UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Welcomes Security Grants

    Jewish Community Security Costs $1 million annually

    TORONTO, Feb. 29 /CNW/ - As the primary funder of Jewish community
security, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto welcomes the support provided by
the Federal Security Infrastructure Program (SIP). Today's announcement by
Minister Stockwell Day provides funds for security enhancements to communities
at greater risk of being victims of hate crimes.
    UJA Federation of Greater Toronto will invest more than $3 million in
Jewish community security over the next 3 years.
    Today's announcement will provide an additional amount of $81,722.00 to
four Toronto Jewish community organizations: The Miles Nadal Jewish Community
Centre, The Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living, Shaar Shalom Synagogue
and The Toronto Cheder.
    "Our community has for many years shouldered the responsibility of making
security preparedness a necessary part of our communal life, so we are
grateful for this support," noted David Koschitzky, chair of UJA Federation of
Greater Toronto.
    In addition to funding security initiatives for Jewish community
buildings, UJA Federation employs a community security director, Doron
Horowitz, who provides constant consultations to community organizations and
institutions. "Over the past 5 years, there has been a significant increase in
the resources needed to secure our community and we will continue to provide
the tools required to ensure the safety of all community members," said

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Sally Szuster, Public and Media
Relations, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, 4600 Bathurst St., Toronto, M2R
3V2, Phone: (416) 840-2988, Cell: (647) 280-6017, sszuster@ujafed.org,

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