The Hebrew word for charity, tzedakah, is rooted in the word tzedek, which means justice. In Judaism, tzedakah goes beyond a charitable act to bring justice to this world and create opportunities for others.
According to the Rambam (Maimonides), the highest form of charity is giving that enables recipients to become self-reliant. Jewish federations of Canada - UIA strives to make recipients self-reliant through educational programs and leadership training, while equally remembering the immediate needs of more vulnerable populations and placing emphasis on Israel’s social periphery.
Anyone can perform an act of tzedakah. Jewish federations of Canada - UIA is committed to identifying a variety of innovative giving opportunities that meet the most pressing needs in Israel and that suit your budget while being aligned with your own personal philanthropic vision.
Working in conjunction with your local Federation, you can choose the opportunity that best suits you in one of the following categories, and designate your gift. Naming opportunities are available:
If you are passionate about a particular field or location in which you would like to invest, that is not included in the proposals we provide online, please do let us know.
Federations are partnered with specific areas in Israel. This focused connection allows Canadian communities to foster a personal bond with a specific region in Israel. Find out more about partnership areas.
Jewish federations of Canada - UIA is committed to ongoing reporting once a donation has been made. All proposals have been cleared for CRA issues and are tax deductible.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local Federation.