Interior group portrait, Avrum Orenstein, vice-president of Federation CJA presenting Libby Volodarsky Labell with the Orenstien Award at Jewish Family Services' annual meeting. Labell, past president of JFS of the Baron de Hirsch Institute, was honoured for her outstanding service to the Jewish community and the community at large.
Interior group portrait, Gazette journalist Henry Aubin holding his book "The Rescue of Jerusalem," about the 8th century alliance between ancient Hebrews and Africans, with [from left] Jewish Studies teacher Joseph Fima, librarian Deena Roskies, and Jewish Studies director Ora Amar Rubinstein at Herzliah-Snowdon.
Interior group portrait, Jewish Family Services president Richard Uditsky presenting plaque to former social work professor Sheila Goldbloo, in recognition of her years of dedicated community service. Goldbloom has been a standing member of the JFS Board of Directors and Committee for years.
Interior group portrait, Sheila Goldbloom [third from right], a retired McGill University social worker and community volunteer, is presented with the 1999 Jewish Women International of Canada Woman of Achievement Award by president Paula Mittleman. From left are, Marcia Gurman, past president; Anna Lee Gould, past president; Arlene Fagan, convention chair; and Penny Krowitz, executive director. In background is an Israeli, a Canadian, and a Quebec flag.
Interior group snapshot, Canadian Friends of Amal executive director Israel Nachshen presenting a certificate of honour for the annual Read-A-Thon, with students Aryeh Ditkovsky [left] of Van Horne School and Yitzchak Guindi of Cote St. Luc School.
Label on verso: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: / ARYEH DITKOVSKY, GRADE 6 / VAN HORNE SCHOOL, ISRAEL / NACHSHEN, EXECUTIVE / DIRECTOR CANADIAN FRIENDS / OF AMAL, YITZCHAK GUINDI, / GRADE 6, COTE ST LUC SCHOOL
Label on verso: Howard Kay Photographie / 5251 Lemieux / Montreal, Quebec H3W 2V1 / tel: (514) 737-3827 / fax: (514) 341-1094
Additional information: The proceeds of the Read-A-Thon, which took place at the Jewish Peoples Schools and Peretz Schools, are donated to the Amal project in Israel, with more than 140 schools and 50, 000 students.
Interior group portrait, From left, siblings Moses, Libby and Sam Znaimer -- holding a book, a plaque, and The Jerusalem Report magazine, respectively -- in celebration of their return to Montreal to launch the Helen and Aron Znaimer Foundation at the Jewish Public Library in honour of their parents. Their $50,000 gift in support of learning and literacy in Montreal will finance the library's current perodical acquisitions.