2018

Latkes & Light: A Chanukah Delight

Sunday December 2, 2018

The Morris Winchevsky School’s annual Chanukah Party. All are welcome!
This family-friendly event features a Chanukah Shpil (play), Candle Lighting, Chanukah Games & Crafts, Dreydls & Gelt, and, of course, Latkes & Sufganiyot (doughnuts). Drinks will also be served. Join us!

Join us for an Alternative Shabbes and Chanukah celebration with Hershel Russell for a lively exploration of gender. This lively, and thought-provoking presentation (with film-clips and interactive exercises) hopes to leave you with more questions than answers, but definitely better-informed.

Zing! Zing! Zing! UJPO’s Monthly Singing Group

Thursday December 20, 2018 at Free Times Cafe

Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s for the December session of Zing! Zing! Zing! — our monthly drop-in sing-along. No singing experience required, just come out and have fun! Yiddish songs, protest songs, international repertoire. Bring any songs you fancy and add to our repertoire. All are welcome!

Zing! Zing! Zing! UJPO’s Monthly Singing Group

Thursday November 22, 2018 at the Winchevsky Centre

Zing! Zing! Zing! UJPO’s Monthly Singing Group

Thursday November 22, 2018

Disability, Racism and Conceptions of the Jewish Body
An Alternative Shabbes Potluck for Holocaust Education Week

Friday November 9, 2018

We resume our Friday Night Alternative Shabbes events with a presentation for Holocaust Education Week by community organizer and educator, Arielle Sugarman. They will discuss the history of the treatment of Disabled people in Europe, making connections made between Disabled folks and Jews who were both seen in terms based in "race science," eugenics, and ableism — and how this kind of thinking continues to inform racist and ableist norms today.
 

UJPO-Toronto and MWS Annual General Meeting

Sunday November 4, 2018

If you are an UJPO member, this is your chance to use your voice and help build our community. This is an important and exciting moment of rejuvenation and renewal UJPO, so we ask that members plan to attend  because your input is vital.

Zing! Zing! Zing! UJPO’s Monthly Singing Group

Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Free Times Cafe

Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s for the October session of Zing! Zing! Zing! — our monthly drop-in sing-along. No singing experience required, just come out and have fun! Yiddish songs, protest songs, international repertoire. Bring any songs you fancy and add to our repertoire. All are welcome!

Honouring Richard Lee: Wine & Cheese & Dessert Reception

Saturday October 20, 2018 at the Winchevsky Centre

Join us for an evening of tributes celebrating Richard’s appointment to the Order of Canada as well as his political battle against Apartheid in all its forms and on behalf of social justice everywhere.

Zing! Zing! Zing! UJPO’s Monthly Singing Group

Wednesday September 26, 2018 at Free Times Cafe

Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s for a bisl of Yiddishkayt and music at Zing! Zing! Zing! — our monthly drop-in sing-along. No singing experience required, just come out and have fun! Yiddish songs, protest songs, international repertoire.

Join the Morris Winchevsky School in a celebration of Sukkes. Help us decorate the sukkah, sing and listen to stories around the fire, and more! Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket. We’ll provide hot cocoa and cider.

Rosh Hashonah/Yom Kippur

Monday September 10, 2018 — Rosh Hashonah

Tuesday September 18, 2018 — Yom Kippur

Our community observances of Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur include the traditional shofar blowing, readings, poetry, and Yiddish, Hebrew and English music led by well-known Toronto musicians — David Wall (vocals) and Marilyn Lerner (piano) — including David Wall's haunting rendition of the
Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur.

 

Zing! Zing! Zing! UJPO’s Monthly Singing Group

Wednesday June 27, 2018 at Free Times Cafe

Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s for a bisl of Yiddishkayt and music at Zing! Zing! Zing! — our monthly drop-in singing session. Come zing with others in English and Yiddish, learn a little Yiddish, discuss the culture, debate the politics. Mostly sing and have fun!

Zing! Zing! Zing! UJPO’s Monthly Singing Group

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s monthly casual singing group.
Come zing with others in English and Yiddish, learn a little Yiddish, discuss
the culture, debate the politics. Mostly sing and have fun!

Ukraine According to Ukrainians:

A Conversation About the Last Five Years

Wednesay May 23, 2018

A presentation and discussion about Ukraine with researcher Anton Guz. Come learn about Ukrainian history and discuss the current situation.

Dragging “Out” the Nation — An Alternative Shabbes

and Performance

Friday May 11, 2018

Join us at the Winchevsky Centre for a discussion and performance about the nature of drag. Featuring a talk by PhD student, Kevin Nixon, who asks: How do we feel about race and class in drag? Are drag queens sexist? What is drag doing for us as a community, and why do we still consume it so happily? Also featured is local drag performer and one of the participants in Kevin’s research, Victoria Parks.

“Last Night of the World” — Book Launch with Joyce Wayne

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Who is Freda Linton? Find out in the first Canadian novel about a female Cold War spy that is based on a true story.


You’re invited to “An Evening with Joyce Wayne” to celebrate the publication of Joyce’s second novel, Last Night of the World. Joyce will talk in conversation with author and UJPO member, Max Wallace. Join us for wine and cheese and lively discussion about this topical novel.

 

Annual Third Seyder

Saturday April 7, 2018

Join the Morris Winchevsky School and the United Jewish People’s Order for our Annual Third Seyder. Our theme this year is "Questions for a New World." Building on last year’s Seyder when we posed questions about meaningful action for social justice, this year we take our cue from the students in the Morris Winchevsky School who have been posing Great Questions related to the social justice issues in their curriculum

Zing! Zing! Zing! UJPO’s Monthly Singing Group

Thursday March 8, 2018

Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s monthly casual singing group.
Come zing with others in English and Yiddish, learn a little Yiddish, discuss
the culture, debate the politics. Mostly sing and have fun!

International Women's Day Alternative Shabbes
with Kiké Roach & Judy Rebick

Friday March 9, 2018

Twenty years ago social activists Kiké Roach and Judy Rebick wrote a book called Politically Speaking. Join us for an IWD Alternative Shabbes Potluck where Kiké and Judy Rebick will reflect on the themes raised in their book and on where feminist and anti-racist struggles are at in 2018.

Camp Naivelt’s Mid-Winter Mingle

Saturday February 24, 2018

UJPO’s Summer Cottage Community’s annual downtown winter get together. More information coming soon.

Morris Winchevsky School Purim Party

Sunday February 25, 2018

Join the Morris Winchevsky School in an exploration and celebration of Purim. A carnival of activities including a Purim Spiel (play), songs, holiday-specific crafts and games, and, of course, Homentashn. More information coming soon.

Alternative Shabbes and Potluck: Intergenerational Dialogue, Part 2

Friday February 9, 2018

Join us for Part 2 of our Intergenerational Dialogue! This event builds on an October 13, 2017 event that was collaboratively designed and developed with IfNotNow Toronto. We'll be breaking bread and breaking down barriers.

Treyf in Toronto: Workshop on Anti-Semitism

Sunday January 28, 2018

Sam Bick and David Zinman of Treyf: A Debatably Jewish Podcast will lead us in a discussion on today’s dominant framework for understanding Anti-Semitism in North America. Together we will discuss the failures of this framework and how to work toward better understandings of the ways anti-Jewish marginalization intersects and interacts with other systems of oppression.

Alternative Shabbes and Potluck: KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Friday January 19, 2018

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop.

Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s for the October session of Zing! Zing! Zing! — our monthly drop-in sing-along. No singing experience required, just come out and have fun! Yiddish songs, protest songs, international repertoire. Bring any songs you fancy and add to our repertoire. All are welcome!

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