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A Headlight Unto the Nations

By Avrum Rosensweig– August 27, 2019 (Wikimedia Commons/Ed Yourdon/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en) In the old days of Jewish Toronto, the highest profile vehicle in the community was the Stroli’s delivery van. If it stopped in front of your house, you knew that your meat had arrived and the delivery man might engage you in a conversation in Yiddish, […]

Ve’ahavta’s Outreach Worker Andre Hermanstyne Interviewed on CBC Radio

Listen below to our Outreach Worker Andre Hermanstyne interviewed on CBC Radio’s Here and Now to talk about what happens to people on the street during extreme weather and the services Ve’ahavta provides to these individuals at these times.

‘Warm feet equal warm hearts’: 10-year-old girls gather socks for the homeless

Dario Balca, CTV Toronto, Tuesday, December 1, 2015  Have you ever thrown out an odd sock because you could never find its partner? Two 10-year-old girls from Toronto have turned this common problem into a donation campaign aimed at making sure more people have warm feet this winter. The project, called “Odd Sox,” asks people to […]

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.

Panhandling: to give or not to give?

Friday, March 28, 2014 For many of us, panhandlers provide a daily prick to the conscience. Can you spare some change? I’m hungry. Money for food please? What to do? There are so many options. Feel guilty. Resentful. Or both. Say you’re sorry and rush on. Flash a smile. Duck your head. Think, “There but for […]

Toronto weather: Outreach worker brings warmth to homeless on frigid night (Toronto Star)

As the city shivered, Lauren Gostick was driving the streets in a van handing out coffee and clothes and helping the homeless to shelter. Published on Wed, Jan. 08, 2014 By: Tim Alamenciak News reporter Lauren Gostick stands at the back of a black mini-­van on Peter St., taking coffee orders and passing out warm […]

Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Jewish Response to the Homeless and Cold Weather Response (CBC News Now )