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Historic $20 million gift for new Koffler Centre of the Arts


Larry Tanenbaum and Gerry Schwartz, Co-chairs of the Tomorrow Campaign, recently announced an historic $20 million gift  for a newly designed contemporary arts centre- the Koffler Centre of the Arts at Sherman Campus on Bathurst Street, north of Sheppard Avenue in Toronto, a gift of Murray…

Eilat students get new dorm rooms with Canadian-Jewish funding

On Monday, May 12th, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Federation dedicated the first student dormitories on the campus of the Eilat branch of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The dorms were built at a cost of $4.5 million, including an initial $2.3 million grant from UJA Federation, whic…

Volunteer puts his life on hold for victims of Haiti earthquake

By Daniel Horowitz-- While billions of people around the world watched the horrific images of the January 12, 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, for some, watching was simply not good enough.

Eilat resident Roy Rosenfeld, a 31-year-old businessman and former paramedic with Magen David Adom …

Jewish Toronto fills Mel Lastman Square for Yom Ha'atzmaut festivities


Approximately 5,000 enthusiastic lovers of Israel filled Toronto’s Mel Lastman Square on Tuesday, April 20 to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's 62nd birthday.

Those on hand, many carrying Israeli flags, enjoyed great music, including a live concert featuring Jaffa Road -- 2010 Juno nominee…

Seymour Schulich donates $2 million for groundbreaking Israeli school techn

Project funded through UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Teachers and students in more than 400 Israeli classrooms will soon be thinking smart thanks to a visionary $2 million donation from Toronto philanthropist Seymour Schulich toward a futuristic education program in Israel. The exciting p…