It’s hard to believe that 6 months have already passed since I assumed the presidency of CHW Montreal. Despite having been involved in our beloved CHW for over 20 years, I am continually in awe of what is accomplished daily by the dedicated members, volunteers and support staff who make up our amazing organization.
These past months have been busy at CHW Montreal. In September, we celebrated Rosh Hashanah with our beautiful annual chocolate tin sales to contribute to a sweet new year for the beneficiaries of our programs here and in Israel as well as held our annual Bridge and Mahjong Luncheon. In October, we honoured Just For Laughs founder Andy Nulman at our annual Art Auction which raised over $160,000. In November, we finalized the 14th printing of A Treasure for My Daughter, a must have handbook for every Jewish home. In December, we celebrated Chanukah together at our annual city wide Chanukah event where we heard from organizational expert Kathleen Murphy and enjoyed homemade desserts prepared by our members using recipes from A Treasure for My Daughter. In January, we launched CHW New Connections, a new initiative dedicated to innovative programming for women in their 20s and 30s. In February, we launched our Annual Campaign. Your support helps ensure that “Today’s Dream is Tomorrow’s Reality”. Thank you if you have already contributed. If not, please return your pledge cards today. If you prefer, you can make your donation online by clicking on the Annual Campaign link on this page. In February and March we were also hard at work on our annual Passover Basket fundraising project, the perfect gift for family and friends this Pesach. Finally, in March we volunteered at Le Cafe, a kosher soup kitchen run out of the Cummings Center, where we served over 225 meals to members of the Montreal general community.
As we celebrate Purim, and prepare for Passover, our holidays of redemption and freedom, our Executive Committee has been hard at work planning a full calendar of events for the upcoming months. Whether you are young, or young at heart, we hope that you will join us for these exciting programs. Please feel free to contact our office at 514-933-8461 to find out more.
We look forward to continuing to work together with you in support of our many projects benefiting Children, Healthcare and Women.
Wishing everyone a “frailach” Purim and a happy and healthy Passover.
May we continue to go from strength to strength.