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Israeli Schulich Leader Passionate about Tech-for-Good

It wasn’t necessarily Dese Bazonach’s strong math abilities that allowed him to enroll in an advanced math program at his local high school. During his entrance exam, Dese asked the supervising teacher about a question that he couldn’t quite figure out. The teacher saw that Dese was …

This Is Ours

As we prepare to begin celebrating Hanukkah on Sunday evening, I am reminded that this special festival holds an important lesson about the power of authenticity.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech once observed that the role of oil in the holidaythe miracle of oil in the Temple, oil candles, oil-ba…

Celebrating 10 Years of Schulich Leader Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships—the largest and most prestigious Canadian academic award for undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Funded by the Schulich Foundation and administered through UJA Federation, …

An Update on UJA’s Plan to Counter Antisemitism

No community can thrive unless its members have physical security and a secure place in society. For our Toronto Jewish community, this truth has never been clearer—at least in my lifetime—than it was this past May.

Today, I am writing to update you on an important decision UJA has take…

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…