Toronto is not only one of the most multi-cultural cities in North America, it’s one of the leading centres of Jewish culture. Toronto boasts a wonderfully vibrant, active community with film and music festivals, excellent traditional Jewish and Israeli dining, Jewish shops, etc. There are an estimated 250,000 Jewish people in the GTA, including many immigrants from Israel and the former Soviet Union. Toronto is the home of the Canadian Headquarters of Chosen People Ministries and the location of the Toronto Messianic Centre – the only Messianic centre in Canada. A number of Messianic congregations have been planted by Chosen People Ministries, one of which is Kehillat Eytz Chaim / Tree of Life Congregation in North York, an area of Toronto with a large Jewish population.