Our community strives to set in motion a shift towards greater spirituality and openness, within the confines of halachah, in the modern Orthodox/observant Jewish community in the Greater Toronto Area, through participatory prayer, study and other aspects of communal religious life. Our community follows the approach of those Orthodox rabbis who have argued that the dignity of human beings (kevod ha-beriyot) is a crucial halachic value that permits us, and in fact obligates us, to expand the roles of women, particularly in the area of Torah reading and aliyot.