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Rabbi Steven Wernick, CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), was in Toronto last month as part of a cross-country tour visiting Canadian synagogues. He sat down to discuss the challenges facing the movement and its future. What...
Three Canadian Reconstructionist leaders consider whether their denomination should ordain rabbinical students married to non-Jews One of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan’s major contributions to modern Jewish identity was to note that Judaism has...
Toronto residents Yaacov Ben-Israel and Judy Rosenberg Ben-Israel returned April 30 from nearly two weeks in Nepal feeling extremely fortunate. The couple, both in their 60s and both chiropractors, found themselves caught in the April 25 earthquake...
While Canadian modern Orthodox rabbis aren’t having the kind of public discussion about including LGBTQ Jews like their counterparts did last month in New York, many say they’ve been grappling with the issue for years and agree there...
Jewish Music Week is back this spring with larger daytime venues and new community partners. The popular annual festival, running this year from May 10 to 17, presents free daytime programs, including films, lectures, a panel discussion and...
Having survived the war disguised as a Christian child in Nazi-occupied Poland, Jack Kuper arrived in Canada in 1947 and soon began writing the story of his dramatic wartime ordeal in Yiddish. But the woman in the Jewish family that was taking care...


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