Shabbat at the J

    a woman holds a puppetFridays, October 5 - December 14, 2018
    10:00 - 11:00 am
    11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Ages 0-4 with their grown-ups.

    Shabbat Groove is a spacious, playful and meaningful experience geared to families with children ages 0-4.

    Join Kohenet Annie Matan on Friday mornings to celebrate Shabbat, family and community. Grown-ups and their children connect to each other and Jewish wisdom through songs, stories, movement and reflection. Older siblings are welcome. Challah and grape juice will be served.

    Our community proudly includes all kinds of families: LGBTQ+, interfaith, patrilineal, Jewish, Jew-ish and those of other backgrounds who are curious about Shabbat and seeking community. We welcome participants of all abilities. Co-presented with PJ Library.



    מה יותר ישראלי מארוחת שישי עם חברים? בואו להתחיל את סוף השבוע באווירה אחרת. תנו לנו להכין את הארוחה ובואו לדבר, להכיר,לנוח וליהנות מהפעלות לילדים בניחוח ישראלי,  ארוחת ערב ואפילו קצת רעש ובלגן.

    ימי שישי (ספטמבר 21, נובמבר 30, ינואר 11, מרץ 1, מאי 24)

    6:30-8:30 pm

    מבוגרים:15$  ן ילדים: ללא עלות

    Read more in English below

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    MNjcc’s Shabbat Together is a monthly series emphasizing positive, accessible and meaningful Shabbat experiences for the downtown Jewish community. Each Shabbat Together offers participatory services, blessings, dinner and interactive activities.
    No Shush Shabbats serve families and individuals who have felt ‘shushed’ out of Jewish communal spaces or who have not been able to enjoy them due to a lack of accessibility. These are family-friendly, inclusive, participatory, energetic and noisy by design!
    LGBTQ+ Ally Shabbats provide a welcoming space for those who identify as part of the wider Jewish LGBTQ+ community to connect in a meaningful, inclusive way during Shabbat.
    Community Shabbats welcome those in the Jewish community who may experience financial or other barriers to celebrating or observing Shabbat.

    Contact Cara Gold for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (416) 924-6211 x388




    LGBTQ iconFriday, November 30, 2018
    LGBTQ+ Shabbat - for LGBTQ+ and allies (at Woldfond Centre)

    Register here



    Community iconFriday, December 14, 2018
    Community Shabbat (at Holy Blossom)



    Community iconFriday, January 18, 2018
    Community Shabbat


    NoShush iconFriday, February 22, 2018
    No Shush Shabbat



    LGBTQ iconFriday, March 15, 2018
    LGBTQ+ Shabbat - for LGBTQ+ and allies



    Community iconFriday, April 12, 2018
    Community Shabbat



    Community iconFriday, May 24, 2018
    Community Shabbat



    LGBTQ iconDate TBD
    Pride Shabbat



    Community icon

    Friday, July 19, 2018
    Community Shabbat






    Illustration of a loaf of challah with sheaves of wheatFriday, December 14
    Upcoming dates: Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, June 14
    (The second Friday of each month) 
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Need to stock up on essentials so that you can celebrate Shabbat at home? Stop by our lobby to buy twisted challah and Shabbat treats from Grodzinski’s Bakery. Your purchase helps make the MNjcc’s programs accessible for all.




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    Friday November 23, 2018
    Refreshments: 12:30 pm
    Concert and Shabbat Ceremony 1:00 - 2:30 pm

    We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us at our monthly Friday afternoon program. Enjoy a Jewish-themed concert featuring renowned cantors, rabbis and popular musicians, as well as a participatory Shabbat ceremony, challah and traditional treats. Presented in partnership with the Bernard Betel Centre and Healthy at Home.

    FREE - To register, please call (416) 924-6211 x0 or register below. 


    Contact & Info

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

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422

    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: | 416.924.6211