Ma Koreh is a digital newsletter focusing on Jewish communities in smaller cities across Canada.


Translated to English, 'ma koreh' means 'what's happening?' And we mean it when we ask the question. Ma Koreh articles focus on formal and informal community programs that strengthen Jewish identity and community in your hometown. Please tell us what's going on in you community. All suggestions, story ideas and contributions are welcome. Email us at with suggestions and we'll be in touch.

  • Dr. Mark Siegel

    Chair, RJCO, Regional Community Forum
    I am especially proud to be a Jew in Canada today. Just over a year ago, the mosque in Peterborough was firebombed. The local Jewish community responded immediately by not only denouncing the hateful and destructive action but also by welcoming the Muslim community into the local synagogue for services until their place of worship was repaired and habitable.

  • Veronica Klein

    National Director of Community and Regional Development

    The past 6 months I've been impressed by the diversity of the communities and the unwavering commitment of volunteers who have taken on leadership roles to ensure that their Jewish neighbours can access opportunities to connect to each other through Jewish cultural events.

  • Meet Jeff Budd

    Community Volunteer & Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Walk for Israel
    Born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo Jeff Budd, comes from a long line of community leaders. He spoke to us about his family, his community and his motivations to revive the local 'Kitchener-Waterloo Walk for Israel' in 2012

  • Jewish Free Loan Toronto Open to All Jewish residents of Ontario

    Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA and Jewish Free Loan Toronto are pleased to announce that the eligibility criteria for Jewish Free Loan Toronto has been extended to include all Jewish residents of Ontario (with the exception of Ottawa) who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

  • May is Jewish Heritage Month Ontario (JHMO)

    JHMO celebrates the plentiful and impressive achievements and contributions made by the members of the Jewish community while honouring Ontario's Jewish rich culture & heritage. Let us know what you have planned in your community for Jewish Heritage Month Ontario. Email us at with details, links and/or photos and other resources.