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From Alley-Oop to Aliyah with David A. Goldstein

Sun Dec 8, 7 pm

City Shul - 300 Bloor Street West

Every season, dozens of African American basketball players pack up their sneakers to play and live in Israel. Some players are both Black and Jewish by birth. Others choose to convert to Judaism while residing in Israel. Some go so far as to obtain Israeli citizenship, enlist in the Israeli army, marry Israeli women, and stay long after their playing careers end.

Author David A. Goldstein's presentation not only deals with basketball and its impact on Israel, but it delves into emotion-laden issues of race, religion, identity, and politics, primarily through the eyes of the players themselves, based on more than forty extensive first-person interviews Goldstein conducted. Books will be available for purchase. Free and open to all. Register here.

 

Israel Engagement presents: King Bibi: The Life and Performance of Benjamin Netanyahu

Sat Dec 21, 7 pm

Location to be shared upon registration.

From Darkness to Light is our Israeli film series, preceded by Havdallah, followed by moderated discussion.

Relying solely on archival footage of Netanyahu's media performance over the years, this riveting film shows how "Bibi" evolved from Israel's great political hope, to a controversial figure whom some perceive as Israel's saviour, and others - as a cynical politician who will stop at nothing to retain his power. Moderated by Rabbi Goldstein. Free, members only. Maximum of 30 people. Register here.

 

Israel Engagement presents: Muhi - Generally Temporary

Sat Jan 11, 7 pm

Location to be shared upon registration.

From Darkness to Light is our Israeli film series, preceded by Havdallah, followed by moderated discussion.

Caught between two worlds and two peoples, Muhi, a brave, spirited 7 year old Palestinian boy from Gaza has been living in an Israeli hospital, raised in paradoxical circumstances that transcend identity, religion and the conflict that divides his world. Moderated by Dr. Mark Greenberg. Free, members only. Maximum of 30 people. Register here.

 

Israel Engagement presents: Land Without Borders

Sat Jan 18, 7 pm

Location to be shared upon registration.

From Darkness to Light is our Israeli film series, preceded by Havdallah, followed by moderated discussion.

In this challenging, provocative documentary, award-winning writer Nir Baram travels throughout the West Bank speaking with local populations on both sides of the conflict, learning that in crucial substantive ways, the two groups don't start from a common foundation. So how can they even participate in the same conversation? Moderated by Rabbi Larry Englander. Free, members only. Maximum of 30 people. Register here.

 

Jewish Diversity Panel

Sun Jan 19

City Shul - 300 Bloor Street West

Further details TBD

 

Praylist: What is Jewish Music?

Sun Feb 9

City Shul - 300 Bloor Street West

Further details TBD

 

Israel Engagement presents: Reflections of an Outsider From the Inside with Rabbi Goldstein

Sun Mar 15

City Shul - 300 Bloor Street West

Further details TBD

 

What's So Funny About City Shul - Comedy Night

Sat Apr 18

City Shul - 300 Bloor Street West

Further details TBD

 

Israel Engagement presents: Fly Me to the Kiddush Lunch...On El Al

Sat Apr 25, during kiddush

City Shul - 300 Bloor Street West

El Al pilots, in town in between flights, join us to tell their stories and answer our questions. Open to all, no registration required.

 

Israel Engagement presents: Cooking with an Israeli Chef

Sun Apr 26

Location to be shared upon registration.

Further details TBD

Tickets available soon!

 

Israel Engagement presents: An Ambassador's Perspective on Israel with Jon Allen

Sun May 3

Further details TBD

 

Israel Engagement & Adult Education present: Indecent, a Studio 180 Production

Sun May 24

CAA Theatre - 651 Yonge Street

This award-winning play tells the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform "God of Vengeance" by Sholem Asch, a work deemed "indecent."

Further details TBD

Tickets available soon!

 

City Shul goes to the Toronto Jewish Film Festival!

Further details TBD

Wed, 11 December 2019 13 Kislev 5780