The 1868 Society recognizes the devoted donors who contribute to JF&CS each year for 5 or more years. 

The charitable tradition of Jewish Family & Child dates back to 1868, when the Toronto Hebrew Ladies' Sick and Benevolent Society was granted a charter to help the growing number of poor Jewish immigrants. Since then, JF&CS has strived to ensure a vibrant future for all members of our community, especially our most vulnerable. This could not happen without the loyalty and support of our donors.   

1868 Society Levels and Benefits:

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1868 Society Profile:  Elliott Peranson and Sharon Cohen

Elliott Peranson and Sharon Cohen are Platinum Level members of the 1868 Society. They have been supporting JF&CS for 30 consecutive years, and Elliott is a current Board member of JF&CS.

Elliott and Sharon each commit significant time and energy to agencies and organizations that provide services to vulnerable members of society, within both the Jewish and broader communities. 

Like most members of the Jewish community, they have family and friends who have benefited from the services that JF&CS provides.

“Judaism teaches that all Jews are responsible for one another, and history has demonstrated that Jews needs to care for themselves and cannot rely on others. As the lead agency that provides a wide range of services to the disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the Jewish community, we are privileged to be able to help JF&CS help others.”