Since 2011, JSpaceCanada has served as the home for pro-peace, pro-Israel Canadians.
We’re an all-volunteer, non-partisan, progressive Jewish organization, offering a Canadian voice on issues concerning human rights and social justice – in Canada, Israel, and throughout the world.
As Progressive Zionists, we advocate for democracy, peace, and a just two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
- To provide a safe space to discuss progressive ideas for social justice, human and civil rights, and peace and security for Israel.
- To promote democratic and civil rights for all of Israel’s citizens, residents and neighbours in accord with Jewish values and Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
- To serve as an informed voice for a balanced approach, and as an alternative to extremist voices on the far ‘right’ and the far ‘left.’
- To educate Canadians on the historical realities behind the conflict in the Middle East, and to put the relationship between Canadian Jews and Israel into context.
- To let the public, community leaders and elected officials know that the Jewish community has many voices. JSpaceCanada strives to be a voice of moderation and social justice, both on Israel and on issues that affect Jews as citizens of Canada.
Progressive Zionism: We are committed to protecting Israel’s democracy by commenting on government policies and actions that in our view do not reflect the Jewish values and democratic principles enshrined in Israel’s Declaration of Independence. We also speak out when we believe Israel is being unfairly criticized or when obvious and unwarranted anti-Israel bias occurs.
Sustainable Peace: JSpaceCanada advocates for a two-state solution, believing firly that any future peace agreement should strive for balance, result in mutual recognition, and create conditions for a just, secure and sustainable peace.
Jewish Unity: At a time when attacks on the Jewish community are increasing, many community leaders are more engaged in criticizing each other than uniting to confront common challenges. We want to build bridges, recognizing the value of constructive dissent and focusing on what unites us.