‘No surprise,’ says outreach organization, as number of encampments in Toronto doubles since last spring (CP24)

This all comes as no surprise to Cari Kozierok, the executive director of Ve’ahavta, a local organization that supports people marginalized by poverty and hardship. For almost 30 years, volunteers from the non-profit organization in two vans filled with food and supplies have done nightly outreach in the downtown core and in Scarborough and North […]

Ve’ahavta’s 4th annual Coldest Night of the Year walk was our most successful ever! (CBC News)

In Toronto, Jewish community group, Ve’ahavta, held it’s fourth annual Coldest Night of the Year event, last night. Fast forward to our feature: 0:07

Ve’ahavta’s coldest night of the year helps people facing homelessness (CTV News)

Braving the cold for a good cause, dozens of people took to the streets in the city tonight. Walking to raise awareness and funding, to tackle homelessness in our region. Fast forward to our feature: 0:27

CN Tower Illuminated in Ve’ahavta’s Colors: A Beacon of Hope on World Homelessness Day (Global News – The Wolf on Bay Street)

Mark World Homeless Day in Toronto with Ve’ahavta. Fast forward to our feature: Real Estate Update and How The Market Is Doing – 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 […]

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 […]

Digital Inclusion More Urgent Than Ever

New Ve’ahavta report reveals the unignorable impacts of the digital divide.  April 7, 2021 (Toronto, ON): Internet access and digital literacy have become critical necessities in order to fully participate in nearly every aspect of modern society. Evaluation of Impacts of Digital Access and Literacy, commissioned by Ve’ahavta, reveals the stark digital divide experienced by the GTA’s most […]

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 […]

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