1977 – 1986

Montreal’s Jewish community was extremely active in the struggle to liberate Soviet Jewry. Protestors gathered in front of the Soviet Consulate in downtown Montreal to express their opposition to the Soviet Union’s oppressive policies. CRÉDIT : Howard Kay

 
1977 – 1986

Montreal’s Jewish community was extremely active in the struggle to liberate Soviet Jewry. Protestors gathered in front of the Soviet Consulate in downtown Montreal to express their opposition to the Soviet Union’s oppressive policies. CRÉDIT : Howard Kay

 
1977 – 1986

Soviet Jews, who faced severe antisemitism, struggled long and hard to win the opportunity to emigrate to Israel.

 
1977 – 1986

Canvassers work the phones on Super Sunday, the single largest community event of the annual Combined Jewish Appeal. Volunteers gather at Cummings House to solicit gifts.

 
1977 – 1986

Samuel Bronfman House was built as headquarters for the Canadian Jewish Congress. It is now part of Concordia University.

 
1977 – 1986

The Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts has become a focal point for Jewish culture in Montreal.

 
1977 – 1986

Quebec Premier René Lévesque (at far right) meets with leaders of Montreal’s Jewish community, including Federation CJA Executive Vice President Emanuel Weiner (third from left), at a meeting convened by Canadian Jewish Congress in January 1977.

 
1977 – 1986

Prime Minister Shimon Peres is greeted at the Dorval Airport by leaders of Montreal’s Jewish Community: General Chairman of the CJA Marvin Corber, Executive Director of AJCS John R. Fishel, President Carl Laxer and Honoary Chairman of the Appeal Gordon Brown.

 
1977 – 1986

Charles Bronfman visits the Charles Bronfman Absorption Center for Ethiopian Jews in Israel, 1984.

 
1977 – 1986

Campaign leadership l’chaim to a successful Super Sunday Super Week in the 1980s

 
1977 – 1986

Eric Moss, Chairman of AJCS’ Computer Committee, talks to Executive Director John Fischel about the Federation’s new computer system, ͞the Ultimate͟.

 
1977 – 1986

A meeting between Menachem Begin, Charles Bronfman and Manny Batshaw.

 
1977 – 1986

The Cummings Centre’s first years, 1980s

 
1977 – 1986

The Cummings Centre’s first years, 1980s

 
1977 – 1986

The Cummings Centre’s first years, 1980s

 
1977 – 1986

Hockey star Maurice Richard meets with campaign leadership during Super Sunday/Super Seven, a massive phonathon drive held in 1986.

 
1977 – 1986

Quebec Justice Minister Herbert Marx reviews the CJA Super Sunday/Super Seven corporate sponsorship program with vice-chairman Linda Feldman and Norman Jaskolka.

 
1977 – 1986

Hundreds of volunteers from all age brackets worked during Super Sunday, even Yuppie!

 
1977 – 1986

Hundreds of volunteers from all age brackets worked during Super Sunday, even Yuppie!

 
1977 – 1986

Campagne sépharade prepares for the 1981 Campaign.

 
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1977 – 1986

Campagne sépharade prepares for the 1981 Campaign.

 
1977 – 1986

In 1982, Federation CJA organized a mission to Lebanon

 
1977 – 1986

In 1982, Federation CJA organized a mission to Lebanon

 
1977 – 1986

Images from the 1979 March to Jerusalem

 
1977 – 1986

Images from the 1979 March to Jerusalem

Leadership

1975-1977 - Joe Ain
1977-1979 - Hillel Becker
1979-1981 - Irving J. Halperin
1981-1983 - Harvey H. Sigman
1983-1985 - Dodo Heppner
1985-1987 - Carl Laxer
1977 - Martin Levine
1978 - Mildred. B. Lande, C.M.
1979 - Morton Brownstein, C.M.
1980 - Sydney Glazer
1981 - Alexander Mayers
1982 - Irving Wenger
1983 - Harold Brownstein
1984 - Arthur Diamond
1985 - Boris G. Levine, C.M.
1986 - Marvin Corber, C.M.
1977 - 1978 - Anne Nadler
1978 - 1979 - Marilyn Blumer
1979 - 1980 - Zelda Thow
1980 - 1981 - Esther Landsman
1981 - 1982 - Shirley Goldfarb
1982 - 1983 - Lois Lieff
1983 - 1984 - Shirley Rabinovitch
1984 - 1985 - Bernice Brownstein
1985 - 1986 - Dorothy Greenbaum
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1977 - William Dery
1978 - Ralph Benatar
1979 - Claude Chriqui
1980 - Jacob Attias
1981 - Henry Dana
1982 - David Malka
1983 - Fabienne Marelli / Bob Abitbol
1984 - Aline Malka / Joseph Ziri
1985 - Annette Oliel Amar / Joseph Assayag
1986 - Coty Benchetrit Kalfon / Émile Malka
1977 - William Gittes / Joseph Caplan
1978 - Michael Greenblatt
1979 - Boris G. Levine, C.M.
1980 - Edward Barkoff
1981 - Charles R. Bronfman, P.C., C.C.
1982 - Morley M. Cohen, C.M., C.Q. / Sheila Zittrer
1983 - Maxwell Cummings, C.M., GOQ / Nathan Cummings
1984 - Manuel G. Batshaw, C.M., CQ
1985 - Hillel Becker
1986 - Morton Brownstein, C.M.