Federation CJA 360 - July 5, 2019

This week’s 360 covers Montreal Yiddish theatre icon Dora Wasserman’s centenary and the recent Bahrain Peace to Prosperity Workshop, plus fun Jewish facts about the 2019 Women’s World Cup (which ends this Sunday), and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
July 5 | 8:28 PM

CDN-NDG honours centenary of Yiddish theatre icon Dora Wasserman
Members of Montreal's Jewish community gathered on Sunday morning to watch the unveiling of a trilingual memorial plaque dedicated to Juif d’ici Wasserman, who was the founding artistic director of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre more than 60 years ago, and is widely credited as a driving force for the preservation of Yiddish language and culture here.

Source: CBC

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Canada right to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism
“While Jews may be their immediate target, antisemites left unchecked pose a danger to broader society”, writes Shimon Koffler Fogel, the President and CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Federation CJA’s advocacy arm.

Article Source: Times of Israel
Image Source: Canadian Jewish News

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New Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) campaign seeks to get more women into Philanthropy
The Goodman Family Foundation launched the Rosalind Goodman LOJE 25 Legacy Project in memory of the beloved Federation CJA volunteer leader, to encourage a greater role for women in philanthropy and community leadership.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Opinion: This Bahrain workshop is a small beginning in quest for peace
Businessman and philanthropist Sylvan Adams reflects on the gulf economic conference exceeding his expectations, and what steps can be taken in the future to co-operate regionally.

Source: Jewish News

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Federation CJA awards recognize excellence
The Suburban covers our 2019 Jewish Leadership Recognition Awards.

Source: The Suburban

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7 Jewish fun facts about the 2019 Women’s World Cup
The finals for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, which started on June 7, are this Sunday.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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MMA’s Big Macher
A conversation with Ariel Helwani, a Montreal Jew of Mizrahi extraction whose climb to the top of mixed martial arts journalism just landed him a new show on ESPN.

Source: Tablet

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Solomon Schechter Academy student gives a boost to Mount Sinai
Kol Hakavod to Grade 6 graduate and Student Council President, Jonah Blant, who collected about 25,400 tabs to raise money to support the needs of the hospital.

Source: Jewish Standard

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Watch Jewish youth from around the world sing “A tribe of brothers and sisters”
The clip was shot at roughly 30 sites across Israel ahead of the planned visits of roughly 32,000 young people from 68 countries who will explore their Jewish heritage via Taglit-Birthright Israel.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

GenMTL's Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce presents:

Summer Cocktail
Tuesday, July 16
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Riverside (5020 St Ambroise St)

$18 gift to the Combined Jewish Appeal 2019 Campaign

Click here to register!

UPCOMING EVENTS

I ❤️ my Family Day
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, July 7 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Shabbat in the Park: Mackenzie King Park, Côte-des-Neiges
GenMTL, in collaboration with the Jewish Public Library and Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA
Time: Friday, July 12 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Summer Cocktail
GenMTL's Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Tuesday, July 16 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Hold the Date: Campaign launch with Koolulam
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, August 22 |TBD

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Accounts Payable & Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Community Engagement and Advocacy Associate

Community Engagement Associate

Cook

English Copywriter

Program Manager

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


Montreal Holocaust Museum

Education Coordinator

Volunteer Guides


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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