Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA invests in programs that make Judaism and Israel inspiring and accessible to young Canadians across the country in the belief that a strong personal Jewish identity based on a deep connection to Israel is the foundation of a strong Jewish community.


  • Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat

    13 Canadians attended the annual JFNA Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat in Denver, Colorado. Young leaders from communities across North America shared knowledge, ideas and best practices at the JFNA Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat in August. As change agents for building a strong and vibrant Jewish world, they improved their capacity as community leaders to enhance their impact within local and international organizations.

  • Canadian Young leaders at 2015 Young Leadership Kesher Conference in Israel

    Four Canadians (Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver) attended The Julia Koschitzky Seminar for Keren Hayesod – UIA Young Leadership in Israel. In between site visits and leadership sessions, participants attended the Keren Hayesod-UIA 2015 Annual World Conference Opening Gala Dinner and met with Israeli dignitaries, among them Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel; Ambasador Ron Prosor, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations; and Greg Masel, Director General, Keren Hayesod-UIA.

  • Birthright Israel Celebrates 30,000 participants

    On June 19th in Jerusalem, JFC-UIA & Canada Israel Experience celebrated the 30,000th Canadian Birthright Israel participant, Jessica Swan. [L-R: Evan Zelikovitz- Chair of CIE Management Committee, Chair of March of the Living Archive Project, Dr. Ralph Shedletsky - immediate past-Chair JFC-UIA, Julia Berger Reitman - Chair of JFC-UIA, Jessica Swan - 30,000th CIE participant, Linda Kislowicz - President/CEO JFC-UIA ; David Engel - Chair, Birthright Foundation of Canada, past-Chair of JFC-UIA]