Principal’s Message

I am delighted and honoured to be the Head of School of Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School in the Miles Nadal Jcc. Paul Penna DJDS offers the opportunity for an inclusive, innovative and relevant Jewish education in the heart of Toronto.  Paul Penna DJDS serves the educational needs of a diverse group of students coming from many different parts of our city. What they all have in common is a desire to be part of a warm and welcoming school community that incorporates Jewish tradition and rigorous learning into multiple areas of school life.  Above all else, Paul Penna DJDS provides a dynamic and nurturing environment for children to grow, learn and experience Jewish life as an integral part of their formative school years.

Being at Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day school feels like coming home. I am  deeply connected to the Downtown Toronto Jewish Community that I grew up in. I have the good fortune of working with a dedicated group of faculty and fellow administrators who work hard each day to make the school experience the best it can be. Paul Penna DJDS is building upon the strength of our history and extended community and moving forward with innovation and energy.  

I welcome you to come and see the school and feel the energy that exists here each and everyday.  This is truly where Judaism Grows. Downtown.