2021

Zine Workshop: A Light That Won’t Go Out
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Join the Morris Winchevsky School and the United Jewish People’s Order for a Chanukah celebration and a queer Yiddishkeit zine-making workshop as well as a fundraising night for Rainbow Railroad! This will be an interactive workshop over Zoom with writer Jess Goldman who will teach us the basics of an eight-panel zine along with the themes of queering the Chanukah story! 

Latkes & Light: A Chanukah Delight
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Join the Morris Winchevsky School, the United Jewish People’s Order, and the Miles Nadal JCC for a secular celebration of Chanukah. Candle lighting, games and activities for all ages. Come for the Spiel (play), the sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and of course, the latkes! Hot and cold beverages will also be available. All are welcome! COVID-19 Protocols will be observed.

Winchevsky Centre Art Expo
Submission Deadline: November 29, 2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of our virtual Art Expo to showcase our community members’ artistic talents and expressions. We are a uniquely talented intergenerational community that includes artists, writers, designers, photographers, and filmmakers, to name a few.

Please note: Submissions open only to UJPO Members and MWS Families

Alternative Shabbes: Cooking Together For a Future
Friday October 22, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m. — Online event

Join the United Jewish People’s Order and the Morris Winchevsky School for an Alt Shabbes devoted to food and food insecurity in Toronto. We’ll cook and eat together with Jewish chef and registered nitritionist, Sari Papular and hear from tatooist Joey Ramona on food insecurity and actions we can all take to deepen the mutual aid that has developed during the pandemic.

Sukkes / Sukkot
Sunday September 19, 2021

Join the Morris Winchevsky School in Dufferin Grove Park for a celebration of the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkes/Sukkot. Help decorate the sukkah, learn about the symbols of the holiday, sing and listen to stories together, play Jewperdy, and much much more!

Rosh Hashonah / Yom Kippur
Tuesday September 7, 2021 / Wednesday September 15, 2021

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with the Winchevsky Centre. Join us online for traditional shofar blowing, readings, poetry, and Yiddish, Hebrew and English music led by well-known Toronto musicians, David Wall and Marilyn Lerner — including Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur.

In the Muse’s Voice:
A Poetic Evening with Lisa Richter & Ruth Panofsky

Thursday May 6, 2021

Join the United Jewish People’s Order for a night of poetry and conversation with poets Lisa Richter and Ruth Panofsky. Richter and Panofsky will discuss feminist poetics, the writer’s craft, Jewish identity, the rewards and challenges of writing “in persona” and resilience.

Join the United Jewish People’s Order’s (UJPO) Indigenous Solidarity Working Group (ISWG) for an online screening of “By These Presents: ‘Purchasing’ Toronto” followed by a talk-back with creator, Ange Loft. Learn about the actual process of how Toronto was really “purchased” through Loft’s brilliant and surreal film.

Online Third Seyder: A Newer Freer World
Saturday April 3, 2021

Join the United Jewish People’s Order and the Morris Winchevsky School for an online Third Seyder. This year’s theme is a Nayer, Frayer Velt, Olam Chadash Chofshi (עולם חדש חופשי), Un Mundo Muevo i Mas Libre — A Newer, Freer World. Gather online with us as we celebrate resilience, the strength of mutual care and community, and the significance of solidarity.

MWS Online Purim Party

Sunday February 28, 2021

Join the students and teachers of the  Morris Winchevsky Schule (School) for an online Purim extravaganza. The students have prepared a very special program so get out your best costumes and grab your most interesting masks and noisemakers. Make sure to make or buy your Hamantashn! Some sample recipes here.

Transformational Change:
Building a Mental Health Emergency Service

Saturday January 23, 2021

Reach Out Response Networks’ founders, Rachel Bromberg and Asante Haughton, will discuss their project of developing a response to mental health emergencies  that does not involve police. Learn how they are engaging with the City of Toronto to transform Toronto’s mental health emergency response. Join the conversation on January 21st.