Issue 42 | November 2015

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There are thousands of Jewish children in the GTA whose parents cannot afford to properly celebrate the holiday or buy Chanukah gifts . Every year, JF&CS and its partners run the Drive for Dreidels Community Chanukah Toy and Gift Card Drive to support local Jewish families that need assistance at the holiday.

Please share some joy by dropping off new, unwrapped toys or urgently needed gift cards and monetary donations from November 23-December 9.

Click here for a drop off locations and times.

For more information or to donate gift cards or dollars, please call 416.638.7800 x 6999 or email 



JF&CS is honoured to be a recipient of funds raised at the upcoming Emunah Toronto Gatsby Gala.

Emunah's mission is to improve the lives of the disadvantaged in Israel by empowering them with tools for a better tomorrow.  

At the Park Hyatt on Saturday November 21st at 8pm, guests will be treated to a 1920s inspired evening featuring an amazing auction, a themed gourmet dinner and full bar and even the opportunity to play in a private poker tournament.

If you are interested in channeling your inner flapper, click here to learn more about this exciting event and show your support for Emunah Toronto and JF&CS! 

1776 STEPS!

You may not know this, but JF&CS is the third largest recipient of United Way funding in Toronto and has been for many years.  We are immensely proud of our relationship with United Way Toronto & York Region and to show our support, we hold an employee campaign every November to give back.

Part of this year's campaign is The United Way CN Tower Stair Climb this Sunday November 8th.  JF&CS climbs as a team every year and it’s always a fun, challenging and rewarding experience! Why not help make the climb a little more meaningful by sponsoring any one of our climbers?  

Also during our campaign we are planning a mega raffle at our kick-off and we urgently need products, services, tickets, gift cards, etc., as raffle prizes.  If you can help by November 18, please email or call Jo Michaels 416.638.7800 x 6262


That headline is one of three of our priority areas of service.  Jewish poverty now touches more than 24,000 people in the GTA.  The stories are difficult to hear and the reality is an even more difficult pill to swallow. Unfortunately, it remains a fact.  

If you would like to learn more about JF&CS' efforts to reduce Jewish poverty, we welcome you to click here or on the infographic image.  And remember, you can help by donating to JF&CS in a number of ways.





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