A few days ago the peace of Shabbat was shattered at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Or L’Simcha synagogue as a gunman stormed into the shul during services and murdered 11 worshippers. His heinous crime has left us devastated, but we are comforted by the many expressions of unwavering support that the Jewish community has […]

We Stand with Pittsburgh

המקום ינחם Our condolences to the families of the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting: Joyce Fienberg Richard Gottfried Rose Mallinger Jerry Rabinowitz Cecil Rosenthal David Rosenthal Bernice Simon Sylvan Simon Daniel Stein Melvin Wax Irving Younger May their souls be bound up in the bonds of eternal life. And may the Holy […]

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 […]


  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 […]

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 […]