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The Canadian Council for Reform Judaism and the URJ Canada Steering Committee represent 27 Reform Congregations from Montreal to Vancouver with over 30,000 affiliated members. Our temples provide a welcoming, inclusive and egalitarian worship environment that encourages life-long learning, tikkun olam and a sense of community. In addition to our communal worship, our vibrant educational programs for youth and adults alike inspire us to uphold our Jewish values and traditions.

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Press Release, 2/14/18


Progressive Jews across Canada Urge Canada’s NDP to embrace peace, reject counter-productive resolution

Winds of Change for Eabametoong First Nation

The National Social Action Committee (NSAC) was the incubator for this successful undertaking working with Ken Caplan, the town of Markham and Eabametoong First Nation to establish a cultural tourism collaboration, the first-ever twinning of a northern fly-in community and a southern Ontario municipality.  

“Boat People” Reunion Part of 60th Celebrations!

Social Action has always been central to life at Temple Emanu-El. Toronto and members have involved themselves in many important causes over the years. As part of commemoration of the Temple’s 60th Anniversary on November 17th, the congregation attended a program celebrating a reunion of some of the “Boat People” families whom the temple helped to sponsor almost 40 years ago. 

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Toronto's Reform Mikvah Gets a Decorative Facelift

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. 

Syrian family reunited in Montreal thanks to Westmount Jewish community

Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom welcomes first of two sponsored Syrian familie

Operation Ezra

As of July, 2017 forty-one Yazidi men, women and children are learning English, going to school, working, playing, feeling safe and secure and freely celebrating their faith and culture in their new home of Winnipeg because of the grassroots initiative called Operation Ezra.