2019

Zing! Zing! Zing!

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Join UJPO’s drop-in singing group, led by the fab local musicians, Hartley Wynberg and Shifra Cooper, for a night of Yiddish, English, and Hebrew tunes that you can zing along with. Informal, uninhibited, and loads of fun. This month the Zingers return to Free Times Cafe.

Latkes and Light: A Chanukah Delight

Sunday December 15, 2019

Join the Morris Winchevsky School and the United Jewish People’s Order for  a secular celebration of Chanukah. This family-friendly event features a Chanukah Shpiel (play), Candle Lighting, Chanukah Games & Crafts, Dreydls & Gelt, and, of course, Latkes & Sufgniot (doughnuts). Hot and cold beverages will also be served — potluck lunch.

UJPO-Toronto/MWS Annual General Meeting

Sunday November 24, 2019

United Jewish People’s Order-Toronto and the Morris Winchevsky School’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday November 24. This is the place to make your voice heard. We in a period of growth and renewal and we need your presence and your input.

Zing! Zing! Zing!

Tuesday November 19, 2019

Join local musicians Hartley Weinberg and Shifra Cooper for another evening of storytelling, song, and camaraderie at Zing! Zing! Zing! This is a place to laugh, debate, learn a bisl Yiddish, and zing, of course. From protest songs, old and new, to Yiddish and Hebrew folks. A welcoming place to all.

Alternative Shabes — The Jewish Left in Canada and WWll:
From Outlaws Behind Bars to the Front Lines

A Holocaust Education Week Event

Friday November 8, 2019

Journalist Ellin Bessner, author of Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II, will speak about Jews — outlawed because of their union organizing and affiliations with the Communist Party and the broader Left — who fought against Hitler as Canadians and helped to rescue the survivors of the Jews of Europe.

Zing! Zing! Zing! Returns!

Tuesday October 22, 2019

Join local musicians Hartley Weinberg and Shifra Cooper for a fabulous evening of storytelling, song, and camaraderie. Zing! Zing! Zing! is a place to laugh, learn some Yiddish, and sing protest songs, old and new, in Yiddish and English.

Community Sukkes/Sukkot Celebration

Sunday October 20, 2019

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

Rosh Hashonah/Yom Kippur

Monday September 30, 2019 — Rosh Hashonah

Tuesday October 8, 2019 — Yom Kippur

Join us for our community observances of Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur for the traditional shofar blowing, readings, and poetry. On Rosh Hashonah we bring in the Jewish New Year with apples and honey cake. Both days feature 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.

Roz Usiskin and Harriet Zaidman will be speaking at the Winchevsky Centre on the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. Both speakers have family connections to the strikers. Roz Usiskin’s father, Joseph, was a strike participant whose archival documentation states “...someday, [a] historian may look into my archives as a record of our history.”...Joseph Wolodarsky. Harriet Zaidman’s family members were Winnipeg workers affected greatly by the strike. They are depicted in her novel, City on Strike.

Creative Camp at Naivelt

Saturday August 3 - Saturday August 9, 2019

This year’s new Creative Camp offers a range of artistic outlets all guaranteed to bring out the potential “artiste” in all ages and stages, through a variety of options. From dancing to drawing; from crafts to cookery and from film arts to forest arts, it will be a busy and enriching week.

Climate Crisis for Toronto Area Residents:
What We Must Do Now!

Camp Naivelt’s Annual Peace Tea

Sunday August 4, 2019

Each year, in honour of Hiroshima Day, Camp Naivelt holds a Peace Tea to promote peace and social justice. This year Dr. Samantha Green will speak about “The Climate Crisis for Toronto Area Residents: Human impacts and what we must do now!”

Camp Naivelt’s Music Week

Sunday July 7 – Saturday July 13 , 2019

Join us at Camp Naivelt for Music Week with clarinetist Martin van de Ven leading the orchestra and singer Ameena Bajer Koulack leading the choir.

Lots of Klezmer, some jazz, folk and classical too. For all levels of musicians and singers. Registration form can be downloaded here:

https://tinyurl.com/y2zklel9

Alternative Shabes Potluck: Understanding Treaties

Friday June 14, 2019 at the Winchevsky Centre

The last Zing! Zing! Zing! (UJPO’s monthly drop-in gathering of song) until the Fall. No singing experience required, so come on out and enjoy a little Yiddish, a bisl protest, and any songs you fancy and would like to add to our repertoire. All are welcome!

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

Thursday June 20, 2019 at Free Times Cafe

The last Zing! Zing! Zing! (UJPO’s monthly drop-in gathering of song) until the Fall. No singing experience required, so come on out and enjoy a little Yiddish, a bisl protest, and any songs you fancy and would like to add to our repertoire. All are welcome!

UJPO & MWS Annual Third Seyder

Saturday April 27, 2019 at Sala Caboto

Join United Jewish People’s Order and the Morris Winchevsky School for
our Third Seyder. In the spirit of Passover, we will be highlighting the experience of displaced peoples
refugees, immigrants, and others forcibly displaced from their homes as well as those taking meaningful action
for social justice.

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

Tuesday April 23, 2019 at the Winchevsky Centre

Pre-Seyder Zing! Zing! Zing! with UJPO’s monthly drop-in gathering of song. No singing experience required, so come on out and enjoy a little Yiddish, a bisl protest, and any songs you fancy and would like to add to our repertoire. The theme for this Zing! is freedom. So if you believe in justice and freedom, come sing-along with us. All are welcome!

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

Wednesday March 27, 2019 at Free Times Cafe

Spring into Zing! Zing! Zing! — UJPO’s monthly drop-in for people with a yen to vocalize in song. No singing experience required, so come on out and enjoy a little Yiddish, a bisl protest, and any songs you fancy and would like to add to our repertoire. All are welcome!

Hammam Farah and Elizabeth Tsurkov will discuss the current situation for Palestinians in Gaza, the activism of Palestinians, Israeli Jews, and internationals towards ending the illegal blockade, and the importance of solidarity.

Morris Winchevsky School's Purim Party

Sunday March 17, 2019

Join the Morris Winchevsky School and the United Jewish People's Order for a Purim Party. It will be a carnival of activities, including a Purim Shpil (play), holiday songs, crafts and games. Tasty homentashn and pizza will be served.

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

Wednesday February 27, 2019 at Free Times Cafe

Join UJPO’s zingers for the February edition 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

Wednesday January 30, 2019 at Free Times Cafe

Join us for the first edition of Zing! Zing! Zing! for 2019. UJPO’s casual monthly drop-in singing session, led by local fab musicians Rachel Sheinin and Hartley Weinberg of Broken Bagel Scene, is meeting at Free Times Cafe. Come on out and warm up with Yiddish tunes, protest songs, and any favourites you might like to bring along.

For Jews who support justice for Palestinians, how do we also recognize and address antisemitism? What is and what is not antisemitism in the context of working in solidarity with Palestinians?
 

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