Message from the Board

Here’s to Freedom

As we approach Passover this year, the DJC’s role as a force for expression, engagement, freedom, and inclusivity has never felt more crucial. As so much of the world closes its doors, our Social Justice committee has at last welcomed the Syrian refugee family of seven whose arrival DJC volunteers have been preparing for for …

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Advice from a Tree

If trees could talk, what would they teach us?  This question comes to mind as we prepare for Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish holiday known as the New Year for Trees.  At the DJC, we observe the holiday with our annual Tu B’Shvat Seder, an opportunity to celebrate trees, nature, and our connection to Life with …

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Letting the Light In

November was a heavy month for many of our members.  The hours of daylight decreased.  Many felt deep concern over the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.  Two powerful DJC events (Last Folio exhibit fundraiser and Transforming the Grip of Memory workshop) reminded us, through discussion and the arts, of the …

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Embracing the DJC

The last month has been nothing short of extraordinary in the life of the DJC.  It’s been a time when our vibrancy and growth has never been more apparent, and when the warmth and closeness of this community has been palpable:  at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when the beauty of the services was matched …

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A Sweet New Year

First things first:  Tomorrow is the deadline for advance registration for the High Holy Days! It’s the time of year when everyone in our community comes together again. September has been a special time: nearly 90 children starting in our Children’s Jewish Studies Program, which is at capacity; a Welcome Shabbat Potluck in Withrow Park …

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Hot Jews

Hello Community! As we write this in late July, Toronto is hot, hot, hot.  So, we’ll keep it short and sweet:  it’s not too early to start planning for the High Holy Days!  We certainly are.  Wonderful things are percolating for Rosh Hashanah October 2nd – 4th and Yom Kippur on October 11th and 12th …

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