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Jake’s Jam 2019

All Individual Performances:   Individual Performance links: Abby & Sarah Ginsberg Aja Neinstein, Paige Smith, & Taylor Florence Amy Sky & Ezra Jordan Aviva & Don Caroline Brooks & Robbie Roth Cole, Halle, & Ethan CZN Hayden Desser I Rise Above Jackie Richardson Janelle, Seth, Lily, Jordy, Ethan, & Zack Michelle Newman & […]

The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize

In the year 2000 Jacob’s Ladder began an auspicious International Research Prize project. This prize, awarded to one outstanding researcher from around the world each year, has provided an opportunity for us to honour each of them for their accomplishments and also to afford them an opportunity to share their remarkable work with physicians and […]

The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize for 2017

This year The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize, named in memory of Jacob’s beloved doctor, recognizes the outstanding work of Mustafa Sahin M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Sahin is a specialist in the field of childhood neurological diseases and currently holds the position of Director, Translational Neuroscience Center and  Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. […]

Water Series

Jacob’s Ladder presents Water Series

Jacob’s Ladder is proud to present Water Series by photographer Jodi Chapnik. Featuring Jacob’s sister, Beverly Schwartz, swimmer at heart. Feel the magic of the water in these Limited Edition Prints. 100% of sales donated to Jacob’s Ladder. View on October 2-6, 10am-3pm, 1073 Yonge Street Summerhill For enquiries: Email: Instagram:

I Rise Above (Jake’s Song)

I Rise Above is an original song about our son, produced as a tribute to honour Jacob Schwartz as he miraculously turns 20! Jacob was born with a fatal neurodegenerative illness which attacks the central nervous system. This song is a Jacob’s Ladder initiative. Proceeds from this song will help fund day programs for young […]

A Note From The Office

Significance vs. and Success In the last month or so a friend of mine and I were discussing the importance of significance versus success as it relates to us on a personal level.  On the surface, and in today’s society, this may appear to have been more about material things and stuff, but it wasn’t.  […]

One Day at a Time with Jacob Schwartz

Jacob’s resiliency, strength and contagious spirit inspire us every single day.  It is impossible to know him and not feel his positive energy.  The fact is that he is always smiling, raises spirits and brings constant perspective to all he meets.  Unfortunately, his disease continues to progress but it hasn’t taken away his incredible love […]

ALWAYS BE AWARE – Jacob’s Ladder, The House and Strand(ed)!

Jacob’s Ladder is very happy to announce its new association with The House.  The House is a dynamic organization begun in 2004 and is leading the way in engaging a next generation of inspired Jewish young adults (ages 22 – 35) through creative programming and collaborative community partnerships.  Reaching out to over 1000 Jewish young adults annually The House creates a comfortable environment open […]

Dr. Jeremy Friedman – Deserving Recipient of the 2016 MSA Citizenship Award

We are so very fortunate to have Dr. Jeremy Friedman of the Department of Paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children as a member of our Board and as Jacob’s doctor.  We are additionally proud to announce that he received the 2016 MSA Citizenship Award at the MSA (Medical Staff Association) Annual Spring Reception on […]