Federation CJA 360 - March 27, 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. Through April 7, Federation CJA and the JCF will also match all donations, dollar-for-dollar.

Click here to help our most vulnerable and DOUBLE your impact through our special matching fund.


Source: Federation CJA

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve, the safety, health, and well-being of all our community members remains our top priority. This week's 360 highlights how Jewish communities around the world are continuing to band together in the face of this unprecedented crisis. Shabbat Shalom.

Shabbat Candlelight
March 27 | 6:59 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: The Prophetic View of Sacrifice (Vayikra 5780).

To keep Canadians healthy, our governments must keep our charitable sector healthy
CEOs of Jewish Federations across Canada, including Yair Szlak of Federation CJA Montreal, discuss the role of not-for-profits and the need for additional support from the Canadian Government, amidst global pandemic.

Click here to visit Federation CJA's advocacy agent, CIJA's Live Action platform to email the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister and ask them to support charities and non-profits during the coronavirus crisis.

Image Source: The Canadian Jewish News
Article Source: The Globe and Mail

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Hasidic community mourns death of first Montrealer killed by COVID-19
The 67-year-old Outremont man started showing symptoms Sunday night, ultimately succumbing to complications caused by the coronavirus Wednesday night.

Source: CBC

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Workers begin setting up new COVID-19 drive-thru screening clinic in Côte Saint-Luc
Though the facility is not yet open, the clinic provides a dose of relief to the City of Côte Saint-Luc's large elderly population.

Source: Global News

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Gail's View: Moving our communal agenda forward
A message from Federation CJA's President, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz, about how we are addressing the current and future needs of our community.

Source: Federation CJA

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Federation CJA launches COVID-19 resource page
The page has been developed to help our community stay informed and provide the resources needed to make important decisions; this page will be continuously updated as news and information evolves.

Source: Federation CJA

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Jewish community pillar Yoine Goldstein has died
Goldstein occupied some of the top positions in Montreal's Jewish community, including President of Federation CJA and the Jewish Community Foundation, among others.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Israeli robotic technology on the frontline against coronavirus
Kryon works to create, maintain and manage virtual machines that can essentially be compared to virtual workers.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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CIJA statement regarding Passover food
Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, responds to growing concern about leading the supply of Kosher le'Pesach foods amidst challenges associated with COVID-19.

Source: CIJA

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Montrealers sing Leonard Cohen from their balconies
Watch as Montrealers burst into song in unity, following the lead of countries such as Italy and Israel. 

Source: CBC

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Image Source: Anmol Mehta
Article Source: The Jewish Federations of North America

The Jewish Federations of North America will be putting on weekly virtual meditation sessions led by experienced Jewish mindfulness meditation instructors from March 31-April 21, at 8 a.m. Join fellow Jews from around the world as we learn how to cultivate calmness, practice kindness, and respond to this difficult situation wisely and skillfully.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Federation CJA is vigilantly following orders from the Government of Québec, including the prohibition of all indoor and outdoor gatherings. In order to "flatten the curve" on the pandemic and keep our community safe, we are postponing or cancelling all upcoming events until further notice. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Disclaimer
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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