YOUR GENEROSITY WAS ESSENTIAL IN 2020
The year 2020 was unlike any other. From the earliest days of the crisis, we witnessed an outpouring of solidarity and generosity. You went above and beyond to help one another. You proved we are truly one Jewish community—a community that came together to make sure that our most vulnerable members were protected.
Thanks to you, we were able to provide kosher meals to those in need, emergency aid to struggling families, vocational training for the growing number of job seekers, and protective gear for frontline workers. Your support ensured that our elderly Holocaust survivors had their most basic needs met, our children did not miss out on Jewish experiences, and our seniors had access to their critical vaccines. Without your generosity, we wouldn’t have been able to provide much-needed respite for parents, brighten the day of community members living with disabilities and their families, and help the isolated to feel less lonely.
NO ONE WAS LEFT BEHIND.
This has been the most collaborative effort in recent history, uniting individuals and organizations from every corner of our community. The power of the Montreal Jewish community is the common thread that unites them—made possible thanks to your gift to Federation CJA.
This year more than any other, you truly defined the meaning of community, and demonstrated the central role Federation CJA plays in bringing our community together through strong leadership, working collaboratively, and being there for each other in our time of need.
This report is the story of a community that leaned into each other, even as we kept apart. It is the story of those who overcame adversity—with your help—through Federation CJA.
President, Federation CJA
YAIR SZLAK, LL.B.
Chief Executive Officer, Federation CJA