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Welcome Home, Journey Through Jewish History: Central Europe travelers!

We are happy to welcome home the travelers from the Journey Through Jewish History: Central Europe tour as they return to North America. Under the guidance of Dr. Marc Shapiro, our travelers saw the sites where Jews made history in Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Sopron, Eisenstadt, Mikulov, and Boskovice. It was an amazing and educational trip--and the pictures are all up on our Facebook page!

A Journey Through Jewish History In Spectacular Italy To Take Place on July 9-19, 2012

Join Torah in Motion and Dr. Marc Shapiro for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Italy. We'll be visiting Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, and Venice. This trip promises to be an unforgettable Italian experience, with a focus on places of Jewish interest. A central feature of the tour will be Dr. Shapiro's expert discussions of the many places we will visit, making the trip nothing less than a travelling classroom. In addition, we will be joined by expert local guides who will provide their own angle.

4th International Jewish Medical Ethics Conference August 16-19, 2012

The 4th International Jewish Medical Ethics Conference will take place the weekend of August 16-19, 2012. The conference will take place at the Heritage Hotel in Litchfield, Connecticut, and will feature such speakers as Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman, Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg, Rabbi Dr. David Shabtai, and Dr. Beni Gesundheit. Sign up now to guarantee your spot.

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik Presents the Rabbi Joseph and Ruth Kelman z"l Memorial Lectures on June 23, 2012

Join us for coffee, refreshments, and a discussion with one of the most dynamic speakers in the Jewish world today at our special keynote speech, "Serving God and Man in the Twilight Zone: A Reflection on Judaism and Western Thought" at Yeshivat Or Chaim, 159 Almore Ave., Toronto 10:45 pm-midnight

Jewish Music Week in Toronto: Carlebach Concert

Jewish Music Week in Toronto: From Bible to Broadway will be taking place from June 3 to June 10, with concerts taking place all over the Greater Toronto area. We are particularly interested in a program on Monday night, June 4, entitled Music and Memories of Reb Shlomo Carlebach. Chassidic entertainer Martin Davidson will be sharing his personal memories of Reb Carlebach and Cantor Simon Spiro will be performing his most beloved compositions. The concert will take place at 8:00 pm at Beth Torah Congregation, 47 Glenbrook Avenue, Toronto.

Precedent-Setting Memo Ends Gender Discrimination in Funerals (Israel Hayom)

Memo issued by Religious Services Ministry forbids practice of barring women from eulogizing loved ones, accompanying the dead to grave sites. The result of a concerted effort by Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat, the document stipulates that as long as the family agrees women can fully participate in funerals.

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