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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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Take Jewish Action Against Family Separation

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Canadians have been horrified by the recent separation of children from their families when they attempt unauthorized entry into the US.

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.

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Heeding the Call to Social Justice in Canada

In Canada, many of our social justice initiatives focus on advocating for the Aboriginal community. In fact, many Canadian synagogues have adopted the Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, paralleling this week's Torah portion, which acknowledges the history of the Promised Land and those who came before us.

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Interfaith camp teaches kids about other religions

Solel Congregation of Mississauga partnered with St. Peter’s Anglican Erindale and the Masumeen Islamic Centre in Brampton, to create The Peel Interfaith Peace Camp.   

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.