UJA strives to build a community in which no Jewish child or teen is denied access to meaningful Jewish experiences due to a lack of affordability.

UJA Federation's Affiliated Jewish Day Schools

Across the GTA, 16 Jewish day schools are currently affiliated with UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. The schools span the religious, pedagogical, and cultural spectrum of our community.

For 100 years, Jewish day schools have played a key role in shaping our community. Research has proven that Jewish day school graduates are more likely to:

  • lead engaged Jewish lives;

  • have strong connections to Israel; and

  • take on leadership roles within the Jewish community.

Our Day School Initiatives

Financial Assistance Programs

UJA passionately believes that every community member who wants to grow in their Jewish knowledge should have the opportunity to do so. This is why we work to remove financial barriers to meaningful Jewish experiences, including Jewish day school.

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A strong and diverse Jewish day school system enriches our community in countless ways. This is why UJA is committed to investing in Day School Scholarships, in concert with our partner schools, to ensure that children and teens throughout our community have an opportunity to experience a meaningful, high-quality Jewish education.

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UJA’s partner Jewish Free Loan Toronto offers interest-free loans to Jewish day school families through a minimal application process. No guarantor/interview required.

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Interschool Programming

Over 50 years ago, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto became one of the first Federations to invest in ensuring the quality, accessibility, and sustainability of Jewish day schools. This investment has paid off, as Toronto’s Jewish community has one of the strongest, most robust, diverse, and unified Jewish day school systems in the world.

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The study of the Tanach increases our students’ connection with the Jewish people, their love of the Land of Israel, and their love of Torah. What better way to encourage students to study and learn the Tanach than by involving them in the Bible Contest.

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UJA’s Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education coordinates Zimriyah, the annual Toronto Jewish schools’ choral festival. Zimriyah brings together over 500 students representing the GTA’s Jewish day schools and part-time education programs.

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More information on the 2022/2023 Creative Writing Contest to come!


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