Stories

A Special Update from Poland on the Ukraine Crisis

As you receive this note, we are aboard a plane on our way home to Toronto from Poland. For the past two days, we have been here as part of a Jewish Federations of North America leadership mission—meeting with Jewish refugees who have fled the war in Ukraine, as well as our partner organiz…

Israeli Schulich Leader Passionate about Tech-for-Good

It wasn’t necessarily Dese Bazonach’s strong math abilities that allowed him to enroll in an advanced math program at his local high school. During his entrance exam, Dese asked the supervising teacher about a question that he couldn’t quite figure out. The teacher saw that Dese was …

This Is Ours

As we prepare to begin celebrating Hanukkah on Sunday evening, I am reminded that this special festival holds an important lesson about the power of authenticity.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech once observed that the role of oil in the holidaythe miracle of oil in the Temple, oil candles, oil-ba…

Celebrating 10 Years of Schulich Leader Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships—the largest and most prestigious Canadian academic award for undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Funded by the Schulich Foundation and administered through UJA Federation, …