2015/2016 Financials


UJA Federation combined operating, fundraising and community planning expenses represent 13.2% of total revenues, inclusive of annual Campaign (unrestricted and restricted), special campaigns, designated gifts, capital project donations, bequests and endowments, income from investments and sundry revenue. Combined estimated revenues total $122 million.


2016 UJA Financials

2016 UJWF Financials

FORGING STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH ISRAEL $15,216,800

JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL (JAFI)

For almost 75 years, the Jewish Agency’s focus has been the successful resettlement and integration of the Jewish people in the State of Israel. Since 1948, the Agency has facilitated the integration in Israel of over three million new immigrants. Today, JAFI continues to provide integral services in Israel and to the international Jewish community. JewishAgency.org In partnership with JAFI, UJA has been instrumental in:

  • Expediting aliyah for those in danger as well as those who choose to resettle in Israel
  • Absorbing thousands of Ethiopian Jews across the country
  • Focusing on the needs of Jewish populationsat risk, worldwide - in particular today helping refugees from the conflict in eastern Ukraine

Special Toronto partnerships

  • In order to strengthen our work with the Jewish Agency, UJA has initiated three unique partnerships focused on strengthening education for young Israelis with the Israeli municipalities of Bat Yam, Eilat/Eilot and Sderot
  • UJA improves socio-economic conditions for Israelis through educational, vocational and health service programs

AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE (JDC)

JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, impacting millions of lives in more than 70 countries today. JDC leverages a century’s experience confronting poverty and crisis around the world to: save the world’s poorest Jews; revitalize Jewish life in Europe and the former Soviet Union and develop tomorrow’s leaders for Jewish communities in need. jdc.org

CENTRE FOR ISRAEL & JEWISH AFFAIRS

Through the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, UJA Federation’s advocacy arm, we ensure that our community and Jews across the country have a voice and are respected by decision makers inside and outside of government. cija.ca

JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF CANADA-UIA

Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA (JFC-UIA) is the national Jewish organization of federated communities across the country, serving to administer funds raised in Canada, providing for the needs of the international Jewish community, abroad and in Israel. The organization’s key enterprise is the administration of National Collective Responsibility (NCR), fostering Canadian Jewish and Zionist identity. JewishCanada.org

CANADA ISRAEL EXPERIENCE (CIE) / MARCH OF THE LIVING / BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL

With more than 26,000 Jewish Canadians having taken part in CIE’s Taglit-Birthright Israel, an entire generation has been impacted. CIE also manages the March of the Living, where Canadian youth accompanied by survivors, visit concentration camps in Poland, before arriving in Israel in time to celebrate Independence Day. marchoftheliving.org/Israelforfree.com

ISRAEL ENGAGEMENT INCLUDING UJA SHINSHINIM PROGRAM

UJA Federation’s Israel Engagement ShinShinim program creates a personal connection between a Jew in the Diaspora and the State of Israel. ShinShinim are post-high school, pre-IDF young Israeli emissaries that informally teach about Israel through creative programs and challenging discussions, bringing an authentic Israel experience to over 38 of UJA’s partner institutions, including Jewish day & supplementary schools, youth movements, Hillel, Jewish camps and others.


MAINTAINING TORONTO’S POSITION AS A LEADER IN JEWISH EDUCATION - $12,639,014

The Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education (CJE), on behalf of the Board of UJA Federation, strengthens the Jewish community and ensures its continuity by providing leadership and supporting a sustainable system of quality Jewish schools and programs attracting the greatest number of students. A top priority of UJA Federation, the CJE provides services and support to over 70 day and supplementary schools, 1,700 educators and 16,000 students and is leading our community’s day schools to develop a more sustainable and affordable system. In 2015-16, UJA has allocated $12,639,014 for Jewish education which includes additional one-time gifts of $451,000. cjetoronto.com


CARING FOR THE VULNERABLE - $7,722,533

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD (JF&CS)

Supports the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counseling, education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. jfandcs.com

JIAS (JEWISH IMMIGRANT AID SERVICE) TORONTO

A community and government funded Immigrant Service organization that provides Jewish immigrants with comprehensive, welcome, settlement and community connection services towards social and economic integration into the GTA. jiastoronto.org

ZAREINU EDUCATIONAL CENTRE

Offers families a wide range of therapeutic and educational programs directly designed and delivered by qualified educators and therapists in its main centre and in satellite classes located in Jewish Day schools. zareinu.org

CHAI TIKVAH FOUNDATION

Provides residential options, programs, public education, and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for Jewish individuals and families affected by psychiatric disabilities. chaitikvah.org

REENA - JUDAIC PROGRAM

Enables people with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential by forming lifelong partnerships with individuals and their families within a framework of Jewish culture and values. reena.org

JACS

Helps people with substance use or addiction issues and their families to explore and pursue recovery in a safe, nurturing environment and to educate the community. jacstoronto.org

JVS TORONTO

Helps people succeed by providing outstanding employment, social and educational services which meet the changing needs of the diverse communities we serve, building on our experience serving the Jewish community. jvstoronto.org

KEHILLA RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMME

Identifies and champions affordable housing in the Greater Toronto area and implements housing initiatives for the Jewish community. kehilla.ca

JEWISH FREE LOAN TORONTO

Provides interest-free loans to needy individuals in the Jewish community across the Greater Toronto Area. jewishfreeloan.ca

BERNARD BETEL CENTRE FOR CREATIVE LIVING

Empowers seniors to lead active, creative and healthy lifestyles in a Jewish environment. Healthy at Home is a program that creates supportive environments and build networks of Jewish connectivity in the apartment buildings where Jewish seniors live along the Bathurst Street corridor. betelcentre.org

CIRCLE OF CARE

Supports seniors individual independence and quality of life in the community. circleofcare.com


INSPIRING YOUNG GENERATIONS TO EMBRACE JEWISH LIFE AND TO ENSURE A JEWISH FUTURE - $7,382,782

SILBER FAMILY CENTRE FOR JEWISH CAMPING

Strengthens Jewish overnight camping through innovative and industry leading initiatives. ilovejewishcamp.ca/

HILLEL ONTARIO

Grows the activities of Hillels on university campuses across Ontario.

HILLEL OF GREATER TORONTO

Hillel, the voice of Jewish students on campuses across Toronto, provides a wide variety of social, educational and cultural programs for over 8,000 Jewish students across the GTA. hilleltoronto.org

BBYO

BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in Jewish experiences; encourages them to find meaning in Judaism and to develop their own Jewish identities. It offers safe and welcoming opportunities for learning and growth to all Jewish teens regardless of background, denominational affiliation, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. bbyo.org

THE HOUSE

Reaches out to young Jewish adults and inspires them to lead enriched Jewish Lives by engaging them socially, emotionally and intellectually, and striving to lay the foundation for their life time commitment to Jewish values, ethics, traditions, mitzvoth and community. thehousetoronto.com

JEWS FOR JUDAISM

Provides counter-missionary programs and services that include counseling, lectures and referrals. It also aims to help Jews strengthen and rediscover their Judaism. jewsforjudaism.ca

DILLER TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

UJA’s premiere leadership development program for teens in Grades 10 and 11. The program engages 20 of Toronto’s top Jewish teen leaders in an intensive 15-month program that enables participants to reach their full leadership potential. The Diller Teens Fellows emerge from the program with a heightened sense of agency, and a commitment to being leaders in the Jewish community.

UJA’S COMMUNITY CONNECT

This project focuses on building the community’s capacity by engaging Jews in their 20s and 30s to connect to and build Jewish Community. UJA’s Community Connect has now become UJA Young Leaders.

PJ LIBRARY

Over 4,000 young families currently receive Jewish themed books and music each month, serving as an entry point to lifelong Jewish engagement. pjlibraryToronto.ca

JOSHUA INSTITUTE

Identifies, places, tracks and supports a growing number of leaders who are now better equipped to take on leadership roles at UJA Federation or in the community-at-large.

ITANU INCLUSION INITIATIVE

Develops and oversees the implementation of community strategies to ensure that people with special needs are included in all facets of Jewish communal life. jewishtoronto.com/itanu

GENESIS – UJA FEDERATION’S CENTRE FOR JEWISH INNOVATION

New and exciting initiative that provides a space and platform to incubate Jewish emerging organizations, while engaging new audiences within the Jewish community. cjitoronto.org

NEWCOMER OUTREACH EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND SUPPORT

Funding new programs designed to remove the barriers facing newcomer families when they consider Jewish day and supplementary schools for their children.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Funding for community programs to reach out to newcomers and help strengthen integration and connections to community.

CULTURE ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL

Raises the profile of Jewish diasporic culture and provides a window to the broader community on the most cutting edge elements of Yiddish culture. ashkenazfestival.com

ONTARIO JEWISH ARCHIVES, BLANKENSTEIN FAMILY HERITAGE CENTRE

A world-class repository for the collection, preservation, and publication of important documents pertaining to the history of Jewish life in Ontario. ontariojewisharchives.org

SARAH AND CHAIM NEUBERGER HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTRE

Serves over 30,000 school children and their teachers in learning about the Holocaust directly from our strong community of Holocaust Survivors. HolocaustCentre.com

TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

The Festival is a window and a mirror of Jewish culture, striving to be inclusive of all aspects of the Toronto community, showing films of excellence that reflect the diversity of Jewish life. tjff.com

COMMITTEE FOR YIDDISH

Promotes Yiddish culture and language by sponsoring lectures, classes and other community events. CommitteeforYiddish.com

KOFFLER CENTRE OF THE ARTS

Serves over 70,000 participants a year and over 90,000 website users through music, dance, and visual arts classes for children, adults and families. KofflerArts.org

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRES PROSSERMAN JCC

Home to social, educational, cultural, health and wellness programs rooted in Jewish values and innovative collaboration. prossermanjcc.com

SCHWARTZ/REISMAN CENTRE (SRC)

Housed on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan, the SRC enriches lives, providing opportunities for social, cultural, spiritual, educational and physical activities. srcentre.ca

MILES NADAL JCC

The centre of downtown urban Jewish life, engaging thousands of Jews living downtown. UJA Federation funded Cultural Arts and Jewish Life programs which include performing arts, educational, literary, language and cultural events. mnjcc.ca