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 Hashomayim B’nai Mitzvah group, Maimonides sixth grade, B’nei Akiva Kita Tet, David Green group-Young Israel Chomedey, 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 apologize 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.”
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.