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.

Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series 
Join us for a morning presentation followed by a delicious kosher lunch.
Admission is free. Drop in. No registration required.
Presentation: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday, September 15 – ‘Memory and Aging: What’s Normal and What’s Not’ Speaker: Dr. Nicole Anderson, Senior Scientist, Baycrest and Professor, University of Toronto
Sunday, October 27 ‘They Played for Their Lives’ Documentary Screening and Talk. Speaker: Nurit Jugend
Sunday, November 24 – ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’ Speaker: Harvey Skolnick
Sunday, December 15 – ‘Music and Us’ Speakers and Performers: Michael Khinkis and Anna Cherniavsky

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Summer Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series


“The Great Pianist Keith Jarrett” with speaker Reuven Grajner
Wednesday, September 18
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free

North York Concert Band
Sunday, September 22
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$8 members $10 non-members

High Holiday Lunch, Concert and Market
Celebrate the high holidays with a delicious kosher lunch and special concert.
Wednesday, September 25
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Market
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch & Concert
$20 members $25 non-members

High Holiday Dinner and Dance
Join the Russian Golden Age Cultural Program for a fun evening with dinner, dancing and live music. Everyone is welcome!
Thursday, September 26
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$31 members $39 non-members

Lecture with Arnold Gilis
China: 70 years of PRC. Overview of 70 years from Mao’s Marxist revolution to today’s global economic engine.
Wednesday, October 16
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Free for members $2 non-members

Singer and Pianist Klara Badley with ‘My Musical Story’. Stories and songs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Sunday, October 20
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$5 members $8 non-members

Opera on the Big Screen
“Barbieri di Siviglia”
Wednesday, October 23
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$4 members $8 non-members

Odaabaanag: Stories of the Land, Displacement and Recovery
Join guest speaker and composer, Beverley McKiver to learn about indigenous histories and cultural recovery through stories and music.
Wednesday, October 30
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Celebrating Yiddish Music – Annual Concert
In Memory of Lou and Edith Stillman.
“Two-Shekel-Swing” bringing modern Klezmer music and Yiddish songs.
Sunday, November 3
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
$10 members $20 non-members

Holocaust Education Week

“Displaced Persons to Canadian Citizens” Speaker: Jerry Scherer
Wednesday, November 6
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

Yiddish Is Alive & Well!
Enjoy a Yiddish Movie, and Concert by ‘Muzika Klez Ensemble’ with Isaac Muzikansky and Alexander Veprinski
Wednesday, November 13
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

North York Concert Orchestra
A chamber orchestra with 30 musicians, conducted by Maestro Rafael Luz.
Sunday, November 17
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$8 members $10 non-members

Opera on the Big Screen
Wednesday, November 20
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$4 members $8 non-members

Ballet on the Big Screen

“Paris Ballet”
Sunday, December 1
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$4 members $8 non-members

Remember When… An Afternoon of Memories
The memoir writing workshops have unearthed beautiful, heartbreaking, hilarious, and stranger-than-fiction true stories and poems from members at the Bernard Betel Centre. Please join us for a dramatic reading by the authors.
Wednesday, December 11
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Chanukah Market, Tea and Concert
Celebrate Chanukah with Betel! Concert by David Skolnick.
Wednesday, December 18
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Market
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Tea & Concert
$10 members $15 non-members

New Year’s Party
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Betel!
Tuesday, December 31
8:30 pm – 2:00 am
$80 members $90 non-members
Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 5.

Sunday at the Movies!
Join Judy Skolnick as she introduces and leads a discussion on the film.
October 13 – Green Book (2018)
October 27 – The Light in the Piazza (1962)
November 10 – The Princess Bride (1987)
November 24 – The Martian (2015)
December 8 – Pleasantville (1998)
December 22 – A Christmas Story (1983)
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free

Partner Lunch and Learn Program with BAYT
This great afternoon program includes lunch and is following by an educational presentation.
Thursday, November 7
Thursday, December 5
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost: $6
Location: 613 Clark Ave. W. Vaughan, ON

For more information or to register, please contact:
Rabbi Spitz: 905-886-3810, ext. 119 or rabbi.spitz@bayt.ca
Maria Lindgren: 416-225-2112, ext. 130 or marial@betelcentre.org
Summer Lunch and Learn with BAYT