The Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA evokes many beautiful memories. Moments that shaped our lives, and those of our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We believe that all children and their families should have access to the tools they need to stay active and connected to our Jewish heritage and traditions.

As a governor, you are planting seeds for everyone to flourish in the only centre that brings together all of Montreal’s community. Seeds of chesed (kindness) and tzedakah (justice), seeds of culture and identity. Seeds of Tikun Olam. Your mitzvah provides a safeguard for those who face daily struggles, and a place to belong for all members of our Community. Your support has been — and continues to be — essential in these difficult times. Our doors may be physically closed, and despite the lockdowns we have reached out and touched our members, breaking isolation, keeping them connected to one another, to our community. Our Y, Montreal’s JCC, is the heart of the community, offering programs for all age groups to stay engaged and maintain mental and physical health.

$613 Governor

$1260 Gold Governor

$1800 Chai Governor

$10,000 Life Governor

$25,000 Life Gold Governor

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the Y’s zoom Leadership program, Parent Sessions and Chaverim group. At this time of Covid-19, these programs have been a real God-send. The variety of activities keeps our son Shawn stimulated, interested, amused and happy. Your animators are amazing young people whose enthusiasm, support and praise make this experience a very positive one.
The result has been that Shawn, who is normally shy and hesitant about speaking out, has been communicating more at home and expresses his needs, wants and ideas more readily than before.

Gina Fogel

Our son has autism. Summer break is supposed to be home to some of your sweetest childhood memories. And we feared that all Peter would remember is feeling alone, not included, and out of place. Many summer camps just don’t have the resources to help autistic kids integrate. It was heartbreaking. Then we found out about the Y’s summer camp and everything changed. Through the expert support, kindness, and dedication of the counselors and staff at the Y, he’s become so much more… him. We see him eagerly participating and making friends. We see him reaching out to his peers instead of shying away from them. We see his personality emerging more and more. He wouldn’t be the ball of absolute sunshine he is without the Y. He wouldn’t feel like he belongs. He wouldn’t have a place.

Peter Watson

Last Monday my son who is 34 years old, had the experience of going to see the Habs play. What an amazing experience for him. He not only met up with his group, who meet at the Y every Wednesday, but with other members of the Y. So, as a whole group they travelled together to the Bell centre. This what inclusiveness is about. He will not forget the rush of the game but also being part of a larger group.

Sue Brotherwood

Make a difference today, become a Y Governor. Call Sarah Malka at 514-737-8628 ext. 568 or send her an email smalka@ymywha.com.

THANK YOU TO OUR HEROES

Life Gold Governors

Jack Gitlitz C.A. z”l
Jeffrey Kadanoff
Larry & Rena Katz z”l
Reevin Pearl
David Oberman
Nat & Thelma Rappaport z”l
Saul Rose z”l
Benjamin Schwam z”l

Life Governors

Lavy Becker z”l
Max Coblentz, Q.C. z”l
Cohen & Manton Family
Howard Cooper z”l
Jack Engels z”l
Sari Nadler z”l
Sid Ross z”l
Morris Schwartz z”l
Morris Shore, C.A.

Gold Governors

Howard Berish
Aaron Fish z”l
Michael Frankel
Stanley Kivenko
Robert Lantos
The Irving Ludmer Family Foundation
Jodi Mintz
William Pencer
George Reinitz
Jeffrey Segel
Manya Stendel
Irwin Tauben
Murray Waxman
Jonathan Wener
Morty White

Governors

Anonymous
Dr. Edward Adelson
Rivka Augenfeld
Marilyn Avrith
Charles Benjamin
Carol Berall
Hyman Bloom
Joan Bloom
Michael Blumenstein
Barbara Bronfman
Harold Brownstein
Natalie Brownstein
Michael Caplan
Rhoda Chankowsky
Sol Chankowsky
Mattie Chinks
David Cohen
E. Lawrence Cohen
Leonard Cohen z”l
Alice Cohen
Michael Cons
Stanley Cons
Pearl Cooper
Allan Coopersmith
Trudy Cusmariu
Reuben Croll
Marilyn Edelstein
Frank Engelberg
Robert Fainer
Jeff Feldman
Linda Feldman
Solly Feldman
Lynn Garfinkle
Geoffrey J Gelber
Alan Z Golden
Colette Golden
Shirley Goldfarb
Annette Goldman
Lionel Goldman
Murray Goodz
Philip Greenberg
Ian Greenberg
Linda Greenberg
Helen Harris
Linda Hazen-Yanow
David Kahn z”l
Jack Kivenko
Jack Klam
Arnold Kostiner z”l
Leona Kostiner
Abbey Kreisman
Leslie Laing
Nan Lassner
Harriet Lazare
Philip C. Levi
Janis Levine
Allan Levitt
Joseph Levitt
Morris Libstug
Ben Lipes
J. Stephen Lipper
Martin Lucht
Aline Malka
Jack Margolis
Douglas Mayoff
Pearl Mendel
Sheldon Merling
Joel Milgram
Murray Morganstein
Vita E. Novick
Marvin Ostin
Joseph Paperman
Leila Paperman
Ross Paperman
Douglas Pascal
Norma Perlman z”l
Dr. Herbert Ptack
Dorothy Reitman
Hillel Rosen
Shirley Rosentzveig
Scott Rozansky
Simon Rossdeutscher
Dr. Gerald Rudick
Lyon Sachs
Joe Schaffer
Edouard Schouela
Sheila Schouela
Steven Schouela
Manuel Shacter
Barry Shapiro
Barbara Sheiner
Gerald Sheiner
Philip Shuster
Ronald Singer
Edward Victor
Rhoda Vineberg
Richard Vineberg
Robert Vineberg
Maurice Wechsler
Stephen P. Yanow
Marvyn Yudelson
Kenneth Zakuta