Pandemic Update: How UJA is Repositioning

This is a very bittersweet update to share.

Sweet, in that we have continued to make tremendous progress in meeting the growing needs of our community stemming from the pandemic. We’re appreciative and humbled that this wouldn’t be possible without our incredible donors, volunteers, and…

Cyber Security Update for Jewish Institutions in the GTA

As Jewish institutions continue to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, many community activities are now being conducted online. Unfortunately, the increased use of conferencing platforms like “Zoom” has resulted in a new opportunity to spread antisemitic hate through “Zoom-bombing.”

Appreciating What Matters Most: Thoughts for Passover




Of the many impacts of this terrible pandemic, perhaps one of the most unexpected is a renewed appreciation of all that we ordinarily take for granted.

For each of us, there are those things in our lives that we never thought much about before, but now recognize to be an…

Jewish Doctors Urge Community: Stay Home on Passover

This week, Kol HaCovid Toronto Jewish Community COVID-19 Task Force issued an urgent statement calling on community members to exercise strict physical distancing to protect lives during Passover.

Kol HaCovid, which consists of dozens of Toronto’s top Jewish medical professionals, warned…

Ontario’s Finance Minister Applauds UJA’s Volunteer Mobilization Effort

UJA’s advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), has been engaging governments to highlight the important work being undertaken by Jewish Federations and the agencies they support in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. In recently announcing financial measures to supp…