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Prestigious Schulich Scholarship Empowers Future Leaders

The Schulich Leader Scholarships – the largest and most prestigious Canadian academic award for students pursuing STEM undergraduate degrees – has reached a new milestone this year, by doubling the number of annual scholarships from 50 to 100.

The program is funded by the Schulich Foun…

UJA and CIJA Stand Against Anti-Black Racism

“Recent events in the United States are a stark reminder that we must remain steadfast in the fight against racism, even during a global pandemic,” said Adam Minsky, President and CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. “As Jews and as Canadians, we have a moral obligation to speak o…

Physically Distant but Never Disconnected: Thoughts for Shavuot

More than 2,000 years ago – long before universal education was a popular concept – the Jewish people established a national system of schools throughout the Land of Israel.

In 19th Century Russia, a time and place when Jews suffered terrible poverty and persecution, a Czarist official …

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.”