Over the past two years, Toronto has seen an alarming rise in Antisemitic harassment and targeted hate crimes. These attacks on the Jewish community are entirely unacceptable and have absolutely no place in our city or anywhere else. I was proud to have sat on the Mayor’s Antisemitism round table along with members of the Toronto Police Services Hate Crime Unit, my colleagues on Council, and representatives from the United Jewish Appeal, Centre for Israel Jewish Affairs, and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre.
I believe it is important that these discussions include local leaders as well as our entire community. That is why I am hosting a roundtable conversation on Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM about Antisemitism in our community and what needs to be done to combat it. I will be joined by Detective Lauren Pogue from TPS hate crimes unit, Shelley Laskin, TDSB School Trustee, Rabbi Steve Wernick from Beth Tzedec Synagogue, and Jaime Kirzner-Roberts from Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre. Please see our website for further details on how to attend and to register at the link below.
Information on how to access the meeting can be found below. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are experiencing any technical difficulties.
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