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THANK YOU FROM KEREN

“Every month, my son waits with great anticipation for the parcel to arrive. Even though he can’t read yet, he is already turning the pages on the...

“Every month, my son waits with great anticipation for the parcel to arrive. Even though he can’t read yet, he is already turning the pages on the newly delivered book or pulling out the gift CD. It is very rewarding to see! As a mom, these books help me shape my family and strengthen the Jewish ties in our home.

Beyond receiving free amazing books right to our door, we become empowered as parents to teach our kids more and embark upon a journey of Jewish expression and Jewish identity. Very often, through teaching them, I've found that I am the one with the lesson learned!”

Over 128,000 free Jewish children's books have been distributed to Jewish families in Quebec since 2008.

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THANK YOU FROM CARMELA

"What is the impact of the past on our present generation and their future identity as Jews? This is the core question that shapes our school's work w...

"What is the impact of the past on our present generation and their future identity as Jews? This is the core question that shapes our school's work with the community archives. When young students explore their history and become engaged with their past through stories, pictures and artifacts, they internalize the values and aspirations of the Jewish journey and become motivated to pass it from generation to generation, Me-Dor Le-Dor.

It is wonderful to see our students' projects included in a special exhibit that tells the story of their families, for future generations to be inspired."

Federation CJA's funding helps ensure that our collective history in Montreal over the last 275 years is protected and cherished. The community archives have gathered over 120,000 items, including a vast collection of documents, recordings and photographs.

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THANK YOU FROM PETER

“I have been affiliated with the Montreal Jewish community since my late teens. However, as a senior, I know that keeping busy can be challenging. I...

“I have been affiliated with the Montreal Jewish community since my late teens. However, as a senior, I know that keeping busy can be challenging. It’s also wonderful because, through the Jewish community, I’ve had the opportunity to discover new interests. I now find myself involved as a volunteer; as a participant in a woodcarving class; trying to improve my French through a French class; I’m even planning to enroll in a computer class!
Having these opportunities right here in Montreal is a great way to meet people and interact on different levels.”

Federation CJA allocated $2.2 million this year to providing enriching, life-long learning opportunities as well as many valuable social services.

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THANK YOU FROM EVELYN

“Walking is difficult for me and the fact that the library lets me choose my books by phone, brings the books to me and then returns them for me is ...

“Walking is difficult for me and the fact that the library lets me choose my books by phone, brings the books to me and then returns them for me is truly a blessing. Reading takes me into another world and without the books, the staff and volunteers, my days would be much emptier. I look forward to receiving my books so much, it is as if they were made of gold. I cannot emphasize enough how much this service means to people like me. It truly is a lifeline.”

Last year, 600 homebound individuals benefited from services including book delivery, meal programs, and homecare to reduce isolation and increase quality of life.

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