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What's Happening in the GTA: An Update from UJA's Security Director

The rise of vicious, antisemitic violence south of the border—most recently in the New York City area—requires more than condolences and condemnations. It calls for concrete action to defend Jews from this dangerous trend.

Having dedicated my career to protecting Canadians—as a soldie…

UJA-Funded Program Delivers Financial Aid to Israeli Terror Victims

Over the past two days, terrorists in Gaza have launched over 300 rockets into Israel. The barrage has hit numerous cities, including Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashdod, and Tel Aviv, injuring dozens and sending hundreds of thousands into bomb shelters.

Dozens of Israelis have been injured. Homes a…

An Extraordinary Volunteer - An Inspiring Legacy

“You can’t imagine what it’s like to see thousands and thousands of Jewish people, with their Canadian and their Israeli flags, walk through this city, all for the people of the Jewish state. It fills my heart with such joy.”
- Sam Hershenhorn, 2016

Sam Hershenhorn was keenly devote…

Today's antisemitic attack in Halle, Germany

We are horrified by the brazen, antisemitic attack on a synagogue and a Turkish restaurant in Halle, Germany, on Yom Kippur. We are deeply saddened that two innocent people have been murdered and several others wounded. We pray for the victims and their families.

UJA Community Security has …

Thoughts for Yom Kippur


Sometimes a chance encounter with a stranger can offer a unique window not only into who we are, but also who we can be for others.

Last month, I was in Moscow for the first time for an intensive three days of meetings and briefings with Jewish community leaders from Russia and around the…