What does a safe space for Jewish Canadians look like?

Community Security

וְהִיא שֶׁעָמְדָה (Vehi She’amda)

The story of Passover is just one example in the long history of Jewish survival. Over three millennia, in all corners of the world, there have been countless attempts to destroy us. Yet, here we are, a strong and united people. As Canadians, we are blessed to live in a country that is generally considered to be a safe and welcoming place, one that we must protect. However, our safety and security remain constant concerns.

What does a safe space for Jewish Canadians look like? 

As Canadian Jews, we should be able to live a full Jewish life, express our faith freely, and practice our customs and traditions without fear.

  • Across the globe, synagogues and Jewish centres have been targets of vandalism, violence, and disruptive demonstrations. The intimidation has spilled onto the streets with attacks against Jewish businesses, institutions, homes, and neighbourhoods.
  • Escalating incidents on university campuses endanger Jewish students’ safety, undermine our collective values, and threaten equal access to education.
  • Workplaces should be inclusive and supportive environments. Yet, since October 7, many Jewish employees have experienced harassment and antisemitism. All staff, regardless of faith, should feel valued and supported in the workplace.