Karen Robbins

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 few challenges along the way. Here is a video that looks back on our journey. …

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Syrian family the DJC is sponsoring is settling in

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 used first names and left out other details to protect the family’s privacy. New Year’s Sponsorship …

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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 by Imam Shiraz and the community. We listened to words of wisdom from our spiritual …

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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 interested in cultivating Sharron’s second garden, and the Social Justice Committee is looking for DJC …

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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 approved to come to Canada and they will be arriving on March 20th — in …

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‘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 community sukkah to speak out against poverty and hunger in our community.  This was our …

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