Federation CJA 360 - February 15, 2019

This week's 360 covers French officials calling out the yellow vest protesters for a spike in antisemitic attacks, a new study that shows that going to synagogue makes you happier, a Mizrahi Instagrammer who is using food to make a powerful (and funny) statement, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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February 15 | 5:03 PM

Antisemitic acts hit France amid anti-government protests
Spurred on by the populist 'yellow vest' movement, hundreds of antisemitic incidents have occurred in recent months in France, home to the world's largest Jewish population outside Israel and the US.

Source: CTV News

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Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt to visit Middle East to promote Palestinian economic development
Later this month, President Trump's son-in-law and the White House’s top Middle East negotiator will promote their plan by visiting countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Liberals pass new Israel free trade deal despite NDP objections
The agreement was updated to address gender issues and corporate social responsibility; it has a new chapter on labour and, for the first time, new rules on environmental protections.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Who is George Kellner? [article in French]
A treasure trove of paintings by the Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor, now deceased, was discovered by accident in an abandoned building in Griffintown.

Source: Radio Canada

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Going to synagogue makes you happier, Pew study finds
The new research suggests that religious activity inspires higher levels of communal involvement, which then promotes happiness, or it could just mean that happy people who are highly involved in their communities also turn to religion as an outlet.

Source: Forward

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Netflix's 'Russian Doll' is surprisingly, deeply Jewish
Unpacking the hit show, which stars Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvokov, a Jewish New Yorker who keeps dying and reliving the night of her 36th birthday. 

Article Source: Hey Alma
Image Source: Business Insider

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A rabbi was worried no one would come to this Holocaust survivor's funeral in Toronto
Read the touching story of how he put out a call on Facebook hoping to get enough people for a minyan, and 200 people showed up.

Source: CNN

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How one Jewish woman is using Mizrahi food to make a powerful (and funny) statement
After being inundated with hateful, antisemitic messages on Instagram about Jews appropriating hummus, Yasmine fought back by posting these "Joyful Jewish posts" with her favourite dishes.

Source: My Jewish Learning

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: CIJA

Members from the Montreal delegation of the CIJA Jewish Disability Advocacy Day Fly-In day pose with Senator Chantal Petitclerc, Chair of Senate Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee, internationally renowned and decorated Paralympic athlete. Last week's trip to Parliament Hill to promote a more inclusive Canada coincided with Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

UPCOMING EVENTS

W.I.N. – It’s time to press pause and FOCUS ON YOU!
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Monday, February 18 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

American Sign Language (ASL) Storytime
The Jewish Public Library in collaboration with GenMTL's PJ Library®
Time: Sunday, February 24 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

An Evening with Eden Grinshpan, Celebrity Chef
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Time: Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Navigating Friendships with Miriam Kirmayer
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Time: Thursday, March 14 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Feels - HIIT, Yoga & Mindfulness Combo
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Time: Sunday, March 31 | 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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Disclaimer
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