Federation CJA 360 - August 7, 2020

Our top story this week is the massive explosion at Beirut's port on Tuesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were killed, and we wish the thousands of injured a speedy recovery. Shabbat Shalom.

HELPLINE: If you, or anyone you know is struggling at this critical time, please call 514-734-1411 or email [email protected].


Shabbat Candlelight
August 7 | 7:55 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "The Covenant and the Love" (Eikev 5780).

Recovery campaign launched for community's 'greatest challenge'
The Canadian Jewish Record covers our virtual Campaign launch. To donate to the Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign, click here – we need you!

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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Israel offers humanitarian aid to Lebanon after Beirut explosions kill dozens
Tuesday's devastating port explosion killed over 100 and injured thousands.

Source: Times of Israel

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Offering some sweetness during a sour time
The Suburban features Federation CJA's incredible Bake it Forward initiative, run by our Women's Philanthropy division, which involved hundreds of volunteers making and delivering baked goods to some 2,000 frontline health care workers throughout Montreal as a thank you for helping the community's most vulnerable during the pandemic.

Source: The Suburban

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Dieudonné banned from Facebook and Instagram [article in French]
French polemicist Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala was definitely banned from the social networks on Monday for his frequent antisemitic comments.

Source: La Presse

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Ultraviolet light can reduce Covid transmission indoors
An international team of scientists, including some from Technion University, are advocating the use of ultraviolet light indoors as a cheap and efficient way to inactivate the coronavirus.

Source: Israel 21 c

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Now's the perfect time to virtually tour these Jewish museums
You can support Jewish museums around the globe from the comfort of your own home, including Federation CJA-grantee the Museum of Jewish Montreal.

Source: Hey Alma

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The best romantic Jewish movies to stream
In honour of yesterday's celebration of Tu B'Av (aka the Jewish holiday of love), check out the trailers for these top picks from Israel and North America.

Source: Kveller

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DID YOU KNOW?DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Two Weeks Left: Help us Pack it Up!

Sponsor a backpack by giving a gift of $75 to Federation CJA's Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign, which supports those who were already vulnerable prior to the crisis and those who are newly vulnerable, and preserves access to Jewish life.

About Pack it Up:

GenMTL TOV's Pack It Up initiative helps send hundreds of children from vulnerable backgrounds back to school with the supplies they need to LEARN, GROW and THRIVE.

Drop off new school supplies or purchase online and have them shipped to Federation CJA by Monday, August 17. School supplies can be dropped off at the following locations and times: 

Federation CJA – M-F, 10 AM to 2 PM
1 Cummings Square

New locations:

Maimonides Saint-Laurent – M-F, 7 AM to 6 PM
1888 Bourdon (side entrance)
If any issues arise while dropping off supplies, please contact Nicole, 514-944-0596.

West Island: Beth Tikvah – M-Th, 9 AM to 5 PM and F, 9 AM to 2:30 PM
(Hope Dr. office entrance, just before the corner of Westpark)

School supplies needed: Backpacks, paper, pencils, Hilroy notebooks and erasers.

Click here to sponsor a backpack!

For more information, contact Lauren Sabloff.

UPCOMING EVENTS

To see not only all Federation CJA events, but virtual events being run by our agencies and community partners, please visit our Community Calendar.

Squeeze the Day: Lemonade Stand Project
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, July 19 - Monday, September 7

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Director, Community Relations

Director, West Island

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.

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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