About Us


Since 1926, the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) has promoted secular Jewish culture and education with a commitment to social justice. Our vibrant community — founded on Yiddishkeit — comes to life through the Morris Winchevsky School, Camp Naivelt and the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. The base of  our operations is the Winchevsky Centre — a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering cultural and educational programs which emphasize Jewish history and traditions, reflect a secular humanist philosophy and uphold progressive social activism as a guiding principle.

Our programs focus on secular celebrations of Jewish holidays, progressive Jewish cultural events, commemorations of our history of resisting oppression, and educational forums on current struggles for social justice.

Our doors are open and welcoming to people of different cultures, genders, sexual orientation and beliefs. We sponsor lectures and forums, and are active in social justice campaigns and networks. Through our various stimulating programs, our community members connect with like-minded people, and develop an ever-deepening sense of identity and pride in the Jewish people.

We offer an exciting, enriching and progressive community within which to express and embrace our legacy – our rich secular Jewish heritage.

 

Where We Are Located

The Winchevsky Centre

The Winchevsky Centre is conveniently located in mid-town Toronto at
585 Cranbrooke Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

We are 5 blocks north of Lawrence Avenue West, just east of Bathurst Street.

By TTC, the closest bus stop to our centre is at Saranac (southbound) and Woburn (northbound). Our facility has plenty of free parking available.

If you would like to see a map of our location, click here.