Federation CJA 360 - August 21, 2020

Our 360 includes stories about how the UAE's small but vibrant Jewish community is responding to last week's historic agreement between the UAE and Israel, details about KlezKanada's virtual Yiddish festival (which starts this Monday), the latest news about Season 3 of Shtisel and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Candlelight
August 21 | 7:33 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "A Sage is Greater than a Prophet" (Shoftim 5780).

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Source: Federation CJA

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The EAU's Jewish community celebrates peace with Israel and direct flights [article in French]
"This will allow Israelis to visit the EAU and share our daily experience of tolerance and pluralism", rejoiced Ross Kriel, leader of the local community.

Source: Times of Israel

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KlezKanada goes online for 25th anniversary edition: Aug. 24-28
More than 60 virtual workshops and classes and several concerts are scheduled for the Yiddish music and culture festival, a grantee of Federation CJA.

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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Cycling: Guy Niv, first Israeli to participate in the Tour de France [article in French]
Team Israel Start-Up Nation, co-owned by Canadian-Israeli businessman Sylvan Adams and Ron Baron, is the first Israeli team to compete in the famed international competition.

Source: La Presse

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The most important Jewish philanthropist you've never heard of  
Harold Grinspoon struggled with reading as a child; today he's the man behind the world's largest Jewish book program, PJ Library, which is run locally through Federation CJA's GenMTL division.

Source: Tablet

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Studies show pomegranate supplement slows neurodegenerative diseases
Israel-developed GranaGard is proving to have remarkable antioxidative effects on cell health for people with Alzheimer's, MS, and even aging.

Source: Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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There's a new Shtisel character coming and we're so excited
Get the latest news about Season 3 of the hit show, which is currently shooting and will take place four years after the events of Season 2.

Source: Kveller

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Remembering Professor Ruth Gavison, scholar, activist, and friend
This past Saturday saw the untimely passing of one of Israel's leading intellectuals and legal minds – a bridge-builder who was able to engage both the left and right – at the age of 75.

Source: Forward

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DID YOU KNOW?

This past week @jewishoncampus, an Instagram account dedicated to amplifying Jewish voices and striving for action on University campuses, has taken a pause from sharing stories of antisemitism on campus and encouraged students to share their Jewish pride and heritage with the world.

Here are only some of the reasons why the Executive Team of Hillel Concordia (powered by Federation CJA's GenMTL) is #JewishAndProud:

DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Instagram

For more on Federation CJA's young adult initiatives, follow us on Instagram at @gen.mtl!

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.

FCIM UNCHAINED
CSUQ
Time: Monday, August 17

Building Bridges of Identity with Rabbi Sandra
GenMTL
Time: Thursday, August 27 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Zoom Memorial Service for Jewish Servicemen of the Canadian Armed Forces
Federation CJA
Time: Sunday, August 30 | 10:30 AM

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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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