Federation CJA 360 - February 8, 2019

Read this week’s 360 for ongoing coverage of Iran’s presence in Syria, as well as the story of Julian Edelman becoming the first-ever Jewish player to win Super Bowl MVP, Eurovision star Netta Barzilai’s new single and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
February 8 | 4:53 PM

Iran vows to ‘teach Israel a lesson’ as response to strikes in Syria
Iran warned Israel on Tuesday of a "firm and appropriate" response if it continued attacking targets in Syria, where Tehran has backed President Bashar Assad and his forces in their nearly eight-year war against rebels and militants.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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US antisemitism envoy appointed after two year wait
Learn more about Elan Carr, who has a mixed Mizrahi-Ashkenazi heritage, is fluent in Arabic and Hebrew, was the leader of a Jewish fraternity, and is an Iraq War veteran.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Julian Edelman becomes first-ever Jewish player to win Super Bowl MVP
On Sunday night, he helped lift the Patriots to a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Source: Times of Israel

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82 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel
1,000 members from the Falash Mura community have been authorized to make Aliyah under a new government plan; the first group landed in Israel on Monday evening.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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On Robert Alter’s landmark new translation of the Hebrew Bible
Getting the Bible right, for Alter, means offering the English reader a literary and aesthetic experience that comes as close as possible to the Hebrew reader’s.

Source: Tablet

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Celebrity chefs get the Birthright treatment on foodie trip
Gourmet cooks, writers, restaurateurs and food personalities spent last week experiencing Israeli culture and cuisine.

Source: Times of Israel

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Falafel emoji on its way to your phone
A new slate of 230 emojis will begin appearing on phones later this year, including the first representation of a kosher Middle Eastern food.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Remembering Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
The interfaith activist, who died this week at the age of 67, raised millions in Christian donations for Israel.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Check out Netta Barzilai’s newest single
“Bassa Sababa” is a celebration of the Israeli star’s ups and downs after winning the Eurovision contest last May.

Source: YouTube

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Jewish Public Library

The Jewish Public Library’s 12th Israeli & Jewish Film Festival is on right now! To see the 2019 lineup and to purchase tickets, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Letter to My Disability | Special GenMTL Price!
Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Powered by GenMTL
Time: Sunday, February 10 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Singing With Heart Choir Performance
Cummings Centre for Seniors, Agence Ometz, Shaare Zedek Congregation, Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, February 14 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 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

CAREERS

Federation CJA:

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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