Featured Events

    movie poster for Taxi DriverMondays, January 13 - February 10, 2020
    1:30 - 3:30 pm

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    With popular film critic Adam Nayman

    In the late 1960s and 1970s, the traditional structures and economics of American studio filmmaking were buckling amidst widespread cultural and technological change. There emerged a group of young, talented and eccentric directors such as Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas and Spielberg, who were able to work the Hollywood system on their own terms, re-energizing American cinema, and ushering in a new wave of reality-driven, independent and blockbuster films. In this series, film critic Adam Nayman will look at a number of key movies made between 1969 and 1980, from Easy Rider to Heavens' Gate, and the lasting impact these directors made on the industry and the art form.

    Series: $60; Drop-in: $16 (+HST/CIF)
    $10 drop-in for Toronto Jewish Film Society subscribers with valid (TJFS) ID

    NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be held at 750 Spadina Avenue in the Al Green Theatre, on the 3rd day of February 2020 at 7:00 o’clock in the evening to:

    a) Accept as Members of the Corporation those Members listed in good standing tabled and
    delivered by the Secretary of the Corporation;
    b) Elect its Directors;
    c) Approve the Financial Statements for the Corporation for the year ended August 31, 2019;
    d) Appoint auditors and authorize the Directors to fix their remuneration
    e) Ratify and approve all the acts, proceedings, transactions, commitments, contracts entered into, and undertakings given by or on behalf of the Corporation by the Board of Directors
    from the date of the last Annual General Meeting to the date hereof;
    f) Transact such further and other business as may be properly brought before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.
    Members of the Corporation may be nominated by written petition signed by not less than twenty-five (25) persons, who are members and eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting. The petitions must be accompanied by the written consent of the nominee and must be received by the Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee at least fifteen (15) days prior to the Annual Meeting, after which time no further nominations shall be accepted.
    Proxy forms for those unable to attend the meeting may be obtained from the Business Office of the Corporation during business hours.

    A woman with shoulder length red curly hair and glasses smiles at the camera in front of a blue backgroundFebruary 6, 2020
    7:00 - 9:00 pm 

    In the Al Green Theatre

    Join author and family storyteller Sue Robins for a special event sponsored by the The Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH and the Miles Nadal JCC and JDAIM.

    Storytelling is an effective way to communicate, impart meaning and advocate for change. Stories provide context and can bring deeper understanding of our evolving role as caregivers, an important step to effectively share information about our family’s and our own needs. Our stories are unique and can be told in many ways - through words, photography or other art forms.
    Sue will lead a conversation in partnership with a diverse family panel. This interactive session will include how to harness the power of stories for advocacy in health care, and giving space for our loved ones to tell their own stories.
    This event will include readings from Sue’s new book, Bird’s Eye View, about her travels from grief to celebration as the mother of a 16-year-old son with Down syndrome.

    Pre-register on Eventbrite

    A group of people strike a bollywood-style post together, with one arm outstretched and one above headTuesday, February 4, 2020
    6:30 - 7:30 pm

    BollyX, featured on ABC’s SHARK TANK, is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and smiling. At the very core of a BollyX workout is the inspiration it draws from the music and dance of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We embody the infectious energy, expression and movement of Bollywood and aim to expand the reach of fitness to more people worldwide.

    Our fitness curriculum has been created by world-class choreographers and certified fitness professionals to ensure a safe and effective total body dance workout for all.

    Register on Eventbrite

    Man in a wheelchair talking to a financial advisor
    Monday, February 3, 2020
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

    FREE

    This free workshop with financial advisor Ron Malis will provide an overview navigating financial systems for people with disabilities and their families, including ODSP, RRSP, Henson Trusts and wills. 

    ASL interpretation can be available upon request.

    Register on Eventbrite.

    For more info, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

     

     

    BlueJanuary 4 - March 1, 2020
    Third Floor Exhibit

    Theresa Bryson

    Mary Oliver’s poem, “When I Am Among the Trees”, is the inspiration for this exhibit. The poet describes feelings of happiness and gratitude that arise when walking in the company of trees. We are reminded how fragile and hectic life can be. Trees, in the view of Mary Oliver, invite us to slow down, look deeply into ourselves, and perhaps recover lost feelings of hope and joy. The poem evokes the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, which promotes
    health and happiness. Connecting with nature through our senses can rejuvenate and refresh. In this exhibit, the artist hopes that others feel good looking at her interpretation and perhaps are encouraged to connect with nature in deeper ways.


    About the Artist
    Theresa Bryson began to realize her passion for photography after her retirement as an educator. For many years she was also a Chinese brush painter and this art informs her work as a photographer. Her choice of subject also re􀂧ects her interest in making emotionalconnections with the world. She is also interested in how art, speci􀂦cally photography, can be used to encourage community engagement.
    The work of Theresa Bryson is for sale. Support local artists. Bring art into your life.
    Tweet about the exhibit @milesnadalJCC #thegalleryatthej

    JDAIM2020 webicon Jan21February 1 - 28

    February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)! 

    Since 2009, North American Jewish Communities have been celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness Month in February. Now known as Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), it is an opportunity to celebrate our commitment to removing barriers, celebrating diversity and connecting with our Jewish values. Making Jewish Life accessible for all is one of the most important community responsibilities, and one of the greatest community opportunities to benefit from what everyone has to contribute.

    Our MNjcc JDAIM 2020 events include:

    February 3 - Navigating Financial Accessibility
    Throughout February – Gallery exhibit – We’re Not Waiting
    February 6 - Our Evolving Stories – Healthcare Advocacy
    February 8 - White Cane Week Expo
    February 20 - Disability on Film
    February 22 - Bust A Move Dance Party
    February 24 - Access-First Musical Theatre

     

    See all the great Toronto events at: www.jewishtoronto.com/jdaim
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    a black and white photo of a man and two women standing out front of a shop that has the words Gary's Groceries on the windowsJanuary 7 - February 3, 2020

    Presented by The Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre

    About the Exhibit:
    Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s most distinct and historically significant neighbourhoods, Storefront Stories organized by the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, showcases former businesses that once thrived in the Market illuminating the Jewish history of the market and the larger immigration narrative. The Market, once the epicenter of Jewish cultural life in Toronto, nourished the culinary, intellectual, social, and entertainment needs of the community and offered a refuge to Yiddish-speakers arriving in Canada during the first half of the 20th century. This exhibition is adapted from a site-specific project from May 2019 when current-day stores hosted posters
    with historical photos and content about the former Jewish businesses that once prospered in those locations. We hope you will join us to discover stories of family, food, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to community that lives on in Kensington today. The project was curated by Erica Chi, Casarina Hocevar, Amy Intrator, and Evelyn Feldman.

    Tweet about the exhibit @milesnadalJCC #thegalleryatthej

    an illustrated male character surrounded by pieces of games and objectsMondays, January 13 - March 23, 2020 (no class February 17)
    6:30-8:30 PM

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    This program is for teens and young adults with disabilities to learn collaborative storytelling and the fundamentals of role-playing and world building games in a group setting. Run by the Dream Weavers Collective and Level Up Gaming in partnership with the MNjcc.

    For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register, 416-924-6211 ext. 0.

    A woman stands on a stage with her arms outstretchedJanuary 19, 2020
    3:00 pm
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society. Co-presented with Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, Israeli Connection at the MNjcc, Consulate General of Israel in Toronto, and UJA Emerging Communities Committee

    Rare screening. This title will not be available for screening in Canada again until 2025!

    USA, 2019, Scott Schwartz, director
    Tovah Feldshuh gives a mesmerizing one-woman performance as Golda Meir while breathing life into 45 other characters. This film footage of the Broadway production was recently unearthed and assembled into a new motion picture. Winner of 20 "Audience Choice Awards" in 2019. Toronto Premiere. 86 minutes
    Producer Dave Fishelson will attend the screening.

    Black white and orange graphic with a film camera and a film reel. The film reel doubles as a wheelchair that a person is sitting in.
    January 23, 2020 (Register on Eventbrite)
    February 20, 2020
    March 19, 2020
    April 2, 2020
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

    Disability on Film is a new series curated and hosted by Angelo Muredda, PhD in Cinema, University of Toronto. In this four-part series, see cinema through a critical lens on disability.
    The shock, the horror, the inspiration -- unpack it all!

    For one class, register via Eventbrite
    For a session class pack, please register below

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    Fee: $10 per class / $32 for the series

    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

    The Ault Sisters PhotoThursday, February 13, 2020
    Concert: 1:00-2:30pm
    Reception: 2:30-3:30pm

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    Featuring The Ault Sisters and accompanist David Warrack

    Celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day with a live performance of timeless love songs, hit parade standards and romantic ballads. This versatile vocal jazz trio composed of 3 sisters – Amanda, Alicia, and Alanna Ault – is known for their signature close harmonies, reminiscent of The Andrew Sisters, The Manhatten Transfer and The McGuire Sisters. Sweet treats and hot chocolate will be served.

    Admission: $12 plus HST and CIF 
    Al Green Theatre

    FitnessMonth2020 webicon2January is PACKED with ways to start this new decade off right!  If you're interested, sign up quickly as these events fill up every year!  

    January 5 • Winter Jungle Gym • Free for Members / Public: $12 per family • 9:30 - 11:30 am
    Escape the frigid temps and bring your little ones (ages 0-5) to our giant indoor play space for hours of family fun!
    Just Drop In

    January 6 • Workshop: Introduction to Science and the Practice of Mindfulness • 10:30 am-12 pm • $10
    It's a new decade!  Use this fresh start to learn something new about your body and mind!
    Register online here: https://mindfulness2020.eventbrite.ca

    January 12 • Volleyball Tournament • $10
    Volleyball is a fun, non-contact sport that encourages skill development, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication. It’s also super popular at the J so sign up before all tournament spots are filled!
    Register online here: https://volleyball2020.eventbrite.ca

    January 13 & 14 • Ask the Dietitian • 10am - 12pm • FREE
    Visit us in the lobby and ask our Loblaws-sponsored dietitian any of your burning questions about food, cooking, healthy eating and more!
    Just Drop In

    January 14 • Workshop: Introduction to Science and the Practice of Mindfulness • 6pm - 7:30pm • $10
    It's a new decade!  Use this fresh start to learn something new about your body and mind!
    Register online here: https://mindfulness2020.eventbrite.ca

    January 15 • Boxing Circuit • 6pm  Free for Members
    Join Jonathan and Carmen for a 45 minutes boxing circuit class. Jonathan will teach you the basic punches on the bags and Carmen will take you through a full-body workout.
    Sign up at the Fitness Desk

    January 15 • Workshop: Introduction to Science and the Practice of Mindfulness • 10 am-11:30 pm • $10
    It's a new decade!  Use this fresh start to learn something new about your body and mind!
    Register online here: https://mindfulness2020.eventbrite.ca

    January 19 • 4th Annual MNjcc Polar Bear Spin • Free 
    Brave the cold once again and join three of your favourite JCC instructors as we spin outside accompanied by a DJ playing all your favourite hits!
    Register online here: https://polarcycle2020.eventbrite.ca

    *CANCELLED* January 26 • 2nd Annual Indoor Triathlon • $30 Members / $50 Public

    PLUS...

    ALL THROUGHOUT JANUARY 
    VISIT OUR FITNESS DESK OR CALL 416.924.6211 X 500 FOR THESE PERSONAL TRAINING DEALS!
    • Buy 3 one-hour sessions for only $255* (regularly $300)
    • Book a free Fitness Consultation with one of our experienced and professional trainers.
    • Buy a package of 10 one-hour sessions and get 2 additional sessions on us!*

      *non-members only 

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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

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