Federation CJA 360 - July 3, 2020

This week's 360 includes a letter from our President, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz, announcing the launch of Federation CJA's Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign. Plus a beautiful CityNews clip celebrating diversity in honour of Canada Day that spotlights Montreal's Jewish community, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Candlelight
July 3 | 8:28 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "The Hidden Meaning of the Bilam Story" (Balak 5780).

Stand up and be counted!
Read this urgent message from our President, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz, about the launch of Federation CJA's Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign and click here to donate now.

Source: Federation CJA

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Watch "Diverse City: Celebrating Canada"
In honour of Canada Day, reporter Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed shines a spotlight on some of the amazing people and stories that made us proud to be Canadian this year, including Federation CJA's own Inclusion Coordinator, Carly Goodman, and other inspiring members of our community.

Source: CityNews

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Jewish groups offer $5K reward for info on Althea Bernstein attack
While in her car leaving a local anti-racism protest in Madison, Wisconsin last week, the Black Jewish teen suffered third-degree burns after four white men set her on fire and yelled a racial epithet; the incident is being treated as a hate crime.

Source: Forward

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In Israel, artificial intelligence to stem the "second wave" of coronavirus [article in French]
New technologies being developed include thermal cameras to take the temperature of a crowd and algorithms connected to medical information to determine outbreaks in real time.

Source: Radio Canada

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YouTube removes 25,000 pages for hate speech
The contentious channels taken down Monday include an antisemitic French comedian, white supremacists and a former Ku Klux Klan leader.

Image Source: YouTube
Article Source: Times of Israel

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Mayim Bialik teams with DC Comics to create book that will turn kids on to science
The neuroscientist and star of The Big Bang Theory will curate an anthology featuring characters like the Flash, Batman and Superman, in collaboration with science writers and DC illustrators, to be published in February.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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This 100-year-old Yiddish pandemic song could have been written today
Watch this timely remake of "Mentshn-Fresser" – a 1916 hit about tuberculosis.

Source: Kveller

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DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW?

Source: CIJA

Join Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), in signing this letter to support the Black community in Canada.

We been listening to members of the Black community in Canada, learning about the hatred and racism that exists against their community.

Listening is important. But it must be paired with action.

The Federation of Black Canadians has four policy priorities, impacting all levels of government, to help combat anti-Black racism across our country.

They are advocating for better data collection, economic support for the Black community, and police reform, including a move towards community-based policing.

Your voice matters. And it can make all the difference in the world. Join us and show your support for the Black community in Canada.

Click here to take action now!

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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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