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BASIC NEEDS

Twenty percent of Jews in Montreal currently live below the poverty line, including over 3,650 Jewish children under the age of 15....

Twenty percent of Jews in Montreal currently live below the poverty line, including over 3,650 Jewish children under the age of 15. And need and complexity are growing. Our priority is vulnerable families, individuals and seniors. We provide access to emergency and crisis services, and financial support and assistance to a growing number of marginalized seniors, many of whom are Holocaust survivors. For youth, our focus is on mitigating the effects of poverty by offering support in the form of employment and training opportunities, accessible Jewish education, and capacity-building programs.

Almost 70,000 meals were provided last year through programs including food banks and food delivery, like our “Lunch for a Bunch” school program.

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DISABILITY INCLUSION

There are approximately 16,000 people over the age of 15 who are living with a disability in the Montreal Jewish community today. Many lack crucial In...

There are approximately 16,000 people over the age of 15 who are living with a disability in the Montreal Jewish community today. Many lack crucial Inclusion resources for employment, housing, school and social programs

LAST YEAR, WE SUPPORTED ALMOST 1,000 INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, AND THEIR FAMILIES, THROUGH 29 PROGRAMS OR SERVICES.

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ADVOCACY

We provide crucial support to the centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the advocacy arm of Canadian federations, to advance the public policy ...

We provide crucial support to the centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the advocacy arm of Canadian federations, to advance the public policy interests of Canada’s organized Jewish community, fight antisemitism in all its forms, provide steadfast support for Israel, and offer expertise and resources to partners facing local advocacy challenges.

LAST YEAR 2,500 JEWISH AND PRO-ISRAEL ACTIVISTS WERE TRAINED ACROSS CANADA; 204 INFLUENTIAL CANADIANS WERE HOSTED ON FACT-FINDING MISSIONS TO ISRAEL; 111 CAMPUS INFLUENCER MISSIONS — UP FROM 30 IN 2011 — WERE FUNDED OR COORDINATED BY CIJA; AND 15 STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE CEGEP CHAI FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, LAUNCHED IN 2019 TO COMBAT THE BDS MOVEMENT AND ANTI-ZIONISM ON CAMPUS.

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JEWISH EDUCATION

We support schools’ pursuit of educational excellence so that they are able to graduate Jewishly literate, skilled, proud and socially-conscious cit...

We support schools’ pursuit of educational excellence so that they are able to graduate Jewishly literate, skilled, proud and socially-conscious citizens. We work to ensure that this high quality of Jewish education is both affordable and accessible to the broadest range of families in our community.

$3 million in tuition assistance was allocated to 53% of students enrolled in Jewish Day School last year, making formal Jewish education more affordable for lower income families.

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