Federation CJA 360 - July 26, 2019

This week's 360 covers a just-released 2018 Statistics Canada Hate Crimes Report that shows that Jews were the most targeted minority group in the country for the third consecutive year. Plus the secret Jewish history of the Tour de France, footage from a 9,000-year-old settlement being excavated near Jerusalem, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
July 26 | 8:12 PM

Jews most targeted minority group in Canada for 3rd consecutive year
The 2018 Statistics Canada Hate Crimes Report confirms the presence of antisemitism and hate crime spikes in key cities. Click here to read the press release from Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

Image Source: Business Insider
Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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US House overwhelmingly passes anti-BDS resolution
After some Democrats expressed concern the measure could cause infighting, it is approved by a vote of 398-17, with five abstentions.

Source: The Times of Israel

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An update for Jewish voters on the upcoming election
Read the response of Federation CJA's advocacy agent, CIJA, to this year's federal election being scheduled to take place on the holy day of Shmini Atzeret.

Article Source: The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
Image Source: Canadian Association for Retired Persons

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9,000-year-old settlement unearthed near Jerusalem [Article in French]
Watch a video of archeologists walking you through the Neolithic site currently under excavation. 

Source: Alliance Magazine

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St-Viateur Bagel and Arcade Fire lend Montreal twist to Stuber movie
Montreal gets some major shout-outs in the new buddy comedy, whose star, Kumail Nanjiani, wears a T-shirt throughout the film emblazoned with Juif d'ici St-Viateur Bagel.

Article Source: Montreal Gazette
Image Source: Daily Hive

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How good is your antisemitism detector?
With antisemitic language on an uptick worldwide, the lines between left-wing and right-wing, ally and enemy, have blurred; can you tell who is who in these 20 quotes?

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Robby Hoffman: From Drop Out To Stand-Up
A profile of the ex-Hasidic queer New York comedian, who is back in Montreal (where she was raised) to perform in the Just For Laughs Festival.

Source: Forbes

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The secret Jewish history of the Tour de France
The 106th edition of the famed cycling race started July 6 and runs until July 28 this year.

Article Source: The Jewish Forward
Image Source: Sports Tours International

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Celebrate Pride with GenMTL
Join us at these upcoming events as we celebrate Pride with our Jewish LGBTQ+ community and its allies in an inclusive, safe environment: Pride Storytime, Ride with Pride, Colour-Me-Challah Bake, Fierce Friday Pride Shabbat, Community Love @ Pride Parade.

Source: Federation CJA

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Help us kick off Federation CJA's 2019 Campaign at our community-wide launch party featuring Israeli singalong sensation, Koolulam! Click here to register now.

CJA19 Campaign Launch with Koolulam
Thursday, August 22
General admission | 7 pm ($18)
Open to all ages!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shabbat in the Park: MacDonald Park, Côte-des-Neiges
GenMTL's PJ Library, in collaboration with Ometz and CSUQ
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

Shabbat in the Park: Somerled Park
GenMTL's PJ Library, in collaboration with Chabad NDG 
Time: Friday, September 6 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Shabbat in the Park: Westmount Park
GenMTL's PJ Library, in collaboration with Congregation Shaar Hashomayim
Time: Friday, September 13 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Assistant

Community Engagement and Advocacy Associate

Community Engagement Associate

Cook

Manager, Evaluation and Capacity Building

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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