2024 Annual Campaign

You can make the difference.
Support newcomers today.

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Make the Difference

JIAS clients come to Canada to build a better life, motivated to succeed. But they face barriers. Their mental health is impacted by terrorism, war, and ongoing conflicts back home. They leave behind successful careers but find that they lack Canadian experience and professional networks that so often are the key to employment. Settling in a new country takes longer than they expect, and they need help.  To find housing. To secure employment, to feed their families, to heal, and to forge a path forward.  That is the work of JIAS, and we cannot do it without you. 

Your dollars ensure that JIAS can meet urgent and ongoing needs so that newcomers can fulfill their potential.

Founded by the Jewish community, JIAS has been here to support immigrants for over 100 years. We understand the determination and resilience of immigrants and refugees. We know the possibility that awaits, what needs to be done.

You can make that crucial difference. Give to the JIAS Annual Campaign today.

Donate today

Your donation empowers immigrants to succeed. Make your impact today by directing your gift towards:

1. JIAS Toronto Annual Campaign
To support the highest priority needs of JIAS and the newcomers we serve

2. Private Sponsorship of Refugees
To fund refugee sponsorship and support

If you require assistance or would like to send multiple tribute cards, please call (416) 630-6481 ext. 5541 or email giving@jiastoronto.org.

Thank you for your generosity!

Download our Haggadah Supplement

At the heart of Passover is the enduring commandment to retell the story of our journey from slavery to freedom. Installing the story of our Exodus from Egypt to the Land of Israel is a tradition, foundational to Jewish culture and identity. We do this as a reminder that our history is not just to be remembered but lived and learned from as we continue to seek justice and liberty in all corners of the world.

JIAS’s annual Passover supplement has become a staple at Seder tables across the community. It connects our ancient past with the pressing issues of our present and JIAS’s work today. Filled with stories, conversation starters, recipes, and activities, this supplement is for people of all ages and knowledge levels and will create relevant, engaging, and meaningful participation.

Weaving these narratives into our Passover Seders is one way to fulfil the commandment not just to tell but to teach—to foster empathy, understanding, and a sense of responsibility towards those still searching for their promised land. It is a call to action, reminding us that the journey towards freedom and dignity for all is far from over.

Download the JIAS Haggadah Supplement HERE.