GTA Mosques, Muslim Groups Organize ‘Rings of Peace’ at Local Synagogues Following Pittsburgh Attack

Last Saturday’s devastating attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh sent shock waves through the Jewish community. We extend our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community as they begin to come to terms with this senseless, anti-Semitic violence.
Our communities know all too well what an attack on a place of worship can feel like. At this very difficult time, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our Jewish brothers and sisters in their time of need, just as they stood alongside us after the Quebec mosque shooting nearly two years ago.

To demonstrate this solidarity, a number of Toronto mosques and organizations will form rings of peace around local synagogues this Friday, November 2 and Saturday November 3 in locations around the GTA.Participants from all faith and non-faith backgrounds are welcome to join.

Rings of Peace:     

  • Temple Emanuel, 120 Old Colony Rd, North York
  • Friday November 2, 6:00PM
  • Organizers: Embrace Islamic Society
  • Contact: Fehmi Kala (



  • Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St, Toronto
  • Saturday November 3, 10:00AM
  • Organizers: Imdadul Islamic Jama’at, International Muslim Organization (IMO), TARIC Islamic Centre
  • Contact: Osman Khan, (416-452-4437)


  • Solel Congregation of Mississauga, 2399 Folkway Dr, Mississauga
  • Saturday November 3, 9:30AM
  • Organizers: Interfaith Council of Peel (ICP), Sayeda Khadija Centre, Muslim Council of Peel
  • Contact: Imam Dr Hamid Slimi (416-356-4252)


  • Temple Har Zion – 7360 Bayview Ave, Thornhill
  • Saturday November 3, 8:45AM
  • Organizers: National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), MOSAIC Interfaith
  • Contact: Fatima Sajan (416-841-6795)


  • Beth Tzedec – 1700 Bathurst St, Toronto
  • Saturday November 3, 11:00AM
  • Organizers: Imdadul Islamic Jama’at, International Muslim Organization (IMO), TARIC Islamic Centre
  • Contact: Omar Farouk


  • City Shul – 300 Bloor St W, Toronto
  • Saturday November 3, 9:30AM
  • Organizers: Islamic Dawah and Information Centre International
  • Contact: Imam Dr Shabir Ally (647-629-0920)


  • Beth Sholom  – 1445 Eglinton Ave W, York
  • Saturday November 3, 10:30AM
  • Organizers: Islamic Institute of Toronto, Islamic Foundation of Toronto
  • Contact: Farhad Khadim, (416-770-7559)
  • Free bus transportation. Register at


  • Temple Sinai210 Wilson Ave, North York
  • Saturday November 3, 10:00AM
  • Organizers: Danforth islamic Centre
  • Contact: Imam Irshad Osman (647-338-6089)