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Bernard Betel Centre - November e-Newsletter

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To view our November 2019 edition of What's On! clicHERE.
Upcoming Programs in November!
Holocaust Education Week
Join us for the HEW event 'Displaced Persons to Canadian Citizens' with speaker Jerry Scherer.

Wednesday, November 6
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

For more information, please contact Sharon Chodirker at 416-225-2112, ext. 124 or sharonc@betelcentre.org, or click HERE
North York Concert Orchestra, A chamber orchestra with 30 musicians.

Sunday, November 17
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$8 members
$10 non-members

For more information, please contact Lily Boltianski at
416-225-2112, ext. 103 or 

lilyb@betelcentre.org, or
click HERE.
Retirement Fair
Meet local agencies, service providers and retirement homes. Enjoy a trade show, seminars, and more!

Wednesday, November 27
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

For more information, please contact Maria Lindgren at
416-225-2112, ext. 130 or 

marial@betelcentre.org, or
click HERE.

High Holiday Community Luncheon

On Sunday, October 6, the Bernard Betel Centre hosted the third annual High Holiday Community Luncheon to celebrate the Jewish New Year and raise awareness about the day-to-day realities faced by vulnerable members of our community. The event was co-sponsored by CIJA and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. The Luncheon brought together elected officials, from both provincial and municipal governments, and local social service agencies, including Bernard Betel Centre, JIAS Toronto, Reena, Kehilla Residential Programme, Circle of Care, and Jewish Family and Child, to serve lunch to over 200 guests. Read more HERE.

Celebrating Yiddish Music - Annual Concert

Join us for Celebrating Yiddish Music in memory of Lou and Edith Stillman, featuring 'Two-Shekel Swing' bringing modern Klezmer music and Yiddish songs.

Sunday, November 3  •  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

For more information, please contact Lily Boltianski at lilyb@betelcentre.org
or 416-224-2112, ext. 103, or click HERE

Travel with the Bernard Betel Centre!

In 2020 we have some great trips planned!
South America Cruise  •  January 25 - February 10, 2020
Jewish New York  •  March 22 - March 27, 2020
Treasures of the Caucasus  •  June 7 - June 21, 2020

Click HERE for more information about each trip and other trips coming up including price, itinerary and more! Don't miss out! Register today!

To register contact Mark Adler at 416-225-2112, ext. 185 or 

Courses and Classes Starting in November!

Who Knew?
Monday, November 4 - November 18 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Cost: Free

Hebrew Lessons - Intermediate
Tuesday, November 5 - December 17 • 10:30 am - 11:30 am • Cost: Free

Boost Your Memory with Computer Games!
Thursday, November 21 - December 19 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • Cost: $40/$55

iPad - Intermediate
Friday, November 22 - December 20 • 9:30 am - 11:30 am • Cost: $40/$55

iPhone - Level 2
Friday, November 22 - December 20 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Cost: $40/$55

Stories of Us
Monday, November 25 - Thursday, November 28 • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm • Cost: Free

Click HERE to check out our Fall 2019 edition of The Monitor for
all upcoming programs. Don't miss out! Sign up now!
Betel says Goodbye to Rivka Campbell

Rivka Campbell, longtime Betel Computer Instructor, is leaving Betel at the end of October to take on the role of Executive Director at Congregation Beit Rayim in Thornhill. Although, we are sad to see her go, we are thrilled for her and her next phase of her life! Rivka was part of the Bernard Betel Centre volunteer team for 10 years as a dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer in the Computer Department. When the role of Instructor for the Beginners Computer class became available, Rivka took on the role and made the class her own. Read more HERE.

CONTEST - Rename 'The Monitor'!

Have you ever wondered why our program book is called The Monitor?
We are having a contest to rename The Monitor! The new name will be introduced in our Spring 2020 edition. Please submit your entries by email at feedback@betelcentre.org or in the box at the Information Desk or at Reception. Please include your name, phone number or email address, and suggestion for the new name. You can submit more than one entry. Our Executive Director, Gail Gould, will contact the lucky winner on February 18, A panel of Betel program staff will be the judges. Good luck and have fun!

Feature Volunteer - Norma Vale

Although she's a new face in the Library, Norma's first experience at Betel was facilitating a workshop on stress management in 2008. 11 years later, Norma returned ready to make a longer term volunteer commitment. Her timing was great as our Librarian at the time was retiring after 16 years of service and Norma was interested in taking on this volunteer role. Her love of reading and inquisitive nature brings a new dimension to the Library. Read more HERE.

Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series

Join us for a morning presentation followed by a delicious kosher lunch.
Presentation: 10:00 am – 11:30 am   Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Admission is free. No registration required. Drop in.

Sunday, November 24 • "Rogers and Hammerstein" with Speaker Harvey Skolnick

For more information about the Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series, please contact Maria Lindgren at 416-225-2112, ext. 130 or marial@betelcentre.org or click HERE.

Want to learn more about all the great programs and events we have coming up?
Check out our Fall 2019 editions of The Monitor, our quarterly program guide.

Want to look back at past Bernard Betel Centre E-Newsletters? Click HERE.

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