Shalom and Welcome!
We are pleased to issue the 21st Edition of The Greater Toronto Jewish Singles Directory.
As in the past, the Directory aims to include Jewish singles and matchmaking groups in our community. If you know of a group or service that is not listed or can update the information noted, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (416) 635-5600.
For information about events and programs for singles in the Toronto area:
· call our "Jewish Singles Hotline" at (416) 635-5600
· take a look at the singles activities listed weekly in the Canadian Jewish News
Need a fax number for a Jewish organization? Want to find out the name of the synagogue or temple closest to your home? Not sure what day Passover begins in 2004?
Jewish Information Service can help!
Our friendly, knowledgeable volunteers can answer your questions. Or, click on our website at www.jewishtoronto.net.
And, finally, a special thank you to all the groups, clubs and agencies listed in this directory for their participation.
Jewish Information Service
4588 Bathurst Street, Suite 214
Toronto M2R 1W6
416-635-5600 (telephone) 416-636-5813 (fax)
AISH HATORAH 905-764-1818 x 225
949 Clark Ave. W. Thornhill L4J 8G5
Speed Dating Hotline 905-764-1808
For students and young professionals. Programs include Speed Dating; Sunday Night Scene at the Village Shul, outdoor activities, weekend get-a-ways, seminars, open houses, Hebrew classes, and more.
BETH SHOLOM SINGLES 416-783-6103
Beth Sholom Synagogue
1445 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto M6C 2E6
Contact: Sam Wales
Meets for dances, speakers and cultural events.
BETH TZEDEC SINGLES 416-781-3514 x 34
Beth Tzedec Synagogue
1700 Bathurst Street Toronto M5P 5K3
Meets for Oneg Shabbats, lecture series. and socials.
BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER 905-731-5204
Contact: Ruth Friedman
Introduction service. Uses photos, profiles and conducts a confidential, personal interview. Fee.
CHAI DATING CLUB; MATELINE; 416-783-7666
Contact: Sheldon Lokash
Arranges introductions and holds occasional parties for members. Special section for professionals. No charge, donations accepted. 27 years experience.
CLUB AMAL/YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 416-783-7666
Contact: Sheldon Lokash
House parties, outings, Trivial Pursuit nights, discussion groups, backgammon and chess, emotional support. About 80 members. No charge, donations accepted.
DM&A and 30 SOMETHING AND UP 416-614-4884
Ages 20s – 40s
Chanukah, New Years and long weekend bashes.
Contact: Lisa Vexler
A dinner introduction service that co-ordinates informal dinner parties at local restaurants. For 4 single Jewish men and 4 Jewish women. Fee.
DYNAMIC SINGLES OF ADATH ISRAEL 416-635-5340
Adath Israel Synagogue
Meets monthly for brunches, musical performances, speakers, BBQ's, etc.
GAMES JEWISH SINGLES PLAY 416-733-3634
c/o Beth Torah Synagogue, 47 Glenbrook Ave. Toronto M6B 2L7
Contact: Mollie Rothman
Ages 21-39 and 40-69
Meets at synagogue once every 2 months for Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit,
Bridge, Millionaire. Admission: $5 at door, refreshments served.
INTER-SYNAGOGUE SINGLES GROUP 416-635-5340
Ages 35 +
Provides a support system for its members. Objectives: to liaise with other synagogues, provide programs with traditional Jewish values and encourage members to give of themselves. Hosted by Adath Israel, Shaar Shalom,
Temple Sinai, Beth Tzedec, Beth Sholom, Beth Torah, Kolel: A Centre for Jewish Liberal Learning, Pride of Israel, Holy Blossom, Temple Har Zion
and Temple Sinai.
INTERACTION 905- 884-5247
Contact: Adam Bello
Toronto's longest running Jewish 20s social group, active year round. Interactive
Activities in organized and informal events, secular and religious. Outings include Shabbatons, dances/club outings, wine and cheese nights, movie nights, programs at Jewish cultural/learning centres, art shows, pot lucks, comedy nights and more. Call weekdays 7-10 p.m. and weekends. Website to be announced.
JEWISH CAMPUS SERVICES OF GREATER 416-785-1465
3101 Bathurst Street, Suite 401, Toronto M6S 2S6
Providing programs and opportunities for the Jewish campus community to strengthen Jewish identity and ensure Jewish continuity.
JEWISH DATING CONSULTANTS 416-223-1441
Contacts: Ellen or Irene or 416-229-0440
Matchmaking through biography. Short or long term relationships Fee.
JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE 416- 638-7800 x 215
4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto M2R 3V3
Contact: Coordinator, Jewish Family Life Education
Ages: two groups; 30-55 and 55+
Six-week support group for widowed men and women. Fee, sliding scale may be available.
JEWISH INFORMATION SERVICE 416-635-5600
SINGLES HOTLINE 416-636-5813 fax
4588 Bathurst Street, Suite 214
Toronto, ON M2R 1W6
Taped announcements of current Jewish singles activities and events.
Singles groups are encouraged to email or fax in their events.
JEWISH STUDENT FEDERATION 416-736-5179
York University, 4700 Keele St.,
Rm. 442 (Student Centre), Toronto M3J 1P3
Campus organization at York University, promoting programming and activities of special interest to Jewish students and other young adults in the community.
JEWISH STUDENT UNION 416-978-0421
WOLFOND CENTRE FOR JEWISH CAMPUS LIFE
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Program Director: Lisa Isen
A pluralistic, non-denominational organization. Its goal is to create an
inclusive Jewish community on campus through social, cultural, educational
and religious programs for the student and young adult population at
the University of Toronto. Programs include Israeli affairs, social justice initiatives, parties, and much more.
JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL OF CANADA
Singles chapter, involved in fund raising, community service and social events.
Sponsors summer and winter social programs.
TIKVAH CHAPTER 416-633-6444
Monthly speakers, social, community service, fundraising events.
MENTSCHMATCH 416-764-1818 ex. 378
Speeddating for Shomer Shabbat singles.
METRO TORONTO SINGLES 416-222-7111
4981 Bathurst Street #316
Toronto M2R 1Y5
Contact: Sid Dorfman
Parties, wine tasting, travel & weekend outings. Winter volleyball and summer softball.
MOSAIC JEWISH OUTDOOR CLUB OF 416-208-0301
A voluntary, not-for-profit organization fostering the development of outdoor knowledge and a respect for the environment in a Jewish context. Mosaic also seeks to provide a positive social atmosphere for sharing those experiences. Membership is open to those 19 years of age and older. Events vary with the season and include cross-country skiing, skating, hiking, city walks, cycling and canoeing.
NA'AMAT CANADA (CLUB DAFNA) 416-636-5425
272 Codsell Ave. Toronto, ON M3H 3X2 1-888-622-6280
Contact: Lorraine Levene
Ages: Mid 20's to early 40's
Chapter with a high number of single members with emphasis on forming new
friendships and programming, suited to interests of the group. Na'amat is a women's organization supporting social services in Israel.
ORTHODOX CONNECTION 905-886-4042
26 Millcroft Way, Thornhill L4J 6P1
Contact: Zelig & Ahava Spillman
A confidential and discreet computer-aided matchmaking service for clients who are Shomer Shabbat and keep a kosher home. Internationally networked. Fee.
PARTIES BY PATSI 905-886-3301
Contact: Patsi Mandelbaum
Meets for special events, excursions, seminars, etc.
SASSON V'SIMCHA 416- 256-4497
SHADCHAN SERVICE FOR ORTHODOX SINGLES
3101 Bathurst Street, Suite 404, Toronto M6A 2A6
Volunteer organization matching Shomer Shabbat singles.
SHAAREI SHOMAYIM SINGLES 416- 789-3213
Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue
470 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto M5N 1V8
For Jewish singles 40ish plus. Meets for Friday night dinners throughout the year.
SHAAR SHALOM SINGLES 905-889-4975
Shaar Shalom Synagogue
2 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill L3T 4L1
Meet regularly for social functions including dinners, lectures, movies
and community events.
SHALOM SINGLES 416-635-6489
Meets twice monthly for dinner, get-togethers, outings and theatre. Free 24-hour hotline.
SINGLES STOCK MARKET DISCUSSION GROUP 416-783-7666
Contact: Sheldon Lokash
Meet new people, discuss various stocks and other investments.
SOULMATES JEWISH INTRODUCTION SERVICE 905-709-3868
Contact: Evelyn Potok
World-wide Jewish matchmakers with access to 1000's of Jewish singles in the Toronto area, USA and Israel. Fee.
TEMPLE SINAI FAMILY MATTERS/ 416-487-4161
TEMPLE SINAI SINGLES
Temple Sinai Synagogue
Ages 35-55 and 55-70
Programs include comedy nights, hikes, lectures, concerts, cultural events.
Meets every 6-8 weeks. Open to synagogue non-members as well.
TORONTO MONTHLY DISCUSSION GROUP 416-447-2537
Ages 20s through 40s. Meets the first Sunday evening of each month in the Bathurst-Eglinton area. Group meets for discussions and mingling.
W.O.W. (WIDOWS OR WIDOWERS)
Contact: Penny or Helen
Friendship and socializing for widows and widowers. Monthly events and Sunday breakfasts.