Stories

Connecting to Israel and Sharing the Love

UJA wanted to know if the ShinShinim - post-high school emissaries from Israel who volunteer in our community for one year – make a positive impact on the families who sign on to host these energetic young Israelis.

So we conducted a survey in June 2019 and the answer, in a word, is a res…

I don’t want to leave! Can I stay here forever?

Summer camp season is off to a great start with a growing number of families participating in UJA’s Weekender and PJ Goes to Camp programs. These brief tastes of summer camp are a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to enjoy the camping experience while deciding if overnight cam…

An update on UJA Federation’s role in community safety

By Ryan Clow, Director, Community Security, UJA Federation* (bio below)

Over the past couple of months, UJA Federation’s newly formed security team has been meeting leaders of as many community institutions – schools, synagogues, and organizations  – as possible, in an effort to e…

Charity Golf Classic Honours Belief “No Child Should be Left Behind.”

For the past 20 years the Links for Learning Golf Classic has raised money to support students with special needs such as dyslexia, ADHD and hearing loss, among other challenges, in the Jewish day school system.

The golf tournament has raised over $4 million in the past 19 years to help mor…

Remembering Mel Finkelstein z”l

A towering figure in Toronto’s Jewish education system

Last month, the Toronto Jewish Community lost an outstanding leader and remarkable human being. Mel Finkelstein was a former Chair of the Board of Jewish Education, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and was a devoted and passionate ch…