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May 2019

Unpacking the Israeli Election NEW GEN Shabbat Dinner

May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Bloor and Ossington

international news is still buzzing from the outcome of the Israeli elections. We, as Jews in the Diaspora, feel the ripple effects of decision-making in Israel. And from such a distance, it can be hard to comprehend everything -- the growing divide between the political right and left in Israel, Trump's recent recognition of the Golan as Israeli land, and the pre-election bombing in Gaza and southern Israel. And now what looks like a 5th term for Netanyahu, amidst corruption…

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Toronto Jewish Film Festival: King Bibi

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Empress Walk, 5095 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6Z4 Canada
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King Bibi: The Life and Performances of Benjamin Netanyahu. Listed by The Washington Post as one of six great international films to anticipate. Using footage from countless TV appearances, Dan Shadur (Before the Revolution) meticulously charts Benjamin Netanyahu’s evolution from an awkward Israeli spokesperson in Washington to a polished, media-savvy individual with a politician’s instinct for garnering public support. A student of American public speaking guru Lilyan Wilder, Bibi’s public appearances reflect her teaching and shed light on his ascent to becoming Israel’s second-longest-serving…

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Israel Story: The Wall

May 13 @ 7:30 pm
Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2 Canada
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The Wall: A Look At The Barriers That Separate Us, And Those That Bring Us Together Everywhere we turn these days it seems "the wall" is staring back at us. Its power is magical - it both protects and alienates; keeps people in and out; and can - we have all seen - even bring mighty governments to a standstill. Israel, too, has its share of walls. There's the West Bank Barrier, of course, the Wailing Wall, and basically everything…

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2019 Study Tour

May 20 - May 27

Registration is Now Open! May 20-27, 2019 Join other like-minded liberal Canadians on a unique trip to Israel. Witness the work of Israeli social change organizations firsthand. Meet with activists, attorneys, and Knesset members working on Israel’s most pressing social issues. Space is limited and registration will remain open until the bus is full. If there is not enough interest, the tour will be cancelled and participants will receive a full refund for participation fees paid to New Israel Fund…

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June 2019

Toronto Jewish Film Society: Yossi and Jaggar

June 2 @ 1:00 pm
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2 Canada
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Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society A Co-Presentation with New Israel Fund of Canada, Congregation Shir Libeynu, UJA Emerging Communities, Consulate General of Israel in Toronto, MNJCC Israeli Connection & LGBTQ+ Initiative Yossi & Jaggar (Yossi ve Jager) Israel, 2002, Eytan Fox, director, 87 minutes In Yossi & Jagger, two IDF soldiers struggle to conceal their romance from their unit. Presented with Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol) Israel, 2012, Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon, directors In Summer Vacation, the tranquility of…

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July 2019

Naomi Chazan Fellowship Study Tour

July 14 - July 23
Naomi Chazan Fellowship study tour in the Old City of Jerusalem

Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are now CLOSED! The Naomi Chazan Fellowship is a year-long program that begins with a subsidized, ten-day study tour in Israel from July 14 – 23, 2019. Two dozen changemakers in their 20s and 30s from Canada, the UK, Australia, and the US join an immersive experience to explore social issues in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Fellows return home and work to engage Canadian Jewry on these issues, take part in leadership seminars, and…

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September 2019

9th Annual Shira Herzog Symposium

September 21
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