$45m raised for the Montreal Community

We did it.

With Stephen Bronfman at the helm of this year’s Combined Jewish Appeal campaign, we raised $45.2m for the neediest in our community and worldwide.

I was proud to chair this year’s Sephardic Campaign and even prouder to work with the most committed and fun team I’ve had the pleasure to deal with:   Arlene Abitan, Neil Uditsky, Helene Amar-Langburt, Karen Aflalo and Kat Issenman.

Thank-you also to all the generous donors that have made this year’s campaign so successful and who dig in their pockets to make the life of others so much better.

You can read the CJN Summary here:   http://www.cjnews.com/canada/montreal-cja-campaign-projects-45-million-total

Kutoto makes Apple’s Picks

Get someone to fetch your groceries, paint your room or whatever else you could dream up.

Get someone to fetch your groceries, paint your room or whatever else you could dream up.

We’ve invested in a small Montreal startup called Kutoto.com It’s a nifty idea… Want someone local to walk your dogs, pick up groceries, fix a sink? Then post your request and how much you’re ready to pay and Kutoto matches your request with vetted (read trusted) local people that are ready to do it.

It’s not an entirely new idea and similar concepts exist in the US but they’ve taken on a novel approach and have built an amazing app that got not one but two mention on Apple Canada’s iStore!
You can download the app here: http://www.kutoto.com