Our school is powered by the generosity of our entire community

Thanks to you…

… TanenbaumCHAT is a powerhouse of Jewish education, vitality and community building in the GTA.

Your philanthropy allows us to offer an enriched and challenging curriculum imbued with Jewish values, and delivered by dedicated staff committed to nurturing the potential of every student. With your help we open our doors to students from a wide swath of families and welcome them to a warm and accepting learning environment. Your gift enables the school to provide two financial assistance programs that make access to a superb Jewish high school experience a reality for many families. And your support has a lasting impact on communities in Canada and beyond through the extraordinary and far-reaching professional and personal contributions of our alumni.

Your partnership, commitment and trust is the scaffolding upon which we build on our successes, reach new heights, serve the community and grow towards the future.

Thank you for your vision and generosity. Thank you for powering TanenbaumCHAT.

We can’t do it without you!

It’s a great privilege to lead an organization like TanenbaumCHAT. Our school is a bedrock of Jewish life in Toronto, contributing to our community even as it is powered by our community. Established in the 1960s by visionary leaders, today TanenbaumCHAT is the envy of many other cities. It’s a thriving and exuberant institution that clearly demonstrates the inherent value of a community Jewish high school.

It’s also a great privilege to acknowledge our donors in this Gratitude Report and to have the opportunity to express our immense appreciation for your support. We are so grateful for your generosity, commitment, trust and vision. Thank you for partnering with us and helping to power TanenbaumCHAT into the future.

Dr. Jonathan Levy

Head of School

Shelley Samel

President, Board of Directors

Your impact this year

$2,349,844.03 raised

25% of students received financial assistance

Your philanthropy allows us to:

  • Maintain the academic and programming excellence for which TanenbaumCHAT is renowned
  • Enhance accessibility to a premier Jewish high school experience through:
    • Our TanenbaumCHAT Tuition Accessibility Program (TTAP) (for middle-income families)
    • Our significant support of UJA Day School Scholarships

Our community


TanenbaumCHAT is honoured to be a partner agency of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and we thank UJA for its staunch support. We look forward to continuing to work together with the Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education to bolster Jewish education in the GTA and to ensure the strength of TanenbaumCHAT – Toronto’s only community Jewish high school.

Some highlights

Arts at TanenbaumCHAT
Arts at TanenbaumCHAT

For Jewish Music Week in Toronto, the Grade 12 band class performed Jewish classics and also premiered an original piece composed by one of our students. Other performing arts opportunities included High School Musical, The Audition, Dance/Fashion Show, and the Talent Show.


The Tigers won championship titles in badminton, Varsity hockey, flag football, tennis and baseball. Our girls basketball team earned gold at both the Weiner Tournament (Baltimore, MD) and our Israel Becker International Invitational Basketball Tournament, in which our students competed against fellow Jewish student-athletes from Israel and the U.S.

Israel Engagement
Israel Engagement

Engagement Officer, Shira Meirman, organized programs to help bring Israel to life. These included a mock Israeli election, and our Yom HaZikaron (Israel Remembrance Day) ceremony which allowed students to observe the moment of silence in real time, as the siren sounded in Israel.

Clubs & Committees
Clubs & Committees

Students took the initiative and organized engaging programming on salient topics and for important events such as: Mental Health Awareness Week, Holocaust Education Week, Terry Fox and Think Pink fundraisers, holiday celebrations, driving the establishment of an Interfaith Group with local Catholic and Muslim schools, and more.

Alumni Back @ TanenbaumCHAT
Alumni Back @ TanenbaumCHAT

Alumni were back @TanenbaumCHAT as panelists for StartUP TanenbaumCHAT, moderating Law class mock trials, helping out our DECA team, and joining the school as teachers and support staff.

Venture Week
Venture Week

Our annual student-led Venture Week turned Grade 11 Business & Leadership students into young entrepreneurs, creating viable business ideas complete with budget, marketing strategy and contingency plans.