JRCC East Thornhill Launches a Building Campaign

The JRCC East Thornhill recently signed an agreement to purchase a new 5,000 square foot facility on Yonge Street in Old Thornhill, in the beautiful WaterGarden development. Now in its tenth year of operations under the stewardship of Rabbi Mendel and Chanie Zaltzman, the JRCC East Thornhill is looking forward to having the new facility ready in time for the High Holidays. For more information, visit JrccEastThornhill.org.


New Location for JRCC Concord

The JRCC Concord Branch has moved to a new location in an attractive unit in at 411 Confederation Parkway., centrally located in the middle between Dufferin and Keele Streets, and between Langstaff and Rutherford Roads. The new facility will serve as a local hub and host programs for the local community in Concord, including holiday programs, classes, lectures, and other programs.


Shavuot Ice Cream Parties

Hundreds of children and adults attended the annual reading of the Ten Commandments on Shavuot at the various JRCC community synagogues last month. The children were treated to the now famous Shavuot Ice Cream Party, while the adults enjoyed words of wisdom while celebrating the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai over 3,000 years ago, along with a light buffet. The event was held simultaneously at all JRCC branches, with some branches holding multiple readings and parties throughout the day to accommodate everyones schedules. The previous evening, mass insomnia hit as several dozen people turned up for the traditional all night learning sessions, joining classes on various topics and ask the rabbi sessions, delving into Jewish teachings until the break of dawn.


Bat Mitzvah Club Celebration
Participants of the Bat Mitzvah Clubs of JRCC@ Rockford, JRCC West Thornhill, JRCC East Thornhill and JRCC S. Richmond Hill & Maple celebrated their graduation together in a joint ceremony attended by their families and friends. The girls spent the last year learning and discovering what becoming a Bat Mitzvah is all about, making friends, and developing a sense of pride in being a Jewish woman. For the graduation ceremony, each girl prepared a short speech, heard blessings from their teachers and community leaders, enjoyed a wonderful festive meal and atmosphere, and received special gifts. The evening culminated with a beautiful and touching candle lighting ceremony.