Project Abraham Yezidi Community Gardens

Project Abraham in conjunction with our major project sponsor, the Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation, is providing thirty-three 20’x20’ garden plots to eleven Yezidi families for growing fresh high-quality produce.

Located at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Bayview and Major Mackenzie, we are providing the Yezidis with the land, plants, and equipment to grow vegetable crops.  Many thanks to Tamara Bernstein for her financial support, and to St. Paul's for helping our Yezidi families join St. Paul’s garden community.

Also, thanks to Sheridan Nurseries, and Foodshare Toronto for their donations of seeds and seedlings.

This a wonderful and exciting project for the Yezidi community, and a wonderful opportunity for community engagement.   

For more pictures click here ==> Project Abraham Yezidi Community Gardens 

FoodShare Toronto





Eda Roijiet Ezi December 20, 2019


Eda Rojiet Ezi ended December 20/19. The Yezidi community, as well as the many guests and Project Abraham volunteers, celebrated with feasting and traditional Yezidi dancing.

For more pictures* click here --> Eda Roijiet Ezi December 20, 2019

*Pictures by Susan Gould

Our new sponsored family!


(Toronto, October 3, 2019)

Members of the Yezidi community and Project Abraham volunteers were at Pearson Airport Thursday to welcome the arrival of our newest sponsored family.
Project Abraham continues to support family reunification for the Yezidi community through the kindness of generous donors, and with the support of our dedicated volunteers.  Many thanks to all of you for making this possible!

For more pics click here ==> Our new Yezidi family


Fifth Anniversary of Mount Sinjar Genocide Commemoration at Queen's Park, August 4th, 2019



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

Project Abraham Annual Picnic, June 23, 2019



Our annual picnic last Sunday was a wonderful success. Many thanks to the picnic committee for their work. A good time was had by all.

Enjoy the pics! --> 2019 Project Abraham Yezidi Picnic

Our Trip to Community Safety Village, May 15. 2019


Our August 15, 2019, trip to Community Safety Village of York Region at Bruce's Mill Conservation Area was a result of our partnership with the Richmond Hill Welcome Centre, and collaboration with the York Regional Police.  It was a wonderful edcuational experience, and a wonderful opportunity to meet with the York Regional Police and parametics who provide invaluable service to York Region.

For more photos go to --> Community Safety Village 

For our Community Safefty Village storybook --> click here

Celebrating the Yezidi New Year, April 17, 2019


The 2019 New Year was celebrated by the GTA community - Yezidi style!  Music, dancing, food, and a good time was shared by all.  

For more pictures go to --> 2019 Yezidi New Year Celebration

Rally at Nathan Phillips Square March 8, 2019

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.

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Eda Roijiet Ezi December 14, 2018



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 Fashion Show at Beth Emeth November 11, 2018



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