Stories

Do your teens need volunteer hours?

This past year, 80 Jewish teens from across the GTA participated in The Jewish Teen Board of Greater Toronto (JTB).  Throughout the year-long program, the teens developed incredible leadership skills, learned practical applications of Jewish values and GAINED 40 VOLUNTEER HOURS! 

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Jewish Free Loan Toronto provides interest-free loans to Jews in need

UJA is committed to alleviating the effects of poverty by partnering with organizations like Jewish Free Loan Toronto (JFLT), which offers interest-free loans to Jews in need throughout the GTA and Ontario. JFLT has issued over 700 interest- free loans, totaling more than $2,600,000. This vi…

Sderot under attack

Sderot is a small, growing city in the southern district of Israel; it is less than 1 km from Gaza. For the past 13 years, the 25,000 residents of Sderot have suffered considerably living with thousands of rocket attacks. This past weekend, the community was again under almost constant roc…

Fighting poverty in the Toronto Jewish community

This July, UJA Federation is reaffirming its commitment to alleviate the effects of poverty in the Toronto Jewish community. Close to 25,000 Jews in Toronto currently live in abject poverty. Some of the most vulnerable within this group are Holocaust survivors. With skyrocketing costs of liv…

Ontario Jewish Archives: Growing interest in Jewish heritage

Archives are vibrant, buzzing, and fascinating! As the largest collection of Jewish Heritage in Canada, the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, has seen considerable growth in the number of research requests it handles. The OJA serves a vibrant array of curious mind…