Reform Judaism

ReformJudaism.org – www.reformjudaism.org
The place to go to get answers about modern, liberal Judaism.

Union of Reform Judaism – urj.org
An association of Reform Jewish congregations across Canada and the United States.  Solel is a member of the URJ.

Camp George – george.urjcamps.org
A Reform Jewish summer camp in Ontario for kids in grades 2 through 11.

Congregation Darchei Noam – Ramat HaSharon, Israel – www.d-noam.org/en  
Congregation Darchei Noam has been Solel’s sister congregation for many years.  Solel supports social justice, religious pluralism, and the promotion of liberal Judaism within the State of Israel.  For decades, we have worked to help our friends in Congregation Darchei Noam bring a values-based Judaism that resonates with modern life to the Sharon area of Israel.

Religious Action Centre (RAC) – rac.org
The social justice lobby of the Union of Reform Judaism.  Also, the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC) which promotes social justice, human rights and religious pluralism in Israel.

ARZA Canada – www.arzacanada.org
The Canadian Reform Zionist organization whose mandate is to connect with Reform communities throughout Canada, foster connections with and strengthen our ties to the Reform Movement in Israel, and work to realize the vision of Reform Zionism.

World Union for Progressive Judaism – www.wupj.org
The international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, serving 1,200 congregations in over 45 countries.

Jewish Education

Memorial Scrolls Trust & Museum – www.memorialscrollstrust.org
Solel is proud to be the custodian of one of the 1,600 Torah scrolls rescued by the Memorial Scrolls Trust from an abandoned warehouse in the Czech Republic. These scrolls were looted by the Nazis from synagogues across Bohemia and Moravia during the Second World War. Now, through the MST, these scrolls have been distributed to Jewish communities all around the globe as a symbol of the resilience of the Jewish people. The scroll held by Solel Congregation was originally used in the synagogue in the Czech town of Horovice.

Torah 4 Kids – www.torah4kids.com
Resources for early Jewish education

Jewish Heritage Online Magazine – www.jhom.com
The Jewish Heritage Online Magazine is a scholarly, attractive monthly magazine suitable for high school students through adults

Elijah Rocks – www.elijahrocks.net
This site can help you and your family learn about the Jewish holidays. It provides fun, interactive computer games that explore concepts based on the holiday book Jewish Holiday Treasure Trail, plus holiday blessings, dictionaries of key words, and word puzzles.

Babaganewz – babaganewz.com
Resources for teachers of kids in grades 4 through 7, published by the Avi Chai Foundation.

Experiences

Travel to Israel: Israel Arts – www.arzaworld.com
Explore the arts and culture of Israel in this 13 day tour led by Rabbi Emeritus Larry Englander and Cheryl Englander. The trip is planned for May 3 through May 15, 2017. For more information see the Arza World website or download the provisional itinerary.

News

Canadian Jewish News – www.cjnews.com
For the latest news and current events covering the Jewish community in the Greater Toronto area, Canada, Israel and the Jewish world at large.

Doing Jewish in Toronto – www.jewishtorontoonline.net
Resources from the UJA Federation.

Community Support

Pathway Non-Profit Community Developments – pathwayhousing.ca
Providing decent and affordable housing that nurtures community and the well-being of people of no, low, or modest income, Pathway was founded jointly by Solel Congregation, Streetsville United Church, and the Unitarian Congregation of South Peel.

The Mississauga Food Bank – www.themississaugafoodbank.org
Serving 2.8 million meals each year through a network of member agencies.  The Mississauga Food Bank began as Foodpath and was founded by Solel Congregation, Streetsville United Church and the Baha’i Community of Mississauga.

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto – www.jewishtoronto.com/
UJA Federation’s mission is to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life through philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership. UJA’s Annual Campaign – which raises approximately $60 million annually – allows UJA to care for our most vulnerable and to build and strengthen Jewish identity and education – including providing support for Solel’s school: Bet Sefer Solel.

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

UJA Walk with Israel – www.walkwithisrael.com
Support social services and educational initiatives throughout Israel by sponsoring Solel’s team in the Walk with Israel.

JNF Canada – www.jnf.ca
The Jewish National Fund of Canada plants trees, builds reservoirs, and develops infrastructure for housing, creating parks and recreation areas in the land of Israel.

Supporting Solel

Canada Helps – www.canadahelps.org
You can make a donation to Solel online using the Canada Helps charity website.

Rama Gaming Mississauga – ramagamingmississauga.com
Solel is one of many charities that benefits greatly from the charity bingo sessions at the Rama Gaming Mississauga bingo hall.