Extra-Curricular Programming

Events such as Berachot Bee, Jewish Trivia Game, Model Seder, Lag Ba’Omer Olympics, Mishmar, Bat Mitzvah program, Matmidim, Passover Food Drive, Chai Lifeline Toy Drive, and Most valuable “Pray”er awards are but a few of the special incentive programs which add “Life to the Light” of each student’s future. Each program is specifically created to reinforce the lifelong commitment to Torah, Avoda, and Gemilut Hasadim which are core to our curriculum. At JDOHSS teaching and modeling Midot Tovot and Derech Eretz is an integral part of our philosophy.

Sports & After School Activities


Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet prides itself in offering a full range of after-school activities. These include boys and girls basketball and boys’ martial arts. The sports programs reflect student interests and can change. To help out parents and students we have a homework and extended-hours daycare program.


Throughout the school year our students go on experiential and educational field trips to experience nature and enrich the curriculum. Students also discover and experience winter sports such as ice fishing, tobogganing, and skiing. The grades 5 to 8 also participate in an annual overnight camping trip on Lake Simcoe.

This is often the first exposure to camping for many of our students. They contribute to meal preparation, camp site set up and take down.



An incentive program that encourages our 5-8 Boys to continue their Torah studies during vacations. Students will be acknowledged for their effort at the year-end Grade 8 Graduation ceremony.



An after-school program combining Sephardic Heritage enrichment, Torah learning with extracurricular recreational activities.

Rosh Hodesh Program

Our Mom’s Association marks this special day each month with seasonal crafts and Hessed projects for our girls in grades 5-8 while the boys are treated to a meaningful father/son Rosh Hodesh Tefila-Breakfast.

Model Seder


Pesach Food Drive


Jump Rope For Heart


Bat Mitzvah Program


Our Bat Mitzvah Program provides Grade Six Girls with a stimulating and inspiring religious and cultural experience. The program gives the girls an opportunity to be part of enriching discussions and meaningful discoveries of the true meaning of Bat Mitzvah. The girls will learn to face the future as dedicated, secure and educated Jewish women who are proud of their unique identities. Each bat mitzvah girl creates a keepsake of memories depicting their personal past and their new focus for their future identity as a Bat Yisrael.

Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet Sephardic School


7026 Bathurst Street

Thornhill, Ontario

L4J 8K3

Phone:​ 905.669.7653

Email: office@jdohss.org


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