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Thank You: An Open Letter to Jewish Educators

Dear day school educators throughout the Greater Toronto Area,

As communal professionals, we know the value of Jewish education. Day schools change lives and shape communities. This simply would not be possible without our community’s extraordinary Jewish educators.
As parents of day scho…

COVID-19 Economic Relief Update for Jewish Non-Profits and Small Businesses

In light of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has announced it is proposing a temporary wage subsidy to small businesses and non-profits. We encourage all affected businesses and non-profits in our community to read this notice, and see the Government of …

Community Security Notice - COVID-19 Scam Warning

It never takes long for the unscrupulous to attempt to profit from crises. There are emerging reports of scams regarding COVID-19, including in the GTA.

These scams will evolve over time, but some of the scams that appear to currently be operating are:

  • People going door-to-door to sell C…

Community Update: UJA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our entire community, along with much of the world, has been impacted by the pandemic. Jewish day schools have cancelled in-person classes and shifted to online learning. Our JCCs have closed. Many synagogues have ended in-person services, particularly following the Ontario Chief Medical Off…

Important Community Update on COVID-19 Pandemic

An Important Community Update on COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier today, the Government of Ontario declared a state of emergency in the province. As a result of this declaration and its associated orders, core institutions (shuls, schools, daycares), businesses (e.g. kosher restaurants), and event…