The Zimria is entering its 35th year. Every March, Grades 4 through 6 students from Montreal’s Jewish Day schools perform Jewish-heritage songs in Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish, based on a chosen theme for that year.
Canadian National Bible Contest is open to students in Grades 5 – 11 who compete on a regional and then on a National level. Students are tested on a list of chapters in the Bible that they study for. This program offers students the opportunity to meet with their peers from Toronto and other Canadian cities at the National competition. Students in Grades 9-11 have the chance to represent Canada in the International Bible Contest, held annually in Jerusalem on Yom Ha’Atzmaut.
First Zionist Congress
We are heading into our second year of the First Zionist Congress. The program’s aim is to teach grade 6, secondary III and V students about Israel and its creation via an interactive 3-part program. This consists of a play based on the Zionist congress, student discussions about their parties, and a congress with all the parties present.
Concours de lecture
The Concours de Lecture, a friendly inter-school French literacy event is held annually at the Gelber Conference Centre. Two hundred Grade 2 students from five schools attend the event. The event involves playing fun games that target reading and spelling, and doing fun literacy activities including Pictionary and word search games, all in French.
Yom Yerushalayim is a celebration of the city of Jerusalem. Grade 4 students from Montreal’s Jewish day schools unite to sing and dance to songs about Jerusalem. Each school presents a short musical, theatrical or other type of artistic act about the city of Jerusalem.