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The Jewish Connection To Israel

Israel / Palestine For Critical Thinkers

  • An analysis of opposing claims of Israelis and Palestinians to the land of Israel, exposing all the facts on
  • both sides of this complex issue.
  • Presentation by Richard Bass
  • Wednesday, July 27 – 8 PM

The Biblical & Spiritual Significance Of Israel

  • An in-depth exploration of Biblical and Rabbinic perspectives on the meaning and importance of the
  • Land of Israel and its relationship to Jews.
  • Lecture by Rabbi Michael Skobac
  • Wednesday, July 20 – 8 PM
Judaism 101 With Rabbi Michael Skobac

JUDAISM 101 is an entry level seminar exploring the essential ideas and practices of Judaism. Admission: Always FREE – Donations Welcome – To Register contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca

  • Starting March 8 to April 12, 2015
  • 8:00 pm for 6 Consecutive Weeks
  • BAYCREAST TERRACE SYNAGOGUE
  • 55 Ameer Ave. Toronto, Ont.
  • (west of Baycrest and Bathurst)

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Session 1 March 8 – Judaism on One Foot
  • Session 2 March 15 – Basics of Jewish Belief & Philosophy
  • Session 3 March 22 – Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships
  • Session 4 March 29 – Life Cycle: From Cradle to Grave
  • Session 5 April 5 – The Jewish Home: Décor and Diet
  • Session 6 April 12 – Special Days: Shabbat and Holidays
The 21st Annual Cavalcade Of Stars Evening Of Jewish Music

The 21st Annual Cavalcade Of Stars Evening Of Jewish Music

Presented by the Entertainment and Cultural Committee of Shaarei Shomayim CongregationStarring

  • The Netivot HaTorah Choir
  • Rabbi Noah Cheses, Cantor Zvi Katzman  & the Shaarei Shomayim Enthusiasts
  • Rabbi Chaim Strauchler – Rabbinical Humourist
  • The Benami Band with Rabbi Chanan Gans & Graham Tugetman
  • Arbah B’Shir, Barbershop Quartet featuring: David Bernstein, Larry Grupp, Brooke Jacobs & David Wiener Women of Accomplishment Awards to be presented to:
  • Cynthia Gasner – Journalist Dr. Ellen Warner – Oncologist Zelda Young – Radio Personality
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 / 2 Nisan, 5775 6:30 PM
  • Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto
  • Admission: Adults – $25 or $39 per Couple, Youth – 18 Years Old & under $FREE
  • Campaign in Support of JEWS FOR JUDAISM
Counter-missionary Survival

The Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series

  • Learn to respond confidently to any Christian missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs.
  • Tues. Jan 27 – Mar 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm for 6 Consecutive Weeks (Skipping June 4th for Shavuot)
  • Lipa Green Centre; 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac

Click here to watch any video of the complete 12 sessions of the JEWS FOR JUDAISM Counter-Missionary Survival Seminar lecture series for  FREE.

Two Dynamic Jews for Judaism Programs

Two Dynamic Jews for Judaism Programs

  • A Jewish Critique Of The New Testament: Why Judaism Doesn’t Accept Christian Scriptures
  • A Lecture with Rabbi Michael Skobac, Education Director, Jews for Judaism – Canada
  • Wed., Dec. 24 • 8:30 PM
  • Hijacking The Talmud: Debunking Missionary Exploitation of Rabbinic Literature
  • A 3-Part Seminar with Rabbi Yisroel Chaim Blumenthal, Director, Judaism Resources – Lakewood, NJ
  • Thurs., Dec. 25 • 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM,
Deepening Jewish Experience: The Spiritual Dimension

Deepening Jewish Experience: The Spiritual Dimension with Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • If you want to deepen your understanding of Judaism, are seeking more from your Jewish experience, or are just curious – this is for you! In six stimulating sessions, we will explore Jewish wisdom and inspirational teachings, discovering their profound relevance to our lives.
  • 6 Consecutive Wed. Evenings starting Oct. 22 to Nov. 26 • 8:00 pm
  • Baycrest Terrace, 55 Ameer Ave., Toronto in the Beth Abraham Joseph Synagogue
  • Admission: FREE • Donations always welcome
  • Registration is required: Call 416-789-0020 or email toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
Live this Sunday - Rabbi Michael Skobac

A Live Streaming Event With: Rabbi Michael Skobac Keeping Jews Jewish

  • Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 For An Event You Won’t Forget!
  • Broadcast begins 8:30 pm EST Sunday Sept 14th
  • Click Here for Broadcast: www.sinaispeak.com/broadcast
  • Followed by Q&A. E-mail questions to info@j-app.me

Presented by:

  • Jews for Judaism www.jewsforjudaism.ca
  • J-App www.j-app.me
  • KosherTube www.koshertube.com and
  • Sinai Speak www.sinaispeak.com
The Shaarei Tefillah Educational Committee presents its 2014 Spring Lecture Series with Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Shaarei Tefillah Educational Committee presents its 2014 Spring Lecture Series with Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • May 15 – Understanding The Kaddish – Meaning, Mystery and Majesty
  • May 22 – Jewish Passion – Living a Passionate Judaism
  • May 29 – Mashiach Ben Yosef – Another Missionary Dead End
  • June 05 – Shavuot – There will be no lecture
  • June 12 – The Mussar Path Of Personal Growth – Connecting Head to Heart
  • June 19 – Understanding Ayin Hara (evil Eye) – Do You Really Need a Red String?
  • June 26 – The Noachide Laws – The Torah’s Path for Non-Jews
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation 3600 Bathurst St – 8:30 PM for Six Consecutive Thursdays (Skip June 5 for Shavuot)
  • Admission FREE
  • For information: 416-789-0020 ext 1 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
The Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

Learn to respond confidently to any Christian missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs.

  • Wed. April 30 – June 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm
    for 6 Consecutive Weeks (Skipping June 4th for Shavuot)
  • First Narayever Congregation; 187 Brunswick Ave., (Downtown) Toronto, ON
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE
20th Annual Cavalcade Of Stars Evening Of Jewish Music In Support Of Jews For Judaism

The 20th Annual Cavalcade Of Stars Evening Of Jewish Music In Support Of Jews For Judaism:

  • Starring: The Netivot Hatorah Choir • The Shul of Rock Band • Arbah Kolot Barbershop Quartet • Rabbi Moshe Meirovich, Vocalist • Rabbi Chaim Strauchler, Rabbinical Humour and
    Linda Craig, the ADARable Conductor of Ceremonies.
  • Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM • Admission: $25 or $39 per Couple
  • Shaarei Shomayim Congregation – 470 Glencairn Ave. – Banquet Hall
  • This evening is dedicated in honour of Carol and Stephen Handelman for their contribution to Toronto’s Jewish community and in Loving Memory of Dr. Isadore Eisen for his impact on Jewish life.
The Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • Learn to respond confidently to any Christian missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs.
  • Wed. Jan 15 – Feb 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm for 6 Consecutive Weeks
  • Holy Blossom Temple – 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE
How To Answer A Christian Missionary

How To Answer A Christian Missionary: Step-by-Step Biblical Refutations with Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • This program gives you the tools and knowledge to respond confidently to any missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs and makes you proud to be a Jew!
  • Saturday, Dec., 24 at 8:00 PM
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St.
  • This lecture is in memory of Harry Weiss, a”h, (Kislev 10, 5771). Click here to listen to audio recording.
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE
The Virgin Birth Myth: Disproving a Classic Missionary Proof.

The Virgin Birth Myth: Disproving a Classic Missionary Proof.

  • A Seminar with Rabbi Michael Skobac, Education Director, Jews for Judaism – Canada
  • Christian missionaries insist that the Bible contains numerous prophecies, which identify Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. In this special three-hour seminar, Rabbi Michael Skobac will critically examine the missionaries’ popular claim that the prophet Isaiah predicted the Messiah would be born of a virgin.
  • Wednesday, December 25 • 1:00 PM
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St., Toronto
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE
To Hell And Back: Surviving 20 Years as a Jew for Jesus

To Hell And Back: Surviving 20 Years as a Jew for Jesus

  • A Lecture with Ira Michaelson, Outreach Coordinator, Jews for Judaism – Eastern USA
  • Ira was the “Messianic Rabbi” of a Hebrew-Christian church and was very active in the “Messianic Jewish” movement. But after 20 years, truth won out and Ira ultimately renounced belief in Jesus, returned to Judaism and is now working to rescue Jews from the Christianity… and once again, he’s being told he’s going to hell!
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 – 8:00 PM
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St., Toronto
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE
The Battle For The Jewish Soul: The Missionary Threat to Jews with Rabbi Michael Skobac

Meeting Today’s Challenges To Jewish Survival with Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • Jewish Academy of Vancouver – 1260 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2G7
  • Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission $8, Premium Members free
  • For more info click here for more information
Meeting Today

The Battle For The Jewish Soul: The Missionary Threat to Jews with Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • Beth Tikvah Congregation – 9711 Geal Road, Richmond, BC V7E 1R4
  • Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.
  • Call the Beth Tikvah office to register: 604-271-6262
  • Adults $10, Students $5
Raising The Next Generation To Thrive As Jews – Not Just Survive with Rabbi Michael Skobac

Raising The Next Generation To Thrive As Jews – Not Just Survive with Rabbi Michael Skobac

We live at a time when there are tremendous challenges to Jewish continuity. Alongside our synagogues and educational institutions, the Jewish home plays a critical role in the transmission of our tradition to the next generation. This special program will explore ways in which we can equip ourselves to effectively communicate the spiritual richness and beauty of Judaism to our children and grandchildren.

  • Sunday, October 20 – 10:00 AM
  • Schwartz/Reisman Centre, Lebovic Jewish Community Campus – 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan
  • For info: 905-303-5471 or shalom@beitrayim.org
  • Admission: FREE
First Time Ever The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar For Deaf Jews Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

First Time Ever The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar For Deaf Jews Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • Learn to respond confidently to any Christian missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs.
  • Wednesday Evenings, from April 10 – May 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm for 6 Consecutive Weeks (Skip May 16 for Shavuot)
  • Toronto Zionist Council – 788 Marlee Ave., 3rd Floor, Haifa Room, (Lawrence W. & Allen Road), Toronto, ON
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac
The Shaarei Tefillah Educational Committee presents its Spring Lecture Series with Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Shaarei Tefillah Educational Committee presents its Spring Lecture Series with Rabbi Michael Skobac

Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst St.,

Topics include:

  • Jewish Home Improvement: Creating A Solid Spiritual Foundation – 8:15 PM
  • The Forest Beyond The Trees: What Is Judaism’s Bottom Line? – 8:25 PM
  • Witchcraft, Superstition And The Occult – 8:30 PM
  • The Spirituality Of Giving: How Generosity Uplifts Us And The World – 8:35 PM
  • Dreams: A Jewish Perspective – 8:35 PM
  • What Did The Rabbis Teach About Jesus? 8:35 PM
  • April 18 – May 13, 2013
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac
Defusing The Missionary Nuclear Bomb – Isaiah 53 - A 3-Part Counter-Missionary seminar with Rabbi Michael Skobac

Defusing The Missionary Nuclear Bomb – Isaiah 53 – A 3-Part Counter-Missionary seminar with Rabbi Michael Skobac

Isaiah 53 is the go-to chapter in the Jewish Bible for missionaries seeking to convert Jews. They believe it is their best punch. This 3-part seminar will expose the fallacies in the missionary presentation of this difficult chapter and unravel its actual meaning.

Seminar Contents:

  • Messiah, Sin and How Not to Misread the Bible
  • The Missionary Manipulation of Isaiah 53
  • Shedding Light on Isaiah’s Suffering Servant
  • Tuesday, December 25 – 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM,
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation – 3600 Bathurst St., Toronto
  • Admission $20 – Lunch by Milk n’Honey.,
The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • Learn to respond confidently to any Christian missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs.
  • Oct 17 – Nov 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm for 6 Consecutive Weeks
  • Zichron Yisroel Congregation of Associated Hebrew Schools
  • 300 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill, ON
The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar The Next Level All New Program With Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar The Next Level All New Program With Rabbi Michael Skobac

Introducing new topics to counter missionary claims. Well suited for attendees of our First Level Counter-Missionary Seminar.

You’ll acquire knowledge and tools to respond boldly to missionaries who challenge your Jewish beliefs and gain a boost in your Jewish pride. Topics include:

  • Eternal Torah vs. New Testament
  • The Trinity
  • Understanding Christian Anti-Judaism
  • Daniel 9
  • Micah 5
  • Zechariah 12
  • Satan Isaiah 9:6
  • How to Effectively Reason with a Jew for Jesus
  • And Much Much More!

For 6 Consecutive Wednesdays from January 30 to March 6, 2013 • 8 :00 PM

  • Beth Torah Congregation, 47 Glenbrook Ave., Toronto.
The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar The Next Level All New Program With Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • Learn to respond confidently to any Christian missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs.
  • May 15 – June 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm for 6 Consecutive Weeks
  • Lodzer Centre Congregation- 12 Heaton Street, (Bathurst & Sheppard), Toronto, ON
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac
The Shaarei Tefillah Educational Committee presents its SPRING LECTURE SERIES with Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Shaarei Tefillah Educational Committee presents its SPRING LECTURE SERIES with Rabbi Michael Skobac

Topics include:

  • Jews In The Lotus: Today’s Quest for Spirituality and the Lure of the East
  • Evangelicals And Israel: Night in Shining Armour or Trojan Horse?
  • Inside The Missionary Mind: Shedding Light on Mysterious Areas of Psychology and Theology
  • The Davinci Code: A Jewish Perspective
  • Catching The Spirit of Jewish Spirituality
  • The Elephant In The Room of Jewish Spirituality
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation – 3600 Bathurst St., Toronto
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac
  • March 21 – April 25, 2012 – Admission: FREE
The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series With Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • Learn to respond confidently to any Christian missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs.
  • February 7 – March 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm for 6 Consecutive Weeks
  • The Lipa Green Centre
  • 4600 Bathurst Street, Room 2, Toronto, ON
The Entertainment and Cultural Committee of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation proudly presents

The Entertainment and Cultural Committee of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation proudly presents

  • The 18TH Annual Cavalcade of Stars – Evening of Jewish Music
  • Starring Klezkonnection, the Shul of Rock, Yehezkel Lipinsky and more.
  • This year’s concert honours Rabbi Elliott Diamond and Dr. Shoshana Zolty.
  • Proceeds in support of JEWS FOR JUDAISM.
  • Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM. Admission $18 or $29 per couple
  • Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave, Sisterhood Hall, Toronto.
How To Answer A Christian Missionary: Step-by-Step Biblical Refutations with Rabbi Michael Skobac

How To Answer A Christian Missionary: Step-by-Step Biblical Refutations with Rabbi Michael Skobac

This program gives you the tools and knowledge to respond confidently to any missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs and makes you proud to be a Jew!

  • Saturday, Dec., 24 at 8:00 PM
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation – 3600 Bathurst St., Toronto
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac

This lecture is in memory of Harry Weiss, a”h, (Kislev 10, 5771). Click here to listen to audio recording.

The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar The Next Level All New Program With Rabbi Michael Skobac

The Jews For Judaism Counter-missionary Survival Seminar The Next Level All New Program With Rabbi Michael Skobac

Introducing new topics to counter missionary claims. Well suited for attendees of our First Level Counter-Missionary Seminar. You’ll acquire knowledge and tools to respond boldly to missionaries who challenge your Jewish beliefs and gain a boost in your Jewish pride.

Topics include:

  • Eternal Torah vs. New Testament
  • The Trinity
  • Understanding Christian Anti-Judaism
  • Daniel 9
  • Micah 5
  • Zechariah 12
  • Satan Isaiah 9:6
  • How to Effectively Reason with a Jew for Jesus
  • And Much Much More!
  • For 6 Consecutive Wednesdays from Oct 26 to Nov 30 • 8 :00 PM
  • Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., Room 3
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac
Intermarriage: The Challenge - Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? With Rabbi Michael Skobac

Intermarriage: The Challenge – Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? With Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • What accounts for the steadily rising rates of intermarriage over the past 50 years? What are the chances that children of a mixed marriage will grow up identifying with Judaism? Rabbi Skobac explores this disturbing growing development and offers the Jewish community encouraging, positive suggestions to help turn this crisis around.Monday, October 24, 2011, 8:00 pm
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation – 3600 Bathurst St., Toronto
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac
Just Jew It: A Week of Meaningful and Dynamic Lectures With Rabbi Michael Skobac

Just Jew It: A Week of Meaningful and Dynamic Lectures With Rabbi Michael Skobac

To our CALGARY friends, Jews for Judaism’s Rabbi Michael Skobac is coming September 14-18 2011! Please join us. He’ll speak at JUST JEW IT, a week of meaningful and dynamic lectures, organized by Calgary JCC and sponsored by House of Jacob-Mikveh Israel, Calgary Kollel, Temple B’Nai Tikvah, Beth Tzedec Congregation, Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta and BBYO.

SCRIPTURE TWISTING - How Missionaries Distort the Jewish Bible With Rabbi Michael Skobac

Scripture Twisting – How Missionaries Distort the Jewish Bible With Rabbi Michael Skobac

Learn how Christians approach our Bible with a preconceived agenda, and ultimately see what’s not there and don’t see what is there.

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 8:00 PM
  • Lipa Green Centre / Tamari Hall, 4600 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON
  • To Register or for info, call : 416-789-0020
  • Admission: FREE
IS RELIGION KILLING JUDAISM With Rabbi Michael Skobac

Is Religion Killing Judaism With Rabbi Michael Skobac

  • May 30, 2011, 8:30 pm
  • Chabad Flamingo, 8001 Bathurst St., Thornhill, ON
The Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series

The Counter-missionary Survival Seminar Six-week Lecture Series

  • Learn to respond confidently to any Christian missionary who challenges your Jewish beliefs.
  • May 4 – June 15, 2011 – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm for 6 Consecutive Weeks (We will skip June 8 for Shavuot)
  • Chabad Lubavitch – 770 Chabad Gate (Bathurst north of Steeles), Thornhill, ON
  • To register or for info contact 416-789-0020 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca
  • Admission: FREE with Rabbi Michael Skobac
The Mystical Meaning Of The Hebrew Alphabet With Rabbi Michael Skobac Four-week Seminar Series

The Mystical Meaning Of The Hebrew Alphabet With Rabbi Michael Skobac Four-week Seminar Series

  • Discover the hidden secrets of the Hebrew Alphabet. It’s not just another language.
  • May 12, 2011, 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm for 4 Consecutive Weeks
  • Shaarei Tefillah Congregation – 3600 Bathurst St., Toronto
  • 8:00 PM for Six Consecutive Wednesdays – Admission FREE
  • For information: 416-789-0020 ext. #1 or toronto@jewsforjudaism.ca