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Gary Bardwin, Giller Prize & Governor General Nominee for literature comes to Oakville

For the life of me I couldn’t imagine ever reading a book about a Yiddish speaking parrot riding the shoulder of a Jewish pirate looking for the new world with Christopher Columbus. But that is ...

Shimon Peres

Oakville Remembers: Shimon Peres

Today, we are remembering one of Israel’s most important leaders, Shimon Peres, who was 93. He was a firsthand witness and often a participant in every moment in Israel’s history.

Matzah, Red Wine

Passover 2016: A Jewish Perspective

One of the most celebrated Jewish holidays arrives just as springtime finally arrives. While mother nature seemed to take her time with a few snowy days in April, this worked well for the Jewish community ...

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1808 & Ezekiel Hart in Canadian Politics: A Jewish Perspective

As a history buff, I love looking back at what happened in Canadian Jewish history. January 10, 2016 commemorates a moment in 1808 when a Jewish man named Ezekiel Hart was the first Jew elected ...


Judaism and the Force

Star Wars is one of those movies that people seem to remember ‘where they were’ when they saw for the first time. The phrases like “may the force be with you” are part of our ...

Painting of Donald Trump

A response to Islamaphobia and Trump: A Jewish Perspective

First they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Muslim. Then they came for the homosexuals, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a homosexual. Then they came ...

February 24th Proposed Bill C-51, Canadian Flag

Halton’s Interfaith Council stands united in peace in light of the recent terror attacks

The Interfaith Council of Halton represents all the different faiths in our region, and as a group we condemn the heartless attacks against innocent victims, both in Lebanon and Paris last week.

Rabbi talking to children in Sanctuary

Oakville Synagogue celebrates 60th anniversary

Shaarei-Beth El Congregation of Halton, the only synagogue in Halton Region, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. On November 21st and 22nd, the synagogue will have a weekend of events to mark this occasion.

Child in Refuge Camp Syria

Oakville’s Interfaith community rallies together to help Syrian Refugee family

This week a horrifying picture made headlines around the world of a Syrian child dead on a beach trying to escape the turmoil of his country for a better life. The civil war in Syria is ...

Still of María Valverde in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

Exodus: Gods and Kings: A Jewish Perspective

The story of the Exodus is one of the greatest stories ever told. Even without knowledge of the rich traditions and historical events surrounding the Exodus, the events of that time shaped the future of ...

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