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Jewish Teens Learn About First Nations Struggles on North Bay Trip

Jodie Shupac, The CJN, May 24, 2016 There was a moment on a recent Jewish Service Network trip to North Bay, Ont., that 15-year-old Harrison Berman felt, for the first time, embarrassed to be Canadian. Berman was one of nine high school-aged participants from Toronto to spend the weekend of May 6 doing a cultural and […]

Creative Writing Contest 2016 Judges

Toronto, ONTARIO (May 16, 2016) Ve’ahavta, the Jewish humanitarian organization, and the Toronto Writers Collective, would like to thank the following people for contributing their time to serve as judges for the 15th Annual Words from the Street Creative Writing Contest. The contest invites submissions from people whose voices are often unheard in our city, including people […]

As Fort McMurray burns, the international Jewish community steps up

By Sammy Hudes, Times of Israel,May 10, 2016 With wildfire causing mass evacuations of over 90,000, IsraAid provides on-the-ground psychological support while local organizations help displaced   Toronto – Howard Rensler was in his downtown Fort McMurray, Alberta, office on May 3 when his staff told him to look outside. Glancing out his window, the […]

Jewish Groups Rush to Help Fort McMurray Evacuees

Jodie Shupac, The CJN, May 5, 2016 Jewish organizations are rallying to help support the tens of thousands of displaced residents of Fort McMurray, Alta., who have been forced to evacuate the area due to a ravaging wildfire. The Alberta government declared a state of emergency May 4 as a result of the catastrophic fires sweeping […]

Chat Alumni Reunite to Stage Production of Rent

 Amy Grief , The CJN, April 13, 2016 I’m 24 years old and it’s my first day at TanenbaumCHAT. No, I’m not a former student who’s back for a reunion. Instead, I’m here to rehearse Rent, A107 Production’s inaugural show. Like many of my current cast and fellow ensemble members, I’d been searching for an opportunity […]