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Affilates

ARZA Canada

ARZA CANADA’s mandate is to connect with Reform communities throughout Canada, foster connections with and strengthen ties to the Reform Movement in Israel, and work to realize the vision of a democratic and Jewish State of Israel. It is an affiliate of the Reform Jewish Community of Canada and a member of the Canadian Zionist Federation, serving as the voice of Canadian Reform Zionists.

 

The Leo Baeck Day School

The Leo Baeck Day School is the largest Reform Jewish Day School and the first Jewish School in Canada to be authorized by The International Baccalaureate Organization. Choosing Leo Baeck, an IB World School, means choosing a school that seeks to nurture and challenge each child, spiritually, intellectually, physically and artistically. In preschool children learn to get along with peers while developing early literacy and numeracy. In Elementary, the day is divided into thirds: one third English Language Arts/Social Studies, one third Math/Science, and one third Hebrew Language Arts. French (begins in SK) Music, Art, Drama, Computers, & Physical Education enhance our curriculum. Middle School includes an advisor program, block scheduling & opportunities for students to practice self-governance & philanthropy. Students engage in community service projects and participate in sports events, music groups & celebrations.

 

NFTY - The Reform Youth Movement

NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism.

 

Women of Reform Judaism

Women of Reform Judaism is the women's affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents more than 65,000 women in nearly 500 women's groups in North America and around the world.

 

Canadian Friends of the World Union for Progressive Judaism

The World Union for Progressive Judaism is the voice of Reform Judaism around the world. Its focus is on helping to develop and sustain the Reform Movement in Israel, the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Western Europe and Latin America. A primary partner in Israel is the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC), which is the public and legal advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel, IRAC was founded in 1987 with the goals of advancing pluralism in Israeli society and defending the freedoms of conscience, faith and religion. Today IRAC is the preeminent civil and human rights organization in Israel focusing on the issues of religion and state and is the leading Jewish organization that advocates on behalf of a broadly inclusive Israeli democracy, infusing social justice advocacy with the spiritual energy and humane worldview of Progressive Judaism.

 

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)

The CCAR, founded in 1889, is the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. It projects a powerful voice in the religious life of the American and international Jewish communities. The CCAR’s unique contribution to a continued vibrant Jewish community and Reform Movement lies in its work fostering excellence in Reform Rabbis; enhancing unity and connectedness among Reform Jews; applying Jewish values to contemporary life; and, creating a compelling and accessible Judaism for today and the future.

 

Reform Rabbis of Canada

The Reform Rabbis of Canada work together across the 25 Reform Congregations across Canada. To find a rabbi in your community, please refer to the listing above.

Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto (RRGT)

The Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto (RRGT), work together across the Greater Toronto Area to provide quality services, programs and connections for all Jews in the area. In addition to serving the members of our constituent synagogues, we provide outreach to non-members, seekers, and learners. We can help you learn how to contact a mohel for your son's bris, start the process of conversion to Judaism, plan for your wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, or other lifecycle events. We also provide counseling to all those who are in need.

 

American Conference of Cantors (ACC)

The ACC is the professional organization of over 465 invested and/or certified cantors. Responsible for raising the professional standards of synagogue musicians, the ACC offers continuing education programs in conjunction with HUC-JIR Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and professional development opportunities for its members.