School Events


The Zimria is entering its 36th 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 that year’s theme.

Bible Contest

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 specific set of chapters in the Bible that they study. 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.

The Ruth & Alex Dworkin Moot Court of Jewish Law

Moot court is an annual event for Grade 10 students, who argue a modern-day case using Halachic sources in front of a panel of judges at the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Concours d’art oratoire

Le concours d’art oratoire is a public speaking contest for grade 5 students in French.

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

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.

La Journée d’improvisation (LNI)


The journée d’improvisation brings students in grade 6 from all the elementary schools together to improvise in a fun setting while practicing their French.

Journée des chansons québécoises

La journée des chansons québécoises celebrates the Quebec French language and culture. Grade 1 students are taught Quebecois songs en français

Jeunes auteurs

Le programme des jeunes auteurs was launched in 2016-17 for students to meet French authors, to learn about writing, and to write their own stories.