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Sara Saber-Freedman

saraphoto1Sara Saber-Freedman is the Executive Vice President of CIJA, Canada’s national Jewish advocacy organization.

Sara has extensive experience in the areas of community advocacy and public policy and administration, having worked as a senior manager for the Montreal Regional Health Authority, and as the lead community advocate for English-language health access in Quebec. She was for several years the Executive Director of the Missisquoi Institute, which carried out research on Quebec’s English-speaking communities.

An active community volunteer, Sara has served on the Boards of Directors of Centraide du Grand Montréal, the United Way of Canada, and the Institut du Nouveau Monde. She is Past-President of Congregation Dorshei Emet and Vice-President of MAB-Mackay, a public rehabilitation center for people with visual and communication disabilities.

Sara Saber-Freedman's Posts

Twenty-five years ago, I lost my first husband in a workplace shooting that took three other lives and forever changed many others. When I...

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For about two years, I’ve been Facebook friends with a Syrian.  Someone I “met” on line. And now I am part of a group...

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Catharine Palace, Russia

The world has watched in horror as the murderous cult that is ISIS destroys the archaeological jewels of Palmyra and Assyrian Nimrud. These are...

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One of the great things about my job is that it requires regular visits to Israel. When our kids were younger, such trips away...

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My father’s grandfather came to New York in about 1880, the first member of his family to emigrate from Budapest.  My great grandfather lived...

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of my maternal grandfather’s graduation from the 8th grade. Edward Sternberg, then aged about 14, had already been living...

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In the not so long-ago days when a family listened to music together or not at all; when children’s music consisted of Prokofiev’s Peter...

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For some eight years – from 1993 to 2001 – I was the lone Jewish employee of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social...

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