Federation CJA 360 - March 15, 2019

This week’s 360 includes coverage from today’s murderous anti-Muslim attack on two New Zealand mosques, which killed 49 innocent victims while they prayed. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in this time of grief and sadness. Shabbat Shalom.

Shabbat Candlelight
March 15 | 6:42 PM

New Zealand Jews ‘sickened, devastated’ by deadly mosque shootings
The attack in Christchurch, which came around the time people were attending the mosques for Friday prayers, was the deadliest in the nation’s history.

Article Source: Forward
Image Source: JTA

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New survey reveals behaviours and attitudes of Canadian Jews
Released this week, the landmark study – which examines the identities, values, opinions and experiences of Canadian Jewry – was made possible thanks to the collaboration between Federation CJA and the University of Toronto, York University, the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Hate crimes: Ottawa gives $26,000 to Jewish congregation in Westmount [article in French]
The federal funding supports the right of Canadians to practice their faith and culture without fear; the grant will allow the Shaar Hashomayim to update its surveillance cameras, among other security measures.

Source: Le Journal de Montréal


Skiing opens up winter wonderland for immigrants
Thanks to Agence Ometz, one of Federation CJA’s affiliated agencies, dozens of recent Jewish immigrants to Montreal enjoyed their first time on skis during a day of fun that introduced them not only to the sport, but to seeing winter in a positive light.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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In Minnesota, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments cause pain and confusion
In the Twin Cities, Jews and Somali immigrants have been partners for decades; leaders from both communities fear that the freshman congresswoman’s repeated use of antisemitic tropes could damage an alliance they have spent years trying to nurture.

Source: Washington Post

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Catherine Hébert dedicates a film to Ziva Postec, editor of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah [article in French]
Ziva Postec’s contributions to the legendary film, which consumed six years of her life, went largely unnoticed until now; click here to watch the trailer for the illuminating documentary, which premieres today.

Source: Le Devoir

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Watch Vampire Weekend’s trippy tour through Jewish deli culture
The rock group’s new video for “Sunflower”, directed by Jewish actor Jonah Hill, starts at Zabar’s market and ends at the Barney Greengrass deli, with a cameo by Jerry Seinfeld.

Source: YouTube

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15 mouthwatering Hamantaschen recipes
Purim is next Thursday (March 21) and whether you like your cookies classic, or savory, or even rainbow-dyed, there's a recipe out there for you.

Source: The Nosher

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The crowd-pleasing Centennial Haggadah is now available for purchase
It makes a great gift for friends and family – click here to place your order and ensure that your copies arrive in time for your 2019 Seder.

Source: Federation CJA

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Source: Federation CJA

Click here to check out the highlights from our latest Honeymoon Israel trip (February 14-24) – a romantic, fun and inspiring journey across Israel for young couples!


Lil Yogies
GenMTL's PJ Library in collaboration with Chabad of the Town
Time: Wednesday, March 20 | 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Mind and Movement Morning
Akiva school and GenMTL’s PJ Library
Time: Sunday, March 24 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WP Spring Event: Changes
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Tuesday, March 26 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Women in Business | Caroline Losson: Marketing Maven
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce, powered by GenMTL
Time: Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Feels - HIIT, Yoga & Mindfulness Combo *SOLD OUT*
Powered by GenMTL
Time: Sunday, March 31 | 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Community event honoring Nikki Haley
The Jewish Community Council of Montreal and Federation CJA
Time: Wednesday, April 10 | 7:30 PM

Politics 101 program
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce, powered by GenMTL, in collaboration with CIJA
Time: April 16, April 29, May 15, June 3 | 6:00-8:30 PM

Jewish Leadership Recognition Awards
Federation CJA
Time: Monday, June 17 | 5:30 PM - 10 PM


Federation CJA


Community Engagement Associate, Young Families and PJ Library

Director, Women’s Philanthropy

Manager, TOV volunteers

Senior Prospect Researcher

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Director of Development – Program Services, Marketing and Membership

Director of Social Services

Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Jewish Public Library

Director of Development

Montreal Holocaust Museum

Finance and Accounting Manager

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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