Photos from 1996 Inaugural Symposium

Founded more than two decades ago, the Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims is a trailblazer for interfaith dialogue in Canada. Our organization was launched on June 23, 1996 with a symposium featuring pioneers recognizing the importance bringing members of different faiths together.


Apply to be CAJM’s New Communication Coordinator

View the Application Here

The Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims is looking for a new Communications
Coordinator. This volunteer position is perfect for anyone looking to improve their
communication skills and gain experience in a prominent interfaith organization. The outgoing Communications Coordinator promoted GTA interfaith events on Facebook, wrote posts amplifying CAJM’s message, created and maintained the CAJM website, drafted emails commemorating Jewish and Muslim holidays, and updated the CAJM logo.

The ideal candidate is passionate about strengthening community ties between different faith groups, has strong written communication skills, and is familiar with a variety of computer-based communication platforms. To become more familiar with CAJM you may visit our website at or our Facebook page at

Position requirements:
– Available to volunteer for two consecutive hours a week (can work remotely)
– Able to create and share Facebook events, post on an organization’s Facebook Page, and
manage an organization Facebook page
– Familiar with Microsoft Word
– Able to operate and organize a Dropbox account
– Able to create posts and edit pages on WordPress
– Able to draft email messages to be distributed which amplify CAJM’s
– Passionate about the CAJM mission statement

To apply:
Send an email to Shahid Akhtar with subject:
[Your full name], Communications Coordinator Application.
Attach your resume to the email and answer the following questions in the body of the email.
1. In 100 words or less describe why you want to volunteer with CAJM.
2. In 100 words or less write either a Passover or Eid al-Adha greeting which reflects
CAJM’s values (you may find sample greetings at or

Yours in Peace,
Shahid Akhtar and Dr. Barbara Landau, Co-Chairs

Parliament of World Religions Condemns Family Separation

The Parliament of the World’s Religions, convening in Toronto this November, views religion as a moral guide which inspires goodness. Forced family separation is an abomination which must always be opposed. The parliament, therefore, calls on the United States to ensure legal protection for children and parents in addition to the reunification of families separated by harmful policy.

To read the full statement and learn which actions you could take to oppose family separation, visit the link below.

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Jewish Muslim Series Session 1


Join our friends at the Noor Cultural Centre and Holy Blossom Temple on March 21 for the first part of the Jewish-Muslism Series: a dinner and discussion on Islamophobia in Canada. Both of these organizations regularly put on incredibly worthwhile events perfect for anyone looking to learn about, or build relationships with, people of other faiths.

Follow the link below for more information