Havdallah with Rabbi Aaron Levy and Rabbi Emma Gottlieb, our new Director of Education and Family Programming. A great opportunity for parents and children to spend time together, do some parallel learning, and a chance for those who haven’t yet met Rabbi Emma to do so! January 21, 6:30pm at Makom, 402 College St.
Thanks to everyone who came to Sunday’s Annual General Meeting and made it a productive and enjoyable evening. If you missed it, you can now read the annual report and minutes.
Welcome to our newest board member Ari Kaplan!
Thank you to our returning board members – Louise Smith, Margie Peskin, and Barak Queija – and our outgoing board members Leora Jackson, Neil Hirsch, and Alex Taub – for their leadership and dedication to enriching and expanding our community!