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Sisterhood/Adult Programming

Steffi Goodfield

Cheryl Cepler 

Cheryl Cepler and Steffi Goodfield
Sisterhood - Co-Chairs  

New email address: [email protected]

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Sisterhood Schedule of Activities for 2016-2017

  1. Mah Jongg resumes Wednesday September 7, 2016.  Games are at Times are 1-pm and 7:30-9:30 pm, in the cafeteria area on the main floor of the SRC. Fee $36.00/year for members of Beit Rayim which includes the game card. Couples, intermediate groups welcome.  
    Contact Sandi Vajda. Schedule of game dates
  2.  Starry Night Crocheted Tallit resumes again Thursday, September 8 and September 22 in the Boardroom at 7:30 p.m.. with Lisa Hanratty. These two classes will give ladies extra time to ask any questions regarding the pattern and learn how to wrap the tzitzit.
    RSVP [email protected]
  3.  Ellin Bessner Thursday November 10, 2016, 7:30pm. Ellin, one of our longtime members, will discuss her recently written book "Double Threat" on World War II Jewish Canadian War Heroes.  She will talk about her research, motivation for writing the book as well as reading some excerpts. Her book will be available Feb 2017 at Indigo & other book retailers.
    No charge for this program.  RSVP [email protected]
  4.  Senior's Shabbat Saturday, November 12, 2016. We honour our over 80's members on this special Shabbat.  RSVP [email protected]
  5.  Challah Bake: Monday November 28, 2016. A repeat of last year's popular program.  Learn how to braid challah dough in preparation for Shabbat. There will be a charge for materials. $10.00 for Beit Rayim members and $20.00 for non-members. Miriam Raubvogel will demonstrate.  Call the office to register.
  6.  Beit Rayim Book Club Thursday December 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m..  Randi Solomon will review Alice Hoffman's fictional novel, "The Museum of Extraordinary Things". The New York Daily News wrote, “The year 1911 had an apocalyptic feel in New York City as fire devastated the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village and destroyed the amusement park Dreamland that rose above Coney Island. Manhattan wasn’t yet entirely tamed by concrete and people still believed in the fantastical. Alice Hoffman, whose brand of magic realism really should have a patent pending, makes lovely work of the era in her new city-centric novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things.”
    No charge for this program.  RSVP [email protected]
  7.  Adult Education with Rabbi Zionce: Continuation of "Davening with Meaning" January 19, Feb 2 and 23, 2017. @ 7:30 in the Boardroom. A three part series that will explore the davening practices, traditions and meaning behind the Friday Night service: Kabbalat Shabbat. Friday night has its own character, mood of joy in anticipation of Shabbat. What are its origins, who wrote the prayers and music? As a carryover from last year, we will explore the meaning of the Mitzvahs and how it relates to our lives today.  
    No charge for this program.  RSVP to [email protected]
  8.  Shabbat Shira (Sisterhood led Shabbat Service) and Kiddush Luncheon on Saturday, February 11 2017. Europe has become very tense again for the Jewish people living there. We will go back to another very tense time in European history and look at the Jewish women of the resistance to see how these women fought the disastrous times in Europe of the 30's and 40's and many of them emerged as leaders in the pre-state and state of Israel. Madoka Steingart and Michal Brooke will organize the readings and alliyahs. Cheryl Cepler will write and direct the presentation.
  9.  Tree of Life Jewelry Making with Cheryl Cepler: May 4 and 11, 2017.   In time for Mother's Day, learn how to make a tree of life pendent using Swarovski crystals and silver wire.  
    Fee $25.00 for Beit Rayim members and $50.00 for non-members. Fee is for materials only.
    Call the office to register.

Watch for a Kosher cooking demonstration coming in the spring.

For any questions, comments or further information email  [email protected] or call our office at 905-303-5471. Ext 3720. 

If would like to be part of the planning process or join any of our committees,  please contact Steffi Goodfield or Cheryl Cepler and we would love to include you.    


Mah Jongg- Begins Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mah Jongg Schedule for 2016-2017

LOCATION -  Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus 9600 Bathurst Street -  the cafeteria area on the main floor

For information, to register & to make payment please contact the shul office at 905-303-5473 or email [email protected] 

 We resume play both in the afternoon 1:00-3:00 p.m.. and evening (7:30-9:30p.m.).

We will teach beginners.

Sandi Vajda will be coordinating the program.

To contact Sandi Vajda 

Beit Rayim's Ellin Bessner - will discuss her new book "Double Threat"  
Thursday November 10, 2016,  6-10 p.m..

Ellin, a longtime member of Beit Rayim,  has written a book on World War II; Jewish Canadian War Heroes. She will talk about her research, motivation for writing the book., as well as reading some excerpts.  Her book will be available in February 2017 in Indigo & other book sellers.  

RSVP [email protected]

Beit Rayim Book Club - December 1, 2016
"The Museum of Extraordinary Things" by Alice Hoffman




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