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Passover Success at MADA

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| Passover 2017

The sounds of “MA NISHTANA” spilled into the night, warming the hearts of those attending MADA’s Community Passover Seders. MADA held Seders at 9 locations throughout the city on September 10th and 11th. It was wonderful to see the rooms filled at each location adding up to about 2,300 people. The dinners provided many with the opportunity to celebrate Passover with others, in a family setting.

The MADA Family extends its sincere appreciation to our generous donors and dedicated volunteers for helping us to serve 5,300 meals throughout Passover. Included was the 9 community Seder locations, Shabbat to Share and daily cafeteria meals! Thank you for also packing and delivering 2,000 B’nai Brith MADA Passover Food Basket & over 1,900 Shabbat to Share boxes!

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Our dedicated volunteers Include many adults, children, families, and groups that gave their time and effort during this hectic Passover month, to ensure that members of our community should have the opportunity to celebrate Passover with joy and dignity!

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B’nai Brith Community Services group,  Dean Mendel’s group,  Diller Teens group, Lower Canada College group, Shaar Hashomayim Bar Mitzvah group, Akiva school Bat Mitzvah group, Yavne school, BBYO Montreal, Shabat to Share volunteers. The many individuals and families that volunteered hours of help.

We would like to thank all of the hosting locations for the MADA Community Seders and Olymbec for offering their premises for the B’nai Brith MADA Holiday Food Baskets.

We apologize if anyone was inadvertently left out.

(May 04, 2017)

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On the eve of this auspicious holiday, Rosh Hashanah, I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation for the great work you do for our community! Through your contributions and support, MADA is able to serve the community. We distributed two thousand Rosh Hashanah food baskets in partnership with B’nai Brith, will be serving 2500 holiday meals at 11 different locations and delivering Shabbat to Share meals throughout this holiday month!

Looking back at the past year, we mark our success with the smiles on our patrons’ faces! Our new building has become more of a home to our clients, donors, supporters, and volunteers, who feel and express the real meaning of “We are all Family”. You have made this difference in the lives of our less fortunate brothers and sisters!

In this merit, and in the merit of all the good things you do, may Hashem grant you a sweet and successful year, filled with all the good things you wish for you and yours! May we merit a year of redemption, to celebrate Sukkot with Moshiach in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem!

Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Cohen
Director

(October 02, 2016)

Passover Success at MADA

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| Passover 2016

We at the MADA Community Center extend our sincere gratitude to our generous donors and dedicated volunteers for helping us to serve 5,000 Passover meals at 10 community Seders! Thank you for also packing and delivering 1700 Passover holiday baskets and 1200 kosher for Passover Shabbat to Share boxes!
May we continue to fulfill the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s teaching: “Let no Jew be left behind.”

Our dedicated volunteers Include many adults, children, families and groups that gave their time and effort during this hectic Passover month, to ensure that members of our community should have the opportunity to celebrate Passover with joy and dignity!

LET US SALUTE…

Lara Sacks group, Anne Applebaum group, Elisa Frank group, Diller teen group, Dean Mendel group, Aviva Kalin group, Beth Tikvah youth group, Shaar Hashamayim B’nai Mitzvah group, Maimonides sixth grade, B’nai Akiva Kita Tet, David Green group-Young Israel Chomedy, Hebrew Academy afternoon school of D.D.O., Beth Rivkah sixth grade, Lubavitch Yeshiva seventh grade.

We would like to thank all the hosting locations and the Jewish Community Council for offering their premises for the MADA community Seders and the Montreal Food Baskets.

We apologise if anyone was inadvertently left out. Montreal would not be the same without MADA, and MADA would not be the same without you!

May we continue to fulfill the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s teaching: “Let no Jew be left behind.

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Media Coverage

CTV News – April 14, 2016

About 45 teens were at the Mada Community Center Thursday helping prepare Passover meals.

The teenagers were from a youth group called Diller Teen Fellows. Half are from Beersheba, Montreal’s twin city in Israel, and the other half are from high schools around Montreal.

The items on the menu are specific to Passover and are scooped up quickly. The organization’s goal is to make sure everyone in Montreal’s Jewish community is able to celebrate Passover.

“It’s a holiday, especially Passover time, where we talk about freedom, so it gives them the freedom to be able to celebrate with dignity and instead of being embarrassed … that they have nowhere to go,” said Miriam Ditkofsky, Mada’s development officer, During the first two nights of Passover, Mada will serve about 2,500 meals at satellite areas throughout the city to families in need. The organization prepares 4,500 hot meals for families on a daily basis.

 

(May 08, 2016)

Wednesday night, Oct. 21st, 2015 was an exciting landmark occasion for the MADA Community Center. MADA hosted supporters, volunteers and friends at the grand opening of their new facility and “home” at 6875 Decarie Blvd.

Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as they proudly celebrated with MADA in their new dining hall.

The evening’s highlight was a ‘Ribbon Cutting’ ceremoniously cut by Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre and Israeli Consulate General Ziv Nevo Kulman.

Other participants in the ceremony were Samuel Gewurz, event co-chairs Doreen Brown Green & Carolyn Steinman, City Councillor Lionel Perez, City Councillor and borough mayor for CDN-NDG Russell Copeman, Rabbi Isaac Gniwisch, President of the Board Pesach Nussbaum & MADA’s Director Rabbi C.S. Cohen.

There was a heartfelt program lead by Samuel Gewurz. Debra Margles touched the crowd when she spoke about her experiences as a MADA volunteer. Everyone was moved by Liat Urman’s personal testimony of how MADA helped a struggling family in need.

May the building of MADA’s new home help Montreal’s community continue to unite together as partners in the battle against poverty and loneliness… building hope and dignity.

Montreal would not be the same without MADA.
MADA would not be the same without YOU.

Click here to see pictures of the ribbon cutting.

 

News Coverage

The Gazette – http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/mada-officially-opens-new-community-centre-on-decarie-blvd

Actualités Cote des Neiges – http://lesactualites.ca/index.php/2015/10/14/mada-ouvre-son-nouveau-centre-communautaire/

CTV Montreal

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The Suburban – http://www.thesuburban.com/news/city_news/mada-launches-new-location/article_8d132381-c884-5402-95cd-311baebdc7bd.html
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(October 23, 2015)

Once again Solomon Schechter Academy helped MADA with a special mitzvah project. Last Friday morning Solomon Schechter hosted its annual Grandparents’ Day in the main sanctuary of Shaare Zion Synagogue.

This year grades 1 through 6 invited their Bubbies and Zaidies, Sabbas and Saftas , Grandmas and Grandpas to help create special gifts for our Shabbat to Share recipients. Over 550 vases were decorated and cards were written to help welcome Shabbat into our clients’ homes. These gifts will be distributed along with their weekly MADA Shabbat to Share meals and flowers. Kol hakavod to all who participated.

(October 14, 2015)