COVID-19 Letter to Parliament
CCRJ and the Tikkun Olam Steering Committee, along with the Reform Rabbis of Canada, sent a letter regarding COVID-19 to all Members of Parliament expressing support for the measures taken thus far to help Canadians through this crisis, and highlighting the need to keep our most vulnerable neighbours at the centre of efforts moving forward.
The Road Ahead for the Reform Movement in Canada
Reform Judaism is practiced by liberal Jews who observe tradition, with the freedom to choose how to live ethical, uplifting Jewish lives while guided by three main tenets: God, Torah and Israel. The Canadian Council for Reform Judaism (CCRJ) is a not-for profit, charitable organization whose purpose is to strengthen and grow the Reform Movement of Canada by supporting and providing leadership to its key Canadian stakeholders- Reform congregations, its partner organization URJ Camp George and Reform affiliates.
CCRJ and URJ
The CCRJ is in many respects an extension of the URJ into Canada, providing the organizational support and leadership to assist our Canadian congregations. At the same time, we have recognized that the Reform Jewish experience in Canada is unique.
Joint Statement on Brit Milah in the Context of COVID-19 Restrictions
The Ontario Liberal-minded Association of Mohalim and Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto have put together a joint statement addressing Brit Milah in the context of COVID-19. There are three options offered for babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic.