Federation CJA 360 - January 18, 2019

This week, the IDF announced it will end Operation Northern Shield after it destroys a sixth Hezbollah terror tunnel. Read our 360 for this developing story as well as a Tu B’shvat menu to celebrate “New Year for the Trees”, a global social media campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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IDF uncovers sixth Hezbollah terror tunnel, ends Operation Northern Shield
According to the military, the tunnel was the largest discovered so far, stretching hundreds of meters from the southern Lebanese village of Ramiya and infiltrated several dozen meters into northern Israel.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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St. Viateur Bagel's Monkland bakery to close in March
The bakery's co-owner was unable to re-negotiate his lease; the N.D.G. branch of the bagel empire opened 18 years ago in the heart of Monkland Village.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Mahmoud Abbas set to assume chairmanship of major UN bloc
On Tuesday, the president of the Palestinian Authority succeeded Egypt as the leader of the group of 134 member states.  

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Watch Justin Trudeau condemn BDS
The Prime Minister's comments this week during a town hall at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario are the latest example of a growing understanding that the BDS movement is tainted by antisemitism.

Source: CIJA
Image Source: Times of Israel

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Redefining Sephardic identity
“Today, the young Sephardim have a very different vision of Sephardic identity than their elders had when they arrived in Canada more than 50 years ago,” says Jacques Saada, president of the Communauté sépharade unifiée du Québec (CSUQ).

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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How a team of future NHL stars smuggled Judaica into the USSR
The incredible story of how Sherwood “Sherry” Bassin, Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman, and Dave Andreychuk snuck siddurim and tallitot behind the Iron Curtain.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Israeli company unearths gemstone with mineral previously only found in space
The new mineral, called carmeltazite, was found embedded inside sapphires from the northern Carmel mountain range.

Source: Times of Israel

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A Tu B’shvat menu
Celebrate the “New Year for the Trees” (Monday, January 21) by cooking with the seven foods mentioned in the Torah: wheat, barley, grapes, dates, figs, pomegranates, and olives (olive oil).

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Carol Channing, Jewish Broadway legend known for ‘Hello Dolly!’, dies at 97
Remembering the performer, who was world famous for her show-stopping voice and luminous stage presence.

Source: Forward

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: World Jewish Congress

The Global Campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day is underway. In 2019, with rising hatred all around the world, it’s more important than ever that YOU be a part of this movement. Please watch, join, and share. It’s critical. #WeRemember

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Israeli Way
PJ Library, powered by GenMTL, in collaboration with Solomon Schechter Academy
Time: Sunday, January 20 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Talmud Torah Science Fair cohosted by GenMTL's PJ Library
PJ Library, powered by GenMTL, in collaboration with Azrieli Talmud Torah
Time: Wednesday, January 23 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA:

Community Engagement Associate, Young Families and PJ Library

Manager, TOV volunteers

Senior Cook

Senior Prospect Researcher


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.

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