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What we do

UJA has an impact on all the big issues facing the Jewish people

Fighting Jewish Poverty and

Improving Wellbeing for our Community

 

As a community, we are defined by our generosity and compassion for the most vulnerable among us. UJA Federation addresses this priority through collaborative efforts with multiple social service agencies, to ensure the most financially disadvantaged members of our community can access the help they need to live with hope, meaning and dignity.

Fortifying Jewish Education and Preserving Jewish Identity

 

Our investment in both formal and informal Jewish education ensures Toronto is home to one of the world’s strongest and most diverse Jewish day school systems and a wide array of Jewish identity programs designed to provide high-impact Jewish experiences and foster lifelong Jewish journeys.

Strengthening Connections to Israel and Empowering Global Jewish Communities in Need

 

Nowhere is the concept of Jewish unity and mutual responsibility felt more strongly than in the relationship between UJA Federation and Jewish communities in Israel and around the world. We support Israel and Jewish communities globally through our work with our valued partners, including the JAFI and the American JDC, as well as the CIJA, which advocates for Israel and Canadian Jewry.



How we do it

Annual Campaign

 

A gift to United Jewish Appeal's Annual Campaign provides unrestricted funds to meet urgent, ongoing humanitarian and social service needs of Jews everywhere, to encourage and support Jewish educationJewish community and to strengthen the quality of Jewish life here and in Israel. Learn more

Tomorrow Campaign

 

UJA Federation’s Tomorrow Campaign is the largest Capital Campaign of its kind ever undertaken by a Jewish community in North America. The Campaign includes the Honey & Barry Community Park. Learn More

Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto

 

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto is a community foundation that makes charitable giving easy and rewarding so that individuals and families can fulfill their personal philanthropic goals and translate their charitable vision into viable solutions to some of the community’s most pressing needs. Learn more



Why UJA Today?

We are
BIG.
Unabashadly

 

Jewish Poverty. A crisis of affordability in the Jewish day-school system. Hatred and anti-semitism. A growing chasm between Israel and the Diaspora. Big issues demand big solutions. Our size is our strongest asset. We stand at the core of a network of more than 100 partner agencies, which means we have hundreds of experts who can collaborate and innovate to find the best solutions to tackle every challenge. And we can be a loud voice in the halls of power, advocating for Jewish life and for Israel.

We bring the
community
together

 

In times of crisis. When hatred and murder struck in Pittsburgh, UJA mobilized more than 5,000 Torontonians of all faiths and political backgrounds. Together, we all took an emotional and powerful stand against antisemitism.

In times of celebration. When every year, more than 20,000 members of the community Walk with Israel, in a breathtaking display of unity and pride for Jewish life and for our spiritual homeland.

We make
your dollars
go further

 

For every $1 you give to UJA, we attract an additional 46¢. We have the gravitas to partner with governments, philanthropists, and corporate sponsors to leverage significant financial investments, allowing us to stretch your dollars further and be as efficient as we are effective in helping people.

 

Get involved

See how you can help fulfill our mission. Help make UJA’s great work happen.

Your most valuable gift is your time! Offer a helping hand to one of our partner agencies, or help with fundraising.

Attend great events, take on a leadership role, and help shape the future of our community.

Take the journey of a lifetime and travel to Israel on one of UJA’s organized trips.

Learn all about the many wonderful things we do and meet many of the people we help.

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