Hello and welcome to Independent Jewish Voices Canada.
Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is a grassroots organization grounded in Jewish tradition that opposes all forms of racism and advocates for justice and peace for all in Israel-Palestine. Our strength comes from our members. IJV has active chapters in cities and on university campuses across the country.
IJV recognizes that the lands on which we live are the territories of many Indigenous nations and communities across Turtle Island.
Palestine Solidarity: IJV was the first national Jewish organization to endorse the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. We continue to support and defend BDS as well as to hold Canadian organizations accountable when complicit in Israeli oppression of Palestinian.
Anti-racism and Indigenous solidarity: IJV stands in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and with all marginalized peoples in Canada against racism, settler colonialism and white supremacy. IJV also works to combat antisemitism and distinguish it clearly from critiques of Zionism and Israeli policies.
Justice-Oriented Jewish Communities: IJV believes that no one should have to choose between embracing Judaism or Jewishness and supporting Palestinian rights. IJV chapters and campus clubs organize meaningful ritual gatherings that centre justice and critical reflection.
Find out more about IJV and your membership by emailing the Membership coordinator Genevieve – membership (at) ijvcanada.org – or your local chapter representative here.
About IJV / À Propos vji: here.
IJV Basis of Unity / VJI Entente de principes: here.
Find out which Chapter is near you here.
Frequently Asked Questions about IJV here.
Find out about /get involved in IJV’s campaigns:
- Challenging the Jewish National Fund here.
- Challenging Canada-Israel pacification industry here.
- BDS 101 – why it is working.
- Other BDS articles.
- Defend Free Speech here.
Recent news releases and statements.
Israel-Palestine 101 short animated video (by our friends JVP in the U.S.)
Easy One-minute activism: Go to ACTION ALERTS on the right side of this page –>
Easy Two-minute activism: Share your support for IJV on your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Not So Easy activism: How To Talk about Palestine and Israel here.
Your IJV membership dues: We urge IJV members and supporters to switch to an automatic monthly donation, because it gives us steady funding and we don’t have to remind you to renew each year. You can donate a smaller portion each month instead of a larger amount at one time.
Otherwise, we ask members to donate each year between $36 – $360.
Find out about donating here.
IJV Membership coordinator
email me: membership (at) ijvcanada.org