Thursday, May 15th
Meet our Gala Honouree
For many years, Jewel Lowenstein has been the extraordinary force behind the success of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom’s annual Gala. This year, we have chosen to honour Jewel herself.
Jewel has shown leadership at Temple through long-time service on the Board and Executive. She also enjoys being a committee member of the Aron Museum, which houses an historical and exquisite collection of Judaica. In this way, and through her role as Chair of the Gala committee, she has made her mark on Temple’s long and proud history as one of the oldest progressive synagogues in Canada and the only Reform congregation in Quebec.
In the broader Jewish communities, following her retirement as a librarian at McGill, Jewel served as Chair of Women’s Philanthropy at Montreal’s Federation/CJA, Women’s Chair of Canada’s United Israel Appeal (UIA), and Montreal women’s representative to the U.S. United Jewish Appeal (UJA). She has contributed to the cultural and academic life of Montreal through her dedication to the McGill Friends of the Library, the McCord Museum Board, as well as The Garden Club of Montreal and The Helen Day Art Gallery in Stowe. Jewel’s current involvements include the McGill Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum, and the OSM Opening Night Concert Committee.