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Shabbat and 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 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!

Upcoming Programs
Family Jungle Gym


The perfect place for little ones to get their wiggles AND their waggles out! Family Jungle Gym is indoors and includes play structures, ball pits, obstacle courses, foam builders, plasma cars, farm hoppers, mini sports equipment and MORE!

New this year – The PJ Library Reading Nook where our tiniest community members can get cozy and explore great stories.

Ages 0-5

Children of all abilities are welcome.

$5 per child 




Rec swim is now available Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Click here to learn more and sign up!

Rec Swim


Four Questions Club

Are you a Four Questions first-timer? Are you starting from scratch, or do need a little brush up before Seder night? Join your friends at the MNjcc for some pre-Passover prep and a regular opportunity to practice asking the four questions... together! Meet us on Zoom for 15 minutes a day and let’s go into Passover with confidence and excitement. We'll meet weekdays at 5pm for 15 minutes - come to one, two or every session as you're able. The program is for the youngest at the table, whatever age that may be. Presented in partnership with PJ Library Toronto and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.


I Made it Out of Clay

Join us for a hands-on holiday pottery workshop for youth ages 6-12. 


Family Day at the J

Spend Family Day with your friends at the J! We’ve got tons of fun activities for the whole family, including Jungle Gym, Face Painting, Dance, Yoga, Martial Arts, Basketball, Soccer, PJ Library Storytime, and more! If you plan to hit the pool for rec swim, be sure to pack your swimsuit and register separately. Check out our full schedule here.

Free for members / $5 otherwise


Purim in the Park

Come join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening of Purim play - a costume parade, Megillah reading (a kid-friendly English language abridged version), hamantashens & pizza in the park. All are invited to come in costume and take part in our Purim parade, and be sure to bring your noise makers for our Megillah reading! We will be accepting donations of non-perishable foods for The Fort York Food Bank for Matanot L’Evyonim (giving to those in need). Presented in partnership with Shana Tobi Young Family Connector at UJA Federation. 

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