Federation CJA 360 - February 21, 2020

Our 360 includes a story about Montreal community programs aimed at young Jewish adults living with disabilities, a profile on Federation CJA's security team, and a look at the Jewish roots of some of the most popular ice cream brands. Also, starting this week, we will be sharing a parsha from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in each edition. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
February 21 | 5:11 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "We will do and we will hear" (Mishpatim 5780).

Jewish community asks Ottawa for more security funding
Organized by Federation CJA and its advocacy agent, CIJA-Québec, the roundtable discussion on February 11 was an opportunity to express appreciation for the government's Security Infrastructure Program (SIP), which provides funding to communities that are considered to be at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crimes to enable them to put security measures in place.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Programs aim to help young adults with disabilities
How Federation CJA and several of its affiliated agencies (Agence Ometz, the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA, Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs) are working to be more inclusive by creating employment, housing and social engagement opportunities for young adults living with disabilities.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Meet Federation CJA's Security Team
Find out why Jacques Bisson and David Zarfati, our Director and Assistant Director of Security, respectively, care so deeply about protecting our community.

Source: Federation CJA

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Q & A with Julie Payette: The importance of Holocaust education
Canada's Governor General – who attended the Fifth Annual World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem at the end of January and then traveled to Auschwitz for the 75th anniversary of its liberation – on why it's so important to teach young people about the Holocaust.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Should Celine Dion boycott Israel? CIJA responds [article in French]
An interview with David Ouellette, Director of Research and Public Affairs for CIJA (Federation CJA's advocacy agent), about why Celine Dion shouldn't bow to BDS pressure when it comes to her upcoming concerts in Tel Aviv.

Source: TVA Nouvelles

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Dina Goldstein's Snapshots from the Garden of Eden at Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM)
Goldstein's photography exhibition, which runs from February 20-May 17 at the MJM (a Federation CJA grantee), reframes Jewish lore both famed and forgotten through the eyes of the 21st Century.

Source: The Suburban

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How do you say 'Quidditch' in Yiddish?
The inside story of how international bestseller Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone recently became Harry Potter un der filosofisher shteyn.

Article Source: Tablet Magazine
Image Source: The Jewish Chronicle

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Ethiopian Israeli singer becomes first to represent country at Eurovision
19-year-old Jerusalem native Eden Alene is Israel's pick for the international singing contest, which will be held in the Netherlands this May.

Source: The Times of Israel

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The Jewish history of America's most famous ice cream
From Häagen-Dazs to Baskin Robbins, you can thank Jewish entrepreneurs for delectable flavours like Cookie Dough, Chunky Monkey and Banana Nut Fudge.

Source: The Nosher

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Our TOV (Tikun Olam Volunteers) Teen Israel Mission is off to an amazing start! 26 grade nine students from Montreal are spending their Spring Break volunteering in Beer Sheva, our beautiful partnership city in the Negev. From restoring gardens in the 'Artist Quarter' to beautifying forgotten pathways, our TOV Teens are having a meaningful and impactful Israel experience, as they learn to give back and repair the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Assistant

Events Coordinator

JLIFE Customer Success Agent

Senior Development Officer


Agence Ometz

Chief Finance & Administration Officer (CFAO)


Caldwell Residences

Intake/Case Manager


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Case Manager, Social Services


Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF)

Program Evaluation Officer


Jewish Public Library

Director, Norman Berman Children's Library

Director of Archives

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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