Federation CJA 360 - January 11, 2019

After a short hiatus, the 360 is back, with coverage of the upcoming Israeli election, the opening of the first Ethiopian Jewish centre in Israel, the top Jewish moments from Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards and more. Shabbat Shalom and Happy 2019!

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January 11 | 4:14 PM

Will 2019 be a record election for Israeli women?
Over a quarter of the 20th Knesset's lawmakers were female, but advocates are cautiously optimistic that the April 9 election could top that – with these 13 women all likely to make headlines.

Source: Haaretz

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Montrealer charged with inciting hatred against Jewish community has new bail conditions
CIJA, Federation CJA’s advocacy agent, welcomed the Crown’s decision, which followed months of their monitoring the case and conveying the community’s concerns about Robert Gosselin. Click here to read CIJA’s press release.

Source: Global News

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Former PM Paul Martin nominating his justice minister for Nobel Peace Prize
“Professor [Irwin] Cotler's work in the name of civil rights defenders has no borders and his impact is felt throughout Canada and around the world,” Martin wrote to the Nobel Institute.

Source: National Post
Photo source: Federation CJA, Juifs d’ici

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First Ethiopian Jewry research hub, launched on Sunday, aims to preserve community’s traditions
Religious leaders are hoping the Israeli academic centre – whose main funder is the Gewurz Family of Montreal – will “create a new language” to talk about the richness of Ethiopian culture and traditions.

Source: Times of Israel

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wins $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel’ prize
Kraft will be giving the money “to initiatives combatting antisemitism and other forms of prejudice as well as attempts to de-legitimize the State of Israel”.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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At Auberge Shalom pour femmes, traditional Jewish food brings more than comfort
"Jewish values means you are supporting everyone in need," said Sarah Rosenhek, the director of the shelter, which marked its 30th anniversary on Wednesday.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Moshe Arens, Israeli defense minister under 3 prime ministers, dies at 93
Arens, who first hired Benjamin Netanyahu and is credited with helping him get his start in politics, died Monday in his sleep at his home near Tel Aviv.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Photo Source: Haaretz

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23 Jewish moments at the 2019 Golden Globes
Sunday night’s award ceremony included a Jewish host, Jewish stars, and plenty of Jewish jokes.

Source: Forward

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Hannah Bronfman dishes on gefilte fish and feeling good
The entrepreneur and Instagram star’s first book – released this week – is part cookbook, part wellness how-to, and part memoir about growing up black and Jewish.

Source: My Jewish Learning

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Choice Business Club: 1 week left to apply!
Submit your application by January 22 to be part of The Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce’s Choice Business Club, a networking group for professionals and entrepreneurs from all industries.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tu B’shvat: Decorate & Celebrate [Ladies’ event]
Moishe House, powered by GenMTL
Time: Monday, January 21 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA:

Community Engagement Associate, Young Families and PJ Library

Manager, TOV volunteers

Senior Cook


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS):

Case Manager


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)


Montreal Holocaust Museum:

Human Rights Coordinator

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
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