Education, Culture, & Support

Grade 8 Social Justice Forum

The Holocaust Education Committee of the Windsor Jewish Community Centre, Unifor Local 200, and the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor in collaboration with the Greater Essex County District School Board, and the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board have organized a dynamic student forum. This one-day event takes place at the University of Windsor, Odette Building.

During this one-day event, students attend 5 workshops, which focus on various social justice issues in Canada and abroad.

Lessons Learned from the Holocaust:

• Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health

• Poverty and Homelessness

• The Environment

• Experiential Learning Through the Arts

It is our hope that students selected for this forum will be involved in projects that foster social justice in their school community.

Assistance for Holocaust Survivors

The Windsor Jewish Federation & Community Centre has partnered with the Cummings Centre to provide funding to Holocaust survivors in the Windsor-Essex Region.

Funding can cover things such as:

• Personal care

• Bathing

• Meal preparation

• Accompaniment

• Respite

• Cleaning

• Laundry

• Emergency assistance funds

• Gift cards

A supplement to an existing homecare plan may also available.

If you are a Holocaust Survivor in need of financial and healthcare assistance, please reach out to Richie Kamen at

Mazal Tov Kosher Catering

Available for catering and take-out

We can help you manage the dining aspects of your next event. Simply let us know the details and we’ll cook up the right kind of cuisine for your occasion.

Click Here to Look at Mazal Tov’s Menu or to Book Your Next Dining Experience or Event.

To place an order reach out to Mazal at +1 (519) 990-9910.



BBYO is a pluralistic teen movement that provides Jewish teens with many meaningful experiences through a variety of different programming. BBYO currently has over 700 chapters around the world and focuses on community service, philanthropy, civic engagement, Israel education, and Jewish heritage, among many other topics. 

Students generally enter BBYO in Grade 8 or in their first year of high school and are able to be members until they graduate. Membership with BBYO also grants teens access to special events, exclusive programs, a large peer group with members from over 50 different countries, and an excellent network that can assist members with their future careers after they finish high school.

After a few years away, BBYO Windsor is coming back in September of 2021. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please contact Jessica Robbins at

Emerging Gen

The Windsor Jewish Federation & Community Centre is committed to developing our community’s next generation of leaders. Through Emerging Gen, we host various social and cultural events for our city’s under-40 Jewish population.

The Windsor Jewish Federation sits on the Council of Jewish Young Adults for Metro Detroit, and collaborates with Jewish organizations in Metro Detroit to bring together young adults in our two communities.

For more information, please contact Joe Schnayer at


Jewish War Veteran Ceremony

Coming Soon

Cookbook Committee

The Windsor Jewish Community Centre is putting together a cookbook! We have been around for over 100 years and have been united, supporting each other and Israel right up until the present. Needless to say, one of the ways we have stayed together is through food! There is an old saying that nearly every Jew in Windsor knows: “They attacked us, we won, let's eat.” One of the ways we want our fabulous legacy to live on is through our recipes, our stories, and our sense of community. The Windsor Jewish Community is heading for a great new future, but we want to bring the fond memories of the past generations with us. We need your help to make this happen.

For those of you who have already submitted your wonderful recipes, thank you, but we still need more! When submitting, please include the recipe name, ingredients, directions, any additional information you have (yield, oven temperature, preparation of equipment, cooling time, serving suggestions, ease of preparation, adapting the recipe, etc.). Include a picture or two if you happen to have some.

How to Submit Your Recipe

Submit a copy or photo of your recipe in any of the following ways by TUESDAY, JUNE 1st :  

• Email: Karen Sklash at

• Drop it off at the JCC: Contact Joe Schnayer by phone 519-973-1772 (225) to schedule a time

• Mail: JCC, 1641 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, ON, N8X 1K9

• Contact a committee member if you have questions or need help:


Senior Programming

The I.L Peretz House Seniors Building offers a variety of programs for its tenants including monthly birthday parties, exercise classes, arts and crafts, bingo, presentations, concerts and much more.