Studies confirm that summers at Jewish overnight camp turn youth into spirited and engaged Jewish adults, laying the groundwork for strong Jewish communities. The Jewish overnight camp experience plays an integral role in establishing, nurturing and maintaining confidence, self-esteem and Jewish identity, while creating lifelong friendships.
For our community’s vulnerable, who struggle to secure even life’s most basic necessities, sending their children to summer camp is a luxury they simply cannot afford. In partnership with UJA Federation beneficiary agencies Jewish Family & Child and JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Service), Toronto and more than 20 Foundation fund holders, 40 children were able to get off the camp waiting list and onto buses to various camps for an unforgettable summer. These children represent the neediest in our community as clients of the social service agencies including youngsters in foster care.
This is but one more example of what can be achieved – and how lives are being transformed – by the work of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, and its visionary, compassionate and committed family of fund holders.
Donor Advised Fund
Can be established with a minimum gift of $10,000 and allows you to support the charitable causes you care most about. A Donor Advised Fund is similar to establishing a private foundation but without the ongoing legal, accounting and costly administrative expenses.