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About Ometz

For 160 years, Ometz has been serving the needs of the Jewish community of Montreal. Beginning as three separate agencies, Jewish Employment Montreal (JEM), Jewish Family Services (JFS) and Jewish Immigration Aid Services (JIAS) joined together in 2008 to form the organization that we now know as Ometz. Ometz is the Hebrew word for courage and is a reflection of the courage of those who seek our support in transforming their lives.

Today, reaching almost 12,000 people annually, we provide intervention, prevention, support services and programs to enhance our clients' quality of life. Our mission is to deliver accessible, confidential, personalized and culturally sensitive services based on Jewish values. Our staff members are responsive, compassionate, engaged, inspiring-and sensitive to the cultural and language needs of our diverse community.


Apr 15

Baking Club: Decorate Your Own Spring Cookies

Every other month, we have a meet-up at L'Annexe where we get together to make
a new recipe. Anyone aged 16 to ...
April 16, 2024

Introduction to Klezmer (Workshop Series #1 of "Kultur-krayzl")

KlezKanada and L’Annexe: the Ometz Centre for Young Adults are excited to
announce _Kultur-krayzl_ ( _Culture...
April 16, 2024

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Stories of Courage

I first came into contact with Ometz when I was 17 years old. I realized at that time that giving feels a lot better than receiving, and wanted to get involved with... read more

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