TOV - #100Days100Deeds

This year,  Federation CJA turns 100, and we’re celebrating a century of impact in the Montreal Jewish community! Join Federation CJA’s Tikun Olam Volunteers (TOV) as we mark the occasion by performing 100 good deeds; we’ll be helping those in need in both the Jewish and the broader Montreal community.

Our goal is to line up 100 hands-on volunteer opportunities during the Centennial year. Join us and share your volunteerism using the hashtag #100Days100Deeds on social media!

#100Days100Deeds Co-Chairs Celia Cohen, Naomi Mechaly, and Jodi Tessler. #100Days100Deeds Co-Chairs: Celia Cohen,  Jodi Tessler and Naomi Mechaly

Celia Cohen
I decided to chair #100Days100Deeds because I want to give my children examples of the importance of completing a mitzvah. Every day at bedtime we try to talk about any mitzvot they accomplished during the day and possible missed mitzvah opportunities. At home, I concentrate on mitzvot that involve other people, like donating food, clothes and toys to the less fortunate, giving tzedakah, or helping sick people. As my children are growing up, it is important for me to pass on the incredible gift of the joy of giving back.

Naomi Mechaly
I don’t think of doing something nice as doing a good deed: I think that helping others should just be a part of your everyday life. If it takes one extra smile to a stranger, or one extra second to help someone on the street, then so be it. My goal in life is to help in any way I can.

Jodi Tessler
I am very excited to be part of the effort to commemorate the past 100 years and to lay the foundation for the next 100 years of community giving. We are reminded of Federation CJA's sustained commitment to Tikun Olam through this initiative.

Cooking for a Cause

Join us as we make hamentashen for special mishloach manot (Purim treat bags) that will be distributed to clients of Le Café, our kosher soup kitchen.

Where and when can I help?

Wednesday, March 8
9am - 12pm

Federation CJA, 1 Cummings Square

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International Women's Day at Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre

Join us at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre and help women residents prepare for their annual Purim casino! These are women with limited ability and/or mobility, so a buddy is much needed in order to participate fully.

Where and when can I help?

Wednesday, March 8
1pm – 3:30pm

Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre, 5795 Avenue Caldwell, Côte Saint-Luc

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Mishloach Manot Packing

Help us pack mishloach manot (Purim treat bags) for Le Café, our kosher soup kitchen.

Where and when can I help?

Thursday, March 9
3pm – 4pm

Federation CJA, 1 Cummings Square

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Le Café

Help us serve dinner to those in need at Federation CJA's kosher soup kitchen.

Where and when can I help?

Thursday, March 9
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Federation CJA, 1 Cummings Square

Thursday, March 16
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Federation CJA, 1 Cummings Square

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Agence Ometz and Cummings Centre Mental Health Purim Party

Provide assistance during a Purim party for adults and seniors in our community dealing with mental illness.

Where and when can I help?

Tuesday, March 14
3pm - 4:30pm

Cummings Centre Cafeteria, 5700 Westbury

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Prepare an After School Meal for Tyndale St-Georges

Help prepare an after school meal for the Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre, that offers empowering, supportive programs and services to the community of Little Burgundy in South-West Montreal.

Where and when can I help?

Wednesday, March 22
12pm – 3pm

Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre, 870 Richmond Square

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Challah for Hunger

Join Hillel for a special challah bake. Challah will be sold at McGill to benefit those in need.

Where and when can I help?

Thursday, March 23
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Centre Hillel, 5325 Avenue Gatineau

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For more information on upcoming TOV volunteer opportunities, please contact Lindsay Rothenberg at 514.345.2645 ext. 3202.