Our community can take great pride in the way we collectively responded to the pandemic. In many ways, the actions of our volunteers, donors, and community workers led the Jewish world at a time of great disruption and uncertainty. The many impacts of the pandemic and the ensuing rise of antisemitism also offer a moment for important reflection on the type of community we hope to become in the years ahead.
Our current opportunity is to ensure future generations will continue to enjoy a thriving community precisely because we chose to take bold steps in this unique window of time. In advancing the key priorities outlined in this strategic plan, we will build a community defined by a culture of empowerment and dedicated to unlocking the potential of every one of its members.
In such a community, every Jew struggling with hardship is empowered to live well and participate in Jewish life.
Every Jew seeking to grow in their identity is empowered to overcome financial and other barriers to a meaningful Jewish journey.
Every Jew is empowered to play a meaningful role in ensuring Canada remains a secure home for our community, and a country in which Jews remain leading voices in society.
Every Jew is shaped by a deep sense of connection to Israel and Jews globally, and in turn is empowered to contribute to the well-being of fellow Jews worldwide.
Every Jew is invited and empowered to contribute their time and unique talents to make our community a better home for all.
In so doing, we will help ensure that Jewish Toronto continues to grow as a strongly identifying, knowledgeable, caring, active, and secure community. Such a community will remain a leader and model for the Diaspora, while contributing to our city, province, and country through action shaped by Jewish and Canadian values.