Federation CJA 360 - August 9, 2019

This week's 360 includes our just-released 2019 Impact Report. Plus the story of philanthropist and cyclist Sylvan Adams' announcement on Monday that he will give $2 M towards the completion of the Bromont Vélodrome, the trailer for the new TV series about Jewish lesbian Batwoman, Jewish-themed cocktails to beat the heat and more. Shabbat Shalom!

GenMTL is celebrating Pride with events throughout the month of August – all are welcome! Click here for more information.


Shabbat Candlelight
August 9 | 7:53 PM

Explore Federation CJA's 2019 Impact Report
We are proud to share how the collective gift is transforming lives here in Montreal, Israel and around the world.

Source: Federation CJA

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Federation CJA seeks $10 M for new security plan  
The goal of the new fundraising campaign is to make the newly formed Community Security Network the "single point of contact for critical incident co-ordination, information and intelligence sharing, as well as safety and security training," said Yair Szlak, Federation CJA's CEO.

Article Source: The Canadian Jewish News
Image Source: Federation CJA

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Holocaust survivor celebrates 104th birthday surrounded by 400 descendants
Centenarian Shoshana Ovitz, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp 74 years ago, poses for a photo at the Western Wall surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Source: New York Post

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Bromont Vélodrome project gets $2 Million gift from philanthropist Sylvan Adams [article in French]
The covered cycling track, set to be completed next year, will be the only one of its kind in Quebec.

Source: LaTribune

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Statistics Canada study explains why Jews were under-reported in the 2016 census
The rewording of a question about ethnic origins resulted in the official number of Canada's Jewish population dropping from 309,650 in 2011 to 143,665 in 2016; to address concerns about the methodology, Statistics Canada said it is testing a new version of the question ahead of the 2021 census.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Roma genocide remembered alongside the Holocaust
A ceremony was held at the Montreal Holocaust Museum (an affiliated agency of Federation CJA) last week, giving the communities a chance to commemorate and come together in solidarity.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Why Canadians should take note of what's happening in UK politics
The President and CEO of Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), on why it's so important that we learn the extent to which antisemitism has permeated the UK's Labour Party structure and understand what that means for democracy in Britain and beyond.

Article Source: The Times of Israel
Image Source: iNews

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Actress hopes Jewish lesbian Batwoman will empower young people
Watch the trailer for the new CW show, which has Ruby Rose playing the titular character – the Jewish and first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series.

Source: Times of Israel

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Keep cool this weekend with these Jewish-themed cocktails  
Beat the heat with delicious concoctions like "Sunrise over the Negev", "Chocolate Sabra Martini" and "Zayda's Gin and Tonic".

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Click here to RSVP now to our 2019 Campaign Launch on Thursday, August 22, featuring Israeli singalong sensation, Koolulam!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fierce Friday (Pride Shabbat)
GenMTL
Time: Friday, August 9 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Rainbow Yoga on the Canal
GenMTL
Time: Thursday, August 15 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Shabbat in the Park West Island
GenMTL's PJ Library
Time: Friday, August 16 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

GenMTL @ the Pride Parade
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, August 18 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CJA19 Campaign launch with Koolulam
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, August 22 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Musical Havdalah in the West Island
Federation CJA West Island
Time: Saturday, August 24 | 8:45 PM

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

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

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

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Bookkeepr

Community Engagement and Advocacy Associate

Cook

Manager, Evaluation and Capacity Building

Senior Prospect Researcher


Agence Ometz

Chief Executive Officer


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Full Stack Developer

Registration Associate


March of the Living Canada

March of the Living Canada, Manager


Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA

Coordinator of Diller Teen Fellows

Director – Youth and Family Engagement

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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