Federation CJA 360 - April 12 2019
Meet the people behind some of Instagram’s most prominent Jewish foodie accounts, find out their secrets and get tips for entering the trade.
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This week, Benjamin Netanyahu likely won his fifth term as Prime Minister of Israel, and Israel’s spacecraft Beresheet crashed during its much-anticipated moon landing. Read our 360 for these top stories as well as a guide to the top Jewish foodie influencers on Instagram and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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April 12 | 7:19 PM

Nine takeaways from Israel’s historic election
Benjamin Netanyahu is positioned to become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, but the results also brought some surprises.

Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Image source: Jerusalem Post

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Jewish organization distances itself from imam behind Bill 21 protest
Federation CJA’s advocacy arm, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), does not want to be associated with Adil Charkaoui — and it is not alone.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Israel's Beresheet spacecraft crashes into moon during landing attempt
Beresheet took a selfie 22 km from the moon’s surface shortly before crashing on Thursday; it was a bittersweet ending to Israel’s bid to become the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon.

Article Source: Space.com

Image Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency


Syrian white helmets visit the Montreal Holocaust Museum (MHM) [article in French]
“The courage and resilience of the Jewish people during the darkest hours of the Second World War are clear evidence that human dignity and justice always ends up triumphing over the barbarism of dictatorships,” said one of the seven members of the Syrian civil defense organization in response to the tour at the MGM, an affiliated agency of Federation CJA.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Source: Federation CJA

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Inside the world of Jewish food influencers
Meet the people behind some of Instagram’s most prominent Jewish foodie accounts, find out their secrets and get tips for entering the trade.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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ADL, Simon Weisenthal Center applaud Airbnb decision not to delist West Bank
Airbnb announced on Tuesday that it would rescind its decision to remove ads of Jewish homeowners in Judea and Samaria following a settlement of a Shurat Hadin lawsuit.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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The secret Jewish history of Dumbo
Helen Aberson, a Jewish American writer, penned the children’s book about being physically different from others just as Fascism was taking over Europe, accompanied by lethal caricatures of Jews; a remake of the Disney movie was just released.

Article Source: Forward

Image Source: IMDB

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The best use of “Mazel Tov” in song lyrics, ranked
From “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” to Drake to Justin Bieber, sample the best and worst ways the classic Jewish kudos has made its way into pop culture.

Source: Hey Alma

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Source: Federation CJA

In honour of National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), Federation CJA wants to say thank you, merci, toda for being an amazing volunteer! Whether you sit on a committee, help us fundraise, or do hands-on volunteer work, you are the backbone of our organization. All the good that we do is possible because of you.


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Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA
Time: April 7-June 16 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 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

Behind-the-Scenes at Ubisoft
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Time: Tuesday, April 30 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Yossi Klein Halevi Event
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Time: Tuesday, May 28| 7:00 PM -

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


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Jewish Public Library

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Montreal Holocaust Museum

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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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