Stories

From Lone Immigrant to Top Nurse: How UJA Scholarships Changed Everything

Today, she is a top nurse at Wolfson Medical Centre in Bat Yam, one of UJA’s partner cities in Israel. She has a Master’s degree and a bright future ahead. But this wasn’t always the case for Atsede Aseffa—not until a UJA-funded program changed her life. When she first came to Israel…

Israeli Schulich Leader Follows Family Trade to Build Community

For many years, Gal Elfer—a 2017 Schulich Leader—thought he would take a different career path than his parents, with their deep interest in computers. But he fell in love with the family trade. Now, as a software engineer at Meta (formerly Facebook), he hopes to one day combine his pass…

Introducing Hatepedia and Canada’s Hate Symbols List

A new online resource to strengthen the fight against hate

TORONTO, ON – UJA’s Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre has launched Hatepedia.ca, an important new resource in Canadian efforts to combat antisemitism and all forms of hate.

“Countering the rise of online ha…

UJA Federation Welcomes Federal Investment in Toronto Holocaust Museum

Toronto, ON – The Government of Canada has announced a significant investment of more than $2.5 million in UJA Federation’s Toronto Holocaust Museum, a decision that was met with appreciation and applause from Toronto’s Jewish community.

“We are grateful for this exceptional investm…

Shavuot and the Ideas that Sustain Us

On Saturday night, Jews around the world will gather for the tradition of overnight learning that takes place on the first night of Shavuot, the festival where we celebrate the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people.

This special holiday reflects the centrality of the Torah to our collect…