Federation CJA 360 - March 29, 2019

This week, rockets from Gaza struck central Israel, injuring 7. Our 360 covers this top story as well as revelations about the Krispy Kreme owners’ Nazi past, a new Passover initiative to combat antisemitism, the release of a Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired beer and more. Shabbat Shalom.

We are pleased to extend this invitation from UJA Toronto to you: A historic evening of solidarity and song in Toronto directed by Israeli musical sensation Koolulam, with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Click here for more info!

Shabbat Candlelight
March 29 | 7:00 PM

Father says it’s a miracle family survived Gaza rocket that leveled their home
A cease-fire is now in effect, but Israelis fear the violence will ramp up this weekend, when Hamas-led protests along the border are set to mark a year of the so-called March of Return protests.

Source: Times of Israel

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Krispy Kreme owners admit to family history of Nazi ties
The Reimanns, one of Germany’s richest families, will donate $11 million to a yet-undisclosed charity after discovering that their Nazi ancestors used slave labor during WWII.

Article Source: CNN
Image Source: The Guardian

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“Tech Nobel” awarded to Yoshua Bengio [article in French]
Mazel Tov to the Montrealer and Juif d’ici, who was announced as a winner of the Turing Award this Wednesday (known as the technology industry’s Nobel Prize) for his work with artificial intelligence.

Source: Le Devoir


Religious symbols: Groups denounce 'legalization of discrimination'
In response to Bill 21, which was introduced on Thursday, Federation CJA’s advocacy arm – the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) – said Quebec’s Jewish community is “deeply opposed to these restrictions on freedom of religion”.

Article Source: Montreal Gazette
Image Source: CBC

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Watch Idan Raichel on Tout le monde en parle
The acclaimed musician recently appeared on Radio-Canada’s popular talk show, where he spoke about Israel’s diverse musical influences and being an ambassador for Israeli culture abroad.

Source: Radio Canada

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A Pesach for Pittsburgh: “2 for Seder” initiative to fight antisemitism
The daughter-in-law of Pittsburgh shooting victim Joyce Fienberg (a Toronto native) launched a bridge-building initiative in her honour.

Source: Times of Israel

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Watch Beresheet’s video of a sunrise from space
The Israeli spacecraft is in its largest elliptical orbit around the earth and is scheduled to intersect the moon’s orbit and be captured in it on April 4, at 251,655 miles from earth.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Ruth Bader Gins-Beer is here
Today, Sam Adams brewery released the limited edition “When There Are Nine” stout – inspired by the feminist icon’s famous response to the question, “When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court?”

Source: Forward

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French pilot who stayed with hijacked Israelis, Jews at Entebbe dies aged 95
Tributes pour in for Michel Bacos, who refused the terrorists’ offer of release and, with his crew, remained captive with the plane’s Jewish hostages after their flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was diverted to Kenya in 1976.

Source: Times of Israel

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Source: Federation CJA

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

Student Impact Awards
Hillel Montreal powered by GenMTL
Time: Monday, April 1 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

One Day: A historic evening of solidarity and song in Toronto directed by Israeli musical sensation Koolulam, with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin *SOLD OUT*
UJA Toronto (open to our community in Montreal)
Time: Tuesday, April 2

Good Deeds Day
PJ Library powered by GenMTL, in collaboration with Auberge Shalom and Jewish Public Library
Time: Sunday, April 7 | 3:00 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

JEM Third Night Seder
Time: Monday, April 15 | 4:00 PM - 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


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Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Director of Development – Program Services, Marketing and Membership

Director of Social Services

Jewish Public Library

Director of Development

Montreal Holocaust Museum

Finance and Accounting Manager

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