"All Jews are responsible for one another.”
כל ישראל ערבים זה לזה
This core idea, that guides all that we do at Federation CJA, is powerful, echoes spiritually and historically, is both simple and profound, and deeply rooted in Judaism. It reflects what we have done since our founding in 1917 and is the guiding principle that underlies our mission.
Federation CJA Mission:
We aim to be the driving force in a vibrant and caring Montreal Jewish Community. In partnership with an effective network of organizations, we build and sustain the community by providing principled leadership, by raising and distributing funds, and by facilitating, incubating and overseeing the delivery of services and programs.
Federation CJA embodies the values of the Jewish collective responsibility for one another. The overall goals of Federation CJA, in Montreal, Canada, Israel and the Jewish world are:
- Caring for those who are vulnerable and in need
- Ensuring Jewish vibrancy and a Jewish future
- Representing and defending our communal interests
- Tikun Olam (working on issues affecting wider society)
Federation CJA connects, inspires, empowers, and makes things happen.
Our vision for the Montreal Jewish community:
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.
Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA)
Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) is the fundraising arm of Federation CJA, with over 18,000 generous donors to the annual campaign supporting an array of local, national, and overseas programs and activities. By offsetting the costs of campaign events and activities, our corporate sponsors are ensuring that individual donors' contributions to the Combined Jewish Appeal go directly to help those in need and to build a better Jewish community
Participating with our community – in Montreal, Canada, and Internationally
As a community organization, Federation CJA mobilizes thousands of volunteers who devote their time and energy to raising funds, allocating the proceeds, and assisting in the delivery of services. It is one of 157 North American Jewish federations, a member organization of the Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA and of The Jewish Federations of North America.
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