Monroe Abbey, CM (1904 – November 28, 1993) was a Canadian lawyer specializing in mining law and a Jewish civic leader in Montreal.

He was president of Canadian Jewish Congress from 1968 to 1971.[1]

He was married to Minnie Cummings. His daughter, Sheila Finestone, was a Member of Parliament and Senator.

In 1978, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition for being "devoted community worker who has held office in every important Jewish organization in Montreal".[2]


Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Michael Garber
President of the Canadian Jewish Congress
Succeeded by
Sol Kanee