Friday, January 8th, 2020

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Unsung Heroes

Sherri Douglas
I.L. Peretz House Resident

Frontline workers are definitely heroes, and we are grateful to them for their service and applaud their dedication. However there is another group of heroes not always considered: our seniors.

Click here to read the whole Opinion article

FREE PPE FOR THE LOCAL JEWISH COMMUNITY (As supplies last) Are you a local Jewish business, organization or family? Are you in need of hand sanitizer or face masks? We can help!

To request PPE and arrange pickup, please email

Is it Kosher?- The English word “kosher” is derived from the Hebrew root “kashér,” which means to be pure, proper, or suitable for consumption.

Kosher dietary laws are comprehensive and provide a rigid framework of rules that not only outline which foods are allowed or forbidden but also mandate how permitted foods must be produced, processed, and prepared prior to consumption.

Although the kitchen at the WJCC has always kept kosher, we are now going through the process to officially become kosher, under the
supervision of Rabbi Sholom Galperin!

The process to become officially kosher certified involves many steps and we will be sharing some of those steps with you as we go through the process. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the WJCC kitchen…

You won’t need to go back for seconds with this large portion of chow mein!
Your personal 'Chicken Teriyaki Chow Mein Meal' will include: Chicken Teriyaki Chow Mein (large portion), an egg roll and dessert for $24.95 + taxes & fees. Curbside pickup at the WJCC on Friday, January 29th.

Order your meal today!

United Jewish Appeal donors are invited to a special Zoom event —designed especially for you!

Did you donate to the United Jewish Appeal but did not receive an invitation? It’s possible we don’t have your email!
Click here to register for the event.


Although the Windsor Jewish community is numerically small, many of our members originally hail from other regions of Canada and the world. In 2021, the WJCC will be publishing a cookbook that highlights our Jewish community's cultural diversity by documenting unique family recipes and life stories.

We are looking for volunteers, especially with previous experience in book publishing, photography, graphic design, culinary knowledge, budget/finance, marketing & sales, or copywriting, to join the committee that will spearhead this project. The committee will hold its first meeting during the week of February 1st.

To find out more information or to volunteer to join the committee, please
contact Richie Kamen at

Did you miss Dan Brotman’s Limmud session? Now you can watch it online FOR FREE! Click here to watch the whole presentation.

Our staff enjoyed a fun VIRTUAL Staff Holiday Party last month. The Windsor Jewish Federation & Community Centre generously covered the cost of a Hanukkah meal from Mazal Tov Kosher Cuisine for each of our staff - and we enjoyed the meal together over Zoom!

A HUGE THANK YOU to ILPH residents Brenda Smith and Sherri Douglas for sanitizing public spaces in the ILPH.
Thank you to ALL RESIDENTS for wearing masks in public spaces and doing your part to keep everyone safe. The I.L. Peretz House continues to be COVID- free.

  • PJ Library invites you to make the planet healthier!
    Between now and the end of January, when
    Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish Earth Day, arrives, PJ Library is partnering with the National Forest Foundation to plant trees where they're most needed.
    Go to to plant a tree for just $1.
    PJ Library will match every tree planted up to a total of $50,000.

  • Assumption University Study - call for LOCAL participants
    If you identify as Jewish, currently live in Windsor-Essex, and are 18 years of age or older, you are invited to complete survey one on your perceptions of antisemitism. If you meet all the above qualifications and have also experienced antisemitism in the last five years, you are invited to complete survey two as well.

Follow the Windsor Jewish Federation & Community Centre on social media for the most up-to-date info! 

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