FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2018
Press Release: CIJA Applauds Proclamation of Jewish Heritage Month in Toronto
TORONTO, ON – Today, Toronto Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, proclaimed May 2018 as “Jewish Heritage Month” in the City of Toronto.
In response, Noah Shack, CIJA Vice President, Greater Toronto Area, issued the following:
“We commend Mayor Tory and Toronto City Council for recognizing the immense contribution of Jewish Torontonians to the past, present and future of one of the world’s finest cities.
“All three levels of government have recognized May as Jewish Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the Jewish community’s centuries-long participation in civic life and its integral role as part of Canada’s multicultural mosaic.”
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.
Jewish Heritage Month
WHEREAS Jewish Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the Jewish community’s significant contributions throughout Toronto’s history to our collective success, social welfare, cultural achievements, growth and prosperity. It is also an opportunity to recognize the richness of the Jewish culture and the importance of educating and reflecting upon Jewish heritage for future generations.
The City of Toronto acknowledges the valued contributions that the multicultural communities of Toronto have made to strengthen our society and contribute to our city’s motto “Diversity Our Strength“. Diversity strengthens us socially, politically, culturally and economically, and as one of the world’s most multicultural cities, Toronto has become a model city where all religions, faiths and beliefs are respected and accepted.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim May 2018 as “Jewish Heritage Month” in the City of Toronto.
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