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New donation means seniors can get kosher food supplements

October, 2009

For a number of years, Sun Youth has offered food hampers to low-income seniors each month. This program allows them to concentrate their limited financial resources on concerns other than food.

The food is made available through donations from the public and private sector. Monetary donations are used to purchase essential items such as meat and dairy products.

Seniors can benefit from kosher food hampers because of the generous contribution of the Nussia and André Aisenstadt Foundation. The foundation’s president, Michael Vineberg, recently dropped by Sun Youth with a $25,000 cheque.

For those who cannot make it because of medical reasons, we offer a delivery service. It will be extended and allow us to visit isolated seniors. We will offer twice as many delivery days than before with staff dedicated to this sole purpose.

Tommy Kulczyk (left) and Sid Stevens (right) accept a $25,000 cheque from Michael Vineberg. Photo: Nicolas Carpentier

André Aisenstadt played a key role in establishing the Montreal Jewish General Hospital Foundation, acted as governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as president of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal. He sat on the executive of the Université de Montréal, where he helped to create the centre de recherches mathématiques. For these accomplishments and many more, he was made Grand Officier de l’Ordre national du Québec in 1991. Born in Russia in 1912, Aisenstadt moved to Switzerland for his studies. There, he befriended Albert Einstein. He immigrated to Canada in 1939 because of rising political tensions in Europe.

Sun Youth wishes to thank the Nussia & André Aisenstadt Foundation and its president, Michael Vineberg, for their outstanding generosity. For more information on the Senior Food Supplement Program (regular and kosher), contact Sun Youth at 514-842-6822.



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