Children’s Jewish Studies Program

Established by parents in 1998, our Children’s Jewish Studies Program is designed to provide children with a positive Jewish experience, an understanding of their heritage and history, a vibrant relationship with the diversity of the Jewish people, and a sense of belonging to our rich and unique culture.

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We value Judaism as a dynamic, living religion rooted and nourished by tradition while evolving with contemporary questions, sensibilities, and concerns.  With an emphasis on the arts, Jewish culture, sources and stories, creative learning, and healthy debate, we guide students not only in learning the content of Jewish life, but in practicing the ways that being Jewish is expressed in our values, beliefs, and behaviour.  We thoughtfully and openly embrace the broad spectrum of Jewish backgrounds and interfaith and intercultural families.

Our program takes place on Thursday afternoons, 4:15 – 6:15 pm, from September to May. Registration begins July 1 for returning students and opens widely on August 1.

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DJC Children’s Jewish Studies Program Curriculum Overview


The Danforth Jewish Circle membership generously supports our Children’s Program by providing core funding, as well as tuition bursaries to families in need.  Special thanks go to the Jewish Connection Partnership, Miles Nadal JCC, and the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, whose grants have enabled our program to flourish and grow.

For more information, please contact Alysse Rich, our Director of Education, at