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In Conversation with Inspector Paul Rinkoff of Toronto Police Service

Our community is fortunate to have the ongoing commitment of the Toronto Police Service. UJA Community Security maintains a close and collaborative relationship with the police to ensure the continuing wellbeing and safety of Jewish Toronto.

With the recent rise in antisemitism, it’s more…

Israeli Schulich Leader Helps Underprivileged Kids Learn How to Code

At the start of his undergraduate degree, Tzvi Michelson, a 2017 Schulich Leader Scholarships recipient, noticed that most of his peers at Hebrew University’s computer science program had parents who worked in either academia or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). His thoughts…

“Wherever you go, I will go": Reflections on Shavuot

Every year on Shavuot, Jews worldwide study the Book of Ruth. This short but moving Biblical account records how Ruth, the grandmother of King David, originally converted to Judaism from her Moabite roots.

“Wherever you go, I will go…your people shall be my people and your God my God,…

Supporting Israelis in this Time of Crisis

As I write this update, the people of Israel are once again confronting a vicious threat to their children, families, and the entire country.

Over the past few days, Hamas has escalated its campaign of terror against Israelis. This began with violent riots in the Old City of Jerusalem, inc…

Shavuot 2021 Resources

We are grateful to have received the below recommended readings from rabbis across our community. If you are a local rabbi and would like to add a submission to this list, please click here to connect with us and we will be happy to include it.

Why Shavuot Has Few Rituals: The Focus Is The…