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Kosher Night Out with Kivi Bernhard | January 11

Join us on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00pm at the Jewish Learning Centre for an unparalleled evening of Jewish pride and synthesis from one of the world’s top corporate keynote speakers. Journey into the African bush with guest motivational speaker Kivi Bernhard.

Click here for more information.

Beauty Is Not Skin Deep | Monday, December 19

What is your approach in life? Are you aesthetical, cherishing beautiful things or more corporeal, passionate and driven to achieve material success? Perhaps you have a transcendental viewpoint and seek an all-rounded perfection.

Women are now invited to register for lesson two of our latest JLI course, Portrait of a Woman: Seven Dimensions of the Feminine Mystique, taught by Mrs. Adina Altein. We will explore the ideologies of three world civilizations, weighing pro against con in an attempt to apply their timeless lessons to your life.

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Do-it-Yourself Menorah Lighting Video

Do you have questions about the laws and customs of lighting the menorah?

  • When do you light?
  • Where do you light?
  • How do you recite the blessings?
  • How long do the lights need to burn for?

This five-minute instructional video makes it simple to learn. Click here to watch.

Chanukah Can-orah. Fireworks. Car Menorah Parade.

Its a Party!
Bring your entire family on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 5:00pm, for a fun family Chanukah celebration and community menorah lighting at the Jewish Learning Centre, 1845 Mathers Avenue. Hot latkas and sufganiyot will be served. No need to register, as admission is free!

Food Can Drive
You CAN light up a life this Chanukah by bringing food cans for the CAN-ORAH!!! (Menorah made out of cans). Cans will be used to construct a large Menorah at the Chabad Chanukah celebration. Cans will be donated to the “JCFS food pantry” and truly make a difference in people's lives.

Light Up The Night 
The community-wide Chanukah celebration will be followed by a spectacular fireworks show outside, by Bi… Read More »

Registration for Winter Camp Now Open

Superb programming coupled with a warm, friendly and positively Jewish environment, has made CGI the popular choice in Jewish camping for over 30 years!

This year, Gan-Israel winter camp runs for the two weeks of the school winter break; the last week of December and the first week of January. The first week is from Monday, December 26th to Friday, December 30th, and the second week is from January 2nd to Friday, January 6th.

To learn more or to register your child, please click here.

Lunch and Learn this Monday @ Aikins Law

If you work in the downtown area, then this study group is for you. Join Rabbi Shmuly Altein this Monday, December 12 at 12pm for a power lunch at Aikins Law Firm, 30th Floor - 360 Main Street.

Skip the corporate lunch and enrich your day with uplifting Jewish study. Gain practical and relevant lessons which you can implement in your life on a daily basis.

Our Lunch and Learn study group takes place every second Monday at noon, at various offices in the downtown area.

'Farbrengen' with Rabbi Avrohom Altein | December 15

The entire community is invited to join us this coming Thursday evening December 15 at 7:45, for a warm celebration of the Chassidic holiday Yud-Tes Kislev. Have a L'Chayim, enjoy chassidic melodies and stories mixed with inspirational thoughts and good food.

This is an event, not to be missed!

Community Shabbat Dinner | Friday, December 16

Soak up the soft glow of the Shabbat candles, the tingle of pétillant kiddush wine on your palate, the irresistible aromas of fine Shabbat cuisine. Experience the joy and warmth of a Shabbat dinner with family, friends and community.

Couvert: Adults - $25, Children ages 8-16 - $12, Children under 8 are free. University students are invited to volunteer and join free of charge. 

Join us for a monthly Shabbat experience! To RSVP, call 339-8737 ext. 204 or click here.

Nose Jobs, Tattoos & Satan | December 13

Please join us for Lesson Six of Fascinating Facts, Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm. Feel free to try it out at no cost.

Even if you haven't been there yet, you'll want to join us this Tuesday evening as we will tackle many fascinating questions about Judaism.

  • Does Satan exist in Judaism?
  • Are Nose Jobs Permitted?
  • Can a person with a tattoo be buried in a Jewish cemetery?
  • Is the tale of the Hole in the Sheet true?

Click here for more information. 

Ladies Melava Malka | December 17

We will be having a Ladies Melava Malka on Saturday evening, December 17, in honor of Chanukah and you are invited!

The program will feature:

  • A delicious mediterranean menu
  • An exciting workshop on The Mystery of Olive Oil
  • And lots more... 

Please click here for more information.

Make it a Kosher Night Out!

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at the Jewish Learning Centre for a memorable evening of exquisite kosher cuisine and uplifting entertainment.

Stay tuned for further details including ticket reservations, monthly dinner menu and entertainment details.

JLI Mission to Israel | March 2012

Please join our community and fellow chapters of the Jewish Learning Institute from around the globe on a luxurious and exciting learning tour of the Land of Israel, March 11–20, 2012.

This trip of a lifetime, in the unique Chabad spirit, will contain many special features you will not find on any other trip of its kind.

Please join us for this truly not-to-be-missed experience. For more information, please click here or contact our office at (204) 339-8737 ext. 204.

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