Jewish Community mobilizes in response to latest wave of COVID-19

December 24, 2021

With the latest COVID-19 variant moving at a rapid pace, members of the Montreal Jewish Community are stepping forward to help those facing significant challenges.

“Uncertainty and anxiety have returned for many and we must reach out to our vulnerable population and most importantly, those over the age of 70, who are most at risk,” said Yair Szlak, CEO of Federation CJA. “As we move our way through this crisis, our sense of Community and our values of Tikun Olam need to remain strong. Members of our Community will face unprecedented challenges and concerns and we at Federation CJA are here to help.

Federation CJA is working closely with Agence Ometz, the Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec and The Cummings Centre and to coordinate the response. A Community Helpline is available weekdays to identify those at particular risk. Members of the Jewish community who need assistance are encouraged to call: 514-734-1411.

“We are coordinating efforts to support individuals and families who are again experiencing increased hardship—but we can only do that with the generous help of our community,” said Joel Segal, President of Federation CJA. “We are updating our list of volunteers to be ready to offer a helping hand. Last year we filled grocery orders, packed isolation kits for the vulnerable and delivered groceries, meals and more. This time we will do whatever is needed. If you can, please sign up to volunteer at FederationCJA.org,” Segal added.

Federation CJA is the central community organization that raises and distributes funds by facilitating and overseeing the delivery of services and programs. Our commitment is to secure and mobilize human and financial resources, to promote Jewish Values, and to exercise leadership in service of our mission and as an investment in our future.
 

Media Contact:
Glenn J. Nashen
Associate Director (Interim) | Directeur Associé (par interim)
Strategic Marketing and Communications | Marketing Stratégique et communications
FEDERATION CJA
[email protected]
 

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