Federation CJA 360 - February 14, 2020

This week, Federation CJA and our advocacy agent, CIJA-Québec, hosted a roundtable with the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Our 360 covers this important story, plus a CityNews clip about Federation CJA's Inclusion efforts, details about Shaping Our Future Grants and the Promies and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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February 14 | 5:01 PM

Important security update
On Tuesday, Federation CJA and our advocacy partner CIJA-Québec hosted a very stimulating roundtable in Montreal with the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honorable Bill Blair.

Source: Federation CJA

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Watch CityNews' segment on Jewish Inclusion
Yesterday, over 100 professionals and community leaders came out for Federation CJA's JDAIM Professional Workshop: The Key to Inclusion in Jewish Communal Life, featuring JDAIM Founder Shelly Christensen and a powerful and informative panel of speakers. Check out the entire 2020 Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) calendar by clicking here, and visit our Inclusion resources page by going to federationcja.org/inclusion.

Source: CityNews

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Palestinians withdraw Security Council vote due to lack of support [article in French]
The resolution rejecting the new Mideast Peace Plan, introduced by Indonesia and Tunisia, risked not having the necessary nine out of 15 votes necessary to be adopted without a veto by a permanent member country.

Image Source: Haaretz
Article Source: The Times of Israel

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Grieving family grateful for communal response
Federation CJA offers our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of 4-year-old Keira Kagan, a student at Bialik Hebrew Day School in Toronto, who died along with her father while on a hike this week.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Q & A with Bari Weiss: Exploring various forms of antisemitism
Her bestselling book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism, is an urgent wake-up call that lays out the horrifying history of Jew hatred across the centuries, but also provides a succinct and clear-eyed battle plan at a time it is needed most.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Shaping Our Future Grants (Deadline: March 20)
Federation CJA's GenMTL is now accepting grant applications for innovative programs and projects that connect the Montreal Jewish youth and young adult population to Jewish life in ways that are relevant and meaningful to them. Click here to apply for funding now.

Source: Federation CJA

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Taika Waititi's big win & 5 other Jewish moments from the 2020 Oscars
All the Jewish highlights from Sunday night's award show.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Nominate an entrepreneur for the Promies
(Deadline: March 6)

The Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce (powered by Federation CJA's GenMTL) is now accepting nominations for the Promies – click here to submit the name of any Montreal-based entrepreneur or professional 45 and under who you think deserves recognition for disrupting and reinventing the status quo.

Source: Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce

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6 Israeli food trends we can't wait to try
From kohlrabi to fancy sodas, Israeli cuisine is trending in 2020.

Source: The Nosher

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Last Sunday, nearly 100 community members from Federation CJA's RSJ (Russian-Speaking Jews) Division gathered at Camp B'nai Brith for a snowy Tu B'Shvat celebration. Click here to see the full album!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Family Mitzvah Day in the West Island
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, March 1 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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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.

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