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Childhood Sexual Abuse in Jewish Spaces

The Luke Sklar Mental Health Initiative Presents:

Childhood Sexual Abuse in Jewish Spaces

A Panel Discussion with Author Stephen Mills, Dr. Guila Benchimol, and Tracy Doyle

Monday, December 5, 7:30 pm

 

This intimate discussion is propelled by Stephen Mills’ new book, “CHOSEN: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood” – a searing and courageous account of sexual abuse at a Jewish summer camp and its lifelong aftershocks. No community, including our own, is spared this devastating issue. Our panellists will bring it out of the dark, silent corners of denial to a place of better understanding, acknowledgement and response.

Our panel includes Dr. Guila Benchimol, highly sought-after consultant on gender, abuse and power in faith communities, and

Tracy Doyle, a child welfare worker from Jewish Family and Child Service.

 

This is the LSMHI’s first in-person program in over 2 ½ years.

We are honoured that all 3 of our panellists will be with us at Holy Blossom Temple. Please join us.

There will be an opportunity for a book signing with Stephen at the conclusion of the program and refreshments will be served.

 

live, online webinar link will also be available for those who cannot attend in person.

Stephen Mills is the author of CHOSEN: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood and co-author of Next of Kin, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. The New York Times called CHOSEN “a searing, haunting, urgent cri de coeur”. The Pulitzer-prize-winning novelist, Junot Diaz, says CHOSEN is “a work of shattering, almost unbearable radiance. It is destined to be a classic because this is a book that will save lives.” Since 1983, Stephen has advised and written for an array of public interest organizations in the fields of human rights and environmental protection. He is honoured to serve as an Ambassador for CHILD USA, the leading U.S. non-profit fighting for the civil rights of children.

If you have a question you’d like addressed by our panellists during the program, in confidence, please see the directions on your registration form.

Please register here (whether joining in person or online) to join us.

Register here today

 

Generously sponsored by The Luke Sklar Mental Health Initiative

HELP FOR DEBBIE RICHMOND 

NEEDED URGENTLY!

MY TRANSPLANT WINDOW IS CLOSING

I am currently on dialysis and my treatment consists of 3X week (4 hours each time). The lifespan on dialysis is not long term.  I am in dire need of one kidney to SAVE MY LIFE!

I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN INFORMED BY MY MEDICAL TEAM THAT THE CONDITIONS RELATING TO MY DIALYSIS TREATMENTS HAS RESULTED IN A RARE SECONDARY CONDITION, WHICH HAS SHORTENED MY TIME FRAME IN WHICH I CAN RECEIVE A KIDNEY.

Humbly, I am asking if you or anyone you know would be willing to be tested in order to give  the GIFT OF LIFE.
Please act now as TIME IS OF THE ESSESNCE!  “SPREAD THE WORD”

I appreciate your generosity in advance and I will pay it forward. (To be discussed).
For more information please contact me at (416) 616-7900 or
debbierichmond@sympatico.ca  

With gratitude and appreciation,

Debbie

JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) is celebrating 100 years in Canada!  As part of our celebration, JIAS Toronto is partnering with the Ontario Jewish Archives to collect immigration stories from across the community to capture the diverse immigration journeys that families have taken and the new lives they have built in Canada.

Check out our Stories Celebrating 100 Years for inspiration and to share your own or your family’s immigration journey – whether it was last year, last decade, or last century! 

                         Also check us out on social media to keep updated on what is happening at JIAS,                                       100th year celebration events, and to follow the amazing stories that are shared with us.

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The Kultura Collective and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto are pleased to offer this website as a resource to the community to celebrate Jewish arts, culture and heritage. During this difficult time, we will come together through online learning, streaming performances and exhibitions – both socially distant and virtually. As a community, we will share and explore our culture and traditions through meaningful artistic experiences. We hope these events will keep you connected, engaged and inspired throughout this challenging time.

CLICK HERE FOR KULTURA COLLECTIVE


 

The Jewish value of gemilut chasadim (loving kindness) is a driving force behind the important work that we do.

We have seen a dramatic increase in the need for food from our Emergency Food Drive. Just in the last month, we have had a 30% increase in requests for assistance. We already have delivered more than 6,500 boxes into the hands of the needy since the beginning of the pandemic. With rising cases of COVID-19 coupled with the restrictive lockdown, the dangers remain real, and countless vulnerable members of our community still worry about finding safe access to food. 

B'nai Brith's COVID-19 Emergency Food Drive is funded 100% by donations from caring people like you! We have not missed a single week of delivering essential food items to the doorsteps of those in need – all free and all in a safe manner. This program has had an enormous impact on seniors, Holocaust survivors, veterans, and people with disabilities.

PLEASE HELP US HELP THEM

 

Fri, 2 December 2022 8 Kislev 5783