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City Shul and Jews of Colour - Canada present:



NEW DATE - Tuesday April 24 from 6:30 to 8 pm. City Shul at BSU in McClure Hall.

Join us for an exclusive demo and talk by African American-Jewish culinary historian/Author of the NEW BOOK: THE COOKING GENE (HarperCollins, 2017) Writers are buzzing about The Cooking Gene. Twitty uses the book to explore his own African-American heritage and the nuances of Southern cuisine by taking readers way back—to places like farms, fields and Civil War battlefields. The book won "Best of Cookbooks" 2017 and Twitty absolutely redefines "Jewish food" by also using food as a chance to talk about painful realities of race, class, privilege and history.

There will be books available for purchase.

Tickets are $36/ adult and $18 for 18 yrs and under. Purchase tickets here.

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Downtown’s Reform Synagogue

Downtown. Spiritual. Community. Creative.
Welcoming. Warm. Intellectual. Musical. Inclusive. Finally!

These are the words we use to describe ourselves,
and the words others use to describe us.

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Our Saturday morning services meet at 10 am. Our Friday night services are once a month at 6:30 pm. We meet at 300 Bloor Street West. However we do not meet weekly and have some exceptions. Please check our Service schedule.

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Michael Rumack Z"L






On Saturday night March 24, the Jewish community lost a great teacher, chazzan, and friend when Michael Rumack - known affectionately at City Shul as "Cantor Michael" - passed away. As a small and close-knit community who sang with him, learned from him, were tutored by him, warmly embraced him and were warmly embraced by him as part of our Shul and School life, we all feel this loss deeply. Michael was a consummate teacher of Yiddishkeit - Jewish values, culture and religion - and Menschlichkeit - kindness, compassion and decency.

We gathered for a City Shul memorial on Wednesday April 4 at 6 pm at BSU. There was music, tributes from our School and Shul, light Passover snacks, and a chance for communal reflection and sharing.  

Many people have asked how to honour Michael's memory and his special relationship with City Shul through tzedakah. You can click here for donations in his memory which will be used for the educational goals Michael so deeply supported at City Shul School. When you click the pull-down menu please choose "In Memory of Michael Rumack." Tribute cards will be sent to his family acknowledging your donation.

May we always treasure the memory of our time with "Cantor Michael", and may we be deeply gratful--Modim--for his legacy, which will live on at City Shul.

Sun, 22 April 2018 7 Iyar 5778