There’s always lots going on at Solel.

Here’s what’s coming up:

See Our Calendar



20 Mar

Wednesday 5:30pm

Purim Service, Play & Party!

Be happy, it’s Adar! Get ready to celebrate the happiest holiday in the Jewish calendar!
Join us for our annual Purim dinner, party and service! The fun begins at 5:30pm with a carneval with pizza, hamentashen and games! Dinner and party will be followed by our special family Purim service and Purimshpiel. This year: Purim in Liverpool – the Megillah with the Music of the Beatles!
Wear your costumes and have a great time with your family and friends.


24 Mar

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Double Intrigue
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was shrouded in mystery, which later turned into a scandal in the scholarly world. And the interpretation of the scrolls continues to evoke controversy! We shall learn about these intrigues as we delve into the mysteries of the texts, to let them speak for themselves.
In particular:

  • Why did it take so long for the Dead Sea Scroll team to release the documents?
  • Who wrote the scrolls, and what was their expression of Judaism?
  • Who is Enoch and what’s he doing in the scrolls?
Then we’ll evaluate what they have to teach us about our own period of Jewish history. Presented by Solel’s Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Larry Englander. Session 1 of 5.


26 Mar

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: Separation and Divorce: What’s a Bubbe and Zadie to do?

Presented by our very own Solelnik, Janice May and her colleague Sylvia Pivko.
Social workers Janice May and Sylvia Pivko will explore the unique opportunity grandparents have in providing family support during a marital separation of their adult children. We will focus on the very special role grandparents can play in encouraging their grandchildren along with outlining strategies to address some of the common issues faced by all families during this process. Everyone has a role to play in supporting our community, so whether your family has been directly impacted or you want to respond more sensitively to friends in this situation, come join us.
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.


27 Mar

Wednesday 7:00pm

Women of Solel

To all Sisterhood & Women of Solel – we are having a special meeting to discuss the future of Sisterhood and the coming year. Please contact Jessica Fairley if you plan on attending.


31 Mar

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Double Intrigue
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was shrouded in mystery, which later turned into a scandal in the scholarly world. And the interpretation of the scrolls continues to evoke controversy! We shall learn about these intrigues as we delve into the mysteries of the texts, to let them speak for themselves.
In particular:

  • Why did it take so long for the Dead Sea Scroll team to release the documents?
  • Who wrote the scrolls, and what was their expression of Judaism?
  • Who is Enoch and what’s he doing in the scrolls?
Then we’ll evaluate what they have to teach us about our own period of Jewish history. Presented by Solel’s Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Larry Englander. Session 2 of 5.


6 Apr

Saturday 10:00am

Special Celebration Shabbat Service

Join us for Shabbat morning services as Rabbi Audrey Pollack receives her Honourary Doctorate of Divinity from Hebrew Union College in recognition of her 25 years in the Rabbinate. This special service will be led by our very own Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Lawrence Englander, and will be followed by a scrumptious oneg!



7 Apr

Sunday 10:00am

Dan Nichols in Concert at Solel!

Join us for this very special event!

Dan Nichols

Dan Nichols live in concert at Solel. Dan Nichols is the most dynamic, influential and beloved Jewish musicians in North America.
Dan has released 11 studio albums as a solo artist or with the Jewish rock band Eighteen bringing us songs like L’takein (The Na Na Song), B’tzelem Elohim, Kehillah Kedoshah, Chazak, Hoshia, and Sweet As Honey…

These works have become communal anthems throughout North America and we encourage you to stream or download Dan’s music (https://www.dannicholsmusic.com)
to get yourself ready for what is certain to be a great event.
Dan will be performing live at Solel on Sunday morning, April 7, 2019. Watch this space for more information!
Tickets for Solel members are only $18 per family, non-members $18 for adults, $10 for students and children.
Sponsorship: Additional donations are welcomed! Proceeds will provide financial assistance to URJ Camp George, child and youth programs and youth lounge refurbishment at Solel.
Call the Solel office at (905) 820-5915 to get your tickets or make a sponsorship donation!


15 Apr

Monday 7:00pm

Mitzvah Committee Film Night

Join the Mitzvah Committee in a viewing of the film: The Woman in Gold.
In this drama based on real life, the artwork, Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is a regal painting encrusted with gold leaf of Maria’s beloved Aunt Adele. Many consider it the Mona Lisa of Austria and, to some Austrians, keeping this magnificent work in the country is a matter of national honour.
Directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) from a screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell, starring Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren and Daniel Bruhl.
All are welcome, light refreshments will be served.


16 Apr

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: Breaking the French DNA

Presented by our very own Solelnik, Professor Leonard Rosmarin. Professor Rosmarin will be presenting his new book, Becoming a Francophile that evokes his half-century relationship with France, a country that can both entrance and infuriate. The book describes an exploration of French life and culture as well as a self-exploration through his close contact with the country.
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.



20 Apr

Saturday 6:15pm

Solel Community Seder

Solel’s Second Seder – Share Passover with the Whole Community!
Passover is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays, commemorating the story of the Hebrew slaves’ release from bondage. Join us on the second night of Passover when we gather as a community to tell the story of our exodus from Egypt, a celebration of freedom, not just for the Jewish people, but for everyone.

Pesach

Share our symbolic ritual foods, prayer and of course, eat! Bring your own wine (kosher for Passover only please) and CCAR Haggadahs, if you have them. You are welcome to bring your own Kiddush cups, candle sticks and matches too if you like, as well as a Seder plate. We’ll supply the ritual items for the Seder plate.

Meat and vegetarian options are available for dinner. For tickets please contact the Solel office no later than April 8! Special pricing for members. Guests and the broader community are welcome. Children aged 2 and under are free – but please register youngsters too so we can allow for seating.


27 Apr

Saturday 6:30pm

Mimouna!

Mimouna (me-moo-na) is a traditional North African Jewish celebration held the day after Passover – the start of spring and the return to eating chametz. It is really all about community – and FOOD!
Join us for fun, food, and a few surprises. Admission: bring a donation of food for the food bank.


28 Apr

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Double Intrigue
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was shrouded in mystery, which later turned into a scandal in the scholarly world. And the interpretation of the scrolls continues to evoke controversy! We shall learn about these intrigues as we delve into the mysteries of the texts, to let them speak for themselves.
In particular:

  • Why did it take so long for the Dead Sea Scroll team to release the documents?
  • Who wrote the scrolls, and what was their expression of Judaism?
  • Who is Enoch and what’s he doing in the scrolls?
Then we’ll evaluate what they have to teach us about our own period of Jewish history. Presented by Solel’s Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Larry Englander. Session 3 of 5.


5 May

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Double Intrigue
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was shrouded in mystery, which later turned into a scandal in the scholarly world. And the interpretation of the scrolls continues to evoke controversy! We shall learn about these intrigues as we delve into the mysteries of the texts, to let them speak for themselves.
In particular:

  • Why did it take so long for the Dead Sea Scroll team to release the documents?
  • Who wrote the scrolls, and what was their expression of Judaism?
  • Who is Enoch and what’s he doing in the scrolls?
Then we’ll evaluate what they have to teach us about our own period of Jewish history. Presented by Solel’s Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Larry Englander. Session 4 of 5.


12 May

Sunday 9:30am

Bet Midrash Solel

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Double Intrigue
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was shrouded in mystery, which later turned into a scandal in the scholarly world. And the interpretation of the scrolls continues to evoke controversy! We shall learn about these intrigues as we delve into the mysteries of the texts, to let them speak for themselves.
In particular:

  • Why did it take so long for the Dead Sea Scroll team to release the documents?
  • Who wrote the scrolls, and what was their expression of Judaism?
  • Who is Enoch and what’s he doing in the scrolls?
Then we’ll evaluate what they have to teach us about our own period of Jewish history. Presented by Solel’s Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Larry Englander. Session 5 of 5.