The staff of the Windsor Jewish Federation oversee five independent entities, which provide programs and social services to members of the Windsor Jewish Community of all ages:
1. Windsor Jewish Community Centre – Jewish cultural programming
2. IL Peretz Senior Corporation – Houses over 100 senior residents
3. United Jewish Appeal – Annual campaign to sustain our Jewish organizations
4. Windsor Jewish Communal Projects – Owns the assets of the Jewish Community Centre
5. Windsor Jewish Community Endowment Fund – Invests endowments for the long-term financial sustainability of the Jewish community
We take great pride in sharing the following advancements and achievements accomplished by the Windsor Jewish Federation and Community Centre:
Life & Legacy – Our inaugural year of the LIFE & LEGACY initiative exceeded expectations, securing over $1.25 million in estimated commitments. These funds will be allocated to the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of Windsor, ensuring perpetual financial backing for the WJCC, Chabad of Windsor, Congregation Beth El, and Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. Notably, more than $500,000 of these commitments have been allocated specifically to benefit the Windsor Jewish Community Centre.
Program Enhancements – Our commitment to diverse programming has led to the introduction of several engaging initiatives, including educational sessions on combating anti-Semitism in collaboration with the Greater Essex County District School Board, the observance of Windsor Pride Shabbat, enlightening accounts from Dan Brotman about his expeirnces in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, a screening of the thought-provoking film "10 Questions for Henry Ford" followed by a Q&A with the director, participation in Shabbat Across Canada, a pivotal event addressing anti-Semitism at the University of Windsor, and an insightful reading and discussion by the authors of "The Ones Who Remember: Second-Generation Voices of the Holocaust," shedding light on the trauma experienced by the descendants of Holocaust survivors, as well as a captivating Jewish/Israeli themed concert featuring Tracy Atin and the Light of East Ensemble stands among our lineup of new and captivating offerings.
J Welcome Home Windsor – With a commitment to rejuvenating our unique Jewish community, which faces distinctive challenges of aging and demographic shifts unlike any other in Canada, we have successfully launched the J Welcome Home Windsor program. This initiative particularly targets Jewish immigrants, hailing from regions such as South Africa, Israel, Brazil, and Argentina. In the recent past, we had the pleasure of extending a warm welcome to the Zeller family in September. At present, our active support is directed towards six additional families in the process of relocating to our city.
Enhanced Senior Programming – Responding to the needs of our senior community members, we have expanded senior programming to span four days a week, providing a warm and inclusive space for all members of the Jewish community in their golden years.