Featured Events

    Illustration of a vase of flowers, two candles, a loaf of challah and a gobletFriday August 24, 2018
    Family Service at 6:00 pm, followed by a Kosher Shabbat dinner.
    Kids' programming to follow
    Location: MNjcc

    All are welcome at the No Shush Intergenerational Shabbat. Come alone or with your whole family to a relaxed, playful, and accessible Shabbat experience. Individuals and families of all backgrounds and Jewish affiliations are welcome. Kosher Mediterranean-themed dinner provided (gluten-free, vegetarian options available upon request). After dinner, explore multi-sensory Shabbat-related activities. Dinner is preceded by a joyful and interactive Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Noam Katz.
    Services, dinner and children's programming are free. Donations to support the event are encouraged. Register here to save your spot.

    a woman in a wedding dress and a bridesmaid smile at their reflections in the mirror, black and white photoJuly 14 - August 29, 2018

    Something Borrowed Celebrating Weddings at the Ontario Jewish Archives

    Life cycle events such as weddings figure quite prominently in the collections of the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA). Photographs along with textual records such as invitations, rabbi registries and ketubot (Jewish marriage contracts) are incredibly rich evidence of the growing Jewish community, and how they established themselves in Canada during the first half of the twentieth century and into the post war period.

    There is a rich vocabulary around marriage rituals that is deeply rooted both in Jewish tradition and contemporary culture. Elements drawn from contemporary culture reflect the social trends of the moment—from hair style, fashion, and food to the music. Conversely, the Jewish wedding customs have been in practice for over three millennia—from finding one’s bashert (soul mate), the signing of the ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) to the chuppah (wedding canopy), and to the breaking of the glass at the ceremony’s finale.

    Though these shared customs connect us to the tradition, across time and place, the wedding is also a reflection of the couple’s individual backgrounds. From the photographs presented here, we can glean information about their synagogue affiliation, their familial heritage, and even where they lived. This material also tells the narratives of important demographic shifts. As the community moved north from the city’s downtown neighbourhoods, the smaller shuls and home weddings gave way to fashionable suburban-style synagogues.

    Whether examining a highly formal early twentieth-century studio portrait or a glamorous 1960s bridal portrait, these images offer an opportunity to get lost in the romance and history of a flourishing community.  Le Chaim!



     

    a bike in the center of foliage July 16 - August 31, 2018

    Join our Summer Fitness Challenge! Pick up your stamp card at our fitness desk between July 16 and August 31 for the chance to win a new bike and saddlebag from Curbside Cycle in the Annex (value: $1000+). The winning card will be drawn on September 4! 

    What's the Challenge?

    Every time you work out here, whether it's taking a group exercise class, going swimming, or doing a personal training session, you've completed a Challenge. Head over to the fitness desk afterwards to get a stamp on your card.

    Social Bonus Stamps

    Use the hashtag #MNjccSummerFitness and tag @mnjccfitness and/or @milesnadaljcc on social media, then show the fitness desk staff. 

    *Stamps are limited to one workout and/or one social bonus per day.

     

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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:
    140344243 RR0001

    Wheelchair Accessible

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

    inclusion@mnjcc.org | 416.924.6211