UJA: MAKING JEWISH TORONTO HAPPEN

UJA ENABLES THE JEWS OF TORONTO TO PLAY A LEADING ROLE IN THE JEWISH WORLD

We are a strong community, a vital community, and a growing community. As such, we are in a unique position to help solve the issues facing our people, wherever they are around the world. For the last 100 years, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has been the nucleus of our great community. UJA has coordinated our efforts, amplified our impact on the Jewish issues that matter most, helped us to fulfill our global Jewish responsibilities, and bear influence far beyond our community’s size.

UJA: MAKING IT HAPPEN

UJA IS THE ONE ORGANIZATION THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON THE BIG ISSUES FACING THE JEWISH PEOPLE LOCALLY AND AROUND THE WORLD

Jewish issues transcend geography. One moment, our most urgent concern may be terrorism in Israel. Another time, it may be poverty-stricken Holocaust survivors in Toronto. The next, it may be the Jews of Ukraine suffering from war. Jews are a global people with needs of varying urgency at varying times.

UJA has its finger on the pulse of the entire Jewish world, and an eye toward the myriad needs of the global Jewish Nation. We bring this broad perspective, and a consciousness that we are part of something bigger, to everything we do.

Advocating on behalf of Israel, the Jewish people, and Canadian values

Strategically improving Jewish education

Inspiring the next generation

Forging strong connections with Israel

Caring for the vulnerable

Galvanizing community unity

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MAKING COLLABORATION HAPPEN

UJA BRINGS THE BEST BRAINS TOGETHER TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE, LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS

We draw on a wide range of expert partners across sectors including agencies and lay people, to determine and execute holistic, collective impact solutions to the challenges facing our people.

Take 77-year-old Holocaust survivor, Sam. When he was found sleeping in his car in the parking lot of the Bernard Betel Centre, the Centre kicked the entire community into action to help him.

How UJA Helped Sam

JF+CS

Temporary housing, social programs, benefits, applications

Kehilla Residential Program

Permanent housing, rental assistance

Bernard Betel Centre

Crisis intervention, case management, medication and meals

JRCC Furniture Bank

Furniture

Higher Quality of Life

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MAKING FINANCIAL LEVERAGE HAPPEN

For every $1 you give to UJA, UJA attracts an additional 59¢ that goes to helping more people.

UJA brings people together to give together, in order to help more people. Your gift doesn’t stand alone. It gains significant financial leverage thanks to matching funds from UJA’s roster of partner philanthropists, foundations and government organizations.

For example, an $1,800 gift generates an additional $1,137 in matching funds, enabling UJA to do much more good and help many more people.

True donations are divided and allocated to several different strategic priorities. For the purposes of illustrating the power of UJA’s leverage, each allocation category in the chart above utilizes the full donation amount.

Israel Experience Trips
WITHOUT UJA LEVERAGE ($1,800)
WITH UJA LEVERAGE ($2, 937.21)
PJ Library Book Subscriptions
36
58
Services for Holocaust Survivors (Hot Meals, Rides & Home care)
36
58
Jewish Camp Subsidies
Total
73
118

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MAKING JEWISH COMMUNITY HAPPEN

UJA BRINGS US ALL TOGETHER.

UJA has a unique role. In times of universal celebration or crisis, UJA is the only organization that has the ability to bring together every Jew, regardless of religious, political, or other affiliation. For example:

UJA brings together 20,000 people every year to Walk with Israel, the biggest display of support for Israel in Canada and the second biggest in the world.

UJA unites more than 1,500 volunteers from all walks of Jewish life to help solve the biggest issues facing our community.

UJA rallied 12,000 community members to urge their local MPPs to support a motion denouncing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) at Queen's Park.

MAKE IT HAPPEN