Most of us are relatively well off, with adequate financial resources for food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. However, there are those in our community (Jews and non-Jews alike) who are less fortunate.
On Wed. April 13 join our panel discussion at the First Narayever to address the concerns we share regarding poverty in our community: What is the extent of this problem and how is it manifest? What is its impact and what should our response be (both as individuals and as members of a Jewish community)?
Our expert panel will be moderated by Simon Houpt (Globe & Mail journalist). Panelists will include:
• Fran Chodak (Coordinator, Striving to End Poverty Project, Jewish Family and Child Services)
• Amit Robson (social worker, mobile van Outreach Worker and coordinator of the Street Academy Alumni Program, Ve’ahavta)
• Gary Bloch (Family Physician and Founding Member of Health Providers Against Poverty)
• A former client of the Striving to End Poverty Project, still TBD.
The event will take place at the First Narayever Congregation, 187 Brunswick Av., Toronto. The discussion will get underway at 7:00 in the evening, concluding at 8:30, followed by refreshment. All are welcome to attend.