Ve’ahavta, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian Organization, Celebrates Starry Nights, the 13th Annual Awards Event Honouring Canadian Humanitarians

Toronto, (October 29, 2015) — Ve’ahavta ( will be hosting the Starry Nights Tikun Olam Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the TELUS Centre for Performing Arts, Koerner Hall 273 Bloor Street West. The 13th annual event will shine the spotlight on local individuals who have gone to extraordinary lengths to […]

Canada’s residential school story to be taught in classrooms this fall

Terry Reith, Briar Stewart, CBC News, Friday, September 4, 2015 Not all jurisdictions ready to roll out curriculum As Canadian students return to class, educators are scrambling to add an important new element to the curriculum – the history and impact of residential schools. Ensuring that school children hear about the legacy of physical and […]

Finding hope at Ve’ahavta Skills Academy

The CJN Education & Community Focus, Thursday, August 27, 2015 Ryan Jelilyan’s family had never seen him so excited and engaged. For several years, Ryan, 23, had been suffering from depression and anxiety, unable to sleep, lacking the motivation to get a job and not doing much during the day. It was a life that was leading him, he says, “down a path of […]

There’s important work being done in Shoah education

Avrum Rosensweig, The CJN, Friday, July 31, 2015 In the July 23 edition of The CJN, I wrote a column entitled, “Holocaust education: we’ve lost our way.” My thesis was that the resources used to build Holocaust memorials and sponsor programs whose objective is to simply remember the Holocaust would be better spent on encouraging […]

Camp Wahanowin holds first Pink Day to encourage acceptance, inclusion

Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Maddy Cunningham travelled around the world to be a camp counsellor at Camp Wahanowin this summer. But the message being spread at the camp Wednesday, and throughout the summer, is one that transcends national borders. “(Inclusion) is so important,” the Australian teenager said. “It’s […]

The elegant Aboriginal Peoples

Avrum Rosensweig, The CJN, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Edwin Metatawabin was seven and ill when forced by nuns to eat his own vomit in his porridge at the St Anne residential school in Fort Albany, Ont. This sickening piece of Canadian history was uncovered at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and documented in its report […]

Swimming, Canoeing and Repairing the World Summer Camp Grants Introduce Youth to Social Justice and Global Citizenship

Toronto, ONTARIO (June 17, 2015) – Over 2500 youth who attend seven summer camps across Canada will be involved in social justice activities, along with their regular summer fun, with the support of micro grants awarded by Ve’ahavta, a Toronto-based humanitarian organization. The Dugmah (“example” in Hebrew) Grants are intended to help Jewish summer camps […]

York University student reflects on Impact India

By: Robyn Rosenblum 2nd year York University Student; Incoming JLIC Student co-President Courtesy of Hillel of Greater Toronto Month in Review May 2015  Two weeks ago I and twenty other university students embarked on a journey of a lifetime. In partnership with Hillel of Greater Toronto, OU/ JLIC, Ve’ahavta, and Shaarei Shomayim, we travelled  to India where […]

A Jew in Kenora Spreading Tikun Olam

Avrum Rosensweig, Now Magazine, Sunday, June 7, 2015 My people talk a lot when we get nervous. Natives get quiet. I’m fine with it. I am showing up. I am on a WestJet airlines turboprop flight to Thunder Bay. We’re flying at 22,000 feet, 76 of us sitting in a large cylindrical tube propped up […]

Native-Jewish partnership focuses on health

Avrum Rosensweig, The CJN, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 I write this article while visiting native reserves in the Kenora, Ont., region. We are staying in a Super 8 Motel, and a sign outside says: “Burton Cummings performing. Tickets inside. Cool!” I am here with Hanita Tiefenbach  and Leah Silverman, Ve’ahavta staff.  Our goals are to strengthen our […]

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