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Passover sucess at MADA

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| PASSOVER 2018

Passover 2018 Volunteers

Turning lonelines and despair into joy

The MADA community Seders is a tradition that turns holiday loneliness into companionship,
friendship, a sense of belonging and the comfort of family. This massive annual effort brought the warmth and joy of a traditional Passover Seder those who are alone or without financial means.

“Celebrating at the MADA Seder table brought back great memories of our family’s Seder years ago,” said MADA’s client. “In the past, I had the physical and financial resources and space in my home to make a Seder, which I did for many people. Last year, my own synagogue did not hold its usual Seder, and it was just wonderful to have somewhere else to turn to. Thank you, MADA, for doing this.”

Passover 2018 Volunteers

MADA extends its sincere gratitude to our generous donors and dedicated volunteers for helping us to serve 5,000 meals throughout Passover. Included were the 10 community Seders locations, Shabbat to Share and daily cafeteria meals!

Thank you for also packing and delivering 2,000 MADA Passover Baskets & over 1,400 Shabbat to Share boxes!

MADA grew from hosting a relatively small group of 125 guests for Pesach in 2009 at its former headquarters to now expecting 2,500 guests for Passover 2018 at its new headquarters, on Decarie Blvd. MADA wishes to extend outreach over the Passover Seders to help those in our community who cannot celebrate Passover on their own with family and friends.
May we continue to fulfill the lubavitcher Rebbe’s teaching: “Let no Jew be left behind.”

Click here to see pictures of our amazing volunteers.

To provide much-needed financial support, click here.

(April 17, 2018)

MADA in the News

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| CTV Montreal News in March 30, 2018

Over 2,500 people in need were able to participate in this year's annual Passover Seder.

Publicado por Mada Community Center em Segunda, 16 de abril de 2018

(April 17, 2018)

Shavout Success at MADA

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| Shavuot 2017

Hundreds of people, adults, families, and children, came to celebrate Shavuot holiday, with MADA family.

Four full course meals were served over the 2 days of the holiday.
With warmth and joy, they participated in the receiving of the Torah then celebrated with a festive meal and ice cream party.

Many thanks to all the amazing volunteers who are always there and those that came for a special visit, Many thanks for making and distributing 2,600 “Shabbat to Share” and Shavuot Holiday meals.

MADA would like to thank you all, as well, for preparing and serving the served 4 full course Shavuot meals in its beautiful Reception Hall.

(June 09, 2017)

With great gratitude, the MADA Community Center received a generous donation from CLV Group on April 26, 2017.

MADA has become Montreal’s central address for fighting poverty and loneliness, and CLV Group was eager to join forces in the battle.

We both look forward to working together more in the future for the good of the Montreal community.

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(May 08, 2017)

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B’nai Brith Canada and the MADA Community Centre teamed up this Passover for a rejuvenated campaign, delivering some 2,000 food baskets to families who might otherwise go hungry during this holiday. They will do so again for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

MADA President Pesach Nussbaum with Ted Greenfield.

MADA President Pesach Nussbaum with Ted Greenfield.

MADA is a volunteer-based organization that evolved from a small neighborhood community centre to Montreal’s central address for fighting poverty and assisting people in need with the basic necessities of life while preserving their dignity and helping them become self-sufficient members of society. B’nai Brith has nurtured and funded the Holiday Food Basket program in Montreal for over 50 years. MADA, meanwhile, is recognized for its effectiveness in reaching and servicing over 18,000 clients, volunteers and supporters and engaging their expertise in converting dollars into food.

It was senior B’nai Brith Canada leaders Eric Bissell and Ted Greenfield who played key roles in solidifying this partnership. They credit noted Montreal Jewish businessman Amos Sochaczevski, the owner of The Suburban, for bringing B’nai Brith and MADA together. “Amos thought MADA was a good match because of their background in food and the logistics of distributing to the needy,” Bissell said.

With 1,300 chickens, 1,500 pounds of fish, thousands of pounds of vegetables and one massive community effort, MADA hosted nine Passover seders the last two nights across the city.

(May 08, 2017)