The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc) has welcomed over two million people to the corner of Bloor and Spadina during the building’s 60+ year history. The changing makeup of our membership is a testament not only to the vibrancy and diversity of the Annex neighbourhood but to Toronto’s own evolution. We provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be active, learn, connect and participate in a wide range of cultural experiences. Rooted in Jewish values, the MNjcc is open to all.

    OUR 2018-2021 STRATEGIC PLAN HIGHLIGHTS

    FOCUS AREA 1 - BELONGING & INCLUSION
    •Build the next generation of MNjcc community
    •Be the community hub of downtown Jewish life
    •Build on our successful leadership in Inclusion

    FOCUS AREA 2 - MODERN EXCELLENCE
    • Go digital and operate in modern ways
    • Strive to be a destination for excellence, by focusing on what we do best and enhancing the JCC experience
    • Increase opportunities for engagement and strengthen our financial sustainability 

    FOCUS AREA 3 - HEALTH & WELLNESS
    • Be a community-oriented fitness and wellness centre that welcomes and retains the next generation
    • Strengthen our portfolios in therapeutic and inclusive fitness and wellness
    • Win on program experience and build a culture of engagement

    MISSION
    The MNjcc strives to be an inclusive and welcoming hub for a healthy and joyful community, anchored in Jewish values, where all downtown Toronto feel they belong.

    The MNjcc is home to a 3800+ member state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, the 285 seat Al Green Theatre, four schools, three choirs, a wide range of arts and cultural activities, Jewish Life programming, and a robust adult cultural program. It is a founding member of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor, and the lead organizer of the annual Annex Family Festival.

    In 1953 we moved from Brunswick Avenue to this intersection and in 2004 we reopened a brand new centre, thanks to the support of the community through UJA Federation's Tomorrow Campaign and a lead gift from Miles Nadal. Through the years we have not only offered a home to the Jewish community, but to immigrants and artists, young families and seniors. In fact, throughout our history, our membership has been about 50% Jewish - reflecting our wide and diverse population.

    The vital role of a community centre is more important today than ever. The MNjcc offers a complete range of recreational, educational, and arts and cultural programs so that our neighbourhood can come together and connect.  It isn’t just about what you receive at a centre like the Miles Nadal JCC, but about what you take with you when you leave and what you give back. We are proud of the role the MNjcc has played in creating city leaders, building lifelong friendships and offering a foundation for families – a place where families can grow, where they can connect, where, in fact, they belong.

    2018 brings change for our members and families, including a new strategic plan and new leadership in the Executive Director’s office. The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Harriet Wichin to the role, and while Harriet is a very familiar face around the MNjcc, we are confident that she will bring new perspectives and rise to new heights. And it is with great fondness that we also say goodbye to retiring Executive Director, Ellen Cole. We won’t miss her, of course, since she’s promised to return regularly to sing show tunes in the women’s locker room. Happy retirement, Ellen!

    Change is afoot at the J, and if you splash in the pool or pose in downward dog on the rooftop, you just might feel it!

    --Jodi Shanoff


    Our Board of Directors

    • Jodi Shanoff • President
    • Trish Del Sorbo
    • Natalie Fingerhut
    • Steven Friedman
    • Paul Garfinkel
    • Karen Goldenberg
    • Ben Katz
    • Frank Jacobs
    • Ruth Lambert • Secretary 
    • Frank Lewinberg
    • Miles S. Nadal
    • Brian Pukier • Treasurer
    • Zach Roher
    • Harold Wolkin • Immediate Past President

    The Miles Nadal JCC is at 750 Spadina Ave, at the corner of Bloor and Spadina in the heart of Toronto's Annex neighbourhood.

    To get to us via the TTC:

    Take either LINE 2 Bloor/Danforth or LINE 1 Yonge/University/Spadina line to Spadina Station. You can access the TTC Trip Planner here.

    Driving from the West-End:

    Take Bloor Street east to Spadina Ave.
    Or take the Gardner to Spadina Ave and then north to Bloor Street.

    Driving from the East-End:

    Take Danforth Ave. west until it turns into Bloor Street and continue west to Spadina Ave.
    Or take the Gardner Expressway to Spadina Ave. and then north to Bloor Street.

    Driving from the North:

    Take the Allen Expressway to Eglinton and go east to Spadina Rd, then south to Bloor St.
    Or take Bathurst Street south to Bloor Street and then east to Spadina Ave.

     


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    The MNjcc Memorial Page is a space where we acknowledge those members who have recently passed away. May their memory be a blessing.

    If you know of an MNjcc member who has recently passed away, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will include them on this page.

    2018

    Jacob Zavitz
    Diana Meredith
    Jacquie Chic
    Andy Grossman
    Peter Gold

    2017

    Leslie MacNeill 
    Sally Benyes
    Jessie Caryll  
    Don Watterson
    Daryl Craig 

    2016

    Lisa Benshabat 


    Please consider the MNjcc in your estate planning. A gift in your Will can help to ensure that future generations experience the same joy and wonderful ‘community’ that the JCC inspires today. For more information, contact Director of Development Fallon Butler at (416) 924-6211 x118 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    ishpadinaa signWe would like to acknowledge the diversity of the First Peoples of this area. The Miles Nadal JCC is in the Dish with One Spoon Territory, a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land.

    We are grateful to have the opportunity to live, work, and meet on this territory. We honour these peoples as stewards of this land, builders of communities, and shapers and keepers of culture.

    We seek to collaborate, create, and join together in a spirit of reconciliation.

     

    WELCOME TO THE MNJCC ONLINE PORTAL

    This portal will allow you to check your account balance, change your credit card number, update your address, and register for select programs online.

    To access our Online Portal please follow the steps below:

    Read the following and then click on the button below.

    • If you have already done business with the MNjcc and given us your email address, click on "Create Login/Forgot Password," enter the email address you gave to the MNjcc and press submit.  Your username and password will be emailed to you.

    • If you have already done business with the MNjcc but did NOT give your email address, please call 416-924-6211 x0 to have your email address added to your account, and then we will automatically send you your username and password.

    • If you are brand new to the MNjcc and have never interacted with us before you can click on "Become a Patron" and follow the prompts to create a patron account with the MNjcc. (A Patron can use programs and services at the MNjcc but is not a member of our Fitness Centre.  If you would like to become a fitness member, please contact 416-924-6211 x500 to set up a tour.)

    Once you have a username and password you will be able to log in, see your account, and register for select programs online.

    If you have any questions please contact 416-924-6211 x0 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Manage Account and Online Registration Button

     

    Extra Questions/Information

    • How do I use a credit on my account? Credits can only be used with phone and in person registrations.
    • How do I register with the Freddie Shore Learn to Swim program? These registrations need to be done by phone or in person.
    • Make sure you register the correct person in the program. If that person is not in the system please add them as a patron, sign them up, and then let us know and we can link the accounts together. If you register the wrong person in the program, you may be subject to a cancellation fee, and may not be guaranteed a spot in the program.
    • I'm a member, and I have logged in, but it is still showing registration doesn't start until August 15. Don't worry, at 8:00 am August 8, 2018 those logged in members will be able to register for the program. If you log in before 8:00 am make sure you refresh your screen after 8:00 am.

    The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc) has welcomed over two million people to the corner of Bloor and Spadina during the building’s 60+ year history. The changing makeup of our membership is a testament not only to the vibrancy and diversity of the Annex — but to Toronto’s own evolution. We provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be active, learn, connect and participate in a wide range of cultural experiences. Rooted in Jewish values, the MNjcc is open to all.

    The MNjcc is home to a 3,800 member state of the art Fitness Centre, the 285 seat Al Green Theatre, four schools, three choirs, a wide range of arts and cultural activities, Jewish Life programming, and a robust Seniors' program. It is a founding member of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor, and the lead organizer of the annual Annex Family Festival.

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    In 1953 we moved from Brunswick Avenue to this intersection and in 2004 we reopened a brand new centre, thanks to the support of the community through UJA federation, the Tomorrow Campaign and the lead gift from Miles Nadal. Through the years we have not only offered a home to the Jewish community, but to immigrants and artists, young families and seniors. In fact, throughout our 60+year history, our membership has been 50 percent Jewish and 50 percent non-Jewish, reflecting our wide and diverse population!

    The vital role of a community centre is more important today than ever. The MNjcc offers a complete range of recreational, educational, and arts and cultural programs so that our neighbourhood can come together as one.

    It isn’t just about what you receive at a centre like the Miles Nadal JCC, but about what you take with you when you leave — and what you give back. We are proud of the role the MNjcc has played in creating city leaders, building lifelong friendships and offering a foundation for families – a place where families can grow, where they can connect, where, in fact, they belong.

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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

    Wheelchair Accessible

    The MNjcc is committed to accessibility. Please let us know in advance if you have any accommodation needs:

    inclusion@mnjcc.org | 416.924.6211