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.
Canadian Rabbis Urge Suspension of Safe Third Country Agreement
A group of 32 Canadian Rabbis, including many Reform clergy, have signed a petition calling upon the Canadian Government to suspend Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States until such time that Canadians can be confident that the United States is in fact a country to which refugee claimants can be returned safely.
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.