Canadian Jewish Community Issues Joint Statement in Solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian People

Dear Friends,

We have been watching the Russian invasion of Ukraine with horror and grave concern. To demonstrate our support for our Ukrainian-Canadian neighbours and the people of Ukraine, B'nai Brith Canada, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) in addition to signatories from the Jewish community nation wide came together to issue the following statement:

The Jewish community of Canada stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and our friends and neighbours in the Ukrainian Canadian community during these horrifying times. Canadians have been appalled by the ongoing aggression against Ukraine and the devastation that has resulted, and we encourage our fellow citizens to remain steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s fight for freedom.

We call on the Government of Canada to do everything in its power to push back against Putin’s belligerence, protect the Ukrainian people, and, in the name of democracy, do what is required to defend the sovereignty of an independent and democratic Ukraine.


Adas Yeshurun Herzlia Synagogue, Winnipeg

Adath Congregation, Hampstead

Adath Israel Congregation, Toronto

Adath Shalom Congregation, Ottawa

Aish Toronto, Toronto

Aleph Canada, Montreal

Ameinu Canada, Canada,

Atlantic Jewish Council, Halifax

Beit Rayim Synagogue and School, Vaughan

Beit Tzion, Toronto

Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation, Thornhill

Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am, Toronto

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue,Toronto

Beth Hamidrash Sephardic Synagogue, Vancouver

Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation, Cote St. Luc

Beth Israel Congregation, Kingston

Beth Jacob Synagogue, Hamilton

Beth Jacob Synagogue, Regina

Beth Rivkah, Montreal

Beth Sholom Synagogue, Toronto

Beth Tikvah Congregation and Centre, Richmond

Beth Torah Congregation, Toronto

Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto

Bialik Hebrew Day School, Toronto

B'nai Brith Canada, Toronto

Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto, Toronto

Borochov Cultural Centre and Kol Yisroel Congregation, Toronto

Calgary Jewish Federation, Calgary

Camp Agudah of Toronto, Toronto

Camp Moshava Ennismore, Toronto

Camp Ramah in Canada, Toronto

Camp Solelim, Toronto

Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University, Canada

Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, Canada

Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, Toronto

Canadian Rabbinic Caucus, Canada

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Ottawa

Centre for Judaism/Chabad Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Fraser Valley

Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Ontario, GTA

CJPAC, Toronto

Congregation Adath Shalom, Ottawa

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa, Ottawa

Congregation Beth Hamidrash, Vancouver

Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal

Congregation Beth Tikvah, Dollard des Ormeaux

Congregation Beth Tikvah Ahavat Shalom Nusach Hoari, Dollard Des Ormeaux

Congregation B'nai Israel of St. Catharines, St. Catharines

Congregation Darchei Noam, Toronto

Congregation Dorshei Emet, Montreal

Congregation Habonim, Toronto

Congregation Har El, Vancouver

Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel, Calgary

Congregation Machzikei Hadas, Ottawa

Congregation Or Shalom, London

Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Westmount

Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Winnipeg

Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem, Cote Saint-Luc

Federation CJA, Montreal

First Narayever Congregation, Toronto

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, North York

Gray Academy of Jewish Education, Winnipeg

Hamilton Jewish Family Services, Hamilton

Hamilton Jewish Federation, Hamilton

Hasbara Fellowships Canada, Toronto

Hebrew Congregation of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's

Hillel BC Society, Vancouver

Hillel Calgary, Calgary

Hillel Ontario,Toronto

Hillel Winnipeg, Winnipeg

Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto

JACS Vancouver, Vancouver

Jerusalem Foundation of Canada, Canada

Jewish Child and Family Service, Winnipeg

Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver

Jewish Community Havura, St. John's

Jewish Federation of Edmonton, Edmonton

Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver

Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Ottawa

Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island, Victoria

Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, Winnipeg

Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, Toronto

Jewish Museum and Archives of B.C.Vancouver

Jewish National Fund of Canada, Canada

Jewish National Fund Pacific Region, Vancouver

Jewish Senior Alliance of Vancouver, Vancouver

Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa, Ottawa

JewJu Box, Toronto

Kehila Society of Richmond, Richmond

Kehilat Shalom Calgary, Calgary

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation, Ottawa

Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto, Toronto

King David High School, Vancouver

Lodzer Centre Congregation, Toronto

London Jewish Federation, London

March of the Living, Toronto

Mishkan Avraham Congregation, Toronto

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Canada

National Council of Jewish Women, Vancouver Section, Vancouver

Or Haneshamah: Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community, Ottawa

Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Toronto

Ottawa Jewish Community School, Ottawa

Phaze 3 Associates, Toronto

Pride of Israel, Toronto

Regional Jewish Communities of Ontario, Toronto

Richmond Jewish Day School, Richmond

Sar-El Canada Volunteers for Israel, Toronto

Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, Vancouver

Sephardi Association of Ottawa, Ottawa

Sephardic Kehila Centre, Thornhill

Sgoolai Israel Synagogue, Fredericton

Sgoolai Israel Synagogue Antisemitism Committee, Fredericton

Shaar Shalom Congregation, Halifax

Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, Toronto

Shaarei-Beth El Congregation, Oakville

Shalhevet Girls High School, Vancouver

Shir Harmony Choir, Toronto

Solel Synagogue, Mississauga

Sons of Jacob Synagogue, North Bay

St. John's and Area Council of Churches, St. John's

Temple Anshe Sholom Hamilton, Hamilton

Temple Har Zion, Thornhill

Temple Israel, Ottawa

Temple Sholom, Vancouver

The Bayit, Richmond

The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp, Toronto

The Kiever Synagogue, Toronto

The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Toronto

The Vancouver Jewish Film Centre Society, Vancouver

The Village Shul & Aish HaTorah Learning Centre, Toronto

Tikva Housing Society, Vancouver

Toronto Board of Rabbis, Toronto

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Toronto

Vancouver Hebrew Academy, Vancouver

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Vancouver

Vancouver Jewish Film Centre, Vancouver

Vancouver Talmud Torah, Vancouver

Windsor Jewish Federation & Community Centre, Windsor

Young Israel of Montreal, Montreal