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Upcoming events

    • January 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • December 13, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch, Room A/B, 1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON

    • November 01, 2019
    • November 30, 2019
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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, 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, 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, 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
    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 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 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.

    • November 13, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • St. Matthew 's United Chruch 333 Crosby Ave, Rchmond Hill

    • November 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Revera Leaside Retirement Residence, 14 William Morgan Drive # 10. East York, ON. M4H 1E7

    North York/Toronto Breakfast TIPS meeting

    Date:  Tuesday November 19th, 2019

    Time: 8:30AM

    Location:  Revera Leaside Retirement Residence:  14 William Morgan Drive # 10. East York, ON. M4H 1E7


    (Visitors parking and street parking available in front of the building).   


    Jason Peddle:  Vulnerable Persons Coordinator at Toronto Police Service

    Jason Peddle is the Vulnerable Persons Coordinator at the Toronto Police Service. He will tell us about the scams and frauds that are particularly troubling for seniors.  Come and learn how to help keep our clients safe from scammers.    

    RSVP:  by November 12th to Renee Henriques (

    • November 26, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Memory and Company, 100 Renfrew Drive, Suite 110, Markham L3R 9R6

    Hello TIPS York Region!

    Please join us for York Region's Breakfast Meeting to be held at:

    Memory and Company

    100 Renfrew Drive, Suite 110,
    Markham, ON L3R 9R6


    Ashley Kwong

    by Thursday, November 21, 2019

    • November 27, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • St. Matthew's United Church 333 Crosby Avenue, Richmond Hill

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