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Rabbi Denise Handlarski participated in a two-rabbi discussion in the Sept. 13, 2018 issue of the Canadian Jewish News on “Laying the Groundwork for Joy” which discusses how a new mindset at High Holiday time can lead to happiness for the coming year. Click here to view.

Oraynu’s Haggadah, Roots and Branches, and our Passover seder were featured in an article written by Matthew Gindin entitled  “Alternative seder traditions flourish in Canada,” which appeared in the Canadian Jewish News’ Spring 2018 supplement, Canadian Jewish Life Magazine. Click here to view.

Rabbi Eva Goldfinger, Oraynu’s Director of Life Cycle was quoted in a Canadian Jewish News article on Dec. 1, 2016 entitled “Circumcision: reverence and ambivalence”.  Here’s the link.

Rabbi Denise Handlarski was asked to contribute to the Canadian Jewish News‘ Fall 2016 Shanah Tovah supplement “Imagining the Jewish Future” (What does Judaism look like in 2066/5827?). Her piece is entitled “The end of minorities.”  Click here to view.

Oraynu’s panel discussion on “Israel: Perspectives and Possibilities” was covered in the CJN issue of March 31, 2016. Click here.

Oraynu’s humanistic High Holiday services were featured in Canadian Jewish News article “Shuls offer alternatives for those who don’t want to pray” in the Sept. 10, 2015 issue. Click here.

Oraynu’s Rabbi Denise Handlarski was featured in an opinion piece “I am an intermarried rabbi” in the June 18, 2015 issue of the Canadian Jewish News. Click here.

Oraynu Board President Mark Brender was asked to participate in a CJN debate “Does Judaism require faith in God” in the Aug. 6, 2015 issue. His point-of-view was expressed in the article “I am an atheist with Jewish values”. Click here to view the article

Click here for the May 14, 2015 Canadian Jewish News article “Intermarriage is an opportunity, Oraynu speaker says”

The Jewish Tribune published “Jewish culture, values, history come alive at Oraynu Children’s School” in their Jan. 29, 2013 issue. Click here to view.

The Globe and Mail featured Oraynu’s Director of Life Cycle Rabbi Eva Goldfinger in an Aug. 9, 2014 article about intermarriage. Click here.

Recent Media Releases

January 20, 2016:
Not Allowing Mixed Faith Burials is Painful and Counterproductive by Rabbi Eva Goldfinger