Doris is a multimedia journalist with many years of experience. She has worked in radio, television and print journalism and writes on a variety of topics, especially the crucial issues in Canadian and Jewish life.
Braving the cold and chill, Monday , April 25, in front of the Israeli Consulate on Bloor St., demonstrators rallied around a huge blue and white Israeli flag and a billboard that proclaimed in large print, Israel’s legal rights – enshrined in international law. They were celebrating the 96th anniversary of the San Remo conference where Jews were granted the ...
The children marched in to the huge Schwartz/Reisman Centre auditorium on a wave of Israeli music and to the resounding cheers of their families who filled the bleachers. They were students from ten Jewish day schools and they had prepared for months to participate in Rikudia. It took place on Sunday afternoon, April 10th.
They sat in sombre silence in a semi circle against a backdrop of Israeli and Canadian flags. They were leading figures in the Ontario government, including Premier Kathleen Wynne. and they had come to honour 12 survivors of the Holocaust.
When a religiously observant family wanted to have a summer getaway at a resort, they had to pack up the car with food for every day of their stay. No more. The Mishpacha Resort caters to the Jewish orthodox complete with a little shul.
In the safer Seder, A Passover Seder is held on a plane. The airline stewardess takes the partipants through the entire Seder with all the rituals as though it was an airline safety video. So do up your seatbelt and pass the matza!
Space and space exploration are the next frontier. When it comes to aerospace expertise, Israel is one of the world’s leaders. It is close to being the third country ever, to land a space craft on the moon. Yet, with all the emphasis on Israel’s renowned technology and innovation, its air and space, cutting edge technology is not well known.
Vivian Bercovici, Canada’s Ambassador to Israel, was the recipient of the Community Service award for Israel, Thursday, March 29 at Beth Sholom Synagogue – located in the neighbourhood, she said later, where she grew up.
It was a celebratory moment. Vaxil Bio, an Israeli cancer biotechnology company and the first Israeli biotech company to list on the TSX-Venture Exchange, rang in the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange Monday morning with Israel’s Consul General DJ Schneeweiss.