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Representing Vibrant Jewish Communities in Canada

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, 4/26/18


There is exciting news to share about the discussions that have occurred between leadership teams from Thornhill based, Reform congregations Kol Ami and Neshamah Congregation.

Jewish Community Examines Harrassment and Inequality in the #MeToo Era

It’s time for the Jewish community to examine issues such as workplace harassment, gender discrimination and the wage gap between men and women, says Rabbi Stephen Wise, spiritual leader at Shaarei-Beth El Congregation in Oakville, Ont.

Joint Reform Jewish Movement Statement On The 70th Anniversary Of The Establishment Of The State Of Israel

We join with our Israeli brothers and sisters, the worldwide family of the Jewish people, and friends of Israel everywhere, to mark with joy the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.  

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#TorontoStrong Interfaith Vigil

Holy Blossom Temple's moving words from the Interfaith Vigil at Mel Lastman Square.

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Toronto Reform Synagogue Celebrates 60 Years

Temple Emanu-El in Toronto celebrated its 60th anniversary on May 4, with a family Shabbat service, communal dinner and a talk from Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism.

New Canadian Brit Olam

Many of you heard about the Brit Olam initiative of the Religious Action Center at the Boston Biennial and many of you remarked that the Brit Olam as presented at that time did not lend itself to our Canadian Congregations.