* Partner does not denote a legal partner relationship.

Israeli and Canadian communities collaboratively address social issues in struggling and underdeveloped regions in Israel.  By funding and overseeing social welfare and community programs and services that provide opportunities for individual, family and community development, JFC-UIA and its Federated partners are changing thousands of lives. 


Canadian Israel partnerships are:

  • UJA Federation of Greater Toronto - Eilat/Eilot

  • UJA Federation of Greater Toronto - Bat Yam/Kiryat Moshe

  • UJA Federation of Greater Toronto - Sderot

  • Federation CJA [Montreal] - Beer Sheva/B’nei Shimon

  • Coast-to-Coast [Atlantic Canada & the Jewish Federations of Calgary - Edmonton - Ottawa - Vancouver - Winnipeg] - Galilee Panhandle [Kiryat Shmona - Metulla - Yesod HaMa’ala - Upper Galilee Regional Council - Mevo’ot Hermon Regional Council]


Canadian Partnerships engage thousands of participants each year in meaningful ongoing connections between Israelis and Jews across Canada through unique programs and one-on-one encounters.

While each partnership is tailored to meet community needs, some central themes include:


    By investing in programs that create lasting ties between Canadians and Israelis of all ages, Gesher Chai programs connects the global Jewish family. Living bridges are formed through creating awareness, education and opportunities for Israel engagement at an individual and community level.


    By advancing educational standards in classes from kindergarten through university, with both informal and formal programs, partnerships are enhancing opportunities, attracting young families and boosting population retention to their communities.


    By focusing on leadership development, volunteerism, young populations, infrastructure, regional development and economic development, partnership programs are strengthening Israeli society one community at a time .


    A major educational focus is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. It is believed that by developing STEM knowledge and skills in students at an early age, students will have greater academic and professional opportunities, especially for youth from Israel’s frontier regions.