Special Events

Our Special Events 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, please contact Lily Boltianski at 416-225-2112, ext. 103 or lilyb@betelcentre.org.

To purchase a ticket for a Special Event, please call Reception at 416-225-2112 ext. 0 to purchase over the phone, or visit Reception during our hours of operation.

Tea With Gail
Meet the Executive Director of the Bernard Betel Centre, Gail Gould, for a cup of tea. Talk, socialize, ask questions and get to know more about the centre.
English Language:
Tuesday, May 16 • 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Tuesday, June 20 • 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Russian Language:
Cost: Free
Drop-in. No registration required.

Movie: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor.
Wednesday, May 24
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free for members; $5 non-members

Jewish Music Week
Join us to celebrate all styles of Jewish music. To view the flyer click HERE. For more information about Jewish Music Week, visit www.jewishmusicweek.com
Tuesday, May 30

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Lecture: Jewish Women & The New York Opera Industry with speaker Dr. Samantha M. Cooper
Cost: Free. Drop in No registration required.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Concert: Look for the Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern with Jazz Singer Ilana Waldston
Cost: Free. Tickets required: www.jeromekern.eventbrite.ca
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Film: The Dream of My People
Cost: Free. Tickets required: www.dreamofmypeople.eventbrite.ca

Join Paris National Opera soloist, Serge Stilmachenko, and Svitlana Khruslova on piano as they sing French love songs.
Tuesday, June 7
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $8 members; $12 non-members

Minnie’s Boys: The Untold Story of the Marx Brothers
This presentation will highlight the influence of these minimally educated
boys, their mother’s influence and their rise to stardom.
Speaker: Norm Zinman
Wednesday, June 14
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Drop-in. No registration required.

Annual Volunteer Recognition Event
In 2020 and 2021, we celebrated virtually over Zoom. Last year, we held on-site small events and reached out to those volunteering remotely. It is with great pleasure to announce that our annual celebration will return to an in-person event at the centre. Stay tuned for further details.
Wednesday, June 14
5:30 pm
By invitation only.

Common Sense is Uncommon: Helping You Live Up to Your Potential
Anne Balaban will share personal moments and stories about people that have enriched her life during these uniquely challenging times. Common Sense is UnCommon is a new collection of beloved quotes, celebrating countless acts of kindness and offers wisdom, hope and promises.
Wednesday, June 21
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Drop-in. No registration required.

Concert on the Big Screen
“Andre Rieu – Love Around the World”. Watch Dutch violinist conductor, Rieu, and his orchestra play classical and waltz music.
Wednesday, June 28
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free for members; $5 non-members