Sunday, August 4th, the GTA Yezidi community met at Queen's Park to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Mount Sinjar genocide of August 2014.
Joining the commemoration in support of Yezidi community were many organizations and interfaith groups, as well as MPs and MPPs. The keynote speaker was Irwin Cotler, Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. Karen Goldenberg, Chair of Project Abraham was the MC.
For more pics go to --> Fifth Anniversary Commemoration of Mount Sinjar Genocide
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It was with hope that the Yezidi community would obtain the release of their sisters and daughters who were captured by ISIS. The grim reality is this will not be the case. As the world watches, the extent of the Yezidi genocide is yet again revealed. Another mass grave. Another atrocity inflicted on a peaceful people who have no conflict with anyone.
Eda Rojiet Ezi ended December 14/18 in Yezidi style - feasting and dancing! A wonderful time was had by the Yezidi community, our Project Abraham volunteers, and the many guests who came to share in the celebration.
For more pictures click here --> Eda Roijiet Ezi December 14/18
Project Abraham and Beth Emeth hosted Sophisticate Fashion and Tea in support of the Yezidi survivors of genocide.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this a success - and many thanks to Marika Vag of Lady Sophisticate who provided the wonderful fashions and mc'd our event.
For more pictures see --> Sophisticate Fashions at Beth Emeth
Thanks to a very generous donor, and with the help of Project Abraham volunteers, nearly 100 school bags and school supplies were distributed to children in our Yezidi community.
As you can see from the pics, the bags were very much appreciated!
For more pics, click here --> Distributing school bags at St. Matthews
Many thanks to the volunteers who worked hard to make our second annual picnic a success! A great time was had by the volunteers and our Yezidi families.
For more pictures go to --> Project Abraham Annual Picnic
Grandmothers to Grandmothers of the Stephen Lewis foundation supports the work of African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Grandmothers to Grandmothers had a Kid Fest at the Lodzer Synagogue, and invited our Yezidi community youngsters to share in the fun. A wonderful time was had by all!
For more photos see --->Grandmothers to Grandmothers Kid Fest