Community gets a taste of the future at Lebovic Community Campus


Close to 1,500 residents of Vaughan got a true taste of the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus on Thursday, August 26, and the menu for the evening included something for everyone.

Sponsored and organized by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, the event was created to demonstrate to the community north of Steeles Avenue just what life will be like for them once the second phase of the new campus – an initiative of UJA Federation’s Tomorrow Campaign – opens in 2012.

The event, which included a free community barbecue, face-painting, PJ Library story readings, prize giveaways, music and much more, was such a success, UJA plans on making it an annual event.

Community agencies were also represented including Jewish Family and Child, JIAS, Reena, Kehila, The Schwartz/Riesman Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital and others. This gave community members an opportunity to ask questions and talk to representatives of organizations that will eventually be up at the campus.

“It was just an incredibly good time for all, and I was there with my four kids, ranging from 15 to 23,” said Richmond Hill’s Debbie Starr. “And seeing exactly what’s in store for us all once the Lebovic Campus is complete was really encouraging. We love living here, and life’s going to get even better once we have access to all the new services and agencies that will be on the campus.”

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