PAST EVENTS FROM THIS YEAR, 2022
Alt Shabbes: Summer Film Night — The Jews of India
Friday, July 22, 2022
Come on out for an alternative Shabbes featuring a beautiful and well-researched film about the Jews of India, Learn about the different pockets of Jewish Indians and their long history there. After the film, we’ll be joined by the filmmaker, Vanessa Laufer, for a Q&A session. We’ll also light candles and share some challah with secular dedications.
Queer Yiddish Politics and Poetry: A Pride Conversation
with Irena Klepfisz and Zohar Weiman-Kelman
Sunday, July 10, 2022 @ 12pm EDT
Join the United Jewish People’s Order in celebrating Pride month with Irena Klepfisz and Zohar Weiman-Kelman! A one-hour intimate online event and
poetry reading bringing both poets and activists into conversation across time
and language about the politics of Yiddish and more. Grab a glass of wine or
coffee and settle in for a fun afternoon!
This event is co-sponsored with Independent Jewish Voices - Canada.
Adult Secular B’Mitzvah Ceremony
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The Adult Secular B’Mitzvah program at Winchevsky is a program for those who are 18 years old and up who are seeking a student-centred Jewish learning experience and to be part of a community of learners. Join us to honour and celebrate this year’s graduates as they present their projects.
MWS Youth Group Poetry Slam
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Join the Winchevsky Youth Group for an afternoon of exploring/writing/performing/slamming. There will be poetry, games, snacks, and friends in Dufferin Grove Park!
UJPO/MWS Annual Third Seyder
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Join the United Jewish People’s Order and the Morris Winchevsky School for our Third Seyder. Our theme this year is Tzedek tzedek tirdof! Justice, justice, we shall pursue! Yosher, yosher, zndqolst nokh-yogn! La djustisya, la djustisya, la persegiras! We will celebrate and honour communities of resistance and mutual aid with music and poetry and liberation stories. This year we are again online, but next year we hope to be in person.
For the Future Generations:
Seniors Confronting the Climate Crisis
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Join the United Jewish People’s Order in conversation with SCAN (Seniors for Climate Action Now). Come for an hour of learning, inspiration, and to discuss vital questions: How do we develop hope in confronting the climate emergency? How will the provincial election affect Canada's climate goals? And most importantly, how does the climate crisis particularly affect seniors and what can we do to build a better world?
Winchevsky Youth Group: Passover Paint Night
Thursday, March 24, 2022
What is on your Seyder plate? Join the Winchevsky Youth Group for an evening of pizza, paint, and Seyder plates. Create your own Seyder plate with images and symbols that hold meaning for you. Learn about queer Passover traditions, games and more!
MWS/UJPO Purim Party: Our Stories
Sunday, March 20, 2022
This year for Purim, the Morris Winchevsky Shule will be drawing on our diverse roots with an “Our Stories” theme, and we will be gathering in person. We encourage attendees to dress up as a favourite relative, whether from your own family or your chosen/collective family. We are also inviting all children to bring a photocopy of a family photo which will be made into an art project. And there will be the Purim Shpiel (story), interactive activities and games, special guests, pizza, Hamantashn, and you!
Rad Yiddish X UJPO: Yiddishist Living Library
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Rad Yiddish and the United Jewish People’s Order are collaborating in a “Yiddishist Living Library.” The evening will be based on the “Human Library” method where people are the live books and engage with others about Yiddishkeit and Yiddish histories and stories.
Alt Shabbes: Buenos Diyas — Ladino 101
Friday, March 4, 2022
Join the United Jewish People’s Order for the second part of our language series, this time focused on Ladino. It will be a light-hearted shabbes evening where we’ll learn some basic words, phrases and a bit of Sephardic history . We will share a secular shabbes blessing and eat challah in multiple languages!
Alt Shabbes: Sholem Aleichem — Yiddish 101
Friday, February 18, 2022
Join the United Jewish People’s Order for the first part of our language series, focused on Yiddish. It will be a light-hearted shabbes evening where we’ll learn some basic words, phrases and some Yiddish history . We will share a secular shabbes blessing and eat challah in multiple languages!
MWS Youth Group Alt Shabbes: Comic Book Making
Friday, February 4, 2022
Join the Morris Winchevsky School Youth Group for an online Welcome Back Alternative Shabbes. Light candles, have some virtual nosh, and put together a tale in comics that expresses stories you want to tell. For youth, aged 12-18 years old. Open and welcoming to people across culture, language, gender identity, sexual orientation and belief.
UJPO-Canada Annual General Meeting
Sunday, January 23, 2022
The Annual General Meeting for UJPO-Canada will take place online on Sunday,
January 23, 2022 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. The business meeting will be preceded by
a dynamic panel discussion on Yiddish and Yiddishkeit from 1:30-2:30. The panel will feature many UJPO community members discussing what Yiddish means to their lives.