The story of Noah's Ark has always fascinated me. I feel it is significant as both a moral tale of humanity being punished for ‘wickedness' and as a mirror for my own struggles with rootlessness and being an outsider like the animals in the Ark. Working with storytelling and narrative is an important aspect of my work. In this series I have used digital photography and image manipulation to create my desired effect.
October 4 - 30, 2017
On the day we were married, my late husband and I climbed a rope ladder high up into the Costa Rican rain forest. We stood under a Chuppah, or “canopy”, of strangler fig trees and, in the company of howler monkeys and exotic birds, we were married. In loving memory of my husband and the home we created, I have created a series of ritual textile objects.
1:30 - 3:00 pm
With art history teacher Osnat Lippa. Learn how Italian artist Modigliani’s drawings, sculptures and paintings were influenced by his Sephardic Jewish heritage, and how the anti-Semitic attitudes he confronted in turn-of-the-century Paris shaped his early works.
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Take charge of your health and wellbeing through learning. Each four-week session focuses on different aspects of wellness.
Session 1: The Gift of Slowing Down – Shabbat Edition
Are you feeling stressed, overworked or disconnected? Are you wondering how to build self-care into your routine? Do you wish you could have more rest and renewal in your life but don’t know how to fit it into a busy schedule?
Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Bill Gladstone
Toronto treasure "Honest Ed" Mirvish was a shrewd businessman and theatrical impresario who gave birth to the Entertainment District and transformed the Annex. As the curtain falls on his retail emporium, learn how his legacy is being preserved and transformed.
Refreshments: 12:30 pm, Concert and Shabbat Ceremony 1:00 - 2:30 pm
We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us at our new Friday afternoon program. Enjoy a Jewish-themed concert, a participatory Shabbat ceremony, as well as traditional treats. Musical guest performers will include Lenka Lichtenberg, Yitzhak Argaman, Cantor Aaron Bensoussan… and more. Shabbat Shalom and Gut Shabbes!
To register, please call (416) 924-6211 x0.
Tuesday, October 24
7:30 – 8:45 pm
Presented by the Israeli Parenthood Centre (workshop conducted in English)
Understanding the systems and supports for your child’s education
When kids start to show differences in the classroom it can be hard for parents to advocate and support their child in our current system of identification and assessment. This workshop will identify when it’s important to intervene, how to get the right support for your child and what your rights are in the school system. Our guest speaker is a Psycho-educational Consultant, Michele Palk, MSW, RSW, M.Psy. She will help to answer some of the common questions that parents have.
The Miles Nadal JCC is proud to offer the following community programs as part of Holocaust Education Week 2017:
Visual Arts: November 2-29
Neuberger Holocaust Education Week Feature Exhibit - Built to Remember: The Holocaust Museums of Today and Tomorrow
Film: Sunday November 5
The Toronto Jewish Film Society presents a powerful documentary: Bogdan’s Journey
Panel Discussion: Monday November 6
Pivotal Moments: Recognizing Experiences of LGBTQ+ in the Holocaust and Beyond,
Live Music: Wednesday November 8
Music, Cinema and Memory
We are proud and very excited to announce that the MNjcc has recently been awarded a grant from the JCC Association’s centennial initiative: Making Music Happen. The grant is to help JCCs celebrate the past and future of Jewish life in their JCC and across North America, creating a communal soundtrack of JCCs – through creativity, collaboration and community.
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Come out on the First and Third Thursday of the month (with some variation – check dates*), meet new people, connect and hang out. Programs designed by the Youth Advisory Access Committee - programs for you, by you. Karaoke, Design, RockClimbing, Improv, Theatre, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Paint nights and more. We will be headed out to more of your favourite places across the city! Designed for youth 16-30 with developmental disabilities and ASD, open to all. Group is facilitated.