A Community Shabbat Dinner  |

A Community Shabbat Dinner

For Young Professionals

A Community Shabbat Dinner

For Young Professionals


    JNF Toronto

    12 Heaton Street, Toronto, (ON), Canada  M3H 4Y6

JNF Future and UptownCYP have partnered together to host A Community Shabbat Dinner for young professionals! Join us to celebrate Shabbat and unite with the young Jewish community of Toronto during these dark times.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by fellow young Jews, to schmooze and connect. We will sing traditional Shabbat songs, hear the blessings of Kiddish over wine, Hamotzei over challah, and come together for a traditional Tisch* following the dinner.    

* In Yiddish, Tisch means table. Traditionally, a Tisch consists of coming together around a table for refreshments, camaraderie, and a time to share words of wisdom and meaning. 

Our special guest whom will join us in leading the Tisch are:

Jonny Daniels was born in London, England. He emigrated to Israel at 18 to serve in the Israeli Army, where he held the rank of staff Sergeant in the 890 Paratroopers Unit. Following his military service, he worked in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, as Cheif of Staff to Members of Knesset and Ministers. Jonny went on to found the ‘From The Depths Foundation’ (@fromthedepthsfoundation) in 2014 that focuses on Holocaust memory and memorial. Jonny is a contributor to multiple international media outlets and is often on CNN, Fox News, Newsmax and more. He was voted by the ‘Algemeiner’ Newspaper as one of the most 100 influential Jews in the world today. 

Danielle Michaelov is a Toronto based content creator, focusing on all things coffee and lifestyle. As a proud Jewish woman, Danielle highlights a lot of her content around Jewish customs like holiday rituals, challah making, and educational posts in which she can inspire both Jewish and non-Jewish followers. With posting about Judaism and Israel comes a lot of Antisemitism. Danielle uses her voice to speak up against the hatred by providing educational resources, powerful messages, and tips on how people can get involved to combat antisemitism both online, and in our communities. 

Event Details:
Date:      Friday, February 23, 2023
Timing:  6:30 PM | Doors open 
               7:00 PM | Program begins
Cost:       $55 per ticket (Early bird price)
               $70 per ticket (after February 11 at 11:59 PM) 

You must be 20+ years of age to register.
Shabbat/Friday night dinner formal attire is recommended. 

Thank You to Our Sponsor:
Brittany and Shane Urowitz 

Shabbat Dinner Committee Members:
Jodi Chait
Giulia D'Aleandro 
Benjamin Gottesman 
Ally Harendorf
Kyle Harris
Coral Izchaki 
Esther Klein 
Molly Martin 
Eric Niles 
Elijah Rockman 
Avi Saban 
Adina Samuels
Jonathan Spiegelman 
Shane Urowitz 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melanie, JNF Toronto's Director of Events and Community Engagement, via email melanie.kushner@jnf.ca or phone (416) 578-2181.