The Jewish Defence League of Canada is committed to the restoration of pride and integrity to the Jewish people, the return of Jewish values, the reclamation of the Jewish sense of justice, and the abolition of hatred and bigotry.
These values can only be achieved through strong, principled and committed Jewish community leadership, including the rabbinate, lay leadership, as well as from a congregational perspective.
The Torah teaches us historical and repetitive lessons that the Jewish identity thrives in periods of strong leadership and wanes in the absence of such leadership.
The purpose of this week’s JDL e-mail is to draw attention to, and expose, the lack of Jewish leadership in Canada. Please read and research the following information and then decide for yourself if these are the people that represent you, and your idea of Jewish leadership.
This week, we focus on one such “leader” that has recently been promoted by CIJA.
That person is Karen Mock.
The following is a statement from the latest CIJA announcement:
“CIJA’s advocacy activities in the GTA are conducted through a Local Partnership Council (the GTA Council) established by CIJA in partnership with UJA Federation of Toronto. The GTA Council is co-chaired by Berl Nadler and Joel Reitman and its members are: Justine Apple, Fredelle Brief, Rabbi Michael Dolgin, Mark Freiman, Karen Goldenberg, Yael Karol, Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, Michael Levitt, Karen Mock, Evan Pilz, Ed Segalowitz, Joseph Shier, Donna Starkman Shiff, Sharon Shore, David Spiro, Carole Sterling, Henry Wolfond and Morris Zbar.
The GTA Council’s members represent a broad range of political viewpoints, religious streams and advocacy interests that reflect the diversity of our community.”