Thousands back Israel in Montreal

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Journalist Elias Levy reports on the Israeli Solidary Rally in the Canadian Jewish News.

Kids for Kids

La jeune Samantha Ginsberg — entourée (de gauche à droite) du directeur de l’Académie Solomon Schechter Steven Erdelyi, de la présidente des Bénévoles Tikun Olam (TOV) Jodi Mintz, d’Aviva Balshine, de Tanya Abenaim, de Jillian Rodin et de l’enseignante Susan Bercovitch — présente le chèque de 5 000 $ destiné au Club « Bon appétit » de la Fédération CJA.

Solomon Schechter Academy students support Federation CJA’s Lunch for a Bunch program.

Designed to Educate

Tent: Fashion aura lieu à Montréal du 10 au 17 août 2014.

Tent: Fashion comes to Montreal with a week-long seminar and interactive learning.

Making Chaverim

L’hôtesse du groupe Ofakim du mois de juillet, Libby Nasimok, et son fils.

Ofakim brings Jewish community to Montreal’s South Shore.

For the Love of Camp

« Je suis très attaché aux camps de vacances juifs, a expliqué le président de l’Initiative des camps du Fonds Générations de la Fédération CJA Martin Schwartz, parce que je crois — et toutes les statistiques le prouvent — qu’en passant leurs étés dans un camp de vacances juif, les jeunes Juifs se transforment en des adultes engagés et à l’esprit vif. Ce sont eux qui formeront les piliers d’une communauté juive forte et dynamique. »

Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) convenes Board of Directors Meeting in Montreal

Memorable. Meaningful. Magical.


Close to 600 Jewish Montrealers took part in a historic Mega Mission to Israel.

Montreal Mega Mission participants visit Beer Sheva

On May 20th, Montreal Mega Mission participants visited Montreal’s sister city of Beer Sheva and the region of Bnei Shimon to see firsthand the work done on the ground.

The Montreal Jewish Community has strong ties to Beer Sheva and the entire Bnei Shimon region – in fact, Montreal and Beer Sheva are sister cities.

Hagar School: Creating a Common Future in Israel through Jewish-Arab Education


Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality is a bilingual coexistence school in Beer Sheva which aims to serve as a springboard for social change in the relationship between Arabs and Jews for both children—who study and learn together—and parents—who seek to optimize their children’s educational opportunity and to create a peaceful future.

Access for All


The Access for All program’s mission is to open the doors of Israel’s elite universities and allow them to share their knowledge and resources with disadvantaged populations in Israel. Introductory academic courses are available in various fields such as law, medicine, business, and psychology.

Happy Birthday Israel!

Federation CJA’s annual celebration of Israel’s Independence Day held in the West Island.

Israel celebrates its 66th anniversary in 2014

A Century of Literature and Learning at the Jewish Public Library

The Jewish Public Library (Yidishe-folks-Bibliotek) officially opened its doors on May 1, 1914 in a small flat at 669 St-Urbain Street. Today, the JPL continues to play its critical role as cultural bridge, between the Montreal Jewish community’s past, present, and future.

The first clause of the founding principles of the JPL 100 years ago stated that “The People’s Library is a People’s Institution, founded by the People for the People.” From beginning, JPL didn’t want to be just shelves of books, but became a centre of culture, particularly Yiddish culture, with world renowned authors’ visits, courses, lectures, and social activity.

Planting the Seeds of a Bright Future: Celebrating Jewish Summer Camp


Summer overnight camp is about so much more than campfires and colour war. At Jewish camp, kids get the chance to explore who they are—and who they want to become—in an active, inspiring, and fun-filled environment. (Marshmallows included.)

Winning Goals

Chris Nilan and Gilbert Delorme: Shutting out hunger.

Montreal Canadiens Alumni came out to feed the hungry at Federation CJA’s Hockey Night at Le Café.