Hamilton JCC


Hamilton JCC is the programming arm for Hamilton Jewish Federation. We invite you to connect through culture, arts, entertainment, and conversations. As the first Jewish community centre in Canada, we take pride in being the connecting Jewish social hub for our community. To learn more about our programs visit our website using the link below. 


We are proud to announce our partnership with YMCA to help families achieve their health and fitness goals. We are please to offer: 


  • No Joiner Fee, savings of $113 per family
  • Complimentary 2-week trial to see all that the YMCA has to offer
  • Adult and Students rceive family rate 25% discount
  • Free Y@Home+ digital health and wellness platform
  • Includes access to all 5 regional YMCA locations and guest privileges to all YMCA's in Canada.


Read more details about our partnership here

Kadimah JCamp


Over the years, Kadimah JCamp has become the go-to name for Hamilton’s Jewish day camp. We offer plenty of specialties and programs that will surely meet your child’s interests. We are more than just a summer camp; from school break camps, PD Days and more, Kadimah has you covered! 

For more information please contact Ivan ichernov@jewishhamilton.org (905) 648-0605 x 300

PJ Library & PJ Our Way


PJ Library® is a unique program that encourages Jewish families with young children to explore Jewish literature. The PJ Library program offers the gift of free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to children ages 6 months through 9 years. PJ Library books celebrate important aspects of Jewish culture, values, and tradition and become cherished bedtime stories.


PJ Our Way is for kids ages 9-12. It is kid-driven--they choose their own books, creating a totally tailored experience based their own interests and reading level. To make the choice easier, their website includes summaries and author bios, along with ratings, reviews, and video trailers created by members themselves. Kids can also take polls and quizzes, participate in monthly interviews and challenges, post their own reviews, and comment on blog posts. 

JWelcome Home 


If you're a newcomer looking to make this city your home, you're in luck. Hamilton Jewish Federation offers a warm and welcoming environment through the JWelcome Home initiative, designed to assist you and your family in settling into the city with ease and support.


This program recognizes the challenges of relocating to a new place and aims to provide comprehensive assistance, ensuring a smooth transition into your new life in Hamilton.


Upon your arrival in Hamilton, you'll be greeted by a team of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about helping newcomers like you. These volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and possess a wealth of knowledge about Hamilton's local resources, services, and cultural aspects. They are committed to ensuring that you feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to thrive in your new surroundings.


To inquire about JWelcome Home please contact Maggie at mnorris@jewishhamilton.org 

Margaret's Legacy Holocaust Education


Margaret's Legacy was established to provide quality Holocaust education that breeds tolerance, inspires hope, and nurtures healthy dialogue by using the micro-history of Margaret and Arthur Weisz as a springboard. 


We are proud to announce the opening of the Margaret's Legacy Holocaust Learning Centre in Spring 2024. The centre will host the recently donated “Harriet Smiley Memorial Holocaust Collection" which will belong to the permanent exhibit. Thanks to the partnership with the Yad Vashem International School of Holocaust Education Studies, we will have the opportunity to hold temporary exhibits and a new curriculum to further enhance the experiences of our visitors.


The centre will serve as a hub for students, teachers, and the general public to receive Holocaust education and teacher training. This centre will bring to life the dreams and aspirations of Margaret's Legacy and further strengthen our commitment to education and remembrance. 


With a strong dedication to research and education, Margaret's Legacy continues to expland its resources and reach people in profound ways. 



To inquire about Margaret's Legacy please contact Maggie at mnorris@jewishhamilton.org

Young Adults


Are you under the age of 40 and looking for a way to connect with other Jewish young adults in Hamilton? You’ve come to the right place! Get involved with the Hamilton Jewish community through social events, leadership opportunities and philanthropic activities. Our casual events allow you to meet and mingle in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Israel & Overseas


Strengthening Jewish identity with Israel experiences that last a lifetime. Programming strengthens Jewish identity and support for Israel and the Jewish people among youth and young adults by coordinating and leading unique Israel experience programs. As the leading Israel tour organizer in Canada, CIE ensures that all programs provide participants with an unparalleled Israel Experience.