Federation CJA 360 - December 20, 2019

Our last 360 of the calendar year covers Prince Charles' first scheduled visit to Israel, the 50 best Jewish pop culture moments of 2019, the YidLife Crisis guide to (C)han(n)uk(k)a(h) and more. Shabbat Shalom, Chag Sameach, and see you back here in 2020!

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December 20 | 3:55 PM

Orthodox community raises $50,000 for family of Jersey City detective killed during deadly raid on kosher market
Detective Joseph Seals was shot by the assailants at a nearby cemetery shortly before they carried out the deadly attack at a kosher grocery store last Wednesday.

Image Source: New York Post
Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Canada upholds UN vote on Palestinian self-determination
Canada was sharply rebuked last month when it moved from its traditional No vote on a draft of the resolution, to supporting it; on Wednesday, it ratified its earlier vote at the UN General Assembly. Click here to sign the petition from Federation CJA's advocacy arm, CIJA, telling Prime Minister Trudeau: Canada must oppose UN resolutions aimed at isolating and demonizing Israel.

Article source: The Canadian Jewish News
Petition source: The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

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Beverly Hills Persian synagogue vandalized on Shabbat, Torahs damaged
Photos posted to Twitter show a Torah scroll unrolled, crumpled and torn at the seams, as well as broken glass and a torn page from a prayerbook.

Image Source: The Jerusalem Post
Article Source: The Forward

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Prince Charles to visit Israel in January
The Prince of Wales plans to attend the World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem, at the invitation of President Reuven Rivlin; this will be the first time he undertakes engagements in Israel on behalf of the British government.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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The new Israel Start-Up Nation team already has its eyes on the 2020 Tour de France [article in French]
This week in Tel Aviv, the Israel Cycling Academy, co-owned by Montreal businessman and philanthropist Sylvan Adams, launched its new name and team kit; Adams is determined to get at least one Israeli cyclist a top 10 ranking at next year's Tour de France.

Image Source: The Times of Israel
Article Source: Le Journal de Montréal

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The YidLife Crisis guide to (C)han(n)uk(k)a(h)
In the latest episode from Federation CJA-grantee YidLife Crisis, comedy duo Chaimie and Leizer sit down with Montreal's own Rabbi Lisa Grushcow to ask some 'burning' questions about the holiday, which begins on Sunday night.

Source: YidLife Crisis

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The 50 best Jewish pop culture moments of 2019
The year's highlights include Julian Edelman becoming the first Jewish super bowl MVP, Disney creating its first Jewish princess, HAIM covering Leonard Cohen on the album Hannukah+ and Beanie Feldstein having her breakout role in Booksmart.

Source: Hey Alma

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This Star Wars Chanukah parody is out of this galaxy
An epic medley from Jewish a cappella band Six13, featuring all our favourite Chanukah songs and prayers set to the Star Wars theme song.

Source: Kveller

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Kavod cards: This Chanukah, make sure every child in our community is warm

What better gift can you give your friends and family than doing a mitzvah in their honour?

Purchase kavod cards this Chanukah, and support the Yom Yocheved Clothing Giveaway program*: $18 buys a pair of boots and $36 buys a snowsuit.

Thank you for helping our community's most vulnerable!

*Federation CJA's annual Yom Yocheved Clothing Giveaway offers a free, unlimited shopping spree to over 1,200 individuals in need. The event is made possible thanks to local manufacturers and retailers. Every year, over 650 children's snowsuits and boots are distributed thanks to generous donors like you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Yolka & Chanukah Celebration - SOLD OUT
RSJ Philanthropy
Time: Sunday, December 22 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

HTD: Federation CJA Movie Night
Women's Philanthropy and Sepharade Philanthropy
Time: Wednesday, February 12

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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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