PD day and continuous learning

Continuous education, love of learning and improving our work with the children are important values for MJDS faculty. The recent Professional Development Day was dedicated to enhancing our practice and thus enriching our students' education. The...

Shalhevet and Rimon at the Toronto Symphony

It was a full two hour program for adults and all our students were enthralled. They watched eagerly to see which instruments were used for those opening bars to Jaws. They noted that the French horn section turned their horns sideways during...

Rosh Hodesh Iyar at the synagogue

Recently, Rimon class attended their second Rosh Hodesh service this year at Beth David. As part of the preparation for that experience, the students had the opportunity to adorn themselves in tefillin. During this past year, part of our focus in...

Poems by Upper Elementary on Yom Haatzmaut

When I think of Israel By Aaron: When I think of Israel I think of… The walls of the west, The golden city, Sadness overpowered by hope, And banana farms. By Shea: When I think of Israel I think of the army. I think of the brave people who...

Yom Haatzmaut

MJDS Celebrates Israel at 68! On Thursday, May 12, MJDS was filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of Yom Ha’atzmaut. with blue and white decorations and Israeli music filling the school. The Casa children were full of smiles and...

Yom Hazikaron

This week we marked Yom Hazikaron on Wednesday, and celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day the following day. The declaration of Israel was held on May 14, 1948 thus marking the 68th anniversary of the creation of the...

Yom Hashoah

Amidst the coming of spring and myriad of Jewish holidays, Yom Hashoah forces us to pause in our celebrations and contemplate the tragic yet powerful history that connects the Jewish people. Six million is an impossible number to imagine much...

Pesach, bedikat and biur chametz and leadership

The energy of Pesach begins building up long before the Seder itself and MJDS students have been learning the importance of the tasks and rituals leading up to the holiday. These activities are both a physical necessity of the holiday and unique...

Tikun Olam at MJDS

Tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah are Jewish values central to the philosophy of MJDS. These values are reinforced daily through the school motto "Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Respectful". As we approach Pesach, we are reminded once more of...

Pre-Pesach crafts, learning and bonding

Preparing for Pesach doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be a wonderful opportunity for fun, learning, and bonding with your family. Wondering what to do with all of your left over “chametz”? Make salt dough art! Salt dough is...