October 11 - 18, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 March of the Living Info Session
UPDATE: Grades 10, 11 & 12 Students Eligible
March of the Living - Canada Coast to Coast
Renowned Holocaust Education Trip to Poland and Israel for High School Students in Grades 10, 11 and 12
Dates: Leave Monday, April 9, 2018 and return on Monday, April 23, 2018
Cost is $6,095.00 US, includes flights, hotels, meals, and all aspects of the program
 
An informational session for students and parents will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm at the Jewish Community Centre, 536 Huron Street.  Please RSVP by Oct. 11 to Eric at (519) 673-3310 ext. 103 orprogram@ljf.on.ca.  
 
Registration needs to be complete by October 31, 2017 -- Please contact the JCC for details at program@ljf.on.ca or (519) 673-3310 ext. 103
 
 
 
 
 
Joint Holocaust Awareness Program with
London's Portuguese Community
Please RSVP for this free event by calling (519) 673-3310 ext. 103 or emailing program@ljf.on.ca.
 
 
 
 AJE @ the JCC
Facilitator: Nancy Pazner
 
Judaism in the Age of the Internet 
 
Tuesdays: October 31st; November 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th and December 5th, 2017  9.30-11am
 
Early Bird Special:  Register early and save!  
Please note that places are limited and will be reserved on a ‘first pay, first served basis’.
All reservations received and accepted at least one week prior to the start of the coursewill get a $10 discount. 
The Early Bird fee for this 6-week course is $99/ student (regular fee $109).
 
 
Nancy Pazner is well known to AJE audiences as the previous Co-ordinator of Adult Jewish Education at the LJCC and as the facilitator of a successful AJE course here last year.  She is also the former Director of the Florence Melton mini school programme here in London where she also acted as Facilitator for some of the Melton classes to great effect. 
 
In addition to her passion for Jewish education (both personal and communal), Nancy has spent decades doing various forms of writing: technical, academic and fiction, and she was an Ontario Writers’ Conference 2016 Story Starters Finalist.  Nancy’s short stories Abducted by a Shopping Cart and Seen in a Thrift Store are available to read via the internet. 
 
Judaism in the Age of the Internet
 
Judaism has, in its more than three millennia, used, incorporated, and adapted to multiple revolutions in information technology.  (Think: the invention of the alphabet, the rise of literacy, and the development of the movable type printing press.) We are currently experiencing yet another information revolution as we enter the Internet-driven Information Age, a time of almost unimaginable connectivity and information availability.  This course will look at some of the ways in which Judaism interacts with the Internet, and some of the ways observers think that interaction is affecting Judaism.
 
 
Torah Stitch by Stitch Toronto Excursion
Please Note: Registration for Torah Stitch by Stitch has been extended until October 20. Call (519) 673-3310 to reserve your space.
JEM: Jewish Educational Manna
 
Monday, October 16, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC
The Middle East Conflict Through Maps
Speaker:  Rabbi Larry (Lawrence) Englander
 
This presentation is sponsored by Gary Weisz.  
 
Why does the Middle East peace process always reach a standoff? We may find that our attitude towards the conflict depends upon which map we consider to be the primary one. By examining several historical maps, we shall explore different narratives concerning claims to the land and discuss prospects for a solution.
 
Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander is Rabbi Emeritus of Solel Congregation, Mississauga, and Adjunct Rabbi at Temple Sinai in Toronto. He has a Doctorate of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in the field of Jewish Mysticism and Rabbinics. He has taught in the Religious Studies Department at York University and at Leo Baeck College in London, England. He is former Editor of the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ Journal. Rabbi Englander is passionate about Reform Zionism. He served as Chair of ARZENU, a worldwide progressive Zionist organization, from 2014 to 2017. In 2005, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his work in the community.
 
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Monday, October 23, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC
Smothering Mothering: The Stereotype of Jewish Mothers since the 1960s
Speaker:  Lily Foris
 
 
 
Yahrzeit at the Or Shalom Theatre
Oct 26 at 7:30 pm   Oct 28 at 8:00 pm  Oct 29 at 2:00 pm
Congregation Or Shalom, 534 Huron St.
Tickets: (519) 438-3081
 
Yahrzeit is a full length drama which is moving and funny, and is a brilliant play which explores conflict in the family against a global conflict. With peace as the ultimate destination, there's a long journey to get there.
 
Yahrzeit won the Toronto Jewish Playwriting Award in 2002. The play was translated into German and completed two national tours in  Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in 2006 and in 2012 toured Germany once again.
 
 
 
Israeli Dancing
 
Put on your dancing shoes, wear something comfortable and learn Israeli dancingwith Nicki Ishai.  This is an informal group that gets together most Sunday mornings in the lounge at The JCC at 10:30am.  There is no fee for this event. 
 
Level I - 10:30am-11:15am,
then stay for Level II -11:15am-12noon.
 
Next dancing session is this Sunday, October 15.
 
For further information, feel free to contact Debbie Rosenzweig atdebbier289@gmail.com.