MYTORONTO photo exhibition through the lens of Toronto’s homeless

By: Sonya Davidson October 10, 2018 People in our community who live below the poverty line want us to see life through their lens in the MYTORONTO photo exhibition opening October 11 at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street). 111 single use Fujifilm cameras were offered to Torontonians living on our streets this past May. Ninety-three of […]

Photography project highlights first-hand accounts of life on Toronto’s streets

By: Mike Visser and Audra Brown  Posted Oct 9, 2018 4:12 pm EST Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm EST It’s a photography project that tells the stories of people marginalized by homelessness and poverty – simply by putting a camera in their hands. Back in May, 111 single-use cameras were distributed to […]

Event will shine a light on youth mental health

By: Susan Minuk September 27, 2018   What parent hasn’t had their child wake up on a Monday morning and claim to be too sick to go to school, or call from a sleepover and ask to come home? It can be difficult for parents and professionals to determine whether kids are experiencing healthy childhood trepidations, […]

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 […]

Ve’ahavta Welcomes New Executive Director, Cari Kozierok

Toronto, Ontario (October 18, 2017) On behalf of Ve’ahavta’s Board of Directors, Board Chair Gary Samuel and Ve’ahavta Founder Avrum Rosensweig are pleased to announce Cari Kozierok as Ve’ahavta’s new Executive Director. “We are looking forward to working with Cari, who will bring her leadership experience in both the business and non-profit sectors and her […]

2,400 images. 100 cameras. Seeing Toronto through a different lens

Emily Mathieu, The Toronto Star Fri., Aug. 25, 2017 MYTORONTO photo project put disposable cameras in the hands of people who have experienced homelessness or are currently without housing and tasked them to take images of what inspires them. The top 13 will be in a calendar.    Far from the sidewalks, away from the street […]

2017 Words from the Street Writing Contest Winners

Ve’ahavta’s 2017 Words from the Street Writing Contest Celebrates 10 Winning Writers and Eight Honourable Mentions at this year’s Awards Ceremony on Sunday June 25 Ten writing contest winners and eight people whose writings received honourable mentions for showing great promise will be celebrated this Sunday June 25 from 2 to 4 pm at Ve’ahavta’s 16th […]

Leaving Director Role at Ve’ahavta, Feeling Lucky for Fulfilled Dreams

Avrum Rosensweig, The CJN, June 14 2017 My late zaide, Moishe Chaim Flicht, worked in a slipper factory for 40 years. He made splendid slippers, according to my late mother, but this very kind and gentle man’s career goal was always to be a cantor. He studied for a time under the great Moshe Koussevitzky […]

Ve’ahavta Announces Transition of Leadership

After 20 years of dedicated service, Avrum Rosensweig, Founder and CEO of Ve’ahavta, will be taking on a new role within the Jewish humanitarian organization.  He will be serving as Ambassador for Ve’ahavta and continue to support the organization’s Major Gift development activities.   “My passion has always been educating and engaging the Jewish community, […]