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    downtown toronto at nightSaturday, June 8, 2019
    8:00 pm – 8:00 am

    A full night of community, study, singing, snacking and more! Over 50
    sessions reinterpret and reimagine traditional Jewish texts and open up new community conversations. Special programs for kids and teens. All are welcome!
    Stay tuned for details! 


    Generously supported by the Kolel Legacy Fund at the Jewish Foundation.

    Our Groove celebrations will educate and entertain the whole family with stories, songs, games, crafts and more, inspired by Jewish holidays, values and culture. We offer an open, welcoming community for anyone curious about Jewish life and proudly include interfaith and LGBTQ+ families, as well as people of all abilities.

    Grooves are co-programmed by partners in the downtown Jewish Community: Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, Downtown Jewish Community School, MNjcc Israeli Connection, PJ Library, Matanot Lev, Camp Shomria/HaShomer Hatzair, Camp Gesher/ Habonim Dror, Darchei Noam, and the First Narayever Congregation.

    נכון שבארץ לא צריך להתאמץ כדי להרגיש חג? אווירת החג היא באוויר ומסגרות החינוך דואגות ללמד את ילדינו את המשמעויות של כל חג. כאן, אם הילדים לא במסגרות יהודיות אנחנו ההורים צריכים להתאמץ כדי שהילדים יכירו את החגים. Holiday Groove Celebrations של הדאון טאון הוא מיזם שאליו משתייכים מספר ארגונים יהודיים שונים באופיים אבל עם מטרה משותפת – לציין, לחגוג, לשמוח וללמד על החגים.

    A rainbow and an open book
    Sunday March 17, 2019 
    Purim (part of Purim Groove)
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    In celebration of Purim, we're having Drag Queen Storytime at the MNjcc! 

    Not your Bubbe's storytime! Drag Queen Storytime brings drag queens and families together to share in an hour of storytelling, dress-up, and fun in the name of literacy & freedom of expression, with a little Jewish flair. Everyone is welcome! 

    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

    This event is part of Purim Groove

    About the readers:
    JP (Fay) + Kaleb (Fluffy) are both drag performers and experienced child educators. By day JP is an educator with the TDSB. Kaleb is currently an independent Cultural Producer, but is also a childcare provider, has worked as a “manny” for years, and had his own home daycare called the Trail Mix Playgroup (cuz we’re a little nutty but we’re good for you).

    Microphone with lights in the background illuminating a purple maskThursday, March 21, 2019
    Refreshments: 1:00 pm   
    Program: 1:30-3:00 pm 

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    This cabaret show in celebration of Purim stars Nancy White, one-time CBC radio song-writing champ, co-writer of the musical “Anne & Gilbert”, the woman responsible for the CDs “Stickers on Fruit” and “Pumping Irony”, and her witty pianist Bob Johnston. Prizes for best costumes - dress up and join the fun!

    Admission: $8.00

    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    Seder meal: 12:30 pm
    Ceremony: 1:00 - 3:00 pm



    We invite you to celebrate Passover at our secular humanistic community seder. Enjoy traditional songs, participatory secular readings,
    ceremonial foods and a kosher seder meal. With special musical guests: members of the Miles Nadal JCC Daytime Choir. Presented in partnership with the Bernard Betel Centre and Healthy at Home.

    Advance registration is required by April 5. Space is limited.


    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

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