Leadership message

Community solidarity demonstrates support for each other

Kol Israel Arevim Zeh L’Zeh. All Jews are responsible for one another.   

I believe…that this value of the Jewish Federation, adopted from the Talmud, has been our north star, our compass at this time. As articulated by Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute Sapir p…

Fighting antisemitism is a task for everyone

This week members from our Jewish community attended the Antisemitism: Face It Fight It conference which our partner, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, has been planning for nearly a year. Over 1000 Jews from across Canada attended to learn about antisemitism, engage in advocacy on t…

Israeli Hamas attack leaves our community in shock but we will prevail

The nightmare of all nightmares has occurred. To quote Irwin Cotler in his famous saying, “too terrible to believe but not too terrible to have happened”. The magnitude of barbarism is staggering, and each of the over 1,300 souls with a story and loved ones that ripples across the nation…

Federation continues advocating in light of recent events

I wanted to share with you the warm experiences I had this week, connecting with our community while we connected with one another. Jewish Family Services organized a tasty seudah in the sukkah dinner at Beth Israel Synagogue. Many agencies sponsored this event, including the Jewish Federati…

Awareness comes in all forms

Time in shul on the High Holidays provides many things, among them a chance to reflect on the past 12 months and to renew intentions for the next year ahead. This year, I thought a lot about awareness and what I’m paying attention to or ignoring. 

In the realm of awareness in my professi…