Message from the Board

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

Who Are You Inviting to the DJC?

As the heat of summer fades, the kids return to school, and autumn sweeps in, it’s the time of year when Jews everywhere are asking themselves an annual question:  “Where should I go for the High Holy Days?”  And, equally

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

What Is the State of the DJC?

At our Annual General Meeting on June 5, we answered that question, sharing key highlights from 2015/2016 (5776), including an update on our finances.  A version of this summary has also been mailed with your High Holy Day invitation.  In

Closing Community Conversation & AGM

As June is upon us, we are moving towards the lull that some of us experience in the summer months; the Jewish year coming to the end of its cycle, but the High Holy Days still feeling far away.  The

Jews & Non-Jews in Ritual Leadership Roles

Two Ritual & Leadership Training sessions will be offered on June 26 and August 28.  Each full day intensive will be followed up with one 2 hour evening session. Read the following to learn about our new, innovative decision regarding

Open Your Doors for Pesach

Spring is sprung!  March saw so much happening within the DJC – from a Youngish & Jewish Shabbat, to continuing conversations in our Year of Wrestling Together, to another Shabbat UnService, to our vampy, campy Purim celebration, to our Havdalah

DJC at Forefront of Progressive Judaism in Toronto

The DJC recently hosted the third in a series of several discussions planned called Young Rabbis Speak.  The series is billed as offering “multiple pathways to live Jewishly in the 21st century” through the eyes of a group of young

Funding Gap, Syrian Family, and the Question of Non-Jewish Members in Ritual Leadership

It is a busy time within the DJC. December’s campaign to help the DJC close its funding gap resulted in a flurry of year-end donations and pledges totalling more than $23,000.  While we didn’t quite reach our target, we were

Why Your Voice Is Needed

Discussing the Ritual Roles of Jews & Non-Jews in the DJC In January we will be heading into our fifth session in the DJC Year of Wrestling Together. These sessions deal with a range of issues that our community has