HiFi Radio on AM640 – The Wolf on Bay Street (Global News)

Mark World Homeless Day in Toronto with Ve’ahavta. Fast forward to our feature: 24:36-35:55

Helping Refugees, Together Faith-based organizations in Toronto come together to help the city’s asylum-seekers (The Jewish Standard)

There is a refugee crisis in Toronto. There are currently an estimated 2,900 refugees and asylum-seeker claimants in Toronto’s shelter system – a growth of 500 percent in the last 20 months. The issue captured attention when dozens of refugees were found sleeping on the streets in downtown Toronto, nearby the over-capacity shelters. The Jewish […]

Jewish group Ve’ahavta helps support refugees housed in North York churches (

It was Sunday, July 16, when Pastor Judith James received a video of the crisis at 129 Peter St. in downtown Toronto: hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers were sleeping on the street, outside the city’s referral centre for emergency accommodation. The next morning she was on the phone, committed to bringing them into her […]

Jewish groups like Ve’ahavta have been helping African asylum seekers stranded in Toronto (TheCJN)

In the cozy confines of a small church auditorium, white sheets divide the space into makeshift dorms for men and the women with cots set up on either side. Tables and chairs are crowded together, while a space to serve meals has been set up against the side wall. For the last four weeks, this […]

I’ve worked hard my whole life and I can’t afford food (Maclean’s)

In 1975, at the age of 21, I moved from California to North York. My parents had grown up in Toronto and wanted me to experience the city too. I took some advertising and business courses at Seneca College, but never graduated with a degree or diploma. I had a few jobs over the years, […]

United Bakers Dairy restaurant and Ve’ahavta partner to feed Toronto’s Homeless (The Jewish Standard)

Note page 21 – Over 100 people recently tuned in on Zoom to Cooking for a Cause at Ve’ahavta, a charity dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency among those facing poverty and homelessness. The live cooking workshop was led by United Bakers’ Ruthie and Nathan Ladovsky with kitchen interns at Ve’ahavta’s commercial kitchen. They shared their restaurant’s […]

Coldest Night of the Year Feb 25 walk (blogTO)

Want to make a BIG IMPACT on the lives of people facing hurt, hunger, and homelessness? Come out and join Ve’ahavta on February 25 @7 pm at Beth Tzedec Synagogue for the Coldest Night of the Year, a cross-Canada, family-friendly night walk to raise money for local charities like ours, that are dedicated to serving […]

Forest Hill fundraising walk is one of many ways non-profit group Ve’ahavta is fighting homelessnesss (Streeter)

Formerly homeless herself, Carolyne Masinde will be joining the Forest Hill contingent for The Coldest Night of the Year walk on Feb. 25, a Canada-wide fundraising event on behalf of those without homes. Masinde, a refugee from Uganda, landed in a shelter soon after arriving in Canada, where she didn’t know anyone. Though she was […]

An act of violence led this Toronto chef to want to feed the city this Valentine’s Day (The Star)

The idea to give out free soup and bagels to thousands of Torontonians on Valentine’s Day came to Marty Galin after he experienced two of the darkest days of his life. First, last spring, the comedian and former co-host of radio’s “Marty & Avrum: The Food Guys” was on his mobility scooter when he was […]

400 People Help Toronto Homeless (Foundation Magazine)

The results of the 4th Annual Ve’ahavta Project will have a tangible impact on people’s lives. Over three hours, volunteers made 225 blankets, baked 450 cookies, and packed 300 harm reduction kits, all of which will be distributed on the organization’s two outreach vans, which operate 7 nights a week, delivering hot meals, donated clothing, […]

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