Federation CJA 360 - August 27, 2021

Our 360 this week includes Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's plans for first official White House visit. Plus, CIJA's election hub provides all the info you need before heading to the polls; a one-on-one interview on the rise in antisemitism with CIJA's VP Eta Yudin; the fascinating story of a Jewish doctor who escaped the Nazis and founded the Paralympics; the Cummings Centre opens new online boutique in partnership with JEM workshop just in time for the holidays; KlezKanada returns with virtual programming and live concerts in few cities including Montreal; and a look at what five chefs from around the world are making this Rosh Hashanah—from pomegranate-based cocktails to honey cake with a twist. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
August 27 | 7:23 PM

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Touting reset of ties, Bennett heads to US to map out Iran strategy with Biden

On tarmac, PM says he's bringing a new 'spirit of cooperation' to Washington, which he hopes will bolster Israel's security.

Source: The Times of Israel

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Canada Votes 2021: CIJA Election Hub

Canadians are going to the polls. CIJA is dedicated to ensuring Jewish Canadians can meaningfully participate this election.

Source: CIJA

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Listen to an exclusive one-on-one interview on the rise in antisemitism on CJAD 800 Montreal featuring host David Heurtel and CIJA Quebec Vice President Eta Yudin

CIJA has forcefully denounced troubling incidents including the vandalization of campaigns with swastikas in the ridings of Outremont and Mount Royal, and the use of Nazi symbolism including yellow stars at anti-vaccination protests in Quebec.

Source: CIJA

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The Jewish doctor who escaped the Nazis and founded the Paralympics

Ludwig Guttmann, who became a leading physician in the UK after the war, was fundamental in introducing sport as a way to rehabilitate paraplegic patients and boost their self-esteem.

Source: The Times of Israel

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Just in time for the holidays - Cummings Boutique now available online!

The Cummings Centre and JEM Workshop have teamed up to provide you with beautiful products, from purchasing to packaging. All deliveries have that special touch. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of items support the Cummings Centre and JEM Workshop. Visit the online boutique to view the new Rosh Hashanah selection.

Source: Cummings Centre

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KlezKanada returns with a retreat that's also virtual

This year, most of the KlezKanada's concerts are virtual, with a few special live programs in Montreal, Toronto, and New York.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Here's what 5 chefs from around the world are making this Rosh Hashanah

From pomegranate-based cocktails to honey cake with a twist.

Source: The Nosher

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Source: Federation CJA

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Shabbat in the 514
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Time: Friday, August 27 | 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cummings Centre Fall 2021 Virtual Programs
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Montreal Success Stories from the 514
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