Federation CJA 360 - July 17, 2020

Our 360 includes details about Federation CJA's Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign Launch on Thursday, which features special guest Bari Weiss, a former NYT writer and editor. Plus coverage of antisemitic statements made by a far-right Canadian politician, the latest Israeli sports coup by Sylvan Adams, how to become a PJ Library Connector and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Candlelight
July 17 | 8:20 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "My Teacher: In Memoriam" (Matot – Masei 5780).

Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign Launch: Thursday, July 23
Register now to help us launch Federation CJA's unprecedented recovery campaign, with special guest speaker Bari Weiss, former New York Times writer and editor. To donate to the Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign, click here – we need you!

Source: Federation CJA

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Canadian far-right politician calls Jews 'parasitic tribe,' seeks their removal from Canada
Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the advocacy arm of the Jewish Federations of Canada, said Patron might not only be breaking Canada's hate laws, but inciting actual violence against Jews.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Where is the outrage over antisemitism in sports and Hollywood?
The Hollywood Reporter columnist calls out the hateful outbursts against Jews by Ice Cube, DeSean Jackson and others and explains how the muted response "perpetuates racism" and contributes to an overall "Apatholypse".

Article Source: Hollywood Reporter
Image Source: Business Insider

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Sylvan Adams, billionaire 'ambassador,' uses sports to show the Israel he loves
The cycling enthusiast's latest coup came with the announcement Thursday that Chris Froome would be joining his Israel Start-Up Nation cycle team, the first Israeli squad set to compete in the Tour de France, which Froome has won four times.

Source: Times of Israel

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The murder of Mireille Knoll: Recognized as antisemitism [article in French]
The elderly Holocaust survivor, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, was brutally killed by two of her neighbors in 2018; the men are now set to stand trial in Paris.

Source: Le Figaro

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Crumbs of comfort: Montreal kosher bakery builds bridges, one babka at a time
A la Seinfeld, Montreal institution Boulangerie Cheskie unites the diverse — and occasionally quarrelsome — residents of Outremont with rugelach and black & white cookies.

Source: Times of Israel

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Watch the trailer for Palm Springs
The new Hulu film has humour, existential dread, an infinite time loop and Jewish actor/comedian Andy Samberg.

Source: YouTube

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DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

GenMTL invites YOU to become a PJ Library Connector!

GenMTL's PJ Library is looking for parents in and around Montreal to become PJ Library Parent Connectors. Connectors will be provided with a stipend for their time (5-8 hours/week over a 10-month period) and will receive training and support from PJ Library professional staff.

The PJ Library Connectors program is a unique opportunity for parents of children ages 0-4 to:

  • Build authentic relationships with young Jewish families in their neighbourhoods
  • Connect families to each other
  • Develop programs that are responsive to the needs and interests in their neighbourhoods
  • Refer families to a wide range of Jewish programming and opportunities

The program will run from September 2020 to July 2021.

Click here to apply now – deadline is July 27, 2020!

UPCOMING EVENTS

To see not only all Federation CJA events, but virtual events being run by our agencies and community partners, please visit our Community Calendar.

Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign Launch
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, July 23 | 7:30 PM

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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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