Karen Robbins

SPEAK ARABIC OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES?

The DJC Social Justice Committee is looking for a volunteer from our community who speaks Arabic.  Recently we found out that the parents of the Syrian family we are sponsoring do not speak any English and although we will have access to other translators in the GTA who are working with Syrian newcomers, it would …

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World Interfaith Harmony Week, Feb 9/16

INTERFAITH RESPONSES TO THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

Doug Saunders of the Globe & Mail hosted a fascinating discussion on interfaith responses to the Syrian refugee crisis as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week. The event was held on February 9th at “Congregation Darchei Noam“, a reconstructionist synagogue in North York. Members of the Danforth Jewish Circle’s Social Justice Committee attended as well as Rabbi …

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SO MUCH TO LEARN!

As we continue to journey through the process of sponsoring a Syrian refugee family, there have been many wonderful moments and unique learning opportunities that our volunteers encounter every day.  We’d like to share some of that learning. On December 16th, Social Justice Committee members Sharron Kusiar and Kathy Glazier attended an information session that …

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SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY SPONSORSHIP – DECEMBER 6TH UPDATE

On Sunday, December 6th, over 30 people joined the Danforth Jewish Circle’s Social Justice Committee for the first information session on the DJC’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Allie Lehmann, Chair of the DJC Social Justice Committee, welcomed everyone and began by thanking the donors who have raised more than $55K for this sponsorship! …

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