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...]

2014 Interfaith Vacation to Guyana, South America

Tour Flyer (3) Guyana_Interfaith_1013

Enjoy flora, fauna and the highest drop falls in the world! See the world's highest wooden cathedral! Guyana's oldest Mosque and & visit beautiful Hindu temples Delights of Guyana 2014 Interfaith Trip to Guyana, South America February 27 - March 8, 2014 Itinerary Thursday, February 27 ● Leave for Guyana Friday, February 28 ● Tour Georgetown, visit Churches, Mosque & … [Read more...]

Free Event – Book Signing of “Bengal to Barbados”

FREE EVENT You are invited to an Evening of Culture Book Signing by Sabir Nakhuda, author of: Bengal to Barbados and East Indians and Muslims in the Caribbean Learn the fascinating history, culture, religion and heritage that made up Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica’s East Indians and Muslims. Where did they come from? When? How? Speakers: • Sabir Nakhuda - Guest of Honor and … [Read more...]

“What Ails the Muslim World?” – Lecture by Haroon Siddiqui

Haroon Siddiqui

Haroon Siddiqui, the award winning Toronto Star columnist will speak at the Noor Cultural Centre on Thursday, September 19 at 6 pm. Mr. Siddiqui is a past president of PEN Canada, sits on many boards and holds both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada. PEN Canada is the Canadian arm of PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists) the only world-wide organization of writers. It has grown to … [Read more...]

Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice is one of his most powerful plays, but also one of the most controversial penned by the famed 16th century playwright. Its portrayal of the moneylender Shylock has been seen as anti-Semitic. Consequently, in recent years this play has not been staged that frequently. However, this summer the Stratford Festival is presenting Merchant of Venice in a … [Read more...]

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


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...]