How your donations to the Combined Jewish Appeal are helping

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How your donations to Combined Jewish Appeal are helping locally, nationally and in Israel to ensure a vibrant Jewish future globally.

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Jewish Identity

“I came back to Montreal with a renewed sense of pride in Israel and pride in my own Jewish community.”

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Social Services

“We came to you truly in crisis. You empowered us and we now feel like we have a future.”

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Contributing to Canada’s Jewish communities

“It infused each of us with a ‘can do’ spirit and attitude.”

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Support to the people of Israel

“Without a doubt, one can be a Diaspora Jew and definitely contribute to Israel and the Jewish people.”

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Federation CJA’s mission

Building and sustaining a vibrant and caring Montreal Jewish community.

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Federation CJA West Island: Bringing community together

By Kathy Lempert, Chair, West Island Executive Committee & Maia Cooper, Director, Federation CJA West Island

Bringing the Jewish community of the West Island together is the objective of Federation CJA West Island. We opened our branch in the Westpark district of Dollard-des-Ormeaux in 2006 because we recognized the need for more services and a thirst for more Jewish-themed activities within one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in North America.

Services and programs available on the West Island
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Ometz services
Yom Ha’atzmaut
Camp B’nai Brith
YM-YWHA-Jewish Community Centres
Bronfman Israel Experience Centre
Hillel at John Abbott
West Island Jewish Family Learning Centre
Tikun Olam Volunteers (TOV)

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The West Island: A challenge and a privilege

By Andrés Spokoiny, Chief Executive Officer, Federation CJA

The West Island has one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in all of North America. But change in the West Island is not only quantitative, it is also qualitative.

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A new era begins at Camp B’nai Brith

Building on a proud tradition of excellence, Camp B'nai Brith aspires to be the camp of choice for all Jewish parents and children in Montreal.

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Families stand Shoulder-to-Shoulder in Beer Sheva

Shoulder-to-Shoulder strengthens recipient families, while inspiring a broader feeling of community solidarity.

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Hillel Leadership Initiative inspires students

The Hillel Leadership Initiative encourages students to introduce their peers to volunteer and social opportunities.

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Imagine 2020: Community Dialogue

“We strive for Montreal to be the city with the highest quality of Jewish life in North America. In our vision of the community, Montreal Jewry is cohesive, yet diverse and pluralistic. It allows every Jew, irrespective of ideology, lifestyle choices, and ethnic background, to find a Jewish option for him or herself. It is a community that creates and thrives; a community that produces Jewish knowledge and innovates in services and programs.” – Imagine 2020

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Good news budget – no cuts to local agencies

I am proud to share with you that on March 29, Federation CJA’s Board of Directors approved a balanced budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The highlight of the budget is the fact that after two years of budget cuts to our constituent agencies, we were able to approve a flat budget for the agencies this year, not cutting our allocations locally.

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The Victims of Terror Fund

“It is difficult to convey the utter fear, the terror, and the emotional and physical devastation of a rocket attack. I have been the victim of more than one in Sderot, but I believe that we must be strong. Because if we leave Sderot, the next day we’ll have to leave Ashkelon and then Tel Aviv, and eventually we will have no home”.

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