Mobile Jewish Response to the Homeless and Cold Weather Response (CTV)

It’s been a COOOOLD winter! Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Jewish Response to the Homeless was in full force bringing relief and support to those living on the streets of Toronto. Check out this recent CTV News feature clip.

Stars aplenty attend Ve’ahavta’s Chai Anniversary Fundraiser (The Canadian Jewish News)

TORONTO — The stars shone Sunday night at Toronto’s Koerner Hall, where Ve’ahavta’s volunteers and clients paid tribute to the organization at its Tikun Olam Awards Ceremony and fundraising gala. Starry Nights, was indeed a star-studded affair attended by more than 500 supporters to mark Ve’ahavta’s 18th year of providing relief to hunger, homelessness and […]

Starry Nights 2014 (City News)

Starry Nights 2014 (CTV)

John Tory at Starry Nights 2014 (CP24)

Words from the Street lets the downtrodden tell their stories (Toronto Star)

Sex-trade worker’s experiences spur winning entry in Words from the Street, revealed Sunday in Regent Park. By: Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew Business Reporter, Published on Sun Sep 21 2014 Jillann Mignon always knew she had a voice. She just didn’t know if anybody wanted to hear what she had to say. After spending 11 years as […]

Ve’ahavta Skills Academy Helps Homeless, Marginalized At College (

Posted on July 3, 2014 By Kim Hughes | The transformative power of education has inspired many great quotes from many great minds. Don’t be surprised when Theresa Schrader – and other previously marginalized people from Toronto – one day add their own heartfelt aphorisms to that list. Schrader is the program coordinator with the […]

Ve’ahavta drive aims to move Jews to help others (The Canadian Jewish News)

Ruth Schweitzer, Special to The CJN, Monday, May 26, 2014 Ve’ahavta is hoping its new $1.5-million fundraising campaign, It Is A Jewish Cause, will stimulate discussion about what responsibility Jews have for communities outside their own. The money raised by the campaign, which runs until Dec. 31, will be earmarked for four Ve’ahavta programs: its […]

Can you live below the poverty line? (The Canadian Jewish News)

Jordan Adler, Special to The CJN, Monday, May 5, 2014 TORONTO — Close to 10 per cent of Canadian households live below the international extreme poverty line of $1.75 a day, according to some Children’s Aid Society statistics. For five days, staff from Ve’ahavta, the humanitarian and relief organization, took up the challenge of trying […]

Initiatives bring Jews, First Nations closer together (The Canadian Jewish News)

Paul Lungen, Staff Reporter, Monday, March 24, 2014 More than 100 years ago, Winnipeg businessman Harry Henteleff used to make it a practice to get out of town and do some hunting and fishing in the dense forests and pristine lakes that were plentiful on the Manitoba-Ontario border. Henteleff was usually accompanied by guides from […]

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