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Jewish Holidays

A Shavuot Message

This week is the holiday of Shavuot. I am often asked by my students and colleagues, including the Jewish ones, what this holiday is all about. For some reason, this particular holiday seems to fly under the radar for many Jewish people. It gets designated as a “lesser holiday”. I cannot tell you why that […]

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Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

This year, Yom HaShoah takes place from sundown on Wednesday May 1st to sundown on Thursday May 2nd. The date is determined according to the Jewish calendar. Click on the button below to visit the Yad Vashem Yom HaShoah minisite. Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who […]

Jewish Heritage Month

May is Jewish Heritage Month

The Jewish Heritage Month Ontario Legislation was passed unanimously on February 23, 2012. The legislation states “Jewish Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the inspirational role that Jewish Canadians have played, and continue to play, in communities across Ontario.” The Jewish Heritage Month Bill was introduced by MPP […]

Jewish Holidays

A Passover Thought

As we head into Passover, my thoughts turn to the most important obligation of this holiday. Is it celebrating the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery? Is it the establishment of the Jewish people as a true nation? Is it the receiving of the Ten Commandments? No, it is the obligation to tell the […]