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:

12 Jan

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Virtual Tour of Israel

Presented by Yifat Bear Miller, our JNF Shlicha. Learn about many places of interest in Israel, the beauty of the land, the many different biblical sites and inhabitants.
Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas for the Zoom meeting link information.

18 Jan

Monday 7:30pm

Arliene’s (Virtual) Book Club

This session: The Golem and the Jinni – A novel by Helene Wecker. It’s a fascinating tale weaving “strands of folk mythology, historical fiction, and magical fable” in a story that you will not forget! We will meet the Jinni, Ahmad and the Golem, Chava and I guarantee that their lives, their fates (even though neither is human) will move you and will haunt you!.
Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas for the Zoom meeting link information.

24 Jan

Sunday 11:00am

Rabbi Englander’s Adult Study Course for 2021

Beginning January 24 and continuing for six Sundays, join Solel’s own Rabbi Emeritus Larry Englander for an adult study from 11:00am to 12:25pm each week. Rabbi Englander’s topic will be: Israeli Culture Through the Arts. In addition to being the Jewish State, Israel has also produced a lively culture of its own. Yossi Klein-Halevy has said that “to understand Israel, you have to listen to its soundtrack.”
Participants will listen to some contemporary Israeli singers and songwriters and read some fascinating Israeli poetry and literature. English translation will be provided. This course will provide a window into Israeli cultural life and will draw us even closer to Israel’s land and people!
Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas for the Zoom meeting link information.

24 Jan

Sunday 7:30pm

No Silence on Race – Ethiopian Jewry, Our Past & Present

Featuring Yoni Belete, a proud member of the Ethiopian Jewish community. Yoni is passionate about highlighting the diversity that exists throughout the Jewish diaspora. He has presented on the history of Ethiopian Jewry at many synagogues and Jewish organizations. Join us for this informative session, presented jointly with Shaarei-Beth El Congregation of Halton.
Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas for the Zoom meeting link information.

28 Jan

Thursday (time TBD)

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat with Congregations Across Canada

Celebrate the new year of the trees with Jews across Canada. Presented by the World Zionist Organization (WZO).
Watch this space and your Solel Shammas for more information to come.

1 Mar

Monday 7:30pm

Arliene’s (Virtual) Book Club

This session: Pound On!! From the Glass Slipper to the Glass Ceiling – by former Solelnik Robbin Rothenberg. Pound On!! is a collection of stories of trailblazing Alpha Women. In an era when the significance of female roles in the workplace is being brought to the forefront more than ever, Rotenberg defines the ultimate Alpha Woman and offers a roadmap for readers on how to become one. Says Rotenberg: “The work is meant to inspire, motivate and educate the next generation of Alpha Women as they climb the walls to the glass ceiling and Pound On!! to take a seat at the table once and for all.” The author will lead this session of Arliene’s Book Club herself. Presented in association with the Women of Solel.
Those who wish to order the book at the significantly discounted price of $18.00 should contact Jayne Temple by January 12 in order to allow time for shipping and time to read the book!
Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas for the Zoom meeting link information.

20 Apr

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Am I Jewish in the Eyes of the Chief Rabbinate?

A look into non-Orthodox conversion and Aliyah. Presented by non-other than Anat Hoffman of the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC). Be sure to join us for this special educational opportunity.
Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas 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 or check your Solel Shammas to get Zoom connection details.

 

“Spirituality, Healing and Wholiness: Rabbinic Textual Responses to Being Human”

Adult text study with Rabbi Pollack. This class will look at midrashic responses to what it means to be human. How does Judaism understand soul searching, the need for spiritual connection and how we face issues of illness and personal crisis. We will study texts on the soul, the body, and human relationships in order to discover our own sense of spiritual wholiness.
Last 2 Sessions: Sunday January 10 and January 17 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas to get Zoom connection details.