This Week in Jewish London

Jewish London stands in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors and against hatred and bigotry in all its forms.
Upcoming Jewish London Events and Programs

This year we’re trying something new on Israel Indepedence Day, May 9! 

In addition to our delicious falafel and hummus we’ll be having a BBQ, and the Variety Show is great way for everyone to get involved!

Read below and get in touch with Yulia!

Purim party this Sunday!
Young Adult Shabbat Dinner, Friday evening March 29
Enjoy Shabbat dinner in a kosher home
Space is very limited, please RSVP to Brandi at
Israeli Dancing
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Put on your dancing shoes, wear something comfortable and learn Israeli dancing with 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 1 – 10:30am-11:15am, then stay for Level 2 -11:15am-12noon.
For further information, feel free to contact Debbie Rosenzweigat
Around the Community
Monday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC
Veterans, Victims, and Valour: The Extraordinary Activism of Lillian Freiman
Speaker: Jennifer Lander
Despite being one of the most accomplished women in Canadian Jewish history, Lillian Freiman is not well known to most Jewish communities. Founder and first President of Hadassah-WIZO in Canada (1919-40), a woman who almost singlehandedly raised $200,000 for Jewish war orphans in the wake of World War I, and the first Jewish woman in the entire British Empire to be awarded the Order of the British Empire (1934), Freiman was a force to be reckoned with. Join us as we explore the life of this intriguing personality.Jennifer Lander has an MA in History from the University of Alberta and is now a doctoral student in Western’s Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research. Her dissertation focuses on Canadian Jewish women’s experiences on the home-front in WWII.

Monday, March 25, 7:30 pm at the JCC
The Birth and History of the Jewish Federation Movement
Speaker: Joe Roberts
Sponsor: Judith Wiley

To see the entire JEM schedule please click here.
Or Shalom Film Society Presents An Israeli Love Story
Sunday, March 17, 7:00  pm at Or Shalom, 534 Huron St. $10 per adult, $5 per child
Click here or on the image below for more information.  6:00 pm pre-film dinner also available for separate purchase–call Or Shalom office for tickets for movie and dinner: (519) 438-3081.
Temple Israel Presents Saturday Night Live–A Cornucopia of Comedy!
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 pm, 605 Windermere Drive
Laughter is the best medicine–come to entertain or be entertained.  $20 when paid by March 20, $25 afterwards.  For tickets please call (519) 858-4400.  Click here or on below image to enlarge for more information.
Save the Date
Sunday Afternoon  March 31
Welcoming Ceremony for a brand new Torah in Memory of Dr. and Mrs. Block.
Writing of final letters at Alumni House Western University followed by a march to Chabad House at Western 1114 Richmond. St. where Hakafot, Dancing and Buffet Dinner will take place.
MDA Presents Some Enchanted Evening
Sunday, March 31, 2019 7:00 pm at the JCC, 536 Huron Street
For tickets call Naomi at (519) 455-5411 and click here for more information and and to see the updated list of London stars performing at this event.
Veritas Series for Faith and Culture at King’s University College presents Conversations with Kids4Peace led by Carmiel Frutkoff and Colleagues
Thursday, March 28 7:30 pm at Kenney Theatre, 266 Epworth Drive, Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish, Catholic, Muslim LearningKids4Peace brings together young people and adults to build peace in in the Middle East and in other parts of the world. They do so, using faith as a bridge and as a point of healing.  They will facilitate three workshops with secondary school students from neighbouring school boards during the week.  Tonight’s lecture, “My Jerusalem Story” will touch on the core issues of Border, Identity, Faith, Dreams and Aspirations of those who live in this wonderful and complex city.  All are welcome.
Get Rid of It! Fundraiser for London Community Hebrew Day School
Sunday, April 7, 10 am – 2 pm at Or Shalom Youth Building, 534 Huron Street
Donate items to Value Village and raise money for LCHDS.  For details please click here.