Stories

Filling a void and enriching family life

The early years of raising a family are important for Jewish engagement. The earliest moments of a child’s life, when parents are re-orienting themselves and their relationships, establishing their parenting styles and embracing a new realm of responsibility is the moment when they are als…

Jewish Teen Board of Greater Toronto raises $9,750!

The Jewish Teen Board is a project-based learning experience in which teens run a real Foundation by selecting causes they care about facilitated through a meaningful and structured process. Participants are guided through the process of fundraising and taught about grant-making. The program…

Ellen Terry Cole was presented with the prestigious Gordy Wolfe Award 

In 2005 Ellen Terry Cole stepped into the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and assumed responsibility for leading this historic institution. Thirteen years later she stepped down as Director, having made her mark in re-energizing Toronto’s original JCC by ensuring greater access, inclus…

Gerda Frieberg presents the inaugural Teen Philanthropy Award

It took extraordinary courage and strength for 14 year-old Gerda Frieberg to survive deportation from her native Poland and three tortuous years in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust. Seventy-three years after liberation, it was with immense pride that she presented the inaugural…

UJA's 2018 Walk & Run with Israel by the Numbers

UJA's 2018 Walk & Run with Israel brings members from our incredibly diverse community together to share in a common goal. Our walkers, runners, volunteers and sponsors made this year's Walk & Run an exceptional event, helping us raise OVER $1 MILLION. See the impact we had at this one-day e…