Featured Events

    Move Across Canada (#JMAC2020) is a month-long event where we want to encourage people everywhere to get outside and moving.

    Run, walk, bike, wheel, or roller-blade and let us know your mileage as we try to collectively move across Canada, starting at our home, MNjcc at Bloor and Spadina. Can we make it to British Columbia?

    Fill out the Microsoft Form below, watch our progress and join us and The Runner's Shop as we Move Across Canada! We will be updating the Google maps daily to show our progress. 

    Instagram Competition:

    The Runner's Shop is offering a weekly prize of $25.00 gift certificate to their shop, as well as a grand prize of a pair of Running Shoes of up to $200 value. Post a picture of you or part of your route with the hashtag #JMAC2020 and tag @mnjccfitness @runnersshopto and you could win a prize! 

     

    Pride at the J webicon

    Happy Pride Month! 

    Check out the list of events we are running this month, along with events from our partner organizations.

     

    MNjcc Virtual Gallery Pride exhibit

    featuring the work of Cee Lavery and Saul Freedman-Lawson

    June 3 - 20

    Cee Lavery is a childcare worker, forest school facilitator, illustrator, comic artist, and sometimes-violinist currently living on unceded traditional land of the Kanien'kehá:ka people, also known as Tiohtià:ke and as Montréal. He is self-taught, with great appreciation for DIY aesthetics/ethos and the work of other outsiders, outcasts, and amateurs. 

    Saul Freedman-Lawson is an illustrator, babysitter, camp counsellor, and Hebrew school teaching assistant. They write and draw about gender, queerness, bodies, Judaism, kids, and family. His first fancy comic is forthcoming from Old Growth Press. They are in progress.

     

    Everyday Friends Live Pride Parade

    Monday, June 1
    11:00 am

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

     

    Toronto Jewish Film Festival and LGBTQ at the J Present: Transkids

    Tuesday, June 2

    Filmmaker Hilla Medalia (Dancing in Jaffa, Censored Voices) spent four years filming and interviewing four Israeli teenagers undergoing gender transformation. The result is an unprecedented documentary examining the social, emotional and physical challenges faced by the adolescents and their families as they navigate the various stages of the process. How does one cope with a body that is misaligned with your gender? How do parents cope when their children turn out to be different than who they thought they were? Transkids offers an honest exploration of the four young men and women who, despite paying a hefty social price, are no longer afraid of being themselves.

     

    Shabbat Song Circle for Pride

    Friday, June 5

    Join us for a special Shabbat Song Circle for Pride!

    Becoming Eve: A Conversation with Abby Stein

    Monday, June 8
    7:00 pm

    A decade ago, Abby Stein was an ultra-Orthodox rabbi named Yisrael. Today, she is an openly transgender woman. And she's ready to share her extraordinary story with the world. In honour of Pride month, join Kol Ami for an important conversation with an extraordinary Jewish educator, author, speaker and activist.

     

    Community Pride Shabbat

    Friday, June 12
    7:00 pm

    This year Community Pride Shabbat is going virtual! Join us for an evening of community, prayer, and celebrating our LGBTQ Jewish identities. Led by Rabbi Miriam Margles, Cantor Lisa Kent, and accompanied on guitar by Danny Greenspoon. Brought to you by Danforth Jewish Circle, LGBTQ at the J, and Moishe House.

     

    In Conversation with Theatre Artists

    Thursday, June 18
    8:00 pm

    LGBTQ+ at the J presents Theatre Performer/Creator Jenna Harris in conversation with Playwright/Screenwriter Hannah Rittner and Performer/Creator Rebecca S'manga Frank, on Miles Nadal JCC Facebook Live! Join us for pre-recorded virtual reading of and discussion about the play Elijah, the 2019 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition winning play, written by Hannah Rittner. 

     

    Pride Havdallah

    Saturday, June 20
    10:00 pm

    LGBTQ at the J and Moishe House invite you to a community celebration of Havdallah in honour of Pride. Join us as we start a new week together through blessings, song and community. This event is for Jewish LGBTQ people and allies.

     

    Queer Arts and Crafts Zine Making Workshop

    Sunday, June 21
    1:30 -3:00 pm

    Join Saul Freedman-Lawson for an all-ages zine-making workshop! We’ll be reading some zines and comics, and talking about how to share our own stories and interests.

     

    Pride-themed fitness videos

    Week of June 22

    Details TBA

     

    Cross Canada Queer Text Study

    Sunday, June 28
    2:30 pm

    Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo, LGBTQ at the J and Moishe House Toronto are excited to invite you to a Queer Torah Study: Pride Edition. While Pride is not happening in person, we are looking to connect to text and to each other. We will explore the weekly parsha together interwoven with Jewish and queer themes.

     

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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 Number:
    140344243 RR0001