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.
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.
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.