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Joint Statement on Ukraine


March 11, 2022


Dear Friends,

We have been watching the Russian invasion of Ukraine with horror and grave concern. To demonstrate our support for our Ukrainian-Canadian neighbours and the people of Ukraine, B’nai Brith Canada, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) in addition to signatories from the Jewish community nation wide came together to issue the following statement:

The Jewish community of Canada stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and our friends and neighbours in the Ukrainian Canadian community during these horrifying times. Canadians have been appalled by the ongoing aggression against Ukraine and the devastation that has resulted, and we encourage our fellow citizens to remain steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s fight for freedom.

We call on the Government of Canada to do everything in its power to push back against Putin’s belligerence, protect the Ukrainian people, and, in the name of democracy, do what is required to defend the sovereignty of an independent and democratic Ukraine.


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Aish Toronto, Toronto
Aish Thornhill Community Shul, Thornhill
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Ameinu Canada, Canada
Atlantic Jewish Council, Halifax
Beit Rayim Synagogue and School, Vaughan
Beit Tzion, Toronto
Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation, Thornhill
Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am, Toronto
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, Toronto
Beth Hamidrash Sephardic Synagogue, Vancouver
Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation, Cote St. Luc
Beth Israel Congregation, Kingston
Beth Jacob Synagogue, Hamilton
Beth Jacob Synagogue, Regina
Beth Rivkah, Montreal
Beth Radom Congregation, Toronto
Beth Sholom Synagogue, Toronto
Beth Tikvah Congregation and Centre,  Richmond
Beth Torah Congregation, Toronto
Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto
Bialik Hebrew Day School, Toronto
B’nai Brith Canada, Toronto
B’nai Brith Lodge 739, Saskatoon
Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto, Toronto
Borochov Cultural Centre and Kol Yisroel Congregation, Toronto
Calgary Jewish Federation, Calgary
Camp Agudah of Toronto, Toronto
Camp Moshava Ennismore, Toronto
Camp Ramah in Canada, Toronto
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Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation Foundation, Toronto
Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University, Canada
Canadian Friends of Ezrath Nashim Herzog Hospital, Toronto
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First Narayever Congregation, Toronto
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Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation, Ottawa
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto,
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Vancouver Lodzer Centre Congregation, Toronto
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London Jewish Federation, London
March of the Living, Toronto
Mishkan Avraham Congregation, Toronto
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The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Toronto
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Tikva Housing Society, Vancouver
Toronto Board of Rabbis, Toronto
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Toronto
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