Community Announcements


Women of Solel Supporting Embrave

Embrave Agency

Join Women of Solel as we help women fleeing domestic violence.

Embrave Agency to End Violence (embrave.ca) runs two shelters in Peel, together housing 30 women. Let’s give them something to smile about this holiday season — with gift bags filled with cozy winter accessories and soothing body products. 

Drop your gift items at Solel — including anything from lotions, lip balms and hair products to socks, gloves and scarves.  Anything you would like to receive yourself to lift your spirits!

Or make a money donation and we’ll do the buying for you!  Donate by Interac e-Transfer at books@solel.ca and note that the donation is for Embrave. You can also donate by cheque or credit card.  Tax receipts provided for all donations. 

Deadline for donations is December 1st.   In early December we’ll get-together to make up the gift bags – watch for the date to join us!

Thanks in advance for your help supporting our neighbors in need!


Canadian Federation of University Women

The Mississauga Club of Canadian Federation of University Women is now holding in-person General Meetings once a month at Solel. These meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month except for January, June, July and August. This year we are meeting at 1:30 p.m. We have time to socialize and have interesting speakers on various educational, cultural and social issues. Our Club offers programmes and quite a variety of interest groups. Come check us out as a guest anytime. More information about our Club can be found at www.cfuwmississauga.ca. Feel free to contact Diane Adler at 416-275-0748 if you have any questions.


JCC Maccabi 2023 Tryouts Coming Soon!

Though it feels like we were just in San Diego, we are now ramping up for tryouts for the upcoming Maccabi Games this summer in both Ft Lauderdale and Israel. Specific sports and tryout dates by location will be announced shortly, and we expect to send out offers and have deposits paid before the December break.

We have been circulating a preregistration document for all prospective athletes to fill out, and if you have not done so already, please fill out the attached form to ensure your athlete is registered and in our database to stay up to date on the latest tryout information. Click Here to fill out the form.

Toronto is one of the strongest and most vibrant Jewish communities in North America, and we pride ourselves on representing our community with competitive and respectful athletes. Thank you for your efforts in making our city one of the strongest in the JCC Maccabi Movement and spreading the word about this special experience. This summer, in addition to the traditional games in Fort Lauderdale, there is an incredible opportunity to attend the games in Israel, which will feature a traditional Maccabi athletic competition + opening ceremonies followed by a tour of Israel with all other competing athletes from North America (dates are July 5th-25th). Thanks to a generous subsidy through RootOne, the total cost for this 3-week experience is only $4500USD, which includes airfare, accommodations and meals. This is less than the cost of one month of many Summer camps in Ontario! We are also more flexible in the number of athletes and sports we can bring to Israel vs Fort Lauderdale. The program in Israel is for athletes ages 14-17 while the Ft Lauderdale games are for athletes ages 12-16.


JCC Soccer Team 2018

Represent Toronto at the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games in Ft. Lauderdale!

Hello JCC Maccabi Alumni, both recent and distant, as well as interested newcomers! We are so (SOOOOO) excited to be back for the second year post … you know … not even gonna say it…    

The Toronto Delegation will be attending the Games in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida August 6 – 11, 2023.

A few things:

  1. Save the date:  first try-out will tentatively be sometime on Sunday December 11th – details will be sent to those who register,
  2. For the first time (feel free to insert drum-roll here), there will be two different age groups/divisions for girls’ soccer – 13/14 and 15/16! 
  3. If you are an “aged-out” alumnus – please, please, please feel free to forward to any friends and/or family who may have eligible athletes interested in participating (girls’ soccer, plus other sports – boys’ soccer, baseball, swimming, tennis, basketball …. etc)

There will be a more detailed information session at the try-outs, during which parents and athletes can also ask any questions they may have. To register for both/either Ft. Lauderdale and/or Israel, use the following link:      https://jccchaisports.sportngin.com/register/form/274961413

No athlete will be permitted to attend any try-out without first registering.

More general info on the games can be found at https://jccmaccabi.srcentre.ca/  

JCC Soccer Team 2023

Register at Camp George for Summer 2023

Hillel Ontario – On Campus Programming

Hillel Ontario – https://www.coing.co/Hillel_Ontario

Simply create an account and filter by interest or campus to discover the events and programs that are right for you! Our programs are open to students at all universities and colleges. Grab your friends, make new connections, explore, get involved, and let’s make this year the best one yet!


Take the Pledge Against Antisemitism On Campus

Antisemitism is seeing an alarming spike, and Jewish students are experiencing a wave of discrimination and hatred on campus and online. It is now more important than ever for Jewish students and our allies to stand together against antisemitism and all forms of hatred on campus.
In partnership with StandWithUs Canada and Hasbara Canada, and spearheaded by nearly twenty-five student leaders and campus professionals across the province, Hillel Ontario has launched a campaign which asks students — Jewish and non-Jewish allies alike — to stand with us against campus antisemitism. 

Signatories join us in pledging: 

  • I will not be a bystander if I witness antisemitism.
  • I will speak out wherever and whenever antisemitism or other forms of hatred appears.
  • I will ask my friends – Jewish and non-Jewish alike – to stand with us by signing this pledge and sharing it within their networks. 

Find out more: https://www.jewishcampuscoalition.ca/


Holocaust Remembrance Around the World – Czechia

The newest episode of Holocaust Remembrance Around the World is now available on the Fish Center website. In this series, we find people from all over the world who are shaping and reshaping Holocaust memory and education.

This month, we sat down with Karen Koblitz, the Founder of Tikkun Pacov, who is busy restoring the synagogue in Pacov, Czechia and bringing back to life the story and history of the Jewish Community from this town which was destroyed in WW2.

You can see the latest episode on our YouTube channel as well as the previous two seasons of the show, which include amazing people in Dubai, Japan, South Africa and Australia just to name a few.


COVID-19 Info from Peel Public Health

Get all the latest information from Peel Public Health on vaccine eligibility, clinics that are operating over the summer months and all the other information you’re looking for.