Statement on Vaccinations

TBR Statement on Vaccination In recent months, there have been outbreaks of measles resulting, in part, from people refusing to vaccinate their children. The Shulhan Arukh (Hoshen Mishpat 427:8), a classic code of Jewish law, teaches, “Wherever there is a potentially life-endangering pitfall or obstacle, it is a positive commandment to remove it… as the […]

Stand with Poway

Once again, the peace and joy of a synagogue service has been shattered by violence. The Toronto Board of Rabbis expresses its condolences to the family of Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l and Chabad of Poway, as well as the Chabad community throughout the GTA. We call on the entire Toronto Jewish community to say a […]

Statement on Poway Synagogue Shooting

Once again, the peace and joy of a synagogue service has been shattered by violence. The Toronto Board of Rabbis expresses its condolences to the family of Lori Gilbert Kaye and Chabad of Poway, as well as the Chabad community throughout the GTA. We call on the entire Toronto Jewish community to say a mi shebeirach for […]

Statement on Sri Lanka Easter attack

The Toronto Board of Rabbis expresses our deepest condolences to the Christian community in Sri Lanka and worldwide, following the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday. Religious communities of all stripes must stand together against violence targeting religious groups and violence perpetrated in the name of religion. We call on all people to pray for the […]

April is Organ Donation month

• One organ donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 others through tissue donation. • There are more than 1,600 people in Ontario waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and every three days someone will die. • Only one in three (33 per cent) Ontarians have formally […]

Rings of Peace- Friday March 22

In the wake of last week’s  massacre at two New Zealand mosques, the Toronto Board of Rabbis is organizing Rings of Peace in locations throughout the GTA this Friday. Here is the list of locations and times.  Please note that #13 is incomplete. Please check back for updates. Masjid Toronto- 168 Dundas – 11:30 AM, […]

Statement on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

The Toronto Board of Rabbis is deeply saddened following the deplorable attacks in Christchurch. We offer our deepest sympathies and heartfelt support to Toronto’s Muslim community, who once again feel the agony of sisters and brothers maimed and murdered during prayer The Jewish tradition emphasizes the sanctity of human life. Every person is created in […]