Morris Winchevsky Sunday Shule

Secular Jewish Experiential Education for Social Justice

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We are so

happy to have found an educational home for our children which shares our secular and progressive Jewish values and runs a school that feels familial, warm and enriching.

Michele Landsberg
     & Stephen Lewis
The Morris Winchevsky Sunday School is Toronto’s secular Jewish shule, focused on social justice.
Offering a range of programs for pre-school all the way to B'Mitzvah* groups, our shule focuses on experiential education, immersing our students in an environment where they get to learn, play, and experiment with secular Jewishness and social justice practices.

Check out the 2021/2022 schedule and our comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan more details.

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*Considering Jewish languages are gendered, we chose the inclusive Hebrew term B'Mitzvah, which means "In Mitzvah". We use this term instead of Bar, Bat, or B'nai Mitzvah as those terms are binary.

An interactive, biweekly preschool program for children aged 2.5 - 4 years and their grownups

An experiential program that

lays the foundation for understanding Jewish civilizations' rich histories

and practices.

An interactive, biweekly preschool program for children aged 4.5-6 years and their grownups

An experiential program that

lays the foundation for understanding Jewish civilizations' rich histories

and practices.

A one year program for students preparing for their secular B'Mitzvah* ceremonies with a curriculum that focuses on

Jewish philosophy, literature,

and history, while integrating social justice issues and

practices.

*Considering Jewish languages are gendered, we chose the inclusive Hebrew term B'Mitzvah, which means "In Mitzvah". We use this term instead of Bar, Bat, or B'nai Mitzvah as those terms are binary.

Morris Winchevsky School History

Creative and meaningful secular Jewish education

The Morris Winchevsky School was founded in 1928 by members of the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO). It was named after the Lithuanian poet Morris Winchevsky whose poems were recited at many of the labour movement's marches and meetings. Winchevsky was very active in workers' movements in Eastern Europe, England, and the United States and the school's many generations of graduates continue in his footsteps, working for social justice across many movements. 

The Winchevsky School was originally located in the Christie and Bloor area. It then moved to the site of the Morris Winchevsky Centre in the Bathurst and Lawrence Area but in 2011 it returned downtown to its current location - the 918 Bathurst Centre.

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