CCRJ Affiliates

American Conference of Cantors

The ACC is the professional organization of over 465 invested and/or certified cantors. Responsible for raising the professional standards of synagogue musicians, the ACC offers continuing education programs in conjunction with HUC-JIR Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and professional development opportunities for its members.  Learn more.


ARZA Canada

ARZA Canada is the Canadian Association of Reform Zionists. It is the principal voice for Israel on behalf of the Reform Movement in Canada. ARZA Canada connects the Canadian Reform Movement to the Israeli Reform Movement, educates Reform Jews about Israel, and initiates and supports Israel-focused educational activities throughout the Canadian Reform Movement. ARZA Canada’s work is funded solely through membership dues. Your support is crucial to show our solidarity with the Israeli Reform Movement.  To learn more, visit www.arzacanada.org  or email: info@arzacanda.org.


ARZENU (International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists)

ARZENU is the umbrella organization of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists, founded in 1980 as an ideological grouping in the WZO. Learn more.


Canadian Friends of WUPJ

The World Union for Progressive Judaism is the voice of Reform Judaism around the world. Its focus is on helping to develop and sustain the Reform Movement in Israel, the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Western Europe and Latin America. A primary partner in Israel is the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC), which is the public and legal advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel (read more)IRAC was founded in 1987 with the goals of advancing pluralism in Israeli society and defending the freedoms of conscience, faith and religion. Today IRAC is the preeminent civil and human rights organization in Israel focusing on the issues of religion and state and is the leading Jewish organization that advocates on behalf of a broadly inclusive Israeli democracy, infusing social justice advocacy with the spiritual energy and humane worldview of Progressive Judaism.

Funds raised will be used to support the work of Reform rabbis building strong congregations in Israel and internationally. Canadians wishing to donate to the WUPJ may do so through the Canadian Friends of the WUPJ by calling 647.838.5278 or by visiting www.canadahelps.org.  For more information visit www.wupj.org, or contact: info@arzacanada.org.


CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis)

The CCAR, founded in 1889, is the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. It projects a powerful voice in the religious life of the American and international Jewish communities. The CCAR’s unique contribution to a continued vibrant Jewish community and Reform Movement lies in its work fostering excellence in Reform Rabbis; enhancing unity and connectedness among Reform Jews; applying Jewish values to a contemporary life; and, creating a compelling and accessible Judaism for today and the future. Learn more.


Get (Jewish Divorce)

The Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto provide an egalitarian Get for Jews who have had a civil divorce. Either party may initiate the process or both parties have an equal role in the proceedings. The Get provides spiritual closure as well as enabling the individuals to remarry in a Jewish ceremony performed by one of our rabbis.  For further information, contact reformgittin@gmail.com.


Jewish Information Class (JIC)

The Jewish Information Class (JIC) was created by the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto to enable those who wish to learn more about Judaism and the Jewish People an opportunity to study in depth. In addition to transmitting Jewish knowledge, the Jewish Information Class also affords the opportunity to acquire Jewish life skills and to experience Jewish religious and communal life. Our classes, taught by the rabbis and master teachers of our community, also serve as a prerequisite for those who wish to convert to Judaism under the auspices of the Bet Din (rabbinical court) of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto. The program runs for approximately 30 weeks. All students in the Jewish Information Class participate in the program under the sponsorship of a rabbi who is a member of the Bet Din. For more information on the Jewish Information Class, please contact: Karen Goldstein, JIC Coordinator kgoldsteinjic@hotmail.com.


Leo Baeck Day School

The Leo Baeck Day School is the largest Reform Jewish Day School and the only Day School in Canada to be authorized by The International Baccalaureate Organization. Choosing Leo Baeck, an IB World School, means choosing a school that seeks to nurture and challenge each child, spiritually, intellectually, physically and artistically. In preschool children learn to get along with peers while developing early literacy and numeracy. In Elementary, the day is divided into thirds: one third English Language Arts, one third Math, Science and Social Studies, and one third Hebrew Language Arts. French (begins daily in SK) Music, Art, Drama, Computers, & Physical Education enhance our curriculum. Middle School includes an advisor program, block scheduling & opportunities for students to practice self-governance & philanthropy. Students engage in community service projects and participate in sports events, music groups & celebrations. We see the world in your child! Learn more.


NATA (National Association of Temple Administrators)

The National Association for Temple Administration is the professional organization founded in 1941 for those who serve Reform Synagogues as executives, administrators, or managers. The organization has more than 400 members from the United States, Australia, Canada and Great Britain. NATA is dedicated to improving the management of Judaism's key institution: the synagogue.  Learn more.


Reform Educators' Council (REC)

The REC includes Directors of Education from the Reform Congregations in the GTA as well as Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville and Hamilton. They meet bimonthly to study together, discuss school curriculum, plan community events, and learn about new initiatives in Jewish education. They share successful programs, and brainstorm about how to address mutual challenges. Education policies are formulated so that each of us can make our schools the best that they can be.  


Reform Mikvah of Greater Toronto

The Reform Mikvah of Greater Toronto recently underwent an artistic beautification with the help of local artist Sara Bates. The spectacular new murals, painted just this past July, grace the walls of the mikvah and reflect our deeply rooted progressive Jewish values. Among the visual joys of visiting our mikvah are pomegranate trees through an “open window” of Jerusalem stone and a waterfall featuring native Israeli wildlife!

Ours is the only mikvah serving the needs of the Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and other liberal Jewish communities in our city. In light of the controversy around non-Orthodox mikvaot in Israel, we thought it important to bring to light the vibrancy of our beautiful mikvah, located within the North Campus of the Leo Baeck Day School.   For more information, contact Sandra Levy, Administrator slevy@ccrj.ca 

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Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto (RRGT)

Making your Jewish world Make Sense. The Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto, the RRGT, works together to provide quality services, programs and connections for all Jews in the area. In addition to serving the members of our constituent synagogues, we provide outreach to non-members, seekers, and learners. We can help you learn how to contact a mohel for your son's bris, start the process of conversion to Judaism, plan for your wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, or other lifecycle events. We also provide counseling to all those who are in need. To find a congregational rabbi near you, please see a listing of Reform congregations in Canada or contact  Rabbi Jordan Cohen rabbijc@anshesholom.ca Temple Anshe Sholom Tel: 905-528-0121, ext. 24 


Reform Mohelim of Greater Toronto

 Berit milah is the ceremony in which a newborn Jewish baby boy is brought into the covenant through the ritual of circumcision on the eighth day of life. The circumcision is done by an individual called a mohel. The Reform Mohelim of Greater Toronto consists of a group of physicians who have been certified to perform berit milah by the Berit Milah Board of Reform Judaism. The mohelim practice independently, in collaboration with the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto. Although many of our families are members of Reform, Reconstructionist, or Conservative congregations, approximately half are unaffiliated Jews. For more information, please contact: ccrj@ccrj.ca. Learn more.


Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)

For more than 50 years, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism ("the RAC") has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C. As the DC office of the Union for Reform Judaism, the RAC educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more.   Learn more.


Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)

 The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals across North America. Our progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, information and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, our nearly 900 member congregations enhance their capacity to build and expand community, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Learn more.


Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)

Women of Reform Judaism is the women's affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents more than 65,000 women in nearly 500 women's groups in North America and around the world. www.wrj.org