Ve’ahavta and the Toronto Jewish Community sends our deepest condolences to the victims of the crisis in Oklahoma. May the memories of those who perished during the recent tornado be for a blessing. May the survivors find the strength to pick up the pieces and rebuild. May the survivors be comforted with the mourners of Zion.
We offer our support to all the residents of Oklahoma
and encourage our community to donate to assist victims of this disaster through the UJA’s Oklahoma City Tornado Relief Fund.
To donate, please visit ujadonations.com/OKC
or call 416-631-5705.
Five years ago Jaime and Alexandra Eckler started a lemonade stand to support Toronto’s homeless. On May 5th they had their 5th Annual Lemonade Stand and Children’s Photography Festival with the students of Montessori Day School. The event took place at the Beth David Synagogue and raised over $5000 to support Ve’ahavta’s Jewish Mobile Response to the Homeless outreach van.
Each photo in the exhibition was taken from the perspective of a young child and expresses what homelessness means to them.
Please, choose your photos HERE.
If you would like to purchase a photograph please contact: Illana Linden at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (416) 964-7698 ext 221
Thank you to outgoing Chairman Henry Greisman for his leadership over the past two years, and for his many prior years of volunteering on our Board of Directors. Welcome and mazel tov to our new Chair, Bernie Farber, Human Rights Activist, former CEO of Canadian Jewish Congress, and Senior VP of Gemini Power Corporation.
From left: Avrum Rosensweig, Henry Greisman, Bernie Farber.
Click HERE to view the album.