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.

Join us for these virtual events sponsored by Solel and by affiliated organizations:

27 Oct

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Threats and Challenges to Israel’s Democracy

Presented by none other than Anat Hoffman of IRAC
Presented by Solel and the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC). Solel is proud to welcome prominent social action activist Anat Hofman via Zoom to present this informative webinar.
In recent years, authoritarian regimes have been gaining strength around the world, mostly following financial and social crises. Although Israel has managed to keep its democracy intact, we must remain aware and be vocal about its violations. Attacks on the courts, especially Israel’s Supreme Court, have increased. There are also more and more attacks – from the highest government offices – against Israeli journalists and even against the Attorney General’s office, and other safeguards of democracy.
During this webinar, we will scrutinize the different threats and challenges to Israel’s democracy. One of them, the Supreme Court Override Bill, could remove all power from the Supreme Court. While the Knesset is not fully functional, this can open a Pandora’s Box for extremist behaviours and indoctrination. It’s important to understand where seemingly harmless actions can lead and what we can do about them.
Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

6 Nov

Friday 8:00pm

Erev Shabbat – Kristallnacht Commemoration & Guest Speaker

During our Erev Shabbat service on Friday, November 6, we will be commemorating Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass and we will be welcoming a special guest in conversation with Rabbi Pollack. Dr. Uma Kumar is a lecturer with the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia, where she teaches a course on literary representations of the Holocaust. Join us as we welcome Shabbat and learn from Dr. Kumar.

17 Nov

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Growing Up Jewish on Cape Breton Island

Join us as Solel’s President, Roz Allen, shares her memories of growing up Jewish in Cape Breton, its challenges, its rewards, and her father’s important role in the Jewish community there.
Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

15 Dec

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Uniquely Jewish Responses to COVID-19

Presented by Solel’s Rabbi Emeritus, Larry Englander. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is a universal phenomenon, we have uniquely Jewish ways to respond to it, both from our historical experience and our Jewish outlook on life. We’ll listen to music and poetry, from Israel and North America, to give us reassurance and a chuckle or two!
Contact the Solel office for the Zoom meeting link information.

12 Jan

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Virtual Tour of Israel

Presented by Yifat Bear Miller. Learn about many places of interest in Israel, the beauty of the land, the many different biblical sites and inhabitants.
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:

 

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.