Federation CJA 360 - December 6, 2019

Our 360 covers the latest student government controversy at McGill, where the SSMU recently attempted to impeach a Jewish student for participating in an Israel trip. Plus how the Segal Centre is making its theatre more accessible, a taste of the new holiday album Hannukah+ and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Thank you to everyone who made a gift to the Community Security Network on #GivingTuesday, helping us continue to protect our community – for today, and tomorrow.


Shabbat Candlelight
December 6 | 3:53 PM

McGill student won't be punished for accepting trip to Israel
Jewish advocacy groups say they're relieved that councilor Jordyn Wright won't face impeachment for participating in trip sponsored by Hillel Montreal; click here to read the press release from Federation CJA's advocacy agent, CIJA, applauding the SSMU Board of Directors for unequivocally rejecting the Legislative Council's discriminatory motion targeting a Jewish student leader.

Source: Montreal Gazette

Read more

A message of support from President Gail Adelson-Marcovitz
Federation CJA applauds McGill administration's response to SSMU controversy.

Source: Federation CJA

Read more

More than 100 Jewish tombstones desecrated at the Westhoffen cemetery, in the Lower Rhine [article in French
Over the past several months, there has been an increase in antisemitic and racist graffiti in eastern France.

Image Source: ABC News
Article Source: Le Monde

Read more

Theatre teams up with researchers to make space and art more accessible
The Segal Centre (an affiliated agency of Federation CJA) is collaborating with researchers to get feedback from casts, crew, staff and patrons who live with a disability and attend events there, to see what changes can be implemented to improve accessibility for all.

IImage Source: Québec Original
Article Source: Inspirations News

Read more

Marking a first, 11 EU countries vote against anti-Israel UN resolution
Tuesday's vote is seen by Israeli officials as a sign that the status quo at the UN is beginning to change.

Image Source: The Tyee
Article Source: The Jerusalem Post

more

2020-2021 Call for exhibition proposals: Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM)
The MJM (a grantee of Federation CJA) is currently accepting proposals from artists and collectives for exhibition projects that respond to, play with, or pose inquiries in relation to the theme of Permanence; click here to see full guidelines and apply by December 15, 2019.

 

Source: Museum of Jewish Montreal

more

All the details (and photos!) from Tiffany Haddish's bat mitzvah
Mazel Tov to the comedian, who has been reconnecting with her roots (her father is an Eritrean Jew) and just celebrated her bat mitzvah this week, on the same day she turned 40 and her much-anticipated Netflix special came out.

Source: Hey Alma

Read more

We finally have an album of original Hanukkah songs
Get a taste of the holiday hits on Hanukkah+, sung by an all-star lineup including Haim, The Flaming Lips, and Jack Black.

Source: Hey Alma

Read more

A brief history of the Crock Pot
With cold weather settling in, learn about the Jewish origins of the quintessential winter cooking utensil.

Image Source: Click Americana
Article Source: Smithsonian

Read more
DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

A special Sigd celebration was held this past Sunday in partnership with the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA and Federation CJA. The ancient holiday takes place 50 days after Yom Kippur, and has been a national holiday in Israel since 2008. Ethiopian Jewish families and friends shared their culture, delicious food, dance and hospitality. A wonderful time was had by all!

UPCOMING EVENTS

PJ Library Havdallah Pyjama Party
PJ Library, powered by GenMTL
Time: Saturday, December 7 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Director, Women's Philanthropy

Event Coordinator

Senior Prospect Researcher


Agence Ometz

Chief Executive Officer


Caldwell Residences

Intake/Case Manager


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Case Manager, Social Services

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.

SMTWTFS
     
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
      
Back to top