FEDERATION CJA is the central funding, planning, and coordinating body of services for the nearly 93,000 Jews in Montreal and is the one organization that speaks on behalf of the entire community. Supporting a family of constituent agencies and associated communal organizations offering innovative programs meeting health and welfare, education, cultural, spiritual, and social needs, FEDERATION CJA has served Montreal's Jewish community for nearly 90 years.
Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) is the fundraising arm of FEDERATION CJA, with proceeds from the annual campaign supporting an array of local, national, Israel and overseas programs and activities. Costs of the campaign are kept low, approximately 8%, so that donations are used to make a difference in people's lives. The themeline of the campaign is When you give help you give hope.
As a community organization, FEDERATION CJA mobilizes thousands of volunteers who devote their time and energy to raising funds, allocating the proceeds, and assisting in the delivery of services. It is one of 155 North American Jewish federations, a member organization of the United Israel Appeal (UIA) Federations Canada, the United Jewish Communities, and a contributor to the Jewish Agency for Israel.