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The United Way Silent Auction

an illustrated silhouette of a person holding a finger to their lips over a paisley backgroundNovember 6 - 20, 2017

In the Fitness Centre Lobby
Bid on incredible arts & culture and fitness items to help us reach our goal of $9000!

Thank you to all of our generous donors:
The Al Green Theatre · Against the Grain · Annie Matan · The Bata Shoe Museum · Bloor Hot Docs Cinema · Cobs Bread · Fennel Eatery & Juice Bar ·The Fringe Festival · The Hockey Hall of Fame ·The International Festival of Authors · Marla Powers · Medieval Times · MNjcc Fitness Centre · MNjcc Pottery Studio · MNjcc Toronto Jewish Film Society ·Mysterious Minds Escape Room · Mysteriously Yours Theatre Dinner · Southbrook Winery · Steamwhistle Brewry · TAFELMUSIK · Tarragon Theatre · Theatre Direct · Trish Del Sorbo

The United Way Bake Sale

The words Bake Sale spelled out in differently decorated cookiesMonday November 20, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

In the MNjcc Lobby
SUPPORTING THE UNITED WAY IS A PIECE OF CAKE! Enjoy a tasty treat and contribute to the United Way at the same time. Please help us exceed our goal of $9,000 and say YES to creating change!

Important Community Update


Dear MNjcc Members and Friends,

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on March 7, the Miles Nadal JCC received bomb threat that turned out to be a false alarm.
We take all matters concerning security very seriously and by following established protocols our staff were able to evacuate the building in under 10 minutes, taking children and members to safety.
Toronto’s Emergency Services were on site within minutes and conducted a thorough search and called the all-clear. The MNjcc reopened within two hours.
We are working very closely with the Toronto Police and Community Security and feel more secure than ever with their increased vigilance.
Our thanks go out to our Emergency Services and to the hundreds of people from across Toronto’s vast spectrum of diversity, who sent messages of solidarity and support. Together we are stronger.
We’re back in our building and back in business. Thank you to all for your words of support.

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Ellen T. Cole, Executive Director

Music Faculty Bios

Gretchen Paxson-Abbergersmiling woman holding violin

Director, MNjcc Suzuki Program and Music Department

Gretchen lives in Toronto where she is the Artistic Director as well as a violin teacher at the Miles Nadal JCC Suzuki Program, now in its 25th year, and Chair of the MNjcc Music Department. Gretchen also teaches at the North York Suzuki School of Music. Gretchen holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College where she studied painting with Pat Adams, violin with Jacob Glick, and composition with Henry Brant. She received her undergraduate degree in performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and completed her Masters degree in Baroque Violin in the Mannes College of Music’s Historical Performance Department.

Read more: Music Faculty Bios

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Important Notices

Sunday November 19
Bloor St Closed Christie St - Avenue Rd
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Changes to our Hours:
Sunday December 24

7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday December 25
Tuesday December 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday December 31
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday January 1
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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