Federation CJA 360 - December 21, 2018

In our last 360 for the calendar year, we cover the US announcing plans this week to withdraw from Syria. Read on for this and other top stories, as well as a commemorative photo book celebrating Federation CJA’s Centennial. Shabbat Shalom and Happy New Year – we’ll see you back here in 2019!

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December 21 | 3:56 PM

Trump planning full US withdrawal from Syria
Israel fears that a complete and accelerated pullout of the 2,000 US troops in Syria could leave a vacuum that Iran would fill.

Source: Forward

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Montreal family mourns infant victim of West Bank terrorism
The baby, Amiad Yisrael Ish-Ran, died on December 12, after being delivered prematurely by an emergency C-section.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Announcing new tunnel, Netanyahu says Lebanon responsible for Hezbollah’s actions
Earlier this month the IDF launched an operation to neutralize the tunnels, which Jerusalem says are a violation of the agreement that ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Image source: Jerusalem Post

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Man charged with threatening Jewish girls will face stiffer bail conditions
At his next court appearance on January 7, the Crown will instruct Robert Gosselin to stay away from Jewish schools and synagogues, thanks to the efforts of Federation CJA’s advocacy arm, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children in Kindertransport
This year is the 80th anniversary of the start of the effort to evacuate 10,000 youngsters to Britain and elsewhere in Europe to escape Hitler’s regime; around 1,000 are still alive.

Source: Times of Israel

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The secret Jewish history of Mary Poppins
With Mary Poppins Returns now playing in theaters, enjoy this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious compendium of fun facts about the iconic musical.

Source: Forward

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Bone marrow match found for six-year-old leukemia patient Ellie White
The donor was found through a #SwabForEllie campaign that was widely shared on social media.

Source: CTV News

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Why do Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas?
Everything you ever wanted to know about the time-honored North American tradition.

Source: Forward

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Federation CJA Centennial Celebrations: A Year in Review
As we prepare to turn the page on another calendar year, we reflect back on our Centennial and all the milestone celebrations we shared as a community – from the Montreal Mega Mission and Juifs d’ici to #100Days100Deeds and the Centennial Haggadah. As well, we recognize all our generous and visionary donors who participated in our Centennial Campaign, The 100 Survivor Fund and the Chai for 100 Fund.

Click here to relive all the once-in-a-century memories in our special commemorative eBook Federation CJA Centennial Celebrations: A Year in Review!

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Business Intelligence and Reporting Analyst

Community Engagement Associate, Young Families and PJ Library

Manager, TOV volunteers

Senior Cook


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS):

Case Manager


Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA

Chief Financial and Operations Officer


Jewish Public Library

Director of Development


Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs:

Executive Director, Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs (KMRP)


Montreal Holocaust Museum:

Human Rights Coordinator

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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