March 16, 2020
We are all feeling the uncertainty and anxiety of living through unsettling times. However it is our vulnerable population and most importantly, those over the age of 70, who are most at risk. Our Jewish imperative to protect the vulnerable is important today more than ever. Even in these difficult times, we will, as a Community, continue to do all that we can to help those who are less fortunate. As we live 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 are here to help.
Vulnerability has taken on a new meaning in our Community and includes our friends, neighbours and colleagues. A hotline has been set up to identify those at particular risk, please encourage anyone you know who needs assistance to call in and identify themselves, so we can determine how best to help.
If you need help or know someone who does, please call 514-734-1411.
At this time we are gathering teams of volunteers who would be willing to drop off supermarket gift cards, purchase food or other necessities and deliver them outside the front door of those who cannot get out.
If you have time and are willing to participate in this effort, please CLICK HERE.
And for those of you who cannot get out to help but would like to make a financial contribution to support our efforts, or to support those among us who will be hardest hit by the financial repercussions of the measures currently in place, please CLICK HERE.
Together with our partners at OMETZ, the Cummings Centre, Communauté sépharade unifiée du Québec, MADA and Hebrew Free Loan Association we are taking steadfast action to secure the wellbeing of our vulnerable populations in Montreal.
We cannot do it alone. We must all come together to support and sustain our elderly, our ill, our isolated and our economically disadvantaged.
Please share this with family and friends to help ensure maximum outreach.
We also take this opportunity to remind us all that social distancing will save lives. Each and every one of us has a responsibility to hold one another accountable for maintaining social distancing requirements. If you have traveled or know somebody that has, please make sure to abide by the 14 day isolation recommendation. Our community, now more than ever, needs to come together and meet this unprecedented challenge, together.
We thank you for your support and pray for the continued good health of all.
Refuah Shlemah to those around the world who have been directly affected by COVID-19