There’s always lots going on at Solel.

Here’s what’s coming up:

See Our Calendar

Note that the COVID-19 pandemic is still impacting many programs at Solel, but in-person worship has returned, with certain limitations. For the latest information see our COVID-19 Information page.

Our Shabbat and holiday worship services will continue to be live streamed.

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

23 Nov

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: Israel Isn’t Going Anywhere

Join us for a virtual discussion with Professor Paul Socken, based on an article he published in The Algemeier, on the Jews’ right of return to Israel as an indigenous people and the reason for the return after 2,000 years.

See your Shammas or contact the Solel office for the Zoom link.

27 Nov

Saturday 6:30pm

Solel Teens Pre-Hanukkah Celebration

Calling all Solel teens (grades 8-12)! Join us for Havdalah, pizza, cookie decorating and more! Bring your favourite board games. Please RSVP to Solel by November 25.

4 Dec

Saturday 4:00pm

Hanukkah Homecomming at Solel

Come home for Hanukkah to Solel! It’s time to celebrate in person again! All are welcome – adults and kids – for this celebration of the festival of lights. Gather with friends and make new friends. Enjoy donuts, hot chocolate, cider, and hot coffee and tea. We’ll have music, storytelling, and bring light in the darkness as we make Havdalah and light our big Hanukkah Menorah. We will gather for this all-weather outdoor event in the Solel parking lot.

Dress warmly; this event is outdoors!

Please RSVP by December 1 so that we have enough yummy Hanukkah food for everyone!

7 Dec

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn

The Trial of Leo Frank with Dr. Sylvia Solomon Join us by Zoom to learn more about the trial for the murder of Grace Hicks in 1913. Some say that perhaps no 20th century trial had more far-reaching effects on American society. Now, it is largely forgotten. In its day, it was on everyone’s lips from coast to coast and from quiet streets into the Oval Office. Come hear the story of this heinous trial and find out what lasting effect it has had.

See your Shammas or contact the Solel office for the Zoom link.

13 Dec

Monday 7:00pm

Solel’s Book Club

This time: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. “A heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism centered on a female forger who risks everything to help Jewish children escape Nazi-occupied Paris.”– PEOPLE magazine (A PEOPLE Best Books of Summer Pick!). Watch this space and your Shammas for more details.

19 Dec

Sunday 4:00pm

Professor Gil Troy: Why I Am a Zionist

Progressive Zionism in a Post-Zionist World. A special virtual presentation by many Toronto-area progressive synagogues, including Solel. Gil Troy’s recent book is the most comprehensive and authoritative description of Zionism in print. The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow, sheds light on the surprisingly diverse and shared visions for realizing Israel as a democratic Jewish state. Troy explores the backstories, dreams, and legacies of Jewish visionaries – including women and mizrachim – from the 1800s to today. What your Solel Shammas or call the Solel office for Zoom connection information.

4 Jan

Tuesday 12:00pm

The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity

Conversations with our Israeli friends – A cross-congregational reading group

Join Rabbi Audrey Pollack, Rabbi Larry Englander, and Arliene Botnick of Solel, and Rabbi Eli Levin from Darchei Noam in Ramat HaSharon for a cross-congregation reading group, discussing the book, “The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity” by Dr. Michah Goodman.

We will discuss each of the four sections of the book, which is available in both English and Hebrew from most major booksellers. In Dr. Micah Goodman’s newest book, he explores Israeli Judaism and the conflict between religion and secularism, one of the major causes of political polarization throughout the world. Presented jointly by Solel and Darchei Noam of Ramat HaSharon.

See the Shammas or contact the Solel office for Zoom link information. Further sessions will be held on February 1, March 1, and April 5

Special Virtual Events & Programs

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.

Adult Text Study: Haftarah portion of the week

Join Rabbi Pollack and your favourite Solelniks in an adult text study of the Haftarah portion of the week. Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas to get Zoom connection details.