Federation CJA 360 - January 31, 2020

This week's 360 includes top stories like the City of Montreal not adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism and the US releasing its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Plus a video of Holocaust survivor Ruth Zimbler teaching how to cook her mother's favourite recipe, kasha varnishkes, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
January 31 | 4:41 PM

Jewish groups dismayed as Montreal doesn't adopt antisemitism motion
Federation CJA and its advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), strongly advocated in favour of the city adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, which would have been a powerful step in the fight against rising antisemitism. Click here to read the joint statement from Federation CJA and CIJA.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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US unveils 50-page Israeli-Palestinian peace plan
Read full text of the Peace to Prosperity proposal, which completes earlier 30-page economic scheme, contains detailed maps, doubles Palestinian territory but allows Israel to hold chunks of West Bank.

Source: The Times of Israel

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Program raises awareness for Jews with disability
Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) begins this Saturday; learn more about what's in store for the 2020 celebrations, including Federation CJA's eight partnership events.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Welcome Federation CJA's new Campaign team
Meet the Chairs of our 2020 Combined Jewish Appeal campaign, headed by Mitch Garber.

Source: Federation CJA

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Israeli technology is finding a home in the Canadian health system
Several Israeli innovations are helping people walk, cope with loneliness and aiding physicians diagnose ailments that improve Canadians' well-being.

Source: Federation CJA

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Eli Batalion's new comedy Appiness makes its big screen premiere Feb. 21 in Montreal
Batalion (half of comedy duo and Federation CJA-grantee, YidLife Crisis) writes, directs and stars in his first feature film – a comedy about two buddies trying to restart their lives by building the next Facebook.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Cooking kasha varnishkes with a Holocaust survivor
Watch as Ruth Zimbler shares her Holocaust survival story — and her mother's perfect, schmaltzy kasha varnishkes — and then follow her recipe to make a pot for yourself at home.

Source: The Nosher

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Albert Einstein, Jewish physicist, put on a Swiss gold coin [article in French]
Switzerland honours famed scientist on the world's smallest gold coin.

Source: Alliance

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Going South for the Winter
Find out how Florida became home to Jewish snowbirds.

Source: Tablet Magazine

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Your voice matters: CIJA Survey

Click here to help shape our community's advocacy agenda by participating in a short survey from Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

UPCOMING EVENTS

JDAIM: ASL Storytime
GenMTL's PJ Library, the Jewish Public Library and the Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Centre
Time: Sunday, February 2 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Camp Fun Fair
GenMTL's PJ Library
Time: Sunday, February 9 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

JDAIM: Federation CJA's Movie Night
Women's Philanthropy and Sepharade Philanthropy
Time: Wednesday, February 12

JDAIM: Parents' Night Out
GenMTL
Time: Thursday, February 13 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Summit Flora: Pop-Up Flower Shop
GenMTL, in collaboration with Summit School
Time: Friday, February 14 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAREERS

Agence Ometz

Chief Finance & Administration Officer (CFAO)


Caldwell Residences

Intake/Case Manager


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Case Manager, Social Services


Jewish Public Library

Director, Norman Berman Children's Library

Director of Archives

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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