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A word from our office in Sderot

It began very early in the morning on Shabbat before all the people of Israel realized that they were shooting at us again. A short message from the emergency teams about certain areas and roads in the area being blocked by the IDF.

Predictably, at about 9:30 AM, massive rocket fire began f…

An experience of a lifetime

Throughout the year as Diller Teen fellows we focus on Jewish identity, leadership, peoplehood, pluralism, Tikkun Olam and Israel. Through the Diller workshops I learned when and how to step up to lead, and when to take a step back and listen. I have learned what contributes to my personal…

Stand with Poway: Attend Synagogue on Shabbat

 

“We need to battle darkness with light . . . To light candles before Shabbat. To put up mezuzahs on [our] doorposts. To do acts of kindness. And to show up in synagogue — especially this coming Shabbat.”
 - Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein Chabad of Poway, California

The final day of Pass…

Reflecting on our Jewish journey

Last Shabbat we were once again tragically reminded of the horrific impact of hate, and of the price that we often pay as a community simply to be able to live our lives as Jews. The attack also provides us with an opportunity to consider what an incredibly meaningful and significant few day…

UJA Federation and CIJA's statement on the Poway shooting

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) are shocked and saddened by the loss of life and injuries resulting from today's deadly shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California. On the Sabbath, and the final day of Passover, which includes…