is JTA's correspondent in Toronto. He was a reporter for the Canadian Jewish News for 20 years. He is currently a freelance writer for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Religion News Service in Washington. He has a journalism degree from Concordia University in Montreal and has been awarded both a Lilly and Gralla fellowship in religious journalism.
October 5, 2012 7:04pm
Canadian rabbis want the federal government to reconsider cuts to the federal prison chaplaincy program, which would eliminate non-Christian clergy.
October 2, 2012 1:07pm
The University of Haifa will confer an honorary degree on Canada’s immigration minister despite pleas from the Roma (Gypsy) community in Toronto to reconsider.
September 19, 2012 9:40am
A woman with Canadian and Israeli citizenship who was jailed in Israel allegedly for failing to fulfill her military service was given a furlough for Rosh Hashanah.
August 19, 2012 7:00pm
Canada’s largest Protestant church has voted to boycott goods from Israel’s Jewish settlements.
August 16, 2012 1:53pm
Canada’s largest Protestant church stands poised to approve a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.
August 14, 2012 6:39pm
A synagogue in suburban Montreal picked up nearly $25,000 thanks to the provincial lottery and some generous congregants.
August 13, 2012 6:17pm
Jewish groups are decrying the approval of an anti-Israel rally on the grounds outside of Ontario’s provincial capital.
August 12, 2012 6:02pm
Canada will honor Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg with a postage stamp.
July 9, 2012 3:00pm
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel joined a growing list of Jewish leaders who are calling on Canada to reverse changes to legislation that denies health care to refugee claimants.
July 5, 2012 3:32pm
In a rare move, nine Canadian senators have warned the United Church of Canada that its proposed boycott of goods from Israeli settlements would harm already tense relations with the Jewish community.