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Kabbalat Shabbat in the Sukkah

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Celebrate the joy in the Sukkah! After the intensity of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the festival of Sukkot brings us together to celebrate joy and an abundant fall harvest. Join us at this melody-filled service as we welcome Shabbat under the leafy roof of the DJC sukkah, a structure of vulnerability, love, hospitality, and …

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Shabbat & Me in the Sukkah

A celebration of Shabbat for preschoolers and their caregivers! Join long-time educator, Fran Sharpe, and other DJC families with young children (0-5) for singing, storytelling, dancing, and the making of new friends and community for “Shabbat and Me” – a monthly celebration of Shabbat for small children and their caregivers. In September, we'll meet outdoors …

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A Sukkah of Love: A Creative Harvest – LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Celebration

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The Sukkah is compared to a chuppah – a canopy of love, connection and joy! Join with our partners, the Danforth Jewish Circle, LGBTQ+ at the J, Moishe House, and Alex Richler at this Queer-Centred, 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 …

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Family BYOBrunch in the Sukkah!

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Bring-your-own-brunch (or snacks!) and meet Director of Education Alysse in the sukkah! We’ll shake the lulav and share stories about our ancestors. Families with children of all ages are warmly invited to join. Please note: DJC events are vegetarian and nut-free so that they are welcoming to all. REGISTER HERE. Sukkah address will be provided …

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Simchat Torah Outdoor Klezmer Dance Party!

Riverdale Park East 550 Broadview Ave, Toronto

Our live Klezmer Band, Broken Bagel Scene, will lead us in boisterous music for safely distanced Simchat Torah hakafot and dancing.   Join in aliyot to celebrate reaching the very end of the year’s Torah reading cycle and starting fresh from the beginning again. We’ll share blessings for endings and new beginnings of all kinds. There …

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Nature Walk in The Don Valley

Thomas Hauser Memorial Trailhead 11 Redway Road, East York, Toronto

Join the Climate Action Team for a guided nature walk with Jo Hunter, a Certified Master Naturalist. On this 3.3 km circular walk, we'll be visiting the Beechwood Wetland, Sun Valley and Cottonwood Flats. You'll learn about the benefits of urban forests and the difference between native and invasive species. We'll discover how the Don …

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Virtual Tour of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School

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Since May, over 1,000 bodies, mainly children, have been discovered on the sites of residential schools across Canada. Part of Canada’s shameful history of genocide, it is believed that more burial grounds will be found. As part of continuing to develop our own awareness and commitment to anti-colonialism and anti-oppression, please join the Danforth Multi-Faith …

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Chew On This Multifaith Gathering

Madinah Masjid 1015 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

Come join the DJC and other faith communities in the neighbourhood for our annual multifaith "Chew On This" event, to mark World Food Day and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Due to COVID challenges, we are sadly not going to be able to have our annual multifaith walk but will continue to …

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