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March 29, 2020

ONLINE: DIY Haggadah Jam (for your Social Distancing Seder)

Zoom meeting info:
https://zoom.us/j/4166474376

UPDATE:

Well, things have certainly changed since we first conceived of this event. Originally, it was created to be a space where people could come together (in person) to physically create Haggadot that reflected their values and leave feeling empowered to host the seder of their dreams.

Now, as many of us have no choice but to do so, it is more important than ever that we feel prepared and excited to tell this story.

Join us on Zoom this Sunday, as we collectively share resources, ask questions, provide answers, and get ready to meet this challenge with joy and intention.

Please come with any ideas you’d like to share, questions you’d like answered, and any materials that hold meaning to you.

Join our event here: https://zoom.us/j/4166474376

Key Resources:

Our sibling event organizers in Philadelphia have set up an airtable for resource sharing here: https://airtable.com/shrwY7ZiGzsJXzDlE?fbclid=IwAR29GkKfhKWp0TFL-fcQTeJYaywQ-DQ162yLP1RK7QdgTAFFIsTVJY_bwlA

Need inspiration? View the full database of community compiled resources here: http://bit.ly/diy-haggadah-jam

A favourite place to find and compile Haggadot
www.haggadot.com

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ORIGINAL INFO:

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and community and design a custom Haggadah for the personalized Passover Seder you’ve always wanted.

How will you be telling the Passover story this year?
Join us for an afternoon of creativity and community and design a custom Haggadah for the personalized Passover Seder you’ve always wanted. Choose from provided poems, prayers, stories, readings, and images for each step of the Seder, or bring your own found or self-created contributions to compile a Passover Haggadah that will be meaningful for you and your guests. The possibilities are endless!
Suggested donation of $5-$10 to cover costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.
For more info Email LaurenS@mnjcc.org
Accessibility: The MNjcc is wheelchair accessible, has gender neutral washrooms and an unsupervised kosher kitchen. Accessibility questions? Email LiviyaM@mnjcc.org.

In grateful partnership with Annex Shul, Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism, Moishe House Toronto and Or Har-Gil Art Therapy.

Start: March 29, 2020 7:30 pm
End: March 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Venue: https://zoom.us/j/4166474376
Address:
Canada

March 26, 2020

Ahavah (Love) in the time of Corona – A Virtual Shiur with Aaron

Gather with us for an online Zoom call and learning session to talk about maintaining connection during social isolation, through a Jewish lens.

Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/986367996

 

Start: March 26, 2020 7:30 pm
End: March 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Venue: https://zoom.us/j/986367996
Address:
Canada

March 20, 2020

[POSTPONED] 20s & 30s Social Justice Shabbat Dinner with Dawit Demoz

Due to COVID-19 precautions, this event has been postponed. Thank you for your understanding.

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Learn more about the refugee experience.

Join Beth Tzedec, Holy Blossom, Danforth Jewish Circle, Annex Shul and JIAS for a unique Shabbat dinner as we get to know activist and refugee Dawit Demoz, who was sponsored as a refugee to Canada by a group of young Jews, after several years of living in Israel as an asylum-seeker.

Services at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Services will include the use of a microphone and there will not be gender-separate seating.

The deadline to register is Friday, March 13 at 12:00 noon.

Date: March 20, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $18
Location: Beth Tzedec, 1700 Bathurst Street

Start: March 20, 2020 6:30 pm
End: March 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Venue: Beth Tzedec
Address:
1700 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Canada
Cost: 18.00

September 22, 2019

Getting Ready for the High Holy Days Class with Aaron

Thinking of joining Annex Shul for the High Holy Days this year? Want a refresher on what the service is all about? Join Aaron for a session going over the structure of High Holy Day services, taking a closer look at some of the important prayers and getting to know some of the tunes of the season. Feel free to come with any questions or thoughts to share.

Start: September 22, 2019 2:00 pm
End: September 22, 2019 3:30 pm
Venue: Wolfond Centre
Address:
36 Harbord Street, Toronto, AZ, M5S 1G2, Canada

August 25, 2018

Preparing for the High Holy Days Class

Thinking of joining Annex Shul for the High Holy Days this year? Want a refresher on what the service is all about? Join Aaron for a session going over the structure of High Holy Day services, taking a closer look at some of the important prayers and getting to know some of the tunes of the season. Feel free to come with any questions or thoughts to share.

We’ll be meeting on the second floor of the Wolfond Centre, in the Resource Room.

Start: August 25, 2018 1:00 pm
End: August 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Venue: Wolfond Centre
Address:
36 Harbord Ave, Toronto, AZ, M5S 1G2, Canada

June 4, 2018

Text and Visual Study with Jessica Tamar Deutsch

Come learn with Jessica Tamar Deutsch, illustrator and teacher, about the process of combining Jewish text and art through delving into the process of creating The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics. We’ll learn a few pages of the book together, and have an opportunity for group discussion and havurah.
Copies of The Illustrated Pirkei Avot will be available for purchase.

Jessica Tamar Deutsch is a New York-based artist. Her work explores the intersection of ancient tradition and contemporary culture. She earned a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design.

We will be meeting on the first floor of the Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord Street

Start: June 4, 2018 7:00 am
End: June 4, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: Wolfond Centre
Address:
36 Harbord Ave, Toronto, AZ, M5S 1G2, Canada

May 19, 2018

Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot

The downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot is back, with a  night (and later night…and morning) of community, study, singing, snacking and more! Over 50 sessions to attend. Reimagine traditional Jewish texts and open up new and engaging conversations. Special programs for kids and teens. All are welcome!

More than 50 exciting, informative and helpful learning sessions FREE to anyone wishing to attend.

You can see the full program here.

If you’d like to read Torah on Shavuot morning, get in touch with Rabbi Aaron Levy at: aaron@makomTO.org

Start: May 19, 2018 8:00 pm
End: May 20, 2018 8:00 am
Venue: Miles Nadal JCC
Address:
750 Spadina Ave. , Toronto, Canada

May 15, 2018

Young Rabbi Speak Presents: ✡MeToo – A Jewish Community Conversation on Sexual Misconduct

Join us for an important panel discussion addressing issues of sexual misconduct in the Jewish community and Jewish responses to #MeToo.

Young Rabbi Speak Presents: ✡MeToo — A Jewish Community Conversation on Sexual Misconduct. Addressing questions of culture, authority, power, and voice in the Jewish community. A panel discussion featuring Rabbi Julia Appel,
Guila Benchimol, Aviva Chernick, Rabbi Jordan Helfman, Rabbi Emma Gottlieb, and Rabbi Miriam Margles, Moderated by Jennifer Morawetz of Veahavta. Co-sponsored by Beth Tzedec Congregation, Holy Blossom Temple, Danforth Jewish Circle, Annex Shul, Temple Sinai, Ve’ahavta, Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, and Hillel UofT.

Start: May 15, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Wolfond Centre
Address:
36 Harbord Ave, Toronto, AZ, M5S 1G2, Canada

December 20, 2017

Gender and Tefilah Class

Join us for a look at the intersection of halacha, gender and Jewish prayer. We will look at a number of sources and discuss their relevance for our community of egalitarian davening at Annex Shul!

Please RSVP to aaron@annexshul.com if you plan to make it!

Start: December 20, 2017 7:00 pm
End: December 20, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Wolfold Centre
Address:
36 Harbord Street, Toronto, Canada
Cost: Free

December 5, 2017

Young Rabbis Speak: Visions for an Equitable Society – Confronting Poverty

Explore different Jewish perspectives on how the pursuit of justice, charity and social advocacy can lead to a more equitable future.

Panelists:
Rabbi Adam Cutler (Beth Tzedec)
Rabbi Miriam Margles (Danforth Jewish Circle)
Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg (Temple Sinai)
Rabbi Jesse Shore (Shaarei Shomayim)

Moderator: Aaron Rotenberg (The Annex Shul)

Start: December 5, 2017 7:30 pm
End: December 5, 2017 9:30 pm
Venue: Beth Tzedec Congregation
Address:
1700 Bathurst Strreet, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cost: Free