The first large wave of Soviet Jewry arrived in the 1970s, but the majority of Toronto’s Russian-Jews immigrated in the past 25 years. Settling in highly concentrated areas with goals of building business networks and preparing the new generation for success, it was not long before the quickly-blossoming community prioritized preserving their Soviet, Jewish, and Israeli roots within Toronto’s multi-cultural mosaic. Under the direction of determined community leaders, the support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group and the local UJA Federation, Toronto’s Russian-Jewish population transformed into one unified, organized, and welcoming community. The past decade has seen the establishment and growth of numerous important programs and institutions that drive our community forward. We welcome you to join those who lead, those who support, and those who are impacted by these projects, in an ultimate celebration on November 21, 2019! The banquet will feature a meaningful keynote address, an award ceremony recognizing outstanding community leaders, and local live entertainment groups.
Sponsor: Genesis Philanthropy Group and UJA Federation