"When the Concordia Student Union came up with a resolution to boycott Israel at its next by-election, I was caught off-guard. Our student leadership ...
"When the Concordia Student Union came up with a resolution to boycott Israel at its next by-election, I was caught off-guard. Our student leadership quickly assembled the group Concordia United Against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). We worked tirelessly reaching out to students across the campus and we were able to almost completely fight off this prejudicial and one-sided referendum question. In fact, the plurality of votes was not in favour of BDS.
But most of all, I have to thank the Jewish community for their immense support in our fight against this issue. Having help with our strategy, great advice, and a safe environment in which to work made all the difference!"
With the support of Federation CJA, last year close to 3,000 Jewish students on seven CEGEP and university campuses in Montreal benefited from on-campus services, including help in dealing with advocacy issues.
“When I started CEGEP, I was looking for an immersive experience to complement my studies. I found a program where I could spend my winter break ren...
“When I started CEGEP, I was looking for an immersive experience to complement my studies. I found a program where I could spend my winter break renovating schools in impoverished communities and tutoring children. The other participants and I spent our evenings delving into Jewish texts and trying to develop an understanding of what it means to be universally human while particularly Jewish. I returned to Montreal with a deeper appreciation of community building and made it a priority to contribute to the development of such programs. These opportunities have provided me with a wonderful platform to pursue my interests and I encourage others to do so as well."
Last year close 7,259 young Montrealers participated in leadership development programs, mentorships, and networking opportunities, which help to foster excellence in future leaders.