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Do you know when the first Seder took place?

Do you know when the first Seder took place? Stop reading for a moment – what do you think? Perhaps you imagine the Israelites in the wilderness, with Mitzrayim/Egypt behind them and the wide, open desert in front of them

April Feature: Jewish Free Loan Toronto

Website:  jewishfreeloan.ca Interest-free loans for Jewish residents of Ontario We offer 0% interest loans for emergencies, living expenses, medical and dental care, Jewish life-cycle events, education and new businesses. Jewish Free Loan Toronto helps individuals and families in need navigate

There’s Still Time to Help Write the DJC Book!

It’s difficult to think of anything but Covid-19 these days, but doing so might well be a tonic. The Danforth Jewish Circle is preparing a book to coincide with its 25th anniversary in 2021 and we want you to be

Purim, Pipelines and a Paradigm Shift

It never ceases to amaze me that whatever Torah reading or holyday we are encountering in the Jewish calendar, it conveys valuable questions and insights that seem crafted just to address this exact moment.  So, with Purim around the corner

Donations of Household Goods Needed

The Social Justice Committee is asking for DONATIONS of HOUSEHOLD GOODS for an Eritrean family of newcomers who will be coming to Canada as a sponsored family this Spring. The family has been living in Tel Aviv for many years

Tasting Trees

Our lives on this beautiful planet depend on trees for oxygen, food, medicine, shelter, climate stability, habitat for wildlife and beauty.  According to scientific research, planting billions of trees around the world could remove two-thirds of all harmful emissions caused

I Can See Clearly Now

Welcome to 2020! I have, in my lifetime, occasionally counted down to midnight on Dec. 31st at large and small parties and toasted the arrival of a new secular (Christian calendar, really) year with bubbly beverages and cheers.  That said,

Help Write the DJC Book!

The Danforth Jewish Circle is preparing a book to coincide with its 25th anniversary in 2021 and we want you to be a contributor. We are inviting DJC members to write vignettes and anecdotes that explain why the DJC matters

A Recap of our 2019 Chanuka Arts Fair & Festival!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Chanuka celebration! It was a wonderful day filled with art, music, learning, treats and community. Below are some highlights from the day. *Photo credit: Justine Apple Photography (justineapple.com)

Chanuka Donations & How You Can Make a Difference for the DJC

Dear DJC Friend, Will your home soon glow with the light of the Chanuka candles?  Will you light the candles in the window so they are visible from the street?  Candles in a window are “a public statement of what