Federation CJA 360 - April 24, 2020

Community Crisis Response Fund
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Federation CJA and the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) have launched an emergency fund to support our most at-risk community members, with all money raised going to the agencies and community partners who are on the frontlines of this crisis.

Click here to help our most vulnerable.

Source: Federation CJA

Our 360 includes the latest coverage of the Montreal Jewish community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including an inspiring CityNews segment on our pre-Passover volunteer efforts to ensure everyone in our community was able to celebrate the holiday. Plus the Montreal Holocaust Museum's virtual Yom Hashoah commemoration, an analysis of Israel's new government and more. Shabbat Shalom!

HELPLINE: If you, or anyone you know is struggling at this critical time, please call 514-734-1411 or email [email protected].

Shabbat Candlelight
April 24 | 7:35 PM

Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "Words That Heal" (Tazria-Metzora 5780).

Watch our Community Crisis Response Fund video
It's times like these that test our unity and our community has made it clear that together we are stronger than ever. 

Source: Federation CJA

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CityNews spotlights Federation CJA's crisis relief efforts
We been spearheading crisis relief efforts for the Montreal Jewish community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; watch this inspiring clip about our volunteer efforts in preparation for Passover, to make sure that even our most vulnerable community members were able to celebrate the holiday.

Source: City News

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Watch the Montreal Holocaust Museum's (MHM) virtual Yom Hashoah commemoration
Monday night's online commemoration from the MHM (an affiliated agency of Federation CJA) highlighted the 75th anniversary of liberation and the end of the Holocaust and demonstrated the entire Jewish community's solidarity with Holocaust survivors; the moving ceremony includes remarks from Federation CJA's President, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz, and a short video message from the MOL 2020 cohort who would have marched this year in Poland and Israel.

Source: Musée de l'Holocauste Montréal

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"Never Again" projected on Brazilian Congress building for Yom Hashoah [article in French]
Thousands of members of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo's Jewish communities participated in virtual events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

Source: The Times of Israel


5 key takeaways about the Gantz-Netanyahu deal and Israel's new government
On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chief rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement to form a coalition government together, ending more than a year of deadlocked elections and political stalemate.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Canada's charities need help now
A message from three smaller Jewish Federations across the country about the necessity of government aid for Jewish non-profits to be able to continue supporting our most vulnerable during the pandemic.

Source: The Star

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Jewish astronaut, colleagues return to Earth roiled by coronavirus pandemic
Jessica Meir says it will be difficult to forego embraces with family and friends as she gets to grips with a new culture of physical distancing.

Source: The Times of Israel

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This new Beatles Yiddish cover is making us feel fine
Enjoy this uplifting, social distancing rendition of The Beatles' classic, "I Feel Fine" ("Ich Fil Feyn"), sung as a thank you to frontline workers.

Source: Kveller

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Source: Federation CJA

We are proud to share that with funds raised through the Community Crisis Response Fund, and the support of over 250 dedicated volunteers, Federation CJA and the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) have already been able to provide crucial relief to the most vulnerable members of our community including:

  • $1.1 M given to over 40 community partners to provide immediate relief to the most vulnerable, in partnership with the JCF.
  • 8,000 people provided with basic necessities including groceries and kosher meals.
  • 16,000+ calls made to community members (AGE 60+) to ensure their well-being, including 5,500 individuals who have been called at least 3 times and matched with a volunteer "buddy".

But there is still so much to do! Click here if you would like to volunteer.


Yom HaZikaron Ceremony
MASA Israel Journey
Time: Monday, April 27 | 12:50 PM  

Yom HaZikaron Commemoration Ceremony
Federation CJA and the Consulate General of Israel in Montreal
Time: Monday, April 27 | 6:00 PM

Worldwide Celebration of Israel's Independence
Jewish Federations of North America
Time: Wednesday, April 29 | 2:00 PM

Virtual Cooking Workshop with @foodguymtl
Time: Sunday, May 3 | 3:00 PM

Federation CJA 360 is a news aggregate, offering readers a variety of articles and opinion pieces on topics of concern to the Jewish community and presented in a concise, convenient platform. The opinions expressed by contributors shared in Federation CJA 360 do not necessarily reflect the policies or the positions of Federation CJA, its staff or its Board of Directors.

About Federation CJA
For over one hundred years, Federation CJA has been at the heart of the organized Jewish community in Montreal. In partnership with a vast network of agencies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally, Federation CJA builds and sustains this community by providing leadership and by supporting the delivery of services and programs to care for the vulnerable and those in need, to ensure a bright Jewish future, to represent communal interests and to positively affect issues in the wider society.

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