Our Past, Present, and Future


From Humble Beginnings

The 80’s

  • Kehilla is established as UJA’s community housing agency

  • Project MARC is developed and opens in 1985

  • Elm Ridge Group Living Residence developed with City Home and managed by JF&CS

The 90’s

  • The Avenel opens its doors in 1992

  • Habayit Shelanu developed in association with Circle of Care and opens its doors in 1995

  • Developed Rubin Cipin Centre Healthy Living Community (also known as 2 Neptune Drive) with Baycrest in the late 90’s


The 2000’s


  • Kehilla begins sponsoring conferences to highlight the need for affordable housing in the community, including No Place Like Home in 2000, Laying the Foundation: A Blueprint for Action in 2001 and Bagels to Bricks in 2002, 2004 & 2005, and Creating Housing Choices in 2006

  • Established the Jewish Community Rental Assistance Program (JCARP) in partnership with UJA Federation and a private landlord to provide reduced rent housing along the Bathurst Street Corridor

  • Administered the Jonathan Enchin Fund from 2008 to 2011 allowing Jewish Seniors to live more affordably in the community


  • Kehilla acquires Moshav Orr

  • Sukkahville Design Competition from 2011 to 2016, highlighting the need for permanent affordable housing in the community

  • Kehilla Homes established with the acquisition of 4 condominium units for affordable rental housing through a density negotiation with the City and a developer

  • The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is created in 2011

  • Acted as development consultant for the Reena Community Residence on Lebovic Campus, occupied in 2012

  • Received funding for the Azrieli Foundation for a dedicated Holocaust Survivor Rental Assistance Program

2020 and beyond

  • Partnering with the development community to access more affordable housing units in Toronto


Stay tuned for forward-thinking events!


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