Yesterday will be seared in our collective memory. A Shabbat when life in Israel was shattered by murderous evil. A day that commentators are calling Israel’s 9/11.
The days ahead will bring new fears and new pain. The people of Israel will take action to protect their children and bring back our extended family—toddlers and elderly, fathers and mothers, farm workers and kibbutz residents—who have been heinously abducted by Hamas and other terrorists.
When Israelis are hurting, our Toronto Jewish community is hurting. This is our moment to channel our shock, anger, and grief into unity and meaningful action. It begins by gathering as one strong, united community.
UJA is holding an Emergency Rally for the People of Israel on Monday at 7:00 PM at Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge Street)—and we need you there.
Bring your Israeli and Canadian flags. Wear blue and white. Let’s bring together our entire community, allies, and government officials to send an unmistakable message to the broader public. We will mourn, pray, show our support for Israelis, and share the truth about these heinous actions—and why all Canadians should unequivocally stand with the people of Israel.