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Sepharade Philanthropy

Who We Are

Philanthropy shapes future generations and is rooted in volunteering, social engagement and annual contributions. Sepharade Philanthropy embodies a set of values and attitudes that seek to improve the quality of life of the Jewish community long-term through the meaningful engagement of its leaders, volunteer initiatives, and ongoing mutual assistance.

VISION:  As part of Federation CJA, Sepharade Philanthropy helps build a united Jewish community in order to ensure a promising future for the generations of tomorrow.

OBJECTIVE:  Establish a culture of philanthropy within the Sephardic community, foster active and engaged leadership, and increase participation in the Sepharade Philanthropy Campaign.

Contact Us

Yoni Benhammou, Director, Sepharade Philanthropy
[email protected]
Tel: 514-734-1670 ext 3216

La Grande Famille Philanthropique Sépharade

La Grande Famille Philanthropique SépharadeFamilies become part of La Grande Famille Philanthropique Sépharade when they choose to pool their members’ donations to contribute at least $18,000 to the Combined Jewish Appeal’s annual campaign. This distinction identifies and honours Montreal’s philanthropists who have a positive impact on the long-term wellbeing of the community.

In appreciation, and as a symbol of their affiliation with La Grande Famille Philanthropique Sépharade, families will receive “The Tree of Life” lapel pin at the annual gala, highlighting the level of their annual contribution to the Campaign.

Judaism places a great importance on LIFE. The word “CHAI-18” symbolizes the value of life and the hope it brings.

Annual family contribution categories

Israël $ 18,000 - $35,999
Reuven $ 36,000 - $53,999
Shimon $ 54,000 - $71,999
Levy $ 72,000 - $89,999
Benjamin $ 90,000 - $107,999
Yehuda $ 108,000 - $125,999
Joseph $ 126,000 - $143,999
Jacob $ 144,000 - $161,999
Isaac $ 162,000 - $179,999
Avraham over $ 180,000

The Prophets Society

A new society that recognizes donors who make an annual contribution between $ 1,000 and $17,999 to the Combined Jewish Appeal.

Like the Hebrew Prophets, these donors are the voice of commitment to community and to the transmission of values, of building a culture of philanthropy that benefits Montreal’s Jewish community.

Contribution categories

The Samuel Society   $ 1,000 – $ 4,999
The Nathan Society

$ 5,000 – $ 9,999*

The Jeremiah Society $ 10,000 – $ 17,999

* The Lion of Judah designation is attributed to women who personally contribute a minimum of $5,000 to the Combined Jewish Appeal annual campaign

Sepharade builders throughout the years

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