Federation CJA 360 - October 18, 2019

This week's 360 covers the recent march in Berlin against antisemitism, following the attack in Halle, the upcoming online Tree of Life Pittsburgh memorial, the Montreal Symphony House's special concert in tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and more. Shabbat Shalom.

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Thousands march in Berlin against antisemitism
More than 10,000 people marched against antisemitism in Bebelplatz square, Berlin, days after two people were killed by a gunman targeting a synagogue in the city of Halle. 

Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Image Source: Deutsche Welle

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Pause with Pittsburgh gives the public opportunity to commemorate last year's the attack on the Tree of Life
As we approach the one-year mark since the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, we are encouraging you to honour those we lost and commit to strengthening the Jewish community. Join a virtual global moment and "Pause with Pittsburgh." Sign up at pausewithpittsburgh.com.

Article Source: Pause with Pittsburgh
Image Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Opinion: Hope triumphs over hate in Halle, Montreal rabbi finds
Rabbi Adam Scheier of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Westmount, Quebec, spent Shabbat with the Jews of Halle, following the attack on their synagogue on Yom Kippur. 

Source: Montreal Gazette

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In defeat for boycott movement, academic conference back on track to be held in Israel
An unprecedented decision to cancel an academic conference that was scheduled to be held in Israel over fears of backlash from the international boycott movement has been reversed after sparking outrage.  

Source: Haaretz

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A century through Yiddish letters
Author and Holocaust survivor Chava Rosenfarb conveys a great deal about the writerly life as it was lived in Poland, in refugee camps, among displaced persons in postwar Europe, and then as a newcomer and established writer in Canada, in the essays in Confessions of a Yiddish Writer.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Karen Hayesod donors save Jewish lives in Halle, Germany
The door, security system, and other precautionary measures that saved the lives of 51 Jews who were praying at the Halle Synagogue, were donated by the JAFI Security Assistance Fund.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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The violins of hope
Join the Montreal Symphony House for a special concert in celebration of life and freedom with the Orchestre Métropolitain in tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and in honour of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by the First Canadian Army.

Source: Place Des Arts

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Yaldei officially opened the Sylvan Adams Building
The Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Center, a funded communal organization by Federation CJA, celebrated the official opening of its new home on October 3 after raising over $8.8 million from donors, including Sylvan Adams, to purchase and renovate the former Jewish People's Public School on Van Horne Avenue.

Source: The Suburban

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Source: Federation CJA

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sugar and Spice Challah Bake
GenMTL | NXT
Time: Thursday, October 24 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Business and Professionals Networking Event
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce, Powered by GenMTL
Time: Monday, October 28 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

MTL Challah Bake
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Thursday, November 14 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Disclaimer
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.

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