Message from the Board

Faith in Our Community

The Tu B’shvat seder on February 3rd was a wonderful event that brought together the Jewish community with the Christian and Muslim communities.  The DJC, with the help of Karen Robbins and the Multi-Faith Committee, hosted an event that included members of the Eastminster United Church, Glen Rhodes United Church, the Pakistani Community Centre, Neighbourhood Unitarian/Universal …

Faith in Our Community Read More »

That Thing You Do

In early January, a small, but spirited group braved the frigid wind chill to celebrate Shabbat together in a special service recognizing DJC volunteers.  As Rabbi Miriam led us through the Torah service, offering blessings for those of us who came up for aliyot focused on different phases and challenges related to volunteering, I looked …

That Thing You Do Read More »

Social Justice Shabbat: A Discussion of Healthy Food for All

It is our hope that the expanding and varied programming here in the DJC appeals to a broad range of people. To mention but one example, at our Friday December 5th Kabbalat Shabbat service, the Social Justice Committee invited Debbie Field, Executive Director of FoodShare, to speak to our members. FoodShare’s mission is “to increase …

Social Justice Shabbat: A Discussion of Healthy Food for All Read More »

Building a Warm, Welcoming, and Supportive Community

The Board of Directors has frequently discussed how to ensure the DJC is a warm and welcoming community, especially for new members. How do we help make deeper connections between people who may be singing harmony together during services, ripping challah while making kiddush, or dancing the hora holding hands, but don’t know each others …

Building a Warm, Welcoming, and Supportive Community Read More »

L’shanah Tovah & L’chayim!

It was wonderful welcoming in 5775 with all of you at Rosh Hashanah services. As you’ve heard, this is the DJC’s chai (18th) year.  And it’s going to be a year full of exciting opportunities to learn, sing, pray, celebrate, and take action together – not to mention the reading, watching, dancing, discussing, marching, and eating!  …

L’shanah Tovah & L’chayim! Read More »

To the Road Ahead

On a recent Sunday evening, on one of the first beautiful spring days, about 25 members of DJC committees pulled themselves away from their families, gardens, and events around the city to learn, discuss, and plan together. The room (and backyard) were filled with ideas and enthusiasm for improving programming, communication, and welcoming of new …

To the Road Ahead Read More »

Scroll to Top