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SPACE AVAILABLE IN DJC B’NEI MITZVAH PROGRAM!

Do you have a child currently in Grade 6? Are you interested in a Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience rooted in group learning, hands-on experiences, and family participation? We’re hoping to run a second class in our popular group B’nei Mitzvah Program (spaces are limited). Contact Alysse Rich: djc.js.principal@gmail.com no later than May 15th for further info.

CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS!

Join the DJC Reading Circle for lively and stimulating discussions in an intimate home setting.  On May 23, we offer our final book of the season: A Horse Walks into A Bar, by David Grossman (winner of the Man Booker International prize 2017). Session is facilitated by Derek Penslar. Didn’t finish the book?  Didn’t even read …

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BETHANY FOOD BANK ~ CONTRIBUTIONS OVER THE YEAR

The DJC is continuing its relationship with the Bethany Church Food Bank and bringing non-perishable items to the following services and events would be greatly appreciated by the 70 families who depend on the food bank every week. Check out our EVENT CALENDAR LISTINGS for dates (services & holidays) throughout the year to bring food …

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HIGH HOLYDAY FOOD DRIVE

The DJC is continuing its relationship with the Bethany Church Food Bank.  Your contributions will be greatly appreciated by the many local families who depend on the food bank every week. Non-perishable items are constantly needed: Canned fruits and vegetables, canned protein (meat, fish, beans, etc), infant formula, diapers for children and senior adults, cat …

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LEAVES OF REMEMBRANCE

Most of our community has seen the Yahrzeit wall hangings that are up during the High Holy Days and our special Yizkor service to remember the departed.  It is a beautiful way to honour loved ones who are no longer with us.  Many in the community have admired the wall hangings and thought to themselves, …

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2017 / 2018 DJC CHILDREN’S JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM

Classes begin September 14! We  have some spots in SK, Kita 3 & Kita 6. For more information about our program, click here: Children’s Jewish Studies Program. We look forward to an exciting year for 2017/2018, filled with art, music, and Jewish learning. Register ONLINE or by MAIL. Questions?  Please contact us

Word of the Month: Naches

The Yiddish word naches (נחת \näKHəs\ NAKH-es) can be translated as pleasure, delight, or proud enjoyment. One might be heard saying, “What naches it gave us to see the whole gymnasium of the JCC filled with people of all types, from all over the city, gather for Erev Shavuot.  And our own Rabbi Miriam among …

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DJC SEEKING INSPIRING TEACHERS & INNOVATIVE TEEN PROGRAM LEADER

We are currently hiring teachers for our after school program as well as a leader for our new teen program.  If you would like to apply, please be sure that your application specifies which position(s) you are interested in. Teachers — Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6 We are looking for dynamic teachers for our …

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$15 and Fairness

I’m involved in an initiative that I want you to know about — the $15 and Fairness Campaign.  This initiative is working to raise Ontario employment standards, affecting a range of concerns from fairer wages, to sick leave, to the protected right to unionize.  Currently, a person in Ontario could struggle to get by working …

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HELLO, COMMUNITY!

As we look forward to gathering in September for the High Holy Days, it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate how much our community has accomplished this year.  Here are just a few highlights: The DJC gained the ability to conduct interfaith marriages for its members. Cantor Lisa Kent is officiating our first inter-faith wedding …

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STAFF CHANGE

As of July, we’re welcoming a new member to the DJC team — Ariella Flatt, Communications & Social Media Coordinator.  Ariella will be helping us extend the reach and visibility of all the great things happening in our community by growing our online presence and enhancing how we communicate with members.  We would like to extend …

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