Why support UJA?


There is one thing we all hold in common: our community – Jewish Toronto - and our connection to Israel and the Jewish People. Through UJA, we all benefit from living in one of the greatest Jewish communities in the world. 


A gift to UJA connects us with our Jewish values and to each other, so that we can create a compelling and caring community for today, while ensuring  that Jewish Toronto continues to build for a better tomorrow.


UJA is the primary choice for Jewish giving. Through the power of community and collective responsibility, we do more together with one gift than any person could do alone.


  • UJA is unique. It is the only organization in Jewish Toronto which focuses on the entire community. 

  • UJA is the most powerful means to dynamically respond to crises and carry out breakthrough solutions that change the Jewish world. 

  • UJA is efficient and multiplies the effect of donor dollars by attracting funds from other sources which match, or go beyond those invested through UJA.


Together, through the UJA Annual Campaign and over 100 agencies and schools we…




CARE for the vulnerable


UJA funds the most powerful and comprehensive organizations for vulnerable Jews in Toronto, Israel and around the world. We change the lives of those who are poor, unemployed, elderly, abused, immigrants in need, and many others. Together, we offer a hand up to transform their quality of life and, where possible, lift them to a position of self-sufficiency.




BUILD Jewish identity and education


UJA has developed the Diaspora’s strongest Jewish education and identity strengthening programs and initiatives. Jewish Toronto has the most comprehensive educational network comprised of Jewish day and supplementary schools. We lead with the largest Birthright Israel contingent, per capita, in the world, the largest March of the Living delegation outside of Israel, diverse Jewish summer camps and youth groups, Hillel on university campuses, PJ Library and an array of other cultural programs with impact.




We STAND with Israel and the Jewish world


UJA is Jewish Toronto’s most important partner with the people of Israel. We have brought over three million Jews to Israel over the past 63 years, ensuring their successful integration. Through innovation we transform the lives of disadvantaged youth and entire populations living in Israel’s peripheral communities.


UJA is the Global 911 for Jews in Israel, the former Soviet Union and around the world. We mobilize resources needed for relief in times of conflict or war in Israel and worldwide. We also feed and provide other necessities of life to 168,000 Jewish elderly living in poverty in the former Soviet Union, many of them Holocaust survivors .




We LEAD Jewish and Israel advocacy


UJA has developed the single most effective Jewish and Israel advocacy organization in the country, at the federal, provincial and local levels. We ensure that Jewish Toronto has a voice and is respected by decision makers, inside and outside of government. Whether it’s Canada’s relationship with Israel on Parliament Hill, the seniors’ agenda at Queen’s Park, or anti-Israel activities on campus, we take action.