Shalom Life | October 30, 2014

Toronto District School Board Suspends Permit of the East End Madrassah

Level 8 Curriculum Equated Judaism with Nazism

By: Leonard Carl

Published: May 17th, 2012 in News » World

Toronto District School Board Suspends Permit of the East End Madrassah

Recently, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs was made aware of curriculum issued by the Toronto-based East End Madrassah that contained anti-semitic passages. In particular, the Level 8 curriculum document, which was publicly posted on the Madrassah’s website, equated the beliefs of Judaism with Nazism and claimed that “treacherous Jews” had “conspired to kill Prophet Muhammad”.

Upon learning today of the Toronto District School Board’s decision to suspend the East End Madrassah’s permit to use David & Mary Thompson Collegiate for its classes, David Spiro, Greater Toronto Co-Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the advocacy arm of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and other Canadian federations, issued the following statement:

“We commend the Toronto District School Board for moving to suspend the East End Madrassah’s permit as an excellent first step, in accordance with the terms of the permit which allow the Board to revoke such arrangements with or without cause. Given the presence of antisemitic passages in the curriculum, and the dubious activism of its religious leadership, it is clear that the Madrassah has disqualified itself as a partner with the School Board on any level. We are hopeful that the Board comes to this conclusion in due course and that the Madrassah is not welcomed back into our public schools.”

‘It Doesn’t End Tonight,’ Says Ari Goldkind After Finishing Fourth in Toronto’s Mayoral Election ‘It Doesn’t End Tonight,’ Says Ari Goldkind After Finishing Fourth in Toronto’s Mayoral Election TrendingTel Aviv Named One of the World’s Top Culinary Cities Tel Aviv Named One of the World’s Top Culinary Cities TrendingUniversity of California Students Are Boycotting Bill Maher Because He's "Against" Islam University of California Students Are Boycotting Bill Maher Because He's "Against" Islam Trending
 

Dafy Haiga Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls

October 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Dafy Haiga Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls

The photographer's latest work, 'Israeli Girls', captures the uniqueness and personality of her subjects

Read More

Israeli Company Reinvents Deodorant

October 29, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
Israeli Company Reinvents Deodorant

ClickStick has raised nearly half of their goal towards marketing their electric, eco-friendly deodorant

Read More

11th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show in Toronto to Raise Funds for Kids with Special Needs

October 29, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
11th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show in Toronto to Raise Funds for Kids with Special Needs

Will feature TV personality Jeanne Beker, partners with Shops at Hazelton Lanes and the Park Hyatt

Read More

‘American Gigolo’ is Being Adapted For Television

October 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
‘American Gigolo’ is Being Adapted For Television

Paul Schrader and Jerry Bruckheimer are on board for the new take

Read More

Amy Winehouse Exhibition Lands in Tel Aviv

October 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Amy Winehouse Exhibition Lands in Tel Aviv

The late Jewish soul singer's exhibition hits Israel

Read More

Melissa Rivers is Investigating Joan’s Death

October 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Melissa Rivers is Investigating Joan’s Death

Melissa has hired a legal firm to find out what the circumstances were surrounding her mother's death.

Read More

Director Ari Cohen Discusses His Latest Doc, ‘The Family Farm’

October 29, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Director Ari Cohen Discusses His Latest Doc, ‘The Family Farm’

Cohen's film explores the farm to table process through the lens of Canadian small farmers.

Read More

Same-Sex Surrogacy Close to Becoming Law in Israel

October 29, 2014 | By Moran Azulay
Same-Sex Surrogacy Close to Becoming Law in Israel

Health Minister's measure to allow LGBT, single-parent use of country's surrogacy services has passed first reading in Knesset

Read More

More Headlines