Federation CJA 360 - January 25, 2019

Read this week’s 360 for coverage of violent flare-ups on Israel’s borders with Syria and Gaza, reflections onthe controversial 2019 Women’s March, a sampling ofJudeo-Persian music, and details about how to join the #WeRemember Campaign in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27). Shabbat Shalom.

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January 25 | 4:33 PM

Israel, Iran in war of words following violent flare-up on northern border
The commander of Iran’s air force said the country was prepared for a decisive war to eradicate Israel, after widespread Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria early Monday.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Hamas said to open investigation into shooting of IDF officer by Gaza sniper
Terror group reportedly delivers a message to Israel through third parties that it considers Tuesday’s incident ‘unacceptable’.

Source: Times of Israel

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Take note, Women’s March: Jewish existence is resistance
Ariel Sobel addresses the controversies surrounding the third annual march, which was held last weekend; the progressive movement’s national leadership has been accused of downplaying and at times fomenting antisemitism.

Source: Forward

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New choir for Jewish adults with developmental disabilities
Montreal's Shira choir, organized by Cantor Benlolo of Shaare Zedek Congregation, has received a JFC-UIA Pushing the Boundaries micro-grant and is being developed in partnership with the Tamir Foundation in Ottawa, with the support of Federation CJA.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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The Forward shutters print edition after 121 Years
The storied Jewish paper announced last Thursday that it is ending its print operation to "become a digitally focused publisher," laying off nearly 30 percent of its staff in the process, including editor-in-chief Jane Eisner.

Source: National Public Radio

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Corey Hart named 2019 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee
Mazel tov to the Montreal-born Juifs d’ici singer-songwriter, best known for his hit singles “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender”.

Source: Global News

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Office de catéchèse du Québec launches video project on coexistence
CIJA-Québec, the advocacy agent of Federation CJA, played an important role in fostering dialogue among the three monotheistic faiths by supporting “Frères d’âmes : le cardinal, l’imam et le rabbin” (“Brethren Souls: The Cardinal, The Imam and The Rabbi”), which will be shown in Christian schools throughout the Quebec City region.

Source: Présence

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Guard it with your life: Judeo-Persian music
Learn the fascinating story of how Jewish musicians preserved — and are now saving — Persian music.

Source: Tablet

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: World Jewish Congress

Please help Holocaust survivor Toby Levy share her story – and the story of millions of other victims. Join the #WeRemember campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27). Take your photo holding your own We Remember sign, and post it to social media with #WeRemember or email it to [email protected].

UPCOMING EVENTS

Decorate & Celebrate: TuB’shvat
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Time: Tuesday, January 29 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WP Movie Night: Far from the Tree
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, February 7 | 6:00 PM

A 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

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 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.

About Federation CJA
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