We have various drop in games programs for all levels, including bridge, mah-jong, chess and rummi-cube. Love to sing? Join our international choir! If reading and writing is what interest you, take part in creative writing or take out a book during library hours. For more information about Recreation at Betel, please contact Khadija Mohamed at 416-225-2112, ext. 105 or


All participants must be current members. All games are free of charge unless otherwise listed.

2 cards for $1. Facilitator: Barry Gordon and Gloria Korson
Wednesday, October 30
Wednesday, November 13 and 27
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Canasta – Beginners
Learn to play Canasta in a friendly, welcoming environment. Must register in advance.
Instructor: Bernice Biranbaum and Molly Adler
Wednesday, November 6 – December 4
No class November 27
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
$25 members $50 non-members

Cards & Games Room
All card playing and games welcome. Supplies for Mah Jong, Rummi-Cube, Canasta, Monopoly and Scrabble provided. For all other games, please bring your own supplies. Drop-in.

Tuesday, October 29 – December 24
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Cards, Games & Chess
Monday – Tuesday• 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday • 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday • 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Friday • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


Mah Jong – Beginners/Intermediate
Must register in advance. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 113. Instructors: Rivka Rotman and Judy Ezrin
Thursday, October 31 – December 19
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop-in. Instructor: Sandy Bokser
Friday, October 4 – December 27
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sudoku – Beginners
Must register in advance. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 113. Instructor: Bob and Gail Berchuk
Thursday, October 17 – December 12
No class November 28
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sunday Games
Chess, cards, bridge and Rummi-Cube. Drop-in.
Sunday • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm


A Taste of Music
Harvey Skolnick will present a biography of famous singers and/or background material of memorable Broadway musicals. Hear the original recordings and sing along. Lyrics will be provided. Drop in. Wednesday, Wednesday, November 13
Wednesday, December 11
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: Free

Community Choir – NEW!
Back by popular demand! Join our non-auditioned choir to sing popular music from the 1950s – 1970s. All voices are welcome. Must register in advance. Director: David Skolnick
Tuesday, October 29 – December 3
10:30 am – 12:00 pm • 6 weeks
$30 members $60 non-members


Book Club – New!
No registration required. Our first book will be “Day After Night” by Anita Diamant. Contact your local library for a copy.
Thursday, November 7
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free

Creative Writing
Participants have the opportunity to read their work aloud and be critiqued by their peers and instructor in a supportive and friendly environment.
Instructor: Sylvia Warsh
Friday, October 4 – December 20
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
$102 members $204 non-members

Current Events
Discussion of different subjects of interest in a relaxed and friendly environment. Instructor: Harvey Skolnick
Every Monday
No class October 14, 20 and November 11
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: Free

Stories of Us – New!
Did you move to Canada from Russia or neighboring nations? Stories of Us invites people who have moved from other countries to write their stories. With your permission, your story may be used as learning material for ESL classes across the country. Must register in advance. Call 416-225-2112, ext.113 to register.
Monday, November 25 – Thursday, November 28
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free


Read and schmooze! Come in and check out the library! Mystery, romance, biographies, Jewish content and so much more! Meet Betel’s new English language librarian Norma Vale, and read or chat with her about whatever you find interesting, books, articles, poems and more. Anything goes!

English Library
Thursday • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Russian Library
Monday • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursday • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hebrew Library
Tuesday • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Course Registration Policy