Federation CJA 360 - April 9, 2021

Our 360 this week includes the Concordia Student Union's apology letter to the Montreal Jewish community after years of students experiencing antisemitism on campus. Plus, a look at a new Yom Hashoah ritual; an opportunity to hear words of wisdom from human rights and hate crime activists Arndrea Waters King & Martin Luther King III; Canada's first Black Jewish female party leader's vow to take on antisemitism; an exciting new film about the Yom Kippur War starring Helen Mirren; and a brief history lesson on lockshen noodle kugel—from sweet to spicy. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Candlelight
April 9 | 7:15 PM

Rabbi Sacks z''l had prepared a full year of Covenant & Conversation for 5781, based on his book Lessons in Leadership. Click here to read this week's essay: "Reticence vs. Impetuosity" (Shemini 5781).

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Concordia Student Union: Letter of Apology to the Jewish Community
This week, the Concordia Student Union issued an apology to the Jewish community for years of Jewish students experiencing antisemitism, opening up a new era of inclusion on campus.

Sources: Federation CJA

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New Yom Hashoah ritual aims to bridge Holocaust remembrance to a post-survivor world
The traditional model of memorial faces a problem that is growing more pressing each year: the dwindling number of survivors still living and able to share accounts of their painful past. Called Hitkansut, which means gathering in Hebrew, the new program is modeled in part on the Passover seder, with a modified Haggadah guiding the ritual.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Putting Legacy into Practice: Arndrea Waters King & Martin Luther King III
On April 14th, join Arndrea Waters King and Martin Luther King III as they share how the legacy of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. informs their work as human rights and hate crime activists and directors of the Drum Major Institute. Click here to register for the free event.

Source: CIJA

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Canada's first Black Jewish female party leader took on antisemitism — and won [article in French]
Making history on two fronts, the newly-elected Green Party head Annamie Paul shows Jews there's nothing to be afraid of on the far left while vowing to expel hidden antisemites.

Source: The Times of Israel

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Sylvan Adams honours parents' memory at Tel Aviv University tree planting
Canadian-Israeli philanthropist, and co-owner of Israeli World Tour cycling team Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN), Adams' dream scenario with all the projects he takes part in is to normalize Israel to the world and fortify longstanding relationships with other countries.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Helen Mirren will play Golda Meir in an exciting new film
The upcoming film from Oscar-winning Israeli director Guy Nattiv will be set during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Source: Kveller

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The tangled history of noodle kugel
From sweet to spicy, a love of lockshen kugel unites the Jews.

Source: The Nosher

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Source: Federation CJA

Days of Memory and Meaning
In remembrance of the lives and heroism of  Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, and in celebration of Israel's independence, click here to check out these incredible opportunities from Federation CJA and the Montreal Jewish community to commemorate Yom HaZikaron and celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut.


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

Chefs R Us – Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Day)
PJ Library
Time: Sunday, April 11 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM [children ages 6 and under] | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM [children ages 7 and up]

Valley of Tears: A Conversation with Director Yaron Zilberman and the Segal Centre's Lisa Rubin
Federation CJA & Segal Centre
Time: Sunday, April 11 | 7:00 PM

The Resumption of Diplomatic Relations between Israel and Morocco: Virtual Event
CSUQ, Consul General of Israel, Sephardic Federation of Canada
Time: Tuesday, April 13 | 12:00 PM

Virtual Yom HaZikaron Commemoration Ceremony
Federation CJA, The Consulate General of Israel in Montreal, and Federation CJA Israel Engagement
Time: Tuesday, April 13 | 7:00 PM

JIY Jew it Yourself: Yom Ha'atzmaut
PJ Library
Time: Tuesday, April 13 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Putting Legacy into Practice: Arndrea Waters King & Martin Luther King III
Time: Wednesday, April 14 | 5:00 PM

Spring is in the Air: Renew and Refresh Your Home
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Wednesday, April 21 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Build Your Own Rocketship
PJ Library
Time: Sunday, April 25 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Light of Days with Judy Batalion
Jewish Public Library
Time: Monday, April 26 | 7:30 PM


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