Toronto Jewish school sponsoring Syrian refugee family

2016-01-26T10:56:24+00:00 January 26th, 2016|

ppdjds-logo-v2Times of Israel has a remarkable article on the efforts of theĀ Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School in Toronto, Canada, to sponsor a Syrian refugee family for resettlement to Canada. The school is working with the JIAS, a local sponsorship agreement holder, to help resettle a family of four.

With a student body of just 143, the school managed to raise $36,000 to fund the sponsorship effort. With the family expected to arrive in Toronto soon, students have been busy creating welcome cards, some even going so far as to look up phrases of welcome in Arabic.

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