Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto (JIST) has been a vital service of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto since 1975.
We reach out to individuals and community organizations and serve as a point of access to Jewish community life in our area. We respond to over 10,000 inquiries each year by phone, fax or visitors to our information desk. And this website receives over 800,000 visits annually:
Lipa Green Centre,4600 Bathurst Street
Harold and Miriam Green Family Lobby
Toronto, Ontario M2R 3V3
Office hours are Monday-Thursday 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What Services do we offer?
Dedicated volunteers and staff create and update diverse resources. Much of this information is on the Internet including:
Additional information is available in directories or via email. Contact the office for the following directories:
- Directory of Day Care Programs in the Greater Jewish Community
- Directory of Preschool and Kindergarten Programs in the Greater Jewish Community
- Non-Profit Housing, Retirement Homes and Long-term Care Facilities
JIST maintains the Community Calendar or What's On listing meetings, events and lectures throughout in the Greater Toronto Area. To add your synagogue, organization or agency event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-635-5600 and speak to Fran.
PJ Library in York Region
The PJ Library is an international award-winning program designed to reach as many Jewish families as possible and engage them in Jewish life by providing them with high quality children’s books and CD’s for free.
PJ Library York Region, a program of UJA Federation, offers FREE books and music to nurture Jewish families. If you live in York Region and have children between the ages of 6 months and five and one-half years old then you can sign up to receive a free Jewish themed book or CD every month! Go to www.pjlibrary905.ca to find out more and to register. More questions? Contact Elyse Tytel, Coordinator, email@example.com, 416-621-56PJ (5675).
PJ Library in York Region is made possible through the generous support of Gabi Weisfeld, the Weinbaum Family Foundation, Phyllis & Ab Flatt, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and The Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
JIST offers Restitution Services to assist Holocaust Survivors and their families apply for restitution funds and pensions from Germany. Please contact Dora Elzbet, 416-630-2920, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to schedule an appointment.
From its beginning, Jewish Information Service has maintained a Housing Registry, a listing of housing. It concentrates on shared accommodations, basement apartments and rooms in houses or apartments. To list your rental accommodation call our office or email us. To find out what is available, call or visit our office.
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