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.

We invite you to come meet us and get to know our community!

Summer Courses begin July 8th
3 Great Options for 1 Great Month of Learning
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Summer is here and so is summer learning at Rachael’s Centre. 
We are offering two new courses, and an event, all taught by Dr. Rachael Turkienicz.

Join us three times a week for half an hour of informal, Jewish sharing to frame your day. Rachael will always bring a text, legend, or moment of Jewish humour to spark our free-form discussion.
Bring your favourite coffee brew in your special mug and let’s get together.

* Except Jewish Chaggim and Canadian Civic Holidays

We are expanding our online offerings  so you can join us from  your own home, as we all help everyone stay safe. Play a meaningful part in helping us offer these programs  to others at home and around the world, by making a donation to Rachael’s Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics. 

Please show your support with a financial gift and keep our inclusive online community growing chazak v’chazak, from strength to strength. Thank you!

From Rachael’s Blog

Parshat Chukat/Balak: My Brother from Another Mother

This week’s Torah reading is a double parshah: Chukat and Balak. Balak is the outstanding narrative of a foreign prophet, …
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Parshat Korach: A Priest, a Rabbi & an Imam walk into a classroom…

Years ago, I was on faculty at a major Canadian university, mostly in the Faculty of Education. As my specialty …
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Parshat Sh’lach: Could I Trouble You to Pass the Privilege, Please?

I found myself sitting between two worlds many times the last few weeks. I’ve been watching the news, mostly the …
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Parshat Beha’alotcha: Have You Heard About…?

I’ve had quite a bit of time these last few months to reflect on so many things. Isolation will do …
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Parshat Nasso: “Is That a Gun In Your Pocket or Are You Just Glad to See Me?”

This week’s Torah reading is Parshat Nasso and it got me thinking about jealous misunderstandings. When I was studying in …
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Shavuot 2020: Late For Our Own Wedding…Actually!

It’s been an interesting week for me filled with Shavuot thoughts. Everything we do is so new these days and …
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