Federation CJA 360 - July 23, 2021

Our 360 this week includes an opportunity to replay the conversations from Wednesday's National Summit on Antisemitism. Plus, an op-ed from President and CEO of CIJA Shimon Koffler Fogel on the actions needed to combat antisemitism; a look at the rise in hate crimes in Montreal; how US laws against Israel boycotts could hit Ben & Jerry's following the company's announcement Monday; White House antisemitism monitor to be named in the coming weeks; an introduction to Jlive's new Summer Events page for everything going on in Jewish Montreal; and a recipe for tahini treats—the best way to turn this sesame spread into delicious cookies. Shabbat Shalom!

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July 23 | 8:15 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: "The Fewest of all Peoples" (Va'etchanan 5781).

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National Summit on Antisemitism – Watch the replay here

On Wednesday, CIJA joined Federation and Jewish community members to share the perspectives of the national Jewish community with elected officials to explore ways to combat the sharp rise in Jew-hatred. Click here to replay the conversation.

Source: CIJA

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Combating antisemitism will require action beyond a single day's national summit

"The national summit goes beyond acknowledging antisemitism – it is about advancing proposals to combat it." Read on for an op-ed from President and CEO of CIJA Shimon Koffler Fogel.

Source: The Globe and Mail
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Une augmentation inquiétante en 2020

Eta Yudin, vice-présidente du Centre consultatif des relations juives et israéliennes (CIJA): "Nous avons vu, au fil de l'année, des théories du complot haineuses et antisémites qui circulaient dans les réseaux sociaux. C'est un des plus anciens tropes antisémites, que les Juifs ont causé la pandémie ou sont responsables de la propagation de la COVID-19."

Source: La Presse

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How US laws against Israel boycotts could hit Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's announcement Monday morning that it would no longer sell ice cream in what the company terms "occupied Palestinian territory," has angered some Jewish business owners.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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White House: Antisemitism monitor to be named 'in the coming weeks'

The White House will nominate an antisemitism monitor within weeks, a top White House official said at a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) conference on antisemitism.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Introducing Jlive's Summer Events page: The place for all events across Jewish Montreal

Looking for fun things to do this summer? Finding the perfect events and activities is about to get much, much easier. Visit the new Jlive summer page, your one-stop website for everything going on this summer in Jewish Montreal! Make sure to bookmark the page. New events and programs will be added regularly. Jlive is just getting going!

Source: Jlive

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Tahini Treats

The best way to turn this sesame spread into delicious cookies.

Source: Tablet

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Source: Federation CJA

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Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA Pool Re-Opening
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA
Time: Monday, July 26

PJ Library Shabbat Mobile
PJ Library & GenMTL
Location: CSL/Montreal Ouest/South Shore
Time: Friday, August 6 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Westmount/NDG/Sud Ouest
Time: Friday, August 13 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

PJ Library Shabbat Mobile: Volunteers
PJ Library & GenMTL
Time: Friday, August 6 – Friday, August 13 - multiple locations

The Art of Gazoz: A Culinary Demonstration with Benny Briga and Adeena Sussman
Time: Sunday, August 1 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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