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The Forest Hill Jewish Centre’s purpose is to nourish individual and communal Jewish connection through Torah learning and the celebration of Jewish life.  The Centre offers the Forest Hill Jewish community and welcomed visitors a warm, vibrant place to enhance their experience of Jewish tradition.



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Today's Calendar

: 6:50am
Bar Mitzvah Program
: 5:15pm
Bat Mitzvah Program
: 6:45pm
Night Kollel
: 8:30pm

Friday Night

Candle Lighting
: 4:23pm

Shabbos Day

: 9:00am
Mincha Service
: 4:12pm
: 5:31pm

Upcoming Programs & Events

Monday, Jun 3

This week's Torah portion is Parshas Vayeshev

Shabbos, Dec 9

Candle Lighting

Friday, Dec 8, 4:23pm


Motzei Shabbos, Dec 9, 5:31pm

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Thursday, Dec 7
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