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The JCC’s engaging group fitness classes have now migrated online with live workouts streaming throughout the day. Programming thus far includes core routines, stretching sessions, total-body workouts and even virtual cardio kickboxing classes

The Best Gyms and Fitness Programs in Toronto: The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto’s Annex neighborhood is a laid-back place to come work out and one that has a lot to offer when it comes to getting and staying fit. Here you'll find a heated saltwater pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna in both men’s and women’s locker rooms, more than 90 group exercise classes per week, a dedicated free weight studio, martial arts training and a team of highly trained instructors and trainers to help you meet your fitness goals. They also offer nutritional programs, nutritional counselling, wellness talks, meditation, massage and more


Top 25 Gyms in Toronto by Neighbourhood: A staple in the community, Miles Nadal JCC is a dynamic hub. It's an aquatics centre (with a salt pool), as well as a fitness centre with over 75 exercise classes. It also hosts regular seasonal camps for kids

The Best Indoor Swimming Pools in Toronto: Head to the Freddie Shore Aquatic Centre in this facility right across from Spadina station and you'll be treated to a fully-accessible heated saltwater pool in the heart of downtown.


My whole family has been going to the Bloor JCC since we moved to Toronto many years ago. I now live in the area and spend a ton of time at the gym. It pretty much has it all:- nice facilities - a new basketball court - every type of weight and machine you could need - a saltwater pool - a great saltwater hot tub and wet and dry saunas. While not everyone lives in the neighbourhood, the JCC is perfectly located at Bloor and Spadina right on two subway lines. Most importantly the people who run the place and people I meet by chance are all great. The staff get to know people by name and are super friendly and I have made some good friends just randomly meeting people while working out.


Toronto's Best Gyms: The JCC isn’t just old men sitting in a steam room, complaining. Downtown’s only saltwater pool, complete with three speeds of swimming lanes, makes it a go-to destination for serious swimmers.

Filipina-Canadian playwright Primrose Madayag Knazan is the winner of the 2021 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition.

Madayag Knazan’s work, “Precipice,” was chosen by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, together with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Segal Centre for the Arts, The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and Neptune Theatre.


"Disabled artists changing perspectives through art

A public art installation is highlighting inclusiveness and awareness of disabled artists. Videographer Audra Brown with how more than 50 artists have put their stories on "Dis/Play."


"Dis/Play features over 50 disabled creatives around Toronto. Dis/Play, a free, public Disability Arts project featuring over 50 disabled creatives at three locations in Toronto from November 12-27, 2021. Dis/Play is an outdoor, public art video installation projected on unique spaces at Walmer Road Baptist Church, Artscape Wychwood Barns, and Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto."

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"Cream cheese and Covid Culture: In Dream Scenes, photographer Martha Davis allows seniors to fulfil their wildest fantasies thanks to the magic of green screens."

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"On their first Noel at home, more interfaith families are trying out trees and stockings. Judging by the current contents of her apartment, Lauren Schreiber Sasaki is a woman who loves nothing more than celebrating Christmas at home."

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"It's very important for me to make film from my community, about my's the kind of work that I want to be doing. What we really focus on at ReelAbilities is the marginalized population of disabled and deaf folks."


“This is a crossroads of the Annex. It’s a crossroad of the TTC system as well. It’s incredibly central. It’s downtown, but not really downtown. It’s certainly not uptown, but everybody can reach us…I will say that there’s no accessible washroom on this strip of like Bloor Street…I don’t think that the Annex is accessible enough,” said Arbeid.


"CBC today announced AccessCBC: A CBC Initiative for Creators with a Disability, a new national pilot program for Deaf and disabled creators that will provide training, mentorship and, on certain selected projects, financing support, to create scripted and documentary content. For this pilot program, CBC is partnering with the ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto presented by the Miles Nadal JCC (RAFFTO), which provides creative opportunities and training for persons with a disability who work in film, television and/or video content production."


"From Zoom latkes to a sold-out drag show: How the queer Jewish community is celebrating its second pandemic Hanukkah. LGBTQ+ at the J, a community-building program from the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, is promoting the most queer-centred Hanukkah events since the program was formed over three years ago."


"A look at the meeting of Jewish and queer identities in film and television: Stav Meishar speaks about the intersection of Jewish and queer identities as part of Pride Month. The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto is celebrating Pride Month with a Zoom lecture by queer multidisciplinary stage artist Stav Meishar, who will be exploring the intersection of Jewish and queer identities in film and television."


"UpStart is proud to announce the 52 professionals accepted into the four national cohorts of its Change Accelerator program. UpStart’s Change Accelerator equips intrapreneurs – the bold leaders making meaningful change within our community’s Jewish institutions – to employ an entrepreneur’s mindset, change course quickly, and develop creative solutions to meet the current moment."


"Toronto Jewish community to host virtual Hanukkah events. Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre executive director Harriet Wichin talks to Liem Vu about the virtual Hanukkah ceremonies being organized for the community."


"How can we have this communal responsibility to meet individual needs? This taught me a lot to learn about conflicts of can we make sure that everyone's access needs are being met?"

- Emunah Woolf, LGBTQ at the J


additional media coverage from 2020 and earlier can be requested by emailing Jo Michaels, Director of Marketing & Communications

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