Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital

History of the Foundation

In 1970 the Castonguay-Neveu report and subsequent Bill 65, changed the entire structure and funding of Quebec’s health-care system. Operating costs of hospitals and all other health-care services were from then on, going to be assumed by the government.

As a result, in July 1973 the Hospital governing body was restructured and the JRH Foundation was incorporated with Stan Hyman, as its first President. The initial purpose of the Foundation was to collect monies through legacies, community and voluntary contributions and supplement the government’s funding.

In 1989 the Long-Range Planning Committee, chaired by Arnold Shostak, spearheaded the broadening of the Foundation’s original goals and mandate. The Foundation would actively fundraise not only to supplement government funding, but rather it would fund building, rebuilding and expansion of patient care, research, education and cultural activities.


  Anciens présidents de la Fondation :

Marvin Corber, C.A.1971-1972                                                             
Stanley Hyman1972-1976
Ab Robins1976-1981
George Reinhart, Honorary President1981-1983
Carl Charlap1983-1984
Murray Kotler1984-1986
Arnold Shostak1986-1991
George Reinhart, Honorary President1991-1992
Lynne Kassie1992-1994
Issie Wiseman1994-1997
Arthur Diamond *1997-1999
Etty Bienstock1999-2001
Michael Feil2001-2003
George Reinhart, Honorary President2003-2005
Grace Alter2005-2008
Irwin Tauben2008-2010