UJA Federation of Greater Toronto: Custom community SharePoint intranet portal

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UJA Federation of Greater Toronto: Custom community SharePoint intranet portal

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto enhances digital experience for members with custom community SharePoint intranet portal dubbed "The Loop"


The United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation is a community non-profit organization promoting Jewish faith and culture. Their mission is “to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America”.

Business Case

As a community-based organization, the United Jewish Appeal Federation knows how important it is to inspire a community-like feeling. Keeping members engaged, informed, and inspired is critical in enabling them to accomplish their mission of promoting Jewish faith and culture across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and North America. It was decided that a community-wide intranet/portal would be perfect to keep community members informed in the digital, mobile world.


UJA and MRS engaged to build a highly graphical, user friendly portal that helps UJA Federation employees to stay aware of what the organization is up to internally and externally, and get key news from the community. Additionally, the portal provides a space for them to hold their documents in a centrally managed location, allowing for co-editing, cloud backups, online editing, faster sharing, and remote access. The solution was built on Microsoft SharePoint.


The UJA Federation is using the intranet portal as a platform to truly enhance the employee experience internally, as well as the interaction with the external community. At any time, from any location and on any device, UJA community members can log in to the system – dubbed “The Loop” – and get a social-media like news-feed experience that provides the latest news and announcements from around the organization, as well as access to all the documents they need as part of the community. With The Loop, the UJA Federation is keeping members in the loop and inspiring greater connection and collaboration amongst the community.