This article explores the barriers to the Moroccan community's involvement with UJA Federation of Toronto. Although a large segment ofthe Moroccan population supports the organization financially, its involvement in leadership capacities is virtually nonexistent. For incoming Moroccans living with an Ashkenaz majority, the decision was made during the initial stages of settlement to preserve their identity, rather than assimilate into the mainstream. Conversely, the Moroccan community continued to turn inward over a span of four decades as a result of UJA Federation's inability to accommodate their distinct cultural needs. Open channels of communication and mutual respect are needed to strengthen the fence of community.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.74 no.4, Summer 1998.