After York High School student, Daniel Shade Silver, volunteered on Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Jewish Response to the Homeless, he knew he wanted to find a way to help homeless youth get the supplies and support they need to get off the streets of Toronto. He launched a fundraising initiative called “Cookies for Kids” in which he [...]
The upcoming Jewish holidays of Rosh haShana and Yom Kippur are called Yamim Noraim in Hebrew, Days of Awe, a more meaningful term than “High Holidays”. Rosh haShana is traditionally celebrated as the anniversary of the creation of the world, but, interestingly enough, not the first day of creation, but day six, when humans were [...]
Recently one of our Starry Nights honouree was mentioned in the Toronto Metro. Click here to read the full article.
Homeless individuals encounter constant barriers everyday, one of which being access to healthcare. With a lack of identification and no address it immediately makes walking into a hospital difficult. One of our clients broke his hand, which already had an infection from an open wound that did not heal properly because of his living conditions. [...]
Click here to listen to the stories of two street youth and their struggles. William and Amanda Ve’ahavta Radio Show#2