Toronto - The Most Zionist Community in the World
"Israel is the heart and soul of Canadian Jewry in general and of the Toronto community in particular, and in fact is the strongest source of unity among Canadian Jews - and a central element in Jewish identity here.' The speaker is Adam Minsky, President and CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Some 392,000 Jews now live in Canada, the fourth largest Jewish community in the world after Israel, the US and France, but some see it as the most Zionist community outside of Israel. A recent study by York University and the University of Toronto found that Jews in Canada had a stronger connection to Israel than American Jewry.
This is a strong and well-established community with great influence in Canada in all areas - political, economic, media, academic and more. The Jewish community in Canada is more conservative and sympathetic to Israel than the United States..."
'I came here to thank you for your support for Israel. Canada supports us also because of you and their relations with you and because of your ability to make the case for the Zionist movement in the Land of Israel.'
A Special Message to Toronto's Jewish Community From Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, April 5, 2019