Skip to main content

2013 activities

The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada has been busy during 2013 with various local and national initiatives:

National Initiatives:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Jewish Ethics and Organ Donation
  • Jewish Genetic Disease Awareness and Testing clinics
  • Literacy Project

Local initiatives:

  • Teas for Seniors
  • Pesach Food Bank
  • Citizenship Court Sponsorships

We have had successful programs in Toronto and Calgary. We also organized a  community forum  on  Jewish Ethics and Organ Donations with Rabbis of different denominations and physicians from transplant programs. The t ransplant physicians talked about the dire need for organs and country wide organ registries, and the Rabbis  talked about Jewish law and how people have the misapprehension that as Jews they cannot donate their organs.