Our Families Have Arrived!
On February 27, 2017 and March 9, 2017 the Temple , along with their extended families living in Montreal , welcomed our two Syrian Sponsored families.
Hugs, tears, joy, relief and gratefulness permeated the airport along with excited temple members, outerwear, boots, gifts and smiles!.
Faker’s family having arrived from Jordan on Feb. 27 with 4 children, ages 7-18 are now living in their permanent home, completely furnished with furniture, household items, and clothing; all contributions from Temple members and members of the extended community. Children are in school and parents enrolled in French class. Family members have had excursions to museum, bowling, city tour etc.
Imad’s family , having arrived from Lebanon on March 9 with their 5 children, ranging in age from 8-18 is living in temporary housing until permanent accommodations will be found in Ahuntsic, close to their extended family.
Arrangements are being made for for school, French etc.
The day after their arrival, Imad’s family said to us: “We are greatly relieved to feel safe, and sleep at night.”
Both families are bright, polite, gracious and eager to start their new life in Canada.
We have done a Mitzvah!
Kudos to our dedicated committee members!
SYRIAN FAMILY REUNITED, SPONSORED BY MONTREAL TEMPLE
CJN, March 13, 2017
Syrian refugees reunited
CTV News, Monday, February 27, 2017
Syrian family reunited in Montreal thanks to Westmount Jewish community
CBC, Monday, February 27, 2017
Deux frères ayant fui la guerre en Syrie réunis grâce à une synagogue montréalaise
Radio Canada, Monday, February 27, 2017
WESTMOUNT SYNAGOGUE TO WELCOME FIRST OF 2 SYRIAN FAMILIES
Montreal Gazette, February 24, 2017
SYRIAN REFUGEES SHOW GRATITUDE AND ASK FOR ACCEPTANCE
CJN, October 5, 2016
Ipolitics.ca’s article:”Jewish Canadians mobilize to help Syrian refugees come to Canada.”
Westmount Examiner: Westmount temple to bring Syrian refugee family to Canada.
CBC News: Westmount synagogue to sponsor a refugee family from Syria.
Radio Canada: Une synagogue de Montréal veut accueullir des réfugiés syriens.
Global News: Westmount synagogue sponsors Syrian refugee family
The Gazette: Opinion: Why our congregation is sponsoring at least one Syrian refugee family.