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Update: High Holidays at MADA

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| HIGH HOLIDAYS 2015

The sounds of happy conversation, singing and laughter spilled into the night during MADA’s festive Rosh Hashana dinners. They were held at 12 locations throughout the city on September 13 and 14. It was wonderful to see the rooms filled with about 2,500 people. The dinners provided many with the opportunity to celebrate Rosh Hashana with others in a family setting.
“It’s the unity and the feeling of togetherness that keeps me coming back to volunteer at MADA,” says Laurent Bensamama, one of the head servers and volunteer coordinators for this event. Adds Laurent, “At MADA the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s words, “Let no Jew be left behind,” are really put into action.”

In addition to the Rosh Hashana dinners,

  • • 2,000 Kosher holiday food baskets were delivered.
  • • 1,750 meals were prepared for the Sukkot and Simchat Torah celebrations at MADA’s headquarters.
  • • 5,250 holiday meals were prepared and will be delivered – with friendly visits – to patrons of our Shabbat to Share program during this holiday month.

To our supporters and volunteers, thank you so much! You made these projects possible!
Wishing you and yours an easy and meaningful Yom Kippur Fast.

To donate click here.

Rosh Hashanah Preparation in the News

Mada On CTV

Mada on Breakfast Television Montreal

Mada on Breakfast Television Montreal this morning.

Posted by Mada Community Center on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mada on CJAD - Tommy Schnurmacher Show

http://www.cjad.com/blog/tommy-schnurmacher/2015/09/03/helping-those-in-need-for-rosh-hashanah

Mada in The FREE PRESS

(September 22, 2015)

Rosh Hashanah 2015 at Mada

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| Rosh Hashanah 2015

What to do when you are faced with challenges? If you are a part of the MADA family, you strive harder to help.

Just ask MADA volunteer Lori Basal, who headed a special project that was bringing 2000 Rosh Hashana food baskets to folks in need. “This is a project MADA took on because the organization that usually did it was unable to this year,” she said. “Considering the challenges that MADA is facing ….a recent move to new premises…major renovations…figuring out how to accomplish everything…that’s what I call going the extra mile!”

Click here to see pictures of our amazing volunteers.

Well, thanks to wonderful volunteers like Lori we delivered the baskets AND we are also gearing up for our traditional Rosh Hashana outreach. Hundreds of volunteers came in to peel, chop, process and cook over 12,000 pounds of fresh produce, 2500 pounds of salmon and 1800 chickens: all for the festive dinners we are having on September 13 and 14 at twelve locations throughout the city. More volunteers will be serving these delicious meals to thousands in our community who would otherwise be alone over the holiday. As always, there is never a charge to our patrons and guests.

Yes, everyone has challenges but with G-d’s help and yours we are living up to the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s directive “Let no Jew be left behind.”

To join our family of volunteers this Rosh Hashana, click here.
To provide much-needed financial support, click here.

Shana Tova!

Rosh Hashanah Preparation in the News

Mada On CTV

Mada on Breakfast Television Montreal

Mada on Breakfast Television Montreal this morning.

Posted by Mada Community Center on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mada on CJAD - Tommy Schnurmacher Show

http://www.cjad.com/blog/tommy-schnurmacher/2015/09/03/helping-those-in-need-for-rosh-hashanah

Mada in The FREE PRESS

(September 10, 2015)

Montreal had been abuzz for months as it prepared for its annual Masterpieces 4 MADA gala. The community rallied together to support this important cause. Many collected auction prizes, schools prepared beautiful art pieces and artists donated their artwork. Their hard work culminated in a beautiful event at the Windsor Ballrooms on May 19. The camaraderie, rich food and endless cocktails made it an event to remember. But, the most beautiful part of the evening was the gathering of Montreal’s finest, joined in unity, to fight hunger.

Famous comedians Orny Adams and Jim Breuer had the crowd in tears, demonstrating how we too can “Laugh Away the Tears.”
The Gala was led by the articulate Debra Arbec, head anchor at CBC News.

Thanks to the generous Montreal community, over $200 000 was raised to feed the needy through MADA’s cafeteria.

Looking forward to seeing you next year. Together, we can fight hunger!

Comedian Orny Adams

Comedian Orny Adams

Comedian Jim Breuer

Comedian Jim Breuer

Head anchor at CBC Debra Arbec

Head anchor at CBC Debra Arbec

M4M GALA

M4M GALA

 

For more pictures click here.

 

CBC New Coverage

 

Video shown at M4M Gala

 

(May 28, 2015)

We’re Moving

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| New Building

The MADA Community Centre has transformed itself from a grassroots organization to the central address for combating poverty in the Montreal Jewish community. Demand for MADA’s services continues to rise, every day!

We have now outgrown our current space at the Cote Des Neiges Plaza. In order to make way for a big box store at the mall, as of May 1st, our lease is up and we are moving to our new and permanent location at 6875 Decarie Blvd. Our staff, offices, social workers, kitchen and cafeteria have made the transition to our new building. The food bank will be relocated at a later date.

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Mada Community Center – 6875 Decarie Blvd

We are certain that the new MADA headquarters will allow us to better serve our clients and also facilitate new programs that could not be housed in our previous locale. We look forward to welcoming you to our new premises!

 

(May 01, 2015)

Passover Update

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| Passover 2015

We at the MADA Community Center extends 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 kosher for Passover Shabbat to Share boxes!
May we continue to fulfill the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s teaching: “Let no Jew be left behind.”

Pictures of our volunteers

To view pictures of passover prep please click here

Coverage on CBC NEWS

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(April 17, 2015)