Unless stated otherwise, all  meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to June at 7:30 p.m.

Programs are held virtually and some in person.  Check program information to confirm details and we look forward to returning to Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda, 100 Elder Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


 CHALLENGE 5783 – Click here for details  

Pirkei Avot – Ethics of the Fathers  2:16

הוּא הָיָה אוֹמֵר, לֹא עָלֶיךָ הַמְּלָאכָה לִגְמֹר, וְלֹא אַתָּה בֶן חוֹרִין לִבָּטֵל מִמֶּנָּה

Rabbi Tarfon used to say: It is not your duty to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to neglect it

Due at the June 21 Show, Share & Kvell


We have vibrant virtual  LUNCH ‘N’ SCHMOOZ  on ZOOM Tuesday and Thursdays.  The topics are participant driven and explore the world of textiles and the arts.

Click here to see past programs

-Special Tuesday Lunch Programs  2022/23


  • No Meeting – Rosh Hashana – Tuesday, September 27
  • Challah – Tuesday, October 4
  • No Meeting – Sukkot – Tuesday, October 11
  • *** Siddi Quilts Kwanda/Kawandi Quilting – Thursday, October 13****
  • No Meeting – Simhat Torah, Tuesday, October 18
  • People Love Dead Jews – Dara Horn – Tuesday, October 25
  • Scraps are NOT Garbage – Tuesday, November 1st
  • *** Before All Is Said & Done – Pat Miles -Thursday, November 10th****
  • Wedding Dresses – Tuesday, November 15th
  • How to Share Your Screen On Zoom – Tuesday, November 22
  • The Book Of Kells – Tuesday, November 29
  • NEW DATE & TIME ***Making of a Woven Tallit – Thursday, December 1 12noon***
  • *****NEW DATE Wedding Dresses Part 2 – Tuesday, December 6th*****
  • DreidelTuesday, December 13th
  • Collage Challenge and Show Your Dreidel – Tuesday, December 20th
  • Dreidel 2 – Thursday, December 22


  • *****NEW DATE Crossbody Bag- Tuesday, January 10th*****
  • Tallit Part 2 – Tuesday, January 17th 
  • Baskets – Tuesday, January 24th
  • Tu B’Shevat Share – Tuesday, January 31st
  • Oy Vey!!!- Tuesday, February 7th*** New Date
  • Tallit Bags –  Tuesday, February 14th *** New Date
  • Snow Dyeing – Tuesday, February 21st
  • Pomegranate Banners – Tuesday, February 28th
  • ****Israel Quilts Part 1 – Thursday, Thursday, March 2nd****
  • *** Hamantash Challenge – Tuesday, March 7th**** New Date
  • Israel Quilts Part 2 – Tuesday, March 7th
  • Israel Quilts Part 3 – Tuesday, March 14th
  • 3 Year Anniversary of the Lunch & Schmooz – Tuesday, March 21st
  • Israel Quilts Part 4 – Tuesday, March 28th
  • Passover Memories – Tuesday, March 4th
  • **Passover – No Meeting – Thursday, April 6th**
  • **Passover – No Meeting – Thursday, April 13th**
  • Yom Hashoah – Tuesday,  April 18th
  • **** Temma Gentles will talk about her work and Torah Stitch By Stitch on Thursday, April 20th at 1pm.  This free talk is part of the Spring 2023 Artist’s Voice Series, Women’s Art Association of Canada **** You must Register Here to Access the Talk ****  There will be no Lunch ‘N’  Schmooz today*****
  • Yom HaZikaron – Tuesday April 25th
  • Israel Quilts – Part 5 – Tuesday, May 2
  • Israel Quilts – Part 6 – Tuesday, May 9
  • Israel Quilts  & Anatoly Kaplan – Part 6 – Tuesday, May 16
  • Shavuot  Ideas – Tuesday, May 23
  • Paisley Exhibit Israel – Tuesday, May 30
  • New Date****2nd Annual Dandelion Challenge With Button & Zentangle  – Tuesday, June 27*****
  • Paisley Exhibit Israel Part 2 – TBA
  • Wool Felt Applique – TBA
  • Favourite Work – TBA
  • Most Challenging Work – TBA
  • Holiday Pin Cushion Challenge – TBA

For more information email:





Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30pm In Person & Virtual

Show, Share & Kvell

Due:   CHALLENGE 5783 – Click here for details  

Show, Share & Kvell and

Share your Challenge work

Join us for our annual celebration of members’ work.

It is a great chance to catch up with what our members have been doing all year.

Members, let us know on the Eventbrite registration if you’re presenting up to 2 pieces of your work. and/or your Challenge work.

So that everyone can truly appreciate your work, please send a picture(s) of your work to no later than Monday, June 19th 11pm.

If possible have your 2 pieces of work available to show.

Zoom Link will be sent on Monday and Wednesday

Please register by Sunday, June 18th 11:30pm



Mom and Baby Arts & Crafts Adventure Workshop Series Fall  & Winter

Come, connect and create with other new Moms or Dads.

Join in learning and creating hands-on pieces of Judaica for your baby or your home in a welcoming baby friendly group.

For More Information and to Register 


Thursday Creative Drop-In – ON HOLD

Want to meet with others who share your love of being creative?

Join us for our BEBY & Pomegranate Thursday Creative Drop-In 1:30 – 3:30pm

Email: for more information


Past Programs:


Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30pm In Person & Virtual

Artist Talk:  Julie Gladstone


My textile work incorporates repurposed domestic textiles, free style embroidery and knitting. I re-interpret and adapt Jewish ceremonial items, Sephardic iconography, and imagery from the Kabbalah Tree of Life to innovate contemporary forms of Jewish textiles from a feminist lens. By tapping into the hidden mystical, embodied, and shamanic roots of Judaism, these pieces consider the concept of Tikkun Olam as the basis for healing and story telling through the creation of contemporary magical textiles. 

In this artist talk I will talk about the creative process I developed after inheriting knitted and embroidered shawls and tablecloths from my Sephardic grandmother and great grandmother. I will share stories about my return to the medieval village in Spain from which my ancestors were exiled in 1492,  my research into my matrilineal line, and subsequent creation of  garments based on my discovery of a rich female Sephardic tradition of textiles, music, amulet making and folk healing.  

Stay tuned for more details….

Register Here by Sunday, September 18 11:30pm

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm  In Person & Virtual

Hands On:  Beads, beads, they’re good for your art…..

Fabric beads can be made in different ways, and used in interesting ways. 
It is an excellent way to take scraps from our favourite projects and use them in our art.
We will see how fabric beads are made, how they are used, and get started on our own fabric bead adventure.
If you are attending virtually, you will need the following:
  • a drinking straw
  • a glue stick
  • fabric strips about 1 1/2 inch wide by about 7″ long
If you have any questions, email

Register HERE by Sunday, October 16, 5:30pm 


Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm  Virtual

Artist Talk:  Susan Lenz

Website: Susan Lenz

Stained Glass Series

Susan Lenz will talk about and demonstrate her Stained Glass Technique.



Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 pm Virtual

Pomegranate @ 40 Years Symposium

Join us for this very special program, with more details to follow.

There is no cost.

You are welcome to make a donation in honour of our Founders.

Register here by Sunday, December 18th at 11:30pm

Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30pm  Virtual

Artist Talk: Torah Tie Project – Chaya Erez

Talking about how she used neckties to create this Torah project and will share the stages and process.

******POSTPONED – Stay Tuned for a later date*********

Artist Talk:  Cabin Boy Knits

Website: The Cabin Boy Knits

They spin and dye locally sourced wool using natural dyes and are members of the Upper Canada Fibreshed.

Register Here by Sunday, January 15, 11:30pm.

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30pm  Virtual

Artist Talk: Bridget O’Flaherty, The Sustainable Quilter

Website:  The Sustainable Quilter

Stay Tuned For More Details….

Register Here by Sunday, February 12 11:30pm

Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30pm Virtual

Artist Talk:  Bonnie Meltzer

Website: The Social Fabric

More Details to Follow….

Register Here  by Sunday, March 12 11:30pm

Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30pm In Person & Virtual

Hands on Program

Study of : Kopel Gurwin Z”L, Israeli Artist 
Kopel made large wall hangings using wool felt applique hand-stitched onto a cotton or linen background. 
His representational pieces were mostly on biblical themes with the biblical passage in the unique lettering he created incorporated in the work.  


We will feast our eyes on images of some of his work after which we will learn his technique using felt applique to stitch a bird.
Although there is no fee for this program, you must register to receive the details.
Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30pm In Person & Virtual

Artist Talk:  Saskia Wassing


Instagram: Saskia Designs (@SASKIADESIGNS)

More Details to Follow….

***Register Here by Sunday, May 14th, 11:30pm

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