AN INTERNATIONAL GATHERING

JRCC rabbis were among those participating in the annual Kinus HaShluchim, the international conference of Chabad emissaries from around the world. After spending Shabbat at the Rebbe’s shul at 770 Eastern Parkway (Lubavitch World Headquarters) over 5,000 Chabad rabbis and their guests
joined the gala banquet on Sunday evening November 20. The banquet was an evening of inspiration celebrating the flourishing of Jewish life
around the world, with many uplifting and miraculous stories shared, and included speeches, feature videos, music and dancing.

COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNERS

In November, the JRCC branches in West Thornhill, East Thornhill, Concord and Rockford each hosted a Friday night Community ShabbatDinner. The evenings, which were open to anyone, brought together dozens of regular community participants as well as many new faces. The festive Shabbat dinners – filled with great food, good company, a friendly atmosphere, and of course the wonderful, uplifting tranquility of Shabbat – were a great opportunity for families and people of all ages to spend time with friends, get to know new people, and connect with their community.

 MARVELOUS MEZUZAH CASES

The JRCC East Thornhill Women’s Circle hosted an entertaining and engaging “Create Your Own Marvelous Mezuzah Cases” workshop last month. In addition to creating their own artistic mezuzah cases to beautify
this special mitzvah and decorate their homes, participants were treated to a buffet of hearty soups and the opportunity to socialize with old and new friends – both of which helped warm the hearts on a cold autumn evening. Find out about upcoming women’s events at JrccEastThornhill.org/WomensCircle.

ART & SOUL COURSE

The JRCC East Thornhill’s Rosh Chodesh Society hosted the second session of its fascinating “Art & Soul” course. The course, led by Rebbitzin Chanie Zaltzman, examines the meaning of art in our lives. But art is not only for artists. It’s for anyone who craves to know how to live more creatively, more deeply. The recent session focused on music, “The Pen
of the Soul,” exploring how music communicates ideas that cannot be put into words, and evokes feelings that defy description. Unlocking the secret of music enables us to access that well of transcendent wisdom we each possess in our souls. The seven-part journey continues. as we explore Judaism’s insights into the arts and how they beautify and transform our lives, one brushstroke at a time. For more info and registration visit JrccEastThornhill.org/RCS.

 

A GATHERING OF SPIRITS

The JRCC East Thornhill’s Rosh Chodesh Society hosted the second session of its fascinating “Art & Soul” course. The course, led by Rebbitzin Chanie Zaltzman, examines the meaning of art in our lives. But art is not only for artists. It’s for anyone who craves to know how to live more creatively, more deeply. The recent session focused on music, “The Pen
of the Soul,” exploring how music communicates ideas that cannot be put into words, and evokes feelings that defy description. Unlocking the secret of music enables us to access that well of transcendent wisdom we each possess in our souls. The seven-part journey continues. as we explore Judaism’s insights into the arts and how they beautify and transform our lives, one brushstroke at a time. For more info and registration visit JrccEastThornhill.org/RCS.