There’s always lots going on at Solel.

Here’s what’s coming up:

11 Jun

Tuesday 6:15pm

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Shavuot Program

The documentary “Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators,” tells the story of the co-creators of Curious George, one of the best loved children’s books of all time. Hans and Margret Rey, were a Jewish couple living in Paris during the rise of Nazism. The Reys made a narrow escape on makeshift bicycles just before the Nazi occupation of their city, carrying the yet-to-be-published “Curious George” manuscript with them. The film includes animation and archival materials from the Rey estate, including wartime journals, photographs, letters and unpublished Curious George sketches and notes.

The service will be live streamed. Dinner / film and study are in-person at Solel.

16 Jun


Solel@50: Torah Scroll Dedication

Torah Scroll Dedication

We will culminate our year of celebrations on this Sunday afternoon. Everyone who has contributed to the Living Torah Project and who can join us in person at Solel this afternoon will have the chance to hold our Soferet’s hand while she writes one of the final words in our new Torah scroll. Light refreshments will be served. We will also be honoured to witness the dedication of our new Torah Scroll.

25 Jun

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: An Israeli’s Perspective & Reflections on October 7th

Presented by Dr. Ronnie Miller. Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a great opportunity to share a meal and learn together. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. To attend via Zoom instead, watch for the link in your Shammas – Solel This Week newsletter or contact the Solel office.

27 Jun

Thursday 7:00pm

Heading Off to University – Rabbi Ben Shefter

If you are a young adult about to go to university or the parents or grandparents of university-bound students, please plan to join us on Thursday, June 27 at 7:00pm at Solel as Rabbi Ben Shefter, the senior Jewish Educator at Hillel in Hamilton, does a presentation to help our students prepare for university in this difficult time.

21 Oct

Monday 7:00pm

Arliene’s Book Club

This time: The Nightingale by Kristan Hannah. One of Heather’s Picks, this novel – a long but captivating read – It captures the epic panorama of WW2 and shines a light on a seldom seen part – the women’s war, as it recounts the stories of two sisters, each on her own dangerous path toward survival, love and freedom in war-torn France. This is a novel that “celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of women”. Hope you can start reading!

Special Virtual Events & Programs

Here are some of the things you can join in online with your Solel family:

Solel Lunch Break

Every Thursday at 12:00 noon in Solel’s Zoom Room.
Have lunch with Rabbi Pollack as we discuss current events and enjoy each other’s virtual company. Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas to get Zoom connection details.

Adult Text Study

Join Rabbi Pollack and your favourite Solelniks in an adult text study of Jewish scripture and Rabbinic wisdom. Contact the Solel office or check your Shammas: Solel This Week to get Zoom connection details. Note that Rabbi Pollack’s Adult Text Study has completed for this season. Sessions resume in September.