Federation CJA 360 - June 5, 2020

This week's 360 includes a powerful statement of solidarity from the Jewish Federations of North America in response to the killing of George Floyd, which has sparked protests around the world. Plus an update from the organizers of Liberation75 (which would have been held May 31st, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau) and more. Shabbat Shalom.

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June 5 | 8:21 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "Loneliness and Faith" (Beha'alotecha 5780).

Jewish Federations of North America respond to the death of George Floyd
In response to the recent killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis that sparked protests worldwide, JFNA writes: "We share in the heartbreak, pain and sorrow provoked by his loss and the loss of many others through sordid acts of hate and bigotry… We will stand and fight for a world free of racism and bigotry in all of its forms."

Image Source: CNN
Article Source: Jewish Federations

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Watch a special address from German Ambassador Michaela Küchler, Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
May 31st would have been the Liberation75 gathering in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau; the event was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic.

Source: Liberation75

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Museum of Jewish Montreal to leave Saint-Laurent Blvd. space by June 30
The MJM (a grantee of Federation CJA) had been located at the Duluth Street intersection for four years; despite abruptly losing their lease, they are hopeful they'll eventually be able to open up in a new space.

Image Source: Time of Israel
Article Source: CTV News

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Côte Saint-Luc making masks mandatory
The new rules, the first of their kind in any Canadian municipality, go into effect July 1, and are an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 in one of the hardest-hit areas of Montreal.  

Source: CityNews

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2 Jewish news websites launch in Canada with demise of national Jewish newspaper
The Canadian Jewish Record and TheJ.ca are hoping to fill the void left by 60-year-old paper of record, The Canadian Jewish News.

Image Source: The Canadian Jewish Record & TheJ.ca
Article Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Israeli disinfectant tunnel may lead way to safer public events during pandemic [article in French]
Startup RD Pack uses technology developed by Bar-Ilan University researchers to spray attendees at entrance to sports and performance venues; pilot installed at Tel Aviv stadium.

Source: Times of Israel

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The best Jewish TV shows to watch
Get the scoop on hits like Better Things, Younger and Broad City.

Source: Kveller

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DID YOU KNOW?
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Source: CIJA

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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.

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