There’s Still Time to Help Write the DJC Book!

It’s difficult to think of anything but Covid-19 these days, but doing so might well be a tonic. 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 to you. Are there particular events or experiences that especially resonated for you and/or your family? Whether you are a veteran or newbie, young or not so young, Jewish or not Jewish, we want to hear from you. Below are some possible themes and questions you might address, but please feel free to go beyond this list. Give us about 200 of your best words.

Please note that all submissions will be considered for publication though not all will be published.  

Deadline is extended to April 30, 2020.

Please send your contribution to Paul Axelrod paxelrod@edu.yorku.ca

Get writing. You know you want to.

  • Why I, a non-Jew, joined the DJC?
  • I was a DJC kid. How was that?
  • Well I was bar/bat mitzvahed through the DJC and listen to what happened…
  • Memorable moments with DJC spiritual leaders and rabbis
  • I’ve never forgotten this Kavanot…
  • The high holyday group Aliyah is….
  • I was blown away by the book/movie club discussion about…
  • My best/worst DJC meeting…
  • DJC music makes me…
  • You won’t believe what I learned in this course taught by Rabbi Miriam…
  • Do you want to know why I learned to read the Torah?
  • I marched in 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or more interfaith peace walks. Here’s why.
  • As an LGBTQ person, I have found the DJC…
  • The DJC’s support of the Mohammed family from Syria….
  • My first DJC memory….
  • I participated in the Year of Wrestling and…
  • My kid(s) told me that the DJC…
  • My biggest argument in (or about) the DJC…
  • I live in Thornhill and I joined the DJC because…
  • I met my partner/spouse/friend(s) through the DJC and…
  • My relationship to Judaism has changed/evolved…