Interior group portrait, Artist Sydney Berne and Royal Bank Managaer (Queen Mary branch) Tina Screnci sharing a moment at the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors successful raffle. Both Berne and the bank donated an item for the raffle, whose proceeds went to maintaing essential programs and services.
Interior portrait, Jewel Lowenstein, who was on the staff of McGill University's libraries for over 35 years, was honoured as the Friend of the Year by the libraries. One of her duties was curating the Moshe Safdie archives. She help found the McGill University Friends of the Library and has been active in many other community causes, including chairing the women's division of the 1997 Combined Jewish Appeal.
Interior group snapshot, Children from the former Soviet Union lighting the Chanukah menorah at the Jewish Russian Community Centre with Rabbi Israel Sirota. From left are Anna Brodskaya, Irina Potemkina, Vadik Rudman, Rabbi Sirota, Andrei Leshiner, and Anna Leshiner.
Interior group snapshot, The new offices of Jewish Family Services (JFS) were dedicated with a mezuzah-affixing ceremony. Taking part are Rabbi Israel Sirota [left], JFS board member and spiritual leader of the Anshei Ozeroff Congregation, and outgoing JFS president Richard Uditsky.