Antisemitism Canada
Members of the Toronto Jewish Community hold a vigil for victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre at Mel Lastman Square, October 29, 2018. (Photo credit: Dreamstime)

I am a son, a father, and a husband. I am a co-worker and neighbour. I am also a Canadian Jew. 

I don’t have an order for these labels. Each label is core to my essence as a person.

And here I am living in Canada, a Canadian Jew, a Jewish Canadian, feeling scared.

All four of my grandparents were Jews, who immigrated to Canada from Europe. I will be forever grateful that they came to Canada and that I was born a Canadian citizen. 

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Jed Schneiderman lives in Toronto.