Female instructor joins JDL Canada’s free Krav Maga classes

Due to the popular response to Monday night JDL Krav Maga classes and the larger number of ladies who are participating,  we have arranged for a female instructor to join our instruction team.

This should make the self-defence learning experience more effective for all.

Join us every Monday evening at 7 pm at:

Toronto Zionist Center, 788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto.

Each self defense class will last for approximately one hour and will be followed by an interactive review and discussion of the basic principles of Zionism.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

There is no cost for participation.

Participants must be 18 years and older.

Contact us for more information



JDL Canada presents Pamela Geller: Sunday, Dec 7, 2014

Pam Geller at JDLOutspoken anti-jihadist and freedom fighter Pamela Geller returns to Toronto!

Last September, JDL Canada proudly hosted Pamela Geller and her longtime colleague, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer.

This highly controversial event was completely sold out, despite attempts by CAIR Canada to have it cancelled as “hate speech.”

We’re pleased to announce that Pamela Geller’s highly anticipated return engagement to Toronto will take place:

Sunday, December 7, 2014
7:30 pm
(VIP cocktail reception at 5:30 pm)
Sephardic Kehillia Centre
7026 Bathurst Street, Thornhill

Please plan to attend this timely event. Pamela Geller is a expert on the Islamic threat to the West. She’s a brave, passionate, inspirational speaker who will have you cheering. Now more than ever, we need to hear, and heed, her urgent warnings.

Tickets to this event will be $20 each at the door.

However, we recommend that you purchase reserved seating ($36 each) ahead of time, while spaces remain available.

As well, you can choose to attend a special VIP cocktail reception with Miss Geller and other distinguished guests, which will take place at 5:30 pm, before the main event.

We anticipate another sold out event this year, so please purchase your tickets, via secure PayPal, as soon as possible.

PayPal accepts all major credit cards:

Purchase your tickets:

PayPal will immediately send you a receipt by email. Please print this message out, as it will serve as your ticket to the event.

As well, your name will be entered into the guest book at the venue.

If you have any questions, contact JDL Canada at 416-736-7000 or
by email: jdl – AT – jdl-canada.com

Jewish Defence League Statement on Terror Attack in Canada

As the leader of the Jewish Defence League of Canada, I would first like to echo some of the words of PM Stephen Harper:

“Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

“Corporal Cirillo was killed today – murdered in cold blood – as he provided a ceremonial honour guard at Canada’s national war memorial.

“That sacred place that pays tribute to those who gave their lives so that we can live in a free, democratic and safe society.

“Likewise, our thoughts and prayers remain also with the family and friends of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed earlier this week by an ISIL-inspired terrorist.

“Tonight we also pray for the speedy recovery of the others injured in these despicable attacks.”

I would like to add:

There exist many groups in Canada that support Terror Groups from the middle east.  Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood have active support bases in Canada.

There exists a number of groups that have charitable status in Canada, which have been listed by the Government of Israel fronts for Hamas.  Many Islamic Centres openly support radical Iran and Hezbollah.

Attempts have been made to mislead police forces with false accusations of ‘islamophobia’.  Muslim Brotherhood groups are active on universities.

And radical left wing groups provide cover for these efforts of recruitment.

The Jewish Defence League will continue to expose and confront these groups.

The Jewish Defence League of Canada  will continue to provide all police agencies in Canada with our information of these threats to national security.

The doors of the Jewish Defence League of Canada will always be open to all concerned Canadian’s to assist our efforts.

And, the Jewish Defence League of Canada will continue to provide security to the Jewish Community of Canada.

Thank You,

Meir Weinstein
National Director Jewish Defence League of Canada

URGENT: Meeting of York U students with JDL Canada reps: Sun Oct 19

JDL Canada is designing a JDL campus curriculum and very much need your input, ideas, feedback and case studies, and to hear how you are feeling these days on the York U. campus.

The more York students who participate, the better.

Join us on
Sunday, October 19, 2014
10:30 a.m.
The Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue (at Lawrence, a short walk from Lawrence West subway)
Parking at rear.

Please Note: This meeting is for York U. students. However, in the near future, Zaza Vili, JDL’s head of security and Vera Held, the Director of JDL on Campus, will also be holding meetings with Ryerson and U of T students.

Contact Vera Held, Director via email vera@veraheld.com for more information and to confirm your attendance.

NOTE: JDL Canada self-defence class for Monday Oct 13 is cancelled

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and the fact that many of our friends are away for the weekend, the class on Monday Oct 13, 2014 will be cancelled.   

Regular activity to resume on Monday October 20th at 7 pm.

Location: Toronto Zionist Center, 788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto.

Each self defense class will last for approximately one hour and will be followed by an interactive review and discussion of the basic principles of Zionism.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

There is no cost for participation.

Participants must be 18 years and older.

Learn more HERE!



JDL Canada monitors Canadian Islamic hate sites

JDL Canada is monitoring Canadian Islamic hate websites that call for the murder of Jews and the destruction of Israel.

Here’s the quote from Imam Khomeini, posted at the Canadian “Muslim Perspectives” website:

The destruction of the Zionist regime does not mean the annihilation of the Jewish people in that region. The logic used by Imam Khomeini when he said that Israel should be destroyed is humane logic. We have presented the practical implications of this to the world, and no one could criticize this in a logical way. We said that a referendum should be held among the people living there. The ruling regime there should be determined by a referendum. The people should decide this. This is the meaning of the destruction of the Zionist regime. This is the implication. This is the only solution for this barbaric and wolfish regime….until this regime is destroyed what is the solution… the solution is total armed resistance against this regime. This is the solution.

This website is also instrumental in promoting Al Quds Day in Toronto, the annual hate-fest against Jews that is promoted by the rogue Iranian regime.

The JDL has been monitoring this site and and other similar sites and is working with the authorities to shut them down and have their directors charged with solicitation for terrorism in Canada.

This website and their partners promote themselves as “anti-ISIS”. It should be clearly understood that being “anti-ISIS” in the radical Islamic community does not make you a friend of western democracy. In this case, the enemy of my enemy is definitely not my friend.

Shalom Toronto profiles JDL Canada’s High Holiday patrols

JDL patrol at Sephardic Kehila Centre, Sept. 24, 2014From Shalom Toronto Weekly, October 1:

 As Jew-hatred on a scale not seen since WW11 metastasizes across the Western world, several Toronto synagogues have requested the professional protection services of The Jewish Defense League of Canada (JDL) for the High Holidays.

According to Meir Weinstein, JDL’s National Director, the JDL is the only Canadian organization that advocates and consistently provides protection services. “We believe recent threats to Canada made by ISIS have prompted Rabbis and community leaders to approach us to marshal and patrol throughout the holidays. We are honoured to serve, protect and keep our community safe from harm,” says Weinstein.

Zaza Tsitlishvili, JDL’s head of security says the response from grateful congregants has been heartwarming. His team, including right-hand man Ron Black, whom he credits for elevating security to a whole new level, also made rounds at synagogues they weren’t asked to patrol. “People have been very welcoming and warm to us. The response has been great,” says Tsitlishvili. Currently, his team is being courted by one synagogue to regularly patrol for Saturday services.

Canadians for Israel (CDNS4I), for example, a grassroots, community organization which formed in Toronto this past July has reaped the benefits of JDL protection at its events. CDNS4I founding member Vivienne Ziner is quick to praise the JDL for patrolling par excellence and working in tandem with Queen’s Park security.

For years, the JDL has been maligned, demonized, accused of homophobia, Islamophobia and of being vigilantes. None of it is true. They have openly gay members and support moderate Muslim groups. Their mission is to protect the Jewish people, physically, and they are the only ones doing it. The Jewish community owes them its thanks; we thank them for marshalling our CDNS4I rally and more,” says Ziner.

You can read the whole story here.

Happy New Year to our friends and supporters

As we approach the beginning of the New Year, JDL Canada wishes to extend its best wishes to the Jewish community at large, but with a special message to our active friends and supporters.

As the community prepares to welcome the New Year in the traditional fashion, JDL Canada greets the new year with a clear vision of our place in history and the unique challenges we face today.

This past year has seen JDL Canada elevate its role from what many called a “fringe” group to an organization that has captured the conscience of Canadian Jewry.

While other “mainstream” groups claim to advocate for the safety of Canadian Jewry, JDL Canada is the only organization that has actually done something about it.

While other mainstream organizations claim the credit, JDL Canada is the only organization that is on the street confronting the promoters of Jew-hatred.  The recent incident at the Beth David Synagogue in Toronto was a prime example of the effectiveness of the JDL Quick Response Team.

To our friends: you can see from our activities, JDL Canada is growing it’s support base exponentially.  Our ideology and activities are generating interest from all major Jewish communities in Canada and the coming year will see chapters open in all those communities.

JDL is the home address for getting things done.

Unfortunately, our “mainstream” organizations continue to provide platforms for individuals who actually enhance the dangers that face the Jewish community…

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