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Sunday, March 19 • 14:00 - 14:45
Lo Ta'asok Sachir Ani - Respect the working poor

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The Torah is full of the exhortation “Zachor Ki Eved Ha’yita B’eretz Mitzra’yim” – Remember that You were a Slave in Egypt. We are enjoined to treat workers with respect, ensuring that they are paid living wages. Attendees will learn how Jewish values can influence the Provincial Government initiative to update employment laws and what recommendations the community can make to increase protection for precarious workers. We will outline the steps that Rabbis joining with other clergy are taking to encourage changes to promote worker self sufficiency. We will make concrete suggestions on engaging in Tikun Olam to support these workers.

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Shalom Schachter

Rabbi Shalom Schachter’s experience uniquely bridges the biblical imperative to treat workers with respect together with practical support from his 35 years as a labour lawyer representing precarious workers. Shalom received his ordination from ALEPH the Alliance for Jewish Renewal in 2005. He is the Toronto Board of Rabbis representative to the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition. His recent rabbinic postings include assignments at... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 14:00 - 14:45
G4 16th Floor

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