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JAN. 26 - FEB. 2

The Canadian Jewish News (Toronto) - - Social Scene - by Carolyn Black­man

Thurs­day, Jan. 26 MU­SIC AND WELL­NESS

Tem­ple Har Zion presents “Mu­sic and Well­ness: Mu­sic and the Brain”, with Chrissy Pear­son, mu­sic ther­a­pist, 7:30 p.m. Mem­bers, $5; non-mem­bers, $8.

Fri­day, Jan. 27 HOLO­CAUST RE­MEM­BRANCE DAY

Ry­er­son Univer­sity marks International Holo­caust Re­mem­brance Day with speak­ers Judy Weis­senberg Co­hen and To­maz Jardim, 11 a.m., Jor­gen­son Hall POD-250. 416-979-5000, ext. 6293.

ONEG SHAB­BAT PRO­GRAM

Tem­ple Har Zion’s Oneg Shab­bat pro­gram, “Faith in 2017: Some Psy­cho­log­i­cal In­sights,” with Ricki Lad­owsky-brooks, 9 p.m.

Satur­day, Jan. 28 JEWISH POETRY OF 20TH CEN­TURY

The first in a se­ries fo­cuses on the poetry of Poland’s Jewish “na­tional poet” Ju­lian Tuwim. Led by Myer Siemi­aty­cki, Darchei Noam, 1 p.m., so­cial hall.

SYNAPLEX SHAB­BAT

Se­lect from three con­cur­rent pro­grams at Darchei Noam: En­hanced To­rah Ser­vice/ study with Rabbi Tina Grim­berg; “Myths and Re­al­ity of Jewish Shtetl Life;” and “The Cana­dian Jewish Cam­pus Ex­pe­ri­ence,” 11 a.m.

CHAL­LAH BAKE

The art of chal­lah bak­ing with Chef Chyla Talesnick, and the chal­lah rit­ual with Sefi Chas­sid, 7:30, $18 a per­son, Beth Radom. bethradom.com or 416-636-3451.

Sun­day, Jan. 29 LIFE OF AC­TIVISM

United Jewish Peo­ple’s Or­der hosts a talk with so­cial jus­tice ac­tivists Natalie Ze­mon Davis and Chan­dler Davis, 2 p.m., Winchevsky Cen­tre. Free.

BOOK CLUB

Sharon Singer will re­view Af­ter the Fire by Lau­ren Belfer, at Holy Blos­som’s Sun­day morn­ing book club, 10 a.m. For info, visit holy­blos­som.org.

LEARN­ING FOR WOMEN

YU To­rah Mitzion presents Sun­day morn­ing learn­ing for women Shaarei Te­fillah, 10-11:20 a.m. Free.

JEWISH PROPHETS

Clan­ton Park Syn­a­gogue’s se­ries on Jewish prophets features Rabbi Shalom

Krell, “The Vi­sion of the Dry Bones: Ezekiel/yechezkel,” 8 p.m. Call 416-633-4193.

BI­BLE STUDY

First of a three-part se­ries with Prof. Carl Ehrlich, cov­ers “Pre-lit­er­ary Prophets in An­cient Is­rael: King Mak­ers and Deal Break­ers”, 7:30 p.m., Darchei Noam. Info: 416-638-4783, ext. 27.

AD­VEN­TURE WITH NA­TURE

PJ Li­brary and Robbins He­brew Academy present Ad­ven­ture with Na­ture, Robbins Academy, 4:45-6:15 p.m. To reg­is­ter, visit rha­cademy.ca.

Mon­day, Jan. 30 MODER­NITY

YU To­rah Mitzion presents “Psak and His­tory: The Case of the Karaites” with Rabbi Jonathan Zir­ing, 8:30 p.m., Shom­rai Shabbos, for men. Info at in­fo­toron­to­torah.com, 416-783-6960. BETH DAVID BOOK CLUB Beth David’s book club features The Good Earth, 7:30 p.m. Reg­is­ter: beth­david.com.

Tues­day, Jan. 31 CON­VER­SA­TION CAFE

Beth Emeth’s Con­ver­sa­tion Cafe, “Talk fest, chat and so­cial­ize,” no charge, 1 p.m.

BREAK­ING THE STIGMA

Panel dis­cus­sion about men­tal ill­ness in the area of ad­dic­tion, Beth Tzedec, 7 p.m. No charge. Info at 416-781-3511.

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 1 SEC­U­LAR/RE­LI­GIOUS TRIBES

Shalom Hart­man In­sti­tute’s “Vi­sions for a Shared So­ci­ety” the tribes of Is­rael lec­ture with Ruth Calderon. Beth Tzedec, 7 p.m. To reg­is­ter: shalomhart­man.org/ toronto.

SPIR­I­TUAL GROWTH SEM­I­NAR

At Jews for Ju­daism’s “Tak­ing it Per­son­ally: To­rah Tools for Spir­i­tual Growth”, Rabbi Michael Skobac speaks on “Liv­ing Life Con­sciously and Mind­fully”, Bay­crest Ter­race, 8 p.m. free. To reg­is­ter: 416-7890020 or toronto@jews­for­ju­daism.ca.

TU B’SHVAT

Bracha Feder con­cludes the se­ries, An Ex­plo­ration of Ju­daism’s Re­la­tion­ship with Na­ture, with “Zion­ism and the Earth: From A.D. Gor­don to Jewish Heart of Africa,” Beth Tik­vah, 7:30 p.m. Non-mem­bers $10. Reg­is­ter: 416-221-3433 or gayle@ bethtik­vah­toronto.org.

JEWISH TORONTO

Jewish Toronto 1910: Tales of our Past con­tin­ues with David Nitkin, “Heal­ers and Hu­man­i­tar­i­ans,” 7:30 p.m., Adath Is­rael. Info: Rabbi Moshe Meirovich, rab­bimeirovich@adathis­rael.com or 416-635-5340, ext. 302.

SCI­ENCE AND TO­RAH

When Sci­ence and To­rah Clash, with Rabbi Mordechai Tor­czyner, 10 a.m., Beth Emeth. Reg­is­ter at toron­to­torah. com/sci­ence or 416-783-6960.

Thurs­day, Feb. 2 YIDDISH VINKL

Bill Glad­stone talks about the book The Jewish Hour, noon, Free Times Cafe. RSVP yid­dishvinkl@ya­hoo.ca. Cost, $20 in­cludes buf­fet.

SHABBOS EX­POSED

Rabbi Moishe Schur­der dis­cusses “Shabbos ex­posed,” Thurs­days, 8:15 p.m., Chabad of Markham. RSVP chabad­markham.org.

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