Sign In Forgot Password

Syrian Refugee Project


The world is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II, when millions of Jews sought refuge from the Holocaust. In response to today's urgent need, members of Dorshei Emet have organized the Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Project and are seeking to raise $30,000, the amount required by the Federal Government to bring a refugee family to Canada. We have received approval from the shul's Board of Directors and have begun the process of selecting the individuals or family that we will sponsor.

Once our application has been approved, we will need help finding them a home, a job and much more. But none of that can happen until we show the government that we have $30,000 in the bank for their support.

The crisis seems overwhelming. Here's our chance to actually do something that makes a difference now. Please make your donation before our November 15th deadline, so that we can make our application as soon as possible.

In order to receive a charitable tax receipt, make your donation to Dorshei Emet and note the Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Project on your cheque. Credit card donations can be made by calling the synagogue office. Online donations can be made by pressing the button below.

P.S. Your donation will make a real difference in the lives of people whose need is urgent and great. Thank you in advance for your support.



Sponsoring a Syrian Refugee Family or student

  • Please open the attachment for the complete text. DE Syrian refugee sponsorship letter and donation form
  • Our Rabbi, President, and Board of Directors and the Social Justice Committee of the shul have been consulted and are very supportive. An ad hoc Refugee Sponsorship Committee has been established to enable Dorshei Emet to respond to this need by sponsoring at least one Syrian refugee family.
  • We are therefore asking you to consider making a donation to this initiative within your comfort level, so that we can proceed with confidence to the Board and the federal government and sponsor a refugee family in need. You will be making an enormous difference in the life of a refugee family.

If you have any questions about the project, feel free to contact: Eva Echenberg at 514.487.9924 or Garry Beitel at 514.487.6502 or

Eva Echenberg / Garry Beitel Committee Co-Chairs Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Project

If you have questions or wish more information, you can contact

Thu, April 26 2018 11 Iyyar 5778