I had the opportunity to speak in the House on the occasion of Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario, and the centennial of the UJA federation of Greater Toronto, which is based in York Centre.
“May is Ontario Jewish Heritage Month, a month when we can all take great pride in celebrating the accomplishments of Jewish Canadians in communities big and small across the province, including in my own riding of York Centre.
“This month recognizes the important contributions of Jewish Canadians to the settlement, development and growth of Ontario. Jewish Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the role that Jewish Canadians have played, and continue to play, in Ontario communities.
“May also marks the centennial anniversary of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. In 1917, the first iteration of the United Jewish Appeal was founded, and today, it is the heart of the Jewish community in Toronto, overseeing or partnering with over 50 Jewish organizations and programs throughout the GTA.
“On the occasion of this centennial, I want to congratulate all the board members, professional staff, and volunteers who make UJA a fixture in the Jewish community.”