“After the 1967 war in Israel, I figured it was time to do some extra work outside of my business, in the community. I went to the Allied Jewish Community Services building on Sherbrooke and Bleury (which was the precursor to Federation CJA). I saw so many people I knew making the time to volunteer, and I figured, if they are all busy but they have the time, I should find the time too. That’s how I got started.
There are always people who need more and I can do something to help. When I make phone calls to get pledges, after many years the donors recognize my voice. We develop relationships and we have respect for one another. And that means more to me than any gift. Volunteers are people with heart. So are the donors we call. It’s been years of pleasure.”