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, […]

Creative Writing Contest 2017 Judges

Toronto, ONTARIO (May 4, 2017) Ve’ahavta, a Jewish charitable social service organization, would like to thank the people who contributed their time to serve as judges for the 16th Annual Words from the Street Creative Writing Contest.  “The 115 submissions we received this year are incredibly powerful, reflecting the richness, heart and complexity of our city. They are […]

History Has Its Eyes On Us: Five Ways Jews Can Counter Today’s Injustice

Danny Richmond, The CJN, Feb. 23 2017 Jewish people are deeply connected to and shaped by history. Our calendars are rooted in a cycle of questions and explorations of how the lessons of years past are alive today. I grew up in our community learning about historical moments when we were collectively or individually called […]

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 […]

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