Half Jewish? Part Jewish? An eighth Jewish on your grandfather’s side?
You don't need to quantify or qualify your Jewishness! We welcome you and everything you bring to the table at Jewish& - a program that explicitly gathers multi-faith, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic folks and families for Jewish exploration, education and celebration.
From our ‘Building The Jewish& Coobook’ workshops to our Jewish Foundations classes, webinars on celebrating holidays and life cycle events from a Jewish& perspective, and our monthly community zoom check-ins, Jewish& is here to meet you wherever you are on your Jewish journey.
WHAT IS JEWISH&
We’re so proud of the outstanding programs and events we offer. Now we’re hoping we can count on you to support us! Any amount helps.
18Doors (Formerly Interfaith Family)
18Doors empowers people in interfaith relationships— individuals, couples, families and their children—to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them. https://18doors.org
Jews of Colour Canada
Jews of Colour Canada is a social group and online community for Jews of Colour and our allies in Canada.https://jewsofcolour.ca
No Silence On Race
No Silence on Race is born out of the necessity for racial equity and inclusivity in Jewish spaces in Canada. https://www.nosilenceonrace.ca
The Jews of Color Initiative
The Jews of Color Initiative is a national effort focused on building and advancing the professional, organizational and communal field for Jews of Color.https://jewsofcolorinitiative.org
Be’chol Lashon (Hebrew for “in every language”) strengthens Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. https://globaljews.org
Danforth Jewish Circle
The Danforth Jewish Circle is a joyous & inclusive, accessible & inspiring, egalitarian & independent Jewish community. Our members include singles and families of all ages who come from diverse Jewish backgrounds and cultural traditions, interfaith and intercultural families, and the full spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities https://djctoronto.com
There's always something going on with the folx at Jewish&. Check below to learn about everything we have in store right now!
Jewish& Rosh Chodesh
A monthly opportunity for connection for the Jewish& community.
Judaism 101 is an intro to Judaism class for everyone! It welcomes those who identify as Jewish or not, and those who have prior knowledge of Judaism or don't. The eight-part class explores the "Jewish bookshelf" and foundational topics of Jewish living, including Shabbat, the year cycle, lifecycle events, synagogue, and spirituality.
Jewish& In The Market: A Tour Of Kensington’s Layered Stories
Peel back the layers of Kensington’s trendy bars and enter a world of pushcarts and pamphlets, bagels and bushel baskets, delicatessens and clothing outlets, when Kensington was home to a vibrant, bustling Jewish community and Spadina Avenue was its “cosmic spine.” We’ll walk through time, recapturing what novelist Matt Cohen called “an infinity of delectable possibilities, an adolescent theme park throbbing with folk music… protest marches, idealists of all ages…” as Kensington’s Jewish community connected with the broader city and gave way to new waves of immigrants and new countercultures.
Jewish&: December Delight Family Photos
We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Jewish& December Delight Family Photos! Join us and take a beautiful family portrait with a neutral backdrop you can use for a holiday card everyone will love. 60$ for a 15-minute session and 3 edited photos.
Jewish&: Holiday Cookies
More information coming soon.
B'Humbug: A Writing Workshop Exploring Holiday Grief
The holidays are often seen as a time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends over food, gifts and bright lights of one kind or another. But for many people, December is a difficult time. Maybe the holidays bring up the grief and loss of a loved one. Maybe this time reminds you of disconnection from family and friends. Maybe you're tired of seeing happy posts and movies about the holidays. Whatever your grief looks like this holiday season, all are welcome here.
Sing Along! It's Chanukah
Whether it’s your first time lighting the candles or you’re looking to rekindle that old flame, we invite you to warm up with us for a musical festival of light! Learn the greatest hits and discover new favourites from the Chanukah songbook, while you sing along from the comfort of your living room. All are welcome regardless of identity, experience or ability.
Jewish& Synagogue Scouts
Interested in exploring congregational life in Toronto, but unsure of what might be a good fit for you/your family? Anxious about stepping into a new synagogue space for the first time? Come explore Toronto’s synagogues with your Jewish& community. Together we will scout out different services, experience what they have to offer, and hear directly from their leadership about how they are welcoming Jewish& (interfaith / mixed heritage / multicultural) people and families into their communities. Bring your curiosity and your questions, and let’s explore! Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to hear about upcoming scouting trips.