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Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School (Paul Penna DJDS) is the heart 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 have a Jewish day school education.

Over the past 25 years, the Jewish population of Downtown Toronto has grown by over 50%, a trend that continues. With a blossoming population, there is both increased demand for what Paul Penna DJDS offers and an increased opportunity for the school to impact the lives of Jewish families. A standout aspect of Paul Penna DJDS’ appeal lies in its integration of Jewish and General studies. Our 7 core values deliver the message that Judaism has meaning and relevance in our modern, everyday lives.

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


Paul Penna Downtown
Jewish Day School
750 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2J2
(Located in the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre)


(416) 928-3537