Federation CJA 360 - July 20, 2018
Does Israel need a Jewish nation-state law?

This week, the Knesset passed a controversial Jewish nation-state law. Our 360 includes this developing story as well as an update of the ongoing situation in Gaza, YidLife Crisis in Krakow, and a moving video tribute to the victims of the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires on the 24th anniversary of this devastating terrorist attack. Shabbat Shalom.

 

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Does Israel need a Jewish nation-state law?
Jewish Federations of North America weigh in.

Source: Times of Israel

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National Shoah education program launched by the Montreal Holocaust Museum
Beyond the Walls of the Museum will help teachers navigate sensitive subjects, including the Holocaust and human rights in Canada, with students across the country.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Following escalation with Gaza, Iron Dome battery deployed to protect Tel Aviv area
Over 170 rockets and mortars were fired on Israel from Gaza this week, in addition to arson balloons and kites.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Shalom Montreal concerts at the McCord Museum’s Urban Forest (July 4-August 29)
Check out the full schedule of the outdoor summer music series which features various Jewish indie and klezmer acts.

Source: The Suburban

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Only a few days left before Honeymoon Israel registration closes July 23!
Don’t miss out on the chance to spend 9 days exploring Israel with your partner, while building friendship and community with other couples from Montreal.

Source: Federation CJA

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Watch a moving video tribute to the victims of the 1994 Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) bombing
This past Wednesday, July 18, was the 24th anniversary of the terrorist attack in Buenos Aires which killed 85 and wounded over 300.

Source: YouTube

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YidLife duo explore Krakow’s fascination with Jewish culture in Narishkayt
Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman’s new movie, which screened at Federation CJA, captures the Jewish comedians’ surprising experiences in Poland with a heavy dose of (Yiddish) humour.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Tel Aviv’s town hall lights up with the colours of the French flag after World Cup victory [article in French]
During the finals this past Sunday in Russia, France beat Croatia 4-2.

Source: Le Monde Juif

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DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Powered by GenMTL, the Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce hosted another wildly popular Summer Cocktail on Wednesday, July 18, with over 200 young Jewish professionals networking in a laid-back setting at Riverside Saint-Henri.

Federation CJA’s GenMTL division is committed to helping our young adults connect – and stay in Montreal – through multiple points of engagement in Jewish life, learning, and leadership development. From job training to networking, from identity-building opportunities to campus activities, from Israel experiences to tikun olam, we are helping to develop engaged Jewish citizens and the leaders of the future.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shabbat in the Park
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Time: Friday, July 20 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Shabbat in the Park
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Time: Friday, August 10 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

CJA 18 Campaign Launch
Time: Thursday, August 23 | 7:30 PM

Friday Night Lights
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Time: Friday, August 24 | 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Musical Havdalah
Time: Saturday, August 25 | 8:45 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA:

Community Engagement Associate (Jewish Life)

Marketing Account Manager

Operations Officer (Contract position)

Senior Cook


The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA):

Manager, Communications and Marketing (Quebec Office)

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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