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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&

 

UPCOMING EVENTS/COURSES

 

SUPPORT OUR WORK

We’re so proud of the outstanding line-up of programs and events we offer. Now we’re hoping we can count of you to support us! We’re still in the early stages of this work but we have lots of plans that will need financial support! Any amount helps. 

 

JEWISH& RESOURCES

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 

Global Jews 

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&.  Click the button below to learn about everything we have in store right now!

Jewish& Cookbook

Join us every month as together we build the Jewish& Cookbook – recipes from households blending traditions and cultures! Celebrate Jewish diversity and cook-a-long from your home kitchen or just pull up a seat and watch.

Jewish& Rosh Chodesh

A monthly opportunity for connection for the Jewish& community. 

Jewish& Life Cycle - Birth

Join us for the first in a 4-part series of workshops around lifecycle events for Jewish& (interfaith / multicultural / mixed heritage) families. 

In this workshop, we will cover welcoming a child into the world re: Jewish rituals, such as brit milah (circumcision) or brit shalom (baby naming ceremony), and what you can expect as a Jewish& family. Hear from local experts on what options are available to support you through this important life stage.  

Jewish& Family Photos

We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Jewish& December Delight Family Photos! Join us on Sunday Nov 7 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& Rosh Hashanah Hike

Join us for a beautiful walk on the second day of Rosh Hashanah!  Shofar blowing, tashlich (casting away), BYO apples and honey picnic. Outdoors & in-person (exact location provided upon registration)

Please bring all of the food and water you will require (no food or water will be available on site). Open to families, individuals, anyone! You MUST pre-register as registration is capped to ensure we are able to comfortably socially-distance and still provide a meaningful experience. Space is limited and we will NOT be registering people day of. 

This event is presented in partnership between Secular Synagogue and Jewish& at the Miles Nadal JCC.

Judaism 101

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 8-part class explores the foundational topics of Jewish living, including Shabbat, the year cycle, lifecycle events, synagogue, and spirituality.