Welcome to YourSpace

By Karen Mock, President, JSpaceCanada

January 27, 2018

I am very pleased to contribute the lead-off blog for YourSpace – JSpaceCanada’s new forum for discussion and debate. JSpaceCanada was created for those who felt they no longer had a voice in the Canadian Jewish community and who yearned for a safe space to discuss Israel and the Middle East from a progressive perspective, grounded in Jewish and social justice values. If you are looking for a safe engaging place to discuss Israel and its policies, as well as issues of the day that impact on the Jewish community of Canada, then JSpaceCanada is for you. And YourSpace in JSpace can serve as a comfortable ‘living room’ for you to espouse your views and to engage in passionate, civil dialogue on those issues.

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Statement on Today’s Violence

JSpaceCanada is shocked by the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this morning that left four dead. We strongly condemn this act of terrorism. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We call on responsible leaders, both Israeli and Palestinian, to calm the tensions and […]

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The Gaza Effect: Rising Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism at Universities Here & Abroad – November 20, 7:00pm

JSpaceCanada is happy to be organizing an exciting event on The Gaza Effect: Rising Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism at Universities Here & Abroad, featuring Professor Derek Penslar from the University of Oxford and University of Toronto, and a group of university students from the Greater Toronto Area. Derek Penslar is the Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History at the University of […]

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This is My Land – November 2, 7:00pm

JSpaceCanada is pleased to partner with Canadian Friends of Peace Now to bring an outstanding documentary featured at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. This is My Land takes us inside classrooms in Israel and the occupied West Bank to look at how teachers convey history in a contested region. Director Tamara Erde was raised in Israel and […]

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