Ramadan Message

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims we wish to extend warm greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters as they mark the commencement of Ramadan, a very special month of fasting and reflection.

This is a time to think deeply about what kind of world we want to create and what each of us can do individually and collectively to further that end.

In Canada, we are so fortunate to be blessed with the opportunity to work with and learn from each other. Together we should extend our hands of friendship and generosity to all we encounter and in words and deeds show our appreciation for pluralism and diversity of views, race, gender and creed.

We need to strive for a respectful and just world that protects the civil liberties of everyone and combats hatred, stereotyping, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism while nourishing the hope of a peaceful society in Canada and beyond.
In peace and friendship,

Shahid Akhtar and Dr. Barbara Landau, Co-Chairs
589 Silverthorne Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 1W7
shahidakhtar1@rogers.com Phone: (905) 712-2872
barb@coop-solutions.ca Phone: (416) 391-3110

Interfaith Stories

Dear Members,

The Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims is looking to gather stories and experiences of encounters between members of different faith groups especially between Muslims and Jews.

Please respond to any of the prompts in the form to help us share the stories of interfaith tolerance, friendship and cooperation to inspire others and encourage more multi-faith encounters within the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Your responses can be anonymous and these prompts are a work in progress subject to change at your suggestion.