Federation CJA 360 - January 8, 2021

Our first 360 of the year includes Sudan becoming the third of four countries officially to sign the Abraham Accords. Plus, Myer Bick, President Emeritus of the Montreal Jewish General Hospital Foundation, among 12 Quebecers appointed to the Order of Canada, Montrealer Devon Levi's debut as starting goalie in the World Junior Hockey Championships, and a look at the five best Jewish food recipes that kept everyone busy in the kitchen this past year. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Candlelight
January 8 | 4:11 PM

Rabbi Sacks z''l had prepared a full year of Covenant & Conversation for 5781, based on his book Lessons in Leadership. Click here to read this week's essay: "Women as Leaders" (Shemot 5781).

Donate now to Federation CJA's Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign
Our community is in crisis and the stakes could not be higher. To make your gift, click here – we need you!

Source: Federation CJA

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Are you a student passionate about Israel? Hillel's beloved Chai Fellowship is back!
Hillel's Chai Fellowship learning and leadership program will deepen your knowledge of Israel, enhance your skills as a student leader on campus, provide you the opportunity to meet and hear from incredible guest speakers, and will look great on your CV! Upon successful completion, student leaders will receive a 250$ stipend. Limited spots are available. Apply now!

Source: Hillel

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Sudan officially joins Abraham Accords to normalize Israel ties
In addition, Sudan agreed to negotiate the repatriation of thousands of migrants who entered Israel illegally.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Myer Bick, President Emeritus of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, among 12 Quebecers appointed to the Order of Canada
The former President and CEO of the JGH Foundation is honoured "for his exemplary leadership in fundraising for health establishments as well as for his multifaceted community service."

Article Source: Montreal Gazette
Image Source: JGH Foundation

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Those we lost in 2020: Remembering the rabbis, pioneers, innovators and family members
Among those who died this year were some of the Jewish world's most famous and influential pillars in a range of industries, but many of the people whose deaths tell the story of 2020 were not widely known, except among the people who loved them and the communities they enriched.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Jewish Montrealer Devon Levi represents Canada in the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships as starting goalie
Often acting as an important platform for a career in the NHL, success in the World Juniors has helped launch the careers of many hockey greats.

Article Source: The Jerusalem Post
Image Source: TSN

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21-year-old from Boston becomes Israel's first US-raised female Air Force pilot [article in French]
The Israel native who was raised in the United States follows in the footsteps of her father who was an IAF navigator for 22 years before moving to the United States.

Source: The Times of Israel

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Larry Goldstein's aid to community is part of decades-long effort
Helping out via a Federation CJA volunteers group, Côte St. Luc resident Larry Goldstein is one of many Montrealers this year who have helped those who have had to isolate this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: The Suburban

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The five best Jewish food recipes of 2020
2020 was a year when many hunkered down in their homes and chose to cook and bake more than in recent years—and Jewish food was no exception.

Source: The Nosher

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Source: Ometz

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Behind the scenes of two award-winning Netflix TV dramas: Shtisel and Unorthodox
Federation CJA & Segal Centre
Time: Sunday, January 17 | 11:00 AM (Shtisel) and
Thursday, February 4 | 7:00 PM (Unorthodox)

JIY Jew It Yourself: Tu B'Shevat: Our planet, our responsibility
GenMTL & the Jewish Learning Lab
Time: Tuesday, January 19 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Aging Well: Adapting to the New Reality
Cummings Centre
Time: Thursday, January 21 | 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM


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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.

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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