Stories

Building Community in Simcoe County

There is a growing hub of Jewish life just north of the Greater Toronto Area. 

The Jewish community of Simcoe County is scattered in pockets across the sprawling region, congregating around Innisfil, Orillia, Barrie, and other towns. The population is varied: Jewish couples who have retire…

Reflections from Adam Minsky, President & CEO

One of the most brilliant qualities of the Jewish calendar is its ability to disrupt our lives for the good.

The holidays have this way of causing us to pause and focus on what really matters, regardless of how we may feel or what may be happening in our lives. While we can always count on …

INSIDE UJA: Women’s Philanthropy Chair on the Power of a Woman’s Gift

In conversation with Sara Gottlieb

On Monday, September 12, UJA launched its 2022 Annual Campaign under the leadership of Campaign Co-Chairs Angela Feldman and Richard Diamond, as well as Women’s Philanthropy Chair Sara Gottlieb. Sara sat down with UJA’s Brendan Steven for an interview …

Canada’s Jewish Community Mourns the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Ottawa, ON – UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and Canada’s Jewish Federations were deeply saddened to hear the news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away.

For seven decades, the Queen has served as head of state of Canada …

Meet UJA’s Vice President of Community Mobilization and Volunteerism

Having worked throughout the Toronto Jewish community for nearly two decades, Ryla Braemer has a unique perspective that she brings to her current role as Vice President of Community Mobilization and Volunteerism at UJA. Ryla chatted with UJA’s Rebecca Ostroff about what her team has been …