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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rings of Peace

On Friday, February 3, members of the Jewish community formed “Rings of Peace” around seven mosques in the GTA, to show that we believe everyone should be permitted to pray in peace, safety and security.  This event was the initiative of our member, Holy Blossom Temple’s Rabbi Yael Splansky.  The Toronto Board of Rabbis is […]