Federation CJA 360 - February 28, 2020

This week, we cover Israel's upcoming and unprecedented third election in 12 months, we dissect the controversy surrounding antisemitic Belgian parade floats, we remember the legendary Norene Gilletz (aka the "Kosher Julia Child of Canada") and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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February 28 | 5:21 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "What Do We Receive When We Give?" (Terumah 5780).

Quebec government to seek collective remedy to antisemitic deeds of sale
"These covenants, common throughout North America until the 1950s, have since been invalidated by the Supreme Court and there is no reason for them to remain on paper", said Eta Yudin, Vice President of CIJA-Quebec, Federation CJA's advocacy agent.

Article Source: The Montreal Gazette
Image Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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A beginner's guide to Israel's unprecedented third election in the past 12 months
With the next election taking place this Monday, March 2, find out why Israelis are going to the polls again, who's running for office, and whether this election is likely to produce a clear winner and a functioning government.

Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Image Source: Haaretz

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More than 50 JCCs across the US receive emailed bomb threats
Since Saturday, more than 50 Jewish community centres in 23 states have received emailed bomb threats.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones to co-host Genesis Prize in Israel
The $1 million prize, nicknamed the "Jewish Nobel", is being awarded to Natan Sharansky for his advocacy of human rights, democracy and efforts to unify the Jewish people.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Belgian Carnaval in Alost doubles down on antisemitic caricatures [article in French]
The controversial parade floats have received a torrent of criticism from around the world.

Source: L'Obs

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Montreal playwrights — including Leonard Cohen and Irving Layton — take centre stage at McGill
A series of staged readings was held this week, featuring eight plays by Montreal authors over four nights, including Juif d'ici Cohen.

Source: CBC

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The Jewish Disney family of Egypt
Watch the trailer for a new documentary that tells the story of the Frenkel bothers—Herschel, Shlomo, and David—who singlehandedly pioneered the art of animation in Egypt, creating the world's first Arab cartoon star, Mish-Mish Effendi.

Source: Tablet

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21 Jewish facts about Friends you should know
After 15 long years, fans of the iconic series are finally getting the full-cast reunion episode they've dreamed of; last week, the news broke that an "untitled, unscripted" reunion will air in May on the new streaming service HBO Max.

Source: Kveller

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Norene Gilletz was "Kosher Julia Child of Canada"
Remembering the beloved Second Helpings Please! author, columnist, food blogger and consultant who died this past Sunday in Montreal after a long illness.

Article Source: The Canadian Jewish News
Image Source: Jewish Link NJ

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DID YOU KNOW?
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Source: Federation CJA

GIVE BACK. DO GOOD. COME CELEBRATE PURIM!

Federation CJA's GenMTL & TOV invite your family to an amazing Purim-themed Family Mitzvah Day!

Click here to register now »

Wear your favourite costume, celebrate the importance of giving back with your kids and participate in mitzvahs for various organizations.

Sunday, March 1, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Federation CJA West Island | 96 Roger Pilon, DDO
Cost: Free

Please consider bringing new or gently used Purim costumes, to be distributed to underprivileged children in our community.

For children 2+ (accompanied by an adult).

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Roll it Out: A Pasta Making Workshop
GenMTL
Time: Tuesday, March 10 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Finding Meaningful Self-Care in a Time of Consumerism with Miriam Kirmayer
GenMTL
Time: Thursday, March 19 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Modern Art and Martinis: A Painting Workshop with Erin Rothstein
GenMTL & Women's Philanthropy
Time: Tuesday, March 24 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Power Talks: Navigating Friendships with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Wednesday, March 25 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Women in Business: A Panel on Work-Life Balance
GenMTL's Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Tuesday, March 31 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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