Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, December 7, 10:30 a.m.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave., Chapel and Room 318

Rabbi Goldberg will lead, with Paula Wolfson as cantorial soloist.  Thanks to Vered Philip for chanting the Torah portion and to our choir who will be singing Chanukah songs. The service will  be followed by a  kiddish sponsored by Lorne Blumer, in honour and with love for his parents, Jack and Rhoda, and by Brenda and Peter Simon, in honour and memory of the brothers who did not return but whose loving acts endured into the next generation.

If there's a milestone in your life that you'd like to honour by sponsoring a Shir Libeynu kiddish, write to

After our kiddish, please join us for our adult education presentation with Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo.

Adult Education Session: The Queer Evangelist 
Saturday, December 7, 1:00 p.m.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre,  3rd Floor Chapel

Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo (Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts) will speak on queer positive theology in Christianity and a new/ancient understanding of evangelism. 

(Please do not bring any food or beverages, other than water, into the chapel.)

The Shir Libeynu School: Supplemental Jewish Learning Program (ages 7-11)

Rabbi Goldberg teaches about Torah, 2019
The 10-week, second term of the Jewish learning program for children ages 7-11 meets on Sundays (10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), beginning January 2020, at a central location close to the University of Toronto. An optional Hebrew-language component is available from 9:15-9:45 a.m. In our inter-age class, we strive to build a caring community of learners who are deeply connected to each other, Jewish traditions and their relevance to contemporary life. Children who have had minimal or no formal Jewish education, or for whom this may be a first learning experience, are welcome.

We will be accepting registrations for the winter/spring session in early December. The fee is $595 ($613 by Paypal) but we will be offering an early bird fee of $495 ($510 by Paypal). Space is limited, so please register early. A 5% sibling discount is available for families who have registered at least one child at full fee either in the winter/spring school session or the 2019/2020 Bnei Mitzvah Enrichment sessions. Click here to email our administrator to request the registration link and school calendar as soon as it becomes available.


" Yossi"
Sunday, December 8, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The 519, 519 Church St, Rm 201 (Room subject to change; check monitor on arrival.)

This film is the sequel to the breakthrough Yossi and Jagger about two men who fall in love while serving together in the Israeli army. This film picks up the life of Yossi ten years later. He is struggling emotionally, working too much (a cardiologist at a Tel Aviv hospital), eating greasy takeout and watching soft porn. He is closeted from his colleagues. The film follows him as he opens up about his past love and finds new meaning in his life. (Director: Eytan Fox, Israel, 2012) The film will be followed by a Q&A session.
Admission is free (donations welcome). Light snacks may be brought into the venue. Planning to attend? RSVP to (not required but appreciated). This is the third film of our six-film series.


Our roundtable discussions on November 17 were very illuminating. Thanks to everyone who participated. A survey was recently sent out to all Shir Libeynu members so the search committee could gauge their priorities. The deadline for completing the survey is December 9. If you are a member and still wish to provide input or have questions, please email: All the input we receive will inform our process in considering prospective candidates.


Shir Libeynu Annual General Meeting
Sunday, December 15, 2:00 p.m.
The 519, 519 Church St., Fireplace Room

The meeting will include year-end reports and elections for the new board. The agenda and other important information will be emailed to members approximately ten days before the meeting.

Chanukah Groove at the MNJCC
Sunday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
(9:30 a.m. early entry for families with sensory processing sensitivities)

Join Shir Libeynu and our partners as we prepare for eight nights of wonder with one day of fun! There will be songs, stories, arts & crafts, games and holiday treats to get you in the Chanukah mood. All kids and their grown-ups are welcome!

$5 per person, kids 0-2 free. Pre-registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. More Information.

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8171 Yonge Street # 122
Thornhill, Ontario   L3T 2C6
(416) 465-5488

Shir Libeynu, November 29, 2019