Stories

Discussing Jewish Heritage Month with Linda Frum

May is Jewish Heritage Month in Canada. It’s a month dedicated to celebrating Jewish accomplishments and honouring distinguished Canadian Jews who have impacted society at large. This celebratory month is relatively new, having been established in 2018. We spoke with the Honourable Linda F…

“Exercise Your Tzedakah Muscle”: Meet the Chairs of the Jewish Foundation

Mike Diamond and Jack Frieberg

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto is a “hidden jewel” in Toronto’s Jewish community. It was established in 1962 to enhance Jewish life, and to strengthen the community today and for generations to come. The Foundation’s experts in Jewish phila…

Reflections on Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha'atzmaut

“If you are reading these words, something probably happened to me,” wrote Elkana Vizel, a 35-year-old Israeli husband and father of four.

The letter, which Elkana wrote to his family in the event of his death, was released to the public after he fell in service to his country on Janu…

Open Your Home to a Young Israeli Leader

UJA ShinShinim is a program that supports mature, motivated 18-year-old post-high-school Israelis for a year of volunteering in Jewish Toronto (and around the globe). They volunteer to bring a piece of Israel into our community and participate in meaningful programs. While they’re here, th…