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 (

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

Chanukah is Coming! Time for an Oil Change

Chanukah celebrates the Maccabees’ rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, the Jewish people’s sacred home, and the relighting of the ever-burning menorah within the Temple, after they had been desecrated by the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE under the oppressive

Join the Chesed Caring Committee!

The Chesed Caring Committee is a small group of dedicated volunteers, committed to supporting DJC families dealing with an illness or loss of a loved one. Working closely with Rabbi Miriam, we reach out to those in need to let

So You’re Scared. What is that Your Business?!

Kol Nidrei Sermon 5780 The theme we’re focusing on this Yom Kippur is The Capacity to Change.  What a valuable theme.  What a challenging endeavour.  On a day that is focused on repentance, renewal and change, it is important to

At Home on the Earth

Erev Rosh Hashana Sermon 5780             In the not too distant future, the news is announced – the environmental apocalypse is here.  In 3 days, every continent on planet earth will be underwater.  Religious leaders from around the world address

Dai’eynu – What is Enough?

Rosh Hashana Sermon 5780 This sermon was greatly inspired by and draws from We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer.             Ready?  Dai-dai-ey’nu…             Don’t worry.  I’m not confused.  I know it’s not