Federation CJA 360 - January 10, 2020

For our first 360 of 2020, we have coverage of last Sunday's inspiring march against antisemitism in New York City, an article about Federation CJA's Yolka and Chanukah celebration, Jewpop's list of the Top 50 most influential Jewish Francophones and more. Shabbat Shalom and Happy New Year!

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January 10 | 4:13 PM

Former Senator Leo Kolber, a pillar of business and politics, dies
The Honourable Leo Kolber passed away on Wednesday night, just shy of his 91st birthday; the Officer of the Order of Canada was associated, in a volunteer capacity and as a benefactor, with a myriad of social, cultural and health-care organizations and causes, including holding leadership positions for Federation CJA's Combined Jewish Appeal.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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25,000 march against antisemitism in New York City
Sunday's rally was organized in response to a spate of attacks on Jews — including, most recently, a stabbing attack at a rabbi's home in the New York City suburb of Monsey and a shooting in a Jersey City kosher supermarket that claimed four lives.

Image Source: Jewish Journal
Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Quebec man, 38, charged with incited genocide over posts on Russian social media site
"This is the kind of threatening language that should be taken very seriously", said David Ouellette, research and public affairs director for Federation CJA's advocacy arm, CIJA-Quebec, of the antisemitic, racist and homophobic posts made on the man's social media account.

Image Source: Shutterstock
Article Source: Toronto Sun

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Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats
The new technology is expected to take down a variety of aerial threats including rockets, drones and anti-tank missiles.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Russian-speaking Jews celebrate Chanukah — and Yolka
The Montreal Gazette covered Federation CJA's 4th annual Yolka and Chanukah event, run by our Russian Speaking Jews (RSJ) division, and interviewed RSJ Development Officer Oxana Pasternak about how the secular New Year tradition from the former Soviet Union became tied to Chanukah and Jewish identity in the Diaspora.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Fran Drescher and Rachel Bloom are bringing The Nanny to Broadway
The two Jewish comedy queens have just announced that they are teaming up to develop the beloved TV show into a Broadway musical.

Image Source: Forbes
Article Source: Hey Alma

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Jewpop's Top 50 people of 2019 [Article in French]
Mazal Tov to Montreal's own Sonia Sarah Lipsyc, who was honoured as one of the 50 most influential Jewish Francophones this year for her role as Editor-in-Chief of La Voix Sépharade (LVS).

Source: Jewpop

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Golden Globes 2020: Quentin Tarantino's Hebrew and other Jewish moments
There weren't many Jewish award winners at the glitzy ceremony on Sunday night, but here are some of the best Jewish moments from one of the industry's biggest nights of the year.

Image Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation, dies of breast cancer at age 52
Remembering the Jewish writer whose blockbuster memoir came out in 1994, when she was only 27 years old; she later became an advocate for testing for the BRCA gene mutation and pushed for insurance companies to cover it for all Ashkenazi Jewish women.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Over our 360 holiday break, TOV volunteers brightened Chanukah for members of our community by preparing holiday meals for families in need at Chodesh TOV and Cooking for a Cause West Island, and hosting a Chanukah party for veterans at St. Anne's Veteran's Hospital, where students from Hebrew Foundation School sang songs and spent quality time with the seniors.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Time: Wednesday, February 12

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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.

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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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