Federation CJA 360 - May 4, 2018
McCord Museum explores Jewish contributions to Montreal.

Shabbat Shalom! This week’s issue – coming at the start of the inaugural National Jewish Heritage Month – features an art exhibit by talented local preschoolers, a Brazilian soccer star’s new academy in Israel, a Quebec-Israel exchange program for women, a candid video from Federation CJA’s new CEO, Yair Szlak, and more!

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May 4 | 7:47 PM

McCord Museum explores Jewish contributions to Montreal
Running May 3-November 11, the multimedia exhibit pays tribute to the Montreal Jewish community’s enormous impact on almost every aspect of the city.


Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Meet Federation CJA’s new CEO, Yair Szlak
In this short video, Yair candidly shares his life story, what has brought him to this point in his career, and his exciting vision for the future of our community.

Source: Federation CJA

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Agreement sets up Quebec-Israel exchange program for women
The new partnership aims to promote gender equality in the traditionally male-dominated fields of engineering and computer science.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Major neo-Nazi figure recruiting in Montreal
One of the most influential white supremacists in North America is organizing small meetings in city bars and apartments.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Montreal preschool art exhibit stresses the importance of creativity in daily life
This past Sunday, students from the CPE du Centre Communautaire Juif daycare displayed their artwork at the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA.

Source: Global News

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Berlin volunteers hand out 6,000 kippahs at public parks in solidarity with Jews
The “Kopf Hoch” (“Keep your head up”) event was organized in response to a recent anti-Semitic attack in Germany.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho opens academy in Israel
The Ronaldinho Soccer Academy – in partnership with the Beitar Nordia Jerusalem soccer team – launches this summer!

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Marches planned for missing Jesse Galganov
On May 13, events are being organized in Montreal and Toronto to raise awareness about the young man, last seen in September.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Source: Federation CJA

This is your last chance to apply for a One Happy Camper Grant or a CAMPS Access Grant before summer is here! Find out if your child is eligible at www.generationsfund.ca. Since the inception of Federation CJA’s Generations Fund, 1,550 Montreal children have received a $1,000 incentive grant towards their first summer at Jewish overnight camp, or a multi-year access grant, to make Jewish overnight camp more affordable. For more information, contact [email protected].

To learn more about your impact, click here.


Yom Yerushalayim: Mother’s Day Edition
GenMTL West Island
Time: Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Climbing the Property Ladder: Creating Wealth through Real Estate
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Tuesday, May 15 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In Conversation with Chef Michael Solomonov
Combined Jewish Appeal
Time: Wednesday, May 16 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

“Grandparents & Me” Live Musical Adventure Show! Featuring Moana, Princess Elsa, Snow White & Captain America
Cummings Centre West Island, PJ Library and Beth Tikvah
Time: Sunday, May 27 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Lunch with Eric Rapps
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Tuesday, May 29 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA:

President and Chief Executive Officer

Federation CJA:

Community Engagement Associate (Young Families)

Senior Cook

Association of Jewish Day Schools (AJDS):

Assistant to the Director General (1 year contract)

Federation CJA 360 is a news aggregate, offering readers a variety of articles and opinion pieces on topics of concern to the Jewish community and presented in a concise, convenient platform. The opinions expressed by contributors shared in Federation CJA 360 do not necessarily reflect the policies or the positions of Federation CJA, its staff or its Board of Directors.

About Federation CJA
For over one hundred years, Federation CJA has been at the heart of the organized Jewish community in Montreal. In partnership with a vast network of agencies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally, Federation CJA builds and sustains this community by providing leadership and by supporting the delivery of services and programs to care for the vulnerable and those in need, to ensure a bright Jewish future, to represent communal interests and to positively affect issues in the wider society.

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