Federation CJA 360 - February 22, 2019

This week, Israel successfully launched its first moon mission, eight MPs quit the UK Labour party over Brexit and antisemitism, and protests took place across France in support of the Jewish community. Read on for these top stories as well as information about Hillel’s first annual Student Impact Awards (SIA), and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shooting for the moon, engineers cheer successful launch of Beresheet
Israel hopes to become the fourth country in the world to land a spacecraft on the moon, with the launch of the unmanned spacecraft Beresheet from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Friday.

Source: Times of Israel

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Eighth Labour MP quits party to join breakaway Independent Group
Joan Ryan says her former party, aligned with Britain’s working class, has become “infected with scourge of anti-Jewish racism”; seven other MPs have also quit, citing Brexit and antisemitism.

Source: The Guardian

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Lisa Rubin – living her dream at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts
Learn more about the irrepressible Artistic and Executive Director, who has been bringing the best of English theatre to Montreal for the past five years.

Source: The Montrealer

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Federation CJA marks Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month
Read The Suburban’s coverage of this month’s Movie Night event, which included a screening of the heartwrenching and hopeful documentary Far From the Tree, based on Andrew Solomon's New York Times bestselling book.

Source: The Suburban

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Jewish cemetery vandalized in France on eve of rallies against antisemitism [article in French]
This week, 100 headstones were defaced in Quatzenheim the day before large-scale protests in support of the Jewish community took place across France.

Source: France 3

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Rashida Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross and other Jews of color nominated for NAACP Image Awards
The annual celebration of the accomplishments of people of color in film, television, music and literature will take place on March 30.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Historian opens cafe in Montreal’s Jewish Museum
The Forward profiles how the MJM’s Kat Romanow (aka The Wandering Chew) is redefining what Jewish food means.

Source: Forward

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Nominations for Hillel’s Student Impact Awards (SIA) due by March 15
Click here to nominate an inspiring student leader between the ages of 17-24, including CEGEP students, university students and members of campus organizations.

Source: Federation CJA

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: CIJA

Pictured, from L to R: Yair Szlak, CEO, Federation CJA; Gail Adelson, First Vice President, Federation CJA; François Legault, Premier of Quebec; Eta Yudin, Vice President, CIJA-Québec; Brenda Gewurz, Executive Member, CIJA-Québec Local Partnership Council; Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment

CIJA-Québec held its annual cocktail at Quebec’s National Assembly on February 19. The cocktail, organized in partnership with CJPAC, followed a day of meetings by Federation CJA and CIJA-Québec leadership with top elected officials. Dignitaries at the evening cocktail included the Premier of Quebec François Legault, Liberal Party Interim Leader Pierre Arcand, Parti Québécois Interim Leader Pascal Bérubé, along with a record number of Cabinet ministers and MNAs from Québec’s three main parties. To see the FB album from the event, click here.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

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
Powered by GenMTL
Time: Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking Lunch with Richard Yanofsky
Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Monday, March 11 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

Community event honoring Nikki Haley
The Jewish Community Council of Montreal and Federation CJA
Time: Wednesday, April 10 | 7:30 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA:

Barista

Community Engagement Associate, Young Families and PJ Library

Manager, TOV volunteers

Senior Development Officer

Senior Prospect Researcher


Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA

Chief Financial and Operations Officer


Jewish Public Library

Director of Development


Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs:

Executive Director, Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs (KMRP)

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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