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Representing Vibrant Jewish Communities in Canada

The Canadian Council for Reform Judaism and the URJ Canada Steering Committee represent 27 Reform Congregations from Montreal to Vancouver with over 30,000 affiliated members. Our temples provide a welcoming, inclusive and egalitarian worship environment that encourages life-long learning, tikkun olam and a sense of community. In addition to our communal worship, our vibrant educational programs for youth and adults alike inspire us to uphold our Jewish values and traditions.

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Winds of Change for Eabametoong First Nation

A chance conversation took place in April 2015 between Helen Poizner, Chair/National Social Action Committee, Canadian Council for Reform Judaism (CCRJ) and Jennifer Dockstator, community coordinator and researcher with the Poverty Action Research Project (PARP) representing a partnership between the Assembly of First Nations and university-based academic personnel from different parts of Canada.

NFTY Northeast Lakes Region News

North American Federation of Temple Youth Northeast Lakes Region is one of 19 regions that comprise the youth movement of the Union for Reform Judaism. Find out what's happening.

Toronto's Reform Mikvah Gets a Decorative Facelift

Many non-Orthodox Jews think that immersion in the mikvah is an old-fashioned or misogynistic ritual, but they’re increasingly using it in non-traditional spiritual ways, says Robin Leszner, an educator at Reform synagogue Temple Emanu-El and co-chair of the Reform Mikvah of Greater Toronto.

 

Visit to Washington, D.C.

The Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism is a joint body of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union and its affiliates that seeks to apply the insights of Jewish tradition to such domestic and foreign issues as human rights, civil liberties, religious freedom, civil rights, economic justice, as well as other major societal concerns. 

The Great Lakes Water Walk & Celebration

The National Social Action Committee (NSAC) has partnered with Ecologos to work with the Indigenous Community in support of the 2017 Great Lakes Water Walk and Celebration events scheduled.

Refugee Resettling

Christian, Muslim and Jewish Congregations Unite to Embrace Refugee Friends

In the end, their religious differences didn’t matter a bit. As the Syrian refugee crisis escalated, members of Maple Grove United Church and Shaarei Beth-El Synagogue in Oakville and Mississauga’s Islamic Society of North America mosque joined forces in March 2015 to do what they could to help.