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United Jewish Appeal Launches Annual Campaign


Campaign seeks to raise funds to fortify next generation’s Jewish identity

By Daniel Horowitz--Fittingly enough, just hours after Toronto Mayor David Miller officially declared it “United Jewish Appeal Week” in the City of Toronto, and Vaughan Mayor Linda Jackson made the same declarati…

Jewish Foundation's B'nai Tzedek program creates special memories for Bat Y


Last summer Toronto’s Flatt family journeyed to Israel in celebration of their son Noah’s bar mitzvah, including a special visit to Bat Yam, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s newest partnership community, focusing on the absorption and integration of Ethiopian immigrants.

Besides vis…

Community leader, pioneer, Wilfred Posluns z"l helped shape Jewish Toronto


Rarely, if ever, does a surname become synonymous with community, but in the case of Wilfred (Wilf) Posluns z”l, who passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2010,  that’s precisely the case.

A past chair of UJA Federation, a past two-time chair of the annual United Jewish Appeal Campaign, and …

World ORT spearheads $25 million Smart Class surge in Israel


World ORT is spearheading the introduction of interactive educational technology in Israel’s under-resourced southern communities thanks to a $2.2 million donation by Canadian philanthropist Seymour Schulich – his second investment in the programme in just four months.

Mr Schulich’s ini…

Birthright Israel No Limits trip gives disabled full access to the Jewish s


By Daniel Horowitz—For Toronto’s Jessica Silver, visiting Israel had long been a dream.

The 21-year-old had watched as many friends set out to enjoy the Jewish state over the years; even her own sister Joanne participated in Birthright Israel six years ago. But, for Jessica, who has spen…