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Miles Nadal JCC

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The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc) has welcomed over two million people to the corner of Bloor and Spadina during the building’s 60+ year history. The changing makeup of our membership is a testament not only to the vibrancy and diversity of the Annex neighbourhood but to Toronto’s own evolution. We provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be active, learn, connect and participate in a wide range of cultural experiences. Rooted in Jewish values, the MNjcc is open to all.

Address: 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
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October 17, 2021

Learn how to make this delicious twist on classic matzo ball soup!

Upcoming

November 4, 2021

Siegbert Feldberg was a German-Jewish clothing manufacturer and art collector who bartered clothing with struggling artists of the Weimar Republic in exchange for their paintings. When the Feldbergs fled Berlin, they preserved this unique art history collection.

Happening Now

October 13, 2021

-November 17, 2021

Together we will both learn from the poems of powerful spoken word artists and write and share our own pieces of poetry.

Archived

September 25, 2021

Join the Danforth Jewish Circle, LGBTQ+ @ the J and Alex Richler for this Queer-centered, welcoming-to-all evening, as we engage queer-hearted and queer-minded ways of celebrating and re-imagining this festival of abundant harvest, love and creativity, and welcoming in Ushpizin – spiritual ancestors, guests and each other.

Happening Now

October 19, 2021

-December 7, 2021

Judaism 101 is an intro class for everyone, whether or not you identify as Jewish and/or have any prior knowledge of Judaism. This eight-part class explores the foundational topics of Jewish living, including Shabbat, the year cycle, lifecycle events, synagogue, and spirituality.

Happening Now

October 5, 2021

-December 7, 2021

Explore your musical side with the MNjcc’s community choir and string classes.

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October 4, 2021

-December 6, 2021

Take a virtual language class with a friend or loved one! The MNjcc’s Hebrew and Yiddish Program offers a welcoming space for beginners and conversationalists alike.

Happening Now

October 4, 2021

-November 8, 2021

Musicologist Jordan Klapman spotlights the lives, songs and musical theatre legacies of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Jerry Herman, Kander & Ebb, and Stephen Schwartz.

Archived

July 24, 2021

A celebration of the sacred and strange. Come dream and delight in the queering of this ancient love festival.

Archived

July 8, 2021

-August 26, 2021

Exploring popular music from the 60’s to today, each session will include a live virtual social component, a live choir rehearsal session, and a taped choir session released as a YouTube video.

Archived

July 14, 2021

Join the team behind the virtual drama The Catastrophist, the story of virus hunter Nathan Wolfe, and a meditation on scientific discovery, Judaism, family, life, and loss.

Archived

July 24, 2021

-August 28, 2021

Learn the basics of podcasting, including recording, editing, and hosting your own episodes! 

Archived

June 29, 2021

-August 17, 2021

Learn the fundamentals of sketch comedy writing in this 8 week course. At the end we’ll celebrate with a live show featuring your original sketches!

Archived

August 23, 2021

-August 27, 2021

Participate in a one week choral/vocal workshop, led by conductor Asher Farber, who will be joined daily by different guests and musical specialists.

Archived

May 28, 2021

The anthology brings together leading scholars of Canadian Jewish life as well as eminent Jewish scholars writing about Canada for the first time.

Archived

May 18, 2021

-May 31, 2021

From May 18-31,2021, RAFFTO returns virtually to offer exciting films, panels, and workshops spotlighting Deaf and disability cultures and Deaf and/or disabled filmmakers. Registration is now open!

Archived

June 6, 2021

From Angels in America and Transparent to Bent and Yentl, explore the intersection of Jewish identities and queer identities in film and television

Archived

May 27, 2021

Exchange ideas, connect with like-minded people, and participate in engaging discussions and book reviews at our free virtual monthly Book Club.

Archived

May 4, 2021

Martha Davis has helped hundreds of seniors fulfill their wildest dreams in her fanciful exhibit Dream Scenes: Seniors on the Green Screen. Meet the artist during this virtual exhibition opening.

Archived

May 16, 2021

Join all of your friends from the downtown Toronto Jewish community on Sunday May 16th, where we’ll be learning live on Zoom from 6 pm to midnight.

Archived

May 3, 2021

-June 21, 2021

Film critic Adam Nayman examines the 1980s, Hollywood’s decade of sequelization, and the visionaries working in the shadow of blockbuster takeover.

Archived

May 6, 2021

-May 20, 2021

Architectural historian Marta O’Brien takes us on three illustrated tours of neighbourhoods near the Miles Nadal JCC, including Yorkville, Forest Hill, and our own Spadina Avenue.

Archived

April 20, 2021

Start learning a Hebrew or Yiddish virtually with a loved one who lives out of town this spring with the Miles Nadal JCC.

Archived

April 18, 2021

-June 13, 2021

Disability/Visibility is a free 7-week community arts project presented in partnership with Gallery 44, culminating in a gallery show in Fall 2021.

Archived

March 25, 2021

Celebrate the opening of Dwelling in a Time of Plagues with short talks by the participating artists and authors.

Archived

April 12, 2021

-April 19, 2021

Canadians are making waves all over the ballet world, often with little recognition at home. Get to know 14 of them in these two illustrated lectures with video clips, and explore the variety of what constitutes “ballet” today.

Archived

April 15, 2021

Bronislaw Huberman, then the leading violinist in Europe, had a mission to rescue as many Jewish musicians as he could from the Nazis, and as a result, he saved many lives and created a great orchestral tradition.

Archived

April 8, 2021

A Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) concert featuring Cantor Sidney Ezer and accompanist Asher Farber performing Yiddish and Hebrew songs of courage, defiance and hope.

Archived

March 31, 2021

This year’s Jewish Street Art Festival, Contemporary Plagues, is launching just in time for Passover 2021! Learn more about the five murals, hear from the artists, and the plague theme behind their projects!

Archived

March 19, 2021

Director of Arts and Culture at the MNjcc, Esther Arbeid sits down with multi-disciplinary artist Amanta Scott to talk about her current exhibition, Eyeing Medusa, on view at the Virtual Gallery at the J.

Archived

March 10, 2021

-June 9, 2021

Join critic, writer, and lecturer Angelo Muredda as he takes a critical look at disability on film. With special guests and different topics each month, this popular lecture series is not one to miss!

Archived

March 11, 2021

-March 18, 2021

A two-part online storytelling series exploring the past and present of disabled youth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Archived

February 18, 2021

Each month, we’ll join together with a Queer Jewish educator as we dive in together to connect to text.

Archived

February 21, 2021

Jewish food historian and Hillel Director Sarah Livingston whips up a batch of her family’s famous kreplach, and demonstrates what makes these dumplings Jewish& Italian!

Archived

March 1, 2021

-March 15, 2021

Over the years, women have successfully challenged and changed laws, both in the United States and Canada. Learn how “great triumphs can only come out of Great Trials.”

Archived

February 11, 2021

Enjoy this illustrated lecture, including video clips and musical selections performed by Jonno. Presented in honour of Black History Month.

Archived

February 4, 2021

Jewish community professionals Tema Smith, Sharoni Sibony and Liv Mendelsohn discuss how experience with invisible disabilities has impacted their Jewish communal life and work.

Archived

February 7, 2021

-February 28, 2021

With a little guided text discussion to prompt us, we’ll activate our creativity as a tool for personal and communal renewal.

Archived

February 1, 2021

Join the MNJCC for a Q&A with artist Sharoni Sibony on her exhibit My Body’s Keeper.

Archived

January 19, 2021

-March 2, 2021

Join Artistic Director of the Ashkenaz Festival, Eric Stein, as he shares his knowledge and passion for Klezmer Music in our new virtual Guided Listening series.

Archived

February 25, 2021

A coast-to-coast road trip of stories and songs, including reimagined folk staples, contemporary chart-toppers and beloved classics.

Archived

January 21, 2021

MNjcc Book Club reviewer Beverley Fingerhut is a former docent of the Art Gallery of Ontario, with honour degrees in both art and history.

Archived

February 1, 2021

-February 22, 2021

What were the shtetls in reality, who lived there and how did they evolve?

Archived

January 4, 2021

Learn Hebrew and Yiddish at the Miles Nadal JCC!

Archived

January 5, 2021

Register now for winter virtual programs and explore your musical side with the Miles Nadal JCC!

Archived

November 27, 2020

Multi-media artist, professor Myriam Nafte, leads an enthralling lecture on Jewish contributions to philosophy, science, cosmography and medicine in the Middle Ages.

Archived

November 4, 2020

A screening of 12 short films and panel discussion with filmmakers and project director Patty Douglas from the Re-Storying Autism.

Archived

November 28, 2020

-November 29, 2020

The Toronto Jewish Film Society is presenting a second showing of The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen, and a special live Zoom Q & A with Drs. May Cohen, Barbara Lent and Cheryl Levitt.

Archived

November 26, 2020

Exchange ideas, connect with like-minded people, and participate in engaging discussions and book reviews at our free virtual monthly Book Club.

Archived

November 16, 2020

-November 30, 2020

Experience the wonders of Modern Architecture and Design in this globe-trotting journey through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Archived

November 8, 2020

Celebrate Jewish diversity and cook-a-long from your home kitchen or just pull up a seat and watch. 

Archived

November 5, 2020

This fascinating virtual lecture focuses on the true stories of the lives of Jewish circus artists in Germany circa 1880-1945, and combines photos from personal albums, recorded testimonies and stories collected over seven years of extensive research.

Archived

November 5, 2020

The Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre is proud to present Necessary Images, a 12-installment film and talkback series.

Archived

October 29, 2020

Each month, we’ll join with a LGBTQ+ Jewish educator as we dive in together to study texts connected to each Hebrew month.

Archived

October 22, 2020

-October 25, 2020

Acclaimed director Eytan Fox returns to TJFF with a poignant depiction of the transformative power of love through a cross-generational encounter.

Archived

October 20, 2020

-December 8, 2020

In partnership with Jewish&, Jewish Foundations is an intro to Judaism class for everyone!

Archived

April 15, 2021

-June 3, 2021

Each session will include an optional live virtual social component, a live choir rehearsal session, and a taped choir session released as a YouTube video.

Archived

October 27, 2020

-December 8, 2020

From ragtime and jazz, to bluegrass and country, as well as pop, classical and multiple forms of ethnic folk music, new musical treasures await you.

Archived

November 4, 2020

-November 23, 2020

A course in the timeless short stories of four Jewish authors: Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick, and the great Canadian-Latvian-Jewish David Bezmozgis.

Archived

October 29, 2020

Exchange ideas, connect with like-minded people, and participate in engaging discussions and book reviews at our free virtual monthly Book Club.

Archived

October 5, 2020

-October 28, 2020

Join Jooli Park and make a collective commitment to practice mindfulness meditation twice weekly for the month of October.

Archived

October 14, 2020

-November 11, 2020

If you are a person with a disability who loves to make people laugh, our two-part Stand-up Comedy & Disability program is for you!

Archived

October 13, 2020

-November 9, 2020

This 5-part virtual lecture series will celebrate the lives and works of legendary Jewish composing teams.

Archived

October 15, 2020

Vivian Felsen will tell us the story of how she came to discover the mostly forgotten yet truly remarkable literary activity of Kensington Market.

Archived

October 4, 2020

Join the MNJCC every month as together we build the Jewish& Cookbook – recipes from households blending traditions and cultures!

Archived

September 21, 2020

-October 20, 2020

There are so ways to part music virtually with the Miles Nadal JCC this fall!

Archived

October 18, 2020

TJFS presents a fascinating documentary about an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue.

Archived

September 18, 2020

Join us live on Zoom to celebrate Rosh Hashana, family and community with Ezra and Lauren.

Archived

September 13, 2020

Join us monthly as we build the Jewish& Cookbook – with Master Chef winner Jennifer Crawford – blending recipes from households, traditions and cultures!

Archived

September 14, 2020

A tribute concert featuring popular folk singing duo Sue & Dwight.

Archived

September 14, 2020

-December 14, 2020

Start your morning by awakening your body and moving to summer-themed music.

Archived

September 14, 2020

-October 7, 2020

This entertaining virtual lecture series focuses on the greatest concentration of comedy talent ever assembled.

Archived

October 13, 2020

-October 19, 2020

Learn to speak, read, and write with confidence, from the basics of the aleph-bet, to writing and speaking fluently in Hebrew and Yiddish.

Archived

July 14, 2020

-August 18, 2020

A weekly sing-along class for all ages and abilities, bringing you the greatest hits of the Jewish songbook from the comfort of your couch.

Archived

October 13, 2020

-October 19, 2020

Looking to explore a unique Jewish culture through language? The opportunity to learn Yiddish online this fall is here!

Archived

November 4, 2020

-December 9, 2020

Critic, writer, curator and lecturer Angelo Muredda takes a critical look at disability on film.

Archived

June 25, 2020

-August 20, 2020

Share your story through filmmaking! With the help of our filmmaking instructor and resident artist, you’ll learn the skills to make your own short film.

Archived

August 24, 2020

As Toronto begins to re-open, leaders from performing arts organizations will discuss how they adapted their programming for the pandemic, and what they see as the future of the performing arts as we move forward into the “new normal.”

Related Exhibitions

Virtual

October 1, 2021

-October 31, 2021

Through painted portraits, viewers will encounter a survivor, and feel echoes of their individual strength and courage.

Virtual

September 1, 2021

-September 30, 2021

Showcasing the work of young artists with disabilities to illustrate the story of what the theme of bloom means to them. Each photo reflects the individual’s focus, chosen by each artist who took part in a 7-week Disability/Visibility photography program.

Virtual

August 3, 2021

-August 31, 2021

Photographer Jack Micay captures both posed and candid shots of soon-to-be and just wed couples from around the world in his exhibit Bride and Groom.

Virtual

June 1, 2021

-June 30, 2021

queer at the root is a virtual art exhibition featuring 18 Jewish, queer and or trans artists across North America displayed by the Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto in collaboration with Jewish Queer Trans Vancouver.

Virtual

May 3, 2021

-June 10, 2021

Almost every family has a shoebox filled with old photos tucked away in a drawer or closet. But our shoebox is special. In it are images taken by my father during the l940’s and 50’s that have danced around in my head for years.

Virtual

May 1, 2021

-June 30, 2021

Part studio portrait, part collaboration, Martha Davis empowers senior citizens to fulfill their longings virtually, using the magic of green screen photography.

Virtual

March 8, 2021

-April 9, 2021

Amanta Scott celebrates International Women’s Day with Eyeing Medusa, 25 encaustic paintings depicting some of the most iconic women of our time such as Greta Thunberg, Margaret Atwood, Tarana Burke and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Window Gallery

March 26, 2021

-May 16, 2021

A Jewish creative response to real-world plagues of our time. In Toronto, Bareket Kezwer’s mural at the Miles Nadal JCC engages with the plague of binary thinking.

Virtual

January 4, 2021

-February 28, 2021

The text in each print is customizable to reflect a couple’s distinct union. These prints juxtapose a modern-day aesthetic with a long-standing tradition.

Virtual

February 1, 2021

-February 28, 2021

This series weaves together the visual vocabularies of communal Jewish prayer and the artist’s own objects of pain management.

Virtual

December 15, 2020

-January 31, 2021

Celia Brandao is a Toronto-based ceramic artist and educator with an extensive background in commercial graphic design.

Window Gallery

December 8, 2020

-January 4, 2021

For Hanukkah, the windows of the MNjcc have been covered with the work of Bareket Kezwer, who has added a burst of colour to the corner of Bloor and Spadina.

Virtual

October 1, 2020

-November 30, 2020

Archive is a combined series by multimedia artist Myriam Nafte, inspired by medieval Jewish communities and celebrating their contributions to the arts and sciences.

Virtual

September 1, 2020

-November 30, 2020

Gail Geltner is a visual artist and illustrator. All images have been selected from the book, What You See, published by Second Storey Press in 1992.

Virtual

September 1, 2020

-September 30, 2020

In the exhibit entitled Life, the artists explore different perspectives using a technique known as “Modern Batik Art” to bring their pieces to life!

Virtual

August 19, 2020

-September 18, 2020

Celebrate 25 years of the Ashkenaz Festival by exploring the festival’s archives in this virtual exhibition at the MNjcc Virtual Gallery.

Virtual

August 1, 2020

-August 31, 2020

A digital showcase of the Jewish Music Week’s Student Art Contest winners, submitted under the theme of “My Favourite Jewish Music.”

Virtual

July 3, 2020

-July 31, 2020

Exciting new photography from 17 students, curated by Steve Kean and Effie Biliris, and Stephanie Avery’s photographs that explore abandoned buildings around the world.

Virtual

June 1, 2020

-June 30, 2020

An exhibition for Pride Month at the J, featuring the work of Cee Lavery and Saul Freedman-Lawson.
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