Stories

Shaping future generations at Jewish summer camp


UJA's Silber Family Centre for Jewish Camping strengthens Jewish identity with its innovative camp initiatives, enabling children to experience the magic of Jewish summer camp.  We are proud to partner with 17 Jewish summer camps, which were attended by a combined 4,850 campers in the…

UJA : Caring for Our Most Vulnerable

UJA is committed to caring for our community's most vulnerable, who are facing additional hardships now that winter is upon us. With your help, we are able to make a direct impact on the lives of over 24,315 Jews in the GTA living in poverty. We will continue to work tirelessly to alle…

UJA's ShinShinim program

UJA's ShinShinim are post-high school Israeli teens who defer their army service for one year in order to volunteer in our community. Hosted by local families, UJA's ShinShinim bring their unique stories and experiences to day schools, supplementary schools, youth movements, synagogues a…

How do a parking lot, Hanukkah, and the ShinShinim mix together?

The first Hanukkah I can recall was in a dusty Kibbutz parking lot area. A memorable experience was probably what Kibbutz Eilot’s Holiday team was aiming for, as they gathered a hundred families in a rocky deserted parking area which was shared by a few Subarus of the ever present in Israe…

Welcome message from Ryla Braemer

Dear Valued Partners, 

We, at UJA’s Israel Engagement, are pleased to be sending you the first of our quarterly newsletters. We see this newsletter as a place to share some of the exciting accomplishments of Israel Engagement, to highlight and honour the deep collaboration, integra…