An open book with rainbow colours behind it
    Sunday, June 13, 2020 (Pride)
    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! 

    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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    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.

    Blue background with depicting the passing of time with the sun and the moonThursday May 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 1:15 am

    Save the date for this year's Virtual Tikkun Leil Shavuot!

    A virtual night of community, study, snacking and more! There are many ways to plug into Tikkun this year. Live sessions will be hosted throughout the evening; pre-recorded ‘Torah Slams’ from your favourite downtown Rabbis and leaders will be released throughout the evening; and a self-guided supplement sourced from community leaders that reinterpret and reimagine traditional Jewish texts and open new community conversations. All are welcome!


    Yom Ha’atzmaut 2020 Global Events 
    April 29, 10:00 am – 8:45 pm  

    (For a list of MNjcc events happening for Yom Ha'atzmaut, check out our schedule at


    Krav Maga 


    Day, time: April 29, 10:00-11:00 am 

    LinkYom Ha'Atzmaot2020 - UJA

    DescriptionKrav Maga with Israeli instructor Niv Goffman


    Arts & Crafts  


    Day, time: April 29, 11:00 -11:30 am

    LinkYom Ha'Atzmaot 2020 - UJA

    Description:Making Israeli flag and mobiles


    Etgar Israel 2020 Global Kahoot 

    Organization: JCC global partner with Etgar Israel

    Day, time: April 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


    DescriptionEtgar Israel 2020 Global Kahoot

    fun Kahoot! About Israel 

    Storytime with PJ Library  


    Day, time: April 29, 11:30 - 12:00 pm

    LinkYom Ha'Atzmaot 2020 - UJA

    DescriptionStorytime with PJ Library


    Herzl's Vision in 20/20

    OrganizationUJA partner with Beth-Tzedec

    Day, time: April 29, 12:00-1:00 pm


    Description: Special reflection on Theodor Herzl's vision for the Jewish State, moderated by Rabbi Steven Wernick, Dr. David Breakstone of UJA's partner

    Cooking Israeli style 


    Day, time: April 29, 12:00-1:00 pm

    LinkYom Ha'Atzmaot2020 - UJA

    DescriptionCooking Israeli Style featuring several Israeli chefs.

    Join celebrity guests and people from across the world on this star-studded


    Israeli Sport Hour 


    Day, time: April 29, 1:00-2:00 pm

    LinkYom Ha'Atzmaot 2020 - UJA

    DescriptionWinning Together: 72 Years in Motion -Sports, Community and Achievements

    Worldwide Celebration of Israel's Independence Day 

    OrganizationThe Jewish Federations of North America's

    Day, time: April 29, 2:00-3:00 pm

    LinkJewish Federations ofNorth America

    Description:The Jewish Federations of North America's Worldwide Celebration of Israel's Independence Day- Special PerformanceMATISYAHU from his homeAmerican TV and film star Joshua MalinaChefs from around the worldetc. 

    Global Dance Party  

    OrganizationThe Jewish Agency for Israel

    Day, time: April 29, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

    Link: Global Celebration of Israel's Independence Day

    DescriptionGlobal Dance Party with Israel's Leading Radio Station

    Children’s performance by Freckles World 


    Day, time: April 29, 4:10 - 5:00 pm

    Link Yom Ha'Atzmaot 2020 - UJA

    DescriptionChildren’s performance by Freckles WorldEnglish performance followed by a Hebrew one

    Cooking with Chef Anthony Rose  


    Day, time: April 29, 6:00-6:50 pm

    LinkYom Ha'Atzmaot 2020 - UJA

    DescriptionCooking with Chef Anthony Rose


    Sing-a-long with Israeli singer David Broza 


    Day, time: April 29, 7:00-7:45 pm

    LinkYom Ha'Atzmaot 2020 - UJA

    Descriptionsing a long with Israeli singer David Broza


    After hours party with Israel’s DJ BrainDeaD  

    Organization: UJA

    Day, time: April 29,  8:00-8:45 pm

    Link: Yom Ha'Atzmaot2020 - UJA

    Description:After hours party with Israel’s DJ BrainDeaD


    Dance with the world at the biggest Independence Day party of the year! 

    Organization: The Jewish Agency for Israel

    Day, time: April 29, 10:00 pm - 12:00 am 

    Link: Global Celebration of Israel's Independence Day

    Description:The Jewish Agency and Glgltz Radio invite you to celebrate Israel's 72nd year at an unforgettable Independence after-party: 

    • DJ Dalit Rechester 
    • Two hours of the best Israeli music 
    • Participate with viewers from all over the world!


    Contact & Info

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

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001