She was a founding member of the Match International Centre, the Portage Program for Drug Dependency, the Council of Canadian Unity, and the Auberge Shalom for Battered Women. She also helped establish Kosher Meals on Wheels in Montreal.
Among the chairmanships she has held are the honorary chair of the McGill University Centre for Research and Teaching for Women, co-chair of the Canadian Conference of Christians and Jews, chair of the Commonwealth Jewish Foundation of Canada, vice-president of the Commonwealth Jewish Council, and trustee of the Commonwealth Jewish Trust. She also served as president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada from 1975–1977.
Reitman defeated Moshe Ronen, who would later win the position, for the CJC presidency in 1986. In 1992, she was awarded the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case for having "advocated women's equality and opened roads to their empowerment." Five years later, she was awarded the Order of Canada in recognition for her volunteer work assisting women and Jews.
- Dorothy Reitman, (biography), Jewish Women's Archive
- "Canadian Jewish Congress elects first woman president", Globe and Mail, May 12, 1986
- "Joel, Parents Reunited; Kidnapper Still Sought", The Gazette (Montreal), June 18, 1958
- "Seven-year term for kidnapping", Canadian Press, Leader-Post (Regina), July 8, 1958
- 1992 Recipients, Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case, Status of Women Canada website
- Dorothy Reitman, C.M., The Governor General of Canada (website)
Milton E. Harris
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