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Mental Health Empowerment Day
October 27
Mental Health Empowerment Day is designed to empower all those who work or live with children and youth who are dealing with mental health issues, one of the most pervasive issues in the world today. The goal of MHED is to provide concrete tools for participants in our schools, community institutions and youth programs who work daily with this population. Each of these frontline workers can play an active role in making the lives of our young people better. We also speak directly to parents, and help them to better understand how best to support their children. Through Mental Health Empowerment Day, we want to reduce stigma, provide a forum for discussion and give tools for action.
Get In The Game: eSports Insider
October 30
Get In The Game: eSports Insider will give you unique access to leading industry experts. Our panel will provide a high level view of the industry from their personal insights in eSports. Please join us to learn how eSports are quickly transforming and disrupting the gaming and sports industries. Come network and hear from our incredible panel!
Holocaust Education Week
November 3-10
Welcome to Holocause Education Week (HEW)! With so much social, cultural and political turmoil occurring globally, we find ourselves discussing the relationship between the Holocaust and what is happening around us today. At the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, we recognize that recent events, both globally and in our own backyard, demonstrate a frightening rise of antisemitism. In response, this year’s Holocaust Education Week will examine the Holocaust from multiple contemporary perspectives, illuminating its relevance to all Canadians. During HEW and year-round, we are committed to presenting educational experiences for adults, students and youth across the GTA that inspire meaningful dialogue about the dangers of hate.
Build your Brand // Build your Community
November 11
Building your brand requires hard work, passion, and a strong community of supporters. Come hear from five female entrepreneurs about how they build community online and offline and hear their stories and tips about how you can push your brand forward. Co-hosted by UJA Genesis, UJA Community Campaign, and UJA Women's Philanthropy
The Big Schmooze
November 20
Join us for The Big Schmooze featuring a panel of 5 incredible leaders from various industries. Our panelists will share their personal experience, thoughts and stories around how they reached the pinnacle of their industries and their philanthropic values that helped them rise to the top. Panel will be 45 minutes long with networking to follow.
The Littlest Volunteer
November 24
Drop in for a fun-filled afternoon at UJA’s Littlest Volunteer Fair. While you learn about community volunteer opportunities, your children will participate in micro-versions of volunteerism. Concession stand treats included. Kashrut observed.



OCT 23


Combatting Antisemitism on Campus

Trends, challenges, opportunities with guest speakers, Ilan Orzy, Director, Advocacy & Issues Management, Carl S. Erlich, Professor, York University, The Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education, and Sophie Helpard, Director, Government and University relations (Ontario) at the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

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OCT 24


Forever Disco

Reena Foundation & Forever Chai Foundation of Canada present: Forever Disco, featuring Kool & the Gang and Gloria Gaynor

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OCT 25


Rededication of Roselawn Cemetery Hebrew Free Burial Society

Communal leaders, rabbis and loved ones will gather at the newly restored “Hebrew Free Burial Society” section for the rededication service.

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OCT 27


Canadian Jewish Literary Awards 2019

These annual awards recognize the finest books with Jewish themes and subjects by Canadian authors. The works enrich Canadian Jewish writing and culture and enable us better to understand our collective past, our shared present and the world of the future.

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