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, Matanot Lev, Camp Shomria/HaShomer Hatzair, Camp Gesher/ Habonim Dror, Darchei Noam and Narayver.

    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.

    Sunday September 9, 2018
    Rosh Hashanah
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Not your Bubbe's storytime! Drag Queen 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! 

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    This event is free, but donations are welcome.

    First Narayever Congregation

    Join the first Narayever Congregation's Services at the MNJcc for the High Holidays.

    Join us at the MNJCC for our welcoming traditional-egalitarian services led by Rabbi Dr. David Weiss. We also offer creative programming for children and youth, family services, babysitting and adult learning sessions. Come be enriched by the strength and warmth of the Narayever community.

    Tickets for High Holiday services are available through on our website, at the front desk of the MNJCC or by calling the First Narayever Congregation office at (416) 927-0546. May you have a sweet New Year!

    Sunday November 11, 2018

    We invite you to reflect on what it means to commemorate Remembrance Day. Our communal observance will include a peaceful poetry workshop, lecture, musical selections, art installations, readings, a candle lighting ceremony and a traditional minute of silence. 


    The British Invasion Band posing on a stairwellThursday December 13, 2018
    Concert: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    Reception: 2:30 - 3:30 pm

    A Concert in Celebration of Chanukah held in the Al Green Theatre

    Featuring The British Invasion Band. It's time to twist and house Beatles fans! Relive the excitement of the 1960s British Invasion, and enjoy all of your favourite Fab Four hits. With their vintage tones and powerful vocal harmonies, this four-piece band captures the sound and the energy of this watershed time in music history.

    Fee: $18

    A photo collage of various plantsThursday, January 17, 2018
    1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Celebrate the "New Year of the Trees in Israel" with a participatory community seder and enjoy Hebrew songs, secular readings, ceremonial foods and a special musical performance by students from the Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School.

    Fee: $8

    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Concert: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    Reception: 2:30 - 3:30 pm

    Valentine's Day Jazz Concert featuring Jordan Klapman and The Tanya Wills Quartet.

    Celebrate the romance of Valentine's Day with a live performance of timeless love songs, jazz standards and romantic ballads. This quartet features master musicians Jordan Klapman (piano), Bill Bridges (guitar), Ron Johnston (bass) and the sensual sound of jazz vocalist Tanya Wills. Sweet treats and hot chocolate will be served.

    Fee: $12



    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:
    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