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Whether you choose a six-week or full year course, all classes at Rachael’s Centre offer dynamic and relevant, text-based learning from a uniquely inclusive perspective.


Spend a lively hour with Rachael as she unlocks entry points to contemporary Jewish experience.

Friday Morning Coffee

Fill your coffee mug and your spirit, joining Rachael live on Zoom for “Food For Our Neshama, Coffee For Me”, a jolt of inspiration and warm conversation.


This program runs weekly, excluding Civic and Jewish holidays, unless otherwise noted. 


Our Coffee series is on hiatus for the summer, please check back for when we resume in the fall. 

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Rachael’s Centre is dedicated to building inclusive, ethically driven communities of learning. Through our courses, lectures, and online content, we strive to offer an experience of Jewish texts and wisdom, that exposes their benefit to the modern world. There are many ways to connect and grow with Rachael’s Centre; we look forward to connecting with you.

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Dr. Rachael Turkienicz has championed inclusive and accessible Jewish education for more than 40 years, paving the way for a woman’s right to fully engage with all facets of Jewish study. Founder and Director of Rachael’s Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics, she continues to devote herself to building pluralistic, ethically driven communities of learning in Toronto and globally.

Taking A Break

Taking A Break I recently accepted a position as Rabbanit at a synagogue in Toronto, the Beth Torah Congregation.  I am very honoured with this position, as my parents were among the founding members of this shul.  In light of my new community position, and with all the exciting new courses being offered this fall

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Being the Tooth Fairy Was Easy

Being the Tooth Fairy Was Easy When I was little, I believed in the Tooth Fairy.  Whenever I would lose a tooth, I would put it under my pillow, and in the morning I knew that one of my parents took the tooth and placed a nickel in its place.  I knew they wanted me

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Parshat Matot-Masei: Try Your Best – Then Pray for Luck

Parshat Matot-Masei: Try Your Best – Then Pray for Luck We live in a world that floods us with information and perspectives, making it possible for us to prepare ourselves for almost anything.  I remember planning my schedule around unknown driving times, hoping traffic would be on my side so I wouldn’t be late for

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Parshat Pinchas: Learning to Build a Legacy

Parshat Pinchas: Learning to Build a Legacy Over the last year, my mother has been texting me some of her recipes so that I could make them in my own home.  Sometimes it worked well, but often, although it tasted fine, it just didn’t taste like it does when she makes it.  I think the

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Parshat Balak: But Did You Really Mean It?

Parshat Balak: But Did You Really Mean It? Someone I hadn’t spoken with in years called me the other day.   When I answered the phone, she immediately greeted me warmly and said her name.  I was thrilled to hear from her — it had been so long.  I excitedly asked her how she was

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Parshat Chukat: But It Was Only a Rock!

Parshat Chukat: But It Was Only a Rock! Over the past 15 months, I have begun talking to the television more and more — I never used to talk to the television.  I always found it amusing when I heard other people warn the characters in a movie not to go into the basement because

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