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Families’ Pizza Party in the Park

Pizza Party, drawing of pizzas and soft drinks

Sun, Oct 17
5-6pm

Outdoors & In-Person near Bathurst & Dupont
(Exact location provided upon registration)
Registration Required
Just pay for your pizza: $2/slice

Families with kids 0-10! Let’s gather in the park to meet other downtown Jewish families; play fun, active games with a Jewish theme; and enjoy pizza* and drinks (juice boxes & water).

*Pizza will be distributed in a Covid-safe manner.

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Interfaith Couples’ Online Gathering: What’s Torah?

Symbols of different religions around two people holding hands
Wed, Oct 13
8-9:30pm

Registration Required
(Zoom link sent upon registration)
FREE – donations greatly appreciated!

ALL* interfaith/intercultural** couples*** are invited to come together (virtually) to join our growing, warm community! We’ll get to know each other better and then learn about and discuss multiple meanings of “Torah.”

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*LGBTQ and straight couples warmly welcome!
**We use the term “interfaith” loosely, to include any couples with one Jewish partner and one partner who isn’t Jewish, whether they’re affiliated with another religion or not. (After all, we don’t usually call Judaism a “faith” either, but it’s common parlance in English.) Of course, interfaith couples who are also intercultural or interracial are most welcome as well!
***One or both partners of interfaith couples are welcome to join us.

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Outdoor Friday Night Services

people praying in a park
Fri, Oct 8
6-7pm

Outdoors & In-Person near Bloor & Bathurst
(Exact location provided upon registration)
Registration Required
Free – donations greatly appreciated!

Please join us for soulful and song-filled singing to wind down from the week and welcome Shabbat in warm community, together with our friends from Annex Shul.

Click here for more info about health and safety measures, seating, and what to bring.

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Shemirat ha-Guf (Caring for Your Body): Torah & Strength Training

Man sitting on rack of weights

Tues, Oct 5
6-7:30pm

Outdoors & In-Person near Bloor & Bathurst
(Exact location provided upon registration)
Registration Required
PWYC $10-20

Learn Torah and get a workout!

Lorne Opler, M.Ed., a personal trainer and Adjunct Professor of Fitness and Health Promotion at Humber College and Durham College (and member of the Makom community), together with Rabbi Aaron, will be leading a fun and active Torah/fitness class.

We’ll learn Jewish sources on health, disease prevention, healthy eating, and exercise and then Lorne will guide us in strength training exercises using resistance bands.

Everybody and every body is welcome!

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Beyond the Torah: Jeremiah

Detail of Michelangel's painting of Jeremiah on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
Mondays, Oct 4 – Dec 13 (except Oct 11)
10am-12pm
Online via Zoom
$250 for 10 sessions 
Registration Required

The Biblical book of Yirmiyahu/Jeremiah is a collection of powerful, poetic speeches by this prophet of the seventh and sixth centuries BCE. He lived through the Babylonian conquest of the kingdom of Judah, destruction of Jerusalem, and exile of the Jewish people, which led him to challenge both his own people and God in emotional outpourings.

Join us online to learn and discuss a chapter or two each week from a great variety of perspectives: ancient and modern, traditional and academic, literary and historical, etc.

No prior Jewish study or Hebrew knowledge required. 
Contact Rabbi Aaron for more info and to register.

Outdoor Friday Night Sukkot Services

people praying in a park

Fri, September 24
6:30-7:30pm

Outdoors & In-Person near Bloor & Bathurst
Exact location provided upon registration
Registration Required
Limited Space
Free – donations greatly appreciated!
(If raining at 5pm or later, services will be cancelled.)

Now that Toronto’s public health situation has markedly improved, we’re enjoying our in-person, outdoor services! Please register now to join us for soulful and song-filled singing to wind down from the week and welcome Shabbat in warm community.

For everyone’s safety, we are following Toronto Public Health’s updated Guidance for Places of Worship, which requires that we maintain physical distancing, but does not require masks outdoors so long as physical distancing is maintained. If you feel unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay home.

Seating will be physically distant and there will be separate sections for women’s, men’s, and mixed (all genders) seating, from which you can choose when you register. Since we’ll be outdoors and not in a regular prayer space, there won’t be curtains between these sections.

Children are welcome if they can sit next to their parent for the full duration of services and maintain physical distancing from all others. Children must be registered as well.

Please note that washrooms will not be available.

Register Now!

Outdoor In-Person Friday Night Services

people praying in a park

Fri, August 13
7-8:15pm

Outdoors & In-Person near Bloor & Bathurst
Exact location provided upon registration
Registration Required
Limited Space
Free – donations greatly appreciated!
(If raining at 5pm or later, services will be services will be online.)

Now that Toronto’s public health situation has markedly improved, we’re enjoying our in-person, outdoor services! Please register now to join us for soulful and song-filled singing to wind down from the week and welcome Shabbat in warm community.

For everyone’s safety, we are following Toronto Public Health’s updated Guidance for Places of Worship, which requires that we maintain physical distancing, but does not require masks outdoors so long as physical distancing is maintained. If you feel unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay home.

Seating will be physically distant and there will be separate sections for women’s, men’s, and mixed (all genders) seating, from which you can choose when you register. Since we’ll be outdoors and not in a regular prayer space, there won’t be curtains between these sections.

Children are welcome if they can sit next to their parent for the full duration of services and maintain physical distancing from all others. Children must be registered as well.

Please note that washrooms will not be available.

Register Now!

Weekly Wisdom: Torah for Personal Growth – Elul Edition

Torah scroll text and pointer

Tuesdays, Aug 10-31
8-9pm

Free – donations greatly appreciated!

Registration Required


Zoom link sent upon registration
(Sign up once for the whole series; no need to register each week.)
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During the month of Elul, leading up to Rosh Hashanah, it’s traditional to work more conscientiously on improving ourselves through ethical and spiritual growth.

Each week, we’ll focus on one piece of the parashah (weekly Torah portion) and through text study and open discussion, we’ll discover positive messages in it that we can apply to our lives.

Everyone is welcome!
No commitment; come when you can.
No prior Jewish study or Hebrew knowledge required.

Register Now

Beyond the Torah: Jeremiah

Detail of Michelangel's painting of Jeremiah on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
Mondays, Aug 9-30
10am-12pm

Online via Zoom
$100 for 4 sessions 
Registration Required

The Biblical book of Yirmiyahu/Jeremiah is a collection of powerful, poetic speeches by this prophet of the seventh and sixth centuries BCE. He lived through the Babylonian conquest of the kingdom of Judah, destruction of Jerusalem, and exile of the Jewish people, which led him to challenge both his own people and God in emotional outpourings.

Join us online to learn and discuss a chapter or two each week from a great variety of perspectives: ancient and modern, traditional and academic, literary and historical, etc.

No prior Jewish study or Hebrew knowledge required. 
Contact Rabbi Aaron for more info and to register.

Outdoor In-Person Friday Night Services

people praying in a park

Fri, July 30
7-8pm

Outdoors & In-Person near Bloor & Bathurst
Exact location provided upon registration
Registration Required
Limited Space
Free – donations greatly appreciated!
(If raining at 5pm or later, services will be services will be online.)

Now that Toronto’s public health situation has markedly improved, we’re enjoying our in-person, outdoor services! Please register now to join us for soulful and song-filled singing to wind down from the week and welcome Shabbat in warm community.

For everyone’s safety, we are following Toronto Public Health’s updated Guidance for Places of Worship, which requires that we maintain physical distancing, but does not require masks outdoors so long as physical distancing is maintained. If you feel unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay home.

Seating will be physically distant and there will be separate sections for women’s, men’s, and mixed (all genders) seating, from which you can choose when you register. Since we’ll be outdoors and not in a regular prayer space, there won’t be curtains between these sections.

Children are welcome if they can sit next to their parent for the full duration of services and maintain physical distancing from all others. Children must be registered as well.

Please note that washrooms will not be available.

Register Now!