STRENGTHENING JEWISH LIFE
AND CONTINUITY

ENSURING ACCESS TO A JEWISH DAY SCHOOL EDUCATION, IN WHICH AFFORDABILITY REMAINS A CRITICAL CHALLENGE FOR LOW AND MIDDLE-INCOME FAMILIES, IS A KEY COMMUNITY PRIORITY.

Your gift is helping to prevent an outflow of families from the day school system.

Federation CJA endeavours to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life, engagement and identity of diverse community members across Greater Montreal through a variety of formal and informal, Jewish identity and engagement programs. This includes Jewish education, Jewish camping, and meaningful programs to create connections with our extended family in Israel.

Young masked children on floor with tablets in blue cases. Female masked instructor, kneeling and pointing at screen of boy wearing mask and kippah.
Young masked children on floor with tablets in blue cases. Female masked instructor, kneeling and pointing at screen of boy wearing mask and kippah.

THANKS TO YOUR GIFT…

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was allocated to support Jewish day school funding, which included an additional $1.47 million in COVID relief to the day school system
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students were enrolled in local Jewish day schools, 49% of whom receive tuition subsidies
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retention rate was achieved between elementary school to high school, an increase of 17%

AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER

Your gift provided a summer camping experience for children and teens after a second school year of Covid interruptions. Federation CJA’s support of the local Jewish camping scene was well warranted; summer 2021 was a necessity for families and children after the previous summer of camp cancellations due to Covid.

Young children sitting on a large rock during summertime
Young children sitting on a large rock during summertime.

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children and teens benefitted from a summer camp experience
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increased in the number of campers who attended Jewish camps compared to the summer of 2019, the last time most camps were in operation
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was provided additionally by Federation CJA in covid-related financial support to 18 local day camps and 11 overnight summer camps
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campers received financial subsidies to attend these Jewish summer camps
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campers with special needs attended day and overnight Jewish camps, were provided with 1:1 support, and a meaningful camping experience, while also providing parents with respite

ISRAEL EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT

Your gift helped bring Israeli spirit and content to thousands of community members.

Federation CJA hosts a group of Israeli leaders who come to Montreal for a year of service before enrolling in their military service to work in our community, providing meaningful opportunities for Jewish Montrealers of all ages to learn about and experience diverse aspects of Israel and its people.

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Shinshinim partnered with 6 schools, 8 synagogues, and 2 youth organizations to provide more than 50 experiential education programs focusing on contemporary Israel

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Your gift helped provide community members with the leadership skills to advocate for Israel and the Jewish community at home.