Communal Involvement

Food Drive and High Holy Day Tickets

TBR runs an annual High Holy Day food drive. We also assist in the distribution of High Holy Day tickets to needy individuals through the network of our synagogues.

ORGAN DONATION

TBR urges the members of the Jewish community to participate in the mitzvah of pikuach nefesh (saving a life) by becoming organ donors. The members of TBR are proud supporters of  the Trillium Gift of Life Network. You can also download our organ donor brochure.

RADIO & TELEVISION

The members of the Toronto Board of Rabbis are all ordained from recognized rabbinic seminaries from throughout the Jewish world. This peer recognition maintains the highest level of rabbinic professionalism and responsibility. It also insures that rabbis chosen to represent the community are of the highest educational caliber. For this reason, the members of the Toronto Board of Rabbis can be seen and heard on radio, television and their writings are frequently seen in newspapers and magazines. If you need a rabbi for a media appearance please contact our executive director at information@torontoboardofrabbis.org

RABBINIC SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY

A number of our members are available for rabbinic services such as weddings and funerals. We can provide information and referrals to conversion programs. We are also available to answers  questions about Jewish beliefs and practices, and provide general information about Judaism.

JEWISH COMMUNAL WORK

The Toronto Board of Rabbis is a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of Toronto, and our members serve on committees, helping to shape policies of that organization. TBR has been involved in communal efforts to address inclusion, and tackle poverty within our community.

ITANU INITIATIVE & SYNAGOGUE ACCESSIBILITY

TBR is an active participant in the Itanu Toronto – the Inclusion Initiative of UJA-Federation.  In addition to our ongoing participation in Shabbat Itanu and other programs TBR is also involved in facilitating the provincial accessibility requirements. You can download a copy of Breaking Down Barriers: A Guide to Synagogue Accessibility created by Reena.

INTERFAITH WORK

TBR is a longstanding member of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto whose goal is “to promote, encourage and facilitate a better understanding between members of the Christian and Jewish communities, with the hope of eliminating the prejudice and bigotry which has marred Christian-Jewish relations for generations.” TBR is a participant in the Toronto Area Interfaith Council, and the Canadian Interfaith Conversation. We have representatives on the  Interfaith Social Action Reform Coalition, and our members are currently involved in Faith in Canada 150 among our other interfaith activities.


Interfaith clergy at the #TorontoStrong Vigil, March 2018.