What’s your Favourite Image of #Strength in Toronto? Public Asked to Vote on People’s Choice Award for Photography Contest involving People Affected by Homelessness and Poverty

June 11, 2018 – Images of strength in Toronto have been photographed by  participants of MYTORONTO, a photography contest for people affected by homelessness and poverty.  Starting June 11 until June 18, the public is invited to vote on their favourite photos at  The winner of the online People’s Choice vote will receive $300 […]

New Ve’ahavta Boss Looks to Repair the World

Ron Csillag, The CJN, March 24, 2018 Cari Kozierok is fully aware of what’s involved in being the recently named executive director of Ve’ahavta: she has big shoes to fill. Appointed late last year following the interim leadership of Karen Goldenberg, Kozierok takes the reins from Avrum Rosensweig, a kind of larger-than-life figure in the […]

Hundreds of Jews Form ‘Rings of Peace’ at Toronto Mosques

  Paul Lungen, The CJN, Feb. 3 2017 About 300 members of the Jewish community held hands and circled Toronto’s Imdadul Islamic Centre during Friday prayers in a show of support and solidarity in the wake of the Quebec City mosque attack. Organized by Rabbi Yael Splansky, spiritual leader of Holy Blossom Temple and mobilized by […]


For Immediate Release  ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016, STANDWITHUS CANADA JOINED IsrACTION DAY, the worldwide effort to fight BDS, Buy Israeli Goods, and share with those less fortunate. This was the first year that StandWithUs Canada joined the StandWithUs international grassroots campaign that began three years ago, where people buy Israeli goods in local supermarkets and […]

Ve’ahavta Gala Marks 20 Years of Tikkun Olam

Shlomo Kapustin, The CJN, November 16 2016  Twenty years ago, Avrum Rosensweig launched a Toronto anomaly. From its first days, when it delivered vitamins to Guyana’s rainforest, Ve’ahavta has focused its charitable efforts on the non-Jewish world. While the group serves all comers, Rosensweig claims tradition as his touchstone and tikkun olam – literally, repairing […]