Federation CJA 360 - February 1, 2019

This week’s 360 includes coverage of an anti-BDS bill advancing in the US Senate. Plus the story of the Israeli rescue team helping dam victims in Brazil, the Jewish connection to Oscar frontrunner “Roma”, music from the Shalva Band and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
February 1 | 4:43 PM

More than half of Canadians don’t know six million Jews died in Holocaust
“Clearly there are gaps in our educational system that must be filled because, as it stands now, as a society, we are not preparing the next generation to learn from the past,” said the Azrieli Foundation’s chair and CEO, Naomi Azrieli, about the new poll.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) in Montreal
Learn more about Federation CJA’s Inclusion initiative and the exciting events we’re sponsoring throughout the month of February in support of JDAIM.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Israel, Brazilian Jews mobilize to aid dam collapse victims
About 130 Israeli military and search-and-rescue team members were sent to help families in the town of Brumadinho, where a dam used to store mining byproducts burst last Friday.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Image source: Jerusalem Post


A global rise in antisemitism could turn back the clock – even in Canada
Shimon Koffler Fogel – CEO of Federation CJA’s advocacy agent, CIJA – calls for relevant government agencies to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, for the Canadian government to expand funding for community security, and for a national strategy aimed at combatting antisemitism and other forms of hate online.

Source: National Post

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US Senate advances combating BDS act after shutdown delay
The bill would give cover to states to pass laws banning business with supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

Source: Forward
Image Source: Wikipedia

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A German soccer club recalls two Jewish fans on a day of Holocaust remembrance
Read the fascinating story of why Germany’s soccer clubs are hubs of anti-racism and how they serve as some of the country’s most important keepers of Holocaust memory.

Source: Forward

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Men behind Toronto paper found guilty of promoting hate against women and Jews
Your Ward News, which has a circulation of about 300,000, promoted legalizing rape and denied the Holocaust occurred.

Source: Globe and Mail

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Roma, the Mexico City setting of Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar frontrunner, used to be a Jewish neighbourhood
From the 1920s to the 1950s, Roma was the epicentre of Syrian-Jewish life in Mexico.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Listen to the Shalva Band sing “One Day” medley
The talented and inspirational Shalva Band, made up of 8 young adults living with disabilities, is considered a top contender to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year.

Source: YouTube

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Source: Federation CJA

Federation CJA’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity that is accessible to all will be on display during Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), which begins today. Throughout the month of February, Federation CJA and other organizations will be participating in, and collaborating on, a series of JDAIM events that celebrate inclusion and the contributions of individuals living with disabilities.

Federation CJA’s partnership events are:

  • Movie Night: Far From The Tree (Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 6:00 PM – Guzzo Mega-Plex Spheretech 14)
  • Letter To My Disability (Saturday, February 9, 2019 and Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 3 shows – Segal Centre for Performing Arts)
  • Singing With Heart Choir Performance (Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:30 PM - Cummings Centre for Seniors)
  • American Sign Language Storytime (Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 10:15 AM - Jewish Public Library)
For more information on Federation CJA's Inclusion initiative, and to view the JDAIM 2019 Montreal Community Calendar, go to federationcja.org/en/inclusion/.

AIDS, Love and the Meaning of Life with Scott Fried
Powered by GenMTL and MORSL
Time: Monday, February 4 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM

HIV and the Torah with Scott Fried
Hillel Montreal
Time: Wednesday, February 6 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM

An Evening with Scott Fried: Being LGBTQ+ in the World Today
Powered by GenMTL
Time: Wednesday, February 6 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

An Adult’s Guide to the Teenage World presented by Scott Fried
Powered by GenMTL
Time: Wednesday, February 6 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WP Movie Night: Far from the Tree
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, February 7 | 6:00 PM

Letter to My Disability | Special GenMTL Price!
Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Powered by GenMTL
Time: Sunday, February 10 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

American Sign Language (ASL) Storytime
The Jewish Public Library in collaboration with GenMTL's PJ Library®
Time: Sunday, February 24 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM


Federation CJA:

Community Engagement Associate, Young Families and PJ Library

Manager, TOV volunteers

Senior Prospect Researcher

Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Jewish Public Library

Director of Development

Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs:

Executive Director, Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs (KMRP)

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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