Our Groove celebrations will educate and entertain the whole family with stories, songs, games, crafts and more, inspired by Jewish holidays, values and culture. We offer an open, welcoming community for anyone curious about Jewish life and proudly include interfaith and LGBTQ+ families, as well as people of all abilities.

    Grooves are co-programmed by partners in the downtown Jewish Community: Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, Downtown Jewish Community School, MNjcc Israeli Connection, PJ Library, Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism, Camp Shomria/HaShomer Hatzair, Camp Gesher/ Habonim Dror, and the First Narayever Congregation.

    נכון שבארץ לא צריך להתאמץ כדי להרגיש חג? אווירת החג היא באוויר ומסגרות החינוך דואגות ללמד את ילדינו את המשמעויות של כל חג. כאן, אם הילדים לא במסגרות יהודיות אנחנו ההורים צריכים להתאמץ כדי שהילדים יכירו את החגים. Holiday Groove Celebrations של הדאון טאון הוא מיזם שאליו משתייכים מספר ארגונים יהודיים שונים באופיים אבל עם מטרה משותפת – לציין, לחגוג, לשמוח וללמד על החגים.

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    Sunday, December 8, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Winner of the JCCA Zahav Award for early childhood education and family engagement

    Fay and Fluffy's Storytime brings drag queens and families together to share in an hour of storytelling, dress-up, and fun in the name of literacy & freedom of expression, with a little Jewish flair. Everyone is welcome! 

    Note: Pre-registration does not guarantee entry so make sure you come early! 

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    About the readers:
    JP (Fay) + Kaleb (Fluffy) are both drag performers and experienced child educators. By day JP is an educator with the TDSB. Kaleb is currently an independent Cultural Producer, but is also a childcare provider, has worked as a “manny” for years, and had his own home daycare called the Trail Mix Playgroup (cuz we’re a little nutty but we’re good for you).

     

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    Dark purple ampersand on light purple backgroundHalf Jewish? Part Jewish? An eighth Jewish on your grandfather’s side? Stop quantifying and qualifying your Jewishness! We welcome you and everything you bring to the table at Jewish& - a new program that explicitly gathers multi-faith and cross-cultural individuals, couples and families for Jewish exploration, education and celebration. 

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    ChanukahGroove webiconDecember 15, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Prepare for 8 nights of wonder with one day of fun!
    Songs, stories, jungle gym, arts & crafts and tasty holiday treats to get you in the Chanukah mood.
    For all kids and their grown-ups - everyone is welcome!

    Limited tickets available at the door, please register in advance

    9:30 am Early entry time for families with sensory processing sensitivities.

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    Friday, January 17 - March 27, 2020 (*no class Mar 20)
    10:30 - 11:30 am

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    Ages 0-4 with their grown-ups.

    Shabbat Song Circle is a spacious, playful and meaningful experience geared to families with children ages 0-4.

    Join us on Friday mornings to celebrate Shabbat, family and community. Grown-ups and their children connect to each other and Jewish wisdom through songs, stories, movement and reflection. Older siblings are welcome. Challah and grape juice will be served.

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    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422
    Email: info@mnjcc.org

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001