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At Kol Ami, Shabbat morning is a time of learning, prayer, and community for ALL ages. Our unique Saturday morning school creatively combines Jewish education and a Shabbat experience. 

What’s so special about Shabbat morning school? CLICK to read Rabbi Streiffer’s article.

For more information about Kol Ami’s School, contact Judy Silver, Director of Education, or call 905-709-2620.




At Kol Ami, our children’s learning experience is substantive yet celebratory, informative while being fun!  Our students are engaged through active learning such as art, games, and music. Innovative programs  like “Jewnior Games” and “Hebrew Through Movement” help make their education come alive. Our warm classroom environments are a result of our approachable, enthusiastic and experienced teachers and low teacher-student ratios.   




Inclusiveness and community are a central pillar of our school’s philosophy.  Kol Ami is a community where women and men are treated equally, and where interfaith and LGBTQ families participate in Jewish life. In addition, we work with each individual family to accommodate children’s learning styles and special needs, and a student support specialist is on hand to ensure those needs are met.  Our school teaches and embodies the principles of Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), Gemilut Chassadim (Acts of Loving-kindness) and Tzedakah (Righteous Giving).


*Judaism * Hebrew * Israel * Culture*

Our innovative curriculum brings Judaism to life for our students.  From JK through Grade 10, our students discover the richness and relevance of Hebrew, Torah, holidays, prayer, ancient and modern history, Israel and Jewish culture. We are very proud of our Hebrew program, which focuses both on Bar/Bat Mitzvah readiness and on modern Hebrew, through an individualized program that allows students to move at their own pace.


*Meaningful * Personal * Celebratory*

Both girls and boys become B’nai Mitzvah on our bima, surrounded by family, friends, and a supportive congregation. They lead a significant portion of the Shabbat morning service, chanting from the weekly Torah portion and haftarah. In the months leading up the “big day,” our students work one-on-one with talented tutors who guide them in learning the art of chanting Torah, and work closely with our Rabbi to craft a top-notch D’var Torah (sermon).  In addition, students’ participation does not end with Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Many teens go on to become Madrichim (classroom helpers), and to participate in our active youth group and Confirmation programs.


Family * Community * Holiness *

Kol Ami is a Jewish community that puts Shabbat at the centre. While kids are in classes, parents are invited (though not required!) to gather for breakfast, for our highly-spirited Torah study, and for Shabbat morning services. The last half hour of the day is Shabbat Family T’fillah (“SFT”) in which students and parents gather to pray, sing, and learn together. It is a great way to meet other families, find out what’s happening in the classroom, and celebrate Shabbat with your child.

A Taste of kol ami 


Fri, November 16 2018 8 Kislev 5779