Federation CJA 360 - August 14, 2020

This week's 360 includes the historic signing of an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to fully normalize relations between the two countries. Plus a top Canadian cyclist is joining Israel's Tour de France team, the classic kosher cookbook Second Helpings, Please! has been relaunched and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Candlelight
August 14 | 7:44 PM

Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "The Good Society" (Re'eh 5780).

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Source: Federation CJA

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'New era' in Israel's relations with Arab world
Yesterday, the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to the full normalization of relations between the two countries. Click here to read a press release about the historic agreement from Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

Image Source: CBC
Article Source: Jerusalem PostCTV News, CIJA

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Man files complaint after violent antisemitic attack in Paris [article in French]
David, 29 years old, reported being called a "Dirty Jew" and then getting beaten up last Thursday in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, an area with a large Jewish population.

Source: Times of Israel

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Facebook urged to adopt international antisemitism definition  
A coalition of 128 organizations – including Federation CJA's advocacy agent, CIJA –  sent an open letter to the board of directors calling on the social media giant to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism as a guiding policy on combating online Jew-hatred.

Source: Algemeiner

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Survivor Lily Ebert, 96, sees herself being liberated on film for first time
Auschwitz survivor was 'shocked and amazed' seeing the clip of her as a hopeful 20-year-old, looking happy to be starting a new life.

Source: Jewish News

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Top Canadian cyclist to join Israeli Tour de France team
Michael Woods signs a three-year deal with Team Israel Start-Up Nation to support team's four-time winner Chris Froome.

Source: Times of Israel

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Dirty Dancing sequel starring Jennifer Grey announced
The original movie took place at a resort in the Borscht Belt, the vacation destination popular with New York Jews for decades in the mid-20th century, which has also been lovingly depicted in the hit show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Image Source: TODAY (today.com)
Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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More helpings of iconic kosher cookbook
Due to popular demand, Second Helpings, Please! is back in print after 50+ years, with lots of classic recipes including these two for Tangy Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Dutch Apple Cake.

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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Holocaust survivor Marcel Adams made a fortune from shopping malls
Remembering the influential businessman and philanthropist, who passed away this week at the age of 100.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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Source: Federation CJA

Short Survey: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians – Experiences of Discrimination

Federation CJA's advocacy agent, CIJA, has been pressing the government to develop metrics to track discrimination in Canada so that we can develop a country-wide understanding of the challenges, a necessary step in developing an approach to addressing the growing problem.

One of the government's responses to our advocacy was to create this survey, which asks if you have experienced discrimination based on race, sex, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or language, and whether this has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It only takes a few minutes and it is essential that our community's lived experiences are captured, so we strongly encourage you to share your perspectives! Click here to take the survey – deadline is Monday, August 17.


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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.

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