Your Exodus package is a little thicker than usual this month due to the mailing of the JRCC’s annual Calendar and Program Guide, which contains a wealth of information on Jewish holidays, as well as lectures, classes, special events, and community programs throughout the year. Also included is a handy magnet that lists the candle lighting times for Shabbat and Festivals throughout the year. We try to match the items you receive to your interests and preferences. To update your information, or let us know about a friend or family member who would appreciate receiving these items, please contact the JRCC office at 416-222-7105 or [email protected].


High Holidays Coming Soon

High Holidays are right around the corner and are approaching even faster than usual this year. Rosh Hashanah falls on Sept. 24-26, 2014, and Yom Kippur falls on Oct. 3-4, 2013. Services will be held at nine locations in the GTA - see back page for details. All are welcome to join the services at any time, but seating is limited, so please reserveyour seats as soon as possible. Becoming a voluntary JRCC Member also entitles you to complimentary High Holiday seats, and helps support the important programs and services we provide for the community. To become a member or reserve your seats, call 416.222.7105, visit, or drop by the JRCC office (the office is open M-F 9am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm).


Summer Camp in Session

As this issue goes to print, the JRCC’s Summer Adventure Camp program is underway, with dozens of boys and girls ages 10 to 15 joining two separate one-week camp adventures based in Burks Falls, Ontario. Participants make fast friends and experience a week packed with excitement — from challenging outdoor activities like white water rafting and intensive hiking, to skill building activities like treetope roping and boating. All of this takes place in a beautiful, expansive, natural lakefront setting with comfortable accommodations, and includes a wide variety of recreational activities and amusement trips throughout the week.


Art & Soul Evening

The JRCC S Richmond Hill & Maple hosted an Art & Soul evening, a social fundraiser with a Jewish art exhibit and sale. Fine wine and other refreshments were served, while participants mingled and chatted as they browsed the art and spoke with the artists. This year’s event featured selected original works and high quality prints by several local artists. Proceeds from the sale of artwork benefited the JRCC S Richmond Hill & Maple and its many programs.


JRCC@Rockford Hosts Temple Course

Dozens of participants enjoyed a comprehensive and in-depth series of classes about the Temple, delivered by guest speaker Rabbi Chai Cohen at the JRCC@Rockford. In addition to giving an overview and tour of the Temple and its rituals, Rabbi Cohen discussed the Temple’s historical and spiritual significance for the Jewish people, and what the Temple means for us today. Thank you Rabbi Cohen!