UPCOMING JFI EVENTS
JFI Online: Choosing Up Fridays with Ilana Kendal
Jun 26, 11:00 AM – Aug 21, 12:00 PM
Zoom
A Weekly "Pre-Shabbat" Inspiration and Discussion with author Ilana Kendal and Ellie Bass on using a "Choosing Up" Paradigm to navigate these challenging times. Every Friday morning at 11am.
POP PARENTING!
Jul 23, 10:00 AM – Oct 29, 11:00 AM
Location is TBD
Join author and therapist Avrum Nadigel and Ellie Bass as they delve into their nerdy love for 80s and 90s teen films and use them to find deeper truths about parenting, families and how to guide our tweens and teens in today's world. Every Thursday morning at 10am on Zoom (register for links)
Mother Daughter Leadership Summer Toronto 2020 CoVid
Aug 03, 7:30 PM
Location is TBD
FOR THE BAT MITZVAH YEAR - GIRLS IN GRADES 5 AND 6 WITH THEIR MOMS. EXPERIENCING GROWTH, LEARNING AND FUN TOGETHER IN THIS SPECIAL TIME OF LIFE. 7 MONDAY NIGHTS AUGUST 3 - SEPT 14, 2020 FROM 7:30 - 9PM $250 PER MOTHER/DAUGHTER COUPLE OUTSIDE @ A PRIVATE HOME AND ONLINE
Mother Daughter Monthly MeetUps 2019/2020
Jul 19, 8:35 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Register for one or book in for them all! Register now for the best year of Mother Daughter Monthly MeetUps yet! Bring a guest or a friend! Sponsor an event in someone's name and make it even more meaningful!
JFI Online: Choosing Up Fridays with Ilana Kendal
Jun 26, 3:54 AM – 7:54 AM
Zoom
A Weekly "Pre-Shabbat" Inspiration and Discussion with author Ilana Kendal and Ellie Bass on using a "Choosing Up" Paradigm to navigate these challenging times. Every Friday morning at 11am.
Monday Night Zoom Cafe with Rabbi Chanan Gans
Jun 22, 8:30 PM – Jul 14, 9:00 PM
Zoom/3SK Cafe
Pour yourself a beer, wine, tea or coffee and curl up on your couch for a night of song, stories and inspiration with Rabbi Chanan Gans streaming like from their famous 3SK Cafe in Toronto.
Quiet The Noise - Zoom Meditation and Yoga Class
Jun 18, 8:00 PM
Zoom
Join Ellie Bass and Robyn Tousson-Segall for a Zoom meditation and yoga class for finding calm in the chaos.
Q and A Journal Workshop with Rachel Weinstein
Jun 16, 7:30 PM – Jun 23, 8:30 PM
Zoom
Download your free journal and join us for this 2 part journaling workshop with the author and executive coach Rachel Weinstein.
B'Tzelem Elokim "In the Image of God" with Andre Ivory
Jun 04, 8:00 PM
Zoom
Zoom conversation about race, religion and humanity based on the discussions and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King and Rabbi Abraham Heschel. Zoom session registration required.
JFI Family GooseChase Scavenger Hunt
Apr 26, 9:00 AM – Apr 28, 8:00 PM
www.myjfi.com/register
Starts Sunday April 26 at 9am - Win Pizza dinner! Have a ton of fun with the kids! All submissions done by photo and video! Winner announced on Apr. 29!
JFI Online: Learning at Home with Elise Fudim
Mar 26, 8:00 PM
Zoom ID 626 698 1980
A Q and A discussion with educator and special education specialist Elise Greenberg Fudim Thursday March 26th at 8 pm zoom id: 626 698 1980
Support the JFI
Mar 26, 7:00 AM – Jun 30, 11:00 AM
ONLINE
Donate and Help Us Keep Bringing You Great Content! We need you!
Limitless: An Evening of Inspiration for Women
Mar 24, 7:30 PM
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
Village Shul and JFI Purim Hamantasch Bake
Mar 08, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join us as we make hamantash for Purim! Recommended for kids 2-10. $5 per person.
ParentingU "Choosing Up" with Ilana Kendal
Feb 18, 7:30 PM
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
Join us for this powerful talk that flips the paradigm for how we live our lives and create our families and opens up Ilana Kendal's new book "Choosing Up" for all of us.
"Choosing Up" Book Launch with Ilana Kendal
Jan 19, 7:30 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join author Ilana Kendal as she launches her new book "Choosing Up" with a cocktail reception, talk and book signing.
Mother Daughter Monthly Meetups - Spa Night!
Jan 14, 7:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join us for a workshop where we are going to make soaps, lotions and bathbombs, and learn about self-care as a way to become changemakers in the world.
MOTHER DAUGHTER VS SPRING 2020
Jan 06, 6:30 PM – Feb 24, 8:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
For daughters in Grades 5,6 and 7 and their moms. This famous and unforgettable program will change how you think about being a Jewish woman and how to become a Bat Mitzvah.
Self Steps with Ellie Bass - 48 Ways to Wisdom
Dec 16, 2019, 8:00 AM – Jun 22, 2020, 9:30 PM
Zoom ID: 923 5011 5365 Email for password
Join our Monday morning class from 10-11:15am for a debate and discussion using Jewish wisdom and modern psychology.
3 Gifts of Your Jewish Experience with Elan Divon
Dec 10, 2019, 8:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
"The most successful people on the planet share a common journey that is remarkably similar to the Jewish journey and experience. In this presentation you will discover what this journey is, and learn how to leverage your Jewish experience towards greater professional success, personal fulfillment,
The Keys To Resilience with Dr. Lisa Aiken
Dec 08, 2019, 8:00 PM
Ulpanat Orot Girls School, 45 Canyon Av, North York, ON M3H 3S4, Canada
Dr. Lisa Aiken is a Clinical Psychologist, Author, International Speaker, Educator from Israel Emotional and Spiritual Coping Skills for Adults and Teens
2019 With Love Comes Worry - Understanding Worry and Anxiety in the Family
Nov 26, 2019, 8:00 PM
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
With Family Therapist and Author Avrum Nadigel, MSW
2019 How to Raise a Mensch with Nili Couzens
Nov 14, 2019, 7:00 PM
Location is TBD
The most important job you will ever have comes with no training, no handbook, no license. How do you know if you’re doing it right?? Parenting defined.
The Sunday Scene
Nov 03, 2019, 9:30 AM – Mar 01, 2020, 12:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Toys, crafts, friends, coffee and snacks. All the things you need to make it through the winter months with little ones in the GTA. For Jewish families with kids ages 1-6. Every Sunday Morning beginning November 3rd until Pesach $8 per child at the door $100 per child for the whole season
2019 JFI Shalom in the Sukkah at Shaarei Tefillah
Oct 16, 2019, 8:00 PM
Shaarei Tefillah, 3600 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6A 2C9, Canada
Drinks, nosh and a love Q and A with relationship expert Dr. Stephanie Bot moderated by Ellie Bass. A great night out for couples in the Sukkah!
2019 Setting Kids Up for Success with Elissa Kline-Beber at Netivot
Sep 16, 2019, 8:00 PM
18 Atkinson Ave, 18 Atkinson Ave, Thornhill, ON L4J 8C8, Canada
Join clinical social worker and Head of Student Wellness at The York School Elissa Kline-Beber for this important talk on how to get our kids and our family ready for a great year at school and beyond.
2019 Mother Daughter End of Year Dance Party with DJ Kings!
Jun 12, 2019, 7:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join us as we celebrate the end of our Mother Daughter 2018/2019 season with an all out dance party! Prizes, fun and so much more! $18 per person online or $20 at the door! For all ages and stages!
2019 RealTalk About RealLove with Dr. Stephanie Bot
Jun 04, 2019, 8:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join the JFI for this interview with therapist and relationships expert Dr Bot.
2019 JFI Village Shul Mother Daughter Meet Ups
May 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – Jun 25, 2019, 8:30 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
For girls ages 10-14 with their moms who want to have an adventure together each month! Tuesday nights once a month (Monday and Tuesday classes each month are the same topic/activity) 7-8:30pm $30 per Mother Daughter Couple per class or $150 for all 6 sessions!
2019 Parenting Young Kids Towards Resilience with Leanne Matlow - JFI and BEBY Present
May 15, 2019, 8:00 PM
Beth Emeth Synagogue, 100 Elder St, North York, ON M3H 5G7, Canada
A PRESENTATION AND Q & A WITH PARENTING EXPERT, THERAPIST AND AUTHOR LEANNE MATLOW WEDNESDAY MAY 15 AT 8PM AT BEBY 100 ELDER ST. TORONTO
2019 JFI GiveBackNow - Car Care Packs, Shoebox Project and Kim Smiley from The Empathy Effect
Mar 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join JFI GiveBackNow events and Kim Smiley from The Empathy Effect will at this JFI Mother Daughter Monthly Meetup as we pack Car Care packs, Shoeboxes and learn about giving back! For daughters 10-14 and their moms. $30 per mother daughter couple.
2019 Worry and Anxiety - Avrum Nadigel, MSW and The Resilient Family Series
Mar 19, 2019, 8:00 PM
51 York Downs Dr, 51 York Downs Dr, North York, ON M3H 1H7, Canada
Resilience is about being able to navigate challenge and change in a way that creates growth and health. AVRUM WILL SPEAK ABOUT WHAT TO DO ABOUT WORRY: HOW OUR ANXIETY GETS IN THE WAY OF BEING A HELPFUL GUIDE TO OUR CHILDREN AND HOW TO DEAL WITH OUR TEENS WORRIES AND ANXIETIES AND HOW TO HELP THEM.
2019 Purim Hamantaschen Bake at The Village Shul
Mar 17, 2019, 10:00 AM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join us for tons of fun for the little ones as we make Hamantaschen for Purim!
2019 Meaningful Date Night at Shaarei Tefillah
Mar 13, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6A 2C9, Canada
March 13 with Rabbi Rafi Lipner and Shira Lipner For any dating, engaged or married! $15 per person online or $20 at the door
2019 #SandwichGeneration - Caring for Our Aging Parents
Feb 20, 2019, 8:00 PM
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Avenue West, Vaughan, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
I'm. So. Excited. About. This. If you have older parents, and are starting to think or talk about some of the things that might come up, or if you are in the midst of navigating the health care system for your parents, or if you are an Bubbie or Zaidy and want to have more information
2019 World Perfect with Rabbi Ken Spiro
Jan 23, 2019, 8:00 PM
51 York Downs Dr, 51 York Downs Dr, North York, ON M3H 1H7, Canada
Join us for this famous presentation on the Jewish impact on world civilization.
2019 Why the Jews - The Rise of Anti-Semitism In Our Time with Rabbi Ken Spiro
Jan 22, 2019, 8:00 PM
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Avenue West, Vaughan, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
Join historian, author and expert Ken Spiro for this important talk on the roots of anti-semitism and why we are seeing it arise again in our time. For ages 14 and up. A partnership program with Aish Toronto, Hasbara, JInspire and the Aish Thornhill Community Shul
2019 The Resilient Family Part 2 with David Kaufman
Jan 15, 2019, 8:00 PM – Feb 12, 2019, 9:30 PM
51 York Downs Dr, 51 York Downs Dr, North York, ON M3H 1H7, Canada
Join us for three insightful, informative and important talks that help you build your own Resilient Family. Elissa Kline Beber, MSW is the Head of Student Wellness at The York School David Kaufman, Director of Outreach and Education at JACS Avrum Nadigel, MSW is an excellent therapist and author
2019 Thornhill Mother Daughter MeetUps!
Jan 13, 2019, 9:30 AM
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Avenue West, Vaughan, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
Sunday Mornings 9:30-11 Starting Jan 13 Aish Thornhill Community Shul 949 Clark Ave West $30 per Mother/Daugther Pair Per Class or $150 for all 6 sessions Hosted by Hadassah Hoffer and Ellie Bass
2018 The Rhythm of Relationships with Avrum Nadigel at Shaarei Tefillah
Dec 12, 2018, 8:00 PM
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6A 2C9, Canada
Join the JFI and Shaarei Tefillah for this mindbending talk on relationships with therapist and author Avrum Nadigel. For any dating, engaged or married!
2018 The Resilient Family
Dec 11, 2018, 8:00 PM
51 York Downs Dr, 51 York Downs Dr, North York, ON M3H 1H7, Canada
Join us for three insightful, informative and important talks that help you build your own Resilient Family. Elissa Kline Beber, MSW is the Head of Student Wellness at The York School David Kaufman, Director of Outreach and Education at JACS Avrum Nadigel, MSW is an excellent therapist and author
2018 GiveBackNow Hanukkah Project at The Village Shul
Nov 27, 2018, 6:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
SO MANY JEWISH FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN OUR CITY NEED YOUR HELP TO BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE HANUKKAH WITH THEIR CHILDREN. LET'S BRING THE LIGHT!
2018 The Elevation Workshops with Rav Doniel Katz
Nov 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – Nov 25, 2018, 5:00 PM
Location is TBD
Your Mind Can Do Extraordinary Things Master Classes in Jewish meditation, consciousness and connecting heart and mind. Rav Doniel’s open and compassionate teachings have been a catalyst for change in the lives of thousands of people worldwide.
2018 Self Steps Women's Classes (ongoing)
Nov 20, 2018, 10:00 AM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join these amazing groups of women as we use Jewish wisdom, psycology and science to unpack working on our selves, developing our characters and creating more functional and meaningful lives. Mondays at The Village Shul at 10am and 8:30pm
2018 MDLP Fall 2018 TUESDAYS
Oct 16, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
During this important time of life, this is a journey of learning, laughing, growth and connection. For girls going into grades 6 and 7 with their mothers. With activities and discussions about: Body Image,Gossip, Social Media, Challenge and Failure, What is a Jewish Woman, Tzedaka projects & more
Mother Daughter Leadership Program Fall 2018
Oct 15, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Our famous program returns! Experts, games, activities, social action discussions and more!
2018 JFI Torah High Shavuot Cheesecake Bake for Parents and Teens
May 15, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join us as we make cheesecake, schmooze and learn a bit about Shavuot!
2018 JFI GiveBackNow Shaarei Tefillah Chemo Comfort Bags
May 09, 2018, 7:00 PM
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6A 2C9, Canada
Join us with the Shaarei Tefillah Community as we collect donations and pack Chemo Comfort Bags for patients at Scarborough General Hospital. For all ages and stages.
2018 What's Your Story with Aryeh Pamensky
May 07, 2018, 8:00 PM
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Avenue West, Vaughan, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
WE ALL KNOW RABBI PAMENSKY FOR HIS INCREDIBLE MARRIAGE SEMINARS, TV INTERVIEWS AND GLOBAL TALKS. IN THIS WORKSHOP HE BRINGS HIS NEWEST INSIGHTS AND TOOLS FOR SELF DEVELOPMENT USING POWERFUL RESOURCES FROM JEWISH WISDOM AND PSYCHOLOGY. THIS WORKSHOP WILL CHANGE HOW YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
2018 It Takes More Than Love - A Women's Workshop
Apr 26, 2018, 8:00 PM
Location TBD
This six-week workshop will show you a radically different way of thinking about intimate relationships. Discover what's blocking you, and move beyond and toward more meaningful and lasting connection. For women who are single, in a relationship or married. Only 6 spots available
2018 Parenting Teens - Panel Discussion
Apr 10, 2018, 8:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
JFI Parenting U presents an expert panel with Avrum Nadigel, MSW, Elissa Kline-Beber and Leanne Matlow dealing with the hot topics, challenges and issues parenting teens today.
2018 GiveBackNow Passover Food Packing at Chasdei Kaduri
Mar 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank, 200 Viceroy Rd Unit 14, Concord, ON L4K 3N8, Canada
Only 30 spots! Join us as we pack food for people in need for Passover at Chasdei Kaduri!
2018 JFI Teen Mental Health Conference
Feb 11, 2018, 9:00 AM
TanenbaumCHAT, 200 Wilmington Ave, North York, ON M3H 5J8, Canada
Full day conference for teens and parents of teens with fascinating talks and sessions on all aspects of mental health issues, education and awareness.
2018 Meaningful Date Night - Would You Date You?
Feb 06, 2018, 8:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
An exploration of dating, relationships and self in this candid and important talk with relationship expert and therapist Dr. Stephanie Bot.
Mother Daughter Leadership Program - Spring 2018
Feb 05, 2018, 7:30 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
BODY IMAGE, GOSSIP, JEWISH VALUES AND MORE! JOIN MATTI AND ELLIE FOR THIS JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, FUN AND EMPOWERMENT FOR GIRLS GOING INTO GRADES 5,6 OR 7 AND THEIR MOMS SPRING SESSION: FEB 5 - APR 30 ONGOING MONDAY NIGHTS FROM 7:30 - 9PM $300 PER FAMILY LIMITED SPACES SO REGISTER EARLY
2018 Winter Weather GiveBackNow at Aish Thornhill
Jan 29, 2018, 7:00 PM
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Avenue West, Vaughan, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
Collect donations and the come and help us pack Car Care packages for the homeless in the GTA! Let's help Out of the Cold take care of our city's most vulnerable! For all ages!
2018 GiveBackNow January Village Shul
Jan 15, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
bring donations of: new socks and lip balm and lightly used or new hats and gloves soft kosher snacks hot pockets
2017 Reflective Relationships
Dec 13, 2017, 8:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
JFI Meaningful Date Night presents this interactive marriage workshop with mindfulness coach Modya Silver. Deepen the connection in your marriage.
2017 Israel Palestine for Critical Thinkers
Dec 07, 2017, 8:00 PM
The Yorkville Jewish Centre, 94 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H2, Canada
Join author, educator and host of the YouTube hit series "For Critical Thinkers" Richard Bass as we dish, discuss and delve into Israel. Ask the questions you've always wanted to ask and walk away thinking differently about how we think about Israel.
2017 ParentingU Stress to Strength with Ilana Rubenstien
Nov 26, 2017, 8:00 PM
The Aish Thornhill Community Shul, 949 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J 8G6, Canada
Join OT, author and educator Ilana Rubenstein as she gives parents of teens and tween the tools to help their kids build resilience and manage challenge both at home and at school. In partnership with NCSY, Torah High and the JFX
2017 ParentingU - Parenting is Risky Business with Tia Wintre
Nov 22, 2017, 8:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join JSport founder Tia Wintre as we discuss the research and real world implications of risky play, early specialization in sports, over-programming and more.
2017 GiveBackNow for Thank Israeli Soldiers
Nov 21, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2, Canada
Join our panel of former IDF soldiers as we hear their stories, and then we will be writing letters and collecting donations to send to soldiers serving in the IDF now.
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