Federation CJA 360 - December 13, 2019

This week's top story is the shocking attack on a Kosher grocery store in Jersey City, which left a veteran police officer and three civilians dead. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the victims, their families, and their loved ones, as well as the entire community. We stand in solidarity with New Jersey in praying for the injured and mourning the dead. May their memories be a blessing. Shabbat Shalom.

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December 13 | 3:53 PM

Officials believe Jersey City shooters were motivated by antisemitic and anti-police views
Click here to read the press release from Federation CJA's advocacy agency, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

Image Source: The Times of Israel
Article Source 1: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Article Source 2: CIJA

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Concern at antisemitism extended beyond Jews, played key role in Corbyn defeat
Huge victory for Johnson unmistakably boosted by racism charges against Labour, but Cobyn's legacy will be hard to shake, with several anti-Zionist Labour MPs entering parliament.

Source: Times of Israel

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Kavod cards: This Chanukah, make sure every child in our community is warm
What better gift can you give your friends and family than doing a mitzvah in their honour? Click here to purchase kavod cards and support Women's Philanthropy TOV's Yom Yocheved Clothing Giveaway program ($18 buys a pair of boots and $36 buys a snowsuit).

Source: Federation CJA

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Angela Merkel announces Germany will donate $66 million to Auschwitz museum
The German Chancellor made the announcement this month while visiting the former death camp with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency


Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky named 2020 Genesis Prize recipient
Kol Hakavod to the Jewish refusenik, leader in the Soviet Jewry emigration movement and former Israeli politician, who is being awarded the "Jewish Noble" to honour "his extraordinary lifelong struggle for political and religious freedoms".

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency


Thousands of Italians show their solidarity with Jewish Holocaust survivor who faced harassment [article in French]
On Tuesday night, the mayors of various Italian cities and other supporters marched through downtown Milan with Italian senator Liliana Segre, who had to be put under police protection after she proposed a parliamentary panel against racism, discrimination, antisemitism and online hatred last month.

Source: Infos-Israel.News

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The Jewish geography of the 2020 Golden Globe nominees
Find out which couples, buddies and viral speech-givers have been nominated for this year's prestigious film awards.

Image Source: The Wrap
Article Source: The Forward

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Making latkes fun again
8 nights of Chanukah mean plenty of time to try out these recipes for falafel latkes, tahini dressing, waffle latkes and cranberry latkes.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Watch: First trailer drops for Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot
In the sequel to the 2017 DC film, which comes out June 5, Gadot reprises her role as Diana Prince, the Amazonian Princess Diana of Themyscira.

Image Source: CTV News
Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Source: Federation CJA

Pictured: Part of the Israel and Overseas Committee visits Brodsky Synagogue, in Kiev, with Israeli Ambassador to the Ukraine, Joel Lion.

Federation CJA's Israel and Overseas Committee: Ukraine and Israel Mission

Did you know that there are 400,000 Jews living in Ukraine today, including 60,000 in the capital of Kiev? Federation CJA's Israel and Overseas Committee recently went on a Mission to Ukraine and Israel to see firsthand how your dollars are helping our community's most vulnerable.

In Ukraine, the group visited the Hesed B'nai Azriel Centre for seniors and learned about the crucial programs and services offered there, including food, medication, and physical and cultural activities for Holocaust survivors. They also spent quality time with children and young adults at Holom, an innovative JCC.

In Israel, the group witnessed firsthand the fruits of ongoing innovation, development and people-to-people connections in Federation CJA's partnership region of Beer Sheva and Bnai Shimon. They had the privilege of participating in a dedication ceremony alongside the Mayor of Beer Sheva, as the first Municipal Mobile Forward Command Unit was unveiled – a high-tech first response vehicle made possible through generous donations from Federation CJA and Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA.


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