Federation CJA 360 - December 7, 2018

This week’s 360 includes coverage of Israel’s northern border, where the IDF launched an operation on Monday to destroy Hezbollah tunnels. Plus a review of the new YidLife documentary, Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal, applications for Onward Israel: Start Up Your Future and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
December 7 | 3:53 PM

Canadian Lawmakers recognize Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran
The statements read in the House of Commons commemorated “Jewish Refugee Day” (November 30), which recognizes the 850,000 Jews who were forced to flee their homes following the creation of the State of Israel.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels on northern border
The IDF said the tunnels were not complete and did not pose an immediate threat, but did stretch into Israeli territory.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Quebecers strongly oppose hijab, turban, face veil: poll
The new survey suggests that while two-thirds of Quebecers support a ban on religious symbols in the public service, Quebecers are more OK with crucifixes, Stars of David.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Israeli women protest over domestic violence in nationwide strike
A moment of silence was held to mark the killings of 24 women and girls in Israel this year.

Source: The Guardian

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Take Action Now: #NotOnMyFeed
Federation CJA’s advocacy arm, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), is calling on the Government of Canada to launch a national strategy to combat online hate – sign the petition here.

Source: CIJA

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The YidLife Crisis duo eat their way through Jewish Montreal
Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal stars Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman, with cameos from the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Zev Moses and Juifs d’ici historian Pierre Anctil.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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George H.W. Bush, a president with a complicated Jewish legacy, dies at 94
While the American politician grappled with Jewish leaders in public, his private interventions helped bring tens of thousands of Jews out of danger from the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia and Syria.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Watch how Israeli engineers light the menorah
Students from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa don't take the easy way out, even when it comes to Chanukah traditions.

Source: YouTube

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Applications are now being accepted for Onward Israel: Start Up Your Future (May 13 – June 23, 2019). Are you a college student or a recent graduate from Montreal? Develop your professional future in the Beer Sheva and Bnei Shimon region this summer and build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern four days a week, immerse yourself in Israeli society one day a week with a cohort of other young adults from Montreal, and meet Israeli young adults living in Beer Sheva through Montreal’s Partnership2Gether program. Applications close March 1, 2019, or when the program fills – click here for more information and to apply!

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Disclaimer
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