Israel

Israel is located in the Middle East, on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The country shares borders with Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.

QUICK FACTS

Population: 7.7 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Jewish (75.1%) (of which Israel-born 73.6%, Europe/America/Oceania-born 17.9%, Africa-born 5.2%, Asia-born 3.2%), non-Jewish (24.9%) (mostly Arab)
Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic, English
Religions: Jewish (75.1%), Muslim (17.4%), Christian (2%), Druze (1.6%), other (3.9%)

JEWS IN TORONTO

Jewish Population:
In Canada: 309,650
In the GTA: 137,165

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
City of Toronto, Vaughn, Richmond Hill

Israel was founded in 1948 as a homeland for Jews. Its history has been characterized by conflicts with surrounding states and acts of terrorism from Islamist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. Repeated attempts to achieve peace (with help from the USA and others) have not been too successful, and there is great disagreement amongst Israelis as to the peace process.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

Settlement.Org

Beth Chabad Israeli Community Centre
7770 Bathurst St. 
Thornhill, ON
L4J 0C9
905-709-7770
 


 

 

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