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Our Shabbat service this Saturday features kids, big and small. There will be the Hebrew naming of two-year-old Nathan Angus Gillis (son of Francine and Greg Gillis), as well as honours for several young people about to become b'nei mitzvah.


Saturday, April 6, 2013

10:30 a.m.

Miles Nadal JCC

750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor)


Our Shabbat Kids' Program


10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. -- 
Make a calendar for the Counting of the 
Omer. Keep track until Shavuot!


11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. -- Snack with stories. We'll be learning the brachot before eating.


11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. --  Visit the service and share what we learned.


12:00 p.m. -- Kiddush lunch for everyone!


(Last month's Kids and Families update said the April service was on April 14th. Sorry about that -- we got a little mixed up. It's this Saturday.) 



Shir Libeynu All Year Round...


Our Shabbat morning services, held the first Saturday of every month, include free child care with thematic activities. Of course, if your family prefers to attend services together, your children are very welcome. Whichever choice you make, the kids always enjoy the informal Kiddush afterwards.


Habonim Dror/Camp Gesher Downtown Activities 


Over the past several years, Habonim Dror/Camp Gesher, a progressive Jewish youth movement, has run activities for the children of Shir Libeynu. Their madrichim (counsellors) have been a great addition to our annual Chanukah celebration.


With the help of the MNJCC and young Israeli emissaries (Shinshinim), Habonim Dror has been able to expand its year-round program to include activities Sunday afternoons for kids in Grades 3-6. Separate programs for Grades 7-11 are also offered at certain times. 


In the month of April, the Shinshinim will be running a program for children in Grades 3-6 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the MNJCC (750 Spadina Avenue) on Sunday, April 7 and Sunday, April 14.


On Sunday, April 21, Habonim Dror/Camp Gesher will be taking part in Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Day) at the MNJCC, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


A Lag Ba'Omer bonfire celebration will be held for kids in Grades 7-11 on Sunday, April 28. Contact for details.


This flyer provides detailed scheduling information. 


If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinators at or program director Yael Polunsky at

Congregation Shir Libeynu

P.O. Box 73509

Toronto, Ontario, M6C  4A7