Featured Events

    a bike in the center of foliage July 16 - August 31, 2018

    Join our Summer Fitness Challenge! Pick up your stamp card at our fitness desk between July 16 and August 31 for the chance to win a new bike and saddlebag from Curbside Cycle in the Annex (value: $1000+). The winning card will be drawn on September 4! 

    What's the Challenge?

    Every time you work out here, whether it's taking a group exercise class, going swimming, or doing a personal training session, you've completed a Challenge. Head over to the fitness desk afterwards to get a stamp on your card.

    Social Bonus Stamps

    Use the hashtag #MNjccSummerFitness and tag @mnjccfitness and/or @milesnadaljcc on social media, then show the fitness desk staff. 

    *Stamps are limited to one workout and/or one social bonus per day.

     

    a woman in a wedding dress and a bridesmaid smile at their reflections in the mirror, black and white photoJuly 14 - August 29, 2018

    Something Borrowed Celebrating Weddings at the Ontario Jewish Archives

    Life cycle events such as weddings figure quite prominently in the collections of the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA). Photographs along with textual records such as invitations, rabbi registries and ketubot (Jewish marriage contracts) are incredibly rich evidence of the growing Jewish community, and how they established themselves in Canada during the first half of the twentieth century and into the post war period.

    There is a rich vocabulary around marriage rituals that is deeply rooted both in Jewish tradition and contemporary culture. Elements drawn from contemporary culture reflect the social trends of the moment—from hair style, fashion, and food to the music. Conversely, the Jewish wedding customs have been in practice for over three millennia—from finding one’s bashert (soul mate), the signing of the ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) to the chuppah (wedding canopy), and to the breaking of the glass at the ceremony’s finale.

    Though these shared customs connect us to the tradition, across time and place, the wedding is also a reflection of the couple’s individual backgrounds. From the photographs presented here, we can glean information about their synagogue affiliation, their familial heritage, and even where they lived. This material also tells the narratives of important demographic shifts. As the community moved north from the city’s downtown neighbourhoods, the smaller shuls and home weddings gave way to fashionable suburban-style synagogues.

    Whether examining a highly formal early twentieth-century studio portrait or a glamorous 1960s bridal portrait, these images offer an opportunity to get lost in the romance and history of a flourishing community.  Le Chaim!



     

    The words Carribean Party in colourful letters surrounded by fronds and wildlife

    Wednesday, August 1st in the Al Green Theatre
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Come celebrate Toronto Caribbean festival at the J!

    From 10:30 - 11:30 am Karmiel will be teaching a Caribbean style dance class and from 11:30 - 12:30 pm Edgar will be teaching a Zumba class influenced by Carribean music.

    This event is free for members & you can bring a guest! Sign up at the fitness desk or call 416 924 6211 x500.

     

    a speech bubble with the words Let's Talk About Sex And Relationships Module 1: Communication Love and FriendshipTuesday June 26 - Tuesday July 24
    6:00 - 8:00 pm

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    A five week course on communication, dating, sexuality, consent, and online safety facilitated by Mira and Amanda, OTs with DreamWeavers. Ask all your questions, and learn more about how to have fun, safe, and rich relationships. Designed for young adults 18-30 with developmental disabilities and Autism. This module is an introduction to conversations, communication, friendship, emotions, and flirting.

    Contact Dream Weavers Collective at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for pre-registration information and online registration code.

    Fee: $375

     

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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:
    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