World Parliament of Religions, November, 2018

The Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

The next World Parliament of Religions (WPR) is taking place in Toronto from November 1-7, 2018. The WPR is the world's most religiously and culturally diverse interfaith event, involving over 200 spiritual traditions and over 80 countries. Attending this event is an unforgettable experience! 
A contingent of Jewish Renewal clergy attended the last Parliament in Salt Lake City in late 2015, and we again expect to have a sizable group attending this year. But you don't have to be a clergy person to attend! There will be opportunities for amazing and memorable davenning, as well as the possibility of a workshop on Jewish Renewal. As well, we will be organizing an evening of stories and song to introduce the Toronto Jewish community to Jewish Renewal. 
There are a number of attachments that may be of interest to you if you are thinking of attending the WPR. 
First is the Poster with registration information. Also, check the Registration webpage. Look for the following:

  • Discounted group rate. ***Please send Rabbi Sherril Gilbert ( ASAP your name if you are interested in attending and I will start a list for group registration.***
  • A further early bird discount that has been extended to the end of March. 
  • A further 15% discount for Canadians registering for the Parliament by using the "ONTARIO" promotion code when registering that is also available until the end of March. 

For any ALEPH Canada friends who want to attend the Parliament but find the registration fee a bit prohibitive, there is an opportunity to attend as a volunteer. The Volunteer Application Form can be accessed here. Be aware that all volunteers will have to go through a police check and pay the fee for that. Also attached is the Volunteer Handbook (still a work in progress). 
If you have questions or would like more information, please visit the website first, and then if you still need more information, feel free to contact me.
Blessings for a sweet and meaningful Tu Bishvat,
Rabbi Sherril