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Honouring Diversity is a foundational value at Paul Penna DJDS. The school warmly welcomes families from every part of the community. Admission is independent of family finances. Through our tuition subsidy program, we are committed to supporting families that want to provide a Jewish education for their children.

A number of our families receive some degree of tuition subsidies, based on their financial circumstances. UJA-Federation contributes financially to these subsidies. We run an annual fundraising campaign to fill the remaining gap between the year’s operational spending and our tuition income. Members of the Board of Directors and the Fundraising Committee recognize the importance of the task and are grateful for the opportunity to help.

The process for receiving a subsidy is highly confidential. Details of the application are reviewed by the Subsidy Committee, which is comprised of non-parent board members and outside accountants.

Since funding from UJA-Federation begins with Grade 1, our school’s Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance for Senior Kindergarten.  Applications are provided to families in the fall before SK entry and are due back by December.

For Grades 1-6, UJA-Federation sends the Jewish Day School forms in the spring, and they are due back in May. You will get a response in July.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions at:


cheryl@djds.ca or (416) 928-3537 


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


(416) 928-3537