Open Letter from the Jewish Defence League of Canada
This letter was penned by Meir Weinstein, National Director for JDL Canada, regarding the Jaffari Center (read enclave)...
The Jewish Defence League of Canada is committed to:
the restoration of pride and integrity to the Jewish People
the return of Jewish values
the reclamation of the Jewish sense of justice, and
the abolition of hatred and bigotry
Open Letter to Councillor Sandra Racco, City of Vaughan: Jaffari Centre Concerns
February 27, 2014
Open Letter to Councillor Sandra Racco, City of Vaughan
Re: Thornhill Woods Community Meeting – Lebovic Centre.
I attended the Community Update and Board of Directors Election Meeting on Wednesday February 26, 2014.
During the Q+A, I rose to ask you a question regarding the negative impact on public safety to the existing community which is presented by the proposed Jaffari Centre re-development – a relevant question, which you refused to answer.
Over the past 3 weeks, I have been contacted by many residents of Thornhill Woods who have expressed major concerns about persons from the Jaffari Center blocking driveways and asking residents to use their driveways for overflow parking. hat was one issue I addressed.
The second issue I asked you about dealt with the anti-Semitic nature of the Jaffari Centre.
You refused to answer my questions.
In refusing to respond, it was suggested that these inquiries were racially motivated and inappropriate. This is completely untrue, and I consider your response — that as a public official you are limited to issues of “zoning and by-laws” — to be a deflection of your obligation to properly apprise yourself and understand all the issues that might have a negative impact on the safety and security of our community.
I am deeply concerned that an enlarged Jaffari Centre re-development will lead to a serious increase in antisemitism, and this increase in antisemitism will lead to violence against members of the Jewish community.
Please take the time to review the following information about the Jaffari Center and their associates.
Meir Weinstein National Director Jewish Defence League of Canada.