Enjoy stimulating daytime lectures series about Art, Opera, Film, Music, History and Dance with high profile guest speakers in a welcoming and intimate setting. Programs run from September – June.

    For more information about all Adult Daytime Culture and Education programming, please contact Lisa Roy at 416-924-6211 x155 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Interior of the Paris Opera HouseMondays, March 23 - April 27, 2020 (*no class March 30)
    1:30 - 3:30 pm

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    With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators

    For centuries, Paris has been both a model and a magnet - the richest and most dominant city in Europe. As a model, Parisian fashions in architecture, dress, literature and music radiated across the continent. Parisian cultural influence on Russia, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain is unparalleled. As a magnet, it attracted the world’s greatest artists and innovators – and any success in Paris ensured not only widespread fame but also unprecedented financial rewards. As a result, nearly all of the greatest opera composers, both domestic and foreign-born (e.g. Lully, Rameau, Gluck, Meyerbeer, Verdi, Bizet, Massenet, Debussy, etc.) created their greatest works for Paris. And the city of Paris is the place-setting for many of the world’s most famous and most loved operas, including La Bohème, La Traviata, Manon, and Andrea Chénier.

    In this course, we will use a loose historical framework to trace the development of operas created for the city and to illustrate operas, composed in later times, set in each period of the city’s fascinating history. In so doing, we will not only learn about a great model and“magnet city … but also about the breadth of the art-form of opera itself.


    Monday March 23
          The Ancien Régime and The French Revolution
    Monday April 6           Bohemian Paris and The Citizen King
    Monday April 13         La Gloire - Paris in the Second Empire
    Monday April 20         Opera and Paris in La Belle Époque
    Monday April 27         Paris in the Fin de Siècle and Paris Today

    Series: $90; Drop-in: $22 (+HST/CIF)

    Socialize over refreshments: 1:00 pm
    Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Experience moments of discovery.

    The Adult Daytime Culture and Education program of the Miles Nadal JCC offers the highest quality of affordable arts programming for adults and seniors in a prime downtown location that is fully accessible. Our weekly afternoon programs feature some of the best guest speakers and performers Toronto has to offer, all in an intimate and welcoming setting. Socialize over refreshments before enjoying a stimulating lecture, concert, cultural program or literary event – a different program every week! Programs run from September – June. We invite you to find something that speaks to you and connects you with our community.

    For more information about all Adult Daytime Culture and Education programming, please contact Lisa Roy at 416-924-6211 x155 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Admission: $5/program (includes refreshments)

    Advance tickets are available for each program on our website or at our Information Desk. A limited number of tickets per program will be available for in-person sales the morning of each program, on a first-come, first-served basis.


    Toronto Musical Concerts2January 30, 2020
    REFRESHMENTS: 1:00 PM
    PROGRAM: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

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    Featuring ensemble members from Toronto Musical Concerts, with special guest Leslie Arden
    Get a behind-the-scenes sneak peak at award-winning Canadian musical The House of Martin Guerre which will be performed in the Al Green Theatre April 3-4. Enjoy performances from Leslie Arden's emotionally charged score, learn about this production’s fascinating history, pedigree and staging, and meet some of the cast members and production team.

    Admission: $5

    RazzleDazzle Winter2020 webicon Jan9February 6, 2020
    REFRESHMENTS: 1:00 PM
    PROGRAM: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

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    Why is Chicago still running after 23 years on Broadway and preparing to headline the 2020 Stratford Festival season? The answer isn’t just in the magic of its original director/ choreographer Bob Fosse, but the synergy he created with Gwen Verdon, his wife, and Ann Reinking, his lover, both on and off the stage.

    Admission $5

    A picture of a white colonial style building with the text "Jamaican Jewish Heritage Centre"February 20
    REFRESHMENTS: 1:00 PM
    PROGRAM: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

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    With guest speaker Rivka Campbell
    Jews of Colour (JOC) is a pan-ethnic term used to identify Jews whose family origins lie in African, Asian, or Latin American countries. JOC may identify as being of Black, Latino, Asian, biracial, or multi-racial heritage, while Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews from North African and Arab lands vary as to whether they self-identify as JOC. A common question posed to JOCs is “What’s your story?” Rivka’s story will include a brief history of the Caribbean, focusing on Jews of Jamaica, and will culminate with the story of navigating within the Jewish community as a JOC. This presentation will widen the scope of what it means to be Jewish in Canada and throughout the world.

    Presented in partnership with A Different Booklist as part of Black History Month

    Admission $5

    detail of the scroll of esther, a combination of hebrew and illustrated peopleMarch 5, 2020
    REFRESHMENTS: 1:00 PM
    PROGRAM: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

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    Judaica artist Laya Crust has scribed the entire scroll of Esther and illustrated it with 32 paintings based on 15th century Persian manuscript art. In celebration of Purim and International Women’s Day, learn about the time line of Persian history, the rules for scribing a megillah, and this realm that was until recent years traditionally reserved for men.

    Admission $5

     

    a woman with red hair in a red dress holds a microphone and smirks at the cameraThursday March 12, 2020
    REFRESHMENTS: 1:00 PM
    PROGRAM: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

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    Starring Rebecca Perry, presented by Smile Theatre
    Judy Garland. Lucille Ball. Bette Davis. Betty Hutton – four trailblazers who began their careers in the 1930s, and collectively helped make women more prominent and powerful forces in the film industry. Fighting against studio control, each refused to be “just another ingénue”. This one-woman show features marvellous melodies and scandalous headlines from the Golden Age of Hollywood!

    Admission: $10.00

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    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