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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.


Feb 20

From Strength to Strength: Multigenerational Art Exhibition in Honour of JDAIM

For the 3rd year in a row, Agence Ometz (including L'Annexe: the Ometz Centre
for Young Adults) and the Cumming...
February 21, 2024

Masks: A New Generation - Game Group

You may have heard of L'Annexe's famous Dungeons & Dragons groups, which have
been very popular in the past. Th...
February 21, 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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