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The Miles Nadal JCC offers the highest quality affordable arts programming for adults and seniors. Our lecture series and special events feature some of the best guest speakers and performers Toronto has to offer, all in an intimate and welcoming setting. We invite you to experience moments of discovery and connect with our community. For more information please contact lisar@mnjcc.org.  If there are no programs when the button below is clicked, it simply means we are not offering anything at the present time.  Stay updated by subscribing to Culture at the J

The Hidden Jews of Brazil

Brazil is home to 40 million Jews who are descendants of the Conversos (in Hebrew Bnei Anusim) – Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the inquisitions that took place on the Iberian Peninsula (today Spain and Portugal). While many were aware of their Jewish heritage and practiced in hiding, they were left to fend for themselves. For decades, Jewish officials were apathetic… until Rabbi Ventura created Synagogues Without Borders. Presented in partnership with Sephardi Voices. Guest speaker: Rabbi Gilberto Ventura