Statement: Canadian Jews remain concerned about the future of Israel's democracy
Yesterday evening, three months of public pressure from Israelis and diaspora Jewry across the world forced Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to announce his governing coalition would ‘pause’ their anti-democratic judicial overhaul plan that would consolidate power over Israel’s judiciary under their control. The announcement followed a nationwide general strike by Israel’s public sector, schools, universities, banks, and even McDonald’s restaurants.
Statement: Terror Attack in Tel Aviv
JSpaceCanada is saddened and heart-broken by the terror attack at the hands of a Palestinian terrorist yesterday in Tel Aviv, on Dizengoff Street. The terrorist wounded three young Israelis, one of them seriously. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims as we hope for the recovery of the injured.
Statement: Canada Should Condemn, Take Action in Response to Incitement, Terrorism
JSpaceCanada denounces in the strongest possible terms the comments made by Israeli Minister of Finance and minister in the Ministry of Defense Bezalel Smotrich regarding the Palestinian village of Huwara. His disgraceful statement that the village should be “wiped out” is not only highly offensive but also a direct threat a vulnerable Palestinians that just suffered a deadly attack at the hands of Israeli settlers.
Statement: Escalating and Deepening Violence in Israel and the West Bank
JSpaceCanada expresses its deep concern and sadness over the recent surge in violence in Israel and the occupied West Bank. The far-right Israeli government's actions towards annexation and deepening occupation are alarming and contribute to the cycle of worsening conflict and injustice.
Statement: Terror and Destruction in Huwara
JSpaceCanada unequivocally condemns the recent pogrom that claimed the life of an innocent Palestinian civilian and brought terror and destruction to the village of Huwara by Israeli settlers.
Statement: Escalating Violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
JSpaceCanada is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories and calls for Canada's proactive leadership to promote restraint and prevent further escalation of violence.
Statement: JSpaceCanada Condemns Terror Attack in Jerusalem
JSpaceCanada strongly condemns the horrific terror attack on Shabbat worshippers in Neve Yaakov, Jerusalem that resulted in at least seven deaths and several more injuries. Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the victims and to the entire Israeli community as they grieve this tragedy.
JSpaceCanada appoints Joe Roberts Chair of the Board
JSpaceCanada is happy to announce the appointment of Joe Roberts to Chair of the Board.
Seven Pro-Israel Groups Urge Canadian Jewry to Oppose Extremism
Responding to news that Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu has sworn in the most hardline government in Israel’s history, the following six Canadian Jewish organizations issued the following statement:
Statement: 2022 Israeli Election Results
JSpaceCanada is following the change of government in Israel with heartfelt concern.
Remembering Rabbi Dow Marmur
It is with great sadness that we join the World Union of Progressive Judaism and Canada's Jewish community in mourning the passing of Rabbi Dow Marmur. Rabbi Marmur has left an incomparable legacy in the world of progressive Judaism as a rabbinic leader, scholar, educator, author, and theologian.
Seeking an Experienced Volunteer for the JSpaceCanada Board
JSpaceCanada is currently seeking applications for one (1) director position on our Board of Directors. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about our mission and willing to contribute volunteer hours to help strengthen our governance and organizational structure amidst this period of strategic renewal.
May 2022 Strategic Planning Update
To the JSpaceCanada Community, It’s been a busy few months since we last convened as a community and we wanted to give you an update on what we’ve been up to.