Programs and Services

Community

In keeping with Jewish teachings about helping those in need become self-sufficient, the Toronto Board of Rabbis has endorsed the efforts of Campaign 2000 to reduce child poverty by 25% in the next five years.

We also worked closely with the other faith groups and other Jewish agencies in opposing unfair and unlawful tax scheme that supports Catholic Schools in this province, and not other faith based religious schools.

Because of our community involvement, the Board is invariably invited to participate in major public events and significant ceremonials as the representative of mainstream religious Jewry.

Jewish Communal Network

The Toronto Board of Rabbis is a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of Toronto, and its members sit on some very important committees, helping to shape policies of that organization. The Board is a member of the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto. We also assist in the distribution of High Holy Day tickets to needy individuals through the network of our synagogues.

Statements

From time to time the Toronto Board of Rabbis issues statements about moral issues of importance to our community.  Here are recent statements of the board:

Statement of Solidarity and Reconciliation with First Nations

Statement on Refugees

Statement on Genetic Discrimination

Statement on Physician Assisted Dying

TBR has endorsed the Vulnerable Persons Standard

Statement on Quebec Mosque Shooting

Radio & Television

The members of the Toronto Board of Rabbis are all ordained from recognized rabbinic seminaries from throughout the Jewish world. This peer recognition maintains the highest level of rabbinic professionalism and responsibility. It also insures that rabbis chosen to represent the community are of the highest educational caliber. For this reason, the members of the Toronto Board of Rabbis can be seen and heard on radio, television and their writings are frequently seen in newspapers and magazines. If you need a rabbi for a media appearance please contact our executive director at information@torontoboardofrabbis.org

Rabbinic Services to the Community 

A number of our members are available for rabbinic services such as weddings and funerals. We can provide information and referrals to conversion programs. We are also available to answers  questions about Jewish beliefs and practices, and provide general information about Judaism.

 

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