CCRJ Welcome for Home Page

Photo courtesy Rabbi Elyse Goldstein of City Shul, Toronto, ON

 

Our Judaism is for everyone. It is egalitarian, intellectually rigorous, joyful, spiritual, pluralistic, and constantly evolving. It is soul-elevating spiritual practice, life-altering Torah study, courageous practice of tikkun olam, loving care for our community, especially the most vulnerable — that is what we are. 

— Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President

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The Road Ahead for the Reform Movement in Canada

Reform Judaism is practised 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.

Join Us at URJ Biennial - Dec. 11-15, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois

URJ Biennial 2019

Join thousands of Jews from across North America and around the world to learn, pray, share ideas, dance and sing, hear from inspiring speakers and the leaders of our Movement; reunite with old friends, create new connections, and make decisions about the policies of the Reform Movement.

Study of Jews in Canada

Chart from the Study of Jews in Canada

The 2018 Survey of Canadian Jews was the first nationwide survey of the Canadian Jewish population. The single most important finding of the 2018 Survey of Canadian Jews is that we are doing an unusually good job of keeping the community cohesive. 

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.

How Shared Narratives Can Foster Hope for Healing

Kim and Daniel shared narratives title image

Narratives of Jews and Indigenous people differ greatly. But both groups have suffered unspeakable hardships and must hold this past close while finding a path forward.

Security Services

Security is a top priority for our congregations, partners and affiliates. If your congregation has not yet taken advantage of these important resources, we urge you to do so.