JUMANS OF TORONTO.
QUIRKY NAME. AMAZING INITIATIVE.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Jumans of Toronto launched in 2018
Jumans spotlights 50 AMAZING, INSPIRING young Jewish Torontonians annually with a long form interview and social media features
The 2019 digital campaign culminated on January 18th, 2020 with Jumans: IRL – a huge 1-night event which brought together our Jumans cohort and hundreds of their peers for a night of interactive experiences, learning, networking and celebration.
JUMANS OF TORONTO IS THE BRAINCHILD OF
Jumans was the creation of Adina Samuels, a creative writer seeking inspiration from passionate peers. Adina spent the Summer of 2018 interviewing 50 accomplished young adults and sharing their stories online in the style of Humans of New York. Her work culminated in December in a real-life event, JUMANS: SHINE, launching the Jumans movement. In 2019, Adina repeated the process of identifying and interviewing a second cohort of 50 Jumans. Upon the publication of all 50 interviews, Adina took on the intricate task of content development and coordination for JUMANS: IRL, our second annual Jumans event.