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.
For four years, the Ozery Bakery has been filling the hungry bellies of the children and youth at Art Starts, the organization the provides art programs in low income neighbourhoods. Their Morning Rounds pitas, especially the favourite, Cranberry Orange , according to Tamara Haberman, Director of Finance and Development for Art Starts, is a staple at snacktime.
Canada is beginning the process of normalizing relation with Iran, appearing ready to lift some sanctions. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion believes Ottawa should join the major powers in removing barriers to business with Tehran. PM Trudeau, before the October election, said he would like to reopen the Canadian embassy in Tehran.
Zeri, 20, and her husband Adnan, were married only a year when ISIS attacked their town in northern Iraq in early August 2014, called Qahtaniya. He was working in Erbil and was not home. The men were told they must convert or die. When they refused, all 12 of her kinsmen were shot.
Multi talented performers, bring to life, the music of Leonard Cohen in a musical theatre tribute to the song writer, who at 81, is a Canadian icon. Set in a cabaret format, the show has played to sold-out audience at major cities across Canada and comes to Toronto starting February third at the Theatre Passe Muraille.
Today, our way of life is threatened as never before. Canadians tend to take freedom, human rights and democracy for granted, never having known the opposite. The world appears to be descending into chaos – conflicts and war victimizing hundreds of thousands of people; a fast– growing, aggressive totalitarian ideology, sending its tentacles ever wider.