Arab Jewish Dialogue Inc.

Founded in 2006, the Arab Jewish Dialogue (AJD) is a national charitable organization dedicated to encouraging positive relations between Arabs and Jews in Canada.

We have worked with hundreds of supporters of peace in the Middle East to promote respect, dignity and tolerance through dialogue and education.

We believe that it is inexcusable for any group to use religion or ideology to justify the use of violence. The members of the Arab Jewish Dialogue have adopted Core Values and Principles that are intended to promote respectful dialogue on subjects that are often avoided because of their complexity and emotional weight.

We believe that one of the ways to build trust between Arabs and Jews is to meet on a regular basis to educate each other and to discuss subjects of mutual interest.

We meet in people’s homes and in larger settings where we invite speakers to address us on topics like:
– The status of ISIS and other extremist groups
– Syrian refugees and the Syrian civil war
– The future of two states for two peoples
– Zionism – self determination for the Jewish people
– The status of the Arab Spring

In 2012, the Arab Jewish Dialogue acquired charitable status. That enables the AJD to accept donations from individuals and foundations.

We are able to work with Arabs and Jews to establish dialogue groups across Canada. Please contact us at (email address) for more information.

The AJD’s members, many of whom emigrated to Canada from the Middle East, are committed to two states for two peoples and peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.

The chairs of the Arab Jewish Dialogue are Ab Freig and Howard Morry. Ab, who was born in Egypt, is a respected business consultant and educator. Howard is past president of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg and is a nationally recognized tax lawyer.

Arab-Jewish Dialogue adresses former Manitoba MLA’S, Morry and Freig tell audience about the power of dialogue

October 11, 2017

Letter from Jewish Federation of Winnipeg

February 7, 2017

Letter from Manitoba Multifaith Council

February 7, 2017

JANUARY 31, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canada’s Arab Jewish Dialogue Issues Statement of Solidarity Following Quebec Mosque Shooting
January 31, 2017

Presentation given by Dr. W. Rory Dickson

By Dr. W. Rory Dickson, Assistant Professor, Religion and Culture, University of Winnipeg

January 25, 2017

Arab Jewish Dialogue is being honoured by the Jewish National Fund at the Negev Gala

June 4, 2013

Voices of reason: Arab-Jewish Dialogue promotes tolerance and understanding

By Sharon Chisvin, October 6, 2012
Winnipeg Free Press

Jewish-Arab dialogue: "The wish is to see Canada get back to the world of peace building"

By Bernie Bellan, March 23, 2011
The Jewish Post & News

Winnipeg university head fights Israel Apartheid Week

By Rhonda Spivak, March 14, 2011
Winnipeg Jewish Review

Arab-Jewish dialogue group hopes to branch out

By Myron Love, December 23, 2010
The Canadian Jewish News

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