Federation CJA 360 - February 6, 2020

In this week’s 360, we cover Westmount’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. Plus a review of the new Segal Centre play, delicious recipes for Tu B’shvat (which starts Sunday night) and more. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

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Montreal suburb adopts IHRA antisemitism definition
“Westmount’s adoption of the IHRA definition is an important step in the struggle against antisemitism and sets an important precedent for other municipalities on the Island of Montreal”, said Federation CJA President Gail Adelson-Marcovitz (President of Federation CJA) and Rabbi Reuben Poupko (Co-Chair of CIJA-Quebec, Federation CJA’s advocacy agent) in a joint statement.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Israeli soldiers injured in 3 attacks in 12 hours
There were 3 incidents on Thursday, including 2 shootings and a car-ramming attack.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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10 short, but important reads for Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month
Hear from people with disabilities as well as their family members, educators, advocates and community members speaking about disability and Jewish life.

Source: The New York Jewish Week

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In the Presence of Heroes: 48 Hours with 150 Auschwitz Survivors
Read Lawrence Witt’s moving account of his experience accompanying 150 Auschwitz survivors and their family members, as part of a delegation organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation, led by World Jewish Congress President Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder and planned by the JRoots travel team, to mark the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Source: The Times of Israel

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A unique production: A play set at a silent retreat
Bess Wohl’s award-winning comedy-drama Small Mouth Sounds, playing at the Segal Centre (an affiliated agency of Federation CJA), follows six harried city dwellers through a five-day silent retreat where words are not permitted in the bucolic setting of a woodsy rural ashram-type resort. The show runs from February 9 to March 1.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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In HBO’s first The Plot Against America trailer, Jews are under attack
Get a sneak peek of the hotly-anticipated new David Simons miniseries, an adaptation of the Philip Roth novel of the same name, which stars John Turturro, Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan and Morgan Spector.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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18 things to know about Jewish football player Mitchell Schwartz
Schwartz is an offensive tackle for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs, and one of the few Jewish football players in the NFL.

Source: Hey Alma

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Tu B’shvat Recipe [Article in French]
Try this delicious cake inspired by the New Year of the Trees.

Source: Hadassah

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Kirk Douglas, iconic movie star who reconnected to Judaism later in life, dies at 103
Remembering the legendary actor, who passed away in his home in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Camp Fun Fair
GenMTL's PJ Library
Time: Sunday, February 9 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

JDAIM: Federation CJA's Movie Night
Women's Philanthropy and Sepharade Philanthropy
Time: Wednesday, February 12

JDAIM: Parents' Night Out
GenMTL
Time: Thursday, February 13 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

JDAIM: Summit Flora: Pop-Up Flower Shop
GenMTL, in collaboration with Summit School
Time: Friday, February 14 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Events Coordinator

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 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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