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The Passing of Former Mayor Hazel McCallion

by John Lewsen, January 31, 2023

In her tribute to Rabbi Englander on his retirement from Solel in May 2014, Mayor Hazel McCallion commented that she “had the privilege of knowing Rabbi Englander and his wife…

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Arliene’s Distinguished Educator Award

by John Lewsen, January 1, 2023

“And these words that I command you today shall be upon your heart. You are to teach them to your children and you are to discuss them, ….” – Deuteronomy…

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Looking Forward to the Next Three Months at Solel

by John Lewsen, November 30, 2022

Over the past few months, I have felt a wonderful sense of reconnection as more members have become comfortable attending services in the sanctuary. Our special services, events and celebrations…

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Doing Jewish Art in the GTA

by John Lewsen, October 31, 2022

During the summer, with a couple of hours to spare between appointments, I dropped into the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). I went without any specific exhibit in mind, and…

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