Happy Chanukah from Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA

As we get ready to light the Chanukah candles, we want to take this opportunity thank you for your commitment and support. As a national organization that represents Jewish Federations, regional councils and communities from across Canada, Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA is only as strong as the community connections on which it was founded. 

Over the past 50 years, we have accomplished incredible things together. Looking forward to the next 50, we are confident the future holds exciting developments.

In the spirit of the holiday, we  have highlighted eight ways that Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA and our partners and affiliates make a difference, by transforming Jewish lives and strengthening Jewish communities in Canada, Israel and overseas  

Please visit www.jewishcanada.org to learn more.

May your Chanukah celebrations be joyous.

Chag sameach,      


Linda Kislowicz, President & CEO           Leslie Gales, Chair  

Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA www.jewishcanada.org     



Since 1999, 30,000 young Canadians have achieved a sense of knowing, belonging, and heritage on intensive and transformative 10-day Israel experiences.


Since 1988, 12,500 Canadians have emerged from the March of the Living with a  stronger identity and a clearer understanding of our past and what it means to be Jewish.  


Canada Israel Experience annually trains hundreds of  dedicated volunteers from across Canada as group leaders for Birthright Israel and March of the Living.


The Israel office manages and ensures compliance with legal regulations for more than 260 life altering and community strengthening  projects across Israel.


JFC-UIA provides programmatic  services to regional communities and administrative support to regional councils in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Saskatchewan.   


The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) improves the quality of Jewish life in Canada by advancing the public policy interests of Canada's organized Jewish community.


Hillel Ontario strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.


Strategic connections to our international counterparts enable us to deepen the global impact and broaden the reach of the Canadian Jewish community.