DJC Sponsors a Syrian Refugee Family, Special Notices


LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEERS

The Chair of our Social Justice Committee, Sharron Kusiar, has two allotment gardens at the Leslie Street Spit and every summer she donates the produce of the second garden to a different non-profit.  This year, the DJC-sponsored Syrian family is


A VERY HAPPY 1ST EID IN CANADA!

As Jews, we can easily imagine what it was like for our relatives to come to Canada as new immigrants without a firm grasp of the language, culture, or local customs.  Now fast forward to May and June of this


ALL MOVED IN!

It has been just over two months since the DJC-sponsored newcomer family first arrived in Canada on March 20! Once the immediate settlement tasks were completed, we went about finding the family a permanent home. Since moving day, a tireless


A PLACE TO CALL HOME

The Social Justice Committee is happy to report that we’ve found an apartment that will be a permanent home for the Syrian newcomer family we are sponsoring. Things have been busy but going well for the family in what will certainly


THEY’RE HERE — WELCOME THE NEWCOMERS!

We are thrilled to share with the community that the seven member Syrian refugee family we began to raise funds for to sponsor back at the 2015 High Holy Days have now arrived safely in Toronto.  A small welcome team


GETTING READY TO WELCOME A NEW CANADIAN FAMILY …

The Social Justice Committee has some very exciting and very recent news to share with the community — the Syrian refugee family of seven we are sponsoring and that we’ve been waiting for since November of 2015 has finally been


COMMUNITY WIDE PEACE VIGIL – FEB 3rd

The Danforth Multifaith Community will be joining a candle-lit vigil in solidarity and support of the Madinah Masjid, tomorrow (Friday) evening, Feb 3rd, at 7:45 p.m. (1015 Danforth Avenue). Come out and show your support for this local mosque and


‘CHEW ON THIS’ MULTI-FAITH WALK – BIG SUCCESS!

On October 16, 2016, to mark WORLD FOOD DAY and INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY, the Danforth Multifaith Community participated in the “CHEW ON THIS” campaign  to walk together from mosque to church and synagogue to the DJC


HIGH HOLIDAYS-2016: REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP UPDATE

As the “high holidays” are now upon us, we would like to briefly update the community on what has been happening over the past year regarding the DJC’s initiative to sponsor a Syrian refugee family: Since last fall, when the


EID GIFT BASKETS FOR SYRIAN FAMILIES

As Jews, we can easily imagine what it was like for our relatives (and some of us) to come to Canada as new immigrants without a firm grasp of the language, culture or local customs. Then think back to what