In 1980, Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt”l, the founder of Aish HaTorah, met with Joe and Helen Berman z”l and discussed the idea of opening a Jewish outreach learning centre in Toronto. With the vision of Rabbi Weinberg and the support of a dedicated group of partners including Mr. Harvey Hecker z”l, Mr. Joe Berman and Mr. Leslie Dan and a talented group of young, charismatic Rabbis and Rebbetzins, Aish changed the face of Jewish Toronto.