Federation CJA 360 - July 9, 2021

Our 360 this week includes an opportunity to register for CIJA's Canada-wide Jewish Community Town Hall in preparation for the Government of Canada's Emergency Summit on Antisemitism. Plus, a look at Isaac Herzog sworn in as Israel's 11th President; Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marc Garneau, meets with Israeli senior government; concern over the rise in antisemitism in Montreal and across the country; reflections from a member of Israel's Hatzalah team on the ground in Surfside, Florida; Jewish athletes to watch at the Tokyo Olympics; and a savoury recipe for Jewish-Italian challah roll garlic knots. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
July 9 | 8:26 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: "Conflict Resolution" (Matot-Masei 5781).

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Canada-wide Jewish Community Town Hall

To prepare for the Government of Canada's Emergency Summit on Antisemitism, CIJA is convening a Canada-wide Jewish Community Town Hall on July 14th to seek your perspective and share it with our elected representatives at the Summit in late July. Click here to register.

Source: CIJA

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President Isaac Herzog sworn in, pledging to be president for all

President Isaac Herzog was formally sworn in as the 11th president of Israel on Wednesday at the Knesset, replacing Reuven Rivlin.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau meets Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem

"Garneau and his Israeli counterpart agreed to continue to partner, with Jewish communities and other international partners, to combat antisemitism worldwide."

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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The oldest and deepest hatred

Irwin Cotler, Canada's Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism, has called this, "The greatest wave of antisemitism since the Second World War."

Source: The Suburban

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Antisémitisme au Canada: du jamais vu «depuis la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale»

La montée de l'antisémitisme sème l'inquiétude à Montréal.

Source: Le Devoir

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On the ground in Surfside

A member of Israel's United Hatzalah reflects on the team's work.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Jewish athletes to watch at the Tokyo Olympics

Meet some of the inspiring Jewish Olympians and Paralympians competing at the Summer Games.

Source: Hey Alma

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Garlic knot challah rolls recipe

Challah rolls and garlic knots are like Jewish-Italian cousins. Combine the two together for a delicious, savoury side-dish.

Source: The Nosher

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Source: JLive

Summer Programs From Across the Community

Check out these exciting summer programs offered across the Montreal Jewish community this summer. There's something for everyone!


Source: Jewish Public Library

Jewish Public Library gradually re-opening its doors for in-person visits!

As of July 5, the Jewish Public Library will be open by appointment for maximum one-hour visits by patrons wanting to browse and borrow from the collections in the main library as well as in the Norman Berman Children's Library.  Click here to read how it will work!

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To see not only all Federation CJA events, but virtual events being run by our agencies and community partners, please visit our Community Calendar.

PJ Library Shabbat Mobile
PJ Library & GenMTL
Location: Plateau/Snowdon/CDN/TMR
Time: Friday, July 9 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Vaudreuil/Ile Perrot/Pincourt/Saint Lazare
Time: Friday, July 16 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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, July 9 – 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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Case Manager I, Immigration Services (Initiative France)

Director, Information Technology

Association of Jewish Day Schools (AJDS)

Assistant to the Director General

Federation CJA

Community and Content Coordinator

Community Engagement Officer - Hillel

Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

Donor Services & Information Associate

Manager, Community Security Network (CSN)

Jewish Public Library

Development & Membership Associate

JEM Workshop Inc.

Marketing Coordinator

Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA

Customer Experience (CX) Representative

General Manager, Fitness, Health & Wellness

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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.

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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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