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"This new institution will offer your membership strong educational programs and enriching opportunities that will inspire lifelong learning and an enduring appreciation for Jewish values."

-- Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
"There are few organisations better qualified than Chabad to make this Jewish Academy a success."

-- Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth
"This is certainly an exciting time for the Jewish Community as Chabad of Downtown
Vancouver looks to provide quality education for adults interested in learning more about the Jewish tradition"

-- Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia
"Vancouver is recognized the world over as one of the most diverse cities, and we thank the Jewish community for its part in helping to create our renowned multicultural mosaic".

-- Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver