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Shimon Peres

Oakville Remembers: Shimon Peres


Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:45 PM

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


Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:00 AM

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 ...

etching of ezekiel hart

1808 & Ezekiel Hart in Canadian Politics: A Jewish Perspective


Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:00 AM

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


Saturday, December 26, 2015 10:00 AM

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


Saturday, December 19, 2015 10:00 AM

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 ...

Rabbi talking to children in Sanctuary

Oakville Synagogue celebrates 60th anniversary


Friday, November 13, 2015 11:45 AM

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.

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

Exodus: Gods and Kings: A Jewish Perspective


Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM

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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In interfaith dialogue


Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM

Here is the moment when it all made sense. It was about 7:30 pm and it was time for the Muslim call to prayer. Our event had started at 7:00 pm in our synagogue and ...

Hanukkah, Menorah, day 1, Oakville Ontario

Come Celebrate the Festival of Lights: Hanukkah


Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:00 AM

As the sun sets across the world tonight, Jewish families and their friends will gather around and celebrate Hanukkah, by lighting a menorah, eating fried foods, playing with dreidels, and giving gifts. It is an ...

5774: A Year in Review


Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 AM

When I read the paper each morning, and I see a story about Jews, I look very carefully. Is it good for the Jews? If so I cheer a little bit inside. If its bad ...

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