Stories

Jewish high school funding initiative an early success

UJA Federation was honoured to secure visionary gifts from Edie Neuberger and Norm Jesin, and Irving and Toddy Granovsky and family, to benefit TanenbaumCHAT; gifts that came with the condition that tuition remains below $19,000 for five years. These generous donations are already having imp…

A Year of Questions

“Good morning Sir, can I please see your passport?”.

I can hardly believe that it was almost a year ago when I landed at Pearson Airport for the first time. It was around 6:00 a.m. and I was wearing my favourite t-shirt, my lucky underpants and a big smile. Carrying one giant suitcase i…

Community raises over $25K for PJ Library!

On June 20th, 249 community members came together to show their love and appreciation for PJ Library, donating over $25k! Thanks to an anonymous matching donor all donations up to $20K were doubled. Many PJ Library families donated citing their love for the program in their dedication. Check…

What creating connections to Israel look like

The Israel Engagement department's mandate is to create and maintain strong connections with Israel. One way is to bring Israel into schools and into the community in innovative ways. Here are some of the projects we are working on in making it happen:

Project Encounter

Project encounter a…

Filling a void and enriching family life

The early years of raising a family are important for Jewish engagement. The earliest moments of a child’s life, when parents are re-orienting themselves and their relationships, establishing their parenting styles and embracing a new realm of responsibility is the moment when they are als…