Claudia Judith Bali, a founding member of the DJC, passed away on July 25, 2018, after a long illness. Claudia represented the heart and soul of the Danforth Jewish Circle, and along with her husband Jacob, hosted the very first DJC founders meeting. She co-signed the DJC’s incorporation papers, served on its first Board and was loved and admired by community members for her generosity and remarkable courage.
In Claudia‘s honour, the Danforth Jewish Circle has created the Claudia Bali Educational Endowment. The Endowment will be used in support of the Children’s Jewish Studies Program. Funds will be allocated to subsidies for families unable to pay the full tuition fees and/or to school programming needs.