Friday, 25 July 2014
Yom Shishi, 27 Tammuz 5774
Ben Weider Interview

1. What does community mean to you?*

Community is very important to me, especially the jewish community who I hold dear. Without community as Jews we quickly loose our Identity...
Community facilitates good Jewish family values that will then be passed on through the generations...

2. Why do you get involved with jewish causes and Institutions?*

The key to remaining Jewish in a world where it is very easy to blend in, is education and Jewish awareness...
Knowledge of our Jewish traditions is what will let us survive as a people, and Jewish education is that one thing that will facilitate that...

3. What impact do you see your involvement having on the Jewish community?*

Jewish awareness and Jewish pride, and Jewish educations is on the rise as a direct result of the projects that I involved myself in...

4. Why do you think that the Seminary for young ladies, Ben Weider Educational Center, is necessary?

These young ladies will become the future mothers and teachers of our community and communities around the world. The backbone of our judaism will ultimately be in the hands of the women . They are the ones educating, bringing up, and instilling the values of ethics and morality into our children. By supporting the Chaya Mushka Seminary we ensure a secure tomorrow for a jewish tomorrow.

5. Are you proud of what's been accomplished so far through your involvement?*

It gives me great pride to see what has been accomplished so far, and I know that there is still so much that has to be done...

6. Why would you encourage others to get involved with Jewish education, just how you have?*

Knowing that an investment in Jewish education now will yield results far into the future, it's almost a must that everyone who can get involved do so...

7.  Do you see a bright future for Jewish educations and strong Jewish pride in Montreal?*

Montreal will be a place where Jews will always feel conformable and a place where vibrant enthusiasm for Jewish tradition will last well into the future...
I am encouraged to know that Montreal has a bright Jewish future...