There’s always lots going on at Solel.

Here’s what’s coming up:

See Our Calendar

10 Jan

Wednesday 7:30pm

Adult Education: Doing Jewish

Our fascinating adult education course led by our Director of Education, Arliene Botnick. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism.
This week: Session 1 – Brit Milah & Brit Nerot
Please contact the Solel office to register. There is a fee of $10 per session for non-members. Each week’s study is an independent unit and you can come for one or any number of sessions.


14 Jan

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel – Led by Rabbi Lawrence Englander

Session 1 of 6: The Mishnah – Gateway to the Oral Torah.
The Mishnah opens a gate into the world of the ancient Rabbis as they laid the foundation for Jewish life that continues to influence us today. This year we will study Seder Mo’ed, which deals with Shabbat and the Festivals. Where do the festivals come from? How and why do we celebrate them? Texts will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Held at Bet Sefer Solel, 5180 Fallingbrook Drive, Mississauga.


14 Jan

Sunday 9:45am

Jewish Spiritual Parenting Discussion Class

Join us for a Jewish spiritual parenting discussion class, led by Rabbi Audrey Pollack, beginning in January for 5 weeks at Bet Sefer Solel. The class will use the book Jewish Spiritual Parenting by Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Michelle November. Participating parents will enjoy coffee and adult conversation about how to find spirituality and meaning in both the wonderful and the mundane moments of parenting, and how Jewish values can guide parenting.

Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Jewish spirituality is a matter of seeing the holy in the everyday, and invites us to wake up and open our eyes to the holy things happening all around us every day. Being spiritual means living a life that is connected more deeply to everything else, being grateful and compassionate, and opening our eyes to the blessings around us.

Parenting is a process of intentionally acting to nurture and raise children with a certain set of values and perspectives on life.

Thus, Jewish spiritual parenting is about intentionally acting so that our children and families embrace a connection, infused with Jewish values, that nurtures their sense of peace and wholeness.

The classes will meet on five select Sunday mornings in January and February. They take place at Bet Sefer Solel from 9:45 to 10:45. Books are available from Amazon or Indigo: Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness by Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes and Michelle November MSSW.

Contact Rabbi Pollack to RSVP or for more information.


17 Jan

Wednesday 7:30pm

Adult Education: Doing Jewish

Our fascinating adult education course led by our Director of Education, Arliene Botnick. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism.
This week: Session 2 – Consecration, Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Confirmation
Please contact the Solel office to register. There is a fee of $10 per session for non-members. Each week’s study is an independent unit and you can come for one or any number of sessions.


19 Jan

Friday 8:00pm

Erev Shabbat Service and Special Guest Speaker

Our very own Rabbi Emeritus Larry Englander will be joining us for our regular Erev Shabbat service and will speak about his new book The Fragile Dialogue:
New Voices in Liberal Zionism
co-edited with Rabbi Stanley Davids.


21 Jan

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel – Led by Rabbi Lawrence Englander

Session 2 of 6: The Mishnah – Gateway to the Oral Torah.
The Mishnah opens a gate into the world of the ancient Rabbis as they laid the foundation for Jewish life that continues to influence us today. This year we will study Seder Mo’ed, which deals with Shabbat and the Festivals. Where do the festivals come from? How and why do we celebrate them? Texts will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Held at Bet Sefer Solel, 5180 Fallingbrook Drive, Mississauga.


21 Jan

Sunday 9:45am

Jewish Spiritual Parenting Discussion Class

Join us for a Jewish spiritual parenting discussion class, led by Rabbi Audrey Pollack, beginning in January for 5 weeks at Bet Sefer Solel. The class will use the book Jewish Spiritual Parenting by Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Michelle November. Participating parents will enjoy coffee and adult conversation about how to find spirituality and meaning in both the wonderful and the mundane moments of parenting, and how Jewish values can guide parenting.

Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Jewish spirituality is a matter of seeing the holy in the everyday, and invites us to wake up and open our eyes to the holy things happening all around us every day. Being spiritual means living a life that is connected more deeply to everything else, being grateful and compassionate, and opening our eyes to the blessings around us.

Parenting is a process of intentionally acting to nurture and raise children with a certain set of values and perspectives on life.

Thus, Jewish spiritual parenting is about intentionally acting so that our children and families embrace a connection, infused with Jewish values, that nurtures their sense of peace and wholeness.

The classes will meet on five select Sunday mornings in January and February. They take place at Bet Sefer Solel from 9:45 to 10:45. Books are available from Amazon or Indigo: Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness by Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes and Michelle November MSSW.

Contact Rabbi Pollack to RSVP or for more information.


21 Jan

Sunday 7:00pm

Al Jolson Documentary – And Deli Night!

Join us for Solel’s second annual Deli Night dinner with a special guest.
We’ll have a full deli dinner and watch a screening of the documentary: ASA, The Magnificent Minstrel and have a
chance to discuss the film with it’s maker: Dr. Larry Gaum.
Dinner is only $25 per person. Proceeds to support Solel’s Camp George Scholarship Fund. Call the Solel office to register for dinner.

ASA, The Magnificent Minstrel This documentary contains the real story of the greatest entertainer in the world, Al Jolson.

The son of a Rabbi, Jolson emigrated from Lithuania to the U.S.A. when he was 8 years old. Jolson became one of the biggest stars on Broadway and was the leading male star in the first “talkies”.

This documentary, written, produced and narrated by Dr. Larry Gaum, portrays Jolson’s real life story, including his four wives, entertaining the troops during all of the wars involving the U.S.A. and the Paramount movies chronicling Jolson’s life.

Come and enjoy, listen and watch once again, the music and songs that the greatest entertainer, Al Jolson, performed many years ago. You’ll want to tap your feet and sing along as well!


23 Jan

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: The Golden Age of Israeli Song: Part 1

Presented by Rabbi Pollack. Join Rabbi Pollack as we view videos and listen to songs that tell the story of Israel – songs about the land, songs of love, songs from the Tanach, songs of war and peace. We will learn about some of the great singers and composers – Arik Einstein, Naomi Shemer, and others and learn how the Israeli army influenced the cultural development of Israel music. We will discover how the music of Israel influenced the music of North American synagogues. We will see and hear many of these singers and their songs with vintage video and audio clips, and we will sing the songs, some familiar, others new to us, from the repertoire of our synagogue prayers and our NFTY youth movement.
Part 1: We will explore how the music of Israel influenced the North American synagogue.
Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a great opportunity to share a meal and learn together. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.


24 Jan

Wednesday 7:30pm

Adult Education: Doing Jewish

Our fascinating adult education course led by our Director of Education, Arliene Botnick. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism.
This week: Session 3 – Marriage & Divorce
Please contact the Solel office to register. There is a fee of $10 per session for non-members. Each week’s study is an independent unit and you can come for one or any number of sessions.


26 Jan

Friday 5:45pm

Kuddle Up Shabbat

Join us as we welcome Shabbat with a kid-friendly dinner followed by a short, musical service that’s just perfect for families with young children. There are crafts, songs, story time with our Rabbi and a chance to be with your extended Jewish family in a very relaxed, playful atmosphere. It’s great for parents and kids and bubbies and zaidies too! Dinner and fun starts at 5:45pm. Family service starts at 7:00pm.
A salad or dairy dessert is appreciated, as is a call to the office to let us know you’re coming so we’re sure to have enough food for everyone. Pasta main course is provided for a nominal fee at the door.


28 Jan

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel – Led by Rabbi Lawrence Englander

Session 3 of 6: The Mishnah – Gateway to the Oral Torah.
The Mishnah opens a gate into the world of the ancient Rabbis as they laid the foundation for Jewish life that continues to influence us today. This year we will study Seder Mo’ed, which deals with Shabbat and the Festivals. Where do the festivals come from? How and why do we celebrate them? Texts will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Held at Bet Sefer Solel, 5180 Fallingbrook Drive, Mississauga.


28 Jan

Sunday 9:45am

Jewish Spiritual Parenting Discussion Class

Join us for a Jewish spiritual parenting discussion class, led by Rabbi Audrey Pollack, beginning in January for 5 weeks at Bet Sefer Solel. The class will use the book Jewish Spiritual Parenting by Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Michelle November. Participating parents will enjoy coffee and adult conversation about how to find spirituality and meaning in both the wonderful and the mundane moments of parenting, and how Jewish values can guide parenting.

Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Jewish spirituality is a matter of seeing the holy in the everyday, and invites us to wake up and open our eyes to the holy things happening all around us every day. Being spiritual means living a life that is connected more deeply to everything else, being grateful and compassionate, and opening our eyes to the blessings around us.

Parenting is a process of intentionally acting to nurture and raise children with a certain set of values and perspectives on life.

Thus, Jewish spiritual parenting is about intentionally acting so that our children and families embrace a connection, infused with Jewish values, that nurtures their sense of peace and wholeness.

The classes will meet on five select Sunday mornings in January and February. They take place at Bet Sefer Solel from 9:45 to 10:45. Books are available from Amazon or Indigo: Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness by Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes and Michelle November MSSW.

Contact Rabbi Pollack to RSVP or for more information.


31 Jan

Wednesday 7:30pm

Adult Education: Doing Jewish

Our fascinating adult education course led by our Director of Education, Arliene Botnick. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism.
This week: Session 4 – Death & Mourning
Please contact the Solel office to register. There is a fee of $10 per session for non-members. Each week’s study is an independent unit and you can come for one or any number of sessions.


4 Feb

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel – Led by Rabbi Lawrence Englander

Session 4 of 6: The Mishnah – Gateway to the Oral Torah.
The Mishnah opens a gate into the world of the ancient Rabbis as they laid the foundation for Jewish life that continues to influence us today. This year we will study Seder Mo’ed, which deals with Shabbat and the Festivals. Where do the festivals come from? How and why do we celebrate them? Texts will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Held at Bet Sefer Solel, 5180 Fallingbrook Drive, Mississauga.


7 Feb

Wednesday 7:30pm

Adult Education: Doing Jewish

Our fascinating adult education course led by our Director of Education, Arliene Botnick. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism.
This week: Session 5 – Jewish Lifecycles – The Connecting Thread
Please contact the Solel office to register. There is a fee of $10 per session for non-members. Each week’s study is an independent unit and you can come for one or any number of sessions.


11 Feb

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel – Led by Rabbi Lawrence Englander

Session 5 of 6: The Mishnah – Gateway to the Oral Torah.
The Mishnah opens a gate into the world of the ancient Rabbis as they laid the foundation for Jewish life that continues to influence us today. This year we will study Seder Mo’ed, which deals with Shabbat and the Festivals. Where do the festivals come from? How and why do we celebrate them? Texts will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Held at Bet Sefer Solel, 5180 Fallingbrook Drive, Mississauga.


11 Feb

Sunday 9:45am

Jewish Spiritual Parenting Discussion Class

Join us for a Jewish spiritual parenting discussion class, led by Rabbi Audrey Pollack, beginning in January for 5 weeks at Bet Sefer Solel. The class will use the book Jewish Spiritual Parenting by Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Michelle November. Participating parents will enjoy coffee and adult conversation about how to find spirituality and meaning in both the wonderful and the mundane moments of parenting, and how Jewish values can guide parenting.

Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Jewish spirituality is a matter of seeing the holy in the everyday, and invites us to wake up and open our eyes to the holy things happening all around us every day. Being spiritual means living a life that is connected more deeply to everything else, being grateful and compassionate, and opening our eyes to the blessings around us.

Parenting is a process of intentionally acting to nurture and raise children with a certain set of values and perspectives on life.

Thus, Jewish spiritual parenting is about intentionally acting so that our children and families embrace a connection, infused with Jewish values, that nurtures their sense of peace and wholeness.

The classes will meet on five select Sunday mornings in January and February. They take place at Bet Sefer Solel from 9:45 to 10:45. Books are available from Amazon or Indigo: Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness by Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes and Michelle November MSSW.

Contact Rabbi Pollack to RSVP or for more information.


23 Feb

Friday 8:00pm

Invite Your Neighbour Service

You’re invited! – And please bring a friend!

Welcome, everyone!

Please join us for this very special Sabbath service. This is Solel’s way of rejoicing in our multi-faith community by sharing our traditions with you. Welcome the Sabbath with us and share in the joy of the holiest day of the week.

After the service, please join us for a social get-together over coffee and desserts. There will be ample opportunity to share thoughts and to answer any questions you may have. We will be honoured to have you as our guests on this special Sabbath. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Solel office.


25 Feb

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel – Led by Rabbi Lawrence Englander

Session 6 of 6: The Mishnah – Gateway to the Oral Torah.
The Mishnah opens a gate into the world of the ancient Rabbis as they laid the foundation for Jewish life that continues to influence us today. This year we will study Seder Mo’ed, which deals with Shabbat and the Festivals. Where do the festivals come from? How and why do we celebrate them? Texts will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Held at Bet Sefer Solel, 5180 Fallingbrook Drive, Mississauga.


25 Feb

Sunday 9:45am

Jewish Spiritual Parenting Discussion Class

Join us for a Jewish spiritual parenting discussion class, led by Rabbi Audrey Pollack, beginning in January for 5 weeks at Bet Sefer Solel. The class will use the book Jewish Spiritual Parenting by Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Michelle November. Participating parents will enjoy coffee and adult conversation about how to find spirituality and meaning in both the wonderful and the mundane moments of parenting, and how Jewish values can guide parenting.

Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Jewish spirituality is a matter of seeing the holy in the everyday, and invites us to wake up and open our eyes to the holy things happening all around us every day. Being spiritual means living a life that is connected more deeply to everything else, being grateful and compassionate, and opening our eyes to the blessings around us.

Parenting is a process of intentionally acting to nurture and raise children with a certain set of values and perspectives on life.

Thus, Jewish spiritual parenting is about intentionally acting so that our children and families embrace a connection, infused with Jewish values, that nurtures their sense of peace and wholeness.

The classes will meet on five select Sunday mornings in January and February. They take place at Bet Sefer Solel from 9:45 to 10:45. Books are available from Amazon or Indigo: Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness by Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes and Michelle November MSSW.

Contact Rabbi Pollack to RSVP or for more information.


27 Feb

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: The Golden Age of Israeli Song: Part 2

Presented by Rabbi Pollack. Join Rabbi Pollack as we view videos and listen to songs that tell the story of Israel – songs about the land, songs of love, songs from the Tanach, songs of war and peace. We will learn about some of the great singers and composers – Arik Einstein, Naomi Shemer, and others and learn how the Israeli army influenced the cultural development of Israel music. We will discover how the music of Israel influenced the music of North American synagogues. We will see and hear many of these singers and their songs with vintage video and audio clips, and we will sing the songs, some familiar, others new to us, from the repertoire of our synagogue prayers and our NFTY youth movement.
Part 2: We will explore the cross cultural development of popular music in Israel and North American Judaism.
Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a great opportunity to share a meal and learn together. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.