Special Events & Concerts

Our Special Events and Concerts include luncheons, backyard BBQs, weekday and Sunday concerts, seasonal festivals, cultural and holiday lunches and presentations, movies, and more!

The cost of caregivers to attend events and concerts is the same price as members. Please purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as events sell out quickly!

For more information about Special Events and Concerts, please contact Lily Boltianski at 416-225-2112, ext. 103 or lilyb@betelcentre.org.


Overnight Travel Expo
Preview of our upcoming travel destinations and register on the spot! Trip registration will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Thursday, October 25
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shabbat Lunch
Enjoy a traditional roast chicken lunch with friends to welcome Shabbat.
Friday, October 26
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
$10 members $13 non-members
Please purchase tickets no later than Thursday, October 25. No tickets sold day-of.

North York Concert Orchestra (30 musicians) conducted by Maestro Rafael Luz.
Sunday, October 28
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$8 members $10 non-members

Opera on the Big Screen
“Madam Butterfly”
Wednesday, October 31
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$4 members $6 non-members

Holocaust Education Week Presentation
Yizkor Books: Documenting the History and Destruction of European Jewry
An introduction to Yizkor books: what they are, who wrote them and published them, what they contain, where they can be found, and their historical significance. Speaker: Barry Walfish, Ph.D.
Wednesday, November 7
10:00 am
Cost: Free

Yiddish is Alive and Well
Concert with “Muzika Klez Ensemble” with Isaac Muzikansky and Alexander Veprinsky, and a Yiddish-English Movie.
Wednesday, November 7
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Festival Wind Orchestra (45 musicians)
Sunday, November 11
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$8 members $10 non-members

David A. Croll Memorial Wellness Lecture
“The future of aging with health, dignity and vitality, instead of pain, sickness, loneliness and dementia”
Erik Landriault, M.Sc., Director, Innovation, Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Join us for our annual David A. Croll Memorial Wellness Lecture as we look at the future of the health care system and how the Canadian health care system compares to other countries. See how technology and digital media plays a role in the future of health care!

Wednesday November 14
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
This event is sponsored by Senator David A. Croll Memorial Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.

“Let’s Dance!” Party
(Russian Golden Age Cultural Program)
Thursday, November 15
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$31 members $39 non-members

Retirement Living Fair
Connect with local agencies, health practitioners, senior service providers, community services and retirement homes! Includes a trade show, information seminars, demos, refreshments and more! This event is hosted by the Bernard Betel Centre in partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and sponsored by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.
Wednesday, November 21
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: Free

Jukebox Jammers on Broadway
Sunday, November 25
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$5 members $8 non-members

Chanukah Lunch & Market
Wednesday, December 5
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$20 members $22 non-members

Klezconnection Klezmer Band
Sunday, December 9
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$8 members $10 non-members

Day Trips Expo
Join us at our Day Trips Expo and sign up for 2019 Day Trips on the spot! Choose any or all of our exciting day trips and pick up your detailed 2019 Day Trips Brochure.
Wednesday, December 12
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Opera on the Big Screen
“Notre Dame de Paris”
Sunday, December 23
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
$4 members $6 non-members

New Year’s Party
Monday, December 31
8:30 pm – 2:00 am
$80 members $90 non-members
Tickets on sale on Tuesday, November 27 at 10:00 am in the Library.

Sunday at the Movies!
Join Judy Skolnick as she introduces and leads a discussion on the film.
Sunday, October 7 – Crossing Delancey (1988)
Sunday, October 21 – All About Eve (1950)
Sunday, November 4 – The Court Jester (1955)
Sunday, November 18 – Freedom Writers (2007)
Sunday, December 2 – Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Sunday, December 16 – Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lunch and Learn Program with BAYT
Join us for a great afternoon program. Program includes a presentation and lunch.
Thursday, October 11
Thursday, November 8
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost $6
Location: 613 Clark Ave. W. Vaughan, ON
Registration required. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 130.