Teens

Oct 4: Teens’ Pizza & Chill in the Sukkah

Chill in a sukkah with other downtown Jewish teens!

View into a decorated Sukkah against a night sky. Inside the sukkah there is a table with lit candles, a lulav and etrog, and wine.

Enjoy some pizza with new and old friends and learn about the holiday of Sukkot.

Feel free to invite friends, JSAs, etc.

Please note that this is for high school students (grades 9-12) only.

Wednesday, Oct 4
6:00 – 8:00pm

@Rabbi Aaron’s Sukkah (near Bathurst & Dundas)

Free! 
Register
by Wed, Oct 4, at 12noon

Feb 4: Teen Skate Night + Bonfire


Sat, Feb 4
8-10pm

@Alexandra Park Skate Rink (Bathurst & Dundas)
Free
Registration Required

For high school students only! Have fun skating and hanging out with new and old friends.

We’ll start with havdalah, the short and sweet ceremony for ending Shabbat, led by teens. Then we’ll skate together. (Bring your own skates.)

Around 9pm, we’ll head across the street to Rabbi Aaron’s backyard for a bonfire, ‘smores, and hot cocoa.

Feel free to invite friends. All Jewish teens in high school are welcome, including LGBTQ+ and interfaith-family teens! Any Qs? Email Rabbi Aaron.

Oct 12: Downtown Jewish Teens: Pizza in the Sukkah

Calling all Jewish high school teens!

Come connect with other downtown Jewish teens, enjoy some pizza and learn about the holiday of Sukkot, all in a sukkah (holiday hut).

When: Wednesday, October 12, 6 – 8pm 
Where: Location to be sent upon registration

Have questions? Please reach out to Rabbi Aaron.

Please register by October 12 at 12pm.

May 19: Teen Lag ba-Omer celebration in the park

For high school teens only…

Celebrate Lag ba-Omer* in the park!

  • Enjoy fresh falafel sandwiches
  • Roast s’mores & potatoes on the bonfire
  • Hang out withother downtown Jewish teens

*Lag ba-Omer is a minor holiday marking the joyous 33rd day between Passover and Shauvot.

B.Y.O. Water Bottle

Want to volunteer with the younger kids’ program 5-7pm (for H.S. volunteer hours, if you want)? Check the box when you register.

All Jewish high school teens are welcome, including LGBTQ+ & from interfaith/intercultural families.

[Separate gatherings & registrations for families with younger kids 5:45-7pm and adults 8-9pm.]

Free!

Donations greatly appreciated to help us cover costs (park permit, falafel, s’mores, firewood, staffing, etc).

Final deadline to order falafel: Thurs, May 19, 12noon!

Any Qs? Email Rabbi Aaron.

Register Now!

April 24: Jewish & Muslim Teens Mimouna & Iftar

Sun, April 24
7:30-9:00pm
Outdoors Near Bloor & Bathurst

(actual location sent after registration)
Free – donations greatly appreciated!
Registration Required by Sat night, Apr 23

For Muslim & Jewish high school teens only
You’re invited to celebrate Mimouna & Iftar together!

What’s Mimouna?
Moroccan Jewish and Muslim custom of friendship and eating together after the Jewish festival of Passover (Pesah)

What’s Iftar?
Muslim tradition of eating together after fasting all day during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Schedule
7:30pm   Arrive
               Icebreakers & sharing traditions
8:15        Dinner: dates, water, falafel sandwiches & dessert
               Hanging out
9:00        Goodnight

All food will be kosher, halal & vegetarian

Rain or shine! We have shelter.

Bring some cash if you want to make a donation of sadaqah / tzedakah* for Fort York Food Bank to help those in need.
(*literally, justice & righteousness in Arabic & Hebrew)

Want to volunteer with setup 6:30-7:30pm &/or cleanup 9:00-9:30pm (for volunteer hours, if you want)? Check the box when you register.

Any Qs? Contact aaron@makomTO.org

This event is planned by Jewish & Muslim teens & hosted by Makom