Stories

Helping the world's neediest Jews


Tens of thousands of Jews around the world go to bed hungry every night. And tens of thousands of Jewish families struggle to make ends meet and secure a future for their children. UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, through the funding of its partner agency, the American Joint Distributio…

Spreading the Light to Those in Need

by Adam Minsky, President & CEO, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

As Chanukah approaches, I am reminded of how our Toronto Jewish community has become a beacon of light and compassion for Jewish communities here and around the world. The unique privilege I have of occupying a leadership ro…

Connecting local Jewish and Israeli teens to their community

#JLife is a program that connects and engages local Jewish and Israeli teens (aged 12-16) with their community and helps them to develop a strengthened sense of belonging. Through the development of meaningful programs and an emphasis on leadership, Jewish identity, and Israeli culture, the …

Fostering hope and resilience in Sderot

Sderot is a small but growing city of 25,000 people just one kilometer from Gaza. For almost two decades, it has been victim to tens of thousands of rockets fired from terrorists, including close to 500 this week alone. The connection between Sderot and the Toronto Jewish Community is built …

After the rockets: Hope and resilience in Sderot

by Adam Minsky, President & CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

In the past few days, those living along the border with Gaza have suffered through the worst barrage of rocket attacks in years. While a ceasefire is now in effect, the results have been devastating. There has been loss o…