Federation CJA 360 - August 30, 2019

This week's 360 includes more coverage of our uplifting CJA19 Campaign Launch. Plus the story of Israel helping Brazil fight fires in the Amazon, a profile of Arié Levy (our Director of Israel & Overseas), information about how to apply for our new Passport to Jewish Life Fellowship, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
August 30 | 7:18 PM

The Suburban covers our Combined Jewish Appeal 2019 campaign
Secure our future: Click here to make your gift to the 2019 Combined Jewish Appeal campaign, and to our Community Security Network fund. 

Source: The Suburban

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64-year-old Brooklyn rabbi hit in head with brick
Rabbi Avraham Gopin, the father-in-law of popular Hasidic singer Benny Friedman, was hospitalized after Tuesday's morning attack; several identifiably Jewish men have been assaulted in Brooklyn over the past few months.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Passport to Jewish Life Fellowship: Applications due September 27
Click here to apply to this unique two-year professional development initiative designed to provide experiential educators and leaders in the Montreal Jewish community with the knowledge, skills and tools to enhance their own work in the field of experiential Jewish education and build new opportunities for cross-community collaboration.

Source: Federation CJA

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Amazon fires: Netanyahu offers Israel's help to Brazil [article in French]
With the blazes spreading across the rainforest, the Israeli Prime Minister called the Brazilian President on Sunday to offer Israel's assistance, which was accepted.

Article Source: LPH Info
Image Source: CNN

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Your Ward News editor sentenced to year in prison
James Sears' sentencing "is a moment of justice for the thousands of women and Jewish community members from across GTA who have been impacted by the [newspaper's] toxic hate-mongering," wrote Noah Shack of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), our advocacy agent.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Profile of Arié Levy and his family
Find out more about why Federation CJA's Director of Israel & Overseas – who was born in Morocco and moved to Montreal when he was two – decided to make Aliyah and "make the Jewish community [his] career".

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Instead of 'Netflix and chill,' they log on to their synagogues
A fascinating look at the appeal and limits of today's digital spirituality, with online synagogues, seminaries, schools and meditation groups extending Jewish ritual and wisdom to people who cannot afford the costs of in-person observance, or live far from a community that appeals to them.

Source: The Forward

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The Dogist, one of Instagram's most popular dog-themed accounts, goes to Israel
Elias Weiss Friedman, who has traveled all over the world with his popular account, is currently in Israel hopping from beach to beach in search of the Jewish state's cutest versions of man's best friend.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Apply now to be a GenMTL PJ Library Connector
If you are a West Island parent of a child between 0 and 4, click here to apply for this part-time (5-8 hrs/week), paid, 10-month contract position that runs from September 2019 - July 2020.

Source: Federation CJA

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Don't miss the women's event of the annual Combined Jewish Appeal campaign season! Network with hundreds of women and be inspired by powerful female speakers, all while raising funds for Federation CJA. It's your Choice. Your Journey.

Choices
Sunday, September 15
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Gelber Conference Center (1 Cummings Square)

Click here for speaker bios and to register now!

For more information, contact Debbie Blond at [email protected] or (514) 345-2645 ext. 3295.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shabbat in the Park: Somerled Park
GenMTL's PJ Library, in collaboration with Chabad NDG 
Time: Friday, September 6 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Memorial Service in Honor of CAF Jewish Servicemen
Federation CJA
Time: Sunday, September 8 | 10:30 AM

GenMTL Fiesta
GenMTL
Time: Monday, September 9 | 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Honeymoon Israel Info Session
GenMTL
Time: Tuesday, September 10 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbat in the Park: Westmount Park
GenMTL's PJ Library, in collaboration with Congregation Shaar Hashomayim
Time: Friday, September 13 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Last Call Before Fall Summer Darty
GenMTL NXT
Time: Sunday, September 15 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Choices
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Sunday, September 15 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Annual General Meeting
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, September 26 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Bookkeepr

Community Engagement and Advocacy Associate

Manager, Evaluation and Capacity Building

Senior Prospect Researcher


Agence Ometz

Chief Executive Officer


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Full Stack Developer

Registration Associate

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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