UJA strives to build a community in which no Jewish child or teen is denied access to meaningful Jewish experiences due to a lack of affordability.

UJA Federation's Affiliated Jewish Day Schools

Across the GTA, 16 Jewish day schools are currently affiliated with UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. The schools span the religious, pedagogical and cultural spectrum of our community.

For 100 years, Jewish day schools have played a key role in shaping our community. Research has proven that Jewish day school graduates are:

  • more likely to lead engaged Jewish lives;

  • have strong connections to Israel; and

  • take on leadership roles within the Jewish community.

Day school students represent over half of our Jewish summer camp counsellors, Israel advocates on campus, Birthright Israel madrichim, and synagogue youth leaders. Our entire community benefits from Toronto’s strong system of Jewish education.

Our Day School Initatives

Financial Assistance Programs

UJA Federation firmly believes that no Jewish child or teen should be cut off from essential Jewish experiences—including day school—due to cost.

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Created by a group of visionary philanthropic leaders, UJA’s new Generations Trust Scholarship offers day school tuition relief for many families who would otherwise not qualify for assistance.

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A strong and diverse day school system enriches our community in countless ways. This is why we are committed to investing in tuition assistance, in concert with our partner schools, to ensure that children and teens throughout our community have an opportunity to experience a meaningful, high-quality Jewish education.

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Jewish Free Loan Toronto offers interest-free loans to Jewish day school families through a minimal application process. No guarantor/interview required.

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Interschool Programming

Over 50 years ago, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto became one of the first Federations to invest in ensuring the quality, accessibility, and sustainability of Jewish day schools. This investment has paid off, as Toronto’s Jewish community has one of the strongest, most robust, diverse, and unified day school systems in the world.

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The study of the Tanach increases our student’s connection with the Jewish people, their love of the Land of Israel, their love of text, and their love of Torah. What better way to encourage students to study and learn the Tanach than by involving them in the Bible Contest.

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The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education coordinates Zimriyah, the annual Toronto Jewish schools’ choral festival. Zimriyah brings together over 500 students representing the GTA’s Jewish day and supplementary schools.

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The Creative Writing Contest allows students to express their creativity, imagination, and love of writing. It is sponsored by the Samuel J. and Jean Sable Education Fund.

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