In the past few months, I have been a volunteer at the Lita and Mikey Homework Club in Regent Park. As a tutor and a mentor, I have developed multiple connections with my students and watched them grow and succeed. One grade five student I was working with brought an assignment to the Homework Club [...]
I now know that in Cuba, there lives a vibrant and passionate Jewish community. With less than 1,500 Jewish people across the entire country, the Cuban Jews show the meaning of Tikun Olam. On Wednesday afternoon, the women in the community join together to make Challah for each family, while on Friday night the community [...]
One week ago, I left Toronto really excited to visit Cuba for the first time, to see the sights of Havana and to spend some time with the small Jewish community that we had heard so much about. One week later, I am about to leave Cuba, after visiting for the first time, seeing the [...]
This mission has been significant for me because it has not only drastically changed my perspective on what’s important in my own life, but it has also changed my view on what it means to be Jewish and the importance of belonging to and participating in the Jewish community on a local and global scale. [...]
Hear what Ve’ahavta volunteers have learned and experienced in their travels, both local and abroad, in Voices from the Field, a collection of stories and testimonials. The three testimonials below are reflections from participants of Yaldeinu’s Emerging Leaders Development Mission to Cuba. One of the many great qualities that I have come to realize about [...]
Repairing the World (Tikun Olam) Through Volunteerism, Kindness & Building Global Bridges Ve’ahavta: Canada’s Central Address for Tikun Olam VE’AHAVTA NEWS Kinder Kit Project Update Ve’ahavta would like to express our gratitude to the community for your enthusiasm and support in the Kinder Kit Project. Collectively, you have sponsored 4,356 Kinder Kits to date! Our [...]
Poverty is poverty – suffering is suffering, no matter where in the world you look. The thing is, when it looks so different, how does one know where do we begin?
Through Canadian Feed the Children, Ve’ahavta transferred $30,000 in much needed funds to Haiti to purchase what was most critically needed: water, food and shelter supplies. Read the full report here: Haiti Update March 30, 2010 Jameson Diezer is a victim of the earthquake that occurred on January 12th in Port-au-Prince. His parents died when [...]
We are doing a Children’s Multivitamin Drive for Guyana and are urging our volunteers to donate bottles of children’s multivitamins to Ve’ahavta. These will be distributed to children living in remote communities in Guyana who need vitamin supplementation. For more information, volunteers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-964-7698 x 15.
Photos from Ve’ahavta’s most recent trip to Guyana are online. Take a look here. Our Guyana project is a development project that focuses on the long term goal of building local capacity of health care service providers and empowering local communities to take control over their health and well being. The next team will travel [...]
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Ve’ahavta needs a special volunteer with their certification in food handling to facilitate and supervise a class of 20-40 making sandwiches for the homeless. Event to be held some time in April-May, dates are flexible in accordance with your schedule! Interested volunteers, please email Tessa at email@example.com