By Joel Goldenberg, The Suburban  05.24.17

Côte St. Luc council unanimously passed a resolution last week marking the 100th anniversary of the Jewish community organization Federation CJA.

Along with the resolution, a video was played with Mayor Mitchell Brownstein congratulating the organization.

“Today, Federation CJA is a model for how a community organization — with the help of countless volunteers — can come together to help build a community,” the Mayor said.

The resolution, moved by Councillor Glenn Nashen, points out that many Côte St. Luc residents “have received financial, social and other assistance by Federation CJA and its agencies;

“The organization played a role in the resettlement of a significant number of immigrants, and particularly Holocaust survivors, contributed to the economic, cultural and academic success of our region and today through its charitable efforts supports a wide range of activities that service the 93,000 Jews in Quebec.”

The resolution congratulates Federation CJA on reaching its milestone and also “recognizes the important work of Federation CJA over its history in building the Jewish community here at home, in Israel and around the world, and in serving as a bridge to facilitate dialogue, tolerance and cooperation between the Jewish population and the broader Quebec society.