The New Hero, a Talk by Michal Hanuka

Congregation Agudas Israel and The Jewish Agency for Israel invite you to a talk by Israeli film director, photographer and visual artist, Michal Hanuka:

The New Hero

Israeli soldiers and the IDF as portrayed in the cinematic lens in Israel in recent years.

Saturday, October 13th, 7:30PM at Congregation Agudas Israel.

(Havdallah Service followed by the talk)

Free Admission



Michal Hanuka is an Israeli film director, photographer & a visual artist.

For the past decade Michal has been working on TV shows, music videos, documentaries & feature films for domestic and international release. (Select clients: NBC, MTV, Sports Illustrated, renowned Israeli singer Harel Skaat, Channel 8 in Israel, The American JDC.)
In 2015 she released “Call For Help”, her first feature length documentary (with co-director Lior Etziony), set in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in 2010. “Call for Help” provides a rare glimpse into the operations of a guerrilla style NGO in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. The documentary explores what makes volunteers cut loose from their lives and reach out to complete strangers while examining the tension between pure altruism and a helper’s high.
Recently Michal has finished developing an animated children show and a pilot for an actioncomedy series and began shooting two new documentaries in Israel. The first following a peace activist, fueled by bereavement after losing a family member in the war and the second examining how Israel became the Vegan capital of the world. Both exploring what it means to be Israeli, drawing an intricate map leading into the complex heart of the nation, made out of countless dichotomies.
For the past two years Michal has also been the resident documentary filmmaking teacher at Tom High School Givatayim, teaching students diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, grades 9th-12th, how to tell their story through film.
Michal has a B.A in Communications from New York University (NYU) & a Master’s Degree in Media Studies from The New School, NYC.

Noam Gershony

JNF Manitoba & Saskatchewan presents:

Hear the story of an Israeli helicopter pilot crash survivor becoming a Paralympic gold medalist.

Thursday, November 8th, 7PM at Congregation Agudas Israel

Free admission.

Simchat Torah Service and Potluck Dinner

Monday, October 1st, from 5:30 to 7:30PM

The WHOLE community is invited to join us for the Simchat Torah Celebration and Potluck Dinner. We will unroll the entire Torah, dance, sing and EAT!

Please email Rosy to let her know what you will bring.

Please remember that all food items must be homemade* and vegetarian.

See you there!

Congregation Agudas Israel

*Food brought into our building must be homemade or have Rabbinical Supervision (Hechsher). For more information please contact Rabbi Claudio.

Rosh Hashanah Musical Service and Community Dinner

Sunday, September 9th at 6:00pm with Musical Service led by Rabbi Claudio and Jardena Gertler-Jaffe accompanied by Hanna Jodrey on the piano , with food provided by SoomSoom Catering.

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  • All children 5 and under are free!

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Rosh Hashana Dinner

High Holy Days 5779

Join us for the High Holy Days 5779

Led by Rabbi Claudio and Jardena Gertler-Jaffe

Rosh Hashanah

Musical Service and Community Dinner:

Sunday September 9th, 6:00pm

Shacharit 1st Day – Monday September 10th, 9:00am

Arvit 2nd Day – Monday September 10th, 7:30pm

Shacharit 2nd Day – Tuesday September 11th, 9:00am

Cemetery Visitation: Sunday September 16th, 10:00am

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre – Arvit – Tuesday September 18th, 6:45pm

Shacharit – Wednesday September 19th, 9:30am

Mincha Service – 5:45pm Havdalah and Oneg – 8pm


Babysitting services will be provided at the Synagogue on the following days and times:

Rosh Hashanah:
First day, Monday, September 10th from 10AM to noon.

Yom Kippur:
Kol Nidre, Tuesday, September 18th from 6:45 to 8:45PM.
Yom Kippur Morning, Wednesday, September 19th from 10:30 to 12:30.
Neilah, Wednesday, September 19th from 6:30 to 7:30PM.

Celebrating Citizenship

Please join us on

Saturday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m. 

As we celebrate with Rabbi Claudio, Rosy, Amiel & Yoel  on becoming Canadian citizens. 

Service & luncheon will be in their honour.

Congregation Agudas Israel

Meet Your Neighbour

An engaging evening to

Meet Your Neighbour

Six people from different countries will share Jewish experiences growing up.

Music, traditions and desserts.

Wednesday, September 26 at 7PM.

Congregation Agudas Israel Synagogue.

Shabbat in The Park

You are invited to our Musical Shabbat Service at Raoul Wallenberg Park

This Friday, June 29th at 6PM

We hope you will join us!



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