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Wellness Academy

a woman closes her eyes, the background is blue and peacefulOctober 19 – November 9
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Take charge of your health and wellbeing through learning. Each four-week session focuses on different aspects of wellness.
Session 1: The Gift of Slowing Down – Shabbat Edition 
Are you feeling stressed, overworked or disconnected? Are you wondering how to build self-care into your routine? Do you wish you could have more rest and renewal in your life but don’t know how to fit it into a busy schedule? 

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Spadina Synagogue Walk

Sunday October 1, 2017
12:00 - 2:30 pm

With Suzanne Keppler
Take an outdoor stroll through old Jewish Spadina and visit sukkot at historic Kensington synagogues, stopping at the sites of shmatah stores, kosher butchers, the original Shopsy's, Yiddish theatre, and union headquarters along the way. Meet at the MNjcc and bring TTC fare. Free

Honouring the Past, Imagining the Future: The Legacy of Honest Ed

ed mirvish reclines on sacks of potatoesThursday, October 26, 2017

Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Bill Gladstone
Toronto treasure "Honest Ed" Mirvish was a shrewd businessman and theatrical impresario who gave birth to the Entertainment District and transformed the Annex. As the curtain falls on his retail emporium, learn how his legacy is being preserved and transformed.

Read more: Honouring the Past, Imagining the Future: The Legacy of Honest Ed

Pivotal Moments: Recognizing Experiences of LGBTQ+ in the Holocaust and Beyond

Monday November 6, 2017
7:00 pm

This panel discussion brings together Kori Street, Ph.D., Senior Director of Programs and Operations at the USC Shoa Foundation; Kimahli Powell, Executive Director of Rainbow Railroad and an LBGTQ+ refugee to Canada. This panel explores the LGBTQ+ experiences in the Holocaust and where we are today with the ongoing persecution of this community around the world.
Free. RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mindful Meditation and Jewish Meditation Techniques

Sunday November 26, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 am

with Michelle Katz
Our ancient wisdom and traditions teach us to find inner peace, and enhance our emotional wellbeing and purpose though the power of community and spiritual connectedness. Come and experience a calmness of mind and an openness of heart by taking a few minutes for yourself to breathe deeply and exchange negative thoughts for positive ones. FREE. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah: Where is its place in our contemporary society?

Sunday, February 4, 2018
9:30 - 10:30 am

With Bryan Keshen
Where did this combination of ritual and celebration originate? What does its contemporary existence say about Jewish identity today? How do Bar & Bat Mitzvah connect with parents’ identities and with children’s lifecycle transitions? FREE. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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