Message from the Chair

Lisa Draper


The Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto continues to help individuals and families support the causes they care about and achieve their philanthropic goals. We are excited to present this year’s Report to the Community, updating you on the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto’s vast array of transformative programs and initiatives, impact and success. 

We recently celebrated our 13th year of our Book of Life program, honouring individuals and families who have partnered with the Jewish Foundation to ensure the Toronto Jewish community remains strong today and in to the future. I encourage you to read the inspiring collection of narratives that reveal the unique road to philanthropy travelled by each storyteller (click here).

We have much to celebrate and I look forward to our continued collective success.

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Lisa Draper


"To us, philanthropy is very much a “family affair”. And, since our family is actually comprised of four families plus our mother, there were many opinions as to the route we should take for our tzedakah before we came to a unanimous decision: The Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto. Once we learned about its diversity of giving options, the Foundation’s efficiency, low fees and terrific return, it quickly became the only option that made sense as far as we were concerned. And since our philanthropic choices come from our heart, as well as our head, everyone was excited to go with the Jewish Foundation which we all knew meant ensuring the ongoing strength and vibrancy of Toronto’s Jewish community, something we all care about very much. It’s a win-win situation!"

-Shirley Diamond and Family 

Report to the Community 2014-2015
Please enjoy our latest annual report, where you will be updated on our financial performance for the fiscal year, July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015, and gain knowledge about the Foundation’s vast array of meaningful initiatives.

Click here to view report

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Reminder to Fund Holders

Mazel Tov to our 20 Book of Life Honourees, who included their stories in the Book of Life on October 20th, 2015.

Mazel Tov to our new B'nai Tzedek members, celebrating their bar/bat mitzvah's:
Jonah Aaron, Lucas Green, Amy Grossman, Lee Nadler, Eli and Lily Samuel and Danielle Wohl

Jewish Foundation calendar of events

Jewish Teen Board Workshop
November 15, 2015

B'nai Tzedek Teen Committee Meeting
November 24, 2015


Professional Advisory Committee Breakfast Seminar (on the topic of Tax and Estate Planning for the Complex and 'Modern' Family)
December 3, 2015

Investment Committee Meeting
December 3, 2015

Board of Trustees Meeting
December 8, 2015

UJA Federation Annual General Meeting
December 10, 2015

Teen Philanthropy Chanukah Service Project
December 13, 2015



Your donations ensure we have the long-term resources to meet the ongoing challenges and needs of the community.

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