Hachnasat orchim | Welcome The Stranger
Temple Har Zion is proud to announce the THZ Refugee Project. This Tikkun Olam initiative aims to raise funds, gather gifts in kind, and solicit volunteer support to sponsor one or two refugee families during 2016.
In collaboration with our neighbours at the Imam Mahdi Islamic Centre, we will work with JIAS Toronto (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) to welcome Syrian refugees over the coming year and help them settle in to life in Canada.
See our website (www.templeharzion.com) for more information.
Our project has raised more than $50,000 to date - allowing Temple Har Zion, Imam Mahdi Islamic Centre and "Supper with Syria" to sponsor an extended family of 8 people - now scheduled to arrive in Canada in January 2017. The progress bar above only depicts on-line donations to this site and does not capture individual and direct donations to our sponsor organizations.
However, life in Toronto for an immigrant family is expensive. Please help us "top up" their minimum budget to help ensure they can afford decent food, clothing and shelter over the coming year.