What We Support
Our goal is to promote public health by offering funds for scientific research activities and health related projects.
We aim to improve formal and experiential education by supporting high quality innovative programs, skill development, Israel experiences, volunteerism, and other engaging opportunities both in the Jewish and general community.
Quality of Life
We support organizations that serve populations at risk and supplement services provided through the public sector.
Organizations & Programs in North America & Israel
We promote thought leadership and strengthen communities in North America and in Israel.
Our Engagement with the Community
We offer workshops that aim to build the capacity of our partners and encourage best practices.
“On behalf of all of us, thank you again for the workshop with Sodkot yesterday. The girls had such a wonderful time. They kept sending thank you notes and pictures to Asher and other girls and boys from school asked to have such a workshop as well. We were all touched by the gentle way you led the session and by the girls’ words. We hope to have many more activities together in the near future.”
Orit Shulman, Vice President Partnership Development
Kol Israel Haverim, Breaking the Glass Ceiling program for girls in Science Education
Highlights of projects supported by the
Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation
Morris and Rosalind Goodman Agora
The Morris and Rosalind Goodman Agora was inaugurated on April 26, 2005, at the same time as the Jean-Coutu and Marcelle-Coutu pavilions. These three buildings form a set where the agora serves as the main entrance and meeting place.
In a context where multidisciplinary is increasingly valued in education and research circles, the presence of this place promotes exchanges and therefore plays a role in the knowledge sharing.
The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC)
The GCRC is an internationally renowned research institution, committed to coordinating and conducting independent basic cancer research and training within a technologically advanced Centre.
Affiliated with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the GCRC brings together the very best scientists, technicians, graduate students and research fellows. Providing an environment where investigators work together, side-by-side sharing equipment and facilities, generates an atmosphere that fosters and encourages progressive ideas and is scientifically and financially beneficial.
Rosalind Goodman LOJE 25 Legacy Project
Jewish Federations of North America
The Rosalind Goodman LOJE 25 Legacy Project is designed to encourage a greater role for women in philanthropy and community leadership.
Led by The Jewish Federations of North America, the two-year campaign seeks to empower Jewish women as philanthropists and community leaders through mentorship and education, with the goal of inspiring at least 25 women in each community across North America to commit to endowing their Lion of Judah.
Forum for Summer Camps in Israel
A living centre for empowerment, serving as a peer network for those aspiring to start a multi week summer camp for Israeli adolescents and teens.
The Weizmann Institute Program for Excellence in Science Teaching
The Weizmann Program for Excellence in Science Teaching was established to empower Israel’s high school science teachers by providing them with unique opportunities to expand their knowledge and be involved in innovative professional development activities. Using a ‘teach-the-teachers’ approach, the goal of the Program is to produce top quality, well-prepared teachers who instill a sense of enthusiasm for science in their students.
This Program is a natural fit for the Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, and aligns with their mission to improve formal and experiential education by supporting high-quality, innovative programs. The Foundation believes in access to quality education for all youth, especially in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
The Rosalind & Morris Goodman Family Pediatric Formulations Centre of the CHU Sainte-Justine
The Rosalind & Morris Goodman Family Pediatric Formulations Centre of the CHU Sainte-Justine, also known as the Goodman Pediatric Formulations Centre (GPFC), was opened on February 22, 2016. The overall goal of the Centre is to improve access to child-friendly medicines. We are the only Centre in Canada whose mandate is to facilitate the development of commercially available age-appropriate formulations for children. Promoting practices to increase safety of medicines administered to children is part of our mission.
Many medicines used in children are not available in pharmaceutical forms adapted to their needs. Indeed, most oral medications are produced for adults as tablets and capsules, which lack dosing flexibility to meet dosage requirements of the spectrum of ages and sizes, ranging from neonates to adolescents. Furthermore, most children under the age of 8 are unable to swallow pills.
CAPS (Creating Access Promoting Success) Program
The CAPS Program is designed to provide access to our Jewish Day Schools. By freezing annual tuition from Kindergarten through grade 6 and Secondary I through V, the program gives more Jewish children the opportunity to take advantage of a high standard of educational excellence, as well as a strong Judaic-based curriculum while providing parents with long term reassurance that Jewish day school affordability is here to stay.
Building Leadership and Organizational Capacity in the Indigenous Community
The Leadership program focuses on the Inuit and First Nations Communities, from James Bay to Nunavik. The program is primarily aimed at fostering youth involvement in the community.
Teamwork, communication, organization, and entrepreneurship are at the core of the Leadership programs.
UPWARD New York
UJA Federation of New York
Prior to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, UJA NY had begun to amplify its anti-poverty work in response to escalating needs. At the time, there were 1.7 million people in New York City living in poverty.
Back in 2017, UJA-Federation unveiled a plan to amplify its response to poverty called Upward New York. Upward New York is now well underway and the initiative’s strategic, multi-faceted approach to combatting poverty is exactly what the NY community needs in these unprecedented times. UJA NY is now expanding its approach to transition more food pantries to the digital system and open additional satellite Hubs so that they can help more people.
Capacity Building and Food Security
Centraide of Greater Montreal
Centraide supports a network of agencies and projects that provide emergency food assistance and that above all help individuals and families find lasting solutions to make sure they get enough nutritious food.
In addition, by consolidating the skills and leadership abilities of the leaders and actors within the supported agencies, Centraide increases the impact of its strategies deployed in the region.
These two investments focus areas are important elements in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in Greater Montreal.