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Danforth Shooting

Counseling and Support Tuesday, July 24, 11:30 AM – 8 PM The doors of Eastminster United Church/Danforth Jewish Circle will be open for counseling and support Tuesday July 24th 11:30am-8:00pm. Reverend Sarah Miller will be there beginning at 11:30 and Rabbi Miriam Margles will be present from 1:30pm-8pm.   Community-Wide Candlelight Vigil Wednesday evening, July… Read more


  Statement on Yonge Street attack Monday, a beautiful Toronto afternoon was darkened by inexplicable violence.  We offer our condolences to the families who lost loved ones and pray for the complete and speedy recovery of those who have sustained injury. We pray as well for the well-being of the first responders to this tragedy and… Read more

Charlottesville Sermons

Rabbi David Seed, Adath Israel Summer – a time for special traditions – barbecues in the backyard, swimming and boating – but there’s another – movies. Summer movies are a unique breed – generally light hearted, silly and little irreverent. But sometimes there’s a summer film that breaks out of that mold in a unique… Read more

Support Jewish Education

On June 20th give the gift of Jewish education. Donate to our Jewish day schools. Each  donation will be quadrupled by generous matchers. Donate here. CHARIDY.COM/RAISETORONTO #RAISETORONTO

Statement on Recent Anti-Semitic Incidents in the GTA

The Toronto Board of Rabbis notes with significant concern the growing number of public anti-Semitic incidents in Toronto as well as across Ontario, Canada, and in the United States. Recently, anti-Semitic notes were left inside a Willowdale apartment building and a bomb threat was called into the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, necessitating its evacuation…. Read more

Statement on Quebec Mosque Shooting

January 30, 2017 Statement on Quebec Mosque Shooting Last night the Canadian Citizens and residents of the Centre Culturel  Islamique de Quebec, were attacked and a number were brutally murdered. We as a community condemn this heinous deed. Our tradition emphasizes the sanctity of human life, reminding us that the taking of one life is… Read more

Statement on Genetic Discrimination

  September 30, 2016   Toronto Board of Rabbis Statement on Genetic Discrimination   Canada remains the only G7 nation without specific protections in place to prevent genetic discrimination.  As a result, Canadians who undergo genetic testing can be compelled by insurance companies and employers to disclose their results and may be denied employment or… Read more