Federation CJA 360 - July 19, 2019

Our 360 covers the 25th anniversary of the tragic AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, as well as a profile of Montreal’s trailblazing Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, a roundup of all the Jewish nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards, an op-ed about what Canada could learn from Israel about cybersecurity and more. Shabbat Shalom.

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Rescued twice: The archive that survived the Holocaust and the AMIA attack
The moving story of how, in the aftermath of the tragic 1994 terrorist attack, a small army of volunteers managed to preserve not only pieces of Argentine Jewish history but memories that survived the century’s greatest Jewish tragedy.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Israel leads the way on cybersecurity
What Canada could learn from Israel about protecting data in our increasingly connected world.

Article Source: Montreal Gazette
Image source: Haaretz

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Yad Vashem amends Yom Hashoah memorial prayers to include Jews in Arab countries
The Yizkor prayer had asked G-d to remember “all the souls of all the communities of Beit Israel in the European Diaspora” who died; the word “European” has now been removed, to acknowledge the Holocaust’s impact on Jews in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.

Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Image Source: Yad Vashem

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Gay and once divorced, a Canadian rabbi broadens Judaism’s tent
The New York Times profiles Montreal’s own Rabbi Lisa Grushcow.

Source: The New York Times

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Tel Aviv, the “white city” shaped by the Bauhaus movement [article in French]
A celebration of 100 years of Bauhaus, the movement which was brought to Israel from Germany in the 1930s by German Jewish architects fleeing the Nazis.

Source: Le Devoir

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Emmys 2019: All the Jewish nominees
From “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to “Schitt’s Creek” and “Russian Doll”, a roundup of all the Jewish actors and TV shows nominated for the annual award, whose winners will be announced on September 22.

Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Image Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Neev Bensimhon returns to the Just for Laughs Festival [article in French]
The Montreal-born comedian performed his solo show on Thursday night.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Meet 4 of Montreal’s best food tours
Eater recommends Federation CJA-grantee The Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Beyond the Bagel tour, which starts in the Mile End and wends its way down to the Main, covering the iconic Wilensky special, Mrs. Whyte’s pickles, and smoked meat at Schwartz’s.

Source: Montreal Eater

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Netflix releases trailer of film depicting Ethiopian Jewish rescue
If you missed Federation CJA’s exclusive advance screening of “The Red Sea Diving Resort” at last year’s Campaign closing, starting July 31 you’ll be able to stream the film about a group of international agents and courageous Ethiopians who used a deserted holiday resort in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel in the early 80s.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Thank you to everyone who came out to Riverside for GenMTL’s Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce Summer Cocktail on Wednesday night – we hope you had a great time connecting with other young Jewish professionals! Click here to see the album.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shabbat in the Park: MacDonald Park, Côte-des-Neiges
GenMTL’s PJ Library, in collaboration with Ometz
Time: Friday, July 26 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Pride Storytime
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, August 4 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ride with Pride
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, August 4 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Colour-Me-Challah Bake
GenMTL
Time: Thursday, August 8 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fierce Friday (Pride Shabbat)
GenMTL
Time: Friday, August 9 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

GenMTL @ the Pride Parade
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, August 18 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CJA19 Campaign launch with Koolulam
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, August 22 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Assistant

Community Engagement and Advocacy Associate

Community Engagement Associate

Cook

Operations & Engagement Associate for GenMTL

Senior Development Officer

Senior Prospect Researcher


Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada

Major Gifts Officer, Greater Toronto Area and Ontario Region - Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Full Stack Developer

Registration Associate


Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA

Coordinator of Diller Teen Fellows

Director – Youth and Family Engagement

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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