Your monthly news & updates
In this newsletter: Shabbat morning service on March 7 th ; Justin Jaron Lewis presents on “Matriarch or Trans Man? In Search of Rebbe Eydele of Brody” (following the service and kiddish); the next film in Shir Libeynu’s series, “The Flat,” on March 22 nd ; and lots of Purim fun for little kids and big kids!
Upcoming events
Next Shabbat Service [click for more info]
Saturday, March 7, 10:30 am , MNjcc, Chapel, 3 rd floor, followed by a kiddish in room 318.
Childcare will not be available at this service.
Justin Jaron Lewis, University of Manitoba
Saturday, March 7, 1:00 pm, MNjcc, chapel
Purim Groove!
Sunday, March 8, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, MNjcc
Arts & crafts, hamantashen and prizes for best costume. For all kids and their grown-ups!

Shir Libeynu Film Series: The Flat [click for more info]
Sunday, March 22, 1:30 pm, The 519, room 301 (check monitor)
In this spellbinding documentary, the director and his family gather following the death of his grandmother to clean out her Tel Aviv flat, and discover a shocking secret. 
Shul news
Rabbi Search
The process is still ongoing. The search committee has now reported to the Board on its work. The Board will be considering the committee’s report and discussing how to move forward. 

In the meantime, thanks so much to Rabbi Goldberg for continuing to conduct services.
Community news & events 
See the LGBTQ+ at the J newsletter for queer arts & crafts, three different ways to celebrate Purim and board games night.

LGBTQ+ Purim Shabbat Dinner
Friday, March 6, 6:45 - 9:00 pm , Leo and Sala Conference Centre, 9600 Bathurst St.

Fundraiser: Singing with Parkinson’s
Led by Shir Libeynu’s Paula Wolfson
Sunday, March 8, doors open at 1:00 pm  , Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, $25.00 — Tickets at . Watch the amazing  YouTube  video created by the Canadian Opera Company.

Aliya Workshop by Nefesh B’Nefesh
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Lipa Greene Centre

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 - 9:30 pm , Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Heart to Heart is a youth leadership program that brings Jewish and Arab Israeli youth together in Canada and in Israel to develop tools and skills to create a more just society. There are many ways to be involved with the program— hosting the youth; attending the community reception, parlor meeting or the annual dinner on March 25 th .
For more info and tickets:  
East End United Regional Ministry and The Danforth Jewish Circle Present: Bernie M. Farber: A Journey into the Heart of Hate  
Thursday, March 26, 7:30-9:30 pm, Eastminster United Church,
310 Danforth Ave.
2 for Seder: Push Back on Anti-Semitism with Love and Matzah
2 for Seder is an annual event encouraging those holding a Passover Seder to invite two non-Jewish friends or acquaintances who have never attended one. The event is inspired by the loss of Joyce Feinberg in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. She grew up in Toronto and attended Holy Blossom Temple.
For more info: and Twitter and Facebook: @2forSeder. There is no financial commitment needed from participants.
Congregation Shir Libeynu