Federation CJA 360 - July 10, 2020

In this week's 360, we cover a controversial Toronto restaurant owner's antisemitic statements. Plus a feature on Federation CJA-grantee Zera Café, which employs neurodiverse young adults, the new trailer for Seth Rogen's comedy An American Pickle and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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July 10 | 8:25 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "Moral vs. Political Decisions" (Pinchas 5780).

Toronto restaurant owner being investigated for anti-Israel statements
Kimberly Hawkins received significant pushback for recent social media posts saying Zionists are not welcome in her store; Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), has stated that its Legal Task Force is now looking into the matter.

Image Source: CIJA
Article Source: blogTO

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Zera Café: Shifting missions to provide food for Montrealers in need
Inspirations covers how Zera Café, originally designed to offer neurodiverse adults with special needs hands-on catering experience, shifted gears during the pandemic to mass-produce meals for vulnerable families; the company is funded by two grants from Federation CJA, which also manages the volunteers, selects the families and coordinates the deliveries.

Source: Inspirations

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YouTube permanently removes extremist Alain Soral's two channels [article in French]
The video platform explains that the polemist has breached its terms of use on multiple occasions due to his "incitement to violence" and "violent extremism".

Image Source: YouTube
Article Source: Le Figaro

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Montreal Holocaust Museum reopens permanent exhibition
After months of closure due to COVID-19, the MHM (an agency of Federation CJA) is once again welcoming visitors, with heightened safety regulations.

Source: The Suburban

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Weizmann scientists are tracking where COVID-19 will hit next
Monitoring, identifying, and predicting geographical clusters where the coronavirus is prevalent and likely to spread is at the core of the Predict Corona project.

Source: Weizmann

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Watch the trailer for An American Pickle (premieres Aug. 6)
In Seth Rogen's charming new movie, he plays a 1920s Jewish immigrant who falls into a pickle vat and wakes up 100 years later, as well as Herschel Greenbaum's hipster computer programmer great-grandson, Ben.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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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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