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books & literature

Book Club


Exchange ideas, participate in engaging discussions and connect with JCC community members at our monthly Virtual Book Club.


The Island of Sea Women

On Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The Lincoln Highway

On Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


On Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch

On Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Literary Lectures and Discussions


The Miles Nadal JCC offers the highest quality affordable arts programming for adults and seniors. Our lecture series and special events feature some of the best guest speakers and performers Toronto has to offer, all in an intimate and welcoming setting. We invite you to experience moments of discovery and connect with our community. For more information please contact

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Special Literary Events


TPL presents Richard Ovenden: Libraries as Defenders of Open Society
Richard Ovenden, distinguished Director of the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford, and author of Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge, in conversation with Nahlah Ayed (CBC Ideas), at Toronto Reference Library's Appel Salon space. Richard Ovenden looks at the central role that libraries and archives play in ensuring knowledge and history are preserved; how political, religious, and cultural motivations can drive censorship, book banning and other threats to our open and civil society, and how the work of libraries and archives are pillars for open society and in support of democracy. Presented by the Toronto Public Library, in partnership with the Miles Nadal JCC. Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, Thursday Feb 23, 7:00pm.This free program will be recorded.



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