Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School (Paul Penna DJDS) is, for many, the focal point of Jewish education in the Downtown Jewish community.  As the only Jewish day school in downtown Toronto, our school engages families that might not otherwise choose a day school education.

A standout aspect of Paul Penna DJDS’ appeal lies in its integration of Jewish and General studies. Our integrated approach delivers the message that Judaism has meaning and relevance in our modern, everyday lives.

Over the past 20 years, the Jewish population of Downtown Toronto has grown by over 50% –  this strong trend still continues today. With increasing population, there is both increased demand for what Paul Penna DJDS offers and increased opportunity for the school to impact the lives of Jewish families.

If you are interested in discussing giving opportunities at Paul Penna DJDS, please contact Elana Paice Lidsky, Director of Development, at 416-928-3537 ext. 148 or