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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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Born to a Non-Jewish Mother

The practice and acceptance of patrilineal descent is somewhat different in the United States, and has been since 1983, but the Canadian Reform movement adheres to the traditional approach to Jewish status.

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. 

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.

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.

CCRJ Strategic Plan

The Canadian Council of Reform Judaism is in the process of developing a strategic plan for the Canadian Reform Movement that will set the direction, define goals and strategies over the next 3-5 years. Learn more about the process and how you can make your voice heard!