WE BUILD JEWISH EDUCATION


In an environment where being Jewish is a choice, inspiring young generations to embrace Jewish life is one of UJA’s priorities. That is why UJA Federation places a strong emphasis on investing in Jewish education and a vast array of identity programs.

Toronto is home to one of the world’s strongest and most diverse Jewish day school systems. These schools and their graduates have strengthened every facet of our community from Hillel on campus to synagogues to Federation and communal leadership. In the past 50 years, the Toronto Jewish community has witnessed dynamic growth and transformation—with many schools dedicated to providing children of all religious affiliations and backgrounds a vibrant Jewish learning experience.

Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education

UJA Federation's educational pillar, The Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education is dedicated to strengthening, enriching and promoting the quality of Jewish education in our schools. The Koschitzky Centre serves more than 70 day schools and supplementary programs, 1,500 educators and 16,000 students across the GTA. Together we strengthen the Jewish Community and ensure its continuity by providing leadership and supporting a sustainable system of quality Jewish programs.

PJ LIBRARY

An award-winning, international initiative, PJ Library increases Jewish engagement in young families with children ages 6 months to 8 years. Each month families are mailed Jewish-themed children’s books, free of charge. PJ Library reaches close to 5,700 families in the GTA and has become a feeder into Jewish daycares, day schools and other educational and identity-building programs.

WOW!

The WOW! project is a community initiative to provide Jewish supplementary education to children who do not attend a Jewish day school. The project aims to increase participation by enhancing current after school activities as well as expanding the range of available program options.

THE SARAH & CHAIM NEUBERGER HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTRE

Each year, the Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre engages over 50,000 students, educators and community members from the GTA and surrounding areas through a vast array of dynamic professional programs, events and services, to foster an understanding of the Nazi aggression during the Second World War and its horrific consequences.

UJA ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

UJA Federation invests in Hillel Ontario, as well as Jewish student life on university campuses across Ontario. Hillel strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. Through promoting Jewish identity, cultivating student leadership and embracing religious and political diversity in an inclusive environment, Hillel Ontario enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel Ontario is now the largest regional Hillel system worldwide with staff at nine universities serving a combined Jewish student population of over 13,000.

AFFILIATED SCHOOLS

  • DAY SCHOOLS

    • Associated Hebrew Schools

    • Bais Chaya Mushka

    • Bialik Hebrew Day School

    • Eitz Chaim Schools

    • Montessori Jewish Day School

    • Netivot HaTorah Day School

    • Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School

    • Robbins Hebrew Academy

    • The Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet Sephardic School

    • The Leo Baeck Day School

    • The Toronto Heschel School

  • HIGH SCHOOLS

    • Beth Jacob High School for Girls

    • TanenbaumCHAT

    • Tiferes Bais Yaakov

    • Ulpanat Orot Girls’ School (B’nei Akiva)

    • Yeshiva Darchei Torah

    • Yeshivat Or Chaim (B’nei Akiva)

  • SUPPLEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    • Adath Israel Congregational School

    • Ahavat Yisrael Hebrew School

    • Beit Rayim Hebrew School

    • Bet Sefer Solel

    • Beth Radom Congregation Hebrew School

    • Beth Sholom Hebrew School

    • Beth Torah Hebrew School

    • Beth Tzedec Congregational School

    • CCCS Congregational High School / Adath Israel

    • Chabad Hebrew School

    • Chabad Romano Centre

    • City Shul Nightingale School and Youth Group

    • Danforth Jewish Circle

    • Darchei Noam Hebrew School

    • Downtown Jewish Community School

    • ED Toronto UMCA Richtree Academy

    • Holy Blossom Temple Religious School

    • Jewish Heritage School at Beth Habonim

    • J.Roots Supplementary Jewish School

    • Kachol-Lavan - The Centre for Hebrew & Israel Studies

    • Kol Ami Religious School

    • Morris Winchevsky School

    • Neshamah Congregation Religious School

    • Oraynu Children’s School

    • Or Hadash Religious School

    • Shaarei-Beth El Religious School

    • Temple Har Zion Religious School

    • Temple Sinai Religious School

    • The Centre for Jewish Living and Learning @ Temple Emanu-EL

    • Torah 4 Teens

    • Torah High

  • UJA AFFILIATED CAMPS

    • Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa

    • Camp Gan Israel Toronto

    • Camp Gesher

    • Camp Kadimah in Halifax

    • Camp Kinneret-Biluim

    • Camp Massad (Montreal)

    • Camp Moshava Ennismore

    • Camp Northland

    • Camp Ramah in Canada

    • Camp Shalom

    • Camp Shomria

    • Camp Solelim

    • J.Academy Camp

    • URJ Camp George

    • Moshava Ba’ir Toronto

    • The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp

With the widespread affordability challenges, more families struggle to give their children an excellent Jewish Day School education. UJA and the schools are committed to ensuring the affordability and sustainability of Jewish day school education.


Students

served across Ontario university campuses by Hillel Ontario

PJ Library Families

in the GTA that receive Jewish-themed children's books

Students, Educators, and Community Members

engaged in programming each year at the Sarah & Haim Neuberger Holocause Education Centre

MAKE IT HAPPEN