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SHABBAT & HOLIDAY RESOURCES

Everything you need to bring the holidays home!

Celebrate with MNjcc holiday bundles - free downloadable kits with activities, songs, stories, recipes, and more from your friends at the J and our partners in the downtown Toronto Jewish community. Stay tuned for our next bundle!

Shabbat at the Park

Join us in the park to welcome Shabbat and celebrate Tu be-Av – the Jewish holiday of love!

Enjoy some time on the playground, PJ Library story time, a song and craft for the holiday, and family-friendly Shabbat activities in a relaxed environment.  

BYOPicnic dinner; we’ll provide challah and grape juice! 

We invite all family members to wear white, an ancient custom for Tu be-Av.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Challah Over the Rainbow

This week is the week we tell the story of Noah and the arc, and what better way to celebrate than with a Rainbow Challah on your Shabbat table? Join us for this family-friendly rainbow challah class and demonstration! Participation is optional but an ingredient list will be sent with registration.

Back to School Shabbat

What did you do on your summer vacation? Catch up with friends old and new and celebrate the start of a new school year at the J! Join us for a Shabbat dinner for families with school aged kids on the JCC rooftop. We’ve missed you!

Shabbat Song Circle

PJ Library and MNjcc invite you to celebrate Shabbat at the J! For children ages 0-4 with their grown-ups.

Join MNjcc’s Lauren Schreiber Sasaki and friends from the Downtown Jewish Community Friday mornings every month to celebrate Shabbat, family and community. Children and their grown-ups are invited connect to each other and Jewish wisdom through songs, stories, movement and reflection. Challah and grape juice provided!