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Back by Popular Demand! Last Yom Kippur, Rabbi Ed hosted a series of adult education programs on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, which were live-streamed out to Narayever High Holiday registrants.

This year we are bringing back this program, with all new guests and topics.

You are invited to spend all or part of your afternoon on this most reflective day of the Jewish year by hearing conversations with some important guests (listed below), mostly Narayever members with expertise in some of the important questions facing us as individuals and as a community this year.

This program will occur on our live-stream. Members will automatically receive this link, and non-members are warmly invited to register to receive all links for our High Holiday live-stream services and programs here.

This is different from the Days of Awe programs, which are taking place on Zoom between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Please click here for information about the Days of Awe programs.


Medicine and Social Justice: Mitzvah or Personal Choice - 1:15 pm
Narayever Social Action Chair Dyanoosh Youssefi, in conversation with Dr. Philip Berger and Dr. Suzanne Shoush

 
Narayever member Dr. Philip Berger (OC, pictured far right) served as chief of St. Michael’s Hospital Department of Family and Community Medicine, and has been at the forefront of many social justice battles in health and medicine. 

Dr. Suzanne Shoush (pictured right) is an associate professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and is an advocate for equitable Indigenous health & reconciliation
Pictured left is Dyanoosh Youssefi, Narayever's Social Action Chair who will be in conversation with Dr. Shoush and Dr. Berger.

The State of Jewish Education in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities - 2:15 pm
Rabbi Ed will be in conversation with shul members and veteran Jewish educators Greg Beiles and Benjy Cohen about some of the challenges they face and opportunities they see in their work.
 
Education is clearly a key Jewish value, but how best to do this work in the context of continually changing societal circumstances is never simple, especially during Covid.
 
Greg Beiles (pictured left) is Head of School at the Toronto Heschel School, and Benjy Cohen (pictured right) is Head of School at Bialik Hebrew Day School.
 
 

Love and Loss in the Time of Covid--How Young People Have Coped - 3:15 pm
Rabbi Ed will be in conversation with shul members Marcia Beck and Marshall Korenblum about mental health challenges young people have faced during Covid. 
 
Dr. Marshall Korenblum (pictured left) is Medical Director of Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health; he has been a practicing child/adolescent psychiatrist for over 38 years. Marcia Beck M.S.W., R.S.W. (pictured right) is a social worker who has specialized in therapeutic work with children, youth and their parents for over 20 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Justice Justice Shall You Pursue: A Conversation about Religious and Secular Approaches to Justice - 4:15 pm
Rabbi Ed and Justice Marvin Kurz will compare and contrast Jewish and secular systems of justice.
 
The Days of Awe on our Jewish calendar are seen as a period of judgement. Justice is a key value and aspiration in both our Jewish and secular legal systems. Tune in for a comparative analysis of these systems with Rabbi Ed and shul member, Justice Marvin Kurz (pictured left), judge in the Ontario Superior Court. 
 
 
 
 
 

Narayever Teens Reflect on Yom Kippur Fasting - 5:15 pm
Narayever teens Sophie B. and Faye B. will share what they learned about the tradition of fasting and what it is meant to teach us.
 
 
Why do we fast on Yom Kippur? As we near the end of this arduous day, we will hear from our young members, Sophie and Faye, about what they have learned. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



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