Federation CJA Impact Report

Thank you for transforming lives

Thanks to your vital support, we are able to care for the vulnerable, strengthen Jewish life and continuity, advance our communal interests, and support Israel and our global Jewish responsibility.

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ONE GIFT: FOUR CORE PRIORITIES

FINDING SOLUTIONS TO OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES REQUIRES COLLABORATION, INNOVATION AND FOCUS. GUIDED BY OUR ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN AND REINFORCED BY OUR CORE JEWISH VALUES – CHESED, TZEDAKAH, KLAL ISRAEL AND TIKUN OLAM – OUR IMPACT IS CONCENTRATED IN 4 KEY PRIORITY AREAS:

Caring for the vulnerable

SUPPORTING THOSE IN GREATEST NEED, 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.

IN 2019-20, WE INVESTED $15.6 MILLION TO CARE FOR THE VULNERABLE, INCLUDING $6.1 MILLION IN DIRECT AND INDIRECT POVERTY RELIEF, HELPING TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY.

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Strengthening Jewish Life and 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 THE BROADEST POSSIBLE 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 OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN ISRAEL EXPERIENCES, INCLUDING MARCH OF THE LIVING AND BIRTHRIGHT. ULTIMATELY, WE ARE ALL BENEFICIARIES OF A THRIVING JEWISH COMMUNITY.

$16.4 MILLION HAS BEEN INVESTED FOR 2019-20 TO HELP STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY BY BUILDING AND ENRICHING JEWISH IDENTITY.

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Advancing communal interests

OUR ALLOCATION TO JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF CANADA-UNITED ISRAEL APPEAL (JFC-UIA), THE NATIONAL AGENCY FOR CANADIAN JEWRY, ASSISTS US IN FULFILLING OUR NATIONAL MANDATE ON TWO LEVELS:

NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: JOINTLY WITH OTHER LARGE CITY FEDERATIONS, WE PROTECT THE VIBRANCY OF JEWISH LIFE IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES ACROSS CANADA.

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 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.

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Supporting Israel and our global Jewish responsibility

FOR OVER A CENTURY, FEDERATION CJA HAS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING JEWS WORLDWIDE THROUGH AN UNPARALLELED NETWORK OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS. WE ARE UNIQUELY ABLE TO AMPLIFY OUR IMPACT WORLDWIDE INCLUDING MOBILIZING RESOURCES IN ISRAEL AND OTHER CORNERS OF THE JEWISH WORLD, AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE WITH ADVANCED RESEARCH TOOLS AND INNOVATIONS.

IN 2019-20, FEDERATION CJA ALLOCATED $3.8 MILLION TO ISRAEL IN OUR DIRECT INVESTMENTS AND THROUGH OUR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL, KEREN HAYESOD AND THE AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE.

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NO OTHER GIFT HAS THE POWER TO IMPACT SO MANY JEWISH LIVES.

2019-2020 HIGHLIGHTS: YOUR IMPACT

Investment by Focus

Caring for the Vulnerable
$15,596,597

Strengthening Jewish Life & Continuity
$16,392,517

Israel, National & Global Responsibility and Advocacy
$9,898,952

THOUSANDS OF LIVES. DOZENS OF AGENCIES AND PARTNERS. ONE COMMUNITY.

AFFILIATED AGENCIES*

Agence Ometz $3,277,165 **
Bronfman Jewish Education Centre $849,428
Camp B’nai Brith $615,218
Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec $1,066,242 ***
Cummings Centre $2,841,724 **
JEM Workshop Inc. $690,435
Jewish Public Library $920,373
Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs $264,238
Montreal Holocaust Museum $499,980
Project Genesis $150,426
Segal Centre for Performing Arts $435,099
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA $624,700 **/****

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

ADVOCACY (CIJA) $2,111,250
ISRAEL (KEREN HAYESOD, JAFI, JDC & DIRECT) $3,810,000
NATIONAL (JFC-UIA) $1,165,687

FUNDED COMMUNAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

ALEX DWORKIN CANADIAN JEWISH ARCHIVES $200,000
CALDWELL RESIDENCES $128,955 *
COMMUNITY POVERTY RELIEF (CAP/SENIORS SUPPORT GRANT) $2,007,341
Agence Ometz $1,346,511
Cummings Centre $621,230
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA $39,600
GenMTL $2,162,794
HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE $50,000
INCLUSION INITIATIVE $40,000
ISRAEL ENGAGEMENT $240,000
LIMMUD CENTRE $100,000
MADA $96,000 *
PASSPORT TO JEWISH LIFE $4,812,186
Passport to Jewish Life programs $1,287,600
Professional Development program $220,000
PJ Library $264,604
CAPS Education $2,421,478
Jewish Camping $490,704
Camp B’nai Brith Montreal • Camp Kinneret-Biluim • Camp Massad • Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp and many more  
Shaping our Future Grants $127,800
KlezKanada $8,000 • Mile End Chavurah $8,000 • Chai West (Chabad) $5,000 • J-SPACE: $12,500 • Helen Bar $10,000 • Free Hebrew for Juniors $8,000 • Jewish Russian Community Centre $9,000 • Chabad Westmount $5,000 • Canadian Young Judaea $8,000 • The Wandering Chew $10,500 • Museum of Jewish Montreal $12,800 • Friendship Circle $5,000 • Shaare Zedek $8,000 • Beth Tikvah $8,000 • Shaare Zion Congregation $10,000
THE SURVIVOR FUND $1,000,000
TUITION ASSISTANCE ALLOCATION (TAA) $3,000,000
Académie Yéchiva Yavné • Akiva School • Azrieli Schools Talmud Torah/Herzliah • Belz Community School • Beth Jacob School • Beth Rivkah Academy for Girls • École Maïmonide • École Première Mesifta du Canada • Hebrew Academy • Hebrew Foundation School • Jewish People’s and Peretz Schools (JPPS)/Bialik High School • Solomon Schechter Academy • Yeshiva Gedola Merkaz Hatorah de Montréal

Community Grants

ADDICTION OUTREACH PROGRAM $12,000
AHAVAS CHESED $11,000
AUBERGE SHALOM POUR FEMMES $35,000
BIKUR CHOLIM LADIES ASSOCIATION $10,000
CENTRE ÉTUDES TALMUDIQUES $15,700
CHABAD HOPE CENTER (THE FAMILY STORE) $32,000
CHABAD LIFELINE CENTRE $17,500
CHAI LIFELINE $10,000
DR CLOWN FOUNDATION $16,250
D&W DIVISION-HATZOLOH VOLUNTEER EMS $14,000
JEWISH RUSSIAN COMMUNITY CENTER $13,000
KEHILLA BELZ $14,000
LIMMUD CENTRE $14,500
OR MENACHEM $10,000
SUN YOUTH $18,500

Inclusion Grants

BENJAMIN AND VANDA TREISER MAISON SHALOM $48,000
C.A.R.E CENTRE $2,000
ADATH ISRAEL POALE ZEDEK ANSHEI OZEROFF CONGREGATION (CLUB ALINK) $10,000
FREE HEBREW FOR JUNIORS $8,500
FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OF QUEBEC $35,000
HEBREW FOUNDATION SCHOOL $21,000
MIRIAM FOUNDATION $52,000
SHIRA CHOIR $10,000
THE DONALD BERMAN YALDEI DEVELOPMENTAL CENTRE $87,000

ASSOCIATED NON-FUNDED ORGANIZATIONS

ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS • B’NAI BRITH CANADA • CAMP KINNERET-BILUIM • CAMP MASSAD • DONALD BERMAN JEWISH ELDERCARE CENTRE • DONALD BERMAN MAIMONIDES GERIATRIC CENTRE • HARRY BRONFMAN Y COUNTRY CAMP • JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF MONTREAL • JEWISH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL • MIRIAM HOME AND SERVICES • MONTREAL BOARD OF RABBIS • MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL MONTREAL • SIR MORTIMER B. DAVIS JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL • THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MONTREAL

* This includes in-kind services provided to our affiliated agencies
** Excludes funds from Community Poverty Relief
*** Includes flow through occupancy cost from CSUQ to the YM-YWHA
**** Excludes flow through occupancy cost from CSUQ to the YM-YWHA

THOUSANDS OF LIVES. DOZENS OF AGENCIES AND PARTNERS. ONE COMMUNITY.

AFFILIATED AGENCIES*

AGENCE OMETZ
$3,277,165**

BRONFMAN JEWISH EDUCATION CENTRE
$849,428

CAMP B’NAI BRITH
$615,218

COMMUNAUTÉ SÉPHARADE UNIFIÉE DU QUÉBEC
$1,066,242***

CUMMINGS CENTRE
$2,841,724**

JEM WORKSHOP INC.
$690,435

JEWISH PUBLIC LIBRARY
$920,373

KEHILLA MONTREAL RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS
$264,238

MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
$499,980

PROJECT GENESIS
$150,426

SEGAL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
$435,099

SYLVAN ADAMS YM-YWHA
$624,700**/****

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

ADVOCACY (CIJA)
$2,111,250

ISRAEL (KEREN HAYESOD, JAFI, JDC & DIRECT)
$3,810,000

NATIONAL (JFC-UIA)
$1,165,687

FUNDED COMMUNAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

ALEX DWORKIN CANADIAN JEWISH ARCHIVES
$200,000

CALDWELL RESIDENCES
$128,955*

COMMUNITY POVERTY RELIEF (CAP/SENIORS SUPPORT GRANT)
$2,007,341
Agence Ometz
$1,346,511
Cummings Centre
$621,230
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA
$39,600

GenMTL
$2,162,794

HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE
$50,000

INCLUSION INITIATIVE
$40,000

ISRAEL ENGAGEMENT
$240,000

LIMMUD CENTRE
$100,000

MADA
$96,000*

PASSPORT TO JEWISH LIFE
$4,812,186
Passport to Jewish Life programs
$1,287,600
Professional Development program
$220,000
PJ Library
$264,604
CAPS Education
$2,421,478
Jewish Camping
$490,704

Camp B’nai Brith Montreal • Camp Kinneret-Biluim • Camp Massad • Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp and many more
Shaping our Future Grants
$127,800
KlezKanada $8,000 • Mile End Chavurah $8,000 • Chai West (Chabad) $5,000 • J-SPACE: $12,500 • Helen Bar $10,000 • Free Hebrew for Juniors $8,000 • Jewish Russian Community Centre $9,000 • Chabad Westmount $5,000 • Canadian Young Judaea $8,000 • The Wandering Chew $10,500 • Museum of Jewish Montreal $12,800 • Friendship Circle $5,000 • Shaare Zedek $8,000 • Beth Tikvah $8,000 • Shaare Zion Congregation $10,000

THE SURVIVOR FUND
$1,000,000

TUITION ASSISTANCE ALLOCATION (TAA)
$3,000,000
Académie Yéchiva Yavné • Akiva School • Azrieli Schools Talmud Torah/Herzliah • Belz Community School • Beth Jacob School • Beth Rivkah Academy for Girls • École Maïmonide • École Première Mesifta du Canada • Hebrew Academy • Hebrew Foundation School • Jewish People’s and Peretz Schools (JPPS)/Bialik High School • Solomon Schechter Academy • Yeshiva Gedola Merkaz Hatorah de Montréal

Community Grants

ADDICTION OUTREACH PROGRAM
$12,000

AHAVAS CHESED
$11,000

AUBERGE SHALOM POUR FEMMES
$35,000

BIKUR CHOLIM LADIES ASSOCIATION
$10,000

CENTRE ÉTUDES TALMUDIQUES
$15,700

CHABAD HOPE CENTER (THE FAMILY STORE)
$32,000

CHABAD LIFELINE CENTRE
$17,500

CHAI LIFELINE
$10,000

DR CLOWN FOUNDATION
$16,250

D&W DIVISION-HATZOLOH VOLUNTEER EMS
$14,000

JEWISH RUSSIAN COMMUNITY CENTER
$13,000

KEHILLA BELZ
$14,000

LIMMUD CENTRE
$14,500

OR MENACHEM
$10,000

SUN YOUTH
$18,500

Inclusion Grants

BENJAMIN AND VANDA TREISER MAISON SHALOM
$48,000

C.A.R.E CENTRE
$2,000

ADATH ISRAEL POALE ZEDEK ANSHEI OZEROFF
CONGREGATION (CLUB ALINK)

$10,000

FREE HEBREW FOR JUNIORS
$8,500

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OF QUEBEC
$35,000

HEBREW FOUNDATION SCHOOL
$21,000

MIRIAM FOUNDATION
$52,000

SHIRA CHOIR
$10,000

THE DONALD BERMAN YALDEI DEVELOPMENTAL CENTRE
$87,000

ASSOCIATED NON-FUNDED ORGANIZATIONS

ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS • B’NAI BRITH CANADA • CAMP KINNERET-BILUIM • CAMP MASSAD • DONALD BERMAN JEWISH ELDERCARE CENTRE • DONALD BERMAN MAIMONIDES GERIATRIC CENTRE • HARRY BRONFMAN Y COUNTRY CAMP • JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF MONTREAL • JEWISH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL • MIRIAM HOME AND SERVICES • MONTREAL BOARD OF RABBIS • MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL MONTREAL • SIR MORTIMER B. DAVIS JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL • THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MONTREAL

* This includes in-kind services provided to our affiliated agencies
** Excludes funds from Community Poverty Relief
*** Includes flow through occupancy cost from CSUQ to the YM-YWHA
**** Excludes flow through occupancy cost from CSUQ to the YM-YWHA

SOURCES OF FUNDING: 2019-2020

$55,018,618

sources of funding chart
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN 80%
SPECIAL GIFTS 9%
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AND OTHER REVENUES 6%
SUPPLEMENTAL GIVING 5%

$55,018,618

sources of funding chart
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN 80%
SPECIAL GIFTS 9%
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AND OTHER REVENUES 6%
SUPPLEMENTAL GIVING 5%

$55,018,618

sources of funding chart
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN 80%
SPECIAL GIFTS 9%
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AND OTHER REVENUES 6%
SUPPLEMENTAL GIVING 5%

Federation CJA relies on the generosity of thousands of donors to meet the needs of the Jewish community in Montreal, Israel and around the world. While our annual Combined Jewish Appeal campaign remains the lifeblood that sustains our community each year, we are fortunate to benefit from other gifts that help us meet immediate needs and to plan for the future. These funds, in the form of endowments and capital gifts, allow us to identify and invest in the longer-term needs of our community.

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Because of you, our annual campaign raised over $44.6 million. This is comprised of: $36.1 million for the Combined Jewish Appeal base campaign, in addition to $2.4 million in one-time free gifts and $6.1 million in one-time gifts designated to local and Israel-based projects*.

The funds raised are allocated in two ways. They are distributed to the Montreal Jewish community through our network of affiliated agencies and communal organizations, allocated to our national system and invested in Israel. They are also used to maintain our community: running the annual campaign, operating the facilities in which many of our agencies are housed, and supporting the operations of Federation CJA and our affiliated agencies with key services such as community security, human resources, information technology and other fundamental supports.**

Federation CJA is proud to have one of the lowest percentage costs for raising money, ensuring that the maximum amount can go to doing the work and providing the programs and services that impact Jewish life here in Montreal, Israel and around the world. Fundraising expenses are 5.9%, which represent the cost of raising funds for the annual Combined Jewish Appeal campaign, and an additional investment of 4.2%, which is attributed to Financial Resource Development and future revenue acquisition. The success of Combined Jewish Appeal would not be possible without the efforts of nearly 500 volunteer canvassers, all of whom directly contribute to our human resource base.

SUPPLEMENTAL GIVING

Each year, funds raised through Federation CJA’s annual campaign are allocated in service of Federation CJA’s mission to support the Montreal Jewish community. However, we are keenly aware that the needs of our community continue to evolve and grow. Supplemental giving refers to funds designated for priority needs within the Montreal Jewish community that fall beyond the reach of the annual campaign.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

Our corporate partners and event sponsors reach out to the broader business community to support the work of our annual campaign. Last year we raised over $1.6 million in corporate and event sponsorships to offset the cost of the Campaign. In addition, we rely on investment income and savings to support community needs.

SPECIAL GIFTS AND OTHER REVENUES

Special Gifts are funds earmarked for special and strategic initiatives that advance Federation CJA’s mission to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Montreal, Israel and around the world.

PASSPORT TO JEWISH LIFE

The Passport to Jewish Life initiative is Federation CJA’s most significant and ambitious investment in the future of the Montreal Jewish community. Passport to Jewish Life is a unique funders collaborative, led by Federation CJA and powered by a group of foundations who are deeply committed to supporting our youth and the vibrancy of our Jewish community. These foundations include: Sylvan Adams Family Foundation, The Azrieli Foundation, Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation, The Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, Alvin Segal Family Foundation and The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal. The Fund includes endowed commitments of over $103,000,000 to support Jewish programming and education including capacity building initiatives and matching grants.

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal is a strategic partner and major funder of Federation CJA and Generations Fund programs and initiatives.

* Designated gifts refer to donations that are made to a specific agency or area of interest.
** A detailed breakdown of our revenues and allocations is available upon request.