31st Annual Event – Thursday May 11, 2017

Our 31st Annual Event will be on Thursday May 11, 2017, at Noor Cultural Centre (123 Wynford Drive, North York, M3C 1K1). There will be a buffet vegetarian dinner, with certified kosher option available by advance order. The discussion topic is “Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Common Roots, Common Challenge.”, addressed by Professor Ivan Kalmar, with discussants Professor Stephen B. … [Read more...]

30th Annual Event – Wednesday May 25, 2016

Please join us for our 30th Annual Event, being held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Grace Church on-the-hill, 300 Lonsdale Road (at Russell Hill Road).  Program Interfaith Panel Discussion | The Language of War and Peace in our Religious Traditions, with Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl (Senior Rabbi, Beth Tzedec Congregation) Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes (Minister of the Congregation, … [Read more...]

Group Trip: Aga Khan Museum | October 28, 2015

The Neighbourhood Interfaith Group is organizing a visit to the Aga Khan Museum. The visit will be followed by a reception with refreshments at Noor Cultural Centre (123 Wynford Drive), a member congregation of the group. The Aga Khan Museum is located at 77 Wynford Drive, just a short walk from Noor Cultural Centre. Participants will convene at Noor at 5:30 pm, and return there at the end of … [Read more...]

29th Annual Event – Thursday May 14

Please join us for our 29th Annual Event, being held at 7 pm on Thursday May 14, 2015 at Beth Sholom Congregation (1445 Eglinton Avenue West; Eglinton Avenue & Allen Expressway).  This year’s event will feature an interfaith panel discussion on the topic "The Greater Threat: Fundamentalism or Secularism? How our Faiths Answer Both" with Aaron Flanzraich (Senior Rabbi, Beth Sholom … [Read more...]

Neighbourhood Interfaith Group’s 28th Annual Dinner – May 14, 2014

Please join us for our 28th Annual Dinner, being held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at Noor Cultural Centre (123 Wynford Drive, North York, M3C 1K1; see www.noorculturalcentre.ca for map and directions). This year's dinner will feature a discussion on the subject of "Healing the World: Religion and Social Justice."  We are delighted to have an interfaith panel of scholars to shed … [Read more...]

Hava Nagila, the Movie

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Finally, an answer to a question that people have been asking themselves for years: where did Hava Nagila come from? Hava Nagila, the Movie, explores the history and significance of a song that is the staple at Jewish wedding celebrations. It does so through a contextualized lens so that people who are not familiar with the intricacies of Jewish traditions can enjoy the artistic touch and … [Read more...]

Muslims Condemn Attack on Soldier in Woolwich

No cause justifies this murder A barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly Vast majority of British Muslims acknowledge armed forces for the work they do Calls for calm and unity in all communities The Muslim Council of Britain this evening spoke out, in the strongest possible terms, the news of a horrific murder that has taken place in Woolwich, London. … [Read more...]

Proposed large casino in Toronto

In the last while, the issue of a possible large-scale permanent casino in Toronto or the GTA area has been vigorously debated. On the week of May 19 Toronto City Council will address this issue. Each person should make up his or her own mind about such a new facility in Toronto. However, changes in Ontario’s legislation means that a referendum of voters is not required; only members of Toronto … [Read more...]

Watch Avrum Rosensweig speak at the Neighbourhood Interfaith Group’s 27th Annual Speaker Evening – VIDEO

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Avrum Rosensweig was the guest speaker at the 2013 Annual Interfaith Group dinner. Since its founding, the Neighbourhood Interfaith Group has grown and is now comprised of six churches, six synagogues, one Islamic organization and two schools. All of our members embrace the benefits in multi-cultural Toronto of improving interfaith understanding and dialogue to ending bias, bigotry, and racism … [Read more...]

Saturday, June 1 concert by guitarists Liona Boyd and Michael Savona at Grace Church on-the-Hill

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On Saturday, June 1, at 8:00 PM, Grace Church on-the-Hill (300 Lonsdale Road at Russell Hill Road) will be hosting a fund-raising concert by two very talented guitarists, Liona Boyd and Michael Savona. Tickets are $60 with proceeds directed to two relief charities of the Anglican Primate. Call 416-488-7884 or visit http://www.gracechurchonthehill.ca/ for more information or to buy tickets. … [Read more...]