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.

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.

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.)

Maximizing Youth Potential

Maximizing youth potential.

Run by a group of dedicated volunteers Junior Maximize Youth Potential (MYP) creates an educational and social support system for vulnerable children and young adults.



Adena shares her story of how the JEM workshop allows her to live an independent and meaningful life.

Josh: Planting seeds for tomorrow’s future


Josh shares his story of how having a “Big Brother” has helped him and given him a role model to look up to and depend upon.

Social Services


“The Cummings Centre has been an inspiring place to get involved in, both as a participant and a leader. As a West Islander, I was thrilled to participate in the inception of Prime Time, the West Island division of the Cummings Centre. I enjoyed the programming offered (lectures, Mini-med, yoga), and was excited when a volunteer component was added. I joined the Strategic Planning Committee and am currently the Chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee…”

Job Search 2.0 – Ometz uses innovative tools to help job seekers

Ometz CV

The interactive tool helps users decide on the best format for their CV, maximizing marketability through each section.

Ending the Cycle: Ometz provides a safety net for women


“With the help of Ometz, women and their families are given a chance to overcome economic hardships and move to social integration and financial autonomy.”

A Greener Approach to Leadership – Teva Quebec program transforms young Jewish leaders


by Aviva Bellman
Inspiring young people is a fundamental strategy for ensuring tomorrow’s healthy planet and vibrant Jewish community.

Enough is Enough! Ometz stands up to bullying

Agence Ometz

by Carol Liverman and Barbara Victor

Ometz has been at the front lines of the bullying issue; visiting schools, organizing after-school social programs, and holding discussions and workshops with parents, students, teachers, and administrators.

Hidden JEMs: Volunteers help entertain, educate and advocate for adults with special needs


“No matter what might be bothering me, I come here and can’t help but leave with a smile. The courage and joy exhibited by these individuals is extraordinary and puts everything into perspective.”