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.
November 13, 2012 11:24am
Canadian lawmaker Irwin Cotler proposed a motion in Parliament calling for government recognition of some 850,000 Jews forcibly displaced from Arab lands since Israel’s creation in 1948.
October 29, 2012 6:26pm
Swedish war hero Raoul Wallenberg was made an honorary citizen of Montreal.
October 16, 2012 5:53am
Yana Gorelik, the Canadian Israeli who was imprisoned on charges of evading military service in Israel, was granted clemency and her jail term was reduced.
October 14, 2012 2:47pm
The inauguration of a 50-acre, $185 million Jewish community complex just north of Toronto will serve the booming Jewish communities of Ontario’s York Region.
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.