Jewel Lowenstein

Women's Federation President, 2000-2003

Women's Campaign Chair, 1998-1999

1. How did you get involved with Federation CJA, and why?

My initial involvement was a result of wanting to be at Women's Campaign events with friends who were already on Federation CJA committees.

2. What is your fondest memory to date of your time working with Federation CJA?

Of the very many wonderful memories associated with Federation CHA, my fondest memory is probably the launch of the 1998 Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign. It was the start of an awesome year!

3. Can you recall a particular moment or event that impacted you profoundly?

As Women's Campaign Chair in 1998 I was on the Hineni mission to Israel during the 50th Anniversary of the State. Together with this special group, I enjoyed an educational itinerary and a creative and emotional travel experience. Many people from Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa have become my lifelong friends.

4. What advice would you give to the young women following in your philanthropic footsteps?

It is a privilege to give rather than to receive. Giving of your time as well as your money to Federation CJA will be personally rewarding, as well as beneficial to the Montreal Jewish community.

5. What is your legacy?

My legacy is my ongoing commitment as an endowed Lion of Judah. I was so proud to represent Montreal at International LOJ events and to sit on the U.S. National Women's Philanthropy Board for several years. I was equally proud to be leading the Canadian WP Conference in Calgary for UIA Canada.

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