illustration of a man sitting on top of a house playing the violin wearing a coat with the star of David with a barbed wire fence in the backgroundThursday, November 8, 2018
    1:30 - 3:00 pm

    For Holocaust Education Week

    "Jewish", "Degenerate", "Bolshevik" were terms the Nazis used to describe any music not acceptable to the Third Reich. "Degenerate" meant the content, political view, composer's religion or race. All Jewish musicians and composers were dismissed; many fled and were later killed. Learn how this happened and how people coped. 

    Guest speaker: Joseph Gilbert

    FREE

     

    Monday, February 4, 2019
    9:30 - 10:30 am

    Where is its place in contemporary society? What is the role of parents during this transition in a teen's life?

    Bar & Bat Mitzvot are neither in the Torah nor the Talmud, but they have become important occasions for celebration in contemporary Jewish life. Where did this combination of ritual and celebration originate? What does its contemporary experience say about Jewish identity today? How do Bar & Bat Mitzvot connect with the identities of parents as well as life-cycle transitions of children? Led by Bryan Keshen. This is offered in partnership with the Downtown Jewish Community School. 

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    FREE

    Sunday, March 24, 2019
    9:30 - 10:30 am

    Chanting our Journey from Stuckness to Expansiveness 

    The Passover Haggadah tells us that in every generation one must see oneself as if one had personally experienced Yetziat Mitzrayim (the exodus from Egypt). Matanot Lev's Annie Matan will lead participants on a journey through the themes of the Exodus using Hebrew chants and guided intentions, to support participants in noticing where we are feeling stuck in our lives today and how we can move forward to more expansiveness and freedom. This is offered in partnership with the Downtown Jewish Community School.

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    FREE

    Wednesdays, November 7 - December 12, 2018

    Lishma: Jewish Learning Project is convening a community of learners in their 20s and 30s who are excited to share their desire for greater Jewish engagement, willing to ask questions of our tradition and want to explore how it informs our lives today. Co-presented with AnnexShul, BASE, Beth Tzedec Congregation and Holy Blossom Temple.

    Join us for our first 6 week semester on Wednesday evenings at the MNjcc. We will be offering three courses.

    Course 1:

    BASE/Chevruta Track: (Partnered, beit midrash-style learning)

    Jenny Issacs - Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

    Course 2:

    Text and Context Track: (In-depth, expertly led text study)

    Rabbi Jordan Helfman - Weekly Torah for Beginners

    Course 3: 

    Hands-On Track: (Applied Jewish learning)

    Baruch Sienna - Hebrew Calligraphy as Jewish Art

     

    For more info, go to www.lishma.ca.

     

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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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