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:

24 Jan

Monday 7:00pm

Solel’s Book Club

This time: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. Watch this space and your Shammas for more details.

1 Feb

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 March 1 and April 5

3 Feb

Thursday 8:00pm

Concert: The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus

Join us online for a night of singing classic unforgettable Yiddish songs led by the conductor of The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus in New York City.

Sponsored jointly by Solel and four other GTA congregations. For Zoom information check your Solel Shammas or contact the office.

16 Feb

Wednesday 7:30pm

Rabbi Sally Priesand: Reflections On My Life as a Rabbi

Join the Women of Solel for the first in a series of special presentations.

Rabbi Sally Priesand – the first woman ever ordained by the Reform Movement, in 1973 – celebrates 50 years of women in the Rabbinate. She will also introduce us to Rabbi Regina Jonas, the world’s first female Rabbi, who perished in 1944 in Auschwitz. A unique opportunity to hear a history-maker.

Presented by City Shul, the Women of Solel and other GTA congregations. Registration is required. Please see your Solel Shammas for the registration link or contact the Solel office.

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.