- Ben Weider Educational Center - Feast of the Nations
- Women's Philanthropy - MTL Challah Bake
- MADA Community Center - MADA Gala
- YAD Montreal - YAD Montreal: Art vernissage
Together, we care for the vulnerable
Supporting those in greatest need within our community, in keeping with our Jewish value of chesed, is a paramount expression of our collective responsibility for the well-being of the entire Jewish community.
One in five Jews in Montreal currently lives below the poverty line, including over 3,650 Jewish children under the age of 15. Our priority is vulnerable families, individuals and seniors. We provide access to emergency and crisis services to those in need, and financial support and assistance to a growing number of marginalized seniors, many of whom are Holocaust survivors. For youth, our focus is on breaking the cycle of poverty with necessary support services, employment and training opportunities, defraying the cost of a Jewish education, and capacity-building programs.
The proportion of elderly in the Montreal Jewish community is much higher than the proportion of seniors in the overall Montreal population (20.4% vs. 13.5%). Many rely on us to remain independent, live with dignity, and stay active and connected to the community through social services, housing, enriching programming or basic needs such as homebound care.
Empowering Our Youth
A bright future for us all requires providing our youth with every opportunity to thrive. The needs of thousands of our youngest community members, particularly among those living in economically or socially challenged environments, are supported through programs such as tuition assistance allocations, early intervention, educational support to help youth-at-risk achieve social and academic success, employment services and school services.
Individuals with Disabilities
We support children and adults with disabilities and their families in meeting their unique challenges and ensuring their participation in Montreal Jewish communal life, including: school-based academic intervention, therapy, camp experiences, supported employment and recreational programs.
Federation CJA supports a wide range of mental health programs to help reduce isolation, boost self-esteem, stabilize illnesses and reduce setbacks and hospitalization.
From pre-migration to arrival and integration, Federation CJA is there to assist newcomers to our community, and ensure that they feel at home every step of the way.