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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 


Grade 7's tzedakah project

Two Great Ways to Give!


Our Grade 7 class is sponsoring two different mitzvah projects for December and beyond!


Chai LifelineToy Drive: There are several ways to be a Chanukah Hero!


*Please bring in unwrapped new toys or gift cards and drop them off in the huge donation box located in the Kol Ami office from Monday, Nov 19 to Friday, December 21!

*Send toys straight to Chai Lifeline with the TOYS R US Wishlist: Go online and donate to organization #10577229. Donations over 25.00 will receive a tax receipt (remember to fill in your name and mailing address in the comments section)

* You can “adopt” a family and make their Chanukah really special by fulfilling their wish list. Call 647 430 5933 ex. 1803


Blessing Bags:


Kol Ami’s Grade 7 class will be assembling Blessing Bags, 1 gallon Ziploc bags filled with different essentials that they will then distribute to those in need. The class needs your help in gathering the supplies needed to stock these blessing bags. Below is a list of the types of NEW and UNOPENED supplies they are looking for. Please drop off your items in the Kol Ami office or to Judy during school hours. The class will take the donation and assemble them into Blessing Bags. These will be redistributed to members of our Kol Ami community who will commit to distributing them whenever the chance arises!


The Grade 7 class really appreciates your support and donations to both of these worthy endeavors!


Fri, July 19 2019 16 Tammuz 5779