DJC Sponsors a Syrian Refugee Family


ONE YEAR LATER: A LOOK BACK AT OUR REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP

The DJC’s sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family officially ended on March 20, 2018 after one year in Canada. It has been a milestone for our community and an amazing experience for us as volunteers with many rewards and a


1st WINTER – A NEWCOMER FAMILY UPDATE

Last March 2017, the Danforth Jewish Circle welcomed the Syrian family of seven we are sponsoring when they arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport with their suitcases and five kids ranging in age from 1 1/2 to 12. Since then


A FAMILY SETTLING IN: UPDATE, FALL-2017

At this year’s high holiday services, Sharron Kusiar, the Chair of the DJC’s Social Justice Committee delivered this report about the progress of the Syrian newcomer family* that our community is sponsoring and who arrived in March of 2017. *We have only


SINGING IN THE RAIN…

Despite the rain storm, we had a fabulous multi-faith “Chew On This” walk this past Sunday, October 15th, 2017. It all began in the mosque — the Madinah Masjid at Danforth & Donlands when over one hundred people were welcomed


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