There’s always lots usually more going on at Solel.

Here’s what’s coming up:
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Note that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting most programs at Solel. For the latest information see our COVID-19 Information page.
At this time Solel’s building is closed.
Our Shabbat evening and morning services will continue via livestream only until further notice.

28 May

Thursday 8:00pm

Tikkun Leil Shavuot with a Special Guest Speaker

Join us as we stream our Shavuot service and are joined by our guest speaker Dianne Saxe. A former Solelnik, who as an an environmental lawyer has given many presentations about what we need to do to save our planet. As Shavuot celebrates both the giving of the 10 Commandments and the summer harvest, it is the perfect time for us to see what is happening in our world and to our world and what we can do to keep this world safe and healthy.
Join us at 8:00pm at solel.ca/live for this live streamed service.

3 Jun

Wednesday 2:00pm

Great Jewish Leaders in Medicine and Science – Session 1

After Lunch – Let’s Learn! Join us for a special series of presentations, led by our own Dr Faith Ellen from U of T, on great Jewish leaders in medicine and science. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom web conferencing so you can join us and ask questions (or just listen!) via computer or by phone.
Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

5 Jun

Friday 8:00pm

Erev Shabbat Service – Special Guest Speaker

Join us for live streamed Friday evening service when we will welcome guest speaker Yifat Bear Miller, Education shlicha for JNF Canada, who will bring Israel to us! She will speak on Women in the IDF: the history of women’s participation in the Israeli Defense Forces and the dilemmas of women’s military service in Israel.

10 Jun

Wednesday 2:00pm

Great Jewish Leaders in Medicine and Science – Session 2

After Lunch – Let’s Learn! Join us for a special series of presentations, led by our own Dr Faith Ellen from U of T, on great Jewish leaders in medicine and science. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom web conferencing so you can join us and ask questions (or just listen!) via computer or by phone.
Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

11 Jun

Thursday 7:30pm

After Dinner Film & Discussion Zoom Adult Learning Series

Join us for a series of short film and discussion sessions.
This week: Tateh, a short movie about the relationship between an Orthodox young man and his secular father.
Presented by Beit Ha’am Films as part of their Z-Talks Online Series and Lior Sagi Canada Regional Director of DDA-WZO-CZF. Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

11 Jun

Thursday 8:00pm

PRIDE INSIDE Where Pride Dwells

An Interfaith Discussion and Celebration of LGBTQ Spirituality with LGBTQ Leaders, co-sponsored by the CCAR and the Human Rights Campaign.
This event is an open dialogue about queer spirituality, with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faith leaders and LGBTQ activists about inclusion, compassion, challenges, sacredness, rituals, and the lived spiritual experience of the LGBTQ and non-binary communities. Rabbi Denise Eger, editor of the new book “Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells A Celebration of LGBTQ Jewish Life and Ritual,” will also share readings and insights from her groundbreaking new book. With Pride parades and events cancelled, we invite you to celebrate Pride with us. Register here: ccar.co/prideinside.

13 Jun

Saturday 10:00am

Shabbat Service – D’var Torah by Rabbi Emeritus Englander

At our Shabbat morning service, Solel’s Rabbi Emeritus, Larry Englander will deliver the D’var Torah. Join us on Solel TV at solel.ca/live.

14 Jun

Sunday 1:00pm

Solel & Darchei Noam Zoom Gathering

Solelniks and members of our sister congregation, Darchei Noam of Ramat Hasharon in Israel will be meeting on Zoom.
Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

17 Jun

Wednesday 2:00pm

Great Jewish Leaders in Medicine and Science – Session 3

After Lunch – Let’s Learn! Join us for a special series of presentations, led by our own Dr Faith Ellen from U of T, on great Jewish leaders in medicine and science. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom web conferencing so you can join us and ask questions (or just listen!) via computer or by phone.
Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

18 Jun

Thursday 7:30pm

After Dinner Film & Discussion Zoom Adult Learning Series

Join us for a series of short film and discussion sessions.
This week: Blessed – followed by a short discussion.
Presented by Beit Ha’am Films as part of their Z-Talks Online Series and Lior Sagi Canada Regional Director of DDA-WZO-CZF. Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

22 Jun

Monday 7:00pm

Solel Annual General Meeting (via Zoom)

The Annual General Meeting of Solel’s membership, postponed from May 4, will be held on June 22 via Zoom web conference. Members will be receiving information well in advance of the meeting including Zoom conference access details for participation via web conference and telephone. Please plan on joining us a few minutes early to ensure that you can connect. Help will be available if you’re having a problem connecting either via computer or via telephone.

23 Jun

Tuesday 3:00pm

Antisemitism as a Form of Hate – Seminar Sponsored by URJ

Presented by Kenneth S. Stern, director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate. This webinar is sponsored by CCAR Small Congregations, exclusively for URJ Small Congregations.
Mr. Stern was the lead drafter of the “working definition” of antisemitism now adopted by the U.S. Department of State. He was also an integral part of the defense team in the historic London Holocaust denial case of David Irving vs. Deborah Lipstadt.
Participants are required to register in advance for this webinar. Contact the Solel Office for Zoom meeting details.

24 Jun

Wednesday 2:00pm

Great Jewish Leaders in Medicine and Science – Session 4

After Lunch – Let’s Learn! Join us for a special series of presentations, led by our own Dr Faith Ellen from U of T, on great Jewish leaders in medicine and science. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom web conferencing so you can join us and ask questions (or just listen!) via computer or by phone.
Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

9 Jul

Thursday 7:30pm

After Dinner Film & Discussion Zoom Adult Learning Series

Join us for a series of short film and discussion sessions.
This week: Barriers – about the challenges of soldiers guarding the crossing from Israel to the disputed territory.
Presented by Beit Ha’am Films as part of their Z-Talks Online Series and Lior Sagi Canada Regional Director of DDA-WZO-CZF. Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

23 Jul

Thursday 7:30pm

After Dinner Film & Discussion Zoom Adult Learning Series

Join us for a series of short film and discussion sessions.
This week: Pinchas – followed by a short discussion.
Presented by Beit Ha’am Films as part of their Z-Talks Online Series and Lior Sagi Canada Regional Director of DDA-WZO-CZF. Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

Special Virtual Events & Programs
During the building closure, Solel will be running some special events and programs via Zoom video conferencing. Here are some of the things you can join in online with your Solel family:

 

Bet Sefer Solel Sing-a-Long

Every Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm in Solel’s Zoom lounge.
Join us for a half hour of singing with our own Bet Sefer Solel music leader, Ron Miller. Fun for the whole family, especially Bet Sefer students in the junior grades.
Contact the Solel office to get Zoom connection details.

 

Solel Lunch Break

Every Thursday at 12:00 noon in Solel’s Zoom Room.
Have lunch with Rabbi Pollack as we discuss current events and enjoy each other’s virtual company.
Contact the Solel office to get Zoom connection details.