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Chag Pesach Sameach from UJA


Passover is one of the world’s oldest and most enduring stories of hope and freedom. Every year, we gather at the Seder to recount the story of the Exodus, as an eternal reminder, from generation to generation, that freedom is something that we must work to safeguard. Passing on this le…

Message to Toronto's Jewish community from Israeli president Reuven Rivlin


On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, nearly 2,000 members of the Toronto Jewish community came from across the GTA to sing with Koolulam and Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, who was in Canada on an official state visit. Although President Rivlin had to return to Israel early to care for his wife,…

Supporting a new generation of nursing students in Bat Yam, Israel


Meet Valentina Alchimenko, one of the many students who have benefited from your generous donations to UJA. After fleeing war-torn Ukraine, Valentina arrived in Bat Yam, Israel – a UJA partner community. Thanks to a UJA-funded scholarship, she is now studying to become a nurse and help …

Sderot parties for Purim!


Check out some highlights from the Purim festivities in Sderot, one of UJA’s partner cities in Israel. Located less than a mile from the Gaza Strip, Sderot is a frequent target of rocket attacks. Although on constant alert, Sderot is a courageous and resilient community. We are so happy…