Experience moments of discovery.

    The Arts and Culture Department of the Miles Nadal JCC offers the highest quality of affordable adult arts programming in a prime downtown location that is fully accessible. Our daytime programs include lectures, concerts, literary events and cultural programs that feature some of the best guest speakers and performers Toronto has to offer, all in an intimate and welcoming setting.

    We invite you to find something that speaks to you and connects you with our community. Scroll down for dates and times.

    Registration is now available online and by phone at 416-924-6211 x0.
    For more information about any of these programs, please contact Lisa Roy at 416-924-6211 x155 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    A scene from the opera Don PasqualeMondays, November 5 - December 3, 2018
    1:30 - 3:30 pm

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    Comedy is a challenge. It is much more difficult to pull off successfully than tragedy – both for a composer and for a performer. It covers a wide-ranging spectrum … from subtle irony or droll parody to full-scale “laugh out loud” guffaws. Individual tastes – what they think is funny - vary considerably … and this is magnified on macro-social and national scales. We will explore the contrasting styles of Italian, French, Viennese, English and Russian conceptions of comic and light operas.

    With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators.

    November 5               Italian comedies         
    November 12             French Opéra Bouffes
    November 19             
    English Savoy operas
    November 26
                Russian comic operas
    December 3               Viennese operettas

    5 week series: $90; Drop-in: $22 (+HST/CIF)

    Mondays, January 14 - February 11, 2019
    1:30-3:30 pm

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    In this course, we will examine the roots, evolution and present status of the classic Hollywood musical, considering questions of aesthetics, social commentary, race and ethnicity, and changing musical forms. Films studied will include The Jazz Singer, Singin’ in the Rain, Cabaret and La La Land, influential directors such as Busby Berkeley and Vincente Minnelli, and major stars including Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bill Robinson, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.

    With film critic Adam Nayman.

    Series: $50; Drop-in: $12
    $6 drop-in
    for Toronto Jewish Film Society subscribers with valid (TJFS) ID

    Kevin Courrier Whats On Spring 2012It is with deep sorrow that the MNjcc shares the news that beloved film critic and instructor Kevin Courrier passed away on Friday October 12th. Kevin shared his passion for film and music at the JCC for over a decade through the Toronto Jewish Film Society and Film Studies lectures. His endless energy and passion for discussion and storytelling overflowed and cascaded into our community. Kevin was a gentle soul with a razor sharp mind. He elevated our understanding and appreciation of the art form that he loved. He will be dearly missed. 

    Mondays, March 18 - April 15, 2019
    1:30 - 3:30 pm

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    Canada, a relatively small country in terms of population, has consistently “punched above its weight” when producing truly world-class opera singers. We excel in other operatic disciplines as well: our stage directors, designers and conductors are in global demand. Our greatest claim to fame is for our development of operatic tenors, but we have proudly created outstanding stars in all the other vocal categories as well. In this course we will celebrate some of Canada’s finest and greatest singers – performing in some of their most celebrated roles. This course will reinforce your pride in being Canadian!

    With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators.


    March 18                    Tenors
    March 25                    Baritones
    April 1                       
    Mezzos
    April 8
                            Sopranos
    April 15                      Teresa Stratas

    5 week series: $90; Drop-in: $22 (+HST/CIF)

    Socialize over refreshments: 1:00 pm
    Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Fee: $5 (includes refreshments)

    Experience moments of discovery. Our afternoon programs include lectures, concerts, meet the author events, and some of the best guest speakers and performers that Toronto has to offer. We invite you to find something that speaks to you and connects you with our community. Scroll down for dates and times.

    For more information about our Thursday drop-ins, please contact Lisa Roy at (416) 924-6211 x155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Tickets are now available online. In-person tickets will be available on the morning of each Thursday program, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    black and white shot of the BeatlesThursday, December 6, 2018
    Refreshments: 1:00 pm   
    Program: 1:30-3:00 pm

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    The Beatles’ arrival in New York on February 7, 1964 opened North America’s doors to a wealth of British musical talent and officially launched what became known as The British Invasion – a musical phenomenon unseen before or since. John Rowlands, who toured with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five, shares his personal stories and private collection of photographs he captured of these legendary bands.

    With celebrated rock & roll photographer John Rowlands

    Fee: $5 (includes refreshments)

    Tickets will be available for in-person sales on the morning of each Thursday program, on a first-come, first-served basis. A percentage of tickets are available for advance online registration for weekly Thursday afternoon programs.

    Binoculars Building designed by Frank Gehry in Los AngelesThursday, February 7, 2019
    Refreshments: 1:00 pm   
    Program: 1:30-3:00 pm   

    Frank Gehry burst upon the international scene with his unorthodox “Binoculars Building” (1991). But it was his 1997 Guggenheim Bilbao that generated a publicity explosion and made “Starchitect” a household term. This talk explores his meteoric rise and his continuing celebrity. Guest Speaker: Peter Harris.

    Fee: $5 (includes refreshments)

    Tickets will be available for in-person sales on the morning of each Thursday program, on a first-come, first-served basis. A percentage of tickets are available for advance online registration for weekly Thursday afternoon programs.

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    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422
    Email: info@mnjcc.org

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001

    Wheelchair Accessible

    The MNjcc is committed to accessibility. Please let us know in advance if you have any accommodation needs:

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