September 7 - 13, 2017
Celebrate with us Sunday evening at the JCC
for the UJA campaign kickoff!
Beautiful Rosh Hashanah Cards Available at the JCC
Contact the JCC to send our beautiful Rosh Hashanah cards to friends and family.  $5.00 per card for pick up, or $7.00 for the JCC to mail it on your behalf.  (519) 673-3310
Pre-Rosh Hashana Challah Bake
PJ Library Event: Back to School, Back to Hogwarts
March of the Living
March of the Living - Canada Coast to Coast
Renowned Holocaust Education Trip to Poland and Israel for High School Students in Grades 11 and 12
Dates: Leave Monday, April 9, 2017 and return on Monday, April 23, 2017
Cost is $6,095.00 US, includes flights, hotels, meals, and all aspects of the program
Registration needs to be complete by October 31, 2017 -- Please contact the JCC for details at or (519) 673-3310 ext. 103
JEM: Jewish Educational Manna
Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC
(The Opening Program of our Bar Mitzvah Year)
Is God a Four-Letter Word? Reflections on my Jewish Journey 
Speaker:  Ralph Benmergui 
For many of us, conversations about God either never happened in childhood, or referenced a “Santa Claus God”: an old, bearded man with a “naughty and nice” list; we never learned, then, about a deeply nuanced pursuit, or appreciation, of God’s mystery. In describing his path to becoming a Spiritual Director, Ralph Benmergui will reveal his priority: engaging Jews in a dialogue about God – a conversation which is absent of judgement and which values communication and understanding. 
Ralph Benmergui is a popular Canadian television and radio personality. Born to a Sephardi Jewish family in Morocco and raised in Toronto, Benmergui hosted Prime Time, a nightly one-hour entertainment programme on CBC Radio, and later co-hosted CBC Television’sMidday with Valerie Pringle, the variety show Friday Night! with Ralph Benmergui, and the talk show Benmergui Live. He has since produced and hosted many television specials. A recipient of five Gemini Award nominations, Ralph is also an ordained Spiritual Director in the Jewish Renewal tradition, and is currently creating programs and workshops for Spiritual Direction, Ageing and Sageing.
This presentation is sponsored by Beryl and Noam Chernick.
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Monday, September 18, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC
Coping with Tragedy: A Detroit Synagogue's Response to the Murder of its Rabbi ~ 
Speaker:  T.V. (Thomas) LoCicero
Temple Israel Junk in the Trunk Event
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.
Interfaith Tree Planting
Or Shalom Film Society
The Or Shalom Men Chefs are planning a Middle Eastern dinner at 6:00 p.m. that evening at $18 per person.  The menu will consist of:  Chicken Fattah with tomato sauce (not spicy), Diced Roasted Vegetable, Rice/Lentil side dish, and refreshments.  Please register for the meal in advance.
And All New this year:
Save the hassle and buy tickets for the entire 5 film season now for $50.
Dates are as follows:  September 17, 2017, November 26, 2017, January 21, 2018, March 11, 2018, May 6, 2018.
Please call the Or Shalom Office now to reserve: (519) 436-3081.
Israeli Dancing
Dancing resumes Sunday, September 17.
For further information, feel free to contact Debbie Rosenzweig