- Women's Philanthropy - Yom Yocheved Clothing Giveaway Set up
- Women's Philanthropy - MTL Challah Bake
- MADA Community Center - MADA Gala
- YAD Montreal - YAD Montreal: Art vernissage
Together, we strengthen Jewish life & continuity
Our organizational mission to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life, engagement and identity drives significant investment in this important area. This means facilitating broad exposure to Jewish experiences including day school, summer camps, and a wide-range of Jewish learning opportunities outside of the school environment – starting as early as six months old with PJ Library. Developing our future Jewish leaders also requires that our youth have ample opportunity to engage in Israel experiences, including March of the Living and Birthright. Ultimately, we are all beneficiaries of a thriving Jewish community.
Access to Jewish Life
The increasing demand for financial support to access Jewish services and programs has led to innovative responses that reduce barriers to Jewish life. Together with our affiliated agencies and communal organizations, we enable families to make a Jewish life a more viable choice.
We support schools’ pursuit of educational excellence so that they are able to graduate Jewishly literate, passionate, skilled, proud, socially-conscious Jews. 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.
Next Generation & Leadership Development
A bright tomorrow means investing in our young people today. Federation CJA is committed to helping our young adults connect – and stay in Montreal – through multiple points of engagement in Jewish life, learning, and leadership development. From job training to networking, from identity-building opportunities to campus activities, from Israel experiences to tikun olam, we are helping to develop engaged Jewish citizens and the leaders of the future.
In partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Community Foundation, Federation CJA’s Israel Engagement Initiative (IEI) was launched in 2015 to help enrich Israel education in Montreal and deepen the person-to-person connection with our extended family in Israel. IEI provides Israel education strategy and planning tools to various organizations including schools and synagogues; oversees the Shinshinim program, which places a select group of Israeli teenagers in our local community; and brings hands-on educational activities to the greater Montreal Jewish community.
Culture, Heritage & Memory
Our Jewish heritage and culture are tremendous sources of pride, and we have a responsibility to preserve and promote them. Last year, 8,426 students from a broad range of backgrounds were educated on the Holocaust, impacting their attitudes regarding the importance of tolerance and the dangers of racism. Thanks to the extensive community archives, students are able to explore their past through over 120,000 archived photos, recordings and documents, motivating them to continue to transmit our heritage from generation to generation. And our diversity and creativity are continually showcased through Jewish theatre, festivals and a myriad of programs that leave an indelible mark on our Jewish souls.