UJA’s LGBTQ+ Division

UJA’s vision is to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America, which is characterized, in part, by its diversity. As part of our efforts to expand UJA’s community engagement, the LGBTQ+ division was created with the goal of engaging LGBTQ+ community members and allies to work together to cultivate a meaningful connection to the Jewish community and UJA.

UJA aims to be an inclusive and diverse organization, with the commitment to creating a safe and inclusive space for people who identify as LGBTQ+, who are LGBTQ+ allies, and who want to network, advocate, strengthen our community and make an impact.

To learn more, contact Jodi Katzeff at jkatzeff@ujafed.org.

Jewish organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community:

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs https://www.cija.ca/lgbtq/


Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre – Downtown Toronto https://www.mnjcc.org/lgbtq


Jewish Family and Child Service – https://www.jfandcs.com/lgbtq


Machane Lev - A one-week Jewish overnight camp for LGBTQ+ children https://www.youngjudaea.ca/machane-lev


Keshet – Working toward full equality of all LGBTQ+ Jews and our families https://www.keshetonline.org/


Eshel – Creating a future for Orthodox LGBTQ+ individuals and their families https://www.eshelonline.org/


Jewish Addiction Community Services – JACS Toronto

Pride 2023 Events


June 3 – Congregation Shir Libeynu -Havdallah-

June 5 – LGBTQ+ at the J - Rainbow Babka (on zoom)

June 6 – TJFF and LGBTQ+ at the J - film screening

June 8 – Schwartz/Reisman JCC book talk event

June 9 – Holy Blossom – Shabbat Dinner for Pride

June 20 – UJA LGBTQ+ Event – Celebration of Intersectionality

June 16 – Community Pride Shabbat 2023

June 23 – DJC - Pride Kabbalat Shabbat


Pride Calendar


Pride Activities for kids

Arts and Crafts

Pride Flag Colouring Activity


How to be an Ally