March 23 - 29, 2017
Jewish Community Play Group
The Jewish Community Playgroup: To Introduce, Unite and Strengthen Friendships For Our Children and Their Families
Gym Toys at the JCC
10 - 11 am, Sunday, April 9, 2016
Free Activity Group for Children up to Age 6
536 Huron Street
For more information please email
Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Israeli Musician Mattan Klein Visits London
Become a $50 Sponsor of this event and receive two free tickets.  Contact the JCC for more information: (519) 673 3310.
Registration Now Open! 2017 Camp Yeladim
...and Announcing the All New:
Noah's Ark Pre-School Half Day Summer Camp
Now your Pre-Schooler, ages 2-4, can participate in Day Camp too!
E.C.E. certified instructor Dara Siegel will lead a half day pre-school camp from July 31 - August 11.  Sign up for one or both weeks.  Call the JCC to register or for more information! (519) 673-3310.
Hours: 9:00 - 11:30 am
UJA Passover Appeal
JEM Jewish Educational Manna
Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC
(This is our closing program for the season.) 
Musical Instruments During Shabbat and Festivals Services: Yes? No? If No, Why Not?
Speaker:  Joe Gilbert      
This presentation is sponsored by Jack and Ricky Pasternak.
During Temple times, music was part of Shabbat and Festival services. After the loss of the Temple and as the Synagogue became the place of community prayer, the Rabbis decreed that instruments must not be played. This was the status until the 19th Century, when an organ was introduced first in Germany and later in America. What were the reasons for this ban? Were there any attempts to break the ban before the 19th Century? How and why did the Reform branch of Judaism re-introduce instruments during prayer? This talk will trace the evolution of thinking regarding how the various Jewish communities (Ultra-Orthodox, Modern Orthodox, Conservative and Reform) view the use of music in their services.
Dr. Joseph Gilbert is a retired physician. As a “fan” of classical music, in recent years he has concentrated on the interface of Judaic subjects with opera and music. He has lectured on musical subjects such as Felix Mendelssohn, French Opera and Anti-Semitism, Jewish Folk Tales in opera, The Dybbuk, The Golem, and “Degenerate” Music. He continues his medical and science interest as Chair of the Health Research Ethics Board at Western University.
     London Jewish Community Foundation Grants      
London Jewish Community Foundation Grants 
Now Accepting Grant Applications
for Spring 2017
The London Jewish Community Foundation is pleased to be accepting applications for grants and scholarships for its spring allocation process. Funds may be allocated to a group, organization or individual where the need is for charitable, religious or educational purposes that will benefit our community.
Applications for the spring 2017 allocation must be submitted no later than
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
If you have any questions or to request an Application Form, please contact Fay Edwards at the JCC, 519-673-3310
 Building our community…together.
      Israeli Dancing      
Put on your dancing shoes, wear something comfortable and learn Israelidancing with Nicki Ishai.  This is an informal group that gets together most Sunday mornings in the lounge at the JCC at 10:30am.  There is no fee for this event.  Level 1 - 10:30am-11:15am, then stay for Level 2 -11:15am-12noon.
Next dancing will be April 23.
For further information, contact Debbie Rosenzweig