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 serve their communities.

Starry Night’s Master of Ceremonies, Shad, the host of CBC radio’s q, will kick off the evening’s performances. Juno-award winning band Digging Roots and Jaffa Road, Canadian Folk Music Awards 2013 World Music Group of the Year will also perform.

“Starry Nights is a reflection of who we are, our soulfulness, our tenacity in terms of repairing the world and our love of all people. It’s important to recognize the honourees, to show appreciation for their goodness, to honour them as role models and in so doing, encourage many people to do good,” says Ve’ahavata’s founder, President and CEO Avrum Rosensweig.

Built upon the value of tikun olam, a Hebrew term that transcends across many religious and cultural beliefs and defines humanity’s shared responsibility to repair the world, the event is designed to highlight the incredible work of this year’s honourees in the following five categories:

Proceeds from the event will support Ve’ahavta’s poverty alleviation projects including:

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